Rune-Scarred Demon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

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

multimedia on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 day ago

Hey, you're welcome. Thanks for the credit in the description, but you didn't need to do that. This is your deck after all and you had all the cards for the combos already. Just was missing some explanations about the combos which hopefully I helped with.

I do like the interaction of Divine Visitation and Teysa's ability to repeatedly create tokens. The main problem with Visitation is it's a five drop that doesn't do anything when you first cast it and it's not a creature so you can't cheat it with reanimation. I tend not to play high mana cost cards like this. For example instead of playing Visitation I would play Luminarch Ascension which is a powerful card for Angels in multiplayer Commander and is a two drop.

I didn't think of Rest in Peace when I saw the Felidar + Restoration combo in your deck, but good thinking it's a combo that can get around Rest. Keep it if Rest is a problem in your meta. Enlightened Ascetic is an option that's a creature for hate against Rest. You want the ETB trigger because Rest doesn't stop that. If you keep the Felidar + Restoration combo then I would cut Teysa/Elenda or vice versa. Simply because this is too many four drops. Just like Victimize can enable a Guide + Lark combo it can also enabler Felidar + Restoration combo which is helpful. I think overall Felidar + Restoration is more powerful than Teysa/Elenda.

I don't think Rune-Scarred Demon is needed because you already have Razaketh. Rune-Scarred is a budget alternative for Razaketh.

cassa on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 day ago


Do you think also Rune-Scarred Demon could be an upgrade? consider that I own all the cards in my Kaalia deck Kaalia of the Vast EDH

Phantasy on Aminatou

2 days ago

Cards I like: Forge of Heroes Crystal Ball Reality Acid (really good, the combo is weird but strong)

I think we can drop: Custodi Lich Baleful Strix (It's a bit expensive even if it is good lol) Rune-Scarred Demon (Tutors are boring, also expensive)

ghostfire86 on Athreos, The Children of Shadows

3 days ago

tgood4 I’ve actually ran all those in previous iterations of this deck.

Remembrance messed up the Ripple effect from Thrumming Stone by thinning the deck of Shadowborn Apostle .

Secret Salvage is lovely, but the last I used it, let’s just say there were lots of issues. Maybe I give it another shot as I always thought of it as a second Thrumming Stone and that was an older build.

Rune-Scarred Demon was exchanged for Sidisi, Undead Vizier which was switched for Twilight Prophet . Ascend is easy to get and life gain is a lovely thing even if in small amounts.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel was removed only on the basis that it’s a one time shot with no real chance for recurrence in this build. Everyone will pay the 3 life to Athreos to prevent him from hitting again regardless of how much they already lost. Servitude and Salvage are also not warranted to use on him.

Beebles on Silumgar's Vile Offering | V-ELD

3 days ago

Thanks for following up so fast. Nice to see your thought process.

  • For me the copy package is a great asset in this list. Stealing is not strictly better imo, as copying has way more versatility than stealing does. I have won several times casting a kicked Rite of Replication on something like Kokusho. And even just copying Gary once or twice can just get you the victory. This is why I run more expensive ETB creatures like the primordial, Noxious gearhulk and Rune-Scarred Demon , since I will rarely get their effect only once. Either recurring them or coping them can generate a lot of value.
  • Bolas's Citadel has been great in this deck so far, as I can steal a lot of life quite reliably with all the copy and recursion stuff going on + Gary and Kokusho. I disagree it is only good with low cmc cards. Plus it turns into a Yawgmoth's Bargain with Top. However, I agree it is probably more fitting in other decks. Still, if I'd cut it I would then replace it with another draw spell, and not something from your list of tips :|.
  • Trinket mage is here mainly as a second Top for the synergy with Citadel, but can also fetch artifact lands or sol ring, so doubles as ramp or a land. I would cut this together with Citadel if I would ever cut that card.
  • I see your point regarding Steal Artifact vs Acquire . Will give that some consideration.
  • I put in Personal tutor because I needed my vamp tutor for another deck :). I agree it is relatively slow and could easily be cut.
  • Of course there will be scenario's possible where Steal Enchantment is the winning play, but that's quite meta-dependant. And it is still more narrow than for example Mirrormade . Again, I prefer options over efficiency in this build.
  • You make me at least wanna try out memory plunder, so I will put that on my maybe list :).
  • I'm not sure I want to take the deck in the direction of bigger mana rocks and more expensive spells. It could synergize well with the copy-artifacts cards, so I will also take that tip into consideration. It might be a fun direction to at least try, so I might do that :).

Thanks again for your time! Exchanging thoughts on steal decks always shows me how much cool thing are possible with this archetype. All the possibilities to prevent it from becoming stale!

TheSimikBOat on Who say's dreams (NIGHTMARES) don't come true?

1 week ago

This is what I think that you can do:

I hope this helped you.

AwesomeJMS5 on Yarok, the Desecrated

2 weeks ago

Risen Reef is a pretty cool option to play, I think. I'd also recommend possibly using Lotus Cobra and Solemn Simulacrum are pretty good ramping creatures, as well, to consider. Noxious Gearhulk has good destroy on entry effects. Also, Ob Nixilus, the Fallen can also become a huge threat given time. Rune-Scarred Demon is a great use for a tutor in the deck. Finally, Azusa, Lost but Seeking , if you're willing to get it, can help ramp like crazy as well.

I hope this helps.

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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%