Sandstone Oracle

Sandstone Oracle

Artifact Creature — Sphinx


When Sandstone Oracle enters the battlefield, choose an opponent. If that player has more cards in hand than you, draw cards equal to the difference.

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Sandstone Oracle Discussion

Optimator on White Token Army

4 months ago

Your average CMC is pretty high and you're only running 4 ramp pieces. I usually aim for 6-10 in a deck, personally. Consider Prismatic Lens, Star Compass, Marble Diamond, Wayfarer's Bauble, Guardian Idol, Coldsteel Heart, Burnished Hart, Tithe, Verge Rangers. With no budget there is always Land Tax, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault

You have a lot of really great interaction but, as you mentioned, you are low on card advantage/draw. White is obviously not great at this but you do have options. Endless Atlas, Mind's Eye, Slate of Ancestry, Staff of Nin, Sandstone Oracle, Alms Collector, Palace Jailer, Palace Sentinels, Arch of Orazca, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Bonders' Enclave, Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Farsight Mask, Loreseeker's Stone. With no budget there is Sword of Fire and Ice

A Solemn Simulacrum could smooth things out too.

Mangara, the Diplomat will be a staple soon enough so maybe gun for one of those when they come out.

multimedia on Isperia's Super Budget Flying Circus

5 months ago

Hey, I like the name, nice budget deck.

What are you using infinite mana of Peregrine + Deadeye for? It appears you have removed the mana sinks and other combo pieces. Brago, King Eternal's no mana cost repeatable flicking can do a lot more than Deadeye and Brago is a flying creature. Bident of Thassa for half the price would do a lot more than Deadeye with your flying creatures.

It seems that Deadeye is most expensive price card in your deck and it's not doing much. You could cut Deadeye to clear some price to improve the manabase with some better budget lands such as Command Tower, Prairie Stream, Port Town and Ash Barrens. Consider Bident of Thassa and Mask of Memory? These have excellent budget repeatable draw effects with attacking flying creatures. These cards could replace Failure and Deadeye Navigator.

Consider Sephara, Sky's Blade, Emeria Angel and Empyrean Eagle? All are good budget flying creatures. These could replace Devious Cover-Up, Sandstone Oracle and Dictate of Heliod.

Could cut Marble Diamond/Sky Diamond and add Azorius Signet/Mind Stone. These are better two drop mana rocks especially with Brago because they ETB untapped. Could cut Mask of Avacyn/Neurok Stealthsuit and add Swiftfoot Boots. The haste and hexproof of Boots especially haste is overall better than Mask/Stealthsuit.

Good luck with your deck.

Ruffigan on Pauper EDH Primer

6 months ago

You're welcome. I have had good success with Sandstone Oracle and seen good lists for Lesser Masticore, Burnished Hart, and Sorcerer's Broom. I haven't tried the latter three but the Oracle is surprisingly strong, you just ramp hardcore to get the Oracle out and refill your hand and try to kill it in combat to do it again.


6 months ago

harbingerofduh I had Sword of W&P in here once. Card draw > Lifegain.

Driemer84 Memory Jar seems like a good addition. Might pick one up. Mizzium Mortars doesn't seem necessary, I think I'd rather run Hour of Devastation. I guess I live in a meta where Sandstone Oracle is an easy draw 6 most games. Mana Geyser is a great card, and is part of the Wheel/Underworld Breach combo, so I've been looking to add one. Might take out a copy spell. Chandra's Ignition is a so-so card, and it's been debated before. I might replace it sometime, it's not a hill I'd die on, but usually it's pretty good, so it stays.

greyninja on Etali EDH: Stormin' Down to Value Town

6 months ago

Heyo! Was checking out your deck the other day and never closed the tab; so I figure I should comment and +1 !

