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.

Scourge of Valkas Discussion

sub780lime on Zirilan Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Death Deck

1 week ago

Thanks to everyone that commented for the great feedback.

There are a number of cards mentioned that are already on my acquire list that I want for the deck that I just didn't have handy because they are already in my Scion/Ur-Dragon deck or others. This includes Illusionist's Bracers , Flameshadow Conjuring , Dragonmaster Outcast , Thousand-Year Elixir , Dragon Tyrant , High Market and Tel-Jilad Stylus . I should have included a 'too acquire' list.

There are some cards I cut from my first draft simply do to overall mana curve. I always build my decks too high and so I deliberately go back and reassess everything 6 CMC and up. I found this to be the case when I cut Dragon Mage , Utvara Hellkite , and Scourge of Valkas (avoiding 3 colored in the casting cost...I know, I know, it's a mono deck, but I still find away to get locked there somehow). I also did find Scourge of Valkas meeting my 'answers' need when it was tutored, but I can see @TypicalTimmy's combo as fun shenanigans, so I might need to make room for them.

As for rocks, I had trimmed both Fellwar Stone and Ruby Medallion because I went more on utility in other areas. The same sort of went for Dragon's Hoard . i'd be interested in suggestion on what to cut for any of these. I did leave both Thought Vessel and Reliquary Tower deliberately out as the deck just never puts you in that position to need them.

The honest answer on the City of Brass , Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Path of Ancestry , and Reflecting Pool is I ran out of the unhinged mountains I wanted to use and need to get more :). The command tower was an easy add as it doesn't lose much aside from being affected by anything that targets non-basic lands. The Path of Ancestry was because I wanted the advantage of the scry and then the ping lands were because I need more unhinged mountains.

I had Gamble in the deck, but cut it in favor of others. Suggestions on what to pull out for it?

Chaos Warp is in the deck.

TypicalTimmy on Zirilan Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Death Deck

1 week ago

Illusionist's Bracers will net you two Dragons for the price of ;)

I would also encourage you to add more Dragons. 20 doesn't feel like enough, since they are removed from the game at the end of your turn.

Flameshadow Conjuring is another way you can increase your damage / Dragon output. If you are able to combine it with the aforementioned Illusionist's Bracers , you can quite literally bring out 4x Dragons for the total cost of merely .

Hear me out on this one: You look for Utvara Hellkite and Scourge of Valkas . If these are all you've got, then you have three Dragons thanks to your Commander being out. So Scourge deals and Utvara will both deal 3 damage to any target you see fit. As they enter the battlefield, you pay and make a copy of each. Now you have a total of FIVE Dragons on the field, and those two new ones will each deal 5 damage.

All four new Dragons - both Utvaras and both Scourges will essentially have Haste. When you swing with all four, EIGHT 6/6 Dragon tokens will be made! Two for each of the four attacking Dragons.

This now gives you a grand spanking total of 13 Dragons:

This means each of those eight new Tokens will deal TWO separate triggers of damage: One for each Scourge.

This is 8 tokens dealing 13 damage to any target as you see fit... TWICE.

208 damage. On top of Combat, and on top of the previous amounts from Scourge.

Enjoy your one-sided win. >:)

Dragon decks are my specialty :'3

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

2 weeks ago

About lands - I think that actually Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep isn't that great. If you want more sources then I'd actually suggest better fixing, namely City of Brass , Mana Confluence , Llanowar Wastes , Karplusan Forest and Fellwar Stone might be a good idea.

Infinite combos are actually very good when you all are in a tight spot when nobody can win the game and it already feels like going for too long. Also I personally try to use them to win with stronger decks, while with less cutthroat playgroup I prefer to win with normal combat damage or damage triggers from Scourge of Valkas and/or Dragon Tempest so overall it's good to have that option but it's execution and usage is only up to you.

With Nesting Dragon keep in mind that even budget Evolving Wilds might be very good as it fixes mana and creates 2 tokens.

One more thing - I'd cut some less optimal Dragons for more ramp options like Demanding Dragon for Skyshroud Claim or Thunder Dragon for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma (might not look like a ramp but not only makes dragons cost less but you have additional source of Trample for them).

I'm really glad that you liked my insight, I just love tinkering Dragon decks :D

ThePerilousRealm on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

2 weeks ago

Thanks for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

I'm aware of the infinite combos with Hellkite Charger and Aggravated Assault , but I'm not a huge fan of infinite combos. I may include in the future though.

Not a bad idea swapping in a Swamp to help with Sakura-Tribe Elder , but I already feel like I have a bit too much black and not enough green mana. I'm thinking about dropping Shizo, Death's Storehouse , but would hate to give up the Fear utility.

Nesting Dragon + Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire sounds pretty sweet. I'll have to give some thought to including that. Not sure what to give up though.

