Serrated Arrows


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Anthologies (ATH) Uncommon
Homelands (HML) Common

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Serrated Arrows


Serrated Arrows enters the battlefield with three arrowhead counters on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if there are no arrowhead counters on Serrated Arrows, sacrifice it.

, Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows: Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

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Serrated Arrows Discussion

smashadams83 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

OptimalGreen - I put earthcraft in my deck and I havent looked back. Even if you arent running the throne, earthcraft deserves a spotAs its serious ramp. I also run Cryptolith Rite as my earthcraft tends to be targeted often and its always nice to have as a backup. I think all three of these cards (earthcraft/rite/throne) deserve spots as they are great together. If youre still looking for a card to cut I would go with Serrated Arrows its too slow IMO.

Sigarda91 on Hapatra Hate

3 weeks ago

Made a few adjustments.

Took out:

Grim Haruspex for Lifecrafter's Bestiary. Decided the scry effect is much more powerful. Plus, seeing how I am somewhat heavy creature based, adding a green mana for a draw is an added bonus. At the same time, I dont want to be drawing into lands. Also, if I'm going to combo off (ex: mikeaus, the unhallowed and Devoted Druid, I dont want to have the ability where I have to draw, then I'll practically mill myself out. Same CMC.

Soul Snuffers for Harbinger of Night. Same CMC, but I feel the upkeep trigger is stronger here. Then again, I can always swap back.

Journey to Eternity  Flip for Contamination. Same CMC. Nothing really changes, except for my the fact I have more control over my opponents. Forcing their lands to only produce black mana. I want to entice my opponents to use their destroy permanent spells on this rather than my combos. I'd rather have fun with it and it doesn't hurt me as much considering majority of my deck is practically black.

Serrated Arrows for Trigon of Corruption. Same CMC. I felt the need to put charge counters back on trigon would allow me to use it more often than serrated arrows. The ability to put on and take off charge counters as opposed to just take off seems very flexible.

Comment below. Thanks.

Ronkettlej on Atraxa dem Counters

1 month ago


Serrated Arrows seems like pretty good creature control, i will have to see if i can find a spot for that, or at least test play it--good call!

AS for Gemstone Array and Everflowing Chalice i am not too sure. Gemstone Array is a great mana stink if i am not doing anything else on a turn, and both can get me to my larger Planeswalkers quicker. however, neither of them helps me cast my commander before turn 4 or even on turn 4. The deck really starts going with her out, and that is why i have all the signets and Pentad Prism(and for mana fixing, which sometimes can be a problem).

thanks for the suggestions, i really do appreciate them!

noshadowkick on Asps! Very Dangerous! (Hapatra)

2 months ago

@Wiggyman, thanks for the suggestion. I've thought about Vhati but honestly, he seems like a trap card. He has to live a turn before he has an effect and then I have to be able to place a counter. Seems like too many hoops to jump through just to kill a single creature.

I've put some thought and analysis into my list and these are the changes I'm thinking of making:

-Channeler Initiate, + Edge of Autumn: Channeler is a nice way to get a token but it's nowhere close to Devoted Druid and it's slow. Edge of Autumn is more reliable early ramp and a good discard effect for Archfiend of Ifnir.

-Defiant Greatmaw, +Fauna Shaman: Greatmaw was a janky way to protect Hapatra from my global -1/-1 effects but it's a weak card. The Shaman is another tutor and a great discard outlet.

-Midnight Banshee, +Grave Titan: I felt like the Banshee was a bit overpriced for it's effect given the fact that Harbinger of Night exists. The Gravy Train is a great token producer and is threatening enough all on it's own.

-Puppeteer Clique, +Archfiend of Ifnir: Ifnir is the crux of this whole update and I hope he'll be a much more powerful and reliable threat than Clique.

-Skinrender, +Wood Elves: More creature based ramp is needed. Skinrender was also a weak card even when I was 100% all in on -1/-1 counters.

-Terastodon, +Hornet Queen: Want a baller token producer as a Natural Order target and the evasive tokens from Queen will work well with Triumph of the Hordes and some of my other pump effects.

-Serrated Arrows, +Bitterblossom: Out with a weak token producer that is contingent on my general, in with an awesome token producer that is a staple across the format.

-Blowfly Infestation, +Vampiric Tutor: Blowfly does nothing on it's own and Vamp Tutor is just a great card.

-Eldrazi Monument, +Creakwood Liege: Out with a redundant pump effect, in with more token production. I like that the Liege makes Hapatra a 4/4 also.

- Obelisk Spider , +Reclamation Sage: Spider was a cool combo piece with Blowfly Infestation but Rec Sage is needed removal.

-2 basics, +2 cycling lands: more discard effects for Archfiend.

-Grasping Dunes, +Geier Reach Sanitarium: More discard effects for Archfiend.

That's what I'm thinking so far. I'll update my list once the cardboard is actually in the sleeves. I'm hoping that these changes make the deck a little more flexible and interactive.

GamrMan11 on Scorpion God

6 months ago

It may sound crazy, but Serrated Arrows actually does lots of work in -1/-1 counter decks! You already have the Proliferate engines to keep it going too!

Josh of the Command Zone on YouTube built a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck and I was amazed at how much work they did, so I'd highly recommend it!

broj5870 on ALL THE MANA! (12-Post Tron)

6 months ago

So many comments....just here to say im stealing Serrated Arrows for my Hapatra deck. Love it, and the deck, brotha.

usaDiabetic on The Scorpion God (please help)

6 months ago

I would pump up your negative counters and add in some proliferate cards.

Contagion Engine would help thia deck a lot. Same with Cauldron of Souls and Contagion Clasp, maybe even Spread the Sickness.

You'll probably want some sweepers like Toxic Deluge maybe even Languish.

Another -1/-1 counter card that could work is Serrated Arrows.

Other than that, I like the direction this deck is going, just needs some slight tuning to make sure you get maximum value from Scorpion Gods ability.

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