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
1 day ago
Check out Aid from the Cowl. Super-competitive? No. Worth messing around with in more casual decks? Absolutely. I greatly enjoyed sacrificing my Relentless Dead and flipping a Rune-Scarred Demon on my end step. If it wiffs, it acts as a public scry, letting you push the non-permanent away if you don't want it. And revolt should be easy to trigger in most Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, or Meren of Clan Nel Toth builds.
Also, I guess those Roon of the Hidden Realm flicker people could use this too, but ew bant.
4 days ago
Would definitely recommend adding in some 'pillow forty' cards. No Mercy, Ghostly Prison and Sphere of Safety are all good candidates. Check out Oversold Cemetery and Tortured Existence too for recurring creature recycling. Ivory Mask can help if you find people are targeting your graveyard. BW has many great enchantments to protect yourself and I would recommend including some more. Academy Rector and Idyllic Tutor can help with consistency, but an enchantment toolbox could help protect what you are doing. Vindicate is less pricey following it's reprint and Utter End is a great card too. Emeria, The Sky Ruin is a great land in reanimator style decks with white, as is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers. Last but not least, consider Iona, Shield of Emeria, Rune-Scarred Demon, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Angel of Despair as some great reanimator targets.
Deck seems a little unfocused and I think you could benefit from focusing on the specific theme. Some cards like Dark Ritual and the planeswalkers feel either redundant or not as impactful as you would like. I also think, if you're going reanimator, try running Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter as the general while removing the life gain aspect for cards like Bloodghast and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. The lifegain just seems like a sub-theme.
Just some suggestions, hope that helps!
1 week ago
I can think of some convoluted combos that are 6, 7, and 8+ long in cards needed. Are you going to want those there, or would you prefer just 2-4 card combos max?
An example being:
1 week ago
1 week ago
You are correct it is not a budget deck (does it say that somewhere?) it's a bunch of fun stuff I've picked up since I got back into playing magic again. This deck will likely stay together and end up obscenely foiled out by the end of it. When I get the time I'll go through and customize the list with foil, Judge promo, and masterpiece designations. Mana Crypt is the most recent pickup and I'm prettttty stoked!
Enlightened Tutor is in there now. I played like 4 games before I realized it was still in my Darien, King of Kjeldor deck. The tutors are hilarious to me because I can chain them to basically get anything.
Vampiric Tutor would definitely speed that process up. It is on my wish list and will likely make it into the finished product. It may take the place of Demonic Tutor (gasp!) as the instant speed 1 Mana is obscene.
Rune-Scarred Demon definitely fits my ETB/flying wants/needs... I'm only hesitant because I've played with it for sooo long. He was in my Kaalia of the Vast deck and every other black deck since. That being said, he's a hard maybe. I'll be playing with a group tonight for the first time so his tutor ability may be just the sort of broken I need.
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Generally your not going to get much use out of devotion cards like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Grey Merchant of Asphodel in your list as a lot of your permenants are artifacts. However I would keep Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx just for the potential. I'll just list more good creatures you should consider to spare you the time of looking them up: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Crypt Ghast, Mindslicer, Rune-Scarred Demon, Bloodgift Demon, Shriekmaw, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Fleshbag Marauder, Slum Reaper, and Merciless Executioner.
2 weeks ago
Liliana of the Dark Realms might be a good inclusion for Swamp ramping, hard removal and buff.
Rune-Scarred Demon is a powerful tutor that gets better if you sacrifice it for additional effects so that Sheoldred can reanimate him again later.
Diabolic Tutor as an additional tutoring effect.
Magus of the Coffers provides massive amounts of ramp, which is important in this high-curve decklist.
Jet Medallion is another card that helps cut back on costs.
Black Sun's Zenith should be considered as another boardwipe.
Erebos, God of the Dead keeps lifegain players in check and provides plenty of card advantage.