Dross Scorpion

Dross Scorpion

Artifact Creature — Scorpion

Whenever Dross Scorpion or another artifact creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap target artifact.

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Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dross Scorpion occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Dross Scorpion Discussion

MutinyMate on rebuild Rebuild REBUILD

3 weeks ago

Dross Scorpion and Lightning Coils just look too fun not to include. I opted to omit the non-artifact value creatures because I am so into the current theme, I'm considering removing a Phyrexian Arena for a Skyscanner . My house meta is somewhere around 50%-75%-- I'm trying to avoid stuff like Noxious Gearhulk that would enable me to have removal on a stick and just use the freedom of long games to build insane value with Marchesa. Usually people just see tons of dice and decide not to fuck with it. lmao

If things get more degenerate, I'll definitely return to the bookmark of your and the other commenters deck to build in infinites and probably also include a Time Sieve .

Your build is interesting in that it adapts non-artifacts to the artifact theme. I think what I'm going for here is a bit more of the classic artifact archetype. Either way, this commander with modular is a blast, no? :D

In any case, scorpion and coils are extremely dope. Thank you again!

Ize19 on I need a card like ...

3 weeks ago

You'd have to replace Ornithopter too, but Dross Scorpion and Myr Turbine combo with Grinding Station as well. It'll take until turn 5 though.

FalseSilen on Grenzo's Slots of Misfortune

1 month ago

king-saproling- I'm so glad you like the deck! It's one of my favorites to play and I appreciate the suggestions.

Herald of Leshrac is one I've not heard of, and I like it a lot for disrupting opponents and gaining free mana! If your playgroup is cool with you thieving lands, go for it.

Marsh Flitter is a token generator and a free sac outlet. Huh, I'll keep an eye on it for future.

Transmogrifying Licid + Dross Scorpion + Goblin Welder is a hilarious combo and I wish you luck in pulling it off and destroying everything your opponents hold dear with Meteor Golem

Cathodion requires a sac outlet to get value, we prefer to have ETBs like Priest of Urabrask since a sac outlet won't always be available.

Grinning Ignus only works at sorcery speed and returns itself to our hand, which we don't want. I like where your head is at for mana generation, though.

Carnival of Souls is a fascinating and risky way to squeeze in more flips. It does put restriction on our timing as we have to use the mana when it is created, and is a nonbo with our infinites, as they often involve putting infinite creatures into play, which would drain us at the same rate as our opponents. I think you could try it and it would be a coin flip whether it won or lost you individual games just by itself.

Thran Turbine is a dead flip with Grenzo, and I'm not sure if it's impactful enough to include, even though it would be a Sol Ring worth of mana for flipping

Braid of Fire , Black Market , Imperial Recruiter , Mana Echoes , and Teferi's Puzzle Box are all cards I have considered playing, and would certainly be reasonable inclusions! I have not included them because I don't currently own them and they are expensive.

Mindmoil would not be a good inclusion because we don't want to play spells from our hand if we can at all avoid it. It does allow us to stack the bottom of our library, but it's 5 mana do nothing, and scry to the bottom if we have spare mana after that.

Vessel of Endless Rest seems unimpactful for 3 mana and we have creatures and artifacts that do the same thing repeatably, which is what we're looking for to win.

Junktroller is great for recursion, but unfortunately it taps to activate, making it hard to go infinite. Spending the mana to activate Epitaph Golem or Reito Lantern is honestly just more reliable and abusable than tapping, as we do not run untappers.

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is a spicy include, though I have chosen not to do so because he only gets pumped off of casting, and doesn't contribute to a combo. He would be useful for getting black creatures out of our hand, and I assume combos with Blood Celebrant , but we have 1 card that performs that combo by itself: Treasonous Ogre .

Blood Artist I've gone back and forth on. It absolutely is worth an include, but I find that we have enough payoffs once infinite is achieved so I replaced it with redundancy in other places, like token generation

Sifter of Skulls has 4 power, which automatically excludes it from this build. It is important to get Grenzo out early to start building the value engine, so we cast him for X=1.

Petravark could work as targeted land destruction. We already have Avalanche Riders but if you need more this could be worth including

Here is the primer I took my inspiration from. I highly recommend reading it to get the general philosophy and lines of the deck! https://www.mtgnexus.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22095

DarthMeatloaf on Goblin Artifacts

2 months ago

DoomedGeneral

I don't play favorites with my combos in this deck because that would lead to a much higher degree of repetition, and that would make games less fun for everyone involved.

That said, the basic thing to look for is the ability to untap things. If you have repeatable untap, you've probably got a win.

Examples:

  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker made into an artifact via Mycosynth Lattice or Liquimetal Coating , any sac outlet, and Dross Scorpion . This is basically Kiki/Conscripts. You use Kiki to copy the Scorpion, then sac the copy for two untap triggers. Aim both untaps at Kiki, activating him in between to get two more Scorpions. Each time you sacrifice a Scorpion, if you had 'X' scorpions, you end up with (2x-1). Infinite Scorpions to attack with.
  • Dross Scorpion enchanted with Splinter Twin does the same thing as above
  • Any sac outlet plus Dross Scorpion in play. Wurmcoil Engine enchanted with Splinter Twin. Tap Engine to make a copy, then sac the copy and the resultant tokens to get three untap triggers that you point all of at the Engine. Infinite Wurmcoil Engines. (never done this one - it just occurred to me)
  • Myr Battlesphere enchanted with Splinter Twin. Untap provided by either one of the following: Dross Scorpion and a sac outlet **OR** Clock of Omens
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