Haha, Patriarch's Bidding would be pretty epic with Scourge of Valkas . I'll have to look into getting one.

Rhythm of the Wild is pretty awesome.

As for good old Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , I'm not ready to drop him quite yet, but you're probably right that it would be good to swap him for Glorybringer . He just packs so much brutal utility for a low CMC. I guess the same could be said for Glorybringer .

mrdehring on Scion The Win Button

3 weeks ago

Mana rocks are a balancing act depending on your casting cost. I think this deck can handle a few more.

If you are going to stick with the Curiosity package having another Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind in Niv-Mizzet, Parun seems like a good idea. I like the Parun better because it just lets you draw cards when other people do stuff and it gets through Counterspell . It is harder to cast, but you may not always be casting it directly.

If you are looking for cuts Bring to Light should probably go first, based on what you said. As for other cuts, your creatures all seem to serve a purpose, but the weakest ones for a Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck are the ones with ETB triggers and cast triggers. I think Scalelord Reckoner is weaker because you can't respond to your creature being targeted by getting this card. Scourge of Valkas is also kinda in this category. Ojutai, Soul of Winter has the potential to be Yosei, the Morning Star 2.0 for nonlands, but I don't think it is anywhere near the Time Walk . You may also think about turning the Birds of Paradise into a non creature; you don't really need the mana that early and it just dies to the Wrath of Gods that will be happening in a longer game. As you figure out your playgroup silver bullet style dragons like Hellkite Tyrant may be cut for more relevant effects. The combo pieces that I mentioned before can also go, but I think that you can easily assemble the other half of any dragon based combo you find so I wouldn't cut too many of them.

Keep me in the loop as to how this deck comes together. A friend of mine has a dragons build like this that he is slowly upgrading as well. He is kinda new to the game, so I suggested he look over this deck list.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

3 weeks ago

Hello, I don't know if you've already considered that but Hellkite Charger or Aggravated Assault can go infinite with Savage Ventmaw + mana doublers or with Sword of Feast and Famine or Bear Umbra

As for land base I'd probably swap 1 Forest for Swamp just to have option for fixing with Sakura-Tribe Elder and other cards that search for basic lands.

Also I think that you don't need Skithiryx here because you don't win with Infect and you only set yourself up for unnecessary hate (some people really get triggered when they see infect creatures). I'd swap him for Glorybringer to get some hasty removal option.

Speaking of Dragons... I like to run token oriented strategy with Nesting Dragon and Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire - you put land to get 0/2 Dragon Egg and Vaevictis attack trigger sacs it so you get 2/2 Dragon AND potential permament for free while crippling opponents' boards (13 non-permament spells look good here)

Another recursion option is Patriarch's Bidding - when you take back so many Dragons with Scourge of Valkas that you can one-shot whole table (I did that in my Ur-Dragon deck once or twice and it feels really awesome)

Last set also gave us Rhythm of the Wild - amazing enchantment that gives counters or haste (whatever you need at the time) and protects your creatures for only

Hope this helps a little fellow Dragon Master :D

Kogarashi on Does a creature's ability related ...

1 month ago

Lathliss, Dragon Queen and Scourge of Valkas will enter the battlefield at the same time.

They also "see" each other enter the battlefield, and thus will trigger each other's abilities that count dragons entering the battlefield. You get to stack these triggers in the order that you choose.

So assuming just those two dragon cards, Lathliss triggers once for Scourge entering. Scourge triggers twice, once for itself and once for Lathliss. When the Lathliss trigger resolves, you will create a dragon token, which will trigger Scourge another time.

The amount of damage the Scourge triggers deal will depend on when they resolve relative to the Lathliss triggers. If you resolve the first two Scourge triggers first, the token from Lathliss won't be on the battlefield yet and won't contribute to the damage count. If you resolve the Lathliss trigger first, then you will have three Scourge triggers all resolving for three damage apiece because they will count the token.

Ogrecorps on Does a creature's ability related ...

1 month ago

I apologize but that was the best way I could think of to concisely phrase the question. It'll make more sense with the cards: Lathliss, Dragon Queen , Scourge of Valkas , Sarkhan, Dragonsoul .

Let's say I use Sarkhan, Dragonsoul to go get Lathliss, Dragon Queen and Scourge of Valkas and put them on the battlefield.

  1. Do they enter simultaneously or one and then the other?
  2. If they enter one then the other, I get to choose which one first, right?
  3. If they enter simultaneously, does Lathliss, Dragon Queen 's ability trigger on Scourge entering the same instant as her?

Basically, if I use Sarkhan, Dragonsoul to go get a ton of non-toke dragons including Lathliss, Dragon Queen , does she then immediately create 1 more dragon for each dragon pulled this way, that Scourge of Valkas then allows to do as much damage as there are dragons?

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