Scytheclaw

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Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare

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Scytheclaw

Artifact — Equipment

Living weapon (When this Equipment enters the battlefield, put a 0/0 black Germ creature token onto the battlefield, then attach this to it.)

Equipped creature gets +1/+1.

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half his or her life, rounded up.

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Scytheclaw Discussion

MRDOOM3 on Oloro, Ageless Potato

16 hours ago

Crypt Ghast, in my opinion, is not really useful in this deck, unless there's also Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Exsanguinate is another nice lifedrain card.

Paradox Haze is another card that interacts well with Oloro.

Also, have you considered Pontiff of Blight, along with Divinity of Pride, Serra Ascendant, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, and Test of Endurance?

Koskun Falls is another pillowfort enchantment you can run.

Another life doubler is Boon Reflection.

I also personally do not really like Sublime Exhalation, but since my playgroup tends to play Avacyn, Angel of Hope, you can keep it if you want. I was going to suggest sweepers like Merciless Eviction or Cyclonic Rift.

Vindicate is another nice removal spell, so are Path to Exile and Ashes to Ashes.

A meh spell you can run is Temporal Extortion, although it may not be too great, since giving your opponent choices isn't always too great. You also can try out Quietus Spike and Scytheclaw.

Sorin, Grim Nemesis also interacts well with lifegain decks.

Rzepkanut on Budget Unblockable Simic Weenies

4 days ago

This is something like one of my own creations except the commander is Edric. Here is a list of cards that I think will be great in your deck, and links to my decks for more.

  • Spies

AEther Figment,Cold-Eyed Selkie, Den Protector, Dryad Sophisticate, Escape Artist, Flitterstep Eidolon, Lu Xun, Scholar General, Looter il-Kor, Metathran Soldier, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Thalakos Seer, Thalakos Sentry

  • Pump

Scytheclaw, Quietus Spike

  • Tokens

Fungal Sprouting

  • Links

Edric Makes Your Opponents Wanna Fight Each Other

Edric, The Greatest Spy in the Multiverse

Happy gathering!

Rzepkanut on Temmet Tokens

1 week ago

Hey I have some hopefully new ideas for you. I'm not going to focus on EDH staples like upgrading removal spells and mana because you can figure those things out easy enough on your own. I like to focus on lesser known synergy cards and combos. Quietus Spike & Scytheclaw are brutal on unblockable creatures. Desolation Twin makes the biggest tokens in the game. Mimic Vat, Blade of Selves, and Phyrexian Processor are unique token creation cards. Hour of Reckoning can be a basically one sided wrath. Phantom General and Intangible Virtue are great for token decks too and so is Rootborn Defenses. I hope that was helpful, happy gathering!!

divided on Saskia the Thieving

2 weeks ago

I definitely need to add Aurelia, True Conviction and Wound Reflection, just have to pick them up. I was also looking at Lone Wolf for the same reason you suggested Siege Behemoth and Outmaneuver; great cards for what I'm trying to do here.

I really like the idea of using Boros Reckoner, Spitemare -- and especially Arcbond with something like Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet in play -- to deal out damage on the defensive.

I have a Quietus Spike I could move to this, and also picked up a Scytheclaw recently but didn't run it after realizing the damage is not being dealt by the creature, so Saskia doesn't copy that damage. But then again, if I'm swinging at Saskia's target, they're taking a huge hit before Saskia deals her damage, so assuming the opponent as full life, I'd need 4 damage to get though with one source to double damage it's fatal: 28 (4x2+20) from combat, then 16 from Saskia. Hm, I'll have to playtest these and reconsider.

I was orignally going to include Panharmonicon until I realized you cannot use it to double player targets with Saskia, so there's not much use for it and Strionic Resonator is a much better option.

Great suggestions, thanks Rzepkanut!

warrior_boots on Iron Spider

3 weeks ago

Hm. I am not totally convinced by Semblance Anvil or Prototype Portal because of the 2-for-1 potential of imprint. Maybe cut one of your voltron pieces of equipment like Scytheclaw? A different cut might be Ghostly Prison since you are probably going to create a healthy number of chump blockers, or Ethersworn Adjudicator since it costs a cumulative 8 mana before you are using its Mortify ability.

I'm a little surprised not to see Trinket Mage or its buddies. They are good tutors for you and only have one in their cost, so are easy on your 4-color base.

Pheardemons on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

3 weeks ago

Slaughter Games and Infinite Obliteration are interesting ideas. In a playgroup where you know what your opponent's are playing those are definitely good hate cards.

I thought about Havoc Festival for a long time. My problem with it is "players." My deck takes A LOT of life to gain advantage. Necropotence, Phyrexian Purge, Erebos, God of the Dead, Greed, Phyrexian Arena, Ob Nixilis Reignited, and Mana Barbs. I don't mind hurting myself to hate my opponents more, but I believe I need lifegain. I settled for Scytheclaw instead. Also, with Havoc Festival you will become a serious target. You will need to make sure you have protection to stay alive. At least with Scytheclaw I can try politics to stay alive by making a deal not to attack someone.

aekrusty on God sent Anya and her army to destroy

1 month ago

I'd highly recommend: Quietus Spike, Scytheclaw and Daretti, Scrap Savant. You have too few mountains, only 3 in the 99 deck. You won't be able to cast your commander, believe me. Overall is a nice deck +1.

NeverCloud on Anya Merciless Pillowfort help?

2 months ago

You could consider something more along the lines of what I ran for Anya: Of Angels and Shadows

Since the goal for Anya is to get one or more opponents to <20 life as quickly as possible, it's key to get damage through, especially with Quietus Spike and/or Scytheclaw. I personally went with shadow and equipment route as almost no one runs shadow, making those creatures effectively unblockable, plus if someone lacks flying you can toss it on an angel such as Anya if needs be.

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