Sandstone Oracle

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Sandstone Oracle

Artifact Creature — Sphinx

Flying

When Sandstone Oracle enters the battlefield, choose an opponent. If that player has more cads in hand than you, draw cards equal to the difference.

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Sandstone Oracle Discussion

Faceless_Being on Traxos and Co.

1 week ago

Nice list so far! +1 from me mate.

To address your card draw worry there are some decent and some not so decent choices at your discretion. Howling Mine, Tower of Fortunes, Loreseeker's Stone, Sandstone Oracle, Farsight Mask, Phyrexian Vault, Carnage Altar, Otherworld Atlas, and Jalum Tome to name a few, hope this helped slightly

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Jeskai EDH - getting big

4 weeks ago

The deck looks pretty good. It has a good amount of board wipes and ramp, but I think it could be stronger with more card draw. There's Mystic Remora, Arcanis, Skullclamp, maybe Sandstone Oracle, Recurring Insight, Slate of Ancestry, Jeskai Ascendancy and Well of Lost Dreams.

Venser, Shaper Savant/Disallow/Time Stop(my fav)/Wild Ricochet(for spot removal) vs Dissolve/Jeskai Charm? maybe Reality Shift v Cursebreak?

Otherwise I like the control and lifegain aspects, it looks like a good partner deck. Hope this makes it stronger

Pursuit of Knowledge and Psychic Possession help with the nasty Nekusar player, as you can choose to never draw again

IAmTheWraith on Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign

1 month ago

Sandstone Oracle for a bit of both?

Force_of_Willb on Unesh Sphinx tribal

1 month ago

Arbiter of the Ideal - Untaps cheats things into play (hits 70% of the deck)

Sandstone Oracle - ETB draw cards

Sphinx of Magosi - Activated ability draw cards

Hour of Need - Terrible card but a Flavor win - Maybe you have difficulty dealing with indestructible creatures??
Sphinx-Bone Wand - Flavor Win

Adaptive Automaton/Brass Herald/Metallic Mimic - Sphinx "Lords"

Belbe's Portal - cheat Sphinx's into play - good against other control decks

Sphinx of Jwar Isle - combos well with Conundrum Sphinx

_raeofsunlight on rakdos24

1 month ago

Sounds good to me, but I no longer have Sandstone Oracle

Midwest on Backwards Marathon

2 months ago

Arch of Orazca is a low cost addition that eventually gives you a draw engine tacked onto a land.

Sandstone Oracle is another way to draw cards.

You have a lot of utility lands that sacrifice to do things. Crucible of Worlds gives repeated access to those lands/effects. Crucible combines with Inventors' Fair to make a mana intensive but powerful engine where you get to tutor for an artifact every turn. If you do decide to add Crucible then I would also recommend Haven of the Spirit Dragon. It only gets back Ugin and Steel Hellkite, but Crucible of Worlds + Haven of the Spirit Dragon + Ugin, the Spirit Dragon gives you infinite access to Ugin as long as Crucible is in play.

Homeward Path isn't always great, but it gives you a silver bullet answer to Bribery style Blue decks that want to steal your creatures, Zealous Conscripts type Red strategies, and Black decks that reanimate your scary Eldrazi. The games that Homeward Path is good, it's great. Cards like Insurrection and Rise of the Dark Realms are common and powerful finishers in Commander.

Command Beacon seems great after Ulamog has died a couple of times. Exile effects a prevalent enough in Commander that people will probably find ways to remove your Commander from the table a few times. It also works with Crucible of Worlds to keep Ulamog's casting cost at an effective 10 no matter what.

Expedition Map helps you find the utility land that is best for your given situation. Opposing Gaea's Cradle on the table? Strip Mine. Somebody just cast Bribery? Homeward Path. Early game development? Eldrazi Temple to ramp. Late game engine? Eye of Ugin.

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