Lu Xun, Scholar General

Lu Xun, Scholar General

Legendary Creature — Human Soldier

Horsemanship (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with horsemanship.)

Whenever Lu Xun, Scholar General deals damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Masters Edition III (ME3) Uncommon
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Lu Xun, Scholar General Discussion

king-saproling on One creature Damage

8 months ago

I think you could take out these cards for better things: Lumbering Satyr, Marsh Boa, Rhox Charger, Verdant Sun's Avatar, Sygg River Guide, Stormtide Leviathan, Inkwell Leviathan

You might like these: Snake Umbra , Tuvasa the Sunlit , Sram, Senior Edificer , Ethereal Armor , Blessing of the Nephilim , Dueling Grounds , Lightmine Field , Inquisitor's Flail , Cephalid Constable , Sigil of Sleep , Aqueous Form , Bruna, Light of Alabaster , Vanishing , Lu Xun, Scholar General , Curious Obsession , Heliod's Pilgrim

Phule451 on Underrated Commanders on a Budget: Kestia

10 months ago

Lu Xun, Scholar General could work very well for you and earn you even more card draw and possibly early card draw. Horsemanship pretty much makes him unblockable so you can just keep swinging in for value. Hall of Heliod's Generosity would also fit perfectly in your deck. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

Aphoticate on Commander Tier List [WIP]

1 year ago

I want to prefance this by saying I don't have a Krav, the Unredeemed / Regna, the Redeemer edh deck nor have I ever played one so their placement isn't something im particularly passionate about.

I've been considering making one lately because I recently made a Karlov deck and I put em in the 99. Whenever I play Krav he's been such a power house and thats in a deck that's not designed around breaking him. In an arostocrats deck the ammount of card draw should be very impressive and akin to having a skullclamp in the zone.

Now honestly idk where he should be. Maybe 3-3.5? But the last tier seems too low to me. Like hes def not 1 or 2 worthy. Probably not not even 2.5 but a draw engine this decent deserves better than to be lumped in with terrible draw engines like The Scorpion God and Lu Xun, Scholar General . Hes at least as good as Sram imo, who is currently 3.

Regna sux lol but she's worth playing just to add white to the deck and who knows, you might find the odd time to cast her.


thom-le on Lazav the Multipersonality

1 year ago

Very cool deck, I like that there are no endless loops in. Maybe consider Temporal Adept over Time Elemental , Surrakar Spellblade over Lu Xun, Scholar General if you want to have the card draw. With Lazav my personal favorite mana ramp is Dowsing Dagger  Flip. Cavern Harpy is nice for protection. It's great to see how your deck works with that budget.

Althought I've build a more heavy budget deck, there are also ideas you might be interested: KILL AND RUN

zniwalla on Consistency in a Can

1 year ago

I like it!

I'm playing a Rafiq deck myself and have come to love the following cards:

Lu Xun, Scholar General, Glory, Silverblade Paladin, Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Thada Adel, Acquisitor

So.. consider those as some suggestions.

Cheers and great deck!

SynergyBuild on Quest: The lost soldier

1 year ago

Actually, there is a deck that I alone am a proponent of. I have yet to see another player in all of my years of EDH, looking online, IRL, etc for this commander another user of it:

Lu Xun, Scholar General

This commander is simple, a powerful mono-blue commander that while being considered low-tier, can be a powerful unblockable voltron draw-engine, a normal draw engine, or something to attach non-voltron equipment onto.

Ever seen a player be blown out by a few damage? Sword of Feast and Famine making them discard a card, Sigil of Sleep bouncing their biggie into their hand, Sword of Body and Mind milling them ten, and Quietus Spike doesn't help matters on their end ;)

It isn't the best commander, no, however it brings a mono-blue aggro commander onto the field, and can play a great midgame and lategame need be. Like drawing cards? It has you covered, and with extra turn spells for more damage, stacking Tandem Lookout, Sword of Fire and Ice, Fireshrieker and Ophidian Eye or Curiosity, you are drawing some 8 cards a turn, probably drawing another extra turn spell in the process. Sounds like Narset, Enlightened Master some of the time!

Don't worry about the big aggro problems of not being able to deal with threats, you often don't need to tap out, holding up mana for a Swan Song, Counterspell or Into the Roil, sometimes even the overloaded Cyclonic Rift, while still progressing your board by dropping a one or two mana enchantment onto Lu Xun.

See my following three lists for budget reasons:

14 Dollar Super-Duper Budget Varient:

$14 Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

Mid Budget Varient:

Mid Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

High Budget Varient:

High Budget Lu Xun (Mono-Blue Voltron)

hkhssweiss on Roon Blink Tokens

1 year ago

Might I suggest Flurry of Wings, Lu Xun, Scholar General, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice to under consideration to be cut?

Hybrow on A Well-Regulated Meletis - Daxos EDH

1 year ago

Hello onehitterquiter, thanks for the view and upvote. This is still very much a build in progress. It currently plays terribly, but is super fun to play, so looking at ways to make it better.

Cephalid Constable is really nice. A great way to control the board state. Might have to slot one it.

Duelist's Heritage of all these suggestions, I think this will be an auto add. Take out one of the more useless equipment pieces. I love that I can not only give my creatures double strike, but in a multi-player game, I can give other creatures as well when I see fit.

Battle Mastery – this is the same cost as Duelist’s and only effects one creature. For that reason, I don’t think its as useful.

True Conviction – at 6 mana (and 3 white) I don’t think I can justify putting this into the deck. The lifegain that I get from this deck ends up being very secondary to the playing cards.

Cradle of Vitality – I REALLY like this card, just for the ability to make Daxos and the Adept bigger.

Sunbond – I don’t like this for the same reason I don’t like Battle Mastery. This is the same mana cost as Cradle, and only gets to sit on one creature.

Zur's Weirding – I love this card, can’t believe I didn’t know it existed. Will have to play this deck a couple more times to see how flush my life is. I do like that it wouldn’t affect the card I get from Augury Adept, however it would affect my Lu Xun, Scholar General, Last Thoughts and Rhystic Study draws. This might not be the perfect deck for it, but am going to have to get one and figure out a place for it.

Thanks for all the suggestions, there are a couple of solid adds in there for sure.

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