Read the Bones
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.)
|Want (6)||brownwaterboys , jgw61692 , paalbs , misanthropetappedout , TFN7 , pedroaugustoosb|
Printings View all
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (DDP)||Common|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Common|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Read the Bones occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.08%
WB (Orzhov): 0.57%
RBW (Mardu): 0.6%
Read the Bones Discussion
3 days ago
1 week ago
Hey man love the adjustments! I haven't seen Soul-Guide Lantern yet. That's a good card!
One thing I'd like to point out is that you don't have enough card draw. You have 4-5 reliable sources of card draw in the deck. And their reliability is questionable. Card Draw is the most important thing in your deck. It's the backbone of all EDH decks. You need at least 10 forms of draw and ramp each.
2 card draw spells that have to be included in a deck like this is Windfall and Whispering Madness . They're incredible in a mill deck. I know as a newer player, it feels bad sometimes to see a couple cards in your hand and then discard them away, but you've got to trust your deck building skills and trust that you'll get something good. They're great for if someone just tutored so you'll make them discard it, and also if you need an answer to something on the board and you need to dig pretty deep.
Other great draw options for this deck would be Read the Bones , Morbid Curiosity , Dig Through Time WOULD BE AMAZING, Rhystic Study if your budget allows it, Phyrexian Arena , Dire Undercurrents , Jace's Archivist , Notion Rain , Night's Whisper , and theres much much more to choose from.
1 week ago
For fixing and smoothing your curve, you can’t go wrong with good old fashion green ramp! I would cut the vivid and most of the tapped lands for basics, and run Rampant Growth , Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , and Pir's Whim .
A few sacrifice outlets will do you favors, maybe even an edict style effect as a payoff like Dictate of Erebos .
If you find your yard gets nice and full, Izoni is a great way to flood the board with tokens, and sacrificing and replaying with Meren feels great.
1 week ago
If you want longevity, stax is a very viable route to take!
Sacrifice outlets that produce mana like Ashnod's Altar and an X spell like Torment of Hailfire are more consistent ways to combo kill, and can add value mid game when a combo is not an option. Others like Spawning Pit or krav will provide value recycling your creatures.
I would lastly look at effiecint removal and draw. Swords to Plowshares is excellent and things like Read the Bones is an affordable way to dig and get through those mid turns with a refill, draw selection, and enough mana to play a thing.
Hope some of these help!
1 week ago
troca opportunity por Precognitive Perception , shrine of the forsaken gods eh ruim, dispatch precisa de um deck mais focado em artefato, 19 eh pouco pra consistentemente ter 3 no campo, callous oppressor parece horrivel kkkk, painful truths nao funciona se voce jogar de graca do yennett, troca por um Read the Bones ou Notion Rain ou Dream Cache , o resto parece bem decente, mas vou falar um monte de carta impar que eu gosto: Burnished Hart , Thief of Sanity , Prognostic Sphinx , Scheming Symmetry , Acquire , Aether Gale , Wave of Reckoning eh especialmente bom pq nao mata yennett e mata o resto, Time Wipe , Plague Wind , Generous Gift , Mortify , Gilded Lotus , Imprisoned in the Moon , Mind's Dilation
2 weeks ago
Initially looking at the list there are too many lands. I would say cut down to 36 or 37. Your mana curve is mainly 3 drops so 45 lands is too many. You don't need Unknown Shores and Evolving Wilds since you are mono black. Cutting those lands frees up 8 or 9 extra card slots.
Instead of Hex, I suggest Plague Wind and/or In Garruk's Wake as they are better board wipes (better to have more than one piece of board wipe). Mutilate is an interesting option since you are running a lot of swamps. Or use all Snow-Covered Swamp and try playing Dead of Winter .
Another tutor to consider is Mausoleum Secrets . I've always wanted to play this card but don't run many black decks that can take use of it.
Lightning Greaves would be a good addition to the deck. Gives your commander haste and lets you use its tap ability right away. Plus the protection of opponents not being able to target it.
If you want another cheeky option, I think Thornbite Staff goes infinite with your commander. Equip to your commander, use your commander's ability to sacrifice a rat, the staff untaps your commander, then your commander's ability resolves. Rinse and repeat xD
If you want to lean heavier into the creatures who make your opponents discard theme (by swapping out a current creature as 37 is already pretty high), Sadistic Hypnotist is a brutal card ;)
3 weeks ago
Hey man great build. Definitely a +1 from me!
A concept that takes a lot of new Commander players time to understand is the fact that Ramp and Card Draw are by far the 2 most important factors in every deck. The MOST important being Card Draw. You have a perfect amount of ramp in this deck. Around 10ish. On the other hand, you only have 2 forms of card draw. There are lots of great ones that will synergize really well with your deck and it's strategy:
The more draw you have, the more full your graveyard will naturally become simply from discarding at the end of turn. However if you'd like some good cards to fill your graveyard, there's plenty of those as well:
The last card I'd recommend is a win condition:
It's an incredible card, especially when paired with Gray Merchant of Asphodel
He is your win condition.