Scourge of the Throne

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Mythic Rare

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Scourge of the Throne

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Dethrone (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Whenever Scourge of the Throne attacks for the first time each turn, if it's attacking the player with the most life or tied for most life, untap all attacking creatures. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

Scourge of the Throne Discussion

ServerWizard on Kaalia Reforged

20 hours ago

Swapped Scourge of the Throne for Lord of the Void , realized Scourge's value decreases to just a 5/5 or 6/6 flying body once i'm the only player on the throne

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

2 weeks ago

The ABUR duals are far less a necessity than the fetch/shock suite, honestly—and they did have the downside of making Scourge of the Throne worse lol.

I've gotten a lot of mileage out of buylist/trade-in credit from a few lucky draft pulls the past few months. And from working on singles purchases when I have some extra scratch from a paycheck for the past 11 months, mostly just on this deck. You don't need to be rich, but you do need to be ... persistent.

And with all that dumped into it, it's mostly going to be for personal enjoyment primarily, which is what I like about running intentionally "suboptimal" commanders. Makes the wins you might be able to squeak out at high power or competitive tables all the sweeter, and even when you lose, it is hard to feel like you lost when casting giant dragons.

I kicked the foil habit, except for the commanders themselves, awhile back and that also helped put together wishlist decks faster, but that's also a personal preference of course.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

2 weeks ago

That's why I kept Glorybringer in - there are so many enablers and actual commanders that can be shot down with this that it's worth giving a shot. Especially after I recovered from Aven Mindcensor preventing me to color fix during one game.

Scourge of the Throne is a Dragon I completely forgot about but you're right, there are times when it's just vanilla and Dragonlord Kolaghan might be better option for the same CMC. I used to think about it as a staple while waiting for something better to show up.

With Thunderbreak Regent I'm not sure if I want to get him back his place but its' role as a removal bait looks promising. Maybe after few games I'll change my mind. For now I wonder if I need Cultivate here since it used to be here since I bought the precon and I think of it as a some kind of "core". However, the deck evolved since that time and now I wonder if switching it for Abrupt Decay or one of the missing tutors might be actually better. What do you think?

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *M20* Update

2 weeks ago

Those are some very good points and led me to reconsider a few slots on my list that have felt fairly fixed but are higher on the curve and have been too slow/inconsistent/overly situational. The current mana/ramp package is sufficient enough to play out hands on curve reliably, and Morophon, the Boundless doesn't fit for similar reasons (slow, overly situational). Here's what I'm thinking based on recent playtesting:

OUT: Balefire Dragon (needs to connect, and I'm already running enough flexible board wipes to deal with most problematic creature-heavy boards or token strategies); Scourge of the Throne (just a vanilla body if I'm actually at the highest life total—removing shock lands made this a bit weaker— or can't swing in, for whatever reason); Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire (great when there are Dragon Egg tokens to munch on; less so when playing on curve, as lands are the only target to sac myself, and especially when I don't have topdeck manipulation I've flipped some free bombs more than a few times for other players and non-permanent spells for myself).

IN: Thunderbreak Regent (bolt damage is incidental but not irrelevant as we win most games through combat damage, and 3CMC for a 4/4 dragon flier and punishing or baiting removal speeds things up a bit), Glorybringer (built-in haste, can hit most of the relevant popular commanders at the moment), Dragonlord Kolaghan (extra redundancy on haste feels important; can be tutored with Worldly or Scion)

I actually want some of this earlier curve fodder to bait (and punish) spot removal or board wipes, or at least to build out an early board without overextending key combo or payoff pieces, and from testing I'd rather have a slightly wider board presence earlier vs more expensive/situational toolkit dragons later.

sonnet666 on H:Leyline of the void, Ensnaring ...

1 month ago

Hi, long post. I'm looking to get a lot of trading done hopefully.


