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Dwayne Johnson's Final Form

Commander / EDH*





New Hour of Devastation commander The Scorpion God

Can you smell The Rock's transformation? You thought the Scorpion King was the last time you would see him?

He has now ascended from this

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To this

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Boy is it ever an improvement too. The CGI for that movie was awful.

Main focus of this deck is to use as many -1/-1 counters to keep drawing cards using the scorpion god's ability. This may be global or targeted. Add Corrosive Mentor and every black creature which is most of them gains combat damage -1/-1 counters.

Or targeted counter distribution

Soul-Scar Mage and Everlasting Torment are the real focus of the deck. Allowing your burn spells to also become -1/-1 counter producers. Bonfire of the Damned becomes -1/-1's for each creature thats hit and is a wonderful draw engine with the Scorpion god.

The other aspect to this deck besides burn and -1/-1's is reanimation. Wither creatures dont pack a huge punch and are pretty squishy and you want to bring Soul-Scar Mage back as much as possible.

Archfiend of Ifnir and Ruthless Sniper need some cycle and discard to make them work correctly. So Oppression and the cycle lands have been added to make this more available. With the draw engine of Necropotence and The Scorpion God along with reanimation, Oppression should be a big hit as everyone is affected and this deck still gets a benefit.

All this together should give Brendan Fraser a run for his money.

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Daedalus19876 says... #1

Glorious. Take my homage.

June 17, 2017 2:32 p.m.

CardTyrant says... #2

So much flavor! I love it!

June 17, 2017 4:49 p.m.

mpew says... #3

June 17, 2017 5:06 p.m.

Eiti3 says... #4

Even if you tried, I doubt you could create a deck I hate. The themes, the thought - superb. +1

June 17, 2017 9:47 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #5

Here's the link to my version of this deck, btw :)

Love Stings: Scorpion God EDH

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876


I have some in-depth analysis of this deck to make, but it'll have to wait until morning, sorry :(

June 18, 2017 1:59 a.m.

Skulloelegy says... #6

Pyrohemia and Pestilence might be good picks with Soul-Scar Mage and Everlasting Torment

June 18, 2017 6:38 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #7

Okay, I'm back! ;) I'm going to split this feedback over several comments, for which I apologize.

I took some time and cross-referenced our lists. I'm definitely going to steal some ideas from you (and I already have), but here are a few things you might have missed! :)

Blasphemous Act is THE damage-based sweeper. And in this deck, your commander will return without having to play no commander tax. Accept no substitute.

We have a slow-gring commander with an instant-speed mana sink, which makes me immediately consider Braid of Fire. Plus, it's always handy for a big Comet Storm in a pinch (speaking of which, why aren't there more instant-speed global damage effects here?).

Chain Reaction is another of the best damage-based sweepers in the game. I would personally include it over Burn from Within or Chandra's Ignition, perhaps.

Death Match is a card I've always wanted an excuse to use, and it might fit here. It keeps the field very clean, which is what you want in this deck.

Decree of Pain is a MUST. It has an extremely strong cycling ability, and if you hardcast it you'll often be drawing DOUBLE cards.

I like Festering Mummy here. It's a cheap way to place early counters, and can "cantrip" with The Scorpion God out (put a -1 counter on it, draw, put another -1 counter).

Fists of the Demigod seems really strong attached to your commander here (since it'll kill most anything in combat, AND draw you a card from the Withering counters).

You will be casting your commander from hand a lot. This suggests to me the necessity for Sneak Attack and Heartless Summoning and Semblance Anvil. If you reduce his cost to recast, it leaves you with more mana to activate his ability (or, you know, cast other spells). Also, Sneak Attack is just busted in general.

Heartstone might work if you're not in too combo-heavy of a meta.

June 18, 2017 2:32 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #8

Horobi, Death's Wail is strong in any deck with Cauldron of Souls in it: Murder everything your opponents control, unconditionally! Your commander also becomes a Murder-on-a-stick. It's worth mentioning, however, that you don't draw cards from your commander when used in this way (since the creature is destroyed before the ability resolves). Still, you can put -1 counters in other ways.