I'd suggest Endless Atlas; it's great in any mono colored deck. Also Ruby Medallion

Red often has trouble getting rid of noncreature/nonartifact permanents. Ugin, the Ineffable, Meteor Golem, and Unstable Obelisk are a few I like to include in decks like this

Strionic Resonator is cool; can't believe I didn't think of that. I know I have 1-2 copies laying around. How do you like Sandstone Oracle? Does it usually draw you a few cards at least?

Lots of similarities to my etali deck. I hope you'll take a minute to check it out and +1 as well! LINK

MRDOOM3 on Bacon with a Side of Malignus. (Ilharg EDH)

6 months ago

@Profet93- Yeah, Sundial of the Infinite keeps creatures I put on the battlefield with Ilharg on the battlefield, something about skipping straight to the cleanup step or something like that.

In terms of enchantment/artifact removal, I suppose there's already Meteor Golem and Steel Hellkite, but I'll take a look at more enchantment hate.

At this point I'm kind of just thinking about what to cut for more draw power like Tormenting Voice or Faithless Looting, I mean, I already have Cavalier of Flame, Sandstone Oracle and Dragon Mage in the deck already, but doesn't hurt to put in a bit more recursion, I guess.

Overall, if I start with a haste-giver for Ilharg like Generator Servant (along with a big beatstick in my hand), this deck can move pretty fast. I can get Ilharg out and swinging on turn 2-3, and depending on the beatstick, games can end a few turns afterwards.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

7 months ago

Hey, cards to consider cutting to make 100:

  • Temple of the False God
  • Inspired Charge
  • Spellbook
  • Brave the Sands
  • Obelisk of Esper
  • Sleep
  • Vanquisher's Banner
  • True Conviction
  • Thassa's Intervention
  • Power Sink
  • Sphinx's Revelation
  • Finale of Revelation
  • Torment of Hailfire
  • Sphinx Sovereign

Most high even CMC cards that are not a Sphinx could be cut because you can't cheat them with Yennett. Spells with X in their casting cost can't be cast with Yennett's ability because most are even and X=0. For this reason I would cut the X spells.

Budget lands to consider adding:

Lands to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • 3x Island

Soothsaying is repeatable way to arrange a lot of cards on top of your library. It's been reprinted in the Mystery Booster set, it's currently $3, but it's price will continue to drop as more product is opened. It's the best card to consider adding.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter is odd CMC and her +1 interacts well with Yennett as a repeatable way to help to setup the top of your library. Her -1 can blink a permanent you control which has interaction with Unesh, Magister, other Sphinxs, Mystic Sanctuary, Scry lands, etc.

Sandstone Oracle is an odd CMC Sphinx who can potentially draw a lot of cards in muliplayer Commander and it's good with blink. Rush of Knowledge is a draw spell that's odd CMC. Final Parting is a tutor that's odd CMC.

Other cards to consider cutting for these:

  • Diabolic Tutor
  • Wrath of God
  • Summary Dismissal
  • Sphinx of Magosi
  • Arbiter of the Ideal

Good luck with your deck.

plakjekaas on Infinite Loops

7 months ago

I personally put one loop in most of my decks nowadays, because my playgroup is very control- and boardwipe heavy, and the ways in which most of my decks have to win, are easily prevented. I usually don't run tutors though, the loop only exists in the deck to luck into, in case a game has been running for multiple hours and just needs to end.

An example: My Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion deck runs both a Dualcaster Mage and a Twinflame, and the deck draws a lot of cards, and shuffles back the graveyard, so eventually there will be a moment where I'll be able to win with a lot of hasty Dualcasters. However, I try not to Gamble for the other half of the combo if I have one piece in my hand, there's so many more fun cards in my deck to play with, and both cards are very playable individually (I'd much rather twinflame a Sandstone Oracle and keep playing than outright win the game in most cases).

The loop exists in my deck, and can be used as a panic button in those games that have gone on way too long already, but I make the conscious decision to wield it wisely, and not feels-bad end the game with it as fast as possible every time I get the chance.

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