Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Instant

As an additional cost to play Scapegoat, sacrifice a creature.

Return any number of target creatures you control to their owner's hand.

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Set Rarity
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Scapegoat occurrence in decks from the last year

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Scapegoat Discussion

Gorbah on Edgar Markov, Lord of Clan Markov

3 weeks ago

Scapegoat ! You will love this Card the first time you can cast it when a sweeper is on the stack , only 1 white and sac a token and refill your hand with the vamps from the board to dodge the sweeper. This card gets even better when you have Impact Tremors and/or Purphoros, God of the Forge out !

EgyptianSpaceGamer on The Martyr of Atla's Eggs

1 month ago

Trample enablers:

These two are good bombs... Aggressive Mammoth Thunderfoot Baloth

These cards are just valuable cheap trample enablers... Primal Rage, Ferocity of the Wilds, Archetype of Aggression, Khenra Charioteer

Garruk's Uprising is a good draw source when you populate 5/5 dragon tokens.

Brawn is a good creature to sacrifice early. It is more annoying for your opponents to deal with. The effect works from the graveyard, and draws out graveyard removal.

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Additional Suggestions:

Also, there's an interaction with Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero + Mirror Entity + Atla Palani, Nest Tender that might interest you.

Reinforcements is a card that acts the same as Congregation at Dawn but in the late game, after board wipes and spot removal.

Also consider Kogla, the Titan Ape as he is opponent creature removal, artifact and enchantment removal, and can protect Atla Palani, Nest Tender from removal and board wipes with his last ability.

AEther Flash will kill all your eggs instantly, and make sure your opponents are punished for Avenger of Zendikar, tokens, weenies, etc.

Both Scapegoat and Fanatical Devotion are extremely valuable sacrifice outlets which can save select creatures from removal and board wipes.

Savage1988 on Bleed It Out

1 month ago

Since you're looking for feedback:

More lands 33 lands is not enough. On a quick count there's 6 other sources of "ramp" (counting the horn and the altar) which is also on the lower side.

I think 38 lands and 8+ ramp spells is pretty default for a deck with a normal curve. Since vamps are somewhat cheapish, you could cut some lands and maybe go down to 36, but 33 is just way off.

I don't necessarily advocate using deck templates (x lands, x removal, x wincons, x draw, etc), since every deck has different needs, but they're a good baseline and let's just say you need a damn good reason to diverge by so much (IMO, ofc). Good resources on this topic are easy to find. Command Zone and others have done a number of videos on the topic.

Cuts As for some cuts (which is always somehow harder than suggestions, so i'll leave that to others here):

  • Anointed Procession is not good enough in your deck. Making more 1/1s is not impressive or worth 4 mana and a turn

  • Mana Echoes doesn't really seem very good here either but i'll admit i've never touched the card so that's just me theorizing

  • Depending on your meta, 4 ways to protect your team seems a bit much between Scapegoat, Teferi's Protection, Boros Charm and Rootborn Defenses. Out of these I think i'd cut rootborn defenses

  • I'm not sure Athreos, God of Passage is good enough, not being a vampire and not being a creature. It may be interesting for diplomacy though.

I just noticed i basically mostly agree with most of the things Nightblad3 said but hope this helps

Last_Laugh on Markov’s Cocktail

4 months ago

Reconnaissance - Worth its weight in gold here.

Purphoros, God of the Forge - Great finisher without relying on combat.

Scapegoat - Anti wrath tech that keeps you out of topdeck mode and it doubles as a finisher with Purph.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not as low to the ground as yours but is far more resilient. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on

5 months ago

I'd recommend Purphoros, God of the Forge. All your vamps hit for 4 when they etb and it makes Scapegoat double as a wincon.

I'm guessing you've already looked at my deck (or at least advice I've posted elsewhere) but feel free to take a gander if you haven't. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Edgy Markov

5 months ago

I have a few suggestions for you ranging from budget friendly to Purphoros, God of the Forge.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat but drop Unbreakable Formation. Scapegoat helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, -X-X, exile, sac, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Finishers: Shared Animosity, Mirror Entity, Cover of Darkness, and Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card). Drop Door of Destinies, it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Card Draw: Drop Read the Bones and any other 1 time draw that's not on a body. Greed and Dark Prophecy are both good options here.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 170 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

5 months ago

Not too shabby but I do have a few suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category.

Necessities: Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card), Cordial Vampire, and Purphoros, God of the Forge

Vampire Nocturnus Enablers: Necropotence, Viscera Seer, Diabolic Intent, and the rest of your off color fetches.

Finishers: Mirror Entity and Cover of Darkness. I really don't like Door of Destinies here because it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat. Scapegoat helps pseudo dodge exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths, and it doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Ramp: Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Fellwar Stone.

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest a few cuts beyond Door of Destinies. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Edgar markov, vampire tribal

8 months ago

Nice deck. I do have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Finishers:

Reconnaissance - 2nd post below dedicated entirely to this card.

Scapegoat - It's mainly anti wrath tech that helps against hard to dodge wraths like tuck, exile, -X-X, sacrifice, etc. but it also doubles as a non combat finisher with Purphoros out.

Draw:

Necropotence - Without this card (and lots of fetchlands and Enlightened/Vampiric Tutors imo) Vampire Nocturnus isn't very reliable in 3 colors.

Boardwipe:

Austere Command - Nice and versatile like Merciless Eviction. I run both.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

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