Read the Bones

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Common
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP) Common
Magic Origins (ORI) Common
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Theros (THS) Common

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Read the Bones

Sorcery

Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

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Read the Bones Discussion

WhichKing on Kaalia but uh... Cheap-Ish

3 days ago

You can cut out around 4 creatures and maybe 1 land to fit in five slots for card draw. Card draw allows you to see more of your deck, and gives you more options throughout the game. It is frankly quite difficult to go overboard on card draw, as you'd have to fit so much card draw that your "card draw" draws you into more "card draw".

I suggest the following: Painful Truths , Read the Bones , Night's Whisper , Ancient Craving and Ambition's Cost . You can also check out this link for a decent deckbuilding framework that gives you a balanced deck.

solarbeam on Black/White Control

4 days ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

Dete on Underworld Coinsmith Pauper Commander

1 week ago

you could use Conviction, Brilliant Halo, Gossamer Chains, Cage of Hands, Shackles and Mourning for repeatedly trigger Underworld Coinsmith.

Ashes to Ashes, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Angelic Purge, Afterlife, Snuff Out, Unmake, Pentarch Ward, Cho-Manno's Blessing, Blessing of Leeches are all really good and serve you as card draw/ protection or control.

maybe think on adding something like Pestilence or Shrivel/Nausea for boardwipes like effects.

Optimator on Love at First Bite

1 week ago

Card draw to consider: Read the Bones, Ancient Craving (bonus points for vampire theme), Sign in Blood, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Syphon Mind, Damnable Pact, Disciple of Bolas

SynergyBuild on Funswithbunz

2 weeks ago

If you drop one of the "1x"s in front of your commander, the image will be brought up!

Umbral Mantle lets you untap the king for 3 mana, and pump it +2/+2 until end of turn, I'd recommend it! Sol Ring is also a great staple for nearly any deck!

Otherwise, cards that draw more can be very useful, such as Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood can do wonders!

multimedia on Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 weeks ago

Hey, consider adding sac outlets? Creatures or other cards that have an ability to sacrifice a Sap:

The nice thing about these cards are they are all repeatable sac and most have no mana cost activations to sac a Sap. Ashnods is not a budget card, but I'm suggesting it because it's very good with Slimefoot since you make colorless mana when you sac a creature. Skullclamp is amazing draw with 1/1 Sap tokens or sac outlets.

Budget lands to consider:

Other Sap themed cards to consider adding:

Cards that give you a repeatable source of Saps for no or little mana cost are very good: Satchel/Tendershoot/Mycoloth/Necrogenesis

Other cards that have good interaction with Saps to consider:

Other good support cards:

Intent is not a budget card, but I'm suggesting it because it has a very powerful effect when you sac a Sap.

I offer more help. If you like some of these suggestions I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


candyman5431 on Mono-black Vampires

2 weeks ago

Dont know what you are trying to do with the deck since you have several cards for others builds in here.Dont see a use for Bloodbond Vampire since you not gaining much life.Bloodhusk Ritualist for my deck wasnt that good. Kheru Bloodsucker not worth since you dont have my creatures for it.No reason for him at all unless its a fillerSkeletal Changeling.Chainer's Edict feel like there are better things that do this. Planar Bridge tutors are better. Not the best for how you have this deck built right nowBlighted Fen. Geier Reach Sanitarium dont use lol. Piranha Marsh use a Swamp. Not worth it Sorin's Thirst. Wound Reflection great card but not made for this deck.

here are some better sacrifice cards: Barter in Blood Fleshbag Marauder Innocent Blood Plaguecrafter Smallpox Tyrant's Choice

better land drawMikokoro, Center of the Sea

Some suggested creatures: Asylum Visitor Crypt Ghast Dark Impostor Drana, Liberator of Malakir Magus of the Coffers Sangromancer Skeletal Vampire Stromkirk Condemned

instant/sorcery: Beseech the Queen Blood Tribute Dark Petition Diabolic Tutor Night's Whisper Read the Bones Zombify Murder Sudden Spoiling Ultimate Price Victim of Night

artifact: Sword of the Animist

WhichKing on Lady Venom

3 weeks ago

You have barely any draw. You can start off with Sylvan Library, Erebos, God of the Dead, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper, Ambition's Cost.

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