Rune-Scarred Demon

Rune-Scarred Demon

Creature — Demon

Flying

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Rune-Scarred Demon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.57%

Golgari: 0.12%

Rakdos: 0.45%

Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

fmastrome2008 on One blinky boi

5 hours ago
  1. Woodland Bellower combos with Fierce Empath, fetching 2 fatties and Wood Elves plus 2 lands, netting 6 cards off 1 creature.

  2. Since lands are harder to interact with than mana rocks and most casual groups outlaw mass land destruction, I'd switch a few of the mana rocks for more Cultivate, Rampant Growth, Into the North, Nature's Lore, etc... It also produces more landfall triggers and thins your deck.

  3. I see a real lack of tutors here. Being able to fetch what you need is extremely important. Rune-Scarred Demon, Demonic Tutor, and Finale of Devastation are the great ones for this deck. Creature tutors specifically that do a bunch for the deck are Birthing Pod and Prime Speaker Vannifar.

  4. Lotus Cobra would help accelerate your deck early. Playing a fetchland on T3 would accelerate you to 5 mana with 3 lands out, letting you cast Acidic Slime on 2 opponent's lands / mana rocks. That's a serious tempo boost.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok

2 weeks ago

Before I make card suggestions, bounce lands require 2 lands return to hand with Yarok. They don't belong in this deck. Get them out!

  1. Command Tower and Bojuka Bog would significantly upgrade the manabase without breaking the bank.

  2. Farseek, Rampant Growth, and Kodama's Reach in favor of Circuitous Route, Explosive Vegetation, and Grow from the Ashes would speed your land acceleration up by 2 turns and giving you more early turn stuff to do, which is always relevant.

  3. Woodland Bellower combos nicely with Fierce Empath, netting 6 cards off 1 creature. That's value!

  4. I see a lack of tutors. Some cheap options are Rune-Scarred Demon, Prime Speaker Vannifar, and Birthing Pod.

fmastrome2008 on Yarok, The Desecrated

2 weeks ago
  1. Sire of Stagnation fits the landfall theme. He's straight gas and draws 8 cards off 1 opposing fetchland.

  2. Consider adding some more creature removal in the form of Ravenous Chupacabra or Shriekmaw.

  3. Thassa, Deep-Dwelling will further help you abuse ETB effects each turn. Bounce Ravenous Chupacabra each turn to keep the battlefield clear, draw 2 extra cards per turn with Baleful Strix, put 2 more lands in play with Wood Elves, or continuously wipe the opposing board with Massacre Wurm.

  4. I'm seeing a lack of tutors with this deck. I imagine some are too expensive like Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor, which are amazing. Others in the form of Rune-Scarred Demon, Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower really help the deck find pieces and continue to accelerate their board state without sacrificing anything. Btw, Bellower can find Empath.

  5. Bojuka Bog provides graveyard interaction without affecting consistency. Swap it out for a swamp.

bradtheimpaler13 on FUTURE CYBORG SPACE MONSTER: GIGAN

2 weeks ago

I really like what you've got going on here!! Maybe a Meteor Golem?? Or Rune-Scarred Demon??

fmastrome2008 on Who knows what secrets we'll uncover?

3 weeks ago

If this is cEDH, why is your curve so high?

  1. Reclamation Sage is a lower CMC version of Acidic Slime.

  2. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a lower CMC version of Rune-Scarred Demon.

  3. I see Deadeye Navigator and Thassa's Oracle, but no way to draw your entire deck or generate infinite mana. Wall of Blossoms, Ice-Fang Coatl, Elvish Visionary, and Baleful Strix can all draw your entire deck if you have infinite mana. They should be auto includes anyway.

  4. Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf type effects would help you accelerate your mana.

  5. With mana accelerators, you're missing Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, etc...

  6. I don't see Birthing Pod, Panharmonicon, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, or Prime Speaker Vannifar, which would help you utilize the toolbox variant and further abuse ETB effects.

