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Scorpion god combo (CEDH)

Commander / EDH*

DiabolicEsper


Description

This is aimed at being a competitive deck mainly taking advantage of our commander's draw trigger, and a -1/-1 sink, with the infinite mana generated by the worldgorger combo:
-worldgorger combo + reassembling skeleton and cmdr (+ altar) = win
-worldgorger combo + walking ballista = win
or worldgorger combo + cmdr and reassembling skeleton is the core combo
-mikaeus combo is back up if ur main combo get disrupted
overall usually combos off at turn 3-4 (2 if op hand)

Updates

This deck did better than I thought, it kept up with Selvala from time to time and was able to combo through JVP and some of the stax placed by Atraxa (won 3 in the first 10). However, there are some tweaks required to be made in the future. As for the changes:
Out: Phyrexian Delver, and Yawgmoth's Will after playing the first 8 rounds, it always seemed to be a dead card in hand due to its cost, and reanimating it isn't really worth it. Yawgoth's will was pretty much a mistake to put in (probably forgot to take it out along with the messy combos before) since the card basically shuts down our game plan straight up. In: Ebon Stronghold , Putrid Imp: Was tempted to just replace Stronghold with a Mountain but gonna try this with 30, as missing the early land drops is pretty crippling if you don't have the right rituals, so adding in the stronghold, it's also a nice early accelerator. Imp is in due to my only discard outlet being Zombie Infestations, and through the course of my games, I tend to find some of my combo pieces eg skeleton or worldgorger stuck in the hand. Discarding one specific card in the hand was what I'm really after here bth, not two.
Might add in Contamination combo, it's really a meta call this one tho. Infernal Tutor is going on maybe board, it could work but it rather too conditional for this deck (having only this in the hand to tutor eg animate dead to win could be nice). Yidris dude will be back soon (beginning of next week I think) so more matches ahead.

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DiabolicEsper says... #1

Thanks for the suggestions, I agree with what you said for having too many combos in one deck. I'll redo some parts of the deck now (surprised how Lyzolda, the Blood Witch was in tier 4 XD).

June 18, 2017 12:04 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #2

I mean, if you have infinite mana due to Worldgorger combo, just play Lyzolda, the Blood Witch. This deck seems to be weakened by its choice of commander, and you can't get infinite draw off of him.

June 18, 2017 3:55 p.m.

DiabolicEsper says... #3

@Daedalus19876, sonnet666 has already mentioned Lyzolda and a decklist with this strategy but I don't intend on switching commanders. Also Scorpion God can get infinite draw triggers by putting -1/-1 counters on an undying creature or reassembling skeleton to kill it and draw.

June 18, 2017 11:43 p.m.

sonnet666 says... #4

Th updates seem to be going well.

I just found out somewhere else that Nest of Scarabs also works as an outlet for infinite mana with The Scorpion God. You keep killing the 1/1's it makes. Might be worth including, since outside of the combo, the 1/1's are easy to kill and draw cards with.

Just curious, what is Dimir House Guard for? It's your only 4 mana spell. It's not like you're gonna transmute it...

June 23, 2017 1:39 a.m.

sonnet666 says... #5

Hi again.

I'm going to add your deck as the example Scorpion God deck on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier.

Two quick questions though...

  1. What does Phyrexian Delver do here? You can't use it to combo with Worldgorger, since it drains 6 life from you each time, and this deck doesn't really seem to need a creature version of Zombify, so... what's the point?

  2. How is Yawgmoth's Will working for you? I find it's inclusion a little strange since it's usually used in storm decks on the winning turn, but here both your combos involve creatures coming in and out of the graveyard, so doesn't it shut down your deck?

July 2, 2017 9:27 a.m.

DiabolicEsper says... #6

@sonnet666 Thanks for your support and feedback, I find them very helpful. However, I won't be updating the list until near the end of this week due to my upcoming exams.
As for Phyrexian Delver, after playing with my group, it did turn out to be a dead card in the hand, so that will be cut later since its cost is just not worth it when you could be doing something better.
Yawgmoth's Will was a more experimental inclusion for me and I've already been told by my group that it wasn't an optimal choice, which after the matches became obvious that it was mostly another dead card. It'll be most likely replaced with something similar to Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed.

July 2, 2017 9:51 p.m.

Milipeder says... #7

Am i mistaken or can The Scorpion God just place -1/-1 counters on himself to draw your deck? Death triggers still happen if he goes to the command zone correct?

July 12, 2017 3:06 p.m.

Milipeder says... #8

Nevermind, re-read

July 12, 2017 6:10 p.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.09
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
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