Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
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.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped Discussion

andrews1913 on The Start of a Joke [Kethis Legendary Aristocrats]

3 days ago

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good card to add and could replace a single swamp. As far as aristocrats goes, Varolz, the Scar-Striped is definitely up there as both a sac outlet and able to help you get those +1/+1 counters. Tymna the Weaver could also help speed up the deck with some draw power. Both of these also can be recurred with Teshar so that's nice as well.

SynergyBuild on Control Zur

1 month ago

I have had success with Dovin's Veto , Liliana's Triumph , and Blast Zone , not really the rest, but did want to know about them.

Dovin's Veto was just incredible, easy inclusion, etc.

Blast Zone was something I dropped a sweeper for. Your list runs Supreme Verdict and Toxic Deluge , I used Yahenni's Expertise and Toxic Deluge , now Blast Zone and Toxic Deluge instead. It has worked out well so far. I have gotten the trigger targetted by a Stifle but Mental Misstep ped it.

My argument for Liliana's Triumph is similar to that of a mix of Grasp of Fate and Diabolic Edict . Well, while Zur fetches GoF, making it pure value, many lists run it as a 3 for one, even when it only is great against one or two opponents, you can still possibly hurt three, even when that may not be the common case.

Instant speed, nontargeted, nearly unstoppable removal (excluding countermagic, Sigarda and new Tamiyo are the extent to which this gets stopped) for creatures, even at two mana can blow out lists like Laboratory Maniac builds, Narset, Enlightened Master , Animar, Soul of Elements (doesn't get effected by Pro-black), Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , and Varolz, the Scar-Striped variants. It hits plenty of other decks like Gitrog hard, but is situational.

I think it is really good for that reason, but haven't played it in many games yet, so need to do futher testing to prove anything I said xD!

legendofa on

4 months ago

I'm not a competitive Modern player (yet), but I'll toss in my initial thoughts.

First: Golgari Grave-Troll isn't Modern legal, unfortunately.

Second: I would run Splinterfright over Millstone . If you want to keep open the option of milling your opponent, go up to 4 Sands of Delirium , but it's virtually always better to pick one goal and stick to that.

Third: Overgrown Tomb and maybe Blooming Marsh in place of some basics. They're not really cheap, but they're a very good investment into Modern.

Fourth: Corpsejack Menace and Varolz, the Scar-Striped have no interaction with the rest of the deck. While it is a fun and effective synergy, it doesn't provide much help here. +1/+1 counters is its own archetype.

Good luck, and dredge deep!

boydlemongrass on I Bet Your Commander Doesn't Have A Dinosaur...

4 months ago

I think a great addition to this deck would be Varolz, the Scar-Striped because of cards like Phyrexian Dreadnought and Death's Shadow . They are all pretty great together.

Chasmolinker on So, You Wanna Play Jund Yea? (Budget)

4 months ago

Varolz, the Scar-Striped is a pet card of mine. I have both a Jund and BUG build around him. Bloodrush sounds like an interesting way to fill the yard.

ZendikariWol on So, You Wanna Play Jund Yea? (Budget)

4 months ago

I actually primarily enjoy casual modern and commander. My most delightfully flavorful modern deck is a jund combo of Bloodrush and Varolz, the Scar-Striped . I play a lot of sort of semi-budget commander decks. My more competitve commander brews (still pretty casual but they can do a surprising amount of damage) usually go around 300$.

Muskox on Golgari Rising

4 months ago

@Flooremoji the only reason I don't use Charnel Troll is because I dont want to empty out my graveyard. The more creatures in my graveyard the stronger some of my monsters get. Plus if Charnel Troll is out and has been used I won't be able use cards like Undergrowth Scavenger , Varolz, the Scar-Striped , Molderhulk , Disentomb , Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord . While the troll is a very good card, it over all would be counter productive to a larger number of cards in this deck.

Brolamog_the_Infinite_Higher on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

4 months ago

I have to say, this tier list is bad. Ishkanah, Grafwidow is nowhere near a high power level Commander, and to put the Spider Tribal Commander above Edgar Markov , Athreos, God of Passage and Skullbriar, the Walking Grave is absurd. Not saying those decks should be raised a tier, I'm just saying they should be ranked higher than a jank spider tribal commander. I also think there's a bias towards infinite mill combos, as Circu, Dimir Lobotomist , Oona, Queen of the Fae and Ambassador Laquatus are not at all comparable to Ghave, Guru of Spores , Narset, Enlightened Master and Prossh, Skyraider of Kher who go infinite in much faster and stronger ways. Varolz, the Scar-Striped is the biggest offender on this list. This is further noted by the deck examples, where the author seemingly pokes fun at Varolz, the Scar-Striped not being that great in cEDH but seems to have a personal bias towards the deck. If we're counting Protean Hulk combo decks as "competitive" there's plenty more worthy commanders to consider. Honestly, this list comes across like the author just put a few decks everyone knows is good at the top (Teferi Stax, Thrasios, ect.) then just based the rest of the list off of personal preference or whatever the local meta is where the author plays.

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