Scythe of the Wretched


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

Caerwyn on Cards Changing zones

1 month ago

That is correct, unless you somehow manage to make the rat deal damage to itself each time it enters the battlefield.

Without additional enablers what would happen would be:

  1. Creature A, equipped with Scythe of the Wretched would deal damage to Crypt Rats .

  2. Crypt Rats dies. Scythe Triggers.

  3. Scythe's ability resolves and Crypt Rats are brought back; Scythe attaches to it.

  4. Lethal Vapors triggers.

  5. For you to continue the combo, you would have to have Crypt Rats deal damage to itself while Vapors' trigger is on the stack.

  6. Vapors resolves, Crypt Rats dies. It is no longer the same rat that was previously dealt damage, so Scythe does not trigger.

Lenax on Cards Changing zones

1 month ago

A long time ago I had a neat combo I thought. It used Crypt Rats + Scythe of the Wretched while Lethal Vapors is in play. I'd deal enough damage to destroy my rats and put them into what I though was a cycle of death and rebirth until I removed the Lethal Vapors. I read that cards moving become new objects. That would mean that the second time the rats come in they would die as per the vapors, but I wouldn't have the scythe trigger as the rats are not the same as before.

Did I get that right?

Kogarashi on Karona, False God + Scythe ...

2 months ago

You would be correct.

Even though one of your opponents controls Karona, False God , you still control all auras and equipment that you attached to her, including Scythe of the Wretched . The ability is controlled by the Scythe's controller, not the creature's controller.

If the ability instead read "Equipped creature gets (this ability)," then the returned creature would go to Karona's current controller rather than you.

ODINSRAVEN4 on Karona, False God + Scythe ...

2 months ago

So, I equip my commander, Karona, False God with Scythe of the Wretched . An opponent gains control of Karona on their upkeep, and attacks. The defending player puts a chump blocker in front of Karona, and the chumper dies. Who gains control of the dead creature? I assume it's me, because I control the equipment and it says "your."

Thanks for your time!

Coward_Token on Hydra Fight Club

2 months ago

Some fight-friendly cards: Druid's Call (special mention for triggering Gargos on its own), Rite of Passage , Scythe of the Wretched

Zephyr_Dreamcrafter on Ultimate Hydra Deck (edh edition)

2 months ago

Hey Zephyr Here from Gargos, Hydra Lord.

Decided to check out your deck and found several things I hadn't thought of. I had considered Scythe of the Wretched but I decided against it. But I failed to think of the fact that Gargos is a fighting machine! I'm definitely going to find a spot for it now. One thing I noted about your deck though, it lacks ramp. The point of the deck is giant hydras is it not? Without ramp it can take a while to even get out your commander, you rely on land doublers right? Add Skyshroud Claim or Nature's Lore as well as several other good options, your mono-green for heavens sake! That said I love your deck and am going to take good bit of inspiration from it. Can't wait to see it develop.

MagicalHacker on A colorless tutor

4 months ago

I used it in Captain Sisay to be able to find Triskelion and Scythe of the Wretched back in the day!

goldlion on Deathtouch Commander

7 months ago

What did you originally start with as your commander? I only ask cause I found this googling as I'm looking at making a Gitrog Tiny Assassin deck. Glissa was in there, same with Viridian Longbow , Scythe of the Wretched and Thornbite Staff (had longbow in a binder and realizing it's greatness with DT, I found Scyth and Staff), which each make her the natural leader now that I think of it... but I wasn't considering her yet.

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Scythe of the Wretched occurrence in decks from the last year

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