Rune-Scarred Demon


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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Rune-Scarred Demon

Creature — Demon


When Rune-Scarred Demon enters the battlefield, search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

hkhssweiss on Buried Treasure [Abzan Treasure Hunt]

1 week ago

Yo Skulloelegy, checking out your deck since ya upvoted mine!

Have you ever thought about using Karador, Ghost Chieftain as your commander? Not to say Ghave ain't good he is great! However going for your win con being Revel in Riches , Karador provides far more support for the route your going.

I would also consider picking up some tutor effects like Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Rune-Scarred Demon , or Idyllic Tutor . Also Demonic Tutor seen a reprint so it should be good to pick one up while it's decently priced!

I would also consider running some hand disruption tactics like Sadistic Hypnotist , and Mindslicer , Dark Deal is also a hidden synergy with Smothering Tithe ! Can lead to a sneaky win that way! Vedalken Orrery is also a good addition so you can grab that win by flashing in Revel EOT.

Hope that helps and feel free to ask any questions!

Gadianten on Tears of Blood | Vish Kal Reborn

1 week ago

Looks solid, a few interesting choices are Gift of Immortality , and Lifeline . If you chose to use Lifeline make sure and pair it up with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or add Containment Priest as well.

Consider Dark Ritual and Culling the Weak because early game Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter is hilarious.

Some useful creatures are Abhorrent Overlord , Skirsdag High Priest and Rune-Scarred Demon .

Looks good and love the commander. +1

ElderDinosaurHighlander on The great Temptress of Esper

2 weeks ago

@carlmoores thanks for the suggestions! Several cards you mentioned are ones I've had my eye on, like Rune-Scarred Demon , Aminatou, the Fateshifter , and Restoration Angel , but I hadn't considered several of the others. Probably not going to change commanders though I really enjoy Mareike and like how her on the field affects my opponents decisions. There are also a few cards that I'm going to be picking up soon that works well with Mareike, so I'll need some flex slots for those.

carlmoores on The great Temptress of Esper

2 weeks ago

Okay well I'll just suggest things and you can just discard any ideas you think are too degenerate. First things first, if the deck is focused on blinking ETB creatures for value, card advantage and board control I would run Aminatou, the Fateshifter as your Commander over Merieke. My reasoning for this is you want to be blinking things as often as possible and having a blink outlet in your Command Zone will help you do this reliably and consistently. She does have the drawback that her blink ability is a -1 but blinking card draw or creature elimination will help you advance the game and your position in it so you can comfortably spend a turn +1 ing her or, if need be you can blink her to reset her Loyalty to 3. If you aren't going to change Commanders she absolutely should be in the 99 along with Venser, the Sojourner

Second. You absolutely need to be running Felidar Guardian . It has good toughness for early game blocks and combos infinitely with Aminatou and Restoration Angel + several other cards Soul Warden Vela the Night-Clad Genesis Chamber and Altar of the Brood (the last of which can be fetched with Trinket Mage ). Blink can be a very durdley strategy where you have control of the game but can't finish. Infinite life, damage, creatures or mill is an excellent game ender. (Yes, I know gaining infinite life will not win you the game, but it will make people scoop. Admittedly I don't run Soul Warden in my own deck as I play the Aminatou/ Restoration Angel + Felidar Guardian combo exclusively to end games.

Another auto-include is Panharmonicon . This card is key to blink strategies. Giving you a double does of ETB abilities every time. Drawing four cards instead of two, killing two creatures instead of one, untapping ten lands instead of five. The list goes on. It also goes infinite with Rest Angel and Aminatou + Felidar giving you unlimited ETBs. (In my own deck I have drawn my entire library while also giving myself infinite mana many times)

My final suggestions for things you should include are a trio of ETB creatures. Meteor Golem and Angel of Despair both take out non-creature threats (the angel even takes out lands). Another suggestion, this one a STRONG suggestion is Phyrexian Delver . Not only does he bring your guys back from the grave (triggering their ETBs while he does it) he himself can be blinked to do it over and over again (for life, admittedly. A more than fair trade off). My final include suggestion would be Rune-Scarred Demon . Blinkable tutoring is just as strong as it sounds and while he is 2 more than Sidisi you're also not saccing a creature to do it. I'm not suggesting playing him instead of Sidisi. I'm suggesting playing him in addition to Sidisi. More tutors = better consistency.

