Skeletal Scrying


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Skeletal Scrying


As an additional cost to play Skeletal Scrying, remove X cards in your graveyard from the game.

You draw X cards and you lose X life.

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Skeletal Scrying Discussion

magicthe on Cabal Clerics

4 days ago

Hi Zeviander

This is a really cool deck and I appreciate your concept of old border cards. Because I wasn't totally familier with the old-border cards myself, i've had to look a bunch of cards. Below you'll find list of cards, you might consider. Regarding the "nightmare" level these cards will give your opponent, thats for you to decide.

Suggestions of likewise cards to your currect configuration:Skeletal Scrying -- Card draw by exiling cards in your graveyard. It can also function as mana dumb.Greed -- Serves the same function as Skeletal Scrying. Instead, you pay 2 life and to draw a card.Gangrenous Goliath -- Another way of utilizing Clerics able to tap for an effect.Headhunter -- Another Cleric with a discard trigger and morph.Restless Dreams -- Allows you to get rid of unwanted cards or cards you want in your graveyard and could return the cheaper or needed Clerics to your hand.

Other lands you might consider:Pine Barrens -- Slow pain-land.Tainted Wood -- Can make both and , as long you have a Swamp.Ebon Stronghold/Peat Bog -- Can sacrifices for . Peat Bog will do this twice, before its sacrificed.Cabal Coffers -- Will ramp your into Scion of Darkness faster.

I hope some of these cards, will make your decks more nightmare-ish for your opponents.


t3hdarkness on Life

2 weeks ago

Your deck shares some superficial similarities to my Get a Life, Licia

Since the Act of gaining Life is more important than how much life you gain and since most of your creatures are very small with almost no recursion, and your commander is targeted removal on a stick, I would take out some of the field wipes, removal, and mana rocks.

If you want specifics:

  1. Vizkopa Confessor
  2. Beacon of Immortality
  3. Skeletal Scrying
  4. Swords to Plowshares
  5. Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
  6. Boon Reflection
  7. Trespasser's Curse
  8. Bontu's Last Reckoning
  9. Day of Judgment
  10. Deadly Tempest
  11. Debt to the Deathless
  12. Charcoal Diamond
  13. Marble Diamond
  14. Thran Dynamo
  15. Worn Powerstone
  16. Gideon Jura

SkullOfPoison on Life

2 weeks ago

Some cards like Gideon Jura, Worn Powerstone, Comeuppance, Disenchant, Slaughter Pact, Eldrazi Displacer, Skeletal Scrying and Akroma's Vengeance.

You want to focus on the life gain theme but there are better cards then Retreat to Hagra, Cathedral Sanctifier, Auriok Champion, and Pious Evangel  Flip.

Spirits on Kaalia, Beyond Heaven and Hell

1 month ago

Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

I'm not sure you're going to find much more draw, you have it all. Skeletal Scrying maybe a Night's Whisper or a Faithless Looting. Disciple of Bolas or Kothophed, Soul Hoarder also perhaps. I wouldn't recommend any of the actually though.

Razaketh, the Foulblooded needs to be in there, he's a win-con in my build, but a Kaalia of the Vast into Razaketh, the Foulblooded tutoring a Ravages of War is pretty nice.

Crucible of Worlds + Command Beacon is nice, if you're finding your Kaalia of the Vast is controlled a lot. Avoids the escalation of costs.

If it's targeted removal, maybe a Steelshaper's Gift which is basically another CMC3 Lightning Greaves could help Haste + Shroud enable to offer a bit more protection for Equip 0.

Earnest Fellowship might hurt your removal in some cases, and make it so you can't block. Angel of Despair has a nice ETB off Kaalia of the Vast. +1

sian on Malfy is misbehaving.

1 month ago

Okay. it seems like I need a lot more draw, so I'm going to move in the direction of permanents that draw cards, because they work better with malfegor. I'm also getting rid of a bunch more discard spells, and a couple draw cards that I think could be better.

To that end, I'm taking out: Sandstone Oracle, Skeletal Scrying, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Loreseeker's Stone, Promise of Power, Skull Rend, Disciple of Bolas, and Syphon Mind.

I'm putting in, Skullclamp, Arguel's Blood Fast, Thorn of the Black Rose, Crown-Hunter Hireling, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Marchesa's Decree, and Corpse Augur.

I'm also taking out Crypt Incursion and Mountain for Rakdos Charm and Throne of the High City.

Ridley006 on Tiny Hate

1 month ago

@Saljen: Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it.

I'm not too sure about Dark Deal, it's only useful on the third turn with a Waste Not on the field.
Based on the people I play against, Pox and Innocent Blood are not too useful. My opponents always have a lot more resources than me.
Oblivion Stone, Ensnaring Bridge, Bloodghast and Liliana of the Veil are out of my budget.
I pick Bottomless Pit over Necrogen Mists. Added to the deck.
I like Skeletal Scrying, Crypt Rats and Fume Spitter. I will consider them. I also want to get Nezumi Shortfang.

Thanks again!

Saljen on Tiny Hate

1 month ago

I run a black rack style tiny leaders deck as well. Here's some cards I'd recommend: Dark Deal, Innocent Blood, Pox, Thoughtseize, Skeletal Scrying, Ensnaring Bridge, Oblivion Stone, Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists, Liliana of the Veil, Blood Pet (ramp/liliana trigger), Bloodghast, Crypt Rats, Fume Spitter (liliana trigger/removal), Nezumi Shortfang.

edit: after attempting to post this; I just realized how much of my deck is illegal in Tiny Leaders. Jesus, that ban list has absolutely exploded!

Hyperalgialysis on BR Dragons

2 months ago

Forget Infernal Plunge. You need Heartless Summoning. A Pyretic Ritual turn 3 would let you cast a 5 cmc dragon. Turn 1 could be Thoughtseize Inquisition of Kozilek. Run 3 each of Pyretic Ritual and Desperate Ritual, 4 Heartless Summoning. 3 Terminate Inquisition of Kozilek Thoughtseize. 4 Lightning Bolt and add dragons to taste. If you find it moving to slowly, you can use that mana gen for a sweeper effect like Earthquake to hit both players. Run Blighting Lava Spike Bump in the Night for game 2 and send it all to the face. Skeletal Scrying is good if you dump and go again with Pyretic Ritual.

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