Creature — Demon
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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Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion
1 month ago
libraryjoy I primarily play with my friends so I will change it to casual. Some of my favorite cards that I would like to keep are Grand Abolisher and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . I am open to creating any style of deck, but it seems like I already have a lot of exile and destruction cards that I use. I just got Rune-Scarred Demon and Phage the Untouchable for the deck, but I am not super attached to them if you think I should take them out.
2 months ago
Of course, Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy does have anti-synergy with this theme you've got of turning all your creatures into lands... so maybe this isn't the deck for him? Or maybe you play him, and take out Ashaya, Soul of the Wild , Lotus Cobra , and Risen Reef . risen Reef is cool, but you don't really have any other Elemental synergy. I'd also add Rune-Scarred Demon . Bc tutors are great and so are 6/6 flying bodies.
3 months ago
Hey, nice version of Kaalia, lots of interesting card choices.
You're playing a lot of lands that you only see in low budget decks. White is the primary color as there's more white then both red and black combined, but this is not shown in the manabase where there's more red than white. By cutting several lands that always ETB tapped you can improve the manabase to speed up your deck.
On your budget there's only a few exceptions I would make Nomad Outpost , Path of Ancestry and the three Bounce lands. All other lands should be able to ETB untapped. Because you have Bloodstained Mire then Savai Triome would be an upgrade for any Bounce land.
- Exotic Orchard --> New Benalia
- Battlefield Forge --> Boros Guildgate
- Caves of Koilos --> Rakdos Guildgate
- Needleverge Pathway Flip --> Scoured Barrens
- Brightclimb Pathway Flip --> Wind-Scarred Crag
- Path of Ancestry --> Karoo
- Dragonskull Summit --> Bloodfell Caves
- Smoldering Marsh --> Sulfurous Mire
- Ash Barrens --> Great Furnace
These are some land upgrade suggestions based on a $300 deck budget. Of course there's many other better/ more expensive price upgrades to consider such as the Shock lands, Battlebond lands and Filter lands.
Nahiri, the Harbinger is good in multiplayer Commander. Having a potential repeatable removal exile effect and with strategies where you want to cheat creatures onto the battlefield. Returning the creature you tutor for back to your hand is nice interaction with Kaalia. She's especially good with Rune-Scarred Demon and Emeria Shepherd . Phyrexian Reclamation and Karmic Guide are both helpful repeatable recursion/reanimation effects with Kaalia. Karmic because it's an Angel.
- Nahiri, the Harbinger --> Serra's Guardian
- Phyrexian Reclamation --> Walk the Plank
- Karmic Guide --> Chancellor of the Annex
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
I feel like Temples probably are a bit too slow for cEDH. I really have a visceral fear of CIPT lands there, but I might be a bit paranoid. That said, Yavimaya Coast , Underground River , and Llanowar Wastes are probably better fits for the faster games that occur in cEDH games, and I don't think they are too bonkers price-wise, maybe River.
Burning-Rune Demon is probably wildly better than Rune-Scarred Demon , and I feel like you might (barely) consider Jarad's Orders , but these are getting pretty slow. Also, when they are in color, you should consider running Opposition Agent and Hullbreacher in cEDH, as these are just insanely hostile cards for 3 mana. Players often need to either answer or just lose.
5 months ago
Wow, so red gets a hard counterspell. Didn't see that coming but seems like it will replace Red Elemental Blast and it's ilk in a lot of decks.
And we get a strictly better version of Rune-Scarred Demon. That's going right into my Balthor deck.
Finally, I am a huuuuuuge fan Kardur. ETB goad on a commander is strong. You can routinely blink him with Conjurer's Closet so your opponents can never attack you. He plays nicely with Akroan Horse effects by giving you opponents things to attack with that will die. And finally, with the way that combat works, throw in a sac outlet, swing out at an opponent, deal combat damage, and then sac each creature before the combat phase ends for extra drain. I love this card through and through, it's pretty pushed for an uncommon legend.
5 months ago
You should get some cards that make Kaalia unblockable like Spirit Mantle or Whispersilk Cloak so that she is safer. You don't have many dragons or Planeswalkers, so Sarkhan the Masterless kinda sucks in this deck. Instead of Disenchant or Abolish, you should run Revoke Existence. The other Kaalia, Kaalia, Zenith Seeker goes well with your Kaalia. Terror of the Peaks would be good, Rune-Scarred Demon too, Vilis, Broker of Blood (you need draw), Demonlord Belzenlok (for the same reason), Thundermaw Hellkite gives a free attack basically and so does Master Warcraft, and Akroma's Will is just really strong, and since you seem to want to destroy a lot of artifact and enchantments, Heliod's Intervention would