Scourge of Valkas


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Scourge of Valkas Discussion

duff87 on Kaalia, Mardu Queen

1 week ago

Frickenstein, hey man, i appreciate you taking the time to review my deck and i appreciate your advice. Youre right about the lands i have that come into play tapped. they can potentially slow down my game. especially the first three or four turns when its vital to ramp out asap to get kaalia on the board. having "comes into tapped" lands can really suck. I've been thinking about cutting the cycle lands in the colors, and i know they come into play tapped but they can sometimes be nice to have in case its a dead draw in the later game having the option to just cycle them away when im mana-flooded can be good. so maybe ill just try cutting the cycle lands in the colors for just some basics so its a little quicker. i feel like i have enough card draw, so i should be fine without them. i want your opinion though,do you think i should just replace the cycle lands for some less fancy but much quicker basics?

And about the scry lands, they come into play tapped but the scry actually has helped more than you may think. so ill probaby just keep them in and hopefully some time in the near future they'll be the only tapped lands i have in here (besides the bounce lands of course)

And oh boy if only i had and could afford all the shock and fetch lands in the colors, but theyre like 20 bucks each minimum! i mean thinking of it in that way thats like $120-$150 right there. (they've been on my quite extensive "edh cards i need" list i have had on my phone for a year now) so eventually i will have them in here.

I have definitely contemplated getting myself a fervor as well,(isnt that the red enchantment that gives the entire field haste? including your opponents?) that was sort of a draw back for me. but haste is haste,and ill probaby benefit from it more than my opponet(s). so i probably will eventually. i have tried Mother of Runes -mother of runes!!- ive just been struggling to find a spot for her again because i cut her for Grand Abolisher. Dragonmaster Outcast can be useful, especially when paired with cards like Utvara Hellkite (give the hellkite more dragons for his "whenever a dragon attacks" trigger) , Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas (dishing out damage every time a dragon enters the field)

ahh Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.. oh skittles. he hasnt pulled me a straight up win yet, mostly because im just never lucky enough to actually draw him. But partially because i dont have any equipment that pumps the power,i need a Sword of Light and Shadow i have to hit atleast three times to to take out an opponent with infect. And he draws a lot of hate. but hes a nice alt win con to have as a back-up. thats what he is, a back-up plan B.

Fortunately though,I play a lot if 1v1 EDH with my brother and a couple friends(kitchen table commander) and kaalia dominates in 1v1. her and my

Kranky Krenko

Commander / EDH duff87


. I occasionally goto my LGS to play some nice solid multi-player commander. i need to get a real play-group going though.

MorteCerta on Ultimate Dragon Deck!!

2 weeks ago


I put 1xArchwing Dragon in the deck to try it out, and so far it looks like a nice fit. Yes, it comes back to your hand, so you'll have to cast it over and over again if you want it in play, however, it's not necessary a bad thing in this deck, since it will be activating Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest every turn. In addition, it's a creature that is hard to kill, since your opponent will need an instant speed removal to deal with it.

It's been a while since I've played with this deck though, if you've tried other dragons and had success with them, please let me know.

pareidoliac on The Dragon Queen

2 weeks ago

Cryptic Gateway seems incredibly good. On top of cheating creatures into play, it lets you cheat them into play at instant speed. Allows for plenty of tricks mid-combat with Scourge of Valkas, Panharmonicon, or even Knollspine Dragon. Allows you to cast Sandstone Oracle with Panharmonicon out, draw up to an opponent's hand size, cheat all the dragons from among them into play, then draw again. Can't beat that value.

Paradox Engine seems a little slow if you're only using it to untap your dragons; you might as well play Aggravated Assault.

Why Unclaimed Territory? It's strictly worse than a Mountain if you're only using it for one color. Also, why so many haste enablers? It's a powerful effect, but many of your dragons already have haste; cards like Mass Hysteria might accidentally help your opponents more than they help you.

Lastly, many of the dragons have ETB abilities, which you've capitalized on with Panharmonicon, Minion Reflector, and Flameshadow Conjuring. Why not Conjurer's Closet? Blinking your Scourge of Valkas every turn could be a lethal firestorm of damage, and a sky full of terrifying dragons. It could blink Knollspine Dragon to draw a ton of cards, or even just untap an exerted Glorybringer to let it attack again next turn.

TypicalTimmy on Exciting Cards in M19

3 weeks ago

My #1 favorite set in the entire history of Magic was the Tarkir block, specifically Dragons of Tarkir. I know most people went for Khans of Tarkir because of the fetch lands, but I'm not a very competitive player. I like flavorful decks, big flashy cards, stupid combos, and awesome finishers.

  • Your typical Timmy / Johnny Modern player

So when I saw the plethora of Dragons in M19 my inner fanboy freaked!

I currently have like four or five Dragon decks. Gruul, Jund, Rakdos, Azorius (That one sucks but is fun to play), and I had an older Jund deck that I quit using because it was making problems with my group.

