Gnarled Scarhide


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Uncommon

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Gnarled Scarhide

Enchantment Creature — Minotaur

Bestow 3B (If you cast this spell for its bestow cost, it's an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it's not attached to a creature.)

Gnarled Scarhide can't block.

Enchanted creature gets +2/+1 and can't block.

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Gnarled Scarhide Discussion

Flooremoji on Minotaurded

13 hours ago

I agree, your curve is to high. Gnarled Scarhide would be good.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Mighty Minotaur-Taur

2 months ago

Definitely recommend a playset of Gnarled Scarhide as a super strong 1-drop Minotaur. Burning-Fist Minotaur and Bloodrage Brawler are a couple other low-curve Minotaurs worth considering over Skeletal Changeling. Also strongly recommend upgrading the Lightning Bolt to a playset; best red common in the game.

Ahn-Crop Crasher is a super strong Minotaur that's good enough to be played in Standard right now.

Azetsu on minotribal

5 months ago

I would add Gnarled Scarhide and some 2 drops like Bloodrage Brawler or Burning-Fist Minotaur to lower your curve

landofMordor on

7 months ago

Hey friend! The Medallions are technically not Modern legal, so if I were you I'd just put in Rakdos Signets or something of the sort. Don't forget Gnarled Scarhide as the best 1-drop in Minotaurs, Rageblood Shaman as another lord, Burning-Fist Minotaur as a great 2-drop, and cut some lands with such a reduced curve in exchange for more Ragemongers.

I'd actually be tempted to try Tron lands like Urza's Tower with the Signet to power out all kinds of shenanigans. At least it's cool in theory.

Hope that helps! Hit me up if I can be of service.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Like Cows to the Slaughter

7 months ago

Burning-Fist Minotaur is a neat two-drop Minotaur. Maybe cause some headaches early game.

Tahngarth, Talruum Hero is a neat legendary Minotaur that can take out weaker creatures.

Merciless Javelineer is reasonably aggressive and can prevent opponents' creatures from blocking.

Flurry of Horns creates a couple of Minotaur tokens that can come down swinging.

Bloodrage Brawler is pretty big for his cost, if you don't mind card disadvantage.

Gnarled Scarhide is an on-theme enchantment minotaur that is also a 1-drop.

Lame_Duck on A Bunch of Bulls Hit

7 months ago

Oh right, yeah, I didn't look at the multi-colour ones. Neheb, the Worthy is certainly powerful but it's a card that naturally pushes you to try to be aggressive and dump your hand as quickly as possible and the fact that there's only a single good aggressive 1-mana Minotaur in Gnarled Scarhide would be a real problem for that strategy. There are some decent 2-drops and things like Bloodrage Brawler and Minotaur Explorer would help turn on Neheb but in general I would be very wary of creatures that naturally 2-for-1 yourself and still just die to Lightning Bolt.

There might well be a Neheb deck that you could build that's a bit slower and more controlling and tries to team him up with Felhide Petrifier and Rageblood Shaman since first strike, deathtouch and trample are a pretty potent combination of abilities, probably with a bunch of removal and discard in the 1- and 2- drop slots but, like you said, that's a different deck than this one.

gregularg on Mad Cow Disease (Neheb, The Worthy EDH)

10 months ago

LittleBlueHero Thanks for the upvote and comment!

Ive playtest it a little and so far enjoying the deck but I'm still considering it a work in progress.

Yeh the tribal element isn't the strongest but as a tribal player I'm determined to make it work in some way. To have a competitive deck then there is no way you could make this completely tribal so we have to find a nice balance using Neheb's other abilities.

I like to think of it as an aggressive tribal(ish) deck with a bit of a hellbent twist as a form of controlling your opponents and buffing your cows. You can easily ditch the tribal element and go full on Hellbent thus also Graveyard strategy. For instance, take a look at the CommandCast (The Command Zone) Neheb decklist (I'd recommend watching the game they had with Amonkhet generals), Jimmy wanted to utilise all the creatures being thrown into the graveyard so he has a lot of recursion shenanigans going on. I have taken a lot of inspiration from his decklist whilst still trying to stay true to Neheb's cow origins.

Gnarled Scarhide Is either going to be a buffed minotaur to swing with or a great Aura for Neheb in a pinch, I believe there is a lot of value to be gained from it in this deck. I think you could be right about Oracle of Bones, may have to playtest more to see if his effect is ever actually useful, if not then to the slaughter house he goes!

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