Good luck!

fmastrome2008 on Yarok.

3 weeks ago

Mana is a huge problem for this deck. Your land count is 32, which is wayyyy too low for consistency. Should be in the range of 36-38, on the higher side with your high curve.

  1. Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf will give you ETB triggers for fetching lands onto the battlefield.

  2. You'll need more spell acceleration or mana rocks. I prefer spell acceleration since lands are harder to interact with, and this is a primary green deck. Consider Farseek, Rampant Growth, and Kodama's Reach.

  3. Prime Speaker Vannifar and Birthing Pod make great tutors for a toolbox deck like this.

  4. Shriekmaw is a great utility spell for this deck.

  5. I see no tutors in this deck. Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rune-Scarred Demon, Demonic Tutor, etc all help you find what you need.

Wigu90 on Meren Thinks Phyrexia

4 weeks ago

Thanks for the advice, multimedia! I did some thinking on the deck and made a few changes which - I hope - make the deck a bit better. I did it with a heavy heart, but I cut both No Mercy and Phyrexian Obliterator. Even though I love them, they weren't really helping, especially the obliterator.

I also got rid of a few other cards you mentioned. I added Fauna Shaman and Elves of Deep Shadow, as well as Protean Hulk, and Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, although I'm not super confident about the latter. He's kind of okay, both as a sac outlet and draw engine, but I did some testing and he was never really spectacular. I'm actually having some trouble with the 4CMC spot. Pattern of Rebirth seems pretty cool, but it's mostly a one-and-done effect that needs a bit more setup than Eldritch Evolution. Also I don't want to cut too many creatures.

I also replaced Greenwarden of Murasa with Noxious Revival. It's a much easier way to recur stuff that Meren isn't able to get back. At some point I'll probably replace Erebos with a Sylvan Library and Rune-Scarred Demon or Shriekmaw with a Walking Ballista. Oh, and I'm planning to switch from Torment of Hailfire to Toxic Deluge or at least Damnation. I also added Massacre Wurm -- I love how he interacts with Sudden Spoiling.

When it comes to mana base, I just have much more black pips in the deck, that's why I'm using more swamps, but maybe I'll go with 7 forests and 11 swamps. I'll surely add Verdant Catacombs too, but I already went over budget like four times with this deck, so I'm trying to take it slow :D

In your opinion, does the deck look better now than it did before the changes? Thanks again for your advice! It's been really helpful!

fmastrome2008 on Yarok, the Descrated

4 weeks ago
  1. Shriekmaw is a great utility spell for this deck. It also triggers Risen Reef.

  2. Sire of Stagnation is straight gas. It draws 8 cards off 1 opposing fetchland.

  3. Prime Speaker Vannifar and Birthing Pod are great for creature toolbox decks like this. It's important to find what you need when you need it. I'd also recommend more tutors like Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Demonic Tutor, Rune-Scarred Demon, Finale of Devastation, etc...

  4. Wall of Blossoms, Elvish Visionary, Ice-Fang Coatl, Baleful Strix are great for restocking your hand, getting through your deck early. Bouncing them with Thassa is great value later on.

  5. Your mana acceleration costs too much. Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Llanowar Elves are great because they come down T1, speed up your deck, etc.. Shaman also is early graveyard interaction and is a great toolbox card.

  6. Since most casual groups outlaw mass land destruction, artifacts are easier to destroy, and other landfall triggers, I recommend cards like Farseek, Nature's Lore, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, etc... Every green deck wants these.

  7. As another way to further your mana, cards like Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves fetch 2 lands from your deck. I'd much rather draw Farhaven Elf than Gyre Engineer.

  8. You'll want multiple ways to reset the board if something happens. Consider Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Pernicious Deed, Crypt Rats etc...

  9. Eternal Witness is a better version of Gravedigger. That's assuming budget isn't an issue. Also, lower CMC.

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