Skull Collector

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK) Uncommon

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Skull Collector

Creature — Ogre Warrior

At the beginning of your upkeep, return a black creature you control to its owner's hand.

(1)(Black): Regenerate Skull Collector.

Skull Collector Discussion

mtgmidget on Your Donations Fund Satan's 9th Yacht

8 months ago

I personally don't feel the new Rakdos is competitive. If anyone can prove me wrong, cool. Either way, he is a lot of fun. What I did with mine is create a "Russian Roullete" themed deck. It's very casual, cheesy board wipes, and some of my own minions are not immune to Rakdos Roullete. He's a lot of fun. Here are some useful picks you might want to consider.

Conjurer's Closet , Skull Collector , Decoction Module , Erratic Portal , Oni of Wild Places ,

Basically, blink Rakdos. :) If you find any others, please let me know. Here is the link to my version.

Let's play Rakdos Roullette~

No graveyard recursion whatsoever, just a bunch of demons, some other useful critters. Some devils, imps. Somewhat refined draw, and a stupid amount of ramp. I saw the cost of Rakdos, and demons, and decided they needed to become affordable ASAP. Built for fun. It gets those demons out though, so you don't necessarily have to cut demons, in fact, because of Liliana's Contract being so cheap right now, I'd take advantage of that if you already haven't. Also, Revel in Riches ..... Running my version, you are basically playing Rakdos Roullette, again and again hehe. Mirror March looks interesting. I am considering Krark's Thumb for mine.

Be careful playing Painful Quandary! If you don't have a ton of discard to support that card, you can get targeted really fast. I run it in my Gonti's suicide hotline deck.

My Rakdos is either hilariously effective against something, or ridiculously ineffective. But, as a lover of board wipes, he is a ton of fun. I may consider Mirror March for my version, so thank you for sharing. Look through my creatures though! There are some fantastic demons that make the ramp worth it. I've got a pretty good ramp package too, so check that out as well.

I hope your version turns out well for you and what you're going for. Also, Bontu's Monument Herald's Horn Hazoret's Monument COST REDUCTION FOR DEMONS!

IlPippero on Mono-B enters the battlefield

2 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions Funkydiscogod!Gatekeeper of Malakir feels great in this deck, I will surely try it. The same is true for Big Game HunterI played a lot a version of this deck using Skull Collector during the Mirroding - Kamigawa period, probably it works better than Cloudstone Curio in this deck; I'll have to play some games to compare the two.

Funkydiscogod on Mono-B enters the battlefield

2 years ago

I prefer Devour in Shadow over Victim of Night.

What about Gatekeeper of Malakir instead of Geth's Verdict? It's more mana expensive, but you can bounce it back.

Skull Collector might be a card to back up the Curio; allowing you to again get more ETB effects; but it does have the problem that if all other creatures get killed, he'll have to bounce himself. He gets bonus points because regeneration lets him survive many Modern removal spells.

It seems like Cloudstone Curio might have a combo with Priest of Urabrask, but that's a idea for another deck.

Since you have some self-discard, maybe Big Game Hunter instead of Nekrataal?

JaronTheBaron on Gonti Gottem

2 years ago

I play a Gonti as well and he's super fun Sharing With Gonti.
I really like Skull Collector, if he's left alone you can get stupid value off of etb cards. Blade of Selves is solid, just having it on a Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Fleshbag Marauder is backbreaking. Sepulchral Primordial fits the theme of playing with your opponents cards (and if Panharmonicon is on board oh boy). Lastly Buried Ruin and Beacon of Unrest are helpful, my LGS will not let me keep anything on board.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on

2 years ago

After bouncing some ideas with some Magic players at my LGS after Friday Night Magic, it was suggested that I include a playset of Skull Collector to combo with Chittering Rats for potential endless draw denial. The Collector's downside will allow me to repeatedly recur and recast the Chittering Rats to ensure my opponent will never be able to draw a new card.

It was also suggested that I include more 1-drop discard spells, and cut down on my curve. I have also never found myself pulling the Befouls from the sideboard, because they are simply too expensive to cast, and the only matchup where they're actually good is against Tron.

Decklist Changes And Upcoming Edits:

The singleton Pack Rat has been swapped into the main for an Ogre Slumlord. It's a nice card to draw into if you're grinding out the game, or if you can play it T2 and start chucking out dead draws.

Two copies of Despise have been added for a Ravenous Rats and a Swamp. More opening hand disruption was needed, and Duress won't always do the job, especially against aggro strategies. An additional Despise was added to the sideboard in place of the Pack Rat.

The two Mutilates have been exchanged with the two Victim of Nights from the sideboard. Since my new strategy will revolve more around the Skull Collector/Chittering Rats combo, boardwipe needs to be sideboarded for when I need to use it, not in the main.

The playset of Skull Collector is top of my to-buy list, since it facilitates my new strategy to grind out the game. The two remaining Ogre Slumlords and the Okiba-Gang Shinobi will be cut for these; Slumlords are too high-costing and are bad against matchups with efficient removal, and although the Rat Ninjas will be missed, their card disadvantage utility will be picked up by the interaction provided by the Collectors.

A Swamp and Beseech the Queen will be cut for two Funeral Charms. It was suggested as another 1-drop hand disruptor, but also for the instant-speed playability. I don't know if I would ever use the other two modes, but hey; utility is always welcome. The Beseech will probably be moved to the sideboard to replace a Befoul.

Lastly, two more Befoul will be cut from the sideboard for a couple Lashwrithe. It's a strong beater that is less vulnerable to creature removal since it lasts as an equipment.

The last Befoul and the Virulent Plague will probably be cut for Illness in the Ranks. Cheaper to cast, and I've been told most tokens that appear in Modern will be no bigger than 1/1s anyway.

If you have any comments or criticisms for these exchanges, let me know! This deck is incredibly fun to pilot, and absolutely ruthless to play.

Jay3401 on gonti, crime lord

2 years ago

Get Skull Collector in there dude!

The7thBobba on

2 years ago

Dude! Very nice and straight to the throat... Point...Mark of the Oni! That is all :pAlso Rune-Scarred Demon is fantastic! If you slap in a few Skull Collectors, you'll be able to abuse a lot of your guys with "enter the battlefield" effects. And Blood Speaker is brilliant for tutoring again and again. A single Crypt Ghast can really speed up your castings, as can Heartless Summoning don't let my wife see that I'm giving you these tips. I'm basically ripping off one of her decks :p not really... I used to have a monoB demon deck, that I turned rakdos, and now she's the monoB demoness queen of the household - and she evil!

beenzo on

3 years ago

I do like the idea of Vesuva and Volrath's Stronghold (as well as Gauntlet of Power) however budget restraints have meant that I have had to pass them by so far.

I sort of shunned Expedition Map as black has some nice tutor cards that are a bit more versatile.

Your right, i don't really have a wincon, apart from bouncing/flickering Gray Merchant of Asphodel or actually landing a large Exsanguinate.

I added an Extraplanar Lens i had floating around; I had been hesitant to do so as i cringe at the thought of deliberately exiling a land.

I did manage to acquire a Cloudstone Curio and have been thinking about removing the Skull Collector to make room for it as it seems more versatile.

One last thought was maybe a Darksteel Forge....I seem rely on artifact flicker a bit.

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