Rune-Scarred Demon

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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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.

Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

DrunkManSquakin666 on Kaalia's Legion

11 hours ago

@ trevorthestar

Those are some nice suggestions. I had initially taken Rune-Scarred Demon out for Razaketh, but a little redundancy doesn't hurt. I'll certainly think about it.

Archfiend of Despair is a rather big boy; I wanna keep the mana curve as low as I can in case I have to rely on hardcasting, but I'm definitely liable to get my hands on a copy, just in case. Aurelia, the Warleader , meanwhile, was also in a previous incarnation of the deck but I didn't like how she basically did nothing if I were to drop her with Kaalia, making me feel like she was one less angel I could use. I may slot her back in, but only time will tell.

The other two are also kinda nice... Drakuseth shares the same issues I have with the Archfiend, but I certainly wouldn't mind getting my hands on a copy, regardless.

Sephara's also kinda cool and would serve as a nice redundancy in case I can't get or keep Avacyn out. Her cheatyface ability is also not too shabby in this deck since most of my cards have flying. I'd be losing four attackers, though. Again, I'mma get a copy of her regardless.

In short, they all have their pros and cons, so I will definitely consider them.

Thanks for your input! :)

trevorthestar on Kaalia's Legion

15 hours ago

Love the deck and the flavor of angels, demons, and dragons. Not much to say about adjustments because the deck looks almost perfect. But almost perfect can be improved. I would start by adding the newly spoiled cards Sephara, Sky's Blade for a way to protect you creatures and Drakuseth, Maw of Flames to get some destruction going. And the last three are Aurelia, the Warleader , Rune-Scarred Demon , and Archfiend of Despair .

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

2 days ago

You can, if you like, create custom sort categories by adding a # in your edit list (eg. "1x City of Brass #Land") and then setting >Edit >Default category >Custom

Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

Doctorlobo89 on Yarok, The ETB Triggers

3 days ago

Gonti, Lord of Luxury would be a great asset to the etb triggers. His triggers will be of great use in this deck to steal form opponents decks. This is also not limited to cards like Hostage Taker , Dragonlord Silumgar and many more steal cards.

To go with Avenger of Zendikar you can throw in Grave Titan but that is completely up to you.

Rune-Scarred Demon , Shriekmaw , Farhaven Elf , God-Eternal Rhonas and Wood Elves be a nice addition. Add Conjurer's Closet and you can have more etb triggers added to the arsenal with your Deadeye Navigator .

I noticed that there is a distinct lack of enchantment triggers for Agent of Erebos and Eidolon of Blossoms . I would recommend avoiding those cards for now until you decide to have the deck become more enchantment heavy.

multimedia on B/W ....angles??

2 weeks ago

Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.

Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:

Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:

Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:

With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:

Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.

Perfect_Phyrexia on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 weeks ago

Have you considered running Cabal Stronghold and trying to track down a Deserted Temple for Coffers and Nykthos? If you play in a group of 4 or more people then Exsanguinate , Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Kokusho, the Evening Star are monoblack staples that will help you rip through your deck with Yawgmoth's ability. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is also pretty solid in a token build and is cheaper than Rune-Scarred Demon .

jessedictor on Tasigur Septor, Control

3 weeks ago

I went and I tried playing ten starting hands with this deck, no mulligans:

g1) 2 lands (no green mana), no ramp until turn 3 drawing a signet, no green mana (which is most the ramp) until turn 10

g2) got land, but only counterspells and buried alive in hand. So I couldn't really cast Tasigur to dig until turn 4- felt bad

g3) Isochron Scepter Vampiric Tutor turn 2. Not a win but a strong hand for sure, maybe should have waited to use Isochron Scepter

g4) no black mana until turn 5, hand full of black cards

g5) Demonic Tutor into into Lim-Dul's Vault -> went for turn 3 Isochron Scepter infinite mana, which should just about win me the game

g6) Nezahal, Primal Tide , a few lands and a training ground. Turn 5 Dark Petition , but felt way undeveloped

g7) No lands until turn 4, happens

g8) Isochron Scepter in hand, but nothing good to use it with, played lands until could cast tasigur turn 5

g9) Got two lands, mana conflux and Reliquary Tower . Drawing nahal felt super band turn 3. Turn 4 got a third land, and windfall felt like my best option

g10) turn 1 Vampiric Tutor , turn 2 Isochron Scepter dramatic reversal infinite mana win

So, I found generally speaking, this deck gets Isochron Scepter and wins with it. All other routes feel really bad. I didn't really enjoy the entomb or buried alive options either, but maybe I was missing a combo somewhere. I also I felt like I had abnormal mana issues in this deck- mostly with getting green mana. This might not be a real issue but worth looking at. Reliquary Tower felt very bad. 19 of 34 lands can produce green mana. I'm not sure on the mathematical breakdown in reality but I generally like 24 lands to be able to produce color of each the mana I need- I think you might stay within budget or proxy limitations though so not having all the dual lands and all the fetch lands feels weird. Spire of Industry , Tarnished Citadel , Grand Coliseum and Chromatic Lantern might be odd includes to keep the budget line as well.

Take aways:

Remove every creature that costs 4 or more that doesn't win you the game immediately.

replace with creatures that fetch win \cons

I don't think the deck needs Training Grounds - typically any time it would matter I already have infinite mana. Maybe add in Exhume - sounds weird I know but would have helped reanimating felt smooth, and maybe would help me feeling like we should keep the Consecrated Sphinx .

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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%