Reaper King


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Reaper King

Legendary Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

( can be paid with any two mana or with . This card's converted mana cost is 10.)

Other Scarecrow creatures you control get +1/+1.

Whenever another Scarecrow enters the battlefield under your control, destroy target permanent.

Reaper King Discussion

skibulk on Scarecrow Deck

1 month ago

Cloudstone Curio specifics nonartifact permanents. That would be totally broken with moxen. Morophon, the Boundless would works nicely with Reaper King , but not much else unfortunately.

Lhurgyof on All Hallow's Eve

1 month ago

I run All Hallow's Eve in my Rakdos deck Discarding Discord. Any reanimator shell would work well for it, but for a flavorful commander I would say Reaper King !

Did you recently pick up a copy? They spiked and are really expensive now.

SirQuixano on Morophon Elementals

1 month ago

I would look at all the changeling available to you, since they count as elementals but are usually cheaper on mana. If you do choose to play a good amount of changelings, I'd suggest cards like Ayula, Queen Among Bears , Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero , and Reaper King . Some other useful cards are the monuments, such as Oketra's Monument and Rhonas's Monument since elemntals are usually costly. Mirror of the Forebears and Mirage Mirror are also quite good. the two five color elemntals may actually be worth it due to morophon.

Vulnoth on Scarecrow

1 month ago

The first thing you should figure out is the direction of the deck, and adjust things accordingly. It's a lot easier than it sounds, and it really is that simple. Since this is Tribal EDH and Reaper King is the general, most of what we want is stuff to facilitate both his casting, abuse of his removal effect, and the consistency with which those are done. Granted, I'm not an expert with multicolor EDH, but there are some basic principles that apply, so this is where I am drawing from.

Fielding the 'Crows

Popping with King is great, but with limited deck space, vanillas just don't make the cut. To that end, you need to look for what you get in addition to a card triggering King's removal.

Irregular Cohort - Pay 4 to get a pair of 2/2 Changelings, which means a field day for Reaper

Unsettled Mariner - Changeling plus a hint of protection

Birthing Boughs - Simple Changeling production, which of course means Scarecrows at a decent price

Riptide Replicator - Largely, it's a watered-down Boughs, but a slow format like EDH can give you better opportunities with Replicator

Volrath's Laboratory - Largely, it's a watered-down Replicator, but for a budget deck it can get the job done

Call to the Kindred - Assuming your creature doesn't get vaporized, you can generate free board presence and possibly get pops with Reaper

Descendants' Path - Easier to keep around than Call while harder to actually use, but is an option

Kindred Charge - Swarm tokens, obliterate things with Reaper King , swing for game

Kindred Summons - High costed, but can snowball hard

Acceleration and Mana Fixing

Since this isn't fully funded five-color EDH, you need to compensate for your lands' blandness with artifacts, and possibly a touch of ramp if it fits into the deck. These things are widely used because it's more than just fixing your mana, it's having more mana at your disposal for when your general dies and you need to recast at an inflated price.

Darksteel Ingot , Manalith , Spectral Searchlight - Never underestimate an omni mana rock in EDH, because this both speeds you up and eases your mana needs. There is a point at which too much mana fixing of this nature is bad, but for a budget deck, don't worry too much about that until a little further down the line when you start shifting away from being strictly budget

Coalition Relic - Additional option of planning for next turn

Firemind Vessel - More generation at the cost of being pretty slow

Coldsteel Heart - Not as good as omni mana rocks, but is an option

Rampant Growth , Harrow , Explosive Vegetation , Far Wanderings , Kodama's Reach , Primal Growth - All slight variations of mana ramp

I'm short on time right now, so I'll pick up where I left off tomorrow.

TheEDHKid on Black Staples Lying Around: How ...

2 months ago

Hey all.

I have some staples I'm not using and would love to somehow use them. Most of them are for an aristocrats shell,

Dictate of Erebos

Blood Artist and friends

Phyrexian Altar

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia


But I also have a few others like:


Animate Dead

Torment of Hailfire

Blacks definitely one of the colors I want to use, but I need a commander idea.

My current decks are Reaper King and Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , so things that may play out a bit different from tribal and toolbox would be appreciated. I'm working with a fairly tight budget of around $100, and would love any lists or suggestions!

Arcaneful on Reaper King Help (Budget)

2 months ago


Hey all.

So after some trading I finally got my favorite 5 Color EDH card: Reaper King .

I made a list out of what I had and was wondering a few things:

  1. Do I need less lands with all the mana rocks I run?

  2. What are some good sources of CA? Should I go for stuff like Soul of the Harvest and Guardian Project ?

  3. Do I need more creatures? I feel like my 22 is a bit low, especially since only around half are scarecrows without Xenograft / Arcane Adaptation .

Thanks for any suggestions in advanced!

greyninja on Piss off your friends!

2 months ago

Looks funny. I love changelings +1 from me

I assume Ugin, the Ineffable wouldn't help cast Reaper King for any cheaper; since it's a gold 5c card?

You should also stick Morophon, the Boundless in here! That'll make em cost a heck of a lot less haha

I'd maybe also suggest Path of Ancestry , Kindred Discovery , and Kindred Dominance . Depends on how much you're trying to spend.

Have fun!

kozilex on 5-Color Mono-Black

3 months ago

I've considered Cataracts, but decided that I like the thematic purity of only being able to produce black mana from my lands. I'm ok that the Cabal Coffers in my command zone isn't also a draw engine, especially considering that I'm used to playing the deck with a 9-mana vanilla 6/6 ( Reaper King ) at the helm.

Necropotence tends to be better in more efficient decks. When I can only play one or two cards a turn, it's not much better than Phyrexian Arena . Once I start going off with mana doublers, I'd rather draw cards that I can use immediately, because I may well not have access to that mana by my next turn after I put a bunch of life into the Necro. I won't deny that it's very good, but it doesn't fit in here as well as it might seem in a vacuum.

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Reaper King occurrence in decks from the last year

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