Creature — Skeleton Warrior

Gutterbones enters the battlefield tapped.

: Return Gutterbones from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only if an opponent lost life this turn.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Gutterbones occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.31%

Rakdos: 3.39%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Gutterbones Discussion

MrBoombastic on Fountain of After...Life..Link?

3 weeks ago

Hi there!

A few suggestions to improve your list:

Hope that helps.

Good luck brewing.

xram666 on Monoblack Buzzsaw

1 month ago

I like momo black aggro decks. Back in the old days I played a lot Black Suicide decks. On TappedOut I have a mono black singleton deck where you can find a lot of suggestion for your deck: Mono Black No More Suicide

Just some of the best suggestion:

For Carnophage maybe Diregraf Ghoul or Vampire Lacerator

Really good two-drops are: Oona's Prowler and Scrapheap Scrounger

But I would add more one-drops or some three-drops for better consistency of the mana usage of Dark Ritual Maybe Gutterbones, Bloodsoaked Champion, Master of the Feast, Dread Shade or Rotting Regisaur

pistolpeteiii on Orzhov Lurrus

1 month ago

I'd personally drop Corpse Knight. You have 2 very valuable creatures at 2 CMC that you want to prioritize playing, Priest #1 and Fiend #2. Cruel Celebrant is great because its trigger relies on creatures dying, and can be played later on in the game when you are set up. Corpse Knight wants you to play creatures after it is down, making it compete with your important 2 drop slot.

Garrison Cat might be worse than a card like Serrated Scorpion, Gutterbones, or Whisper Squad, since they have higher upside than 2 lame 1/1s. Whisper and Gutterbones are nice as they allow you to use unspent mana from Priest. Scorpion is a great target to play repeatedly with Lurrus or Call.

I've got a deck that is very similar to yours on my profile if you need some inspiration, it is Mono-Black so you can save some wildcards on lands if you're on a budget. Also it is extremely consistent since there is no splash/multi color requirement.

Blackgate on Spawns of mayhem (Mono black aggro Arena)

1 month ago

Hello BountyHunter200, that’s another route to take to try to fit either of them in without taking Gutterbones out! I’ll try that out thanks! Yet to play test Yarok's Fenlurker but I agree - could be sweet in the deck!

BioProfDude on Spawns of mayhem (Mono black aggro Arena)

1 month ago

Blackgate, sorry, I should have clarified on the Gutterbones comment-- I meant that it cannot block the turn it is played. Moreover, a bit later in the game, it does little as a blocker. Foulmire Knight is good as a deathtouch creature and is great for blocking early and late game. Yarok's Fenlurker can be pumped multiple times in a turn, so it has some upside later in the game as well.

Vampire of the Dire Moon is great! I wouldn't replace that at all. The only other card maybe to consider is Banehound, but I honestly think Foulmire Knight and Yarok's Fenlurker do more for this deck.


BountyHunter200 on Spawns of mayhem (Mono black aggro Arena)

1 month ago

I say don't cut Gutterbones. if you're going to cut something, cut an Order of Midnight, Disfigure, and a Vampire of the Dire Moon would be my suggestions. Yarok's Fenlurker seems awesome though.

Blackgate on Spawns of mayhem (Mono black aggro Arena)

1 month ago

If I replace Gutterbones with Foulmire Knight, I may reconsider finding a way to put Smitten Swordmaster in the main or in the sideboard to give the deck a bit of reach as it’s already Knight-heavy.

Blackgate on Spawns of mayhem (Mono black aggro Arena)

1 month ago

Hello BioProfDude! Thanks for the suggestions!

I was considering Foulmire Knight and will definitely play test with it. Yarok's Fenlurker looks fun too! I’ll play test with this as well as it does fit the discard theme nicely. I opted to use Vampire of the Dire Moon in this “1/1 deathtouch” slot as it not only has deathtouch but it also has lifelink which helps offset the life costs of Murderous Rider, Midnight Reaper and Castle Locthwain.

Gutterbones is able to block. Were you mixing it up with Bloodsoaked Champion by chance?

Eat to Extinction is a good sideboard option I’ll add that.

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