Enduring Scalelord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Enduring Scalelord

Creature — Dragon


Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are placed on another creature you control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Enduring Scalelord.

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Enduring Scalelord Discussion

DobbyHasNoMaster on +1/+1 Counter deck, and BAM it's +999/+999 now!

1 week ago

Thanks for the comments! Doubling Season is a bit out of my price range unfortunately... 2 Enduring Scalelords is a good idea :D

Danielj111 on Selesnya Counters

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Enduring Scalelord? Running one or more of them could give you an alternate win con or another big boye to swing with

Diakaine on +1/+1 Counter deck, and BAM it's +999/+999 now!

1 month ago

2 Enduring Scalelord goes infinite with each other when one gets a +1/+1 counter.

Arkadius on Atraxa, Queen of Counters

2 months ago


I like your build. Counter-heavy build is very fun to pilot, especially if you also have superfriends to help you. You shall consider also running Enduring Scalelord + Altered Ego combo (infinite big creature). Big ceatures also allow to win the game with sac effect of Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord .

Going BIG with this type if deck is EZ. Key is to be able to protect your creatures against control heavy decks. You shall think about: Shalai, Voice of Plenty which also works also as counter enabler for your creatures.

DoctorDisaster on It's Feeding Time

4 months ago

Thank you Gody322! I've had a ton of fun with this deck over the past year changing it up quite a bit. I absolutely love hydras. Primal Vigor is super nice, I hadn't even known of it so thank you for the suggestion. I have high hopes of pulling a Doubling Season and a Vigor because they are being reprinted in the new set you mentioned with Pir, Imaginative Rascal. So we'll see what happens and I'll keep this updated with new progress. Hardened Scales reminds me of Enduring Scalelord except it's much more universal and I enjoy holding non-creature permanents on the field for the purposes of my devotion cards (most of the time I'm the target for creature removal, but not so much for artifacts and enchantments). So that's a great idea! If nothing else I will be struggling to see what in my deck is currently worth the least to make room for these great cards.

He_Who_Hungers on Marath, Will of the Counters

6 months ago

Looks like a nice list. You could consider adding something like Enduring Scalelord or Death's Presence to help with the counter generation, or an Aquastrand Spider, Spidersilk Armor or Dragonlord Dromoka as a precaution for flying-heavy decks. The latter will also put a somewhat durable threat on the board which will also help you gain some life, which is never a bad thing.

Argy on Mechanics that never really worked

6 months ago

This conversation is just warming up.

I must be the most out there brewer in the world, based on a lot of the comments here.

Examples below.

Before I get to those, I totally agree about Outlast.

We couldn't even make it work in my friend's deck that had Abzan Falconer in it.

As people pointed out, the mechanic was just too slow.

landofMordor if you missed the Theros block then I'm not surprised that you don't see the beauty of Hypnotic Siren.

Thing was crazy. It gives you an early flier, good for Aggro, or a LATE flier, good for Control, that leaves a Creature behind if the Enchanted Creature dies.

I had it in so many decks.

StuBi has only built three decks in his life.

The first one was Fleet of Foot, which went heavy on the Dash theme.

To this day his favourite card is Sprinting Warbrute.

As with a lot of these mechanics, they sometimes work best when you only have a few cards with them, in your deck.

The most successful deck I ever built for StuBi, if not THE most successful deck I ever built, focused on Melding Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light, and then equipping them with Stitcher's Graft.

Angelic High

Unfortunately StuBi doesn't write match reports, but the thing won so many FNMs that it wasn't funny.

12/13 with Flying, first strike, vigilance, and lifelink coming atcha.


Bolster is amazing in the DTK Cube I built.

Tarkir Skies

Mostly because of Enduring Scalelord.

I agree that it wasn't the best in Constructed.

Finally, banding.

Here, said my friend, build me a Mini Cube out of all these old cards I have.

(Argy looks at cards, sees that just about every Creature card has Banding on it)

Do not put Leviathan in that Cube, another friend said, no one will EVER pick that card.

The first time we play the Cube NO ONE is picking or , so I start to. We are playing 2HG. I happen to be partnering with my friend that said not to put Leviathan in.

Don't you pick that card, he warns me.

On the first go around of the last pack, I pick Leviathan.

Great, he says, we have lost.

We got ahead in the game, mostly through me saccing two Islands so that we could have a 10/10 Leviathan blocker sitting on the field.

It got to a stage in the game where our Opponents were down to six life, with a 2/2 and a 2/3 on the field.

I sacced two Islands so Leviathan could attack, paid to Band it with Icatian Infantry, and hit for game.


None of these anecdotes prove that any of the mechanics are great, just that they CAN work if you a build a creative deck that utilises them well.

Plus ... I just like telling Magic stories.

DESTRUCTOSQUID on Dromoka, bolster EDH

8 months ago

Mirage Mirror with Enduring Scalelord makes for a fun infinite combo

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