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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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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion
9 hours ago
ScrOuch Thanks for leaving some feedback for me!
Good call on the Phyrexian Delver it's been really strong.
Body Snatcher isn't a great flicker target, though if i run more sac outlets it might be better.
Dictate of Erebos isn't quite budget enough for me, I really like that the entire deck is under $50. This way when folks see it play out i can tell them the idea and that the deck could be upgraded as well
Outpost Siege is right on theme though i'm not sure what to cut for it
Blood Artist doesn't trigger on flickers, but it is a good card and in multiplayer games creatures die and i'll get value. I think I want to commit to the theme of flicker over good stuff additions right now though
Goblin Bombardment and Ashnod's Altar are good though i'm not to sure they will be strong enough if i don't add the dictate. Also the commander isn't the focus of the deck so adding things just for him seems loose IMO
LVL_666 Thanks for all your suggestions! Lets dive in,
Rune-Scarred Demon is out of budget range. It's not that I don't have it, I do, I just want to run the entire deck under $50. So that means missing out on Dictate of Erebos and the demon but adding Dreamscape Artist and Sire of Stagnation
Noxious Gearhulk I think i want to add, even with the price tag$. All my creature kill now can't kill black creatures and I kinda want more life gain and this card works on both levels. What's better though, Noxious Gearhulk or Inferno Titan???
Vial Smasher the Fierce dosen't fit the theme and is almost a good stuff addition, so I'll pass for now.
Crater Hellion, Ratchet Bomb and Sever the Bloodline are sweet anti token measures, here is what i was thinking Devastation Tide. It deals with the tokens, enchantments, planswalkers, and other unbeatable positions I could find myself in. What do you think?
quitrage Thanks for the bringing some sweet ideas to the table
Dance of the Dead I want to add, though i'm not sure i can think of the cut for it, any thoughts?
1 day ago
"If you have a good ETB creature or a clever way of dealing with tokens I'd love to hear it. Thanks!"
Here are some creatures that came to mind that have clever ETB triggers. They may not exactly be within your budget, but can be good to keep in mind if they come up for a trade:
Rune-Scarred Demon - can provide all your tutoring needs for each flicker
Noxious Gearhulk - can be removal on a stick as long as you flicker him
Vial Smasher the Fierce - as you cast spells he can passively smack someone in the face. I'll admit I have a bias when it comes to this little guy though, as I run him in one of my own decks. But he's fun none the less.
So when it comes to dealing with tokens, the first idea I had was Engineered Explosives for 0. That is a tailor made approach right there. But is rather pricey. So the following are other possibilities within your budget:
Crater Hellion - within your theme of ETB creatures, and kills all tokens toughness 4 or lower.
Ratchet Bomb - within budget, and can kill all tokens when you don't tap it to add counters.
Sever the Bloodline - potentially reusable within your deck, as it has good sorcery and instant recursion.
Hope these suggestions help. Also, very cool concept for a deck. So it gets a +1 from me.
6 days ago
So, i definitely made this deck and the problem I run into is I have no draw power. After my initial apostle combo, I falter. Getting six apostles down, plus other small things like blood artist, really drains your hand by turn 5, and then I have nothing to do, especially if that first combo is countered or if the demon is removed. I'm throwing in some Crypt Ghast, some Infernal Scarring, some Indulgent Tormentor and a Seizan, Perverter of Truth. However, i don't know if that will rectify the problem, and all card draw in black has life drain attached to it, and with not a lot of life gain in this deck, except for grizzy, I'm hesitant to use those. Especially because my initial combo is sac my apostles, get a Rune-Scarred Demon, search for an immortal servitude, use that next turn, and then have two demons on the field. In most games, that's a winner, but that combo doesn't go down that way every time. What do yall think? I have not yet won a game with this deck.
1 week ago
I'm not sure about Darksteel Colossus in this deck. Blightsteel Colossus seems like it would fulfill that same role but better, since you're only ever really gonna reanimate either of them and one swing from Blightsteel is a lot better than one swing of Darksteel. Also I think some more artifact ramp like Gilded Lotus would be much better than Tibalt. Tibalt is kinda just useless. Also I'm not sure about Keranos fitting with the game plan of this deck, and he could be easily replaced by Rune-Scarred Demon.
I like the deck though! Seems sweet, I hope those suggestions help :)
3 weeks ago
So two things that are difficult for Orzhov that are essential for any commander deck are generating card advantage and ramping. HUGE for any deck running white is Land Tax. It's pricey but there's a reason. Not only does it ensure you will have a land drop every turn, it also generates enormous card advantage since you are pulling out all of your lands from your deck, giving you a greater chance to draw into things that will actually help you. Kor Cartographer will also do this for you. It's basically another Solemn Simulacrum (minus that one card draw effect of course). Rune-Scarred Demon seems really dirty in this deck. I also feel like there might be some way to go infinite with Rings of Brighthearth type effects although I'm not exactly sure what cards you would need if it's even possible. I can look into that more if you'd like the option to do that. Or not. I know some play groups frown upon going infinite in EDH. Also I see no reason not to run either one or both of Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile. Excellent creature removal for any deck running white.
On the topic of card advantage, I tend to go for things like Phyrexian Arena or Greed instead of cards like Read the Bones because they continue to generate card advantage the longer they stay on the board, rather than being a one and done type thing.
These are all the suggestions I can provide you with right now as I am at work, but if you want I can give it a little more thought later on. Nice deck btw! I commend you for not running blue in a deck like this ;)
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Sorry for wall of text but I have a Meren Toolbox deck and here are some of my thoughts on what is good to use.
I would replace Shriekmaw with Bone Shredder. You can return it with Meren easier due to its lower CMC and it self sacrifices if you dont pay the echo cost (to make it easier to get into the graveyard).
Also, you already have Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a repeatable tutor card, and even Rune-Scarred Demon (which i think is inferior to Sidisi anyways), why also run Razaketh, the Foulblooded who has a ridiculously high CMC and requires sacrificing other creature and paying 2 life to search? A far better tutor that is easier to use is Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. More similar to Birthing Pod granted, but they go strait to the library and if you need to you can always sack Yisan to reset his counters. Entomb is also a fantastic tutor for this deck (as long as you arent planning on playing 1v1) and Corpse Connoisseur is Entomb on a creature.
Mindslicer is great for shredding opponents hands.
Agent of Erebos is great for destroying opponents graveyards.
3 weeks ago
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