The Scarab God


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations 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

Shadow12721 on Zombie Variety Deck

58 minutes ago

Personally, I would run a complete playset of Diregraf Colossus and Cryptbreaker. Those are some of the most important zombies in this deck. I would splash for The Scarab God. That's an easy game win right there. Gideon, while good, does not add too much to the overall flavor of this deck. Likewise, Unraveling Mummy would be more of a sideboard card, IMO. If you could get your hands on a Relentless Dead or two, that would be amazing for your deck.

Ol_man on Four Colors Eternalized (HOU)

1 hour ago

Spoosky and then I wouldn't be able to use The Scarab God.

BaronBrademon on Eternally grateful

6 hours ago

Lagg3d I was thinking of including The Scarab God though decided against it due to Gate to the Afterlife allowing you to search GY, Lib and Hand for God-Pharaoh's Gift.

Would be nice to have a big creature to close out the game though. I need to change a lot of the cycle creatures to only include 1 cost cyclers.

Apparently U W God-Pharaoh's Gift may be quite prominent on the upcoming pro tour.

Argy on Amonkhet God of Zombies

13 hours ago

Adding early Creatures to a Control shell is counter-productive.

That may be my fault for thinking that everyone would work out this is a Control deck. I've now added that hub to it.

I don't know why people are so dead set against using Fatal Push. I use it in Cast a Shadow to good effect, and only ever against low CMC Creatures.

Once again, I will NOT be taking out any copies of The Scarab God.

It is the heart of this deck.

Argy on Amonkhet God of Zombies

15 hours ago

matza you seem to be overlooking the fact that The Scarab God lets me do direct damage to my Opponent.

Ryjo I'm not taking out The Scarab God.

It is the heart of this deck.

I have Invasive Surgery and Negate to protect it from Hour of Devastation.

You are correct in guessing that I will only play Liliana, the Last Hope if I am able to protect her, but don't forget that she can give a Creature -2/-1, which helps.

cyclinggamer on -1/-1 counter with cycling

22 hours ago

ACDAMAN, Solemnity is of course an issue.

But not too terrible a concern with a 4/4 and a 5/4 flier coming at someone's face. Issue is exactly as Argy stated in that there needs to be more threat and creature removal/counter, especially in my current meta where 3 of 6 decks on Saturday HOU showdown were temur energy.

Vile Manifestation thankfully doesn't interact with counters, except as a cycle feeder for the Archfiend of Ifnir or cycle feeder for Curator of Mysteries.

I will have to tinker with the suggestions he made. I have no The Scarab God, and will have to pillage my b/w zombie deck for the liliana's he suggested. I can't justify purchasing outright another set of those things. I might pull some Drana, Liberator of Malakir and possibly an Olivia, Mobilized for War or two from a vampire deck I have to fill the void.

Heck, maybe use the discard mechanic instead of the cycling mechanic to trigger the archfiend? Maybe then try to get a The Scorpion God to fill out any cards from previous sets.

Ryjo on Amonkhet God of Zombies

23 hours ago

Well, The Scarab God doesn't require you to target your own graveyard, so it's good against creature-based strategies if your control lines up correctly. I imagine you'll probably be playing Liliana, the Last Hope somewhere around turn 5 or 6, since playing her on turn 3 and having your opponent resolve any creature could be problematic. Fatal Push seems good but not great in this deck since revolt is unlikely to be activated, but I'm unsure what, if anything, could adequately replace it. I would suggest using Torrential Gearhulk instead of The Scarab God, since it works better with your suite of instants and can survive Hour of Devastation, but with Abrade making a good showing in standard, the Gearhulk is poorly situated right now.

Odysseus_97 on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

1 day ago


Completely right about the whole graveyard, blanked out for a second i guess :p

Cutting Mana Crypt might be an option, its really powerful so it should be one of the last cuts, but it as you say depends on the mana problems. But i do completely agree with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx since the card cost of the deck is 72% Black, so the devotion is good enough to make it worth.

I am also curious about Phenax, God of Deception, he seems really amazing, but i dont know how well he pays off, that is probably something Vexenx can tell us about :)

The reason Exquisite Blood is in the maybeboard without Sanguine Bond is because it combos with The Scarab God. Sanguine Bond does combo amazing going infinite with Exquisite Blood, but if its the only of the 2 cards you get, you rarely gain any life in this deck. Exquisite Blood is good on its own, good with The Scarab God and good with Sanguine Bond. The Scarab God is good on its own and with Exquisite Blood, Sanguine Bond is really only good with Exquisite Blood, nothing else in this deck.

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