I gotta say, Sarkhan, Fireblood pairs especially nicely with Sarkhan Vol. Their +1 abilities line up rather nicely. Draw a card and give your bois +1/+1 and Haste or pop out a Dragon and give it +1/+1 and Haste. Very nice.

Sure, Fireblood is two turns slower to ult but you also now have 8 cards in your deck that do the same thing (If you so choose). Dragon decks centered around Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest will have far too much fun with these.

Which leads me into Sarkhan, Dragonsoul. I currently have a Mono-red Dragon deck that actually ramps via Dragonlord's Servant and Infernal Plunge. I'm definitely able to make room for at least two of these guys, which is going to be awesome.

I'm also considering tinkering around with Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Arcane Adaptation makes her a powerhouse of pain.

Another interesting pairing I can work with is Demanding Dragon and Glorybringer, alongside Thunderbreak Regent. That's an awful lot of control-like aspects in MRDs.

Stepping aside from Dragons now, I'm also super excited for Apex of Power as I routinely run decks that can very easily achieve those levels of mana, though I may just run a single copy in a deck as Genesis Wave is strictly better. For 10 mana, you get X=8 and they hit the battlefield. Though what's interesting is if you cast an Apex of Power, you can filter the top seven and Genesis Wave the next 8. I'm not 100% certain if this is a good idea or not, but it could be worth looking at.

I'd also like to say that I'm super excited for the new Gruulfriends deck I can build around Vivien Reid and Domri Rade. If you get both emblems, which should be rather easy to do in Gruul, everybody now gets the following:

  • +2/+2, Indestructible, Double Strike, Haste, Hexproof, Trample, and Vigilance. That's a TON of anthem!

Also, can I just say that Resplendent Angel alongside Nyx-Fleece Ram + Inventors' Fair + Venser's Journal + Fountain of Renewal + Radiant Fountain is dangerously potent when you consider Angelic Accord and Archangel of Thune are a thing.

Also worth noting: Amulet of Safekeeping + Mechanized Production is a serious power play.

Also a new Reverberate in the ways of Doublecast is pretty neat. Might have to make a copypasta deck running those and Howl of the Horde...

It's also nice to finally have a new Hydra addition that doesn't completely suck.

I also run a Mono-Black Demon Tribal centered around the following:

So, naturally Liliana's Contract is a nice addition. Worth noting: Grixis Arcane Contract will be fun.

skibulk on Dragon Storm

4 weeks ago

If you resolve Lathliss, Dragon Queen's token ability before Scourge of Valkas's damage ability, you get the figures I mentioned above. Since you own both and both go on the stack at the same time, you choose the order they stack up.

Do you usually play 4 spells before Dragonstorm? Chances are high that you'll draw at least one Scourge of Valkas before you storm, preventing you from fetching it.

Lets take another look at Utvara Hellkite. Looking at the numbers, it is strictly better than Lathliss.

With 5 total Dragonstorms,

With only 4 total Dragonstorms and 2 Scourge of Valkas, this net nets 51 damage:

Cartrix on Dragon Storm

1 month ago

Also, I think the addition of Lathliss, Dragon Queen would go like this:

Lathliss, Dragon Queen - 0

Scourge of Valkas - 2+3 (5)

Scourge of Valkas - 4+4+5+5 (5+18=23)

Scourge of Valkas - 6+6+6+7+7+7 (23+39=62)

Scourge of Valkas - 8+8+8+8+9+9+9+9 (62+68=130)

This would be great for bigger play groups.

skibulk on Dragon Storm

1 month ago



Other great options:

JakeHarlow on Dragonlance

1 month ago

@ zombob57:

Fiendslayer Paladin is definitely the weaker of the two cards (except with respect to the art — that art is awesome), so I agree with you fully on that point.

Helm of the Host has a few cute interactions here but you’re right that it’s a massive mana hog. It’s pretty neat with Scourge of Valkas and somewhat so, too, with Adriana, Captain of the Guard and Utvara Hellkite, but those interactions are so absurdly mana intensive that when we discuss them we are treading into the realm of 360 no-scoping and have ceased to discuss practical, viable Magic play. If this were an Aurelia, the Warleader deck, then yes, it’d be a viable wincon in its own right, but it’s not an “I win” piece here. It’s just a slow, cute card that’ll likely be shut down before doing anything broken. So yeah, probably more practical to go with the extra gas route. Less likely to lose if I keep drawing cards to play rather than relying on Helm of the Host exclusively to carry me if I draw it (not to mention it’s simply a dead card sometimes).

Yeah, big daddy Rakdos is such a fun deck. Competitive? Nope. Fun? Oh yeah. It’s just a blast going crazy and running so many ridiculously swingy effects. Check my list if you feel so inclined. You’ve been a big help for this list, I’m sure you’ll have good ideas for that one. I basically only run four Commander decks these days due to limits on funds and free time — Jori En, Ruin Diver, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Rakdos the Defiler, and this one here. I actually don’t hate Green, I just haven’t got a deck with that color for some reason these days. Maybe I’ll do a Ghalta, Primal Hunger stompy/Green devotion list one of these days.

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