Bone Splinters

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2020 (M20) Common
Magic Game Night (GNT) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common

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Bone Splinters

Sorcery

As an additional cost to cast Bone Splinters, sacrifice a creature.

Destroy target creature.

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Bone Splinters Discussion

Hynx on Curses **Primer**

1 week ago

Bitterheart Witch too tutor a specific curse with a sack mechanic such as Bone Splinters or Killing Wave or Porphyry Nodes or Spark Harvest

wmcduff on Death? I'm not Familiar with that Concept [PAU]

1 month ago

Spark Harvest is another Bone Splinters , with upside. Tendrils of Despair might be worth investigating on this sort of plan as well...

kamarupa on vampires

1 month ago

Overall, this looks pretty well thought out. You've got an AVG CMC under 2 and a pretty classic breakdown, heavy on creatures, light on utilities, and all basic land. So I imagine this gets into gear pretty quick.

How's Guul Draz Assassin been? Seems like a pretty big mana sink for a deck with 20 lands... I'm think you'd get more mileage for overall less mana with Vampire Nighthawk . I imagine Drana, Liberator of Malakir would be pretty strong here, too.

I notice a lot of the spells included here have "when a creature dies" conditionals, but you don't have many ways of forcing that to happen. Opponents might remove your biggest threats and just take damage from smaller deathtouch creatures. So, given this is mono-black, some kind of direct removal in the mainboard seems like it would be useful. Defile , Cast Down , Murder , Doomblade, Go for the Throat , Bone Splinters , Geth's Verdict - you get the idea.

Along those same lines, if sometimes those "dies" conditionals are triggered by your own creatures leaving the battlefield, 1-2x Immortal Servitude will prove devastating to your opponents.

Sign in Blood seems fitting and useful here - I think you'll probably have good chances of gaining back the life lost, and in a pinch, you can use it for a kill.

Possibly useful lands: Cabal Stronghold , Bojuka Bog , Field of Ruin , Scavenger Grounds

Other potentially useful sideboard artifacts: Ratchet Bomb , Pithing Needle , Elixir of Immortality .

ephraimctr on Bloodlord Aristocrats

1 month ago

Unfortunately I am restricted by a budget. I use all of my “good” RB lands for my Hellbent on Reanimation legacy deck since it’s the one I play most often. So I am stuck with Cinder Barrens .

I really want to get some Priest of the Forgotten Gods for the deck. I’ve considered Judith, the Scourge Diva and Cruel Celebrant but initially dismissed the life drain effect since I like be more aggressive with cards like Falkenrath Aristocrat . I’ll definitely look into getting a few copies of them both.

I thought about using Fatal Push , but for my playgroup meta Tragic Slip is going to more effective against my groups Dino and indestructible focused decks. Spark Harvest replaced Bone Splinters since my playgroup uses a lot of planeswalkers. Dreadbore could be good so I’ll keep an eye out for those as well. My main goal is to get two more copies of Falkenrath Aristocrat and focus on sacrificing the humans like Doomed Traveler and Hunted Witness . Seraph of the Scales is awesome, but is also out of my budget. I like having Martyr of Dusk just in case my opponent has a way around Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet ’s zombie engine and it’s saved me a few times. Same with Shamble Back but I am looking for a better alternative since I don’t always have a creature ready to exile for it.

Thank you for the recommendations!

Demarge on Gravecrawler Combo with Juice

2 months ago

If you slap the CMDR tag onto both your oathbreaker and the signature spell they will pop up like commanders do, this also makes running the deck in the playtester work better.

Spark Harvest is a direct upgrade to Bone Splinters .

Living Death can easily be supported in a zombie tribal deck, just add in zombies that self mill Stitcher's Supplier for example.

StopShot on MarDU you wanna die?!

3 months ago

There are some cards that are strictly better than the ones you are already running.

Run Spark Harvest over Bone Splinters

Run Costly Plunder over Altar's Reap

Run Deal Broker over Rummaging Goblin

Run Goblin Cratermaker over Reckless Reveler

Run Commander's Sphere over Rakdos Cluestone

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Bone Splinters occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%