Nest of Scarabs


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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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

Crow_Storm on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

1 week ago

I would suggest these revisions to the mainboard: +4 Phyrexian Crusader -4 Scar

-2 Swamp +2 Memorial to Folly

-4 Swamp +4 Inkmoth Nexus (I know this is a budget deck, but I believe this will receive a reprint soon, and while 1-2 copies is expensive, it won't break the wallet)

-2 Septic Rats +2 Ichorclaw Myr

-2 Blowfly Infestation +2 Nest of Scarabs

+1 Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon -1 Virulent Wound

OptimalGreen on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

Flint2 Doubling Season is actually terrible in Hapatra because it kills your stuff. As for Parallel Lives it's neat but Nest of Scarabs basically serves the same function and can work without Hapatra on the board.

Flint2 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

4 weeks ago

I came across an interesting interaction with my Hapatra deck that you may want to include in your other combo section. It's basically Blood Artist + Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Midnight Banshee . The setup can quickly swing the game your way or outright kill players if they sleep on it.

The main problem with the basic 3 piece setup is that you need some number of snake tokens on the board to get it working. Also, if you have a small number of snakes to start with then you aren't doing much with the combo.

The combo can be enhanced with Doubling Season or Parallel Lives to double the damage you'll be dealing each turn or you can use Nest of Scarabs to produce an ever increasing number of tokens.

Blood Artist can be subbed for Zulaport Cutthroat or Obelisk Spider in multiplayer settings.

Grixis_Decks_Win on Plague (is) Encouraging No Idiot Servant

1 month ago

Nest of Scarabs, it's in the deck and the description^^

Head CoIIector on Scorpion God wither

1 month ago

I love the overall idea. Mine is very new and rough around the edges (haven't even picked up a sol ring for it yet) but I tried to put in some options to make the death triggers happen more quickly that you might want to think about. Things like Deathbringer Thoctar and Archetype of Finality. If you are curious about my list this is it. but I think the archetype would be perfect with Warstorm Surge, Everlasting Torment, and Nest of Scarabs. Sick combo. Also a big fan of Necropede and Core Prowler for creature options and Puncture Blast and Volt Charge for red counters as a whole.

Valengeta on You're Simply Withering Away

1 month ago

really cool deck! have you considered Nest of Scarabs instead of Blowfly Infestation? Less risk of losing creatures and you're always getting more bodies. Also I think Phyrexian Arena would give you a better card draw than Spiteful Visions. If you dont mind both players drawing, you're better off using Howling Mine imo. Please check out my -1/-1 counter deck Army of Ash

Paranoiac on Need help making a Glorious ...

2 months ago

You have to try Nest of Scarabs. It works amazingly well with -1/-1 counters. Devoted Druid and Quillspike are amazing together. Definitely check out the Amonkhet block as it has a lot of things to do with -1/-1 counters. Check out my Poison deck. Hope you find some inspiration. Happy building!

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