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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
Have you considered Forbidden Orchard? It's pretty pricey (this whole deck is way out of my price range though) but it might give you more targets for some of those -1/-1 counters against decks that don't have much or any creatures, letting you trigger Nest of Scarabs, Blowfly Infestation, and The Scorpion God. Plus, free creatures thanks to Necroskitter!
Maybe not the best idea, but seems fun so I thought you might want to try it <3
5 days ago
Since your deck has lots of -1/-1 counter synergies and also has both black and green, you may want to consider putting Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons in your deck. She seems like she would work very well in your deck.
I don't know if you want to run only basic lands in this deck or what, but if not you should definitely upgrade your mana base. One card that should be in just about every EDH deck is Command Tower, especially in a 4-color deck like this one.
I like this deck a lot. I had never thought of using Saskia the Unyielding to get access to more colors for a -1/-1 counter strategy and it seems to work pretty well. These are just some thoughts I had while looking through your deck that could potentially improve it. Scorpion God wither is my Scorpion God deck if you're interested, it could give you some new ideas for your own deck.
1 week ago
White has Jotun Grunt, which can act as a weird hybrid of goyf and ooze, and is devastating against decks that utilize their graveyard.And there is Moldgraf Scavenger, and Exemplar of Strength (which is miles better in a deck that runs things like Quillspike or Nest of Scarabs).There is plenty to choose from.
1 month ago
I thought about Flourishing Defenses but Nest of Scarabs is a cheaper and more effective substitute and I already have a lot of enchantments. Because of this, Ivy Lane Denizen wouldn't be a great fit.
1 month ago
Don't have any specific suggestions, other than that you don't actually need to make them bigger. You already have a couple of ways of going infinite with this deck (Hapatra + Blowfly Infestation +Flourishing Defenses or Nest of Scarabs for example). Coupled with Obelisk Spider that wins you the game right there. Trying to go for an additional +1/+1 counter things might be stretching things a bit too much. You could replace the +1/+1 counter things with other stuff that synergises more with the huge amounts of creatures you produce.
1 month ago
Hello I'm pretty new to the site and was hoping someone can help me with a -1/-1 counter deck I'm working on for 2hg.
Right now it looks like this but I'm very open to making changes (that's why i'm posting)
The main thing I'm trying to do is keep the board under control, drain life with spiders, and create 1/1 tokens and finish by going wide if need be. Keep in mind I will have a partner as well so I don't have to do everything alone. Played it a few times and it is very hit or miss. Either it comes out the exact way it's supposed to be and wins games or it's all over the place and does nothing. Looking to make it a little more consistent and have something to do every turn if possible, not just wait for wombo combos. Sorry about the formatting, I tried to fix it but couldn't figure it out..
1 month ago
Nest of Scarabs does not add a 1/1 Insect Token to the Tokens List or in Playtest
1 month ago
I always liked the -1/-1 theme cards. You have a fairly good build here. I personally would change Hapatra's Mark into Blossoming Defense. I find the +2/+2 generally works out better as most of your creatures don't increase by 2 or more usually and functions as a better combat trick.
I am also a big fan of Nest of Scarabs as the card combos very well with Ammit Eternal, Archfiend of Ifnir, and Channeler Initiate. It makes Ammit a bigger threat as all spells they cast will now generate you 1/1 tokens, pairs well with Ifnir for obvious reasons, and makes a later game draw of Channeler Initiate more relevant.
The only thing that seems shaky with your deck design is the running of 4 copies of Archfiend of Ifnir. The reason this seems potentially problematic is that you have only 1 card in the deck that allows you to discard. you might want to cut down to 2 copies in the deck and bring in something like the nest or Banewhip Punisher.
Best of luck with the deck.