Creature — Demon
When Rune-Scarred Demon enters the battlefield, search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Rare|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Rare|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion
6 days ago
Hey, nice semi budget version of Chainer.
I see Kiki and there's some cards to consider adding to make him better:
Ooze can use any activated ability of creatures in all graveyards which can be versatile in multiplayer Commander. With Chainer Ooze gives you lots of options: Magus, Necromancer, Feldon, Fulminator, Purphoros, Pet, Seer, etc, but best of all Kiki. Ooze can be another Kiki when Kiki is in your graveyard. When this happens with Ooze you can make infinite tapped Oozes since Ooze is not legendary therefore it can copy itself infinite times. Infinite Oozes can be used with other cards to be win conditions.
If Pet is in your graveyard then Ooze can sac itself to make one black mana. When this happens then infinite Oozes can make infinite black mana. Use infinite black mana to pay for a game winning Ribbons since you can discard or cast Cut and then cast Ribbons from your graveyard.
- Viscera Seer/Blood Pet + Syr Konrad, the Grim
- Viscera Seer/Blood Pet + Exsanguinate/Torment of Hailfire
Ooze can be Viscera Seer which with infinite Oozes can be infinite scrys to find the card you need or Syr/Exsanguinate as a win condition. With both Seer and Pet in your graveyard gives you many options with infinite Oozes to find and cast any card you want. Having creature sac outlets are good with Chainer because then you can cast a sac outlet from your graveyard and get more value from creatures who can't sac themselves. Goblin Bombardment, two drop sac outlet, is one of the best in Commander and it can be a win condition with infinite Oozes or infinite Conscripts without having to attack.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Rune-Scarred Demon
- Ravenous Chupacabra
- Graven Cairns, Tainted Peak, Ash Barrens, Jund Panorama
An expensive price card upgrade to consider is Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a repeatable tutor with Chainer and Sidisi can sac itself. With a sac outlet Rune-Scarred Demon can be a repeatable tutor, is less price and nice for reanimation getting a 6/6 Demon. Plaguecrafter is powerful repeatable effect with Chainer because it can sac itself. This card with Chainer can shut down your opponent's nontoken creature strategies.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Lantern-Lit Graveyard
- Bloodfell Caves
- Star Compass
- Grave Scrabbler
- Murderous Rider
- Ancient Craving
- Overseer of the Damned
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Hey, well done for your first deck from scratch.
Some cards within the current budget to consider adding:
- Command Tower: one of the best lands for multicolored decks in Commander.
- Buried Alive: best budget way to tutor for and get Worldgorger into your graveyard.
- Bogardan Hellkite: win condition Dragon with Worldgorger combo.
- Open the Armory: can be an early game tutor for Lightning Greaves for Kaalia or later on for Animate Dead.
- Rune-Scarred Demon: Mystery Booster version, Demon to tutor for any card.
- Faithless Looting: double way to discard Worldgorger if it's stuck in your hand or if you draw it.
- Wishclaw Talisman: use it to tutor for the last piece of the Worldgorger combo for one mana the turn you want to combo.
- Swiftfoot Boots: more protection/haste for Kaalia.
- Fellwar Stone
- Talisman of Conviction
- Exotic Orchard
- Caves of Koilos
- Rugged Prairie
- Dragonskull Summit
- Ash Barrens
Could add all these cards for about $26.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Temple of the False God
- Shimmering Grotto
- Vivid Crag
- Temple of Triumph
- Wind-Scarred Crag
- Star Compass
- Artful Maneuver
- Curse of Fool's Wisdom
- Angelic Chorus
- Mirror of the Forebears
- Desecration Demon
- Angelic Skirmisher
- Akroma, Angel of Fury
- Fiery Emancipation
Worldgorger Dragon is a tricky combo to assemble because Worldgorger needs to be in your graveyard to reanimate it with Animate Dead. You don't want to ever cast it from hand or cheat it onto the battlefield with Kaalia. Sneak Attack cheating it on the battlefield is fine because then it will end up in your graveyard and you get your permanents back. You want to get Worldgorger into your graveyard and the best budget card that can do that is Buried Alive.
Currently here Angel of Despair is the easy win condition with the Worldgorger combo by destroying all your opponents permanents. But what happens if Despair is disrupted or exiled? Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can be a more complex enabler with the combo needing haste for all the creatures you put into your hand and get onto the battlefield. Bogardan Hellkite can be another easy, even truer, win condition with the combo because it does damage to each player each time it ETB which will be infinite damage with the combo.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Monomanamaniac: Unfortunately because you are casting spells, it does mean that dramatic scepter is suseptible to both ability hate but also storm hate, which has gotten me a few times before. But in a vacuum, it's one of the more compact combos.
