Scourge of Valkas


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

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

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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.

Scourge of Valkas Discussion

LadyZ on Nicol Bolas & Dragons, Inc.

3 weeks ago

I'd think about adding Kokusho, the Evening Star and Scourge of Valkas for more powerful dragons. If you want your dragons to cost less, Dragonlord's Servant and Dragonspeaker Shaman . For cuts, I'd reccomend Shock , Lightning Bolt , and Censor

xCrazylogic on Scion of the Ur-Dragon Combos and Synergies

1 month ago

You can use the Reanimate Dead/Worldgorger combo to loop any etb, which your deck should have a bunch of. Corpral_C. Scourge of Valkas is one in another combo that also works here to win.

rame124 on Lathliss, Dragon Queen-Dragon Tribal

1 month ago

You might be interested in Sarkhan, Dragonsoul . He adds additional ramp, can be potential removal, and his ult puts every dragon from your deck onto the battlefield. His ult plus Scourge of Valkas wins you the game.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

2 months ago

If you want more flexible fixing and you're not afraid to pay a little life then I'd go with slow fetches, since they can take your ABUR Duals / Shocklands, while Evolving Wilds grabs only basics.

I understand that you want to be as much 'on theme' as possible but some cards are just bad... That's why I use other creatures and as I saw that these are birds, elves, bears, etc. I decided to call them 'Forest Servants' because every being can become a Dragon servant.

While at that - interactions can be viewed as your spells as a mage so you don't need Spit Flame as an excuse for a targeted removal. For me it's as much on theme as Assassin's Trophy and you probably already know which one is better.

And point about growing tokens - they will get huge with Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and/or Dromoka, the Eternal anyway and main reason we're running cards that produce them is to just hit as hard and as often as possible with Scourge of Valkas or Dragon Tempest so their power is a secondary thing. That's where reanimation from Living Death / Patriarch's Bidding comes in handy.

WhichKing on Dragons Everywhere!

2 months ago

You can consider adding in a mass reanimation card like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death as a secondary wincon with Scourge of Valkas / Dragon Tempest . Alternatively, you can put in a Banefire and/or Clan Defiance for an end-game finisher.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

- Mystical Tutor is part of the plan to pull down the overall CMC, essentially becoming a second copy of Patriarch's Bidding if need be. This is only because my current list flexes around two primary win-cons, at least in its current iteration: The Savage Ventmaw + Aggravated Assault combo, along with the Greater Good into a giant Patriarch's Bidding play, ideally with Dragon Tempest out or Scourge of Valkas in the bin. As such the interaction suite is now entirely down to 1-2CMC, including more counter backups for the turn I'm trying to go off, and the tutor suite has increased. The reasoning for this was that I was hitting a lot of games where the ramp/setup was flowing smoothly, but I wasn't hitting the right payoffs in the right order, and wasn't able to close games through combat. We'll see how it goes, as this is the only active list I'm tweaking at the moment, and I'm not sure if/when I'll leave it as locked.

-I also cut Glorybringer , maybe just from a feel-bad loss where having used its exert ability earlier, around turn 4, prevented me from being able to swing for lethal later in a tight, racing game. Taking that turn off with it has really hurt as the overall Dragon body count has dropped a bit. I'm also finding that Toxic Deluge can help clean up faster decks pretty reliably. Some of that's in tension with the increased mana dork suite, but thankfully this deck has huge ramp/flood protection in that you can always be aiming just to cast your commander. It's a given, though, that some draws just won't pan out very well, and that's part of the downside of playing a strategy and commander with inherent restrictions limiting how optimized it can become for competitive play.

-I had tested Sensei's Divining Top , but without any combo payoffs for it here, it felt a little too slow for a midrange deck that's mana hungry at pretty much any point of the game. So far I've preferred raw card draw, and am usually leaning on Sylvan Library as a primary tutor target anyway. I could see it doing well in corner cases where we'd need to tutor and draw immediately to force a win or prevent a loss, so I may test it further and then decide if it gets a slot. Where are you on the card, and what would you drop in order to find a spot for it?

- Ashiok, Dream Render is something I'm only worried about if, due to War of the Spark's strong passive walker abilities for stax strategies in particular, a lot of lower powered metas (again, my list is something that I primarily want to run alongside other 75% to high power decks, but wouldn't necessarily bring to an optimized/max power table) start leaning into. Narset, Parter of Veils also hoses raw card draw, so I'm not sure that mid-range/slow combo can plan around those strategies except by trying to be as fast as they can (and also by targeting down the stax player/s). We do have the advantage that not a lot of lists lean on fliers or on larger fliers, so we can always just try to punch Ashioks and Narsets in the face with Dragons until they are no longer problems?

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

Yeah, that's also great way to fill the grave for further reanimation - bonus points if you end with Scion as Scourge of Valkas to effectively double the triggers you get from each Dragon.

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

Hmm, interesting points. However, I actually see Patriarch's Bidding more like an enabler for Scourge of Valkas win with direct damage, which is my main objective, since everyone loses some life during game. So when you have reanimation you dump Dragons to reanimate and some spells as a distraction but when you don't it's best to throw something you don't need like extra lands or ramp spells when you have 8+ lands already in play.

Some more tutors and Stubborn Denial are correct here because I see that it's way easier to get that Aggravated Assault + Savage Ventmaw win and all the other Dragons are more of a distraction for opponents. I will add them to my build when I have time, maybe getting rid of Thunderbreak Regent but I still can't let go of Sarkhan, Fireblood - seems to be too good to just dump him as sub-optimal choice

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Scourge of Valkas occurrence in decks from the last year

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