The Scorpion God


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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 Scorpion God

Legendary Creature — God

Whenever a creature with -1/-1 counter on it dies, draw a card.

1BR: Put a -1/-1 counter on another target creature.

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

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The Scorpion God Discussion

JoeNathan37 on -1/-1 fun?

1 day ago

Since your deck has lots of -1/-1 counter synergies and also has both black and green, you may want to consider putting Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons in your deck. She seems like she would work very well in your deck.

You also may want to consider enchantments such as Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, and Nest of Scarabs. I have a The Scorpion God deck and all three of those enchantments put in serious work.

You have Kodama's Reach in here but you don't have Cultivate, which is essentially the exact same card. You might want to consider using it as well.

I don't know if you want to run only basic lands in this deck or what, but if not you should definitely upgrade your mana base. One card that should be in just about every EDH deck is Command Tower, especially in a 4-color deck like this one.

I like this deck a lot. I had never thought of using Saskia the Unyielding to get access to more colors for a -1/-1 counter strategy and it seems to work pretty well. These are just some thoughts I had while looking through your deck that could potentially improve it. Scorpion God wither is my Scorpion God deck if you're interested, it could give you some new ideas for your own deck.

BMHKain on Help for Kresh; except... this ...

2 days ago

Kresh, Worldkiller

Yep, it's true. Kresh, known for mindless power, I'm trying to add control elements into the fray. My purpose is to see if I can put Kresh to Tier 3. To do this, I decided on a variety of Wincons (Kresh the Bloodbraided & Several damage dealers), (Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, The Scorpion God, & any card that can loop.), (Survival of the Fittest & Sneak Attack), even stuff like Avoid Fate, Fog. So I ask you: What to add, & cut? I also want some options for stuff like Stranglehold, Grafdigger's Cage, even stuff that can help with my strategies. I wonder what you think of the deck thus far, as I'd like some adds & cuts. Thank you in advance. :)

stensiagamekeeper on Beating Control in Brawl Meta

3 weeks ago

So I've been playing a Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage legendary matters control deck on MTGO and I've noticed that virtually everyone is playing some sort of control deck with a hefty counter-spell package. This makes for some fun mirror matches due to the incredibly varied set of threats however it feels miserable playing against a creature based strategy and just sucking the life out of their game plan.

Basically I want some direction building a deck on a budget that could have a chance against control but would interact with a fair deck on the ground rather than the stack.

So far I'm thinking Elenda, the Dusk Rose aristocrats/vampire tribal/graveyard matters, Kambal, Consul of Allocation weanies or The Scorpion God aggro because black lets you run duress and co.

frogkill45 on Snakes and Scarabs

1 month ago

I have tried SSM before and when he works its sweet as long as I have Hapatra out its even better, the issue is the color. With the current lands available that dont involve energy Aether Hub or artifacts Spire of Industry its not as efficient as i would like it to be to make it a Jund colored deck.

I also had The Scorpion God in there. It was real nice when it worked. He however is the constant target of Vraska's Contempt and most of the time he just died after I played him or got countered. I may not have done enough games with that version but after trying this version I was winning more games.

I appreciate the digging on SSM idea, if I hadn't deleted my version of it I would link you what I had but I lost to many games with it and deleted the list

x12721 on Snakes and Scarabs

1 month ago

I would look into adding red for Soul-Scar Mage, as the synergy is just so good. Cards like Ambuscade count as noncombat damage as well! Also, The Scorpion God would go nicely in here as well. With both the allied and enemy color checklands in Standard, the manabase should easily be able to support that. Canyon Slough, Sheltered Thicket, Blooming Marsh, Woodland Cemetery, Dragonskull Summit, and Rootbound Crag.

v3n3m on Need help with 2hg -1/-1 ...

1 month ago

Hello I'm pretty new to the site and was hoping someone can help me with a -1/-1 counter deck I'm working on for 2hg.

Right now it looks like this but I'm very open to making changes (that's why i'm posting)


x2 Dragonskull Summitx3 Forestx1 Grasping Dunesx1 Ifnir Deadlandsx3 Misty Rainforestx5 Swampx4 Temple of Maladyx2 Temple of Malicex2 Woodland Cemetery


x4 Black Sun's Zenithx3 Contagion Claspx4 Nest of Scarabsx2 Scarscale Ritual


x3 Birds of Paradisex4 Channeler Initiatex4 Fume Spitterx3 Hapatra, Vizier of Poisonsx4 Necroskitterx4 Obelisk Spiderx2 The Scorpion God

The main thing I'm trying to do is keep the board under control, drain life with spiders, and create 1/1 tokens and finish by going wide if need be. Keep in mind I will have a partner as well so I don't have to do everything alone. Played it a few times and it is very hit or miss. Either it comes out the exact way it's supposed to be and wins games or it's all over the place and does nothing. Looking to make it a little more consistent and have something to do every turn if possible, not just wait for wombo combos. Sorry about the formatting, I tried to fix it but couldn't figure it out..

~Much appreciated

magicsheep on

2 months ago

Just for kicks, I think it would be interesting to add the three gods: The Scarab God, The Locust God, and The Scorpion God.

Woiteck on Scorpion God

2 months ago

The Scorpion God is hella fun!!!

If I may suggest something, both Hateflayer and Incremental Blight are great with this general, whereas Liliana, Death Wielder is not (from my experience, at least).

Take a look at my version, The Scorpio Juggernaut, if you like and perhaps you'll find something useful there.

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