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.

: 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

DrukenReaps on Exava, Undying Unleashed

4 days ago

There is a surprising amount of counter generation here, I like it.

Deathbringer Thoctar , Maga, Traitor to Mortals , Ashling the Pilgrim , Walking Ballista are all solid options to include.

The Scorpion God , Cauldron of Souls , Retribution of the Ancients these allow you to spend the +1/+1 counters or remove them from creatures with undying so that they can keep undying.

RobotCowhand on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

5 days ago

Wanted to throw in my motions for my meta-tuning/upcoming release :

Blood Tribute -> Revival//Revenge - Well covered in thread already! Strictly better.

Thaumatic Compass  Flip -> Weathered Wayfarer - I typically find myself with this card in hand in low mana situations, leaving me in a position where I'm painfully waiting for a third mana to crack it. Wayfarer is cheaper and can find maze quicker than Compass transforming if desired.

Curse of Opulence -> Smothering Tithe - Same effect, but more upside without singling out an opponent

Virtus the Veiled -> Surgical Extraction - Virtus generates too much heat at my table without evasion/haste feels like a dead card; I feel the same about master of cruelties, but payoff is far greater. I've seen a rise in early game Entomb/Reanimate effects - I've been hit twice with a turn 2 It That Betrays in the last month, along with a Shadowborn Apostle deck becoming a heavy hitter at my local LGS and an infinite spore frog loop.. I don't want to use Rest In Peace, etc. since that will generate too much hate, as opposed to singling out a combo piece. Also, the surprise 0 cost will catch even the best players off guard.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent -> The Scorpion God - Too many sacrifice effects in my meta for this to be worth the slot; it’s also killed me twice due to Homeward Path type effects. Scorpion God seems like a good politicial tool and dump for mana kept open for instants before next turn, also card draw.

Caves of Koilos > Cabal Coffers -> Lots of Urborg usage in my meta.

Ouroboros_47 on Remnants of Chernobyl

2 months ago

Have thought about maybe adding some red to the deck? If you have you might want to include something like The Scorpion God. Or if your thinking about green you've got Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons.

Loizo on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Azorius Cagesmith -

Creature - Human

Whenever ~ enters the battlefield, you may exile at least two artifacts from your graveyard. Return one other artifact with CMC lower or equal to the CMC of cards exiled this way from your graveyard to your hand.


I don't know why but I want Azorius to care about CMC much more than it should in the next set.

Speaking of "recent" sets, why not design more "guild" Gods. Only Grixis was covered in Hour of Devastation. The Scarab God The Scorpion God The Locust God What about a Gruul one? It's my favourite guild. I'm a simple man, I see good creatures, I like.

Gruul god of Egypt!

DrukenReaps on Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons - JLK | Game Knights #6

2 months ago

biofreak great cards but those are and this deck is . I'm waiting for the day we get a Jund -1/-1 counters commander... Those definitely belong in The Scorpion God

Deefy on What the Amonkhet Liliana deck should have been

2 months ago

The developers at wizards crossed the minus one minus one counter theme between red, black and green which is why The Scorpion God was black and red. This is also seen on cards such as Soul-Scar Mage and Merciless Javelineer.

JeranF on BRG Negative Counter (MtG Casual)(Need Help)

3 months ago

Well, it's true that it doesn't really matter to me which creature gets it. Sadly I assume, that giving my opponent's creatures "wither" won't count as me putting the counters on creatures. So the only cards actually getting something from it are The Scorpion God and Blowfly Infestation, when a creature of mine dies. The point of my creatures getting negative counters from damage will also make me think twice before I block with one of my stronger creatures to, let's say, block trample damage. It's definitely a card to consider, but I think it's best to be careful with it and test it out first a bit.

JeranF on BRG Negative Counter (MtG Casual)(Need Help)

3 months ago

After playing this deck for over half a year and talking with a lot of players, I decided to now finally add Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Nest of Scarabs into the deck. I still got The Scorpion God in, but I'm thinking about dropping him, since by now he's the only card with red in the deck. Maybe I also find some good red card to get in again, though. What do you guys think?

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