Creature — Human Berserker
Renown 1 (When this creature deals combat damage to a player, if it isn't renowned, put a +1/+1 counter on it and it becomes renowned.)
Whenever an opponent casts a noncreature spell, if Scab-Clan Berserker is renowned, Scab-Clan Berserker deals 2 damage to that player.
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Scab-Clan Berserker Discussion
1 day ago
2 days ago
Chandra, Flamecaller is so good that I think you should find room for it anyway. I would recommend taking out Reforge the Soul. I can assure you the miracle never happens when you need it to, and casting it for 5 was something I almost never did in my mono-red deck until the day it was cut for something else.
I still think Scab-Clan Berserker isn't worth it. "This is great if it gets through and then also stays on the board" is far too much to ask in my opinion.
5 days ago
Falkenrath Marauders or Minotaur Skullcleaver or Scab-Clan Berserker or Viashino Firstblade or Aether Chaser or Attended Knight or Flame-Kin Zealot Goldnight Commander or Inquisitor Exarch or Resolute Blademaster or Urbis Protector
2 weeks ago
Scab-Clan Berserker is probably worse then Eidolon of the Great Revel and Harsh Mentor and his Renown ability is the drawback it is true, but still he can stop (or hurt prety much) an any fast combo deck (especialy storm decks). In early game, this creature can become renown very easy, especialy considering that it has haste. In late game... well, as this decks builder said: "Burn them fast or die bright!" :P. I think this card is just corresponds to the general philosophy of the deck. But I have to admit that some time ago I cut this guy out of my Grenzo deck after some testing. But if AlmightyTentacle will decide to cut this card, then I would suggest to swap it for Viashino Heretic, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider or Mindsparker.
Eidolon of the Great Revel is a very good card (especialy in burn strategy and especialy in multiplayer), the goal of using such (sometime suicidal) damage dealers is to create the conditions under which You are losing life, but Your opponents losing MUCH MORE! Its like playing with Pestilence. Actualy for this reason I would like to suggest cards like Rolling Earthquake or Earthquake.
Can't say confidently about Burning Earth, cuz I never played with this card, but from what I see I can tell that this card can punish decks that realy greedy for mana, for example it can shut down or slow down some infinite mana combos (Peregrine Drake, Palinchron and infinite High Tide combos say hellow!). But for me it seems like it is to slow spell, but I may be wrong.
Never seen befor this card - Devastating Summons, pretty interesting. For sure I would create two 0/0 tokens and punch for 4 in each opponents face. Actualy this card could create triggers not just fo ETB but for LTB too: (6/15/2010: You may sacrifice zero lands as you cast Devastating Summons. If you do, youll put two 0/0 creature tokens onto the battlefield as the spell resolves. Unless some effect (such as the one from Glorious Anthem) is boosting their toughness, theyll be put into the graveyard as a state-based action. Abilities that trigger when a creature enters the battlefield will trigger, as will those that trigger when a creature leaves the battlefield.). And all this for 1 red mana, pretty juicy.
I have to agree with AlmightyTentacle about copy spells. Unfortunately You can't be aggresive with copy spells in Your hand when there is nothing to copy. In the deck like this one copy spells will be dead draw very often. And You will have to rely on the opponents spells, which is pretty situational I think.
Also, Sudden Demise is a graet spell, don't understand why I didn't see it befor! Need to test it in my Grenzo deck. :)
2 weeks ago
Cards that stood out to me:
Scab-Clan Berserker. Without the Renown, it's completely useless.
Eidolon of the Great Revel. I've never understood the use of this card in decks with a curve this low; you'll be dealing so much damage to yourself that it doesn't seem worth it. Then again, I've almost never seen this card in practice, so I could easily be wrong.
Devastating Summons. I assume the point is to make two 1/1s for 1? That's decent, but if that's not why it's here, personally I would cut it. Aiming for big elementals with this card rarely pays off.
When you have those copy spells, don't be afraid to be aggressive with them. If you have the mana to copy a Dragon Fodder, you absolutely can. Copy spells are a lot better with cards with X in their cost, speaking of which... Sudden Demise. This card should be in every mono-red EDH deck. It's incredibly useful.
Also, where is Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle? It wins games by itself, and it certainly pushed the damage farther.
2 months ago
What playgroup is this deck designed for? Give everyone an idea of what kind of changes you would need to do.
For general stuff, I would say lower Average CMC and add artifact ramp.
If you want mana balancing help or stax advice, just tag me and ask! Good luck, my friend. Rakdos is a hard EDH color to build correctly.
3 months ago
Makes sense. I feel like harsh mentor only really stops combo with that heavy threat to their life total, forcing miscalculations where they activate an ability then die to direct damage rather than just viewing it as an extra cost. There are a bunch of cards in red that sorta play into the strategy, but they all have problems. Balefire Liege and Stormbreath Dragon is probably too high mana cost , Barbed Shocker does let your opponent refill their hand, but also it forces your opponent to refill their hand, Goblin Razerunners/Obsidian Fireheart or Jaya Ballard, Task Mage are interesting one-ofs to turn late game wasted resources into extra effect, Mindsparker, Zo-Zu the Punisher and Scab-Clan Berserker are of limited use (i'd play them if they cost one less or had 4 toughness), Sin Prodder provides some advantage, but once again, more three drops. Menace is great though. Thats the toolkit that I can remember from my testing, I hope its of some use.
3 months ago
Scab-Clan Berserker seems useful especially if it gets renowned which is possible since it has haste if you can get rid of blockers