Scythe of the Wretched


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Scythe of the Wretched

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2.

Whenever a creature dealt damage by equipped creature this turn is put into a graveyard, return that card to play under your control. Attach Scythe of the Wretched to that creature.

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Scythe of the Wretched Discussion

cdkime on I need to understand the ...

1 day ago

While you have to kill a defending creature to move onto the next, I believe you can fudge the numbers some. I did not find an official rule on this, however, and may be wrong, so take my understanding with a grain of salt. There's some difficulty when your keyword disappeared before the internet really took off!

They have a 3/3, a 1/2, and a 5/5. You have your Cockatrice and Sengir Vampire. Sengir Vampire deals 1 damage to the 1/2, Cockatrice deals 1 damage, it dies, Cockatrice does 1 to the 3/3, Sengir does 2 (it dies), Sengir does it's last damage to the 5/5, Cockatrice's ability kills it. You get +3/+3 counters.

Regarding your first question, you are correct--only creatures with flying can block that band.

Predator Ooze is the card you want. You attack with Predator Ooze and Cockatrice. Your Cockatrice has lure, forcing your opponent's creatures to block. You direct all damage from the blocking creatures onto Predator Ooze. It survives as it has indestructible. You parcel out damage, killing one or more creatures, netting yourself a +1/+1 counter. Yes, it starts as a 1/1, but it has built-in protection from removal, it attacks the first time as a 2/2.

Another option would be Scythe of the Wretched and a creature like Ashmouth Hound. Asmouth Hound's ability would trigger, dealing 1 damage to each of their blocking creatures. It has now satisfied Scythe of the Wretched's ability. Your Cockatrice would destroy all the creatures at the end of combat--Scythe of the Wretched would activate for each. You would suddenly own all their creatures.

CMGraves on Interaction between Death Pits of ...

4 months ago

Say I have Pestilence Demon on the field equipped with Scythe of the Wretched. I also have Death Pits of Rath and No Mercy. The problem is that if I paid and did damage to myself, Pestilence Demon would have two "death" triggers, one from each enchantment. So if I said Pestilence Demon died from the Death Pits of Rath trigger, would it come back from the Scythe trigger and then be killed again by No Mercy's trigger?

And, if that's the case it seems like it would die again and then come back again to the Scythe trigger?

Not sure how to figure this one out. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

LVL_666 on Sliveren

4 months ago

First off, gotta say thank you for the +1 on my deck. Welcome to commander, it's a fun format. Also, welcome to the tribe- Slivers are definitely in a class all their own. This can be both a good and a bad thing, but I digress. Here's one of my thoughts regarding your deck:

Since you have Scythe of the Wretched you could pair that up with Venom Sliver + Thorncaster Sliver. You could seriously reek havoc at the table. You could sub out Armor and Barbed Sliver for each of the previously mentioned. Mostly because well...Armor and Barbed Sliver are easily out shined by most newer slivers.

jakethewhale007 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

5 months ago

First off, I am in love with this deck! Very well done; it seems like a work of art. I really want to build this deck, but I am constraining myself to a ~$250 budget. I'd still like it to be as competitive as possible for that pricepoint, although I acknowledge that I'll have to make sacrifices until I can acquire some of the better cards. I am thinking that the best way for me to keep it competitive at this lower price point is to run the MLD package (unless you think it would be stronger without it). I would be very grateful for any insight you could offer.

1) Based on your response to someone else, you recommended removing Aggravated Assault and Argentum Armor for Ruination and Cataclysm. You also recommended removing Gift of Immortality for Armageddon, but to be honest, I am having such a hard time making that cut because of all the synergy that Gift has with the creatures in this deck. Is that really the best cut to make room for it?

2) I've made the following budget changes to your list to fit within my constraints, but I would love to hear your feedback about my changes and if I ended up going off the rails and altering it too much. I will provide a link to my list below, but the summary of changes I made are as follows:

OUT: Land Tax, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mox Opal, Scroll Rack, Umezawa's Jitte, Wheel of Fortune, Sword of Fire and Ice, Aggravated Assault, Argentum Armor

IN: Rogue's Gloves, Mind Stone, Worn Powerstone, Reforge the Soul, Star Compass, Mask of Memory, Mask of Avacyn, Chandra Ablaze, Scythe of the Wretched, Ruination, Cataclysm.

I know some of those inclusions might seem a bit janky. My thought process was that, since Land Tax and Scroll Rack are a draw engine, I would replace them with Rogue's Gloves and Mask of Memory, which also draw. In place of the 3 mana rocks I cut, I swapped them with Mind Stone, Star Compass, and Worn Powerstone. Finally, I substituted Memory Jar with Reforge the Soul, which has a similar wheel effect for the same cmc (or less with miracle), and I substituted Wheel of Fortune with Chandra Ablaze (mini wheel that will probably get value from forcing opponents to discard larger hands and draw to 3). I substituted the sword of fire and ice with the scythe, because that sword generates value, which the scythe seems to come the closest to replicating for a cheaper price (the only difference being that I get to summon the blocking creature instead of drawing a card and pinging something for 2).

Do these sound like reasonable changes to preserve the spirit of the deck? If you have other suggestions, I am definitely open to hearing them.

My decklist:

Spenzerr on Grixis Tap Dancers

5 months ago

Hey thanks, I wanted Garza Zol, Plague Queen just because Inalla just isn't on mtgo yet and I thought she was the best when looking at the others. Inalla would be pretty good I think just able to get out every wizard for haste and I could splash other creatures to do some more broken things.

I like the tutor ideas but I found that just searching up the win con with all the cards to be boring and not too fun. I will add some though just to make things interesting.

I agree on the instant one time untaps so i'll add some things you suggested and also the recursion.

I really like Unscythe, Killer of Kings but I found another scythe that excites me called Scythe of the Wretched. I'll probably add both if not more to get a scythe theme going if there's more.

I haven't even played it but just threw together the list after seeing yours but I might build it and see how it goes. I'm a returning magic player and am getting into commander online hoping to find a deck I like enough to build in paper, but having a bunch of fun commander decks to play on mtgo doesn't seem too bad either.


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