Coffin Purge

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Coffin Purge


Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.

Flashback (Black) (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

triproberts12 on Elenda, Mistress of Death

5 years ago

Props for not going easy mode with Edgar Markov.

As for suggestions, the best thing I think you could do to improve this deck is to make it more explosive. The way to do that would be to add free sacrifice outlets, along with creatures that provide you multiple bodies.

For bodies, I would add Hallowed Spiritkeeper, Lightning Coils, Belfry Spirit, Promise of Bunrei, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Pawn of Ulamog.

For sac outlets, Viscera Seer, Indulgent Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, Bloodflow Connoisseur, Cartel Aristocrat, Blood Bairn, Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter, Vampire Aristocrat, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan are good vampire options. Sadistic Hypnotist, Dimir House Guard, Spawning Pit, Hidden Stockpile, Mind Slash are also good. What's important is that you can go off all at once. You want to sac a bunch of creatures to grow Elenda and sac her the same turn.

The other challenge you'll want to keep in mind is that Elenda, the Dusk Rose must go to your graveyard to get the trigger. That means If you want to recast her, you'll have to reanimate her or exile her from your graveyard. Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Angel of Finality, God-Pharaoh's Gift (and Gate to the Afterlife!), Skeletal Scrying, Rescue from the Underworld, Necromancer's Covenant, Cremate, Seance, Planar Void, Goryo's Vengeance, Postmortem Lunge, Purgatory. Despoiler of Souls, Mistmoon Griffin, Purify the Grave, Offalsnout, Coffin Purge, Drudge Spell, Cryptwailing, Treacherous Vampire, and Consecrate / Consume, Angelic Renewal, Karmic Guide, Reveillark (the prior two being an infinite loop combo), Dread Return, Nim Deathmantle (there are combos with it and Ashnod's Altar, which you also want), Palace Siege, Bloodline Necromancer, Profane Command, Unburial Rites, Faith's Reward, Ever After, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Hell's Caretaker. Apprentice Necromancer, Wake the Dead, Second Sunrise, Infernal Offering, Corpse Dance, Zombify, Resurrection, No Rest for the Wicked, and Footsteps of the Goryo, are all good options.

The final piece of the puzzle is making your sacrifices devastating. Dictate of Erebos, Butcher of Malakir, Grave Pact, Black Market, Harvester of Souls, Midnight Reaper, Grim Haruspex, Zulaport Cutthroat, Open the Graves, Blade of the Bloodchief, Ogre Slumlord, Athreos, God of Passage, and Dark Prophecy will help with that.

Teysa Karlov could also be very good in this deck with all the death triggers. Nothing wrong with good old value creatures like Solemn Simulacrum, either.

You could also use a few tribal things like Kindred Dominance, Konda's Banner, Cover of Darkness, Vampire Nocturnus, Vanquisher's Banner, Path of Ancestry, and Metallic Mimic.

squirrelking5797 on Scarab God

5 years ago

Scarab god is my first commander brew too! I'm still working on it but I have a few pointers for yours:

You have many random zombie cards that don't seem to follow a strategy. You have some zombie lords like Undead Warchief which is great, but then you have so many crappy common cards like Cursed Minotaur. They also don't really help with a scarab god strategy. I've focused on two aspects for the scarab god: creating a lot of zombies (aka tokens) and enter the battlefield effects. That way I can bring them back with the scarab god's eternelize ability and have the enter the battlefield effect happen again. Ravenous Chupacabra Is a great choice for that, because you can play it, get it killed, and play it again. And because the scarab god's ability is instant speed you can bring it back on your opponent's turn!

A must-have for a scarab god deck is Grave Titan. This hits every nail on the head: It enters the battlefield effect can be repeated AND it nets you zombies. It's one of the best zombie cards possible.

Get rid of Coffin Purge, that doesn't make any sense for a zombie deck like this. You want cards in the graveyard.

You need more board wipes, as in cards that destroy everything. When you play against 3 other people a board wipe can save the game AND get cards in the graveyard, which you need.

You should really find some cards that can sacrifice other cards to get them into your graveyard. Ghoulcaller Gisa and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born are great for getting cards in your graveyard and getting value from it!

Think of a true way to win the game for this deck. Right now it's get a lot of cards on the battlefield, with no sure-fire way of doing so. If you make a zombie tribal, put cards like Vanquisher's Banner to get value from casting zombies. If you do enter the battlefield effect cards use things that get cards into the graveyard. Get cards that make you discard and/or mill either your opponent or yourself to get value from the graveyard. There are so many good ways to play this commander, just choose one!

My deck that I'm building is right here: What I'm Using RN. It's not great and not done, but it has cards that show what I mean for a deck like this. Good luck!

P.S. Check out EDHREC's suggested cards for the scarab god, maybe you can get some ideas

Neotrup on Infinite Mill vs Kozilek, Butcher …

6 years ago

Possible solution:

Use Altar of Dementia to mill yourself until Coffin Purge is in your graveyard, then turn the Altar on your opponent until Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is in their graveyard. In response to it's triggered ability, cast Coffin Purge from your graveyard targeting it. Let the shuffle ability resolve, then restart the Altar to mill their library which will no longer have Kozilek to worry about.