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Is this what you wanted? Is this what you had in mind?

The Scarab God has to be my favorite legendary creature in quite some time, as Dimir is by far my favorite color combination, reanimator is my favorite play mechanic, and library manipulation and life drain are just the icing on the cake. The minute I saw this card was being printed, I knew I was building a version of this based on zombie tribal for EDH. The more I considered all of the card options I had available, the less (traditionally) tribal it became, but the more powerful as a result.

The key combo in the deck is Mindcrank and Duskmantle Guildmage, as with The Scarab God in play with one zombie (or even just solo with Arcane Adaptation in play), all it takes is an activation of ability 1 of the guildmage at the beginning of your upkeep, and it's game over for your opponents unless they have an instant response to the combo. With so many tutors and recursion/reanimate options available in the deck, the ability to find this combo is pretty strong, which is going to win you many a game. Even if the guildmage gets removed, Bloodchief Ascension makes for a great backup option to complete the combo, and Anvil of Bogardan goes from a group friendly draw engine to a potentially lethal effect in the combo.

Even without these primary combo options, the deck is quite viable, and can find options to deal lethal damage in several other ways. Consuming Aberration, Mind Grind, Traumatize and Dire Fleet Ravager all have the ability to be major bombs against your opponents in the right situations. The key is to start filling graveyards as quickly as possible to maximize value of all of the reanimate/recursion spells and abilities. Ultimately, the fastest wins will be via the combo noted, but just like with real ticks and leeches, the cumulative effect will result in the same - fat little parasites and exsanguinated opponents.

Is this what you wanted? Cause this is what your getting.


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32% Casual

68% Competitive

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Date added 4 months
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors WRG

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.42
Tokens 2/2 Zombie
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Top rank #14 on 2017-12-02
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