Scourge of Valkas

Scourge of Valkas

Creature — Dragon


Whenever Scourge of Valkas or another Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, it deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of Dragons you control.

{R}: Scourge of Valkas gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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

Scourge of Valkas occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Scourge of Valkas Discussion

Lordeh on Jund Dragons

1 month ago

I would cut the monuments as they are a little underwhelming

I personally love Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund as a haste enabler and to mind control any dragons your opponents might have or stole from you.

Definitely have a look at Urza's Incubator as the cost reduction can be fantastic.

Look at adding Hellkite Charger as it can allow you to have some cheap extra combat steps with Savage Ventmaw as it only costs 1 extra mana for an extra combat step.

I also really enjoy Dragon Broodmother as a great combo piece with Dragon Tempest or Scourge of Valkas as you get a trigger on each players upkeep which can get out of control very quickly.

Hope these suggestions give you some ideas.

TypicalTimmy on Will there Ever Be a ...

1 month ago

DarkHero not to mention Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest .

Also, technically, Arcanis the Omnipotent and Concentrate .

I feel like the creature would cost more and be weaker. Like 7cmc and be a 4/4.

The creature attacking isn't what's going to win you the game; It's having more stuff enter.

TypicalTimmy on Starter mistakes

2 months ago

I was playing a Dragons deck and I had out Scourge of Valkas alongside three other Dragons. I played an Utvara Hellkite for turn and did a full swing.

  • "Okay, let's see... so four Dragons attack, I create four tokens... okay Valkas deals 9 damage toooo... eh, this, I guess."

4 attacking Dragons + Utvara Hellkite with Summoning Sickness = 4x tokens

4 + 1 + 4 = 9 Dragons in play


  • Dies of Timmy overload

To be clear, what I thought the card meant was the following:

  • "Whenever another Dragon enters the battlefield, Scourge of Valkas deals X damage to any target equal to the number of Dragons you control."

Alongside this, I also thought that because all four Dragons entered the Battlefield together, it goes onto the stack as one single trigger.

I later found out two things:

  • 1.) The Dragon entering the Battlefield is the one dealing the damage. This is very important for creatures such as Acid-Spewer Dragon and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon .

  • 2.) Each Dragon entering the Battlefield puts a new trigger on the stack. All four Dragons put their own unique trigger on the stack to resolve.

What this means is that each of the 6/6 tokens deals 9 damage to any target. 9 x 4 = 36 damage. Opponent would have been dead before declare blockers.

Xenephrim on Dragon 5 Color

2 months ago

Blood Sun will help your tri-lands enter the battlefield untapped so you won't have to wait until the next turn to use them. Yes, Blood Sun causes these lands and lands like them to lose the "enters the battlefield tapped" quality.

If you need a cheap mana fixer, Pulse of Llanowar is a good alternative to Prismatic Omen if you can't afford it.

Worldgorger Dragon is an absolute beast just waiting to be abused. Combine it with an enchantment like Flameshadow Conjuring or another creature such as Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and you can perform an infinite loop of enter the battlefield and leaves the battlefield triggers. Combine this with Dragon Tempest or Scourge of Valkas and you have infinite damage. With Lathliss, Dragon Queen it can produce a ton of tokens (this isn't infinite as the tokens will be exiled with each cycle). Temur Ascendancy will net you massive card draw, and so on. It's so abusable.

Anyway, hope some of my recommendations helped!

RNR_Gaming on Scion of the Ur

2 months ago

I didn't have this guy together too long but focus on dragons with good static abilities. Etbs don't matter terribly much. Patriarch's Bidding with Scourge of Valkas is an absolute pounding and synergizes well with your commanders ability. Also, you should use better mana dorks like Deathrite Shaman and Birds of Paradise . It all comes down to what your budget is though. You're not off to a bad start though.

Vlasiax on [PRIMER] How to Chain Ur-Dragon

3 months ago

I just realized that Bring to Light for might tutor Scourge of Valkas or Patriarch's Bidding for combo plays OR anything 5 CMC or lower when we power down our plays. Maybe I should just look for 5 or lower CMC card draw effects on Scryfall :D

NeonEndymion on [PRIMER] How to Chain Ur-Dragon

3 months ago

Oh! And as to "how to use Worldly Tutor ": Depends on when you draw it/what you need at that moment: Early game it's often Set-up (ramp or token generator). Mid-game it's often Toolbox Dragon (card draw or removal). Late game it's often Payoff Dragon (double strike, Scourge of Valkas , Utvara Hellkite ). Or mid or late game you can snag Scion of the Ur-Dragon and use it as the start of a dragon-tutor chain, perhaps into the reanimation plan, or go for a combo piece like Birds of Paradise , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , or Savage Ventmaw if you've drawn or can tutor into Aggravated Assault . It's always good/always flexible and helps, like the other tutors, smooth out a rather greedy game plan for the deck.

Early game, you're most likely getting Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , as she's the biggest potential payoff ramp creature, has incremental card draw attached, and can combo (so long as another rainbow dork is in play) with Aggravated Assault .

TypicalTimmy on How to build better decks

3 months ago

Also, try to find cards that can fulfill as many roles as possible.

For example, if you are running a Dragon deck, Scourge of Valkas functions as both a Dragon and a removal engine.

Another example is Eldrazi Monument . If you are looking for anthems and protection, this card does both.

It is important to also ask yourself what is the honest role of your Commander.

Some Commanders drive the deck. All 99 cards should focus around them being on the board and working toward an end goal. For instance, Zurgo Helmsmasher and Ruhan of the Fomori both want nothing more than to attack each and every turn. This means they are PERFECT Voltron Commanders. A deck should be focused on draw, equipment, protection, and ramp.

Yet, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale also works as a supremely powerful Voltron Commander as she can bypass equip costs and comes with two powerful combat tricks already tacked onto her. But she's also a solid Tribal Commander because she has a built in draw engine as well. This means a Syr Gwyn deck should strike a balance between equipment and Knight tribal. As a result, equipment that cares about tribal synergy is strong here, such as Dragon Throne of Tarkir and Stoneforge Masterwork .

Then we get to Lathliss, Dragon Queen . She wants as many Dragons hitting the battlefield as often as possible. For a deck running her, you may want to cut back on disruption and go more for pure assault. Ramp and draw take precedence over disruption and protection. For her, Scourge of Valkas , Dragon Tempest , Impact Tremors , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Warstorm Surge , Sarkhan the Masterless , Electropotence and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle all slot in perfectly as disruption.

The #1 main thing you should focus on is understanding WHAT your Commander WANTS to do. Then ask yourself;

  • Does the deck function without them on the battlefield?
  • If no, layer in protection and ramp to keep them out.
  • If yes, layer in synergy and draw to keep your boardstate growing.
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