Creature — Skeleton Warrior
: Return Reassembling Skeleton from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped.
Printings View all
|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Uncommon|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK)||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Uncommon|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
- Bloodflow Connoisseur and Reassembling Skeleton
- Can being returned be countered like casting? both from graveyard: cards are reassembling skeleton and gravecrawler
- How do intimidate and fear interact on the same creature?
- Mairsil the Pretender and self-referential graveyard effects
- Question on Triggered Sacrifice Ability
Latest Decks as Commander
Reassembling Skeleton Discussion
4 days ago
This deck looks cool, though I saw you mention the Reassembling Skeleton combo and thought I might suggest another: Gravecrawler. It's a bit pricier, but it's a lot cheaper on the mana and generates infinite death/cast/ETB triggers with just Phyrexian Altar (or Pitiless Plunderer and another sacrifice outlet). Not to say you can't keep the skelly, but the zombo-combo might be worth considering!
2 weeks ago
Hey, nice budget version, good change to Korvold from Prossh.
Tireless Tracker, Mystery Card Booster version, may be out of budget range, but in my opinion it's the best casual value creature with Korvold. Repeatable source of creating permanents that can sac (Clues) just by playing a land. Clues can be a backup repeatable draw source if Korvold is disrupted. Awakening Zone was just reprinted in Double Masters. Eldrazi spawn tokens can sac themselves for colorless mana. Dreadhorde Invasion can be another repeatable source of a token to sac to Korvold.
One drop Bloodsoaked Champion has good interaction with Korvold as a repeatable creature to sac. Attack with Korvold sac Champion and since Korvold attacked you can reanimate Champion for . Reassembling Skeleton also does this, but you can reanimate Skeleton at any time.
Orcish Lumberjack is another one drop who can sac a Forest to make three mana. This interaction is very good with Korvold and Ramunap Excavator. Viscera Seer, Caustic Caterpillar and Spore Frog are other good one drops with Korvold because they can sac themselves. Seer can be a repeatable sac outlet that can also help to setup your draws with Korvold since you can scry before you draw.
Korvold's draw ability goes well with Jolrael, Mwonvuli Recluse and Mad Ratter since on your turn if you draw at least one card with Korvold then you make a Cat or two Rats. These creatures also trigger on opponents' turns if you draw two or more cards which is very possible since can sac at instant speed, good with Clues and Eldrazi spawns.
Some budget land upgrades to consider:
- Exotic Orchard > Bloodfell Caves
- Llanowar Wastes > Jungle Hollow
- Ash Barrens > 1x Mountain
- Dragonskull Summit > Shadowblood Ridge
- Rootbound Crag or Game Trail > Rugged Highlands
- Woodland Cemetery or Foreboding Ruins 1x Swamp
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Hello again. Personally, in a deck with the amount of card draw as this one, I think that Nature's Spiral is better. Since the ability to hit non-permanents doesn’t matter to you, you’re just paying one extra mana to draw the card that would otherwise go on top of your library, which seems an important improvement since you don’t have any additional card draw.
I’m also curious about Sanguine Bond. Firstly, for the effect I would always run Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose instead, since as a creature it fits better into your strategy, as well as being cheaper to cast. However, since you only have one effect that can gain you any life (Zulaport Cutthroat), this probably isn’t going to be able to give value proportional to its cost. I’d recommend including a cheaper recurrable creature instead, something like Reassembling Skeleton or Bloodsoaked Champion, as cheap and repeatable sacrifice targets, since at present you only have one and it costs 4 mana.
Finally, I don’t believe that you can edit comments. It kinda sucks sometimes, and is probably why I make such long posts (sorry about that).
I hope this is helpful for you, and I’m more than happy to help more if you want it.
1 month ago
ilovemydoghisnameistuna: Thank you so much for looking at the deck!! I do have a few tutors--by which I mean, like 2--, so I that could help getting lesser mana creatures onto the battlefield. I'll definitely check out your decklist, though! Again, thank you!! :D
1 month ago
You are going to need more than 12 lands. Whenever I build a deck, I always start with 40 lands and then for every 3 pieces of ramp, which for a mono black deck would be a mana rock or swamp doubler or ritual spell like Dark Ritual, I remove a land.
Please retune the deck with 12 non-land mana sources and 36 swamps for starters and you can think of non-swamp lands you want to include later.
My suggestions for those sources are any 12 of the following, depending on your budget:
Songs of the Damned
Cabal Coffers <- could replace a swamp
Pristine Talisman <- defiantly want that
After that you've got the commander, which takes up 1 card slot, so that leaves you with 51 cards to choose from.
I see the bare beginnings of either an aristocrats or a reanimator deck. In my opinion you should push more for aristocrats. It can draw you tons of cards and gain you quite a lot of life. There's no harm in keeping some reanimation spells in there though.
You want a good number of sacrifice outlets. I haven't heard of what a hard number should be so I'd shoot for at least 5. Here's a list of some that I remember off hand:
Infernal Tribute <- has a funny synergy with Spine of Ish Sah
Altar of Dementia
Disciple of Griselbrand
Lampad of Death's Vigil
For this strategy you'll need recurring creatures or token generators
Bridge from Below
Open the Graves
Blood Artist is a staple
Plunge into Darkness is something you might want for the pure lifegain of 3 per creature you sacrifice. Not sure that you want to use the "exile a bunch of your deck" too often.
Shadows of the Past
and so forth. I'd look through some already built aristocrats decks to see exactly whether you want to take that strategy.
Oh yeah, for utility lands I'd choose any of the following within your price range:
Geier Reach Sanitarium
1 month ago
Dude those dragons are doing so well (when no one wipes them)!
Did you want a similar deck? 'Cuz that's what you've got here... but I think you should lean into go-wide-aggro > midrange and play more 1-2 cmc creatures and move all your ramp to 2 (Rampant Growth, signets, etc).
Rhys the Redeemed... he's getting a reprint
Gutterbones... reusable 1-drops
Norin the Wary... free 1/1s or ETB triggers
Mist-Cloaked Herald... anything that can't be blocked
Graveblade Marauder... anything <4 with deathtouch
Alpine Houndmaster... going wide?
Malakir Cullblade... grower not a shower
Tribal decks have so much flavor! Hope this helps, maybe we'll see it next weekend? :o
1 month ago
Brilliant suggestion(s) Peoyogon.
I’m going to pass on Reassembling Skeleton because I have limited free slots to tamper with (This build works with a synergy other decks seldom achieve), but Contamination stopped me in my tracks. It’s on theme, potent, and affordable enough to merit consideration. If I coupled the board altering quality of that enchantment along with your other suggestion of Endless Cockroaches, I believe I can more or less shut down the specific decks I was struggling against in my playtesting (specifically a brutal Green deck that ramps very quickly into a Craterhoof Behemoth finisher).
I’ll pass on Brood of Cockroaches because life points are a factor in this build. But the other two suggestions are fantastic. They’ll almost certainly be included. What would you suggest I remove to add 4x of each?
1 month ago
I love the theme of your deck!
It might be kind of a difficult card to work around but your description really reminded me of Contamination. If you did want to use it, creatures like Reassembling Skeleton, Endless Cockroaches, or Brood of Cockroaches all seem to still fit the mood of your deck while also synergyzing with contamination. What do you think?