Possessed Skaab


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Possessed Skaab

Creature — Zombie

When Possessed Skaab enters the battlefield, return target instant, sorcery or creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

If Possessed Skaab would die, exile it instead.

Possessed Skaab Discussion

ThousandOaks on Aminatou The Controller

5 months ago

I recommend double-sleeving if you're using original dual. :-)

Also, I recommend removing:

Armageddon --> LOL, you just wanna [Armageddon + Teferi's Protection]

Temporal Mastery --> Temporal Manipulation is good enough.

Torrential Gearhulk --> You don't get much value from blinking this, unless you have reliable instant-speed blinks that I'm missing.

Possessed Skaab --> CMC 5, but exile on removal. I think you're covered by Archaeomancer and Snapcaster Mage

Gilded Lotus + Thran Dynamo : I'd remove these and add Talismans or Signets. Maybe worth using the Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal instead?

Jace, the Mind Sculptor : Maybe add more raw card advantage or filters to get rid of excess mana, instead? (But shoot, Jace is Jace, so there's that).

Return to Dust : You already have Act of Authority . I'd permanents with removal to better work with the blinking.

Brago, King Eternal : This is great, but requires both board state and combat dmg to really take advantage with it.

Spellseeker : I count 9 possible fetches. I don't think you get your value in. I would only keep this in if you're running the Dramatic Scepter combo.

WAR additions:

Other additions:


  • Liliana, Dreadhorde General : This is a maybe. If you have aminatou when it hits the battlefield, you have potential of forcing players to sac 4 creatures that turn. Situational, but powerful. Probably have better stuff at the 6 drop.

  • Ashen Rider : Another maybe. Benefit of exiling ANY permenant is worth looking into. 8 CMC is harsh though.

  • Any Clones ( Phyrexian Metamorph , Clever Impersonator , etc): Might be fun adds if you're looking for a little more interaction.

Rupp on The Only One True Zombie Tribal

8 months ago

DRmagic2017 I've forgot about Fleshbag Marauder (although he is being used in my paper deck), will add him soon. Possessed Skaab has one very very big disadvantage - I can't recast him more than one time. Never thought about Jace, Unraveler of Secrets or any other, but it seems to be a good option. I think I can try this. Vengeful Pharaoh is too weak and heavy, I think, because the damage has to be dealt before he triggers.

DRmagic2017 on The Only One True Zombie Tribal

8 months ago

Hello! Nice deck. What do you think about Fleshbag Marauder ? You may cast him again and again from your graveyard. I also use Vengeful Pharaoh in my Zombie builds but you need Entomb to put him into your graveyard as soon as possible. Possessed Skaab - Dralnu, Lich Lord 's younger brother, strongly recommended. And planeswalkers. I tested Jace, Unraveler of Secrets in several multi-player matches and he looked impressive: card draw + control. I really like this card. Good luck in brewing!

triproberts12 on Aminatou SubTheme Manifest

9 months ago

You definitely seem like you know what you're doing. I think you have some room for some powerful combos, though, and if you're looking for an affordable tutor that works well with blinking, Sidisi, Undead Vizier fits the bill.

Since you're already running Capsize , Deadeye Navigator , and Peregrine Drake , Palinchron and Great Whale also infinitely combo with it. You can also add the Pauper infinite combo that blinks Peregrine Drake and friends and either Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , or Scrivener using Ghostly Flicker , Displace , or Illusionist's Stratagem . The instant gets returned by the recursion, netting mana each time you loop it. I would also add Sphinx's Revelation . It's better than Stroke of Genius

Since you're already running Vesuvan Shapeshifter , you have half of the Pickles lock. Throw in Brine Elemental , and you have a hard lock on your opponents' permanents.

I would also run Bojuka Bog over Piranha Marsh , which seems too low impact to be worth the entering tapped.

triproberts12 on The great Temptress of Esper

9 months ago

I'm not really seeing the blink theme. I would fully commit by putting in more blink effects and Peregrine Drake combo. The way it works is that you use Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , or Displace to exile Peregrine Drake , Palinchron , or Great Whale and either Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , or Scrivener . You use those two's ETB effects to return the blink spell to your hand and do it again and again, netting mana each time. You've already got Deadeye Navigator , which is also a combo piece that works with the land untapping creatures. All of the blink cards have value unto themselves with your theme, so you can go heavier on them, since it's no big deal if you draw redundant pieces. Once you have infinite mana, Blue Sun's Zenith or Torment of Hailfire , Exsanguinate , or Debt to the Deathless can win you the game. I would also head to the EDHREC page for your commander, as well as the blink theme page for ideas!

triproberts12 on Aminatou, Blinks

9 months ago

Oh, one last thing: If you do decide to go with my suggestions for the combo finish, you'll probably want a few more instants and sorceries to abuse with the creatures I mentioned, since all but Possessed Skaab are restricted to instants and sorceries. I understand the deck is more creature-centric, so I would suggest temporary reanimation spells that you can cheat the downside with Aminatou's -1. Corpse Dance would be amazing, and Postmortem Lunge and Footsteps of the Goryo are pretty good. Also, Whip of Erebos works. Due to the way replacement effects work, since you're exiling the creature, the "anywhere else" clause on Whip is ignored, and you still get the creature back.

Oh, also, check out EDHREC for more suggestions. It's the best deckbuilding site for the format. Hope all this helps and happy deck-tuning!

triproberts12 on Aminatou, Blinks

9 months ago

Oh, also, Possessed Skaab , Salvager of Secrets , and Scrivener can be redundant combo pieces. Altar of the Brood wins the game with the combo I mentioned, and Entreat the Angels is okay, although you could also put in Blue Sun's Zenith , Profane Command , Torment of Hailfire , Exsanguinate , and Debt to the Deathless . Blue Sun is best, followed by Torment, although Profane Command is flexible if you don't want to spend the $5 on Torment.

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