I'm putting together a Estrid, the Masked Oathbreaker deck. I need to trade for Estrid obviously, and I also need some specific cards to to complete the deck. Here's a list:

1x Estrid, the Masked 1x Breeding Pool 1x Estrid's Invocation 1x Gift of Paradise 1x Imprisoned in the Moon 1x Mystic Remora 1x Weirding Wood 1x Swan Song 1x Swords to Plowshares 1x Kiora's Follower 1x Bramble Sovereign 2x Stasis 1x Hokori, Dust Drinker 1x Linvala, Keeper of Silence 1x Chain of Vapor 1x Spellseeker AnyX Forge of Heroes

I also have some specific wants from recent sets that I would be interested in trading for:

1x Phyrexian Altar (EMA) 2x Generous Gift 1x Gamble 1x Sulfur Falls 1x Finale of Revelation 1x Evolution Sage 1x Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin 1x Karn's Bastion 1x Flux Channeler 1x Bolas's Citadel 1x Karn, the Great Creator 2x Runic Armasaur 1x Biomancer's Familiar 1x Dark-Dweller Oracle 1x Immolation Shaman 1x Rhythm of the Wild 1x Emmara, Soul of the Accord 1x Teysa Karlov 1x Ugin, the Ineffable 1x God-Eternal Oketra 1x Teferi, Time Raveler 1x Saheeli, Sublime Artificer 1x Tithe Taker 1x Light Up the Stage 1x Priest of Forgotten Gods 1x Beast Whisperer 1x Cruel Celebrant 2x Dovin's Veto 1x Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion 1x Primal Amulet  Flip 1x Neheb, the Eternal 1x Deep Forest Hermit 17x Snow-Covered Mountain 1x Goblin Engineer 1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician 1x Cabal Therapist 1x Mirrodin Besieged 1x Hall of Heliod's Generosity 1x Talisman of Hierarchy 1x Talisman of Creativity

And I was also thinking about making a Feather EDH deck, so I would be interested in trading for these cards as well:

1x Feather, the Redeemed 1x Seize the Day 1x Impact Resonance 1x Defiant Strike 1x Inspiring Vantage 1x Aurelia's Fury 1x Rugged Prairie 1x Sunforger

I also have a bunch of commander staples in my binder wants. I'll obviously trade for them for the right offer, but if I haven't listed them here then they're not a priority for me right now.


You can find my Binder here: Link. It should be about 95% up to date. I recommend sorting by price, since there's a lot on there.

Here's a list of some of my notable haves that I'm looking to trade:

1x Leyline of the Void 1x Ensnaring Bridge (STH) 1x Sakashima the Impostor 1x The Chain Veil 1x Purphoros, God of the Forge 2x Vedalken Orrery 1x Scourge of the Throne 1x Life from the Loam 1x Tainted Pact 1x Nature's Will 1x Opalescence 1x Isochron Scepter 1x Master Transmuter 2x Sterling Grove 1x Karador, Ghost Chieftain 3x Nim Deathmantle 1x Lotus Bloom 4x Puresteel Paladin

...and others not mentioned.

Leave a comment or message me if you're interested :)

Ragamander on Sarkhan, Fireblood

1 month ago

Did you consider Metallic Mimic so that your dragons have counters you can proliferate with Volt Charge? Curse of Stalked Prey is also a relatively efficient way to get counters on your creatures. Ring of Valkas also has some additional utility. Of course, it's Dragon Blood that is the flavor victory.

No Sarkhan the Masterless to dissuade attacks? Slumbering Dragon seems like it would be a fun inclusion, too. Skarrgan Hellkite and Scourge of the Throne are two other rare +1/+1 counter dragons. (There are four more I remember, but they're not as useful here, IIRC. Finally, Door of Destinies works well with tribal themes AND proliferate.

KenBirby on Sarkhan Oathbroken

1 month ago

Thank you! I was originally going to run Dragonspeaker Shaman , but the mana cost was a little restrictive in a three-color deck without fetchlands. Utvara Hellkite is a great suggestion, and much better within my budget. I ended up replacing Scourge of the Throne with it. I already actually run a Dragonlord's Servant . It's such a good card in this kind of deck.

CrypticCmdr on Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

2 months ago

Judith, the Scourge Diva interesting..I thought it was your deck, but it could've been a different Marchesa list where I said Judith seems promising and the deck creator said they don't think it's worth much in the deck. I don't remember honestly whose deck it was lol

Scourge of the Throne [ does work when you get it out, I haven't drawn it much to be honest though. But it's definitely a good include...Unless you find more powerful 6 drops for Marchesa's ability.

WOW..that is a lucky pack! Good for you man!

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