Rune-Scarred Demon


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set 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.

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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

drohack on Kaalia call of Brisela

21 hours ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). It appears I've slightly reversed it and have a "9 by 7" ratio. Some cards also overlap, but I put them in their main use case category.

After looking at the list though I only have 7 categories of cards which means I could look to add a new category by removing some of the weaker cards in each of the existing categories.

Target Protection (10)

Removal (8)

Tutor (9)

Draw (10)

Revive (8)

Utility (9)

Meld (6)

Mana (5 + 35 - 1)

usaDiabetic on Rakdos Defiler

1 week ago

Was looking at your deck some more, and I have a few more ideas, like upping your demon count and a few reanimation spells liiiiike.....

Desecration Demon, Grave Titan, Kothophed, Soul Hoarder, Reiver Demon, Bloodgift Demon, Rune-Scarred Demon, Reaper from the Abyss, Overseer of the Damned

stuff like that...then you could put in reanimation spells like

Animate Dead, Reanimate, Ever After, Whip of Erebos, Sheoldred, Whispering One

stuff like could throw in Cathartic Reunion, Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice for card draw/discard

Maybe a zombie sub theme and add in Shepherd of Rot

Fun things like Tree of Perdition, Quietus Spike, Rage Reflection, Ward of Bones, Havoc Festival

If anything definitely add Anger to your deck

or just throw in 30 Shadowborn Apostle haha

If I repeated any cards already in your deck, I apologize. Either was happy building and kick some ace!!

maeoreth on Mairsil Shenanigans

1 week ago

Here are a few other things I would take out, just at a glance:Tree of Perdition - > Arcanis the OmnipotentThe Tree is cute, but it's really not going to do anything in terms of winning you the game. It might kill one opponent once every other game, but that's the most use you're going to get out of it. Arcanis is great no matter what he's doing. He can be a target in hand or in grave for your commander, or getting you more targets by letting you draw a crap ton of cards.

Everflowing Chalice - > FireballIf you exile the Chalice with Mairsil, you don't get to pay for the multikicker, because Wizards hates you. Instead, I'd run Fireball so I have somewhere to dump infinite mana and win the game.

Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver - > Gilded LotusYou can't hit Ashiok with Mairsil, and Ashiok's abilities specify opponent, so they're basically a Dimir Value Card. In a deck that wants to be playing combos, what that really means is that you have a filler card. You mentioned to me that you wanted to get infinite mana with Mairsil, Deadeye, and Gilded Lotus because that's technically possible here so long as you have a creature to pair the soulbond with. However, Gilded Lotus isn't actually on your list, so the filler spot is filled.

Dack Fayden - > Trading PostThe reasons for cutting Ashiok applies to Dack. Trading Post is a fabulous target for Mairsil and just does work.

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh - > Torment of HailfireSee reasons for cutting Ashiok. See reasons for adding Fireball.

Painful Quandary - > Peregrine DrakePainful Quandary is... interesting. Personally, I love it. It brings me back. I used to have a 60-card deck that ran Waste Not, Painful Quandary, Megrim, and Liliana's Caress, and it was hella busted. However, like the Planeswalkers, it really feels like a filler card, and you ain't got time for that. Peregrine Drake gets you infinite mana with Deadeye.

Grindstone - > Great WhaleThis one I'm back and forth on. If you really like Grindstone, keep it and cut Palinchron instead. Both the Pali and Great Whale get you infinite mana with Deadeye, but one is significantly cheaper money-wise. The reason I'm not sure you should play Grindstone is that in a three color deck, the likelihood you're ever going to hit two cards of the same color in a row is very, very small. Each individual card in the 99 has a 1/4 chance of being any given color or colorless. If they're both lands or both artifacts, since Grindstone says that the cards have to share a color, then it doesn't count. The card is more money than it's worth for you, so I think you would rather play Great Whale and at least increase your shot at hitting infinite mana so you can do fun shenanigans.

If you're wanting to go hard combo, I would also cut Mind Funeral and Mind Grind for more tutor spells/effects. Increasing Ambition, Rune-Scarred Demon, Diabolic Tutor all come to mind. Another infinite combo that you can get is Gravecrawler + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Phyrexian Altar but that's a bit more money (about $65 total).

Okay, I'm gonna wrap this up because TappedOut is making my computer lag. Short version: this is a cool idea but I think it needs a little tuning.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Brains Desired, Not Required

1 week ago

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to combo out with Phyrexian Devourer? Perpetual Timepiece? Mortal Combat/ Epic Struggle? Ramunap Excavator instead of Crucible of Worlds? Magus of the Will instead of Yawgmoth's Will? For more reanimation abuse and will get you an extra zombie because it's a creature. Sidisi, Undead Vizier/ Rune-Scarred Demon instead of your tutors? For same reason.

maxon on Abusing sidisi undead vizier and ...

1 week ago

GobboE: I do run Demonic Tutor and Rune-Scarred Demon. Skull of Orm is very interesting though. I've never heard of that before. I'll have to add it to my maybeboard for when my playgroup starts hating out Rooftop Storm. Thanks for the suggestion.

GobboE on Abusing sidisi undead vizier and ...

2 weeks ago

Since you need Rooftop Storm I'd suggest a bit more tutoring, if you have them: Demonic Tutor and Rune-Scarred Demon. Perhaps even a golden-oldie like Skull of Orm to retrieve it if it gets destroyed

maxon on Rakdos, Lord of Riots featuring ...

2 weeks ago

I ran rakdos lord of riots as a commander. It was stupid good in my meta. I ran a lot of bigger demons and stuff with color, amd had no problem spamming stuff out. Swing with lord of riots, throw out Rune-Scarred Demon for BB, search out another big nasty, chuck that out. Tons of fun. Expect lots of hate, but its so fun.

Sephyrias on Flight of the Vast

2 weeks ago

Instead of Mask of Avacyn, maybe try Darksteel Plate. Only costs 1 more to cast and has the same equip cost.

Why Path to Exile over Swords to Plowshares?

Instead of Aegis Angel, rather use Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Skyship Stalker doesn't seem worth. Maybe run a Demonic Tutor, Enlightened Tutor or Vampiric Tutor instead.

Zurgo Helmsmasher doesn't fit unless you run Worldslayer or the other Odric, but then I'd rather use Tajic, Blade of the Legion or something (and I actually do, made a list on that recently as well), but I'd stay away from that when you want to keep it creature-heavy.

Siege Dragon is a bit "meh". I recommend Rune-Scarred Demon or Hellkite Tyrant

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