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Nest of Scarabs
Whenever you put one or more -1/-1 counters on a creature, create that many 1/1 black Insect creature tokens.
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Nest of Scarabs Discussion
3 days ago
I'd say your sideboard should be
Also in your mainboard I'd personally change the 3x Nest of Scarabs to 3x Throne of the God-Pharaoh. Doing that you'll get a bit more value out of your creatures swinging/crewing in each turn. Going wide isn't really something you'd need from the nest, but it combos well with the throne if you can get a bunch of insects out.
Replace the 2 Vicious Conquistador and 2 Festering Mummy for 4x Night Market Lookout. The lookout is just really good at crewing the harvester, and it drains rather than just dealing damage. In this deck it gives you more value than the conquistador in the long run.
Then I'd replace the other 2 Festering Mummy for 2 Doomed Dissenter. Dissenter can take the -1/-1 counters from Plague Belcher and becomes a bigger creature which you can put more counters on if you want. Slightly more efficient than the mummy in that regard.
Overall though, the deck seems pretty sweet
1 week ago
Really like the deck. I tried to do a deck like this on my own and i found a sweet combo.Maybe this is something for u. If u have the Nest of Scarabs consider getting Blowfly Infestation. You need a creature with 1/1 and put a counter on them to kill it, summon a 1/1 token cause u put a counter on a creature and killing the other. That card goes to graveyard and you can place another counter, cause it had a counter on it. You can basically repeat that as often as you want and you can make a profit with the Obelisk Spider.
Hope that wasn't too weird and a little bit of a help. Okey, i just see Blowfly Infestation is not legal in standard. Didn't realize u going for standard. Nevertheless i hope it helped a bit.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I though about adding more removal a while ago, but at the end I left the extra removal to the sideboard ir order to have a few more cretures and lands. Also recently I've been play testing with some friends at my local store, and i've seen that this deck has a good matchup against temur energy(so far i have a record of 5-3), and G/B counters(4-1). I might also add a few Nest of Scarabs to the sideboard.
3 weeks ago
Fyi boros keyrune is illegal here. I wouldnt pkay with a keyrune regardless. If you're looking for in-color ramp try Solemn Simulacrum, and Talisman of Indulgence. As for the deck you may want to consider Heartstone, Blowfly Infestation, and Nest of Scarabs.
3 weeks ago
That makes sense.
The problem I've found with trying to get wide combat buffs (or any at all) with the token generation strategy from Nest of Scarabs is as follows:
- If you don't get nest of scarabs in opening hand or first 2 draws game looks rough
- If the above happens AND you have combat buffs in your hand, the game is REALLY rough
- Hapatra probably won't help much cuz he will just be removed
But Idk what others have experienced, this is just how my games have gone.