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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
5 days ago
Mystic Snake could be replaced by Silumgar Sorcerer for a turn early to counter commanders etc/Venser, Shaper Savant to get past "can't be countered" like Supreme Verdict? Maybe Draining Whelk for a finisher, but it's rather costly.
Hope this helps
1 week ago
The biggest problem I see here by far is how conditional/temporary some of your removal is. Chaos Warp, Molten Influence, Dash Hopes, Snap - all of these either give your opponent a very powerful choice as to how your spell affects them or fails to entirely remove the problem. Reality Shift, Negate, Go for the Throat, and Flame Slash are all far more reliable options.
Secondly, if the Bolas meme is the primary objective, then why are you running such a large number of expensive spells? Rune-Scarred Demon is somewhat understandable, but you really need to cut down on 5+ CMC cards, lest you find yourself not having enough flexible cards to keep your gameplan consistent whilst you get an Elder Dragon on board.
1 week ago
Couple examples of what I mean.
Kaalia of the Vast attacks, drop in a Rune-Scarred Demon. Resolve his ETB pulling, Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Plan is to free cast Avacyn, Angel of Hope next turn with Kaalia of the Vast. Player blocks Kaalia of the Vast with his Peregrine Drake and Rune-Scarred Demon with his Baleful Strix, uh oh! Sundial of the Infinite end the turn, the tutor has already resolved successfully and now you have an Avacyn, Angel of Hope in hand and a Kaalia of the Vast ready to go, Indestructible in hand so no need to worry about the Baleful Strix next turn. Protection!
Next turn, attack with Kaalia of the Vast, drop in a Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Player blocks Kaalia of the Vast with his Peregrine Drake and Rune-Scarred Demon with his Baleful Strix and leaves Avacyn, Angel of Hope unblocked, hmm weird? Opponent then casts Cyclonic Rift returning Avacyn, Angel of Hope to your hand, oh no! Sundial of the Infinite end the turn, everyone stays, everyone lives, disaster averted. Counterspell!
In both these scenarios, your not outputting damage, BUT, look at the outcome without a Sundial of the Infinite in either scenario, it clears your board!
Hmm you have untapped, I'll do nothing this turn just incase you have Counterspell, but then EOT you want to Brainstorm with that extra you didn't need for Counterspell, well guess what Sundial of the Infinite, see you later Brainstorm. Counterspell!
Wait where did that Yeva, Nature's Herald or Samut, Voice of Dissent come from? NOT ON MY TURN! Guess you don't have the mana on your turn for that Craterhoof Behemoth after having to cast Samut, Voice of Dissent no your own turn! Counterspell! and turn Flash into Sorcery speed!
Just some examples.
2 weeks ago
What you do for fun in this deck is obviously your choice. I would not recommend you remove things. There are however some suggestions I have based on things I did not see that fit your colors and the synergy of the deck.
Beseech the Queen,Drogskol Reaver,Felidar Sovereign,Dark Petition,Increasing Ambition,Rune-Scarred Demon,Rise of the Dark Realms,Sphinx's Revelation,Open the Vaults,Winter Orb,Static Orb,Hanna, Ship's Navigator,Blazing Archon,Enlightened Tutor,Idyllic Tutor,Academy Rector
You can always run less answers if you have more tutors.
3 weeks ago
that card is godly! :P a guaranteed tutor for a creature repetitition! I originally had Malevolent Awakening to sac my own Rune-Scarred Demon as well asany other enter the battlefield aility demons, but decided against it in favor of Bubbling Cauldron with sheoldred bringing him back (life gain with lesser land cost for the ability). Of course that also limits reiver and dread caco, damn i gotta find a way to bring back MA
Hes amazing though, perfect for a tribal. I hate that he himself isnt a demon lmao.
1 month ago
Rune-Scarred Demon, Magister of Worth, Selfless Squire, Luminate Primordial,Solemn Simulacrum,Wall of Omens,Angel of Serenity, and Karmic Guide all work well with Triad of Fates flicker ability as well.
1 month ago
Happy to help you out AinsleyTheGod, so here are some ideas for you:
Both of the previous commenters have some good ideas, but before you start grabbing upgrades suggested, you probably want to answer the question of how competitive you are looking to be? If you're wanting a fun home-brew in a casual meta, then there really aren't any wrong answers. Playing cards that you find fun and entertaining is all good in that case, so adjust the deck to your personal preference/flavor. On the other hand, if you are specifically looking to become more competitive against all comers, then job number one needs to be to reduce your CMC curve significantly while increasing your turn speed to get Sheoldred into play ASAP.
Considering your commander's strengths are forced sacrifice and reanimation, your best bet is to build primarily around that synergy. To that end, there are a ton of creatures lower on the mana curve that will provide an upgrade in synergy as well. I would suggest the following that you don't currently have included in your deck: Viscera Seer, Zulaport Cutthroat, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Stinkweed Imp, Ophiomancer, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Su-Chi, Phyrexian Delver, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Rune-Scarred Demon and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Each has their own way in which they improve the overall synergy, with the higher CMC options providing significant benefits or board presence, which will almost always require your opponents to deal with them immediately, clearing an easier path for your commander as well.
In addition to creatures, you'll want to increase the number of cards that will fill your graveyard with select creatures, as well as increase the number of ways to reanimate them, and even sacrifice them, typically for your benefit, but also to your opponent's detriment. The following would be my initial suggestions based on those criteria: Entomb, Innocent Blood, Reanimate, Animate Dead, Exhume, Vampiric Rites, Buried Alive, Necromancy, Ashnod's Altar, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos. There are numerous other options to fill these criteria as well, but sticking with the lowest CMC options, these are among the best.
Also, black has great options for ramp, tutors and card draw, so accelerating the deck and finding what you need shouldn't be an issue. Among the best low CMC options for these purposes include: Dark Ritual, Bubbling Muck, Vampiric Tutor, Sensei's Divining Top, Expedition Map, Demonic Tutor, Cabal Ritual, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Beseech the Queen, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence and Diabolic Tutor.
Hopefully you find these suggestions helpful - obviously some of these options aren't necessarily budget friendly, but as you accumulate more of them, focusing on the most affordable first if necessary, the end result will be a significant improvement in consistency and performance from your deck. Best of luck with your deck brewing, and have fun with it.
1 month ago
Kudos on the flavor win of equipping Hammer of Purphoros.
I built a GB graveyard EDH deck, and didn't realize I had an infinite combo until I tried to get some value and realize I could just keep going... and going... and going...
Basically I sacrificed my Mitotic Slime to Phyrexian Altar to get the last mana I needed to cast Ever After to get Slime and Rune-Scarred Demon our of my graveyard, then realized that Slime left me with tokens to sac for mana (plus the new Slime, and its tokens, and the Demon), and the Demon would let me search for Ever After... so I could keep reanimating, netting extra mana every time, then eventually once I had a billion mana, I searched up Sidisi, Undead Vizier, used her to search up the Ever After, and then kept reanimating Sidisi and RSDemon, finding literally any/every card in my deck with enough mana to cast them. Won by casting, sacrificing, and reanimating Gonti, Lord of Luxury enough times to turn everyone else's libraries into a pile of lands, and then cast everyone else's spells for a while. It was fun.