Varolz, the Scar-Striped

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Legendary Creature — Troll Warrior

Each creature card in your graveyard has scavenge. The scavenge cost is equal to its mana cost. (Exile a creature card from your graveyard and pay its mana cost: Put a number of +1/+1 counters equal to that card's power on target creature. Scavenge only as a sorcery.)

Sacrifice another creature: Regenerate Varolz, the Scar-Striped.

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Varolz, the Scar-Striped Discussion

SlavicGhaespar on Hapatra, Poison Snakes

6 days ago

Melira seems like a nonbo with deck theme, but since you run Primus maybe you can exploit atleast that interaction by adding some sac outlet, razaketh, the foulblooded , Sadistic Hypnotist, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Viscera Seer, Ashnod's Altar all work pretty great

Wiggyman on Oona, Queen of the Fae EDH

1 month ago

I feel like a bit more graveyard hate would be good, just because things like Varolz, the Scar-Striped.

PickleNutz on Golgari Mandem

1 month ago

Well, first, you will probably never under any circumstance be able to cast something like Garruk, Apex Predator in Modern. Its just way to heavy of a creature if youre not using a lot of ramp.

Next, you should have at least seven strong removal cards in the deck. Fatal Push, Abrupt Decay, Walk the Plank, etc. youll want them to be mostly 2 or less CMC, most Modern games are won between turns 4 and 7. Occasionally youll see turbo fog decks or extreme control decks that can develop later, but those are rare. Tragic Slip is actually a pretty good card, but you need sacrifice fodder of enough removal to pair with it to get the upper end of the cards utility.

You need a solid win condition. I suggest cards like Lotleth Troll, Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Death's Shadow, Silhana Ledgewalker, and Bassara Tower Archer if you want to do counters. I have had a lot of success with a deck structured around those cards. You basically throw Deaths Shadow into the graveyard and use Varolz to scavenge 13 counters from him onto Silhana Ledgewalker who is Hexproof and can only be blocked by creatures with flying. Throw a Predator's Strike on top of it and Silhana becomes a 17/17 with Trample too. Its super fast paced and pretty cheap.

Land MATTERS in modern. Like, a whole lot. I understand Fetches are expensive like Verdant Catacombs, but there are budget friendly alternatives. Llanowar Wastes, Blooming Marsh, City of Brass and even Field of Ruin can be used. Any lands that come in tapped will set you behind your opponent 99% of the time.

Diabolic Tutor is a dead turn in Modern that takes up a 4 CMC slot. Its pretty much the worst tutor in the game. Grisly Salvage, Jarad's Orders, and Treasured Find are probably the best toolbox available for Golgari in the tutor department.

Fog will usually stop creatures, but it doesnt stop non-combat damage. So, modern Boros Burn, 8-Rack, Storm, Cheerios, and other decks that deal direct player damage make it pretty much a sideboard card unless you go Abzan and slot in Aegis of the Gods, Leyline of Sanctity, or some other card that prevents direct player damage. I would recommend relying on low cost spells instead of trying to stall the game for big plays later on. Instead, you could try Vines of Vastwood, Heroic Intervention, or something else to prevent damage to your creatures that doesnt cost a lot of mana and can help you win earlier matchups.

If you want to run a planeswalker, Liliana, the Last Hope is a fun one that can keep a good pace for n Modern.

Thats really the best I can offer you, I know its a lot, but Modern Golgari is especially fragile right now. Thats why you almost always see a third color splashed into them.

PickleNutz on

1 month ago

Have you considered the Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Lotleth Troll, and Death's Shadow combos?

Snydog17 on Budget Sacrifice (suggestions plz)

1 month ago

Cheap BG stuff that you might want to consider: Vulturous Zombie stuff dying is quite good, Varolz, the Scar-Striped graveuard stuff and sac engine, Spiritmonger, Reaper of the Wilds stuff dying is good, Rakshasa Deathdealer, Putrid Leech a decent buff, Pharika, God of Affliction graveyard and make some snakes, Hag Hedge-Mage versatility is good, Grave-Shell Scarab for some draw, Doomgape is a good sac engine, Deity of Scars good dude in general, Baloth Null for some recursion, Puppeteer Clique not BG but steal your opponet's stuff.

More recursion because you are a sacrifice deck: Whip of Erebos who doesn't like lifelink, Vigor Mortis, Seasons Past got lots o stuff.

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ImtheRealBear on BG +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

Varolz, the Scar-Striped is really good so play another copy and you'd be fine cutting Mournwillow Dreg Mangler and Big Game Hunter, especially since you have 6 instant speed removal.

Piglord98 on Death's Awakening (Primer)

2 months ago

I would also add another Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Ta11Man on Death Gravy Meat Balls

2 months ago

I picked this deck up. It is ridiculously fun to play, especially in multiplayer games. I am trying to develop this deck into a commander deck The Lichlord Commeth. I have to say that the Kessig Cagebreakers and Boneyard Wurm are both really handy in longer running games. Another thing that can work is using Varolz, the Scar-Striped and Corpsejack Menace to scavenge a Ghoultree or Boneyard Wurm to make any creature much larger for throwing at opponents.

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