Now that we know scry is the returning mechanic in Theros, we're getting to see a more interesting side of it at the PAX Magic party. For example, wouldn't it be great if there were a scrying variant on stuff like Sign in Blood? Now there is: Have a first look at Read the Bones.
Read the Bones 2B
Scry 2, then draw two cards. You lose 2 life. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
The dead know lessons the living haven't learned.
As Foresee proves, scrying and then getting to draw cards off the top of your library that you just stacked with good stuff is quite a powerful effect. Read the Bones costs one crucial mana less than Foresee does, but it scries two fewer cards and has the "you lose 2 life" rider (which matters quite a bit less than the first part). Deck manipulation and card advantage in black is definitely something that will make people sit up and take notice.
What do you think of this painful black draw spell? Let me know in the comments.
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