The Scarab God

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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 Scarab God

Legendary Creature — God

At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent loses X life and you scry X, where X is the number of Zombies you control.2UB: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie.When ~ dies, return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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The Scarab God Discussion

JIV_IV on Grimgrim Kvltmander

6 hours ago

You might want to look into Smothering Abomination, The Scarab God, and River Kelpie

Argy on Flame-Chained

9 hours ago

Yeah, sorry about the Torrential Gearhulk stuff up.

It's 1:30 am here, and I'm exhausted after playing Standard Showdown and then typing up the match report.

You don't need to grab Torrential Gearhulk, as there are enough ways in the deck to wreck it anyway.

It's The Scarab God, and the Disallow that you really want.

After those you can go for Essence Scatter.

Argy on Flame-Chained

10 hours ago

thegr8jr the best meta for this deck is one with quite a few Creature heavy decks.

It can win against Control, usually by running them out of cards, then getting them with Cut / Ribbons. I usually Lost Legacy their Torrential Gearhulk, then The Scarab God, then Disallow.

Gonti usually helps to waste spells, and sometimes grabs something to cast (you still get to cast it, even if Gonti dies).

If you can resolve Angrath you get to waste another of their cards. Sometimes more.

It's a tough matchup, but it can still be won.


Beating Approach of the Second Sun is a timing thing. Lost Legacy that card on your Turn, after they tap out to cast it the first time.

If that doesn't work, count where it is in the deck and try to use Gonti to grab it before it falls into their hand.

I use a notepad and write 6 vertical lines, then an A.

I cross off each line for each card they remove from their deck, so I know when Approach is in Gonti range.

These are the little tricks that can help you beat these decks.

I'm not gonna lie, these aren't ideal matchups for Flame-Chained.

Spirit_Logan on 68-23-1 RDWinning - Rivals of Ixalan

1 day ago

this is ironic because you're the one who gives me advice. maybe Harsh Mentors in the sb against nrg or The Scarab God

Snivy__ on "Mono" Red "Control"

1 day ago

I would probably cut the Open Fires for Abrades or Magma Sprays or Soul-Scar Mages. They can deal a lot more damage for less mana and Open Fire is literally a draft common because it's a 3 mana Lightning Bolt with no additional effects like Incinerate or Incendiary Flow. Even though those last two cards aren't standard legal, Soul-Scar Mage can get in for a lot of damage early, Abrade can either be a Lightning Strike or a Shatter, and Magma Spray can exile any creatures that come back such as Dread Wanderer, Scrapheap Scrounger and The Scarab God

xhuggels on treasures test

1 day ago

gosh i do hate Ghalta, Primal Hunger so much. Trample is the only thing creature-wise this deck struggles against, as chumping isnt an option. That and The Scarab God ...but i dont think this deck does any worse than any other deck against that one. What about more attack disruptive stuff? I really like how Djeru's Renunciation plays against dinos.

The problem with dino decks is there simply is too many large tramplers to focus down, and too many rage effects that make chumping in-efficient. Dino's are the water to this fire. its the very worst match-up. I dont think any deck does well against its natural counter though, and trying to make an unbeatable deck isnt truly realistic.

Argy on Tribal in standard

1 day ago

It kind of depends what cards you cracked.

I don't know anyone at my LGS who has been playing Vampires, but that doesn't mean they aren't viable. seem to be the colours to build in.

I've seen Pirates played in an Aggro style.

Tempo Pirates can work, but it really needs The Scarab God to close out the top end.

Dinosaurs are probably your best bet. There are enough cards in both sets to build a fairly viable budget deck.

That being said, you should probably buy a couple of Ghalta, Primal Hunger, Carnage Tyrant, and a playset of Ripjaw Raptor if you want your deck to be competitive.

DarkJester187 on Death is Simply the Beginning

1 day ago

Planned upgrades are to replace Aether Hub with another Watery Grave, a Disallow instead of Dissolve and maybe add another The Scarab God

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