Ward of Bones

Ward of Bones

Artifact

Each opponent who controls more creatures than you can't play creature cards. The same is true for artifacts, enchantments, and lands.

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Eventide (EVE) Rare

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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

Ward of Bones occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Ward of Bones Discussion

SideBae on Mogis Slaughter House: Bleeding Out Or Mercy Kill

1 week ago

Sulfuric Vortex comes to mind... I think it's probably better than Falkenrath Noble . Eidolon of the Great Revel , Harsh Mentor and other such duders also work.

I also think that if you cut a few of the more expensive cards (ex: Kaervek the Merciless , Ward of Bones ) for more mana ramp ( Rakdos Signet , Talisman of Indulgence ...) you can get away with running just around 31 or 32 lands. That'll free up some more slots for low-to-the-ground burn. Overall I think the deck would improve by a lot if you lowered the average CMC to something like 2 or 2.5.

I don't think very highly of Dash Hopes , to be honest. Maybe your experience has been different than mine, but in general people will be perfectly happy to pay 5 life for a significant spell. You're probably better off running something that generates card advantage, like Commune with Lava or Light Up the Stage . Gamble isn't really card advantage, but I think you should run it if only for the selection. Same goes for Faithless Looting .

Wheel of Fortune is amazing, although it's sitting around $100 these days. Reforge the Soul works as a more accessible replacement. Theater of Horrors is worth considering, too.

If you want a discard-style sub-theme (with your Geier Reach Sanitarium , Painful Quandary ...) Waste Not can be helpful.

Harvester of Souls works pretty well as a top-end, I think. It gets you cards when your opponents sac guys.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck.

TangoWithTojo on Derevi Bant EDH

3 weeks ago

I run a similar style with my Derevi deck, though I use primarily enchantments instead of creatures for one simple reason - Creatures are usually easier to remove. But here's some cards that I'd recommend using if you're going for as much resource denial as possible:

Lands: The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale , Serra's Sanctum , Rishadan Port , Hall of Heliod's Generosity , Yavimaya Hollow , Fabled Passage

Sorceries/Instants: Drain Power , Bant Charm , Tamiyo's Epiphany , Sunder , Armageddon , Flood of Tears , Terminus

Planeswalkers: Teferi, Time Raveler , Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Estrid, the Masked , Narset, Parter of Veils , Dovin Baan , Dovin, Hand of Control

Creatures: Seedborn Muse , Angus Mackenzie , Lavinia, Azorius Renegade , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Hokori, Dust Drinker , Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker , False Prophet , Baird, Steward of Argive , Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer , Melira, Sylvok Outcast I'd only recommend using Melira if you plan on having Phyrexian Unlife in the deck.

Artifacts: Crawlspace , Norn's Annex , Torpor Orb , Candelabra of Tawnos , Forcefield , Meekstone , Ward of Bones , Gilded Lotus , Thran Dynamo , Everflowing Chalice

Enchantments: Pendrell Mists , Frozen AEther , Blind Obedience , Privileged Position , Greater Auramancy , Back to Basics , Land Equilibrium , Propaganda , War Tax , Collective Restraint , Teferi's Moat , Moat , Humility , Overwhelming Splendor , Leyline of Anticipation , Solemnity , Invoke Prejudice , Mana Reflection , Mechanized Production , Overburden , Rising Waters , Rule of Law , Wilderness Reclamation

pokepower116 on Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!

4 weeks ago

Whirlwind_2100 Thank you so much! I'm really glad to hear that you're having fun with the deck!

The list that I have there is the list that I currently run. It has enough stax-y elements that I can usually keep myself safe without running so many that I don't get to play the deck anymore.

If you wanted to improve on the deck I'd cut the planeswalker "package" ( Ugin, the Ineffable , Chandra, Flamecaller , The Chain Veil , and maybe even Karn Liberated ; I'd definitely keep Ugin, the Spirit Dragon though).

Coveted Jewel would also be a good cut to consider but I've been a big fan and it's become a pet card of mine.

The land count might also be 1 or 2 too high, but I've been pretty happy with it at 36. If you cut the planeswalker package you could probably shave off a land and be just fine due to their high CMC and inability to cheat them out.

To make the deck a bit better, it all depends on what you feel like the deck is lacking and what direction you want to take it in for your meta! Stax ( Jokulhaups , Sphere of Resistance , Ward of Bones ); protection ( Crawlspace , Glacial Crevasses ); infinite mana sinks ( Goblin Cannon ); mana rocks ( Mox Diamond , Fellwar Stone , Everflowing Chalice ); or just generally good cards ( Treasure Nabber , Quicksmith Genius , Sculpting Steel , Extraplanar Lens ); are just a few of the options you can choose to make this deck work better for you and your meta.

Best of luck with the deck and, once again, I'm glad you're enjoying it!!

Profet93 on Taste the Infection

1 month ago

Squirrel_of_War

+1

Cut Vow of Malice for Read the Bones - If your opponents are smart, they will hold up removal for your commander. When you try to enchant it, they will remove it in response resulting in a 2 for 1. Read the bones allows you more gas to ensure that even though the table will be hitting you, you can hit back.

Cut Shade's Form for No Mercy - Same issue with above and if you use it on your commander, you won't get it back unless you let your commander go to GY because it isn't technically "dying. People will try to kill you and mo mercy is a deters them

Cut Ward of Bones for Sensei's Divining Top - I used to love ward of bones, but I don't see how you abuse it. Even if Skittles is your only creature, they can still play one creature. It's 6 CMC and doesn't exactly stop your opponents, if anything it just paints an even bigger target on your back. Top will allow you to filter into what you need. Even better with shuffle effect like tutoring, fetches, etc...

hejtmane on I Put a Spell on ...

1 month ago

Black probably has the best cards that punish opponents if you want to at least embrace the theme and have cards along those lines I would suggest a black, red, blue color wheel because you can also do things like Demonic Pact + Harmless Offering or Donate and there is the newer card Captive Audience to slap on opponents then add things like Tree of Perdition + Triskaidekaphobia some ideas to add to any deck to fit the theme and you can go grixis staxs to further control the board examples War's Toll , Frozen AEther , Archfiend of Depravity , Crawlspace , if you want to really make them cry Ward of Bones

JoosetheMuice on Thada Adel, Acquisitor Commander

4 months ago

Looks solid and can't think of too much. Endless Atlas is the most glaring thing I feel like you're missing. I like Inventors' Fair here too. Control Magic could help you get rid of some of your problems. Ward of Bones is an option if you want to be mean. Maybe Propaganda for some defense. I love that you have Foil in here lol

RNR_Gaming on

4 months ago

Ward of Bones and the orbs you can make stax peices asymmetrical by sacing them with Derettis ability and then bringing them back later. Also, Cathartic Reunion would be a good upgrade over Tormenting Voice .

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