Oracle of Bones


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Oracle of Bones

Creature — Minotaur Shaman


Tribute 2 (As this creature enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice may place two +1/+1 counters on it.)

When Oracle of Bones enters the battlefield, if tribute wasn't paid, you may cast an instant or sorcery card from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Oracle of Bones Discussion

IAMtheBW on Wildfire Eternal

4 weeks ago

Only having 4 creatures seems risky. If you're looking for other silly creatures to add, Oracle of Bones?

Blu3Beret on Horns of Slaughter

3 months ago

I have a kitchen-table Minotaur tribal and I run a playset Browbeat. Opponent rarely takes the 5 damage and I often get to slip it out with Oracle of Bones for free on tribute.

Howl of the Horde is also fun with Browbeat.

Draw all the burn!

Argy on Worthy Minotaurs

4 months ago

TheRedGoat no worries at all, mate.

I'll give you just a few recommendations for Minotaurs you could add.

Felhide Petrifier - Deathtouch for everybody
Kragma Warcaller - Haste machine
Oracle of Bones has interesting synergy with Flurry of Horns
Ragemonger - reduced casting costs
Mogis, God of Slaughter - Minotaur God

Argy on Herd Mentality Original

6 months ago

Now I have to rebuild this hardhitta71194 and I have no idea where to start.

And yes, Oracle of Bones was there to facilitate Flurry of Horns. It let me bluff a lot, too. My friends never knew if I had Flurry of Horns in hand, when I cast Oracle of Bones.

MrTomDawson on Hooves of Thunder

6 months ago

GuardGamer: Thanks for the suggestions - the Trailblazer's Boots aren't featured because hitting with the general is not really a priority, I'm mostly trying to get Hellbent quickly and stomp down with other minotaurs. Furnace of Rath is too symmetrical for my liking, and feels like it could hit hard on the crack-back as the deck doesn't really keep anything back for blocking.

Oracle of Bones is a great catch though - can't believe I forgot about it! I've swapped it in for Hazoret the Fervent, as while it was a useful discard outlet I was never too happy about it.

GuardGamer on Hooves of Thunder

6 months ago

A fun equip to play to guarantee hits with your commander would be Trailblazer's Boots. Also Oracle of Bones is a nice tribute mini Minotaur. Furnace of Rath is good for Double Damage and your Mogis' ability doubles damage as well.

gregularg on Mad Cow Disease (Neheb, The Worthy EDH)

6 months ago

LittleBlueHero Thanks for the upvote and comment!

Ive playtest it a little and so far enjoying the deck but I'm still considering it a work in progress.

Yeh the tribal element isn't the strongest but as a tribal player I'm determined to make it work in some way. To have a competitive deck then there is no way you could make this completely tribal so we have to find a nice balance using Neheb's other abilities.

I like to think of it as an aggressive tribal(ish) deck with a bit of a hellbent twist as a form of controlling your opponents and buffing your cows. You can easily ditch the tribal element and go full on Hellbent thus also Graveyard strategy. For instance, take a look at the CommandCast (The Command Zone) Neheb decklist (I'd recommend watching the game they had with Amonkhet generals), Jimmy wanted to utilise all the creatures being thrown into the graveyard so he has a lot of recursion shenanigans going on. I have taken a lot of inspiration from his decklist whilst still trying to stay true to Neheb's cow origins.

Gnarled Scarhide Is either going to be a buffed minotaur to swing with or a great Aura for Neheb in a pinch, I believe there is a lot of value to be gained from it in this deck. I think you could be right about Oracle of Bones, may have to playtest more to see if his effect is ever actually useful, if not then to the slaughter house he goes!

LittleBlueHero on Mad Cow Disease (Neheb, The Worthy EDH)

6 months ago

Have you had a chance to playtest this at all yet?

I am trying to cobble together a list for Neheb at the moment and am wondering how heavily to lean on the Minotaur Tribal theme. Most of the cows seem lackluster in commander and I was curious if you have any opinion on the ones your are running.

I wasn't thinking Gnarled Scarhide or Oracle of Bones would be that great. Particularly the oracle since I won't have a hand a lot of the time. Take a look at where I am at if you get a chance and let me know. Im leaning more towards discard for everyone at the moment. +1 for fellow Taur.

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