Oracle of Bones


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

Oracle of Bones Discussion

choclo on The Stampe of the Cows

1 week ago

I am thinking about making another deck that focuses on using Minotaur shamans such as Oracle of Bones , then using Repeated Reverberation with various lightning-related spells. Another options could be Reverberate , Reversal of Fortune and Pyromancer Ascension .

Kogarashi on Kopala, warden of waves interaction ...

7 months ago

Oracle of Bones ' ability to cast a spell without paying its mana cost is an alternative cost. Kopala, Warden of Waves ' ability is a cost increase.

When determining the total cost of a spell in order to cast it, rule 601.2e says (just the relevant portion):

The total cost is the mana cost or alternative cost (as determined in rule 601.2b), plus all additional costs and cost increases, and minus all cost reductions.

Your opponent would need to pay the additional for the Shock , even though they get the alternative cost of "without paying its mana cost."

Supersaulty on Kopala, warden of waves interaction ...

7 months ago

Kopala, Warden of Waves on the board, my opponent plays Oracle of Bones , tribute is not paid for Oracle of Bones , opponent has 1 untapped land and wants to cast Shock on a merfolk... I feel as though free or zero cast spell or not, if my merfolk is being targeted he has to pay the 2... Am i wrong? Please cite rulings.

YoungBroRaizel on Minotaur R/B Budget

1 year ago

GoblinsBeatElves, I use Oracle of Bones to combo with Dictate of the Twin Gods, that allows me to do double dmg with everything i have and the best combo is with Flurry of Horns, allowing me to put 3 hasty minotaurs in field for only 3 mana, most of the time.

GoblinsBeatElves on Minotaur R/B Budget

1 year ago

You’re welcome. The deck looks better, so nice job on that. I do have one question, however. How is Oracle of Bones performing for you? It seems like it would be more in place of a deck with instants/sorceries like Apex of Power and other super expensive spells. I can see how it would sort of work in this deck, being either a 3/1 hasty creature that gets to save 2 or 3 mana on an instant, or a 5/3 hasty creature, so I don’t know.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Choose Your Fate

1 year ago

Do you actually own THAT manabase? Holy crap, batman. My car is worth less...

Regarding the deck, there are some thing i don't like too much. First, most of your cards have too low of a mana cost to even try doing serious damage with hulk. With twelve cmc1 spells, there is a high chance of hitting three of these, so that would be like 3 damage. Totally not worth it. And even besides this, the average damage off of hulk will be pretty small. Second, considering the boardstate you can't really build here, paying half the life for temporal extertion isn't a realistic option, as the extra turn probably won't do too much.

A card to consider for the first problem is Browbeat. Cmc is at least a little better for hulk, and it will also give you things to do with your bonus turns. Have you consideren some creatures with tribute? (Like Oracle of Bones)

Meurth on Grenzo Aggro

1 year ago

Added Dictate of the Twin Gods and Balefire Liege (bought it online), took out 2x Oracle of Bones and 2x Fated Return for some more lands.

landofMordor on Need suggestions for an Ultimatum ...

1 year ago

Living Lore, Oracle of Bones, combined with cheap rattlesnake cards to keep you alive until Lore drops. Check out Living Ultimatum for a decklist.

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