I think the thing which makes it so strong is that it's such a low cost to entry on the combo - you only need 4 mana available to play and activate scepter which is super low. I used to run Tooth and Nail for Deadeye Navigator / Palinchron (with a bit of Rune-Scarred Demon enabling) in a Damia, Sage of Stone list which was good, but you always had to generate so much mana to so you could combo out with counterspell backup. With Scepter, a Mana Vault or Grim Monolith basically pays for the combo by itself and makes you mana positive.
The other thing I like with the combo is that there are replaceable pieces for it. I run the combo in my Thrasios, Triton Hero deck (alsongside Tymna) and I have Sigil Tracer who with Thrasios lets you copy Reversal on the stack. You can also use Nivix Guildmage or Izzet Guildmage in this role. But I was even toying with hte idea of using Isochron Scepter + Vitalize + Karn, Silver Golem as a janky combo in Selvala, Explorer Returned. I know it's not a great combo but it shows how you can adapt it so easily.
1 month ago
Thank you LunchBox1211! In fact the only demon I use in the deck is Rune-Scarred Demon, but only because he has a utility purpose as a tutor on a stick. Angels were the second tribal deck I ever built when I first got into Magic many years ago, and I've always wanted to do an EDH deck built around them. This deck is very powerful and is incredibly fun to play.
1 month ago
Phyrexian Metamorph: ETB creature to copy a Nyxbloom Ancient, Gilded Lotus, Sol Ring, Savannah Lions. Whatever your heart desires.
Solemn Simulacrum: 5 basics in the deck. Finds them.
Agent of Treachery: Usually targets the most expensive cards on the table. Masterpiece Mana Crypt or a Sheoldred. Taking that Mana Crypt.
Bloom Tender: Mana dork.
Charming Prince: ETB bounce creature. Also sets up the top of the deck for a Golos activation.
Faeburrow Elder: Mana dork.
Laboratory Maniac: One somewhat win con. Self-mill.
Progenitor Mimic: Imagine having a few copies of Nyxbloom or Terror of the Peaks.
Reclamation Sage: Destroys those pesky signets.
Resolute Archangel: See Deadeye.
Rune-Scarred Demon: Searches for things you need. Sensei or Soothsaying comes in handy.
Seedborn Muse: Activate Golos on everyone's turn.
Soulherder: EOT bounce.
Terror of the Peaks: Creatures entering and leaving the battlefield all the time. Deals damage.
Wayward Swordtooth: Extra land dork.
Nyxbloom Ancient: Mana dork with trample.
Ramos, Dragon Engine: Golos activation adds a few counters to this.
Emiel the Blessed: If you want to have fun with your opponents. Golos out in play. Have enough mana to activate Golos twice. But, instead, you play Emiel. Pay three to activate Emiel 4 or 5 or 6 times to flicker Golos in and out. Find a bunch of lands. Amulet of Vigor out. Those lands come in untapped. Then you tap them for things.
Keruga, the Macrosage: Draws a bunch of cards.
Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient: If 1 activation from Golos isn't enough. Double it.
Maelstrom Wanderer: More than 90 percent of the deck is CMC 7 or less. Some free spells when this ETB's with Golos activation. Or you can just cast it normally. Whatever you want.
Yarok, the Desecrated: Double triggered abilities. Zacama entering is a wild ride.
Zacama, Primal Calamity: Untaps lands. Destroys artifacts/enchantments. Kills opponents.
Zirda, the Dawnwaker: Why pay 7 to activate Golos. Pay 5.
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling: EOT bounce.
Greater Good: Draw engine.
Guardian Project: Another little draw engine. Awesome with ETB triggers.
Mirari's Wake: Mana doubler.
Mystic Remora: Draw.
Omniscience: Let's start a new game.
Rhystic Study: Draw.
Smothering Tithe: Best feeling ever is asking: "paying for smothering tithe".
Soothsaying: Fixes the top of your deck.
Aetherflux Reservoir: Unnecessary in the deck but always fun to take someone out early.
Amulet of Vigor: Untapps tapped lands when they enter with a Golos trigger.
Conjurer's Closet: EOT bounce.
Sensei's Divining Top: Fixes top of the deck.
Only have removal in the deck. Removed all counter spells.
Aminatou's Augury: Play a bunch of free cards.
Demonic Tutor: Find a card.
Genesis Ultimatum: Play permanents, put the rest in your hand.
In Garruk's Wake: Destroy all creatures and PW you don't control.
Time Stretch: Gives your friends and even longer time in wondering why they let you play with them.
1 month ago
Okay so he’s not a fatty per se but he’s sweet lmao. Stuff like Sheoldred, Whispering One Rune-Scarred Demon Luminate Primordial and then the general suite of board wipes (you’re in black and white you’ve got them all), a fair set of Counterspell s, and the entire Reanimate package.