Sandstone Oracle


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Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal

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Commander 2015 Uncommon

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Sandstone Oracle

Artifact Creature — Sphinx


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

ibstudent2200 on Budget Powerful EDH Cards (Under 2 bucks)

1 week ago

Colorless-Ramp: Fellwar Stone, Basalt Monolith.

Colorless-Removal: Nevinyrral's Disk, Scour from Existence, Spine of Ish Sah

Colorless-Draw: Sandstone Oracle, Endbringer.

Colorless-Utility: Silent Arbiter.

R-Removal: Starstorm, Volcanic Offering, Blasphemous Act.

R-Recursion: Scrap Mastery.

I don't think most of the M13 Rings belong on this list.

Alkadron on Rakdos

3 weeks ago

Tainted Strike is a win more card, it's unnecessary.

If you have Rakdos out, casting Exsanguinate for 4 costs six mana. Just attacking with Rakdos is free, and gives you the mega discounts. Generally, it's easier to stop an Exsanguinate than it is to stop an attack phase. Exsanguinate is pretty unnecessary.

Erebos, God of the Dead is a solid suggestion. The other anti-life-gain is much too situational - really good against life-gain, dead cards against pretty much anything else.

Staff of Nin is not a good way to refill your hand. It's slow and doesn't get a Rioting discount. Try Knollspine Dragon or Sandstone Oracle instead. Fetch them with Rune-Scarred Demon.

Indulgent Tormentor and Master of Cruelties will probably disappoint you. I'd find other top-end beaters: Avatar of Slaughter, or more eldrazi titans, or the Myojins from Kamigawa.

Lastly: Keldon Firebombers wrecks everyone but you for cheap.

I've been Rioting for many years - he's my all-time favorite commander. Take a look: It's Riot Time.

Good luck!

magicevan11 on Feldon, For my Love

1 month ago

Hello. I've been playing Feldon for 2 years. Here is my list:

I'll name some cards that you aren't running that I think are invaluable.
Keldon Firebombers, Sandstone Oracle, Pathrazer of Ulamog, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Scrap Mastery, Goblin Matron,Spine of Ish Sah, Codex Shredder, Anger, Avalanche Riders, Solemn Simulacrum, Anvil of Bogardan, Wild Guess, and Cathartic Reunion.

Keldon Firebombers has been helpful against decks that ramp really hard with land. Sandstone Oracle is amazing against any refined deck. Pathrazer of Ulamog just wins the game (I've got him out on turn 4, GG). Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer is very helpful against decks with a lot of artifact removal. Scrap Mastery saves you after someone wipes the board of artifacts. Goblin Welder is found by Goblin Matron, which is insane since Welder is very powerful in a Feldon deck and especially in my list since I run Spine of Ish Sah. Spine of Ish Sah is easy to recur, get out quickly, and is unconditional removal. Codex Shredder basically is repeatable card draw in a feldon deck. Anger helps you play around instant speed removal (no more removal in response to greaves, you still get to activate feldon anyways). Avalanche Riders blows up annoying lands. Solemn Simulacrum ramps you up and draws cards (he's great after Keldon Firebombers ETB trigger). Anvil of Bogardan is a great way to get fatties in your yard. Wild Guess is a great and quick way to enable feldon. Ditto with Cathartic Reunion.

Alkadron on Rakdos Recursion

1 month ago
  • Step one: Refill your hand.

Sandstone Oracle, Knollspine Dragon, Combustible Gearhulk, Harvester of Souls, and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth are pretty good at putting cards into your hand. Rune-Scarred Demon Will fetch these cards for you if you need them.Sin Prodder and Chandra, Torch of Defiance can each start riots AND give you card advantage. They're pretty outstanding.

  • Step two: Recover.

Artisan of Kozilek will recur a big dude. Sheoldred, Whispering One will recur several.

  • Step three: prevent the board wipe.

Nullstone Gargoyle and Void Winnower shut most of them down. (The Winnower even shuts down Cyc Rift.) Not all of them, but they help out a lot. I maindeck Stromgald Cabal because Wrath of God is obnoxious and terrible. He also starts riots alright if you need him to. (Sometimes, all yo uneed to do is attack.)

Also: Your opponent can't board wipe if there's not a board wipe in their hand. Sire Of Insanity and Myojin of Night's Reach will get you there.

Also also: Your opponent can't board wipe if they can't afford the board wipe. Keldon Firebombers and Myojin of Infinite Rage will get you there.

  • Step four: Ignore the board wipe.

Darksteel Colossus is huge, doesn't care about Wrath of God, and is Free if you Riot hard enough. Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is all of that AND removal on a stick. The Myojins start out indestructible, and can stay that way if you want.

I've been Rioting for a while, and I feel your pain, my friend. Board wipes make me cry. Take a look, you might find something you like: It's Riot Time

Good luck!

Alkadron on Rakdos: Demons in a firestorm *P*

1 month ago

Master of Cruelties will disappoint you, I'm fairly confident. Attacking alone sucks when you have eldrazi, and getting him through will always be difficult.

Try Tree of Perdition instead, it starts catastrophic riots just by tapping.

Also, in general: I'd recommend fewer spells, more creatures. Unless you've got one guy in your group who always plays Hug (howling mine-ish things), you'll run out of gas quick. Knollspine Dragon and Sandstone Oracle will get you back in the game quick-like, and Rune-Scarred Demon will get those cards into your hand.

I'd lose Shard Volley and similar small burn-spells; they won't accomplish much and without many good draw spells, you need all of your stuff to be much bigger-impact than just 3 damage.

I've been Rioting since the release of Return to Ravnica, and I've got a (sort of extreme?) build posted. Take a look, see what you think: It's Riot Time

Firebones675 on All is Drazi

2 months ago

Looks pretty good, nice job! Here are a few other cards you might want to consider.

Sandstone Oracle, Mind's Eye: card draw

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated: planeswalkers

Null Brooch: i have to discard my hand? oh no if only i had a way to draw 7 more cards. Also if you have no cards in your hand does discarding all 0 really matter?

Kuldotha Forgemaster: tutor

timefabric on Mr. White

3 months ago

Hey DM_Cross,

I agree, Sandstone Oracle is a huge dud with a nice big hand :) I'm so used to playing against blue decks that my opponents always have Consecrated Sphinx out. I stuck the Sandstone Oracle in because of that and the random artifact reanimate from Scarecrone. I'll toss the Psychosis Crawler on the maybeboard.

Thanks for dropping by!



DM_Cross on Mr. White

3 months ago

WOW, this is an interesting build! I have to admit, I like the idea even though I thought this was going to be a Sram, Senior Edificer deck from the title. I would say that with the draw power you have, I think Sandstone Oracle is going to be a dud more times than a game changer. Maybe replacing it with Psychosis Crawler would help? Crawler is a big creature and hurts for every draw (which should be quite a lot in this list!)

Great idea!

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