Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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Creature — Zombie

When Skinrender enters the battlefield, put three -1/-1 counters on target creature.

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Skinrender Discussion

Nugget_Decks on Make them wither

9 hours ago

Thank you for your comment MeagherMan101! I think i'll swap Banewhip Punisher for Skinrender. I don't like the idea of Blowfly Infestation in this deck, because it can make infity combo w/ Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Obelisk Spider, but still going to take Everlasting Torment out of the deck,and maybe put it on the side board? dunno yet... Loved the idea of Viridian Longbow!! It combos really good w/ the deck.

MeagherMan101 on Make them wither

1 day ago

Ooh cool deck, never thought about having wither creatures fight opponents to make them weaker but it sounds awesome!

Definitely would recommend Skinrender for it's synergy with Necroskitter. Plus it looks like an Alien from AvP which is just a bonus.

Blowfly Infestation is a cool enchantment that, in my opinion, should replace Everlasting Torment. It seems a little bit pointless since almost all your creatures have wither anyways. I get the synergy with Heart-Piercer Bow but I think a Viridian Longbow would be better (or even a Pathway Arrows) because you can equip it to creatures you don't want to attack like Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons to ping their face and get a counter on a creature or put it on a wither creature when they have a big creature on the board you don't want to swing into.

cdkime on Do multiple -1/-1 counters apply ...

4 days ago

Atramentous - not true. The Scarab will die when state-based actions are checked, which will be upon resolution of Skinrender's ability. This will be after Nest of Scarabs ability is triggered and put on the stack, but before Nest of Scarabs resolves. As such, the Scarab will die first, then the tokens will be created.

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cdkime on Do multiple -1/-1 counters apply ...

6 days ago

Please link cards with double brackets, it makes things a little easier:


[[nest of scarabs]]


Nest of Scarabs

A creature dying to 0 or less toughness is a type of state-based action (Rule 704.5f). State-based actions check automatically whenever a player would gain priority.

A player cannot gain priority in the middle of spell or ability. As such, state-based actions will not check in the middle of Skinrender's ability.

So, Skinrender's ability will resolve and put all three -1/-1 counters on the Scarab Token, before state-based actions will be checked. All three counters will go the 1/1. This will result in Nest of Scarabs triggering and its ability going on the stack. State-based actions will check once Skinrender's ability resolves and the Scarab Token will die due to having less than 0 toughness. Then Nest of Scarabs will resolve and create three Scarab Tokens.

Pabs4444 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 months ago

The second half of Grind can not be played as it is a white spell.

Skinrender, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier all seem sweet in this deck. I know it goes against killing the entire board slowly, Cryptolith Rite can ramp you like crazy, especially fun with a Throne of the God-Pharaoh out.

MeagherMan101 on Negative Counters - Modern

4 months ago

3 of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons would make me go infinite a lot more reliably so I may look into investing in more of her. Definitely will consider Black Sun's Zenith and Glistening Oil as well!

As for Crumbling Ashes I didn't think the deck needed it as it's already quite heavy on removal with the likes of the death touch tokens and Skinrender applying 3 -1/-1 counters. Plus it only activates on your upkeep so there's the possibility a big TRON creature would still get a good hit, in which case Doom Blade could just deal with the threat instantly.

KoiBoy on Hapatra

4 months ago

A few thoughts to go over!

Ammit Eternal will net you snakes very quickly as your opponents cast spells. If anybody is left open, (Or you use your Whispersilk Cloak/Rogues Passage) you can extend that engine's lifespan.

Skinrender only triggers Hapatra once, but is solid removal.

Flesh-Eater Imp is a solid flying infecter that explodes a win if you have snakes to feed. Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Hydra, Phyrexian Vatmother are cheap solid infect sources too. Grafted Exoskeleton and Glistening Oil turn any of your creatures into surprise infect threats. I know its not budget, but Inkmoth Nexus is going to do a LOT of work for you.

Soul Snuffers will flood your field with tokens, even if you kill your own snakes they replace themselves. Carnifex Demon works along the same line of thought.

Diabolic Intent is not a budget choice right now, but with a Battlebond release it may drop into range. Speaking of Battlebond... Generous Patron is going to make you swim in card draw.

Viridian Longbow You've never seen a snake shoot a bow, but they're deadly little archers. Thornbite Staff too.

Your land base isn't bad, but could be better in my opinion by focusing harder on Basics. In addition to making you more resilient to non basic hate/punish, two color doesn't get color starved easily. Especially if you to focus on basic ramp like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, and other similar that search Any Basic Land. Drop the majority of your lands that enter tapped with little to no other benefit. Gaining 1 life or a 0/1 plant aren't going to win you the day, and will often slow your plan painfully. Nykthos is questionable. Being so evenly split in mana costs plus so much of the deck's presence being token based, I wonder how often it will actually run positive on devotion.

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