Nest of Scarabs


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

BuffBandicoot on -1 Commander

2 days ago

Why no Nest of Scarabs ?

AgentJackjohn on Mono black aggro+counter

3 days ago

I'd say your sideboard should be

4x Duress

3x Doomfall

3x Vraska's Contempt (or Hour of Glory if you wanna be a bit more budget)

3x Sentinel Totem or Crook of Condemnation

2x Sorcerous Spyglass

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

PeterPan09 on Golgari -1 Counters (Hapatra) v1.2

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.

KumaLKS on Scorpion God Jund Deck (Competitive)

2 weeks ago

WOW! Amazing deck! I playtested it and got all four Nest of Scarabs along with a couple of Ammit Eternal and The Scorpion God. I'm just blown away with the deck! Nice job!

Hirohashi on Jund -1/-1 counters

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.

Glad to hear your thoughts about the deck as well!

epajula on the infect god

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.

backinajiffy on Snakes, Spiders, Insects, and Crocodiles; Oh my!

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.

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