The Locust God


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

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Mythic Rare

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The Locust God

Legendary Creature — God


Whenever you draw a card, create a 1/1 blue and red Insect creature token with flying and haste.

: Draw a card, then discard a card.

When The Locust God dies, return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.

The Locust God Discussion

KongMing on Zedru's Harsh Communism

2 days ago

Now for some effects that trigger when you draw cards, to abuse Zedruu's draw trigger.

Diviner's Wand could help you get more damage through, a surprise flying blocker, and gives you a mana sink.

Hoofprints of the Stag is a Luminarch Ascension that doesn't draw as much aggro.

Jace's Projection could get swull, but would be most useful if you have some more Jaces to use it with.

Speaking of planeswalkers, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria 's ult will allow you to seal the game with Zedruu on the board.

Nezahal, Primal Tide is good for all sorts of reasons. Big attacker/blocker, give you no max hand size, and extra draw power to boot.

Niv-Mizzet, Parun is another choice to increase draw power and spread damage around the board.

Psychic Corrosion is the balls-deep version of Jace's Erasure. It hits everyone, which can be a bad thing with mill in Commander.

The Locust God could go in the deck too. Not for the crazy infinite combos, but just to poop out flying bodies.

Well of Lost Dreams can be used in tandem with Zedruu for even more draw power.

AJe11y on Purphoros, God of the Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

1 month ago

Good afternoon, Ragnar0k. So I checked out your reddit site, and I have to say, it's interesting to see the various types of cEDH decks. However, I still see a huge range of mana curves in the decks there. It's cool to see a few decks that have less than 30 lands and still be decent, but I will still stick to facts that most cEDH decks just don't proficiently run that low, especially commanders that costs 4 mana and more. But if it works for them, that's pretty cool. I may have to think about pulling out a land for a stax piece. I can see using Grafdigger's Cage to slow down the graveyard fun. Will try to make room for it.

I can't see myself removing Ensnaring Bridge , because it works on 's great weakness: a low hand size. There are numerous games where I find myself facing a field of dragons, merfolks, or The Locust God 's field of little guys, and this artifact holds them off (with one or two cards in my hand) till I get to my wincon. Boil is a cool card, however, I run into many EDH decks that don't really run many basic lands, or even Islands, which is why Price of Progress and Ruination hurts like hell to them.

Overall, I enjoy the thoughts you bring to the table. I agree that I can benefit from more stax pieces, and possibly a bit less land. I have been thinking about it for a while after my success with Azusa, Lost But Seeking Fun (EDH Primer) and just watching people squirm when they can't play their pieces. Thank you, I will work on it.

Ryanh12 on Infinite Draw Combo?

1 month ago

With the cards The Locust God and Kindred Discovery with locust as the chosen type, if one of my tokens enters the battlefield, do I technically draw my entire deck? Could I counter this ability with a card like Stifle ?

Rahvin_dom on Draconic Overlord

1 month ago

Doomsday is in, but the Lab Man pile is out.

Ordering a few more foils. Looking to increase the creature presence, and I need to ensure I still have viable DD piles for the Dramatic Scepter win. Fortunately I only need to draw a total of 3 cards, not 6 like with Lab Man.

I'm getting the Invocation Consecrated Sphinx and The Locust God . The God in particular should give me a lot of nice flying blockers (and attackers if needed). Also, obvious flavor win.

Thief of Sanity is in. Evasive cheap body, and his ability lets me steal a card from hand and cast it myself. Total Nicol Bolas play. Similarly, I'm getting foils of Stolen Strategy , Etali, Primal Storm , Grenzo, Havoc Raiser , and Fiend of the Shadows . Not everything will likely go in, but they're all pretty on-theme.

Rakka Mar is in for the Bolas flavor text and board presence.

I'd also really like to add Tezzeret, Artifice Master . Makes flying blockers and draws cards, and if he gets his Ultimate it's an immediate Omniscience. No real downside, and he is a slave to Bolas, after all.

I'm running a risk of making the average CMC too high. The early game is rough unless I specifically have good defenses in hand.

More suggestions welcome.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on The 8th Plague

1 month ago

Glad you like it :)

Lying in bed last night I had the realization that you already have a version of the combo I was talking about with Skullclamp + The Locust God + Ashnod's Altar for infinite creatures, card draw, and mana. I wonder if some trinket mage kinds of effects might be worth putting in? Inventors' Fair Artificer's Intuition Hoarding Dragon etc.

Drakorya on Zndrsplt and Okaun Colin flip ...

2 months ago

Frenetic Sliver is another creature that will let you flip an arbitrarily large amount of coins.

Other creatures with decent coin-flip abilities are Goblin Archaeologist , Karplusan Minotaur and Mogg Assassin . You could also include Deadeye Quartermaster and Godo, Bandit Warlord if you're running equipment like Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots / Whispersilk Cloak for Okaun.

The Locust God and Psychosis Crawler are also good if you plan on comboing with Zndrsplt.

Ledfox on Parun's sick wheels

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions Master_J.

I'm leaning against The Locust God for a few reasons. 6CMC is a lot of opportunity cost for this deck - I'm choosing not to cast a Niv for that price. Also, I feel like Locust God won't work amazing politically. A field with 14 fliers usually draws enough hate to kill my wheel nerds as well. Really the only thing I want to do besides a Niv or removal is a wheel at the moment.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is also out for similar reasons. My previous game group had a "no infinite" rule, so I'm trying to keep infinite combos out of this one to satisfy personal preference. Also that guy is like $30 bucks so I've got other plans for the budget on this deck at the moment.

I'll definitely check out your Locust deck and see if I feel like taking any ideas out, though. Thanks again for the suggestions!

Master_J on Parun's sick wheels

2 months ago

Please oh please get a The Locust God for this deck. While you don't do damage directly, you get a bunch of 1/1 flying hasties to hit people or block with.

I have a similar deck with the Locust God and run Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in the deck. It can be a good way to shuffle your graveyard in during a hand cycle, letting you continue the shenanigans.

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The Locust God occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

U/R (Izzet): 0.78%