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

Acute19 on Vaevictus Jund Brawl Deck

1 month ago

I dig it. I just finished my Vaevictis list as well. He's incredibly powerful in Brawl. Here are some cards that I would recommend you find a slot for:

Sandiagos on Hapatra Deck

1 month ago

I do love Hapatra!

Through experience of many Hapatra variants, I find that these cards are your maindeck core:

4x Hapatra 4x Chaneler Initiate 4x Ammit Eternal

Then depending on your strategy, there’s some sweet lines of play. Here’s a few ideas.


Crocodile of the Crossing (comes out on turn 3 if chaneler on the field) Rhonas, the Indomitable (synergises well with all the crocodiles and a good -1/-1 counter dump) Skysovereign Consul Flagship - Hapatra and a snake can crew (happens a lot)

Hapatra and Archfiend Ifnir:

Normally these two don’t play well together but add in Key to the City and you have a Hapatra that can safely attack plus a discard engine to activate Ifnir for hopefully many snakes.

To further maximise the counters on opponents creatures, Decimator Beetle is good and Grind // Dust more viable. White from Chaneler and a couple of dual lands shouldnt hurt the mana base

Splashing Red:

Its not great that -1/-1 mechanic is spread over 4 colours. What makes it worse is how unplayable Soul-Scar Mage and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons are together. Accepting that, the red splash is still good for two cards.

Samut, the Tested and The Scorpion God.

Samut’s +1 is incredible with all the crocs. 8 points of life from Baleful / Crocodile of the crossing hits for an explosive 10 for a great follow up after playing samut.

The Scorpion God will never feel great, but a 6/5 body that’s hard to deal with after playing a couple of must remove crocodiles is a threat that tends to last and can therefore more viably gain some card advantage and maybe place some counters.

Overall, I find Hapatra works best in a proactive deck, lightly splashing removal. Opponents familiar with playing against Hapatra will remove it immediately - which truely breaks the decks potency.

Therefore, depending on your local meta, I suggest Blossoming Defense as the primary protection spell, delaying hapatra until you have the mana to protect her. Its somewhat counter intuitive to not curve out Hapatra to Ammit Eternal, so another line of play is to fight through the removal and when you have the chance, cast Claim // Fame to bring her back.

Finally, for card advantage you should definitely try 2 copies of Driven // Despair. Its game breaking with 3 creatures on the field.

Grixis_Decks_Win on Plague (is) Encouraging No Idiot Servant

1 month ago

That's right johnnythexxxiv, but I'm not trying to make a "meta deck". That's why I'm not runing fetchlands for now. Making value with opponents' creatures is the main goal of this deck, so... yeah, if they don't play any creature, I'd be pissed. However, I can still kill my own creatures.

No phallic cards? My dear... look at The Scorpion God :3

stikmn33 on Zurg Attempt

1 month ago

Take out the Liliana, Death Wielder and Liliana's Influence they cost too much for so little value. The format is too fast for that, replace the planeswalker with one more The Scorpion God and the spell with Vraska's Contempt or another card that give -1/-1 counters.

merflock on Rakdos Aggro M19

2 months ago

Hazoret the Fervent is probably good enough for a couple slots. Maybe over the The Scorpion God?

MeagherMan101 on Negative Counters - Modern

2 months ago

A few updates, after play testing heavily against exclusively burn I have learned it's a pretty hard matchup for the deck... To compensate I removed the 2 Midnight Banshee as I found they were too expensive and rarely got round to playing them. In place I added an extra copy of Scar as TheRustMage20 suggested, it's useful when combined with pretty much everything in the deck for only 1 mana and an extra copy of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons as LuxCannonator suggested because it was always useful to see her face pop up in my starting hand. Another point made to me was that Bloodbraid Elf would get incredible value out of my deck so I'm trying to order a couple of copies of it to probably run in place of the 2 copies of The Scorpion God.

Rzepkanut on Need help making a Glorious ...

2 months ago

I would look at The Scorpion God & Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons decks for inspiration. I've never built a -1/-1 counter deck, but jund colors seem great for it.

MeagherMan101 on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

2 months ago

The Scorpion God when tagged links to a deck The Scorpion God even when using proper syntax "card:". Not to promote but it's evident in my latest and only uploaded deck's description as well as this comment when I previewed it.

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