Servant of the Scale

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Servant of the Scale

Creature — Human Soldier

Servant of the Scale enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.

When Servant of the Scale dies, put X +1/+1 counters on target creature you control, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Servant of the Scale.

Servant of the Scale Discussion

kamarupa on Little bit of everything Green/Blue

1 month ago

I mean this in the kindest way: I think you're packing too many big guns without enough ramp and utility. I don't think 4 ramp spells, especially Legendary ones, are sufficient to crank out creatures fast enough, let alone protect them and disrupt opponents.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood seems like a good fit here, as does Utopia Sprawl . And you really can't go wrong with Birds of Paradise , either, but Llanowar Elves or Elvish Mystic will work just was well. I'd encourage you to run at least 6x ramp spells. I'm speaking from my experience trying to build Elf Warrior Tribal, mono-green +1/+1 counters, mono-white +1/+1 counters, Selesnya +1/+1 counters, and Simic +1/+1 counters. In each case, speed and resiliency have been the major factors determining the deck's success or failure. The best of all of those, incidently, is mono-white +1/+1 counters, because it's the fastest, and because white offers so many useful spells at low CMCs. All that said, there are a ton of spells that are relevant here and I wish you the very best of luck in finding a winning assemblage.

So here's a list of spells of varying cost that might be helpful: Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Hunger of the Howlpack , Inspiring Call , Simic Ascendancy , Hydroid Krasis , Tezzeret's Gambit , Incubation Druid , Vinelasher Kudzu , Chasm Skulker , Servant of the Scale , Arcane Adaptation , Metallic Mimic , Tuskguard Captain , Vines of Vastwood , Heroic Intervention , Incubation / Incongruity , Beast Within , Pongify , Turn to Frog , Fog , Harmonize , Return to Nature , Field of Ruin , Scavenger Grounds , Muddle the Mixture , Negate , Cyclonic Rift , Vapor Snag

kamarupa on

2 months ago

I have a lot of suggestions for this deck!

Creatures to consider: Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Avatar of the Resolute , Servant of the Scale , Narnam Renegade , Immaculate Magistrate , Evolution Sage , Vinelasher Kudzu , Predator Ooze .

Supplementary spells: Inspiring Call , Harvest Season - for Evolution Sage & Vinelasher Kudzu, Song of Freyalise

Lands: Oran-Rief, the Vastwood , Temple of Mystery .

Thoughts: In playtesting my Simic Ascendancy deck (Nuclear Proliferation) I found that it was difficult to muster enough mana quick enough to get the deck rolling. The more small creatures you can play, the better. I used to have a mono-green weenie counters deck that could put down an 18/17 Avatar of the Resolute on t4 - so that's the sort of speed I think Simic Ascendancy needs, and I think the best way to achieve that is with very low CMC creatures and spells. That said, Inspiring Call is probably the best way to push the deck over the top. In order for that to work, though, you'll often need 3 mana available on opponent's turns, which means it's really important that your creatures get turned into mana dorks very quickly.

wallisface on Hardened Scales + Citadel Siege

2 months ago

Honored Hierarch and Servant of the Scale don’t work well with Experiment One .

I’d suggest swapping them both with Strangleroot Geist and Pelt Collector . Strangleroot can get your guys big quick, and the Collector can join in the party with Experiment.

TheBloopKing on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

3 months ago

I'd get rid of Ajani's Welcome , Ordeal of Nylea , Ordeal of Thassa , Bloodcrazed Hoplite , and Grateful Apparition .

Ajani's Welcome is extremely slow. It's a okay turn 1 play, but in a 99 singleton card deck, you never consistently get this out turn 1. Gaining 1 life is awesome for triggers, but is extremely slow when you consider you are starting out with 40 life already. I personally feel it's a dud card and will never ever be the card that "put you so far ahead".

Ordeal of Thassa is better off a Brainstorm . Its 1 less mana, instant speed and gains you 1 more card to look at.

Ordeal of Nylea I kinda like, but I personally would just run a Kodama's Reach or Cultivate

Bloodcrazed Hoplite I am not a fan of in this deck. 100% of the time, you are going to wish it was a Sage of Hours and are going to want to put counters onto other creatures. I personally prefer Servant of the Scale as it doubles the amount of counters put from servant to x creature.

Grateful Apparition is straight up better as the OG Atraxa, Praetors' Voice . A 1/1 flying body is quite useless, and I've found it's often a wasted 2 mana and never the card you want to top deck. Atraxa atleast garuntees a proliferate and let's not forget that a 4/4 flying, vigilance, lifelink, death touch for 4 is extremely viable and offers lots of protection. I play the card as often as I can because it's a 'must remove' creature and that's useful for stripping your opponents of answers.

Jafjaf5 on Such a good boy - $5 Budget

4 months ago

Not enough cycling for Invigorating Boon , how about Servant of the Scale or Blanchwood Armor if you are trying for commander damage

PurePwnage on Winding Constrictor + Hardened Scales ...

7 months ago

Let's say I have 2x Winding Constrictor and 1x Hardened Scales on the battlefield at the same time, I then cast Servant of the Scale . How many counters would Servant receive in addition to the initial +1/+1 counters? I assume it's 3 in total, but I am not 100 percent sure.

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