Scythe of the Wretched


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin 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

Nevyn4 on rafiq of the solo

1 month ago

Cards i think will make this deck broken Scythe of the Wretched to steal the chump blockers, Blade of Selves to smack the other players, General's Kabuto will let you hit them without loosing your creature, Kusari-Gama will let you murder the fields, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Copy Artifact, Mirrorworks,and Sculpting Steel will let you copy any if you want more, Pennon Blade is another Sigil of Valor. These are other equipments i would consider. Also if you really want to be mean Worldslayer

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on A plate of artifacts with a drizzle of burn

1 month ago

Hostility. Equip Bosh with shit, make use of the actual damage of his activated ability; consider Worldslayer, Basilisk Collar, Grafted Exoskeleton, Scythe of the Wretched, etc. Jalum Tome instead of your jay tome. Trash for Treasure just in case, maybe Scrap Mastery if you have a hard time ultimating Daretti or want more reanimation. Pariah's Shield equipped to stuffy doll is cool, but isn't worth it solely for the combo. Whispersilk Cloak instead of your prowlers helm. Braid of Fire. Deathrender, Skullclamp. Heartstone, Illusionist's Bracers, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle.

MacNulty on Geths Gauntlet

3 months ago

Hey ComboCrazy, I did try Scythe of the Wretched a long time ago but I'm not sure it was the type of deck to make as much use if as it is now. What would you consider good cards to consider dropping for it?

Grave Betrayal has always sounded awesome, but it's never really gone off for me. It's expensive and my playgroup has a lot of enchantment/artifact hate so I dropped it as it felt like a 7 cost recursion spell for one creature before it was killed.

thx for the feedback.

ComboCrazy on Geths Gauntlet

3 months ago

Ever considered Scythe of the Wretched? It seems like it would fit, along with perhaps Grave Betrayal. This deck looks pretty potent, good job on it! :)

carpecanum on Paws of Fury 2.0

3 months ago

Nemesis Mask. Put it on a 2/2 cat and your boss is unblockable, put it on your boss and its amazing with Scythe of the Wretched ect.

Concerted Effort, all you weenie tokens become monsters (double strike ect. is cool, but the Protection from your swords kicks in very hard in multiplayer)

The7thBobba on Angry Angry Peasents

4 months ago

Great flavour, dude! I think Blight Sickle and Scythe of the Wretched would fit very well with the tools. Cheers!

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

4 months ago

Pyruscreed: Thanks! I think this is a sweet deck too, lol - I'm proud of it. People keep telling me that Archangel Avacyn  Flip is bad in commander, hehe. I disagree.

I usually love building budget EDH decks (a few of them are on my profile). This one is something of a tricky case, though, since many of the expensive cards are relatively essential to the deck's function. Let's give it a shot, though!

What's your price limit? I would say that you could cut all of the cards above $20 immediately. The most important of those are Sword of Fire and Ice and Scroll Rack, but the deck functioned fine before I originally got my hands on my copies. I would then also cut Land Tax (since it's lost its synergy with Scroll Rack). This immediately reduces the price by about ~$300 - we've already halved the price.

Several of the cards in here are foily, or promos of some kind. That somewhat artificially inflates the price of the deck. In particular, I would still include Sword of Feast and Famine and Swords to Plowshares, but use non-foil versions. That should cut the price by another $40.

Of the $5-$20 category, most aren't strictly necessary. You could probably cut Elspeth, Knight-Errant, Command Beacon, Hero of Bladehold, Land Tax (as mentioned earlier), Mana Vault, Monastery Mentor, Path to Exile (use Oblation instead), and Rugged Prairie.

You might get away without Serra Ascendant (I didn't have it in the first draft), but I'd strongly recommend against removing it (he's freaking sweet and probably should be banned). If you do cut him, though, you can probably remove Recruiter of the Guard and maybe Ranger of Eos (Ranger can also grab other utility creatures, though, so I might keep her in).

You could move the mana base to mostly basics. If you did, you might as well add in Ruination if you're okay with MLD.

In terms of things to add back into all of these now-open spaces, I'd recommend Grafted Exoskeleton, Grafted Wargear, Overblaze, Quest for Pure Flame, Leonin Abunas, Mask of Avacyn, Duelist's Heritage, Blood Mist, Scythe of the Wretched, and some self-sacrificing creatures to taste. I've also had people suggest Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, which I could definitely see. Most of these have been in some version of the deck and performed admirably.

Overall, these changes should probably cut down the deck from the $700 range to maybe $200. I'm sure you could cut it further with a little thought :)

Thank you again for your comment! I'm glad you liked the deck, and you're welcome to leave a +1 :) I'm trying to push this to +200 upvotes haha. Happy deckbuilding, and feel free to ask if you have any further questions!

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