As an additional cost to cast Bone Splinters, sacrifice a creature.
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Bone Splinters Discussion
2 months ago
Konrad seems too slow and doesn't have much impact for a 5 drop.
One thing you badly need here is an instant-speed reusable sac outlet. which can be used to sac your tap creatures for untapped tokens to surprise block, or just sac anything that is targeted with exile removal, or get instant speed card draw/drain. The only good one in pioneer thats a human is Cartel Aristocrat, and it might be worth splashing white just for that. White would also let you run Cruel Celebrant (not a vampire unfortunately), and maybe Return to the Ranks.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Ah ok, I hadn't thought of that. In that case, perhaps consider this. Most of your creatures can be scavenged from the graveyard, so instead of keeping them OUT of the yard with the Umbras, what about sacrificing them for extra value? Consider 3x Village Rites (which is draw power, meaning you could theoretically find your Contaminated Grounds faster) and either 2x Bone Splinters or 2x Grapple with the Past (or some other form of recursion). I don't know the speed of your deck so it may not be feasible, and I'll try to playtest it later when I got time to see. For now though it's something to think about.
5 months ago
I currently am using this type of combo with Mortal Kombat but could never get it to go off fast enough because I was using actual good black spirits so I could defend myself BUT I think your idea of using low CMC cost creatures would help trigger the win way faster so you don't necessarily have to worry about defending yourself. Good job!
(On a side note, I'm using Bone Splinters as one of my sac outlets. Kill two birds with one mana lol)
6 months ago
Hi tearrow,you can use Spark Harvest instead of Bone Splinters . What do you think about Bastion of Remembrance ? you have one soldier for sacrifice and an another "blood artist's effect". Another cards that you can use are Perilous Myr , Poison-Tip Archer , Bone Picker , Butcher Ghoul .
8 months ago
May I suggest Zulaport Cutthroat as a cheaper option to Falkenrath Noble? You might only gain life for the deaths of creatures you control, but unlike Blood Artist, ZC can do damage to an opponent if necessary. An alternative to Mentor of the Meek would be Grim Haruspex . Again, it would only be affected by your creatures, but at least you won't have to pay mana to draw a card.
Situations at various points will require board wipes that exile. I'd recommend Merciless Eviction .
Personally, if you're going to use Darkest Hour, you need a board wipe or two that destroys all creatures. One of them should be Doomskar , as you can spread out the casting cost through it's foretell ability.
Also, you should consider Disentomb and any of it's functional reprints for reusable instances. Bojuka Bog, Mortuary Mire and Witch's Cottage should all be in your deck. BB for graveyard hate, MM and WC for getting cards out of the graveyard.
8 months ago
Last couple topics,
I made an assumption and grouped Draw above Damage, and Deathtouch above Token.
Deathtouch 16%, Control 16%, Damage/Life 15%, Recursion 8%, Token 6%, Draw 6%, Discard 2%, Ramp 2%, Land 29%
Further on Card Advantage (which includes draw):
I know why your doing it and the thought process behind it, but here's an alternative perspective.
Your cards like Blood Divination , Costly Plunder , Pitiless Pontiff , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest are usually paired with LTB effect (like your damage/life and afterlife abilities), more along lines of Grave Pact (Also Dictate of Erebos , Butcher of Malakir , Dark Prophecy , Nightmare Shepherd , Etc.) or Reveillark / Academy Rector types.
The issue is Blood Divination why not Necropotence ( Greed ) for CMC1 less, and no sacrifice, let's you refill your hand anytime, Grim Haruspex /Etc. Why Spark Harvest / Bone Splinters over Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile or Mortify or even Bloodchief's Thirst / Generous Gift if your after planeswalkers.
So how are creatures getting into the graveyard, if your not sacrificing them along with other effects, a value engine!! Skullclamp is a necessity, Viscera Seer is strong, Phyrexian Altar (this card is cEDH level though), more things like Priest of Forgotten Gods & Ayara, First of Locthwain . Why sacrifice a deathtouch creature to LTB damage/life when you can Corpse Knight instead and get the value up front? Yahenni, Undying Partisan , Village Rites is ok because its CMC1 and Instant, you don't need tutor in battlecruiser/low (up to power 5), but cards like Diabolic Intent which also feed into things like Mausoleum Secrets are value. Ashnod's Altar , Doom Foretold , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , etc.
Key is value in / value out. Don't waste the value out just to enable your recursion. Value-in, Value-out, then recur. More Immortal Servitude (battlefield), less Soul Salvage (hand). Reanimate / Animate Dead (anyone's graveyards), Unburial Rites , Victimize , Agadeem's Awakening Flip, Revival / Revenge , Command the Dreadhorde , Blood for Bones .
Kinda touched on it, in previous. Control 16% is quite a bit, inline with power level. If you replace Ashen Rider , Bone Splinters , Final Payment , Severed Strands , Spark Harvest . Some should become the "sac outlets", like Skullclamp / Viscera Seer and some just better interactions (Instant speed whenever possible). Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Swords to Plowshares , Merciless Eviction , Plaguecrafter / Demon's Disciple (Better Fleshbag Marauder unless your utilizing the Zombie part), Shriekmaw , Path to Exile , Generous Gift , Deadly Rollick , Dire Tactics , Hagra Mauling Flip, Unmake there's lots.
If you want to jump on a teams chat or anything when you have some time happy to help, just discord chat me, hopefully something that helps you focus this deck to a 4-5