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
3 minutes ago
Thanks for the vote! I've won with Primal Surge in this deck so I took it out, it is something a guy does in my play group and I adopted the habit. Seen the Biovisionary win and I like it but the beats are what I love. Had Archetype of Endurance someone cloned it and then it got boring, also a little high cmc. Kira does a decent job. Primal Surge might make a triumphant return, I never seemed to draw it though and had to clone a Rune-Scarred Demon to get it and wait a few to cast it, on top of that I had two or three more non-permanents in the deck. It was fun. Thanks again!
20 hours ago
@MTWEmperor: Vault's Ghave list was horribly unoptimized. It ran 37 lands, a rather high curve, and a bunch of questionable cards like Rune-Scarred Demon and Skyshroud Claim. While Lerker's deck does have some issues, he's arguably the most knowledgeable Ghave player in competitive EDH.
Fortunately, it looks like he posted a more up to date list recently, so I can update the description link.
23 hours ago
@Lilbrudder I put in a few more of the extra expensive rocks, plus Kiora's Follower, Ponder, and dropped a land. With thrasios' ability I can always dump the mana somewhere, but you do get flooded so I see what you're saying. Last night I was able to use Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip to filter away lands into gas. Loved it. What other cantrips do you suggest besides Brainstorm/Ponder etc?
It's funny and counterintuitive to drop the avg cmc with a commander like Vial Smasher the Fierce; but you don't need her on the field to win. Usually it's infinite mana into Thrasios, Triton Hero, or it takes too many turns in a row and people give up
Ad Nauseam and Necropotence are interesting. I do own multiple necro, but no naus. I initially left them out since I'm running so many lands that hurt me, along with a couple rocks. At the point you play them in the game: you're going for the gold! I'm scared I'll draw Ad Nauseam with like 13 life haha. Gitrog and another high cmc card would hafta come out for them. The wheels idea is cool too. A lot of ubrg players are doing it
@Hi_1m_R0b3rt thank you! Definitely earned yourself some upvotes on decks
@Sloppie I've had Aetherflux Reservoir on my mind for a while now. It's another card that if you don't drop as you're about to set up; it can dud late game. I'd like to try it though. What should I take out?
I'd seen your deck before, and I'm sure I'll be checking it out again :)
6 days ago
The deck has a solid skeleton, though you may have gone a little over-board on the sacrifice/reanimation. If that's the road you're bent on taking, then I'd at least recommend a Nevinyrral's Disk and an Oblivion Stone, seeing as without them (or similar effect), you're dead to a Rest in Peace. Call to the Kindred doesn't do it for me either. Without Conspiracy out, you only run 14 actual zombies, so your odds of whiffing are real. On that topic, more creatures (specifically zombies) may benefit you anyway if your main plan is to "run people over with them." Thankfully, you've chosen a tribe well-stocked with playable monsters. Empty the Pits strikes me as too anti-synergistic to really get decent value out of. You could jam a bunch of off-color fetch lands to help fill the yard with chaff, but even then it still may not pull its weight. I understand that you can discard in chunks with Forgotten Creation and also produce infinite mana, but that's a four-card combo, which is a rather tall order to justify the prohibitive costs of the card. As you already run Ashnod's Altar and Grave Titan, you could include Nim Deathmantle to create the same effect (infinite zombies and infinite mana), while also adding in a "reanimation" spell and a means to change a key creatures type to zombie (to cheat Noxious Ghoul and Call to the Grave).
A few other individual card upgrades: Rune-Scarred Demon is a fine guy, but Sidisi, Undead Vizier costs two less, fits the tribe, and even allows you to sacrifice yet more stuff. Likewise, Solemn Simulacrum is a value house, but Corpse Harvester yields greater card advantage and effect while being a zombie. Geth, Lord of the Vault may be do a reasonable Beacon of Unrest impersonation for you.I'm always glad to see other zombie players, so best of luck in your conquests. If you get ever stuck or can't figure something out, feel free to message me or check out my list. Cheers, and God bless.- McDeity
1 week ago
The deck is designed to ramp up quick and keep the opponent's board state in check until it can combo off. Damia, Sage of Stone is mostly a distraction, but isn't reliable as a wincon, when she draws the cards it is great but most likely she will die quickly.
Tooth and Nail however is practically a one card combo in the deck. Most of the time you should be able to cast in entwined and win that same turn if you have the correct cards in hand which could be a good number of what is in the deck.
Hinder, Spell Crumple, and Vendilion Clique work with Tunnel Vision as another win combo and Hinder, Spell Crumple and Vendilion work fine by themselves. Tunnel Vision can also in rare cases be used on yourself to win the game. I have won with a self-targeted tunnel vision each time I had to target myself.
Baleful Strix is mostly used to protect against heavy beaters while I am waiting to go off. The card draw is a huge plus as well.
Necropotence can also set you up for a win midgame, but should be played cautiously.
2 weeks ago
I'd rather not trade RL cards for precon items, sorry! I would, however, be open to trading my Mana Vault, Scourglass, Whip of Erebos and The Great Aurora for your Ajani Vengeant, Herald of Anguish, Groundbreaker and Rune-Scarred Demon. That should come out pretty close to even.
2 weeks ago
Also, if you're going to use Palinchron, it might be a good idea to add more lands and ramp spells instead of dorks.