Gnaw to the Bone

Gnaw to the Bone


You gain 2 life for each creature card in your graveyard.

Flashback 2{G}

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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gnaw to the Bone Discussion

Aliensibob on Jarad and the Lhurgoyf

2 days ago

If looking just to take out one card take out Gnaw to the Bone.

Aliensibob on Jarad and the Lhurgoyf

2 days ago

My suggestions using only cards in your maybeboard.

If Ob Nixilis Reignited's only purpose is card draw, out for Guardian Project

That's 1 more out than in so you should be down to 99.

Ugrades using cards not in maybeboard.

Kodama's Reach in for Golgari Signet, Circuitous Route in for Fellwar Stone, Far Wanderings in for Wayfarer's Bauble - net same mana without threshold, but with it a lot better.
Solemn Simulacrum in for Artisan of Kozilek- Artisan is nice but so expensive, while the sad robot is ramp, card draw, and sac fodder.

Death's Presence in for Nyx Weaver - You don't lose any power for sacking your creatures.

Crucible of Worlds in for Whispersilk Cloak

Illusionist's Bracers in for Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip, Archfiend of Despair in for Boneyard Wurm- have to cut one of this effect at this point, Wound Reflection in for Liliana, Death's Majesty - could take out the other Lily, but her best case scenario is better.

These three cards together with Jarad allow you to sac a 5 power creature to deal 40 damage. Activate Jarac(sac creature is a cost)+Bracers double = 10 to each opponent. Archfiend and Reflection trigger, first deals 10, second 20 for 40 total damage.

Be careful about putting the Cauldron out too early, since it prevents Death Triggers.

Underrealm Lich + Gitrog = draw almost entire deck, since they trigger off each other.

Underrealm Lich will prevent you from decking as it replaces the card draw.

5dollarMTG on $5 Graveyard Shenanigans

2 months ago

Thanks DirtNastyLow. I meant to put Splinterfright in the "if you have a few extra bucks..." section but forgot. I could maybe see playing one copy of Gnaw to the Bone but you really want to minimize the non-creature spells in this deck in order to get the most out of your graveyard. I might even sub in something like Ravenous Chupacabra for Status / Statue if you've got a couple extra bucks.

DirtNastyLow on $5 Graveyard Shenanigans

2 months ago

Impressed on the sheer budget-ness of this one (even by your standards). Have you considered Gnaw to the Bone ? Pretty great budget card imo. Also it might not be within budget, though still fairly cheap, I've had a decent bit of luck running Splinterfright .

Kazierts on

4 months ago

I'm not the best when it comes to deck building but I can see there's lots to improve.

What to cut: - Darkblade Agent - Completely pointless and does not help develop your deck's strategy neither is it a win con.

kamarupa on Blazing fury

6 months ago

with all the phyrexian mana symbols, perhaps some lifegain would be helpful? Something like Essence Warden or Gnaw to the Bone , maybe?

Lanzo493 on Blue Green Self Mill help

9 months ago

You'll want to avoid spells that self mill and go for creatures that do it instead. Several cards do this: Satyr Wayfinder , Splinterfright , and Hedron Crab . Another good card is Tracker's Instincts because it will replace itself. You've also got Gnaw to the Bone for a lot of life. If you have a lot of money, Mesmeric Orb does a lot of work.

Bababad on Feed the Splinterfright (<$15)

10 months ago

nowadays, its gonna be hard to ignore the value of Stitcher's Supplier even if its in other colors.

Satyr Wayfinder feeds the yard and assures good opening hands/land drops.

Sakura-Tribe Elder seems to outpace Dawntreader Elk though you might not need either if you add the wayfinder.

There are a lot of good budget/value cards from Guilds of ravnica, the undergrowth mechanic might serve you well in capitalizing on your graveyard count. Kraul Foragers comes to mind over Gnaw to the Bone since its on a body/can pump your numbers

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