Skeletal Scrying

Skeletal Scrying

Instant

As an additional cost to play Skeletal Scrying, remove X cards in your graveyard from the game.

You draw X cards and you lose X life.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Skeletal Scrying occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Skeletal Scrying Discussion

Grind on Raging Respawning Regiment

2 months ago

While i always liked Greed in theory, it is good for a long game but costly in the short term. as it takes 5 mana and 2 life just to replace itself. i would definitely run Phyrexian Arena over this if you have it. some other options to consider would be Ambition's Cost, Promise of Power, Land Tax, Necropotence, Skeletal Scrying.
also would consider Recruiter of the Guard and Hero of Bladehold as creature options

Grind on The Final Destination (The Afterlife)

2 months ago

hi, I like your deck! I have a couple suggestions:
Esper Panorama > Warped Landscape
i would consider High Market over or in addition to Miren, the Moaning Well.
I like Mirrorpool in theory but ive found i like never actually use its ability and it ETBs tapped - so i like Temple of the False God for 2x the mana and etb untapped...
your removal selection is really good already..
Proper Burial feels like an, "if you're winning win more" card to me but idk.
given that you are sacrificing your creatures i feel like you could have a little more recursion... i like Phyrexian Reclamation and Unburial Rites.
also i would consider just a little more card draw in general, i like Promise of Power, Ambition's Cost, Skeletal Scrying, Phyrexian Arena. but i've never played your deck so idk maybe you usually have enough cards.
anyway those are my thoughts, hope they are helpful and keep on having fun!

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

3 months ago

Skeletal Scrying, Dregs of Sorrow, Damnable Pact, Necrologia are all viable options as long as your life gain is working well.

Patriarch's Bidding,Balthor the Defiled, Finale of Eternity, No Rest for the Wicked, Empty the Catacombs, Twilight's Call can all kinda undo certain board wipes.

White has some counter spells too like Rebuff the Wicked, Mana Tithe, Dawn Charm, Lapse of Certainty, Illumination that could help against removal sometimes.

Dapwrd4getr on Edgar v. 2

4 months ago

Boardwipe suggestions: Merciless Eviction, Play of the Game, Life's Finale, Cleansing Nova, Austere Command, Tragic Arrogance, Blasphemous Act

Land/mana ramp: Burnished Hart, Solemn Simulacrum, Mind Stone, Commander's Sphere, Arcane Signet, Fellwar Stone, Myriad Landscape, Wayfarer's Bauble

Card draw: Syphon Mind, Faithless Looting, Mind's Eye, Vanquisher's Banner, Skeletal Scrying

As far as Vampires, you should add more (have around 35ish), but I'm not sure which ones are essential to add. But regardless, here are some suggestions.

Yugischmoe on Toshiro's Samurai Guide - Harikiri Those Instants!

5 months ago

triproberts12 thanks for commenting on the deck! I have some drawing spells in there already like Necrologia and Ambition's Cost but I do like your suggestions for lower cost draw spells. My concern with Skeletal Scrying is exiling potentially useful cards since my graveyard is basically the waiting area for all the instant recursion I'd like to see mid-game. I like Moonlight Bargain and am searching for a place to add that particular friend. Because I'm so creature light, I haven't really cared much to use a lot of anti-instant defense in this but I'm considering removing some of my current instants to incorporate some of your suggestions. After I play this a few more times as is, I'll see if some slots merit that defensive capability. For the other synergy options you suggested, some of them I thought the CMC cost too high for their effect or already had a means to do a similar thing ( like Mirari for example, I have Primal Amulet  Flip to offer spell copies and add the cost reduction beforehand!). Of your list, I loved the idea of adding Isochron Scepter and Runechanter's Pike ! Mixing Isochron with Dark Ritual or Cabal Ritual for mana, Thrilling Encore or Grim Return to add friends from other graveyards to Toshiro's party, or Liliana's Triumph , Snuff Out , or Go for the Throat for unending killing/sacrificing fun! And Runecrafter's just amps the crap out of (most likely) Toshiro for another avenue of commander damage FTW. Thank you for all your suggestions!

triproberts12 on Toshiro's Samurai Guide - Harikiri Those Instants!

5 months ago

While Toshi does give card advantage, powerful stand-alone card-draw spells are still important. I really like Skeletal Scrying and Moonlight Bargain for being instants, here. Also, I think some instant-based protection like Boon of Erebos , Abnormal Endurance , Butcher's Glee , or Dark Dabbling would be good. Finally, I'd recommend Victory Chimes , Isochron Scepter , Runechanter's Pike , Spellbinder , Sentinel Tower , Mirari , Haunting Hymn , and Aphotic Wisps as good synergy cards for a black instant deck.

S1ayerMonkey on Accursed Potions and Twisted Notions

8 months ago

Wow love it! I'll try to get this together for next year's Halloween i think. Have you considered Read the Bones , Skeletal Scrying , or Black Cat ?

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