Creature — Elemental Skeleton

Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)

(1)(Black): Regenerate Cinderbones.

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cinderbones Discussion

SpooderBoi on Black elemental wither deck!

1 year ago

I have a couple suggestions that may help your deck:

-it would probably help you to have a one or two drop creature so that you don't have to wait until turn three to play a creature. I would suggest Sickle Ripper which can replace Cinderbones (Which in my opinion is not a valuable card. It's a 3 drop for a 1/1, and even though it can regenerate, it's not something you need to keep on the board.)

-you might want to run Obelisk Spider or at least sideboard it. It helps with flying, it also helps you gain life which is pretty valuable.

-your creatures are elemental, but they don't do anything to help each other out, meaning there isn't much synergy surrounding them. Meaning, it's okay to run spiders if need be. If you don't want to, I would recommend finding a way to help them work together for a more efficient deck.

Overall, I like your idea, and the wither theme is great. It definitely slows down your opponents' game play and helps you out a lot. It seems like a great deck, and you don't have to take my advice if you don't like it.

PS. this isn't a standard deck. The cards you are running are from older sets which means this deck is modern.

Neotrup on Interaction between Viridian Longbow and ...

2 years ago

A creature would receive a -1/-1 counter (this is also true for a Cinderbones equipped with Viridian Longbow) and a player would receive a poison counter. This interaction is even baked into a single card with Fallen Ferromancer.

GodCyphus on Infestation

3 years ago

I could totally see that working, I'll replace Cinderbones with Corrosive Mentor, and I can replace Twinblade Slasher with Coat of Arms. Thanks for the suggestion!

SolomonsEfreet on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

3 years ago

added Hell's Caretaker. With snakes available to sacrifice this will allow me to pull from graveyard and get creatures for added ETB eccects (the minus counters in particular) Added Gray Merchant of Asphodel. This can owrk nice for late game garnering some nice life in a multiplayer format as well as pose a threat from graveyard with Hell's Caretaker pulling him back in for a snake. Thornbite Staff on the caretaker can lead to a loop. Added Rendclaw Trow more snakes. Added Incremental Blight ,Cinderbones and Viridian Corrupter again the more wither I get out there the better and less reluctant an enemy to attack as I can get snakes and insects out of it.

v0lrath on No step on snek

3 years ago

-1/-1 Counter Ideas:
- Blight Mamba (Snek!)
- Blight Sickle
- Cinderbones
- Cinderhaze Wretch (Combos with Melira)
- Core Prowler
- Deity of Scars
- Grafted Exoskeleton
- Grim Poppet (so good)
- Harbinger of Night (also amazing)
- Incremental Blight
- Lichenthrope
- Lockjaw Snapper
- Melira, Sylvok Outcast (Must have!!!!)
- Phyrexian Hydra
- Rendclaw Trow
- Ruthless Sniper (if going in the Archfiend of Ifnir/Cycling direction...)
- Serrated Arrows
- Serrated Biskelion
- Shambling Swarm
- Stinging Shot (Good with Archfiend...)
- Viridian Corrupter
- Garruk Wildspeaker

And then..Cards that do stuff after you have a bunch of snakes:
- Beastmaster Ascension
- Triumph of the Hordes
- Overrun
- Overwhelming Stampede

Random Good Stuff:
- Coat of Arms (Snake? Snake?!? SNAAAAAAKE!!!!)
- Patron of the Orochi (...)
- Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro
- Seshiro the Anointed
- Shisato, Whispering Hunter
- Sosuke, Son of Seshiro
- Withering Boon