Finally, and this suggestion is going to be the most painful to enact, is to lose the cards that are off theme. The slots taken up by cards like Harvester of Souls , Sire of Stagnation Stunt Double Illusionist's Bracers could be more ETB cards, more card draw, more board wipes, more targeted removal. I have more detailed, nitpicky suggestions but it's late and this post is already long (and it's mostly just suggesting upgrades of cards you're already playing).

Masterful on Necronomicon | Teysa Karlov | Primer

3 weeks ago

literaturecult46 The mana base is looking good, though I'm pretty sure Cabal Stronghold isn't doing much with only 9 swamps. I wouldn't say its a very good replacement for coffers since its just so hard to activate. From my experience, mono black or very heavy black are the only decks that can support it.

If I had to rank your high cmc cards from best to worst in terms of impact, I'd do so in this order: Razaketh, the Foulblooded > Elspeth, Sun's Champion > Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite > Rune-Scarred Demon > Sheoldred, Whispering One > Ashen Rider > Sun Titan > Knight of the Last Breath > Pontiff of Blight . None of these are bad cards to play in this deck, I'm just ranking them on their impact relative to each other. Pontiff is very grindy and can stack a lot of drain over a long period of time, but it costs a ton of mana to pay for each extort trigger, and I'd personally rather cast more spells than pay for a bunch of extorts. Knight of Last Breath is just a bigger version of what other cards do, and it costs a lot more mana, so I'd replace at least those if you want the cmc of the deck to be lower.

hkhssweiss on Rakdos Lord of Coin Flips

4 weeks ago

Hey xander11,

Alright I took a look over your deck, and you built it pretty sweet! From what you told me so far you want a casual/fun deck that can threaten to stomp people to the ground :P

Here might be some fun card suggestions that you can utilize for card flips:

Aside from those fun janky cards, I would lower the curve a little bit more, add more rocks, as well as more Card Advantage (CA). The most problem with Rakdos decks is the lack of CA it can provide.

Some staples you can use of this archetype are:

Also some additional types of demon that can help:

Since cards are going to hit the graveyard at one point, recursion spells are quite nice, here might be some utility spells that are cool:

I'm not too sure on which route you want to go for your deck, but I hope this gives you some additional insight. If you like further help clarify what additional support your looking for and I'll be glad to help out!

SynergyBuild on The Fateshifter | **PRIMER**

1 month ago

With a card like Rune-Scarred Demon, have you considered the obvious Nexus of Fate combo to take infinite turns (or as many turns as Aminatou has counters)?

You'd probably want some other cards like RSD before you decide, but I would imagine it can be a powerful effect. Archaeomancer and any non-shuffle, non-exile extra turn effect can do the same thing, like Time Warp btw

thankfranktank02 on Arcane Contract

1 month ago

Hi, looking at the deck it seams kinda interesting. However I only see two demons? I get that you are trying to clone and reanimate them but only having two targets seams a bit lackluster. It also does not seams like you are running any sac outlets witch will help. I believe you are running to many lads as well. 40 is a high count. I would trim some down and run a few mana rocks. Sol Ring Dimir Signet are on the cheaper ends, if you are on a budget. They give you flexibility and are very useful to ramping you towards your game plan. Also, some demons I may suggest are BIG DADDY himself Razaketh, the Foulblooded Rune-Scarred Demon to help search. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ( Ob , can be a very mean card but if only used to keep in check a life gain deck he is not that bad.) Also Shadowborn Apostle (They are kinda pricey but just go to your local LGS (Local game store) and i'm sure you can find them in the bulk boxes.) These are all just suggestions. Ohh one more note , with Thief of Sanity and Etrata, the Silencer Blade of Selves Is awesome !!

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Rune-Scarred Demon occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.01%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.37%

Orzhov: 0.31%

Rakdos: 0.19%

Golgari: 0.11%

Dimir: 0.06%

Jund: 0.07%

Grixis: 0.07%

Sultai: 0.16%

Abzan: 0.12%

Esper: 0.09%

Mardu: 0.17%

Rainbow/All: 0.02%