Reaper King


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Reaper King

Legendary Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

( can be paid with any two mana or with . This card's converted mana cost is 10.)

Other Scarecrow creatures you control get +1/+1.

Whenever another Scarecrow enters the battlefield under your control, destroy target permanent.

Reaper King Discussion

Rhadamanthus on Reducing a cost by a ...

2 weeks ago

If you're just asking about converted mana cost, Reaper King is 10 (the type of hybrid symbol always counts as 2) and Patron of the Orochi is 8.

If you're asking about what happens if you offer up Reaper King to cast the Patron, it depends. If you reduce a cost by some amount of hybrid mana you choose which half of each hybrid symbol you want to use. Assuming you've found a way to make Reaper King a snake: if you sacrifice it to Patron of the Orochi 's snake offering ability then the final cost of the Patron depends on the choices you make for each symbol in the King's cost. As far as I can tell your choices are , , or .

Here's the relevant rule from the section on how to calculate cost reductions:

117.7e If a cost is reduced by an amount of mana represented by a hybrid mana symbol, the player paying that cost chooses one half of that symbol at the time the cost reduction is applied (see rule 601.2f). If a colored half is chosen, the cost is reduced by one mana of that color. If a colorless half is chosen, the cost is reduced by an amount of generic mana equal to that half's number.

cdkime on Reducing a cost by a ...

2 weeks ago

Can you explain what you are trying to do? Reaper King is not a snake, so that does not implicate Patron of the Orochi 's Offering ability. As such, I am not seeing a connection between the two cards you linked, and there are a lot of "functional differences" between hybrid mana and more traditional mana; mana on a permanent you are casting versus on the battlefield; etc., so I would not want to provide a bunch of information that may not be useful or relevant.

sophomore on Reducing a cost by a ...

2 weeks ago

What is the functional difference in mana costs between a Reaper King I have on the field and a Patron of the Orochi I want to cast?

goodair on Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

2 weeks ago

Reaper King with Arcane Adaptation and Conspiracy is pretty brutal if you wanna go down that path. Those 2 enchantments can go into the Atogatog build too if you want something more janky.
Other than that I agree with DAWT_PLAWT with going 3 colors or even going with the new Teysa Karlov . Just make sure you go at minimum black/white/x since those are the best aristocrat colors.

DrukenReaps on Looking at doing 5-color aristocrats

2 weeks ago

And I think I'm looking at Atogatog , Child of Alara , Horde of Notions , or Reaper King . I know Orzhov or Golgari would be more streamlined but I'm doing all colors so that people can taste the pain-bow :P

Horde of Notions is somewhat limited being so focused on elementals. That is however a creature type that comes out in almost every set. This is an example of how that deck might look Endless Notions. Being able to instantly have some of those ETBs could make for some interesting plays.

Reaper King seems like the most restrictive to build around as I would be trying to abuse his interaction with scarecrows. Sadly most of those creatures are mediocre... It is being considered only because I like how he looks.

Atogatog comes with about 10 atogs that all act as sac outlets allowing the rest of the deck to be aristocrat value stuff. Might be the oddest choice as aristocrats is really creatures that die for value and this would be everything dies for value.

Child of Alara is an interesting thought... She acts as a mass sac outlet and kills my opponents stuff off at the same time. A little hard to abuse in this kind of deck but sac her with Viscera Seer let everything die triggering Zulaport Cutthroat and then bring it all back with Rise of the Dark Realms . Also this is the one that allows the most freedom in design.

Any thoughts or suggestions for 5-color aristocrats from y'all?

KingofCorns on THE Reaper King

1 month ago

I do love Reaper King, though mine is a LOT more budget. I like trying to make the most of Scrap Mastery and Living Death with cards like Evolutionary Leap.

Also had you considered Arcane Adaptation.? It's a bit slow but it means all your creatures trigger.

Scion_of_Darkness on Reaper King and the Scared Little Crows

3 months ago

You have a couple unique opportunities here.

Coalition Victory!

Color conditions can be met by Reaper King alone, or Scuttlemutt in a pinch.

For the Land condition, use Nylea's Presence on your Darksteel Citadel. It's cheap and its a cantrip as well. That also enables Landwalk abilities if you play it on your opponent, but that's a thought for a different day. If you were to have at least 1 of each basic land in your deck outside of what you need, than you could also play Wild-Field Scarecrow or something simple like Cultivate.

If you really wanted to be a dickhole, use Arcane Adaptation and play token generating spells like Raise the Alarm or Dragon Fodder which basically means pay , make two 2/2 "Scarecrow" tokens (remember the lord effect from the King) and blow up 2 permanents.

[email protected]_only on A Sliver Deck With No Slivers?!!

3 months ago

Minor alteration you might enjoy - Horde of Notions for a general - you can't tutor out cards from play, but it lets you run any changling for , and cast them from graveyard as well.

another odd option is Reaper King for destruction of permanents

odd "lords" that might fit well -

Admiral Beckett Brass and or Captivating Vampire - Steal their stuff!

Bramblewood Paragon & the their tribal parallels - give a static bonus even after the card leaves

Death Baron - pairs well with first / double strike. kill stuff dead. good alternitive to Zombie Master

Drogskol Captain - another lord of the unreal, effectively. plus it steroids

Scion of Oona - see above, but shroud. can't target it, but has flash

Field Marshal and / or Stromkirk Captain - pairs well with deathtouch

Seshiro the Anointed - big buffs + card draw = win

Midnight Entourage - Gives a mini Phyrexian Arena effect when one dies

Myr Galvanizer - untapping is amazing. do stuff more!

Pheres-Band Warchief - because tribal centaurs are apparently a thing

Timber Protector & Crested Sunmare - because indistructable is amazing

Unnatural Selection - because more messing with stuff is more better

AEther Shockwave & Whelming Wave - lockout effects

Crux of Fate - because it is now viable in a non-dragon tribal

Goblin Chieftain - an alternitive to goblin king - not a fan of landwalk, personally. to circumstantial

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