Strata Scythe

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Strata Scythe

Artifact — Equipment

Imprint — When Strata Scythe enters the battlefield, search your library for a land card, exile it, then shuffle your library.

Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each land on the battlefield with the same name as the exiled card.

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Strata Scythe Discussion

bushido_man96 on Valduk Voltron

2 months ago

Just curious here: would Strata Scythe work with Blood Moon like I think it would?

DrkNinja on Good Boi Mowu

2 months ago

Alright I'ma break this up into a couple parts. First let me say that I like the concept of the deck! It's pretty cool, and Mowu is a bad ass! Next a lot of these suggestions are going to be meta dependent so keep that in mind. Lastly I think you're too focused on equipment in a color that doesn't do equipment very well... I think you should play some more enchantments as Green does enchantments well! I also think that you should lean into the fact that Green is the best color for ramp, and that makes cards like Strata Scythe / Blanchwood Armor / Blackblade Reforged stupid good.

Here are some cards I think you DESPERATELY need to put into the deck as they are staples or provide a LOT of value.

Ghosthunter39 on Isao stands alone

4 months ago

TheMillKid Thank you for looking at my deck! I really like the Blackblade Reforged maybe a replacement for Strata Scythe . I'm not sure about the Grappling Hook and Nissa, Vital Force but I'd be willing to try them out.

Sephyrias on The Bloodhall Season 8 - Nahiri, the Lithomancer

4 months ago

A primer has to go more in-depth and compare cards to other options imo. For example...

Why so many deathtouch equipments? Aren't Grappling Hook and Nemesis Mask too mana intensive for what they do?

Any reason for not including Blackblade Reforged , Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Masterwork of Ingenuity ?

What about Strata Scythe , Ogre's Cleaver ?

Why not creatures like Balan, Wandering Knight or Heavenly Blademaster ?

Why are the other boardwipes better than Mass Calcify ?

Jimmy_Chinchila on Lavinia Stax Control

4 months ago

For card draw in white you can use generic deck thinners to instead improve the quality of draws. Secluded Steppe , Drifting Meadow for example. Gift of Estates or Land Tax , Strata Scythe , Sword of the Animist options. Seer's Sundial , Mentor of the Meek , Tamiyo's Journal , Sea Gate Wreckage , Loreseeker's Stone actually draw stuff.

Recursion? Elixir of Immortality , Restoration Specialist pretty solid.

NensouHiebara on Balan, Equipment Voltron

5 months ago

@lil_cheez

Strata Scythe is too inconsistent with a manabase of nearly half nonbasics.

This deck has plenty of large P/T boosts that Scythe isn't necessary.

lil_cheez on Balan, Equipment Voltron

5 months ago

Any thougts on Strata Scythe as a backup Blackblade? Or no need for both?

bushido_man96 on Valduk Voltron

7 months ago

Thanks for all the responses so far. The suggestions are super helpful.

@WhichKing, no Purphoros, at least, not right now. I'm going pretty budget with this one, and its not a card I have.

@ZendikariWol, I do like Prowler's Helm, and have added it to my maybeboard along with Strata Scythe, Kitesail, and a few of the others. I'm teetering on Sundial of the Infinite. I like it, but I'm just not sure I want to go that rout...yet. I did have Tooth and Claw initially, but cut it for more equipment. It may go back in yet. Also, thanks for the note on Stalking Vengeance; I missed that entirely, so that's an easy cut. Warstorm Surge is coming to take its place. I'm on the fence about keeping Barrage of Expendables around. Skeleton Key is mainly in for the card draw, not the skulking ability. Good info on Browbeat and Sparring Collar. I'll cut the Collar for sure. I wasn't sure on Browbeat, but man, red needs card draw. But, I'll look into something else. Thanks for taking the time to look through all the equipment in Magic for this! There are a lot of really good budget options in there. When throwing equipment into this deck, I tried to make sure I was getting equipment with more than just a power/toughness bonus, and to get some other ability along the way, i.e., hexproof, trample, double strike, unblockable, etc.

@Heliogabale, I do like Basilisk Collar, and I may add it down the road. Deathouch is nice. I'm not running the spell cheapeners, mainly so I can run more equipment, and most of that isn't terribly high CMC anyways. Sure, it'd be nice to get it for free, and I'd do that in a build with someone like Sram, Senior Edificer, but for Valduk, I'm not as worried about it.

Thanks again, everyone. This was super helpful.

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Strata Scythe occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.41%