The Scorpion God

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

The Scorpion God occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.19%

The Scorpion God Discussion

TangoWithTojo on What Are Some Of Your ...

3 weeks ago

As the title says, what are some of your favorite combos or synergies? What kind of combos have your decks produced that you had no idea even existed? Or what kind of insane combos have you seen other people pull off that were equally unexpected?

I'll give an example. A friend of mine runs a Varina, Lich Queen deck that has milling as a secondary win condition. His usual win condition is flooding the board with zombies and simply overpowering you with value. Well one game I was using my The Scorpion God deck vs his Varina, Lich Queen deck and his sons Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck. He ends up keeping an extremely greedy hand containing Altar of the Brood and Undead Alchemist . He's finally able to play those 2 cards after being mana screwed for like 10 turns straight and then proceeds to mill both of us for more than 70% of our libraries with just Undead Alchemist entering the battlefield. He ended the turn with more than 20 zombies, coming from a battlefield of literally nothing. His son and I killed him with infect the next turn because we didn't want a repeat of what just happened. But the damage he caused prevented my deck from functioning which led to my swift defeat.

austintayshus on Card creation challenge

4 weeks ago

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Create a two-color Amonkhet God in the vain of The Scarab God and The Locust God and The Scorpion God . Are these gods also servants of Nicol Bolas? Are they lost gods of the denizens of Amonkhet? You decide.

TypicalTimmy on Looking for a cheap and ...

3 months ago
  • dbpunk; Ertai, the Corrupted looks wildly fun. I have a Sen Triplets deck on here that's all about resource denial, so I think I could build an Ertai deck and enjoy it.

  • griffstick; Queen Marchesa looks fun, but I have no idea how I would build around her. Mardu isn't really a strong color pattern for me. I'd have to see how other decks on here run her, but I think it could be fun with Mathas, Fiend Seeker . Then, while their creatures are getting bounty counters, I'm creating 1-shot kill creatures. That just sounds horrific, lol.

  • ZendikariWol; Of all the Commanders you have listed here, the only one's I've attempted were Grand Warlord Radha and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed . I have a finished Ruric Thar deck on here that is private, but I'm not sure if I enjoy it enough to buy. It's also pretty expensive. One thing I sort of struggle with in regards to Radha is figuring out what to dump the mana into. I feel like it should be the kind of deck you'd see a player like me use - Tokens + big stupid spells, but I can't for the life of me get an appropriate balance between giant finishers like Crater's Claws or Rolling Thunder and bases that produce enough tokens to make it matter. I say tokens because it gives you more mana if you swing with a bunch of 1/1s then if you swing with a few 4/4s. I'll have to look into the rest of your suggestions and check out builds.

  • smackjack; Marath, Will of the Wild kind of confuses me. It seems to me that this is a Commander you want to constantly die, so that you can bring it out bigger and bigger? Or alternatively, dedicate a huge portion of your deck to putting +1/+1 counters on it? Seems like it'd basically be just two things: Ramp & Counters. I think I could make that work, but I don't know how solid of a build it would be. I am a bit worried that there would run into the conflict of resource management. If I dedicate resources to ramp and counters, I lose defense. If I begin to add defense, ramp and counters drop and Marath becomes less effective. I'll have to see how other users better than myself build it, because right now I haven't the slightest clue.

  • Woiteck; I've attempted The Scorpion God before now I think twice. Thanks for your deck link. Your deck looks like it's really well streamlined, and I can see the mistakes I was making. I'll definitely look into it a bit more :)

  • Mj3913; Isperia the Inscrutable is pretty gross, lol. Looks fun though. :)

  • Boza; Hahaha I actually DO have a Shattergang Brothers deck :D It produces 19 different types of tokens, including the super rare Enchantment Creature tokens such as from Pharika, God of Affliction and Hammer of Purphoros . Right now my deck is priced at $1,130 - $1,177 on Card Kingdom :c lmao but once the new Theros set comes out, we should be getting more cards that can make Enchantment Tokens.

Woiteck on Looking for a cheap and ...

3 months ago

Honestly, sounds like The Scorpion God is the perfect choice for you. I have one and it's one of tho most fun decks I ever made. Take a look, if you want, also it's easily under 250 bucks. The Scorpio Juggernaut

Poly_raptor on The Scarab Queen

4 months ago

Thanks for the feedback.

RNR_Gaming I agree, tbh I put it in as I was struggling of another card to fill the slot and I just thought it could come in handy sometime.

bushido_man96 all very good points, I have found this deck to be much stronger than The Scorpion God deck, mainly because hapatra creates tokens too which makes nest of scarabs not essential, and if hapatra gets removed she can just be recast so the reanimation package can definitely be cut.

I could probably half the tutors too, as I’m only needing to fetch one card, being Yawgmoth with this deck.

Great suggestions in terms of draw, Moldervine Reclamation is a definite over Greater Good as this deck doesn’t have big creatures.

Thanks again, very useful comments

Woiteck on Picking a new commander

6 months 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).

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