The Scarab God

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.

: 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 The Scarab God dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal

The Scarab God occurrence in decks from the last year

The Scarab God Discussion

Coward_Token on Commander Legends Spoilers

4 weeks ago

Court of Virtue: not too bad, even though I think it's unfairly costed compared to the one. I'll probably add this to my Marisi deck; has surprisingly few ways of steadily making evasive tokens, and the monarch is obvious great for encouraging conflict

Livio, Oathsworn Knight: more experimentation with card advantage. As alluded to, if he's your commander then you're free to recast him and tap him down for the creatures he got tucked away

Belbe, Corrupted Observer: not bad in the 99 of a Thantis, the Warweaver deck, although note that she doesn't trigger off just damage (let alone combat damage), so a simple Impact Tremors or exploit will net people . (You're not allowed to run Sygg, River Cutthroat in her 99 because the RC hates you.)

Toggo, Goblin Weaponsmith:

PW!Jeska: hey, finally. Slam dunk in the 99 of Tahngarth, First Mate. 15 power's worth of pain coming your opponent's way 4 times a turn cycle!

Jeska's Will: Not super excited tbh, but it's reassuring that they're exploring the aikido design space of punishing excess, esp. in &

Archon of Coronation: Pretty clever that this lets you weather the back-and-forth of the monarch as your opponents are less likely to hit you when you're not crowned. Beware of infect tho.

Eligeth, Crossroads Augur: The Scarab God

Wheel of Misfortune: took me a while to parse, but basically don't be the one to pick the highest OR the lowest number (unless you want to keep your hand, in which case I think you're free to pick minus infinity). I assume if e.g. one player chooses 1 and the rest 0, nobody wheels (but the former still gets a single ouchie)

Rograkh, Son of Rohgahh: Ha.

DemonDragonJ: maybe Prossh just got a mate?

Dumannios on Scarab God - Zombie Horde

4 weeks ago

meilers Ah yeah, I think you are talking about the one that gives tokens flying. Eternal Skylord?

Loyal Subordinate had a lot of success in my playgroup in the sense that, it drew about as much hate as The Scarab God himself... So it became somewhat of a removal magnet. But then again if the commander isn't out it doesn't do much. It was a bit of a hit or miss scenario, but it fit the drain theme at the time.

As for what to cut, it's just a suggestion on my end based on my preferences (Because I know how you feel, I love all my zombies and have a hard time cutting stuff. :P) I am not a huge fan of Cryptbreaker. People keep telling me how good it is but I just never use the abilities. Tapping 3 zombies usually leaves me with few blockers so I'd be wide open to draw 1 card. And tapping it for is maybe okay in an emergency if you need a quick blocker, but I don't see it saving the game or adding extreme value. I also ended up cutting Cemetery Reaper in my Varina, Lich Queen deck for the same reason. My commander did mostly what it did, but better. , to exile a creature for a 2/2 never happened. In this situation the optimal scenario would also be using your commander rather than it so you get a token copy of what you exiled as a 4/4. And then there is the +1/+1 for all zombies but there's quite a few lords already so losing one doesn't feel like it would hurt that much vs the payoff of getting some extra solutions.

Or if you use those abilities a lot and want to keep them in, and you can make a lot of cards in your deck work with Intruder Alarm (Works with 8 of your current cards if I counted right), that can also add a lot of value.

Balaam__ on The Scarab God Zombies

1 month ago

If I were to make a recommendation, I’d drop the The Scarab God down to 2, and increase Gravecrawler and/or Relentless Dead up to 4 copies. You’re going to want the cheaper and recursive centric zombies early on, so ideally you’ll have full play sets.

FounderX on Scarab God [Focused]

2 months ago

MarrecoMTG Good to hear you like the deck! Don't underestimate yours too! Great build +1. Strionic Resonator is a great utility card and you can use it with so many other cards in the deck besides The Scarab God, Undead Augur, an extra card draw, Diregraf Colossus an extra tapped zombie, Loyal Subordinate another 3 life, etc. Lithoform Engine is a great card, but you need a Dramatic Reversal type effect to make it really effective. It also costs more to cast and activate, total, instead of if you choose the "Strionic" effect the first time.

FounderX on The Scarab God Mill

2 months ago

Sweet deck! How about Wound Reflection, goes very well with The Scarab God, Mindcrank and Bloodchief Ascension. Cheaper to buy at the moment since de 2XM reprint.

SimicVisionRy on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

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Legendary Creature - Treefolk Berserker

Resilience - Whenever ~ would be destroyed, instead you may flip a coin. If it is Heads, ~ gains shroud and indestructible until the end of your turn. If Tails, destroy ~.

Whenever a player untaps a creature, flip a coin. For each successful flip, that player deals damage to any target equal to it's power. For each unsuccessful flip, they take damage equal to it's power.


"May the wicked boroughs bring despair for all!"

Create an un-Nicol Bolas'd version of the Hour of Devastation Gods! (The Locust God, The Scorpion God, The Scarab God)

FounderX on I Hate Graveyards

2 months ago

Nice One! My Friend! +1. How about Thraben Heretic it is a cheap cast and has no extra activation costs, just a simple tap and on instant speed. I like Silent Gravestone, cheap to cast and it locks graveyard decks like Meren of Clan Nel Toth or The Scarab God and when someone tries to get rid of it, activate it.

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