Soul-Scar Mage

Soul-Scar Mage

Creature — Human Wizard


If a source you control would deal noncombat damage to a creature an opponent controls, put that many -1/-1 counters on that creature instead.

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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

Soul-Scar Mage occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.1%

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All decks: 0.0%

Soul-Scar Mage Discussion

alexon1000 on Boros Burn

2 weeks ago

Gracco Thanks a lot for your feedback, I think we are definitely on the same page as to what the deck should be, a few thoughts on your points however:

  • I think Searing Blood is a must on this decks sideboard? I think, my BEST possible turn 2 against lets say mono green or gruul or mono black would be searing blood + attack with Monastery Swiftspear .

-Same for Smash to Smithereens ? except its actually even better

- Deflecting Palm for now the meta is quite diverse in non competitive play that i think is fun to have

-Ok on the -1 Titan's Strength , its just a one off i like to have because theres a fun combo with Boros Charm and prowess, but I actually think x2 Shock is better than x2 Lightning Strike .. its a cheaper way to set off prowess, if this was a 12 creature burn deck i would agree and even think about Skullcrack , but I think this deck is strongest when turn 2 is and turn 3 its hitting with one or more monastery swiftspear or Soul-Scar Mage , hence go for the 2x shock 2x lightning strike, and I need to think about setting off spectacle as cheaply as possible if needed..

-Unfortunately if I want to run the Wizard's Lightning efficiently I need to have all the wizards i can get, and i think soul scar is better than viashino as it is one mana and has an ability that can be useful recurrently as opposed to the one off 2 damage. That said runaway steam kin is a great card that I play in my standard mono red deck.

-Im worried about the damage coming from this mana base.. hence my doubts on the ruins. Could I maybe only run 2 Battlefield Forge ? I find myself that sometimes against aggro decks i end up killing myself with the mana base and Eidolon of the Great Revel

-Ill think about throwing in one or two more exquisite firecraft, i agree its an awesome card against control, and may I say a very satisfying way to win the game :D

maxbiatch on Mono Burn

1 month ago

Kjartan Thanks for the feedback :) I just recently added the Young Pyromancer and haven't been able to test them. I didn't really think about the amount of mass removal I'm playing in the deck tbh. Will definitely fix that. Rituals are mainly there to boost Aria of flames, but maybe relying on that is too much of a gimmick strat. I agree, Arclight Phoenix lost so much power with the ban of Looting. But I thought maybe the combination of Bedlam Reveler , Hazoret the Fervent and Thrill of Possibility was enough to give it a try. But the Prowess attempt looks promising as well (as well as cheaper). I think I will try to go for the Prowess one first and see what it feels and plays like. For that I'll most likely forego the mass removal but keep something about 2 rituals (to boost Prowess if in a pinch) and maybe ditch Aria of flames so I can play 4 Monastery Swiftspear , like 2 Soul-Scar Mage and 2 Light Up the Stage s.

Kjartan on Mono Burn

1 month ago

I don't see Mass removal in a deck with Young Pyromancer (among other small aggressive creatures) as a good idea. At least not this much of it.

I also see no point in playing with Rituals. You're not really ramping to anything. They will probably be do nothing cards more often than they help you.

You could turn this to mono-red Prowess, which I think is a pretty good deck. Some Monastery Swiftspear s, some Soul-Scar Mage s, some Light Up the Stage . It's better than running Arclight Phoenix without Faithless Looting , but quite a similar playstyle.

hungry000 on Red Pioneer Aggro V 1.0

1 month ago

One card you should have is Monastery Swiftspear . It's one of the premier burn cards in every format in which it's legal. I'd cut Viashino Pyromancer to fit them in, but pretty much anything else in the deck is worth cutting for them. Just try to get four copies.

If you made your deck more spell-heavy, you could turn it into a Mono R Prowess-type of deck that uses Monastery Swiftspear , Soul-Scar Mage , Runaway Steam-Kin , and Bedlam Reveler as main win conditions. That deck generally wins with fast creature damage rather than burn, but I still recommend looking up some lists for reference.

Also, Wild Slash is better than Shock.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Sideboard Strategy Advice Needed for ...

1 month ago

I would not recommend making it into an aggro deck but i suppose a 15 card aggro supliment could look like this:

+4 Soul-Scar Mage

+2 Thrill of Possibility ?

-4 Indomitable Creativity

-1 Emrakul

-4 nahiri

-4 infernal purge

-2 dragon fodder

RuneKing324 on Magic Missile

1 month ago

- Abbot of Keral Keep + Soul-Scar Mage add Ghitu Lavarunner and Wizard's Lightning I might be a bit biased but I have had a lot of success with the wizard package. I would take out Chandra, Fire Artisan as well, but that is mostly because I don't think RDW really has the space nor need for planeswalkers.

Rorolith on Turn and Burn!

1 month ago

Cut Bloodfire Expert add Monastery Swiftspear

Cut Mage-Ring Bully add Abbot of Keral Keep

I would suggest finding a way to add Soul-Scar Mage as well.

You need more card draw to keep the fuel going for Thermo-Alchemist and any prowess creature you have in there, Light Up the Stage is a good card.

Tzilakatzin on Ther is no "hub" for ...

2 months ago

Inkmoth well, yeah but my deck is entirely build around abusing that prowess mechanic and, since Monastery Swiftspear , Soul-Scar Mage and Bedlam Reveler (among others) are cards that powerfully influence the orientation of the deck building. You can see there are a lot of decks with the same tematic: mono red prowess, izzet prowess and wizard prowess, for instance.

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