Varolz, the Scar-Striped

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Varolz, the Scar-Striped Discussion

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) made some really baffling choices.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should probably be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is pretty messed up, and I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God?? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder?? Et cetera. Having played many of these, I can't agree.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

Permission to be blunt?

Whoever compiled the new draft of the Tier List (Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]) has no idea what they're talking about.

The Tier 0 generals are approximately correct (though Tana, the Bloodsower and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds should be higher), but everything below that is incredibly messed up.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist Ghave, Guru of Spores Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Jodah, Archmage Eternal Kraum, Ludevic's Opus Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Oona, Queen of the Fae Ruric Thar, the Unbowed The Mimeoplasm Tishana, Voice of Thunder Varolz, the Scar-Striped

These should definitely not be Tier 1. Meanwhile, Tier 2 is so messed up I don't even have enough time to type out the ways, but the short version: all three Niv-Mizzets at the same power??? Ishkanah, Grafwidow at the same power as The Locust God??? Selvala, Explorer Returned at the same power as Zada, Hedron Grinder??? Et cetera.

I mean, I get what they're trying to do? But I think that abolishing the .5 tiers was a poor decision (since there's clear disparity within each tier) and I think they folded the wrong Tier 2 decks into the new Tier 1 category.

ZendikariWol on Can't think of a good pun on sac'ing creatures...

1 week ago

Varolz, the Scar-Striped is not great here, since you don't want to be exiling your graveyard. Twilight Drover is really slow. Mortivore is really nothing extraordinary, since you're sacrificing tokens.

landofMordor on Pseudo EDH staples

1 week ago

Kiora's Follower is super good, since it says "permanent". Synergizes well with Karoo lands.

I put Elgaud Shieldmate in a non-negligible amount of decks, since my meta is heavier on spot removal than board wipes. I also love Canopy Cover and Alpha Authority for these reasons.

Varolz, the Scar-Striped is a great card if you want to be the first to recover from a board wipe.

Colorless cards I love are anything that grants hexproof/regenerate (Ring of Xathrid, etc), Hedron Archive and other dual-purpose ramp, etc.

But I actually, apart from the colorless ramp, tend to not run "staples", so that each of my decks feels fresh and unique...

Also, check out Plaxcaster Frogling and Simic Charm for hexproof at instant speed. The Simic colors are really good at that.

Nephilim on Pelt Collector COMBO Deck w/ Vexing Devil - GRN!

2 weeks ago

Have you thought about Varolz, the Scar-Striped? 13 +1/+1 counters for a single black mana seems good lol

Chasmolinker on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

1 month ago

And a card that mimics the ability of Varolz, the Scar-Striped so that my scavenge deck can be more consistent.

Joe9 on Comically Huge Hydras

1 month ago

Winding Constrictor and Hardened Scales aren't as effective as Corpsejack Menace, but they still work. Adding a few of these to the deck would increase the frequency of activating this combo, because you won't need to wait for one of the 4 Corpsejacks. You could settle for one of these alternatives.

Ooze Flux would make your hydras live longer by letting you pay 2 to replace them (without their abilities). You can activate the Ooze's ability in combat when a hydra would die in order to create an equally large creature in its place. This might not work, but I think it's worth a try.

Scavenging Ooze might fit in the sideboard if you struggle against removal or mill decks. This could come in to keep you alive. Sadly, Varolz, the Scar-Striped wouldn't work since half of your creatures have 0 power in the graveyard. Hmph.

TheDuggernaught on Help me Brainstorm

2 months ago

If you are looking to primarily make a huge creature off of Scapeshift, then I would argue that Knight of the Reliquary is far better than Bloodbriar.

As far as decks that benefit from sacrificing your own stuff, there are lots of half decent aristocrats lists. Bloodbriar likely would not make the cut in any of these, but cards like Varolz, the Scar-Striped, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, Viscera Seer, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Doomed Traveler, Abzan Ascendancy, Bridge from Below, Kitchen Finks, Blisterpod, Bloodsoaked Champion, Tukatongue Thallid, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Voice of Resurgence, Young Wolf, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Tidehollow Sculler, and Rally the Ancestors are all cards I would look at.

EDIT: Scapeshift wins in the aptly named "Scapeshift" or "TitanShift" (which also uses Primeval Titan) decks by ramping to 7 lands and shifting into 6 mountains and a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle for 18 damage -- usually enough to kill most decks. If they have not yet taken damage for some reason, then going up to 8 lands for 7 mountains and a Valakut will hit for 21.

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