The Scorpion God

Legality

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 Scorpion God

Legendary Creature — God

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

: 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.

The Scorpion God Discussion

Woiteck on Picking a new commander

1 week ago

The Scorpion God is very fun to play because you draw a LOT of cards, similarily to, say, The Gitrog Monster , and is also very resilient.

Another deck I have that is very fun to play is lead by Tymna the Weaver and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper , because they work fantastically well together and I like their colours (especially BG).

ephraimctr on Scorpion Affliction

2 weeks ago

One of my favorite combos that could work very well with this is Archfiend of Ifnir + Sire Of Insanity . It can turn The Scorpion God into a Griselbrand level draw engine for one turn while simultaneously wiping your opponents board.

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 month ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

Woiteck on Scorpion God considerations

1 month ago

I have a The Scorpion God deck and it's a lot of fun to play, so feel free to take a look and perhaps some inspiration. It's not competitive though, more like a ~75 % casual if that’s what you’re aiming for.

The Scorpio Juggernaut

Valzasaurus on Scorpion God considerations

1 month ago

I've been in the process of building a The Scorpion God deck list but nothing is quite finalized at the moment. I'm thinking Yawgmoth, Thran Physician might be able to combo well with him and Nest of Scarabs for even more draws.

I'm trying to think of a way to more. I know infect/wither does well with him at the helm but what else is there?

Poly_raptor on Advertise your deck!

1 month ago

Just commented and upvoted, my man.

If anyone wants to have a gander at my latest brew, like a lot of others I’ve gone for a build around Yawgmoth, Thran Physician but I’ve gone with a Rakdos build and tried utilise The Scorpion God ’s static ability that lets you draw every time a creature with a -1 on it dies


Yawgmoth, Scorpion King

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Luarviq on Marchsa, the Black Rose help ...

2 months ago

Here is my take on Marchesa, the black rose: Queen of Hearts/Grixis midrange with Marchesa

I would like to hear oppinions on possible additions and replacrments.

So far all I've heard were "change the concept" and "spend more money", both of which are not really sound advices. Of course, I am ready to upgrade, but within reason.

This is midrange deck, so I try to avoid counterspells (though they clutched me out against aristocrats a few times) and focus on creatures that will come back once killed (but not sacrificed). Granted, I have thigs like Bitterblossom and Dreadhorde Invasion , and tokens do not come back, however, I find it to be a nice way to populate the board.

My primary win condition is beating opponents to death, secondary - Nicol Bolas ultimate, tertiary - Karn's land destruction. Optionally, I might sideboard Grafted Exoskeleton for him to fetch, but I dont think our meta would allow that.

Speaking of which, here is s list of common decks I am facing in our hobby shop:

There are two more decks, Animar, Soul of Elements and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord , but due to level of bitchiness in the playgroup, those players are not allowed to use them.

I am not planning to make a jack-of-all-trades deck (certain lockpick items are sideboarded for wishes, karn and masterminds acquisition), but something to go toe-to-toe with them.

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The Scorpion God occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.19%