Rune-Scarred Demon

Rune-Scarred Demon

Creature — Demon

Flying

When Rune-Scarred Demon enters the battlefield, search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

mrmateoja on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

3 days ago

Lokotor, thanks for the suggestions. Very helpful.

I have recently found myself with more haste enablers on board than I need. Urabrask the Hidden would be the first one I cut. Crashing Drawbridge has been great to protect Marchesa early since it can come down before her and allows her to get a +1+1 counter immediately.

The avg. CMC shows artificially high because of Blasphemous Act. It is actually closer to 3.3 CMC for what I usually cast Blasphemous Act for. That said, lowering the avg. CMC even more is a work in progress. Balancing efficiency with the Timmy in me has always been a challenge...

I have plenty of card draw in this deck, so churning through my library and hitting land drops has worked well with 35 lands, though 36 would feel better. There are actually 9 sources of ramp in here, NOT including the Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Tower.

The real value I find with Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Rune-Scarred Demon is the ability to recur them to keep tutoring for answers or win cons once they’re on the battlefield. My meta is a little slower and our games tend to go long. Rune does double duty on attacks as a flyer and Sidisi does double duty as a sac outlet.

I have added Scroll of Fate to my short list. I’ll start testing that one.

multimedia on Budget Reanimation Targets

4 days ago

Rune-Scarred Demon, Mystery Booster version.

Lokotor on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

4 days ago

your average mana costs seem a bit high. you have 13 CMC 5+ creatures. that's over 1/3 of your creatures and definitely way too many considering you only run 35 lands and maybe 6 mana ramp effects.

i don't think you need haste enablers all that much personally, but between Crashing Drawbridge Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden i'd cut urabrask and probably the drawbridge even since it can't attack.

i know you're running Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Rune-Scarred Demon as tutors, but consider that since they're so expensive that you can't really play them AND sneak attack etc. in a turn. you really want tutors to be as cheap as possible.

consider adding Scroll of Fate as another way to cheat things in.

you may also like this primer for some ideas

multimedia on Chainer, Nightmare Adept Reanimate

1 month ago

Hey, nice semi budget version of Chainer.

I see Kiki and there's some cards to consider adding to make him better:

Ooze can use any activated ability of creatures in all graveyards which can be versatile in multiplayer Commander. With Chainer Ooze gives you lots of options: Magus, Necromancer, Feldon, Fulminator, Purphoros, Pet, Seer, etc, but best of all Kiki. Ooze can be another Kiki when Kiki is in your graveyard. When this happens with Ooze you can make infinite tapped Oozes since Ooze is not legendary therefore it can copy itself infinite times. Infinite Oozes can be used with other cards to be win conditions.

If Pet is in your graveyard then Ooze can sac itself to make one black mana. When this happens then infinite Oozes can make infinite black mana. Use infinite black mana to pay for a game winning Ribbons since you can discard or cast Cut and then cast Ribbons from your graveyard.

Ooze can be Viscera Seer which with infinite Oozes can be infinite scrys to find the card you need or Syr/Exsanguinate as a win condition. With both Seer and Pet in your graveyard gives you many options with infinite Oozes to find and cast any card you want. Having creature sac outlets are good with Chainer because then you can cast a sac outlet from your graveyard and get more value from creatures who can't sac themselves. Goblin Bombardment, two drop sac outlet, is one of the best in Commander and it can be a win condition with infinite Oozes or infinite Conscripts without having to attack.


Other cards to consider adding:

An expensive price card upgrade to consider is Sidisi, Undead Vizier as a repeatable tutor with Chainer and Sidisi can sac itself. With a sac outlet Rune-Scarred Demon can be a repeatable tutor, is less price and nice for reanimation getting a 6/6 Demon. Plaguecrafter is powerful repeatable effect with Chainer because it can sac itself. This card with Chainer can shut down your opponent's nontoken creature strategies.

Graven Cairns, Tainted Peak, Ash Barrens, Jund Panorama are some budget lands to consider adding especially Craven.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Lantern-Lit Graveyard
  • Bloodfell Caves
  • Star Compass
  • Zombify
  • Grave Scrabbler
  • Murderous Rider
  • Ancient Craving
  • Overseer of the Damned

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kaalia of the Vast

1 month ago

Hey, well done for your first deck from scratch.

Some cards within the current budget to consider adding:

Could add all these cards for about $26.

Cards to consider cutting:


Worldgorger Dragon is a tricky combo to assemble because Worldgorger needs to be in your graveyard to reanimate it with Animate Dead. You don't want to ever cast it from hand or cheat it onto the battlefield with Kaalia. Sneak Attack cheating it on the battlefield is fine because then it will end up in your graveyard and you get your permanents back. You want to get Worldgorger into your graveyard and the best budget card that can do that is Buried Alive.

Currently here Angel of Despair is the easy win condition with the Worldgorger combo by destroying all your opponents permanents. But what happens if Despair is disrupted or exiled? Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can be a more complex enabler with the combo needing haste for all the creatures you put into your hand and get onto the battlefield. Bogardan Hellkite can be another easy, even truer, win condition with the combo because it does damage to each player each time it ETB which will be infinite damage with the combo.

Good luck with your deck.

1324J5 on kaalia

1 month ago

nah it wasnt Reiver Demon it was Rune-Scarred Demon

Lanzo493 on Mr. Toad's Wild Pair (Yarok EDH)

1 month ago

How about Rune-Scarred Demon? It lets you tutor Wild Pair

enpc on Isochron scepter and dramatic reversal …

1 month ago

Monomanamaniac: Unfortunately because you are casting spells, it does mean that dramatic scepter is suseptible to both ability hate but also storm hate, which has gotten me a few times before. But in a vacuum, it's one of the more compact combos.

I think the thing which makes it so strong is that it's such a low cost to entry on the combo - you only need 4 mana available to play and activate scepter which is super low. I used to run Tooth and Nail for Deadeye Navigator / Palinchron (with a bit of Rune-Scarred Demon enabling) in a Damia, Sage of Stone list which was good, but you always had to generate so much mana to so you could combo out with counterspell backup. With Scepter, a Mana Vault or Grim Monolith basically pays for the combo by itself and makes you mana positive.

The other thing I like with the combo is that there are replaceable pieces for it. I run the combo in my Thrasios, Triton Hero deck (alsongside Tymna) and I have Sigil Tracer who with Thrasios lets you copy Reversal on the stack. You can also use Nivix Guildmage or Izzet Guildmage in this role. But I was even toying with hte idea of using Isochron Scepter + Vitalize + Karn, Silver Golem as a janky combo in Selvala, Explorer Returned. I know it's not a great combo but it shows how you can adapt it so easily.

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