Haakon, Stromgald Scourge

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Haakon, Stromgald Scourge

Legendary Creature — Zombie Knight

You may play Haakon, Stromgald Scourge from your graveyard, but not from anywhere else.

As long as Haakon is in play, you may play Knight cards from your graveyard.

When Haakon is put into a graveyard from play, you lose 2 life.

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Haakon, Stromgald Scourge Discussion

JKRice on Gifts!? ... Forrrr meeee??

1 week ago

I love modern gifts, probably my favorite deck out there.

Firstly, a fun but not necessarily super good combo is giftsing for Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and Nameless Inversion to wipe their board at instant speed as long as you have the mana available

Also: you need as many functionally identical cards as possible so you can force stuff through with gifts. This means it would probably be preferable to switch out 2 of your 3 mana leaks for other 2 cost counterspells like Negate and Remand. This lets you go for all three counterspells and a snapcaster in case you really want to counter something. Furthermore, I would reccomend varying your destroy spells; switch out an abrupt decay for an Assassin's Trophy, switch out a path for Dismember, etc

Also: I personally think Collective Brutality is a must, since it gains back all the life you lose from fetch-shocking and it lets you discard your reanimator targets. However, a lot of people disagree with me, so it might not be the best choice.

Finally: since you are playing cryptic command, maybe consider Eternal Witness so you can create a cryptic loop and stall a bit

JKRice on 4c gifts

1 week ago

I live 4c color gifts! It’s probably my favorite deck. I have a few suggestions and actually a few questions about whether certain cards are viable.

1: where’s the Raven's Crime + Life from the Loam lockdown? Gifts for raven, LftL, Urborg for a black source, and a random land. Then you can cast raven’s crime up to 3 times a turn. I’ve seen it used a lot in this deck

2: in my experience, it’s more useful for gifts control to have destroy rather than early discard. I would recommend maybe not having the TK and IoK and instead add stuff like Dismember

3: you want as many cards that are functionally identical but with different names as possible. Switch out the second Abrupt Decay for a Assassin's Trophy so you can force it through with gifts

4: I’ve found Slaughter Pact to be super useful if you have to tap out for gifts

5: Batterskull or Wurmcoil Engine in combination with Academy Ruins and life from the loam is a finisher I’ve seen a lot in these decks. The lifegain can be SUPER useful against decks like humans/spirits to disincentivize attacking

6: I personally play both Iona and elesh mainboard for a more diverse reanimate package, and I play Platinum Emperion sideboard

7: do you think Crucible of Worlds could be any good?

8: one real fun combo with gifts that I’ve seen is going for Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and Nameless Inversion for a funny boardwipe.

Graytrey on Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord EDH

4 weeks ago

Nameless Inversion can be repeatedly cast from the graveyard with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge on the battlefield. If both are in your graveyard you can just cast Haakon and then mow down as many things as you can pay for.

poulak on ½ White ½ Black

1 month ago

Hey man, thanks a lot for the suggestions. As for Midnight Reaper and Kinsbaile Cavalier I feel like with 10 cards above CMC 2 that are all important to the deck (Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Knight Exemplar, and Crib Swap), it wouldn't have room for more. It's kind of the same issue with Altar's Reap, there wasn't a ton of good CMC 1 cards for this list so it's got a lot of CMC 2 cards, and the value of those has to be really high to balance things out.

JeranF on Order of the Black Sun (B/W Knight Tribal)

4 months ago

@hydrothermia I see good use in Dauntless Bodyguard or Student of Warfare as early drop. Stromgald Crusader might be a good option to get something flying for blocking. Personally I like the possibilities of Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, but I'm unsure about it, since I would have to put in some means to get him into the graveyard first. Overall those are some nice suggestions, thanks a lot.

hydrothermia on Death Knights

4 months ago

Welcome to Tapped Out!

You could adjust your mana production, you have more than you need on and need more unless the deck gets more black spells. I'd run four of Authority of the Consuls, Edge of the Divinity and Novice Knight. Not sure about keeping Demonic Vigor since you can't reuse the Aura.

Arvad the Cursed | Haakon, Stromgald Scourge | Bloodcrazed Paladin | Student of Warfare | Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

  • You may not have a need for Arvad the Cursed considering he's has a cmc of 5, but if you get a few more legendaries it might be worth it.
  • Haakon is interesting since you can graveyard cast knights with him on the battlefield. You can use him as a discard card.
  • Bloodcrazed Paladin is good when a creature wipe happens and gives it a number of +1/+1 counters, even on the opponents turn.
  • Student of Warfare is a great early card that can be leveled up with on your turn.
  • Since you have a large number of permanents, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could be useful on having large amounts of mana to cast multiple spells or quickly leveling up the Student of Warfare.

hydrothermia on Order of the Black Sun (B/W Knight Tribal)

5 months ago

Caravan Escort, Dauntless Bodyguard and Student of Warfare are all . There aren't any knights in existence. Some out there, Stromgald Crusader, or Craven Knight and Bloodcrazed Paladin. Haakon, Stromgald Scourge would give an interesting synergy. If you get a few more legendaries, you could always use Arvad the Cursed with Mirror Gallery.

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