You have a lot of cycling cards in here, which makes sense with Archfiend of Ifnir. But why cycle one card at a time? Wheel of Fortune, Magus of the Wheel, Dark Deal, Reforge the Soul, etc give you card advantage while disrupting opponents and also being MASSIVE sources of discard. (Just make sure not to wheel away your commander unless you want to pay the tax.)

You seem to be sweeping the board a lot. Why not do it at instant speed? Spontaneous Combustion and Starstorm seem to fit wonderfully.

If you can put two -1 counters on your opponents' creatures, Sudden Spoiling murders their board. You may have to explain layers to your opponents, heh. But it's a gorgeous combat trick, and even better when paired with -1 counters.

Talisman of Indulgence is a fantastic mana rock in these colors.

And finally, no black deck focussed on killing creatures should leave home without Toxic Deluge. I know it doesn't put -1 counters or use damage, but it draws for each preexisting -1 counter and can get you out of a bind pretty easily.

I hope that helps! I need to write a proper description for my version of the deck. Also, what's worked well for you that I'm excluding from my list? :)

June 18, 2017 2:34 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #9

Ooh! What do you think of Spitebellows/Ingot Chewer/Shriekmaw here?

Cast for its evoke cost, respond to the triggered sac ability by putting a -1 counter on it, draw and get its effect. Disgusting value.

June 19, 2017 2 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #10

Daedalus19876 Hot damn thats a lot of good suggestions.

Chain Reaction and Blasphemous Act were removed for more spot removal. This way I can keep my creatures. I probably will take your advice and switch it out for Chandra's Ignition. I have that in this deck for a creature with wither so its like a -1/-1 wipe. Or maybe for Decree of Pain.

Fists of the Demigod and Festering Mummy/the little -1's were removed due to better options. The fist would be mostly for adding wither to my creatures which isnt that great in comparisons to Corrosive Mentor as I only have 4 red creatures.

Sneak Attack might have a place but Heartless Summoning is going to kill to many of my creatures and lowers my wither -1's. But Heartstone might be fun! ill playtest.

Horobi, Death's Wail will most likely be added due to the spot removal and the wheel affects will be added. But only the draw 7 ones. Same with Spontaneous Combustion. I didnt even know this was a card!

I think im going to steer away from Spitebellows/Ingot Chewer/Shriekmaw. They are fun! But kinda out of the burn idea.

Great suggestions as always Daedalus19876!

June 20, 2017 6:52 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #11

+50 in this short of time?

And you were complaining that my decks get a lot of attention ;)

June 20, 2017 8:27 p.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #12

Daedalus19876 guess we are just taking turns like how your Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH deck took off lol

June 20, 2017 8:53 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #13

If I have some time soon I will help you refine and test this deck further :)

But as long as the most recognized deck for every commander is owned by a Deckwatch member I'm content ;)

June 20, 2017 9:41 p.m.

gdm1989 says... #14

never use rakados commanders but this scorpion will be a exception >:D

June 20, 2017 10:45 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #15

Congrats on this deck making it to #1! :)

June 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #16

Daedalus19876 Thanks! Now we can just hope he doesnt run for president. ha

June 21, 2017 3:18 p.m.

VexenX says... #17

Great job! Love the deck, I might build it myself!

June 21, 2017 11:47 p.m.

VexenX says... #18

Zimmers_0: Love your deck, EASY +1 from me! I was planning on building this, but then The Scarab God was revealed. Maybe I'll build all three...

I like how the top two decks right now are 2 of the 3 new Bolos Gods! I built the third one The Scarab God. It would be sweet to fit in that #3 spot at the top! My list can be found here: Egyptian God of the Rising Sun (Butts up!!!).

I plan to make it a Primer once I pass 25 votes!

June 24, 2017 6:05 p.m.

VexenX says... #19

Daedalus19876: Looks like you past Zimmers_0 up for the #1 spot! All of thes Bolos Gods are so good!!!

June 24, 2017 6:06 p.m.

JKRice says... #20


June 24, 2017 7:33 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.37
Tokens 2/2 Lizard
Folders EDH, Hour of Devastation, EDH (Counters), Upvoted, EDH, Need to playtest, Things I want, Future Decks, Commander, EDH Decks to Build, See all 27
Top rank #1 on 2017-06-21
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