Rune-Scarred Demon

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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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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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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

griffstick on "My" Top 10 mono black ...

1 day ago

Ok so Josh and Jimmy from the command zone made an episode of top 10 black and top 10 green very recently. Here's the link to the episode, click here. I want to make a similar list with a twist, using only cards with cmc 6 or greater to make this list. (Excluding cards with X in it's cost, "X" doesn't count here). If this is successful I will do every mono color for cards 6 cmc or greater. Btw I'm not bashing the command zone at all I'm a huge fan. (This list will be budget as well) no cards over 20$ US dollars... maybe

So here goes "my" top 10 mono black edh cards with total cmc 6 or greater. With 1 being the best.

All the rest after the are honorable mentions

Every card mentioned above in the top ten are based off my gameplay exp in my kitchen table metta.

I want everyone's feed back on the order, and what cards you think should make the list, and cards I missed.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's Infect, Die, and Infect Again Circus

3 days ago

I personally would recammend puting in:
- Grave Betrayal
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Mind Slash
- Thraximundar
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Harvester of Souls
- River Kelpie
If you need more suggestions, this is the Marchesa deck that I made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

5 days ago

Ok, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Scourge of the Throne
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

UnleashedHavok on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 week ago

You are most welcome Rikente! I really like Alesha, and love talking with other people who play her.

I feel like my list is different from most others I have seen in that I have several big creatures (I also play a ton of control). Enter Doomed Necromancer. I like him because he does not check for power/toughness, so I can cheat in my titans, my Rune-Scarred Demon, or if I really want to be a dick my Sheoldred, Whispering One. And I normally have Anger in the graveyard. So assuming I have the mana for it, I can play him and cheat out a fatty with a big effect same turn.

I actually did not think that Feldon of the Third Path was a good card when I first started playing Alesha. Man has my tune changed! He is an absolute rockstar in this list, especially since I run such an ETB heavy list. I think two of my favorite targets for him are my Rune-Scarred Demon, and Solemn Simulacrum......mmmmhhhhhh value town! With the demon I get a card, swing for 6 flying at their face, and he goes back to the yard just to do it again next turn. And for Solemn, I get a land and a draw in the same turn. Those are just my favorite two examples. Feldon runs amok in this kind of build, he's so powerful.

As for Gray Merchant of Asphodel, he is really just here as a combo piece if I run into someone that is doing those shenanigans. I cannot think of a game I have played where I dropped Gary for a large amount of life loss/gain for the win in one turn. My devotion to black is never that large. You do have a good amount of black creatures, but unless you are wanting to use him as a combo kill, I don't think you would be pleased to see him in your list.

I like Stingscourger. At the beginning of the game, he is a huge nuisance bouncing an opponent's creature back to their hand. He then kindly kills himself so you can keep denying your friends of that creature they want to play, forcing them to use mana they may want for something else. I'm really happy to see him in my opening hand. Then in the late game, you could use him to combo off sending all the opponent creatures back to hands although at that point in the game I would probably be going for the throat.

I actually used to run both Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Grenzo, Dungeon Warden and wound up swapping them out for other cards. I feel like they are both good cards, but too low impact in a format where; the game draws out so your opponent will have enough mana that paying one more will not really affect them, and you are banking on the bottom card of your library being a creature. I was also running into an issue where Grenzo was putting my removal spells into my yard, I did not like that. They are good, fun cards but I feel that Thalia is better in another format and Grenzo would be better in a different type of deck.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's tom foolery

1 week ago

OK, , , there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Thraximundar
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Cyclonic Rift
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

greatdevourer on Toshiro the Killslinger

1 week ago

Great looking deck. I like the core ideas you have. I've played against a similar deck before and it wrecked me. However, I noticed some cards in the deck that could be swapped out for better options to make the deck stronger. Let me explain.

One of the concepts that took me a long time to learn when playing Magic was card advantage. Simply put, more cards in hand means more options. So in most of my decks, I don't use tutors such as Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, and the rest.At best, they are a 1-for-1 trade of a card in hand for a card from deck. But you get more options drawing cards. Additionally, when playing blue, I never counter a tutor spell, I wait an counter whatever you tutored for. That way I use 1 counter spell and get rid of 2 cards in your hand. Dark Petition and Diabolic Tutor could be cut to make room for more instants that Toshiro Umezawa can use. For most black decks, I would suggest Rune-Scarred Demon and Increasing Ambition but I think you should keep your mana costs low.

Another problem I saw was that you have a couple of "maximum hand size cards" which I think are weak. Simply put, if you have more than 7 cards in your hand why aren't you playing them? Lack of mana? Waiting for some specific condition? Usually, it isn't that great to just sit around holding that many cards. I'm not saying that you shouldn't have cards in hand, but do you really need more than 7 on a regular basis? Thought Vessel, Venser's Journal seem to do too little for you and work against the card drawing engine of the Null Profusion. Also, since your general allows you to view your graveyard as an extension of your hand, why worry about hand size at all?

Withering Boon seems a bit weak for a creature kill card. I think you would get more out of the Oblivion Strike in your maybe board instead.

Consuming Vapors is a card that I think would be great in your deck. Opponent loses a creature, triggers your general, rebounds, and you get life out of it. Seems pretty awesome. What about Avatar of Woe or Visara the Dreadful are reusable creature kill abilities? Caged Sun might help ramp your mana. But it depends on whether you're playing multi-player or dueling.

I hope these suggestions at least give you some new ideas. Also, feel to take a look at my decks and let me know what you think. As always, temper these suggestions with your collection and your budget.

TheDarkSlayer21 on A Black Rose By Any Other Name

2 weeks ago

OK, , , there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them. I feel that as of now, your deck falls under this category.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Grave Betrayal
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

NV_1980 on Meren's Returning Army

2 weeks ago

Hi Caeruleus; thanks for your suggestions. No +1 though? Such a shame ;) I had Reclamation Sage and Sylvok Replica in here before, along with the other enchantment/artifact removal stuff and decided to remove them. Reason: the deck already had plenty of other ways to deal with artifacts/enchantments.

I agree that Vulturous Zombie is just a big, fat flier and that Rune-Scarred Demon or Devouring Strossus could at least be just as effective. I'm going to give that one some thought.

I'm not sure what to think about the Dilligent Farmhand suggestion. What the hell is 'Muscle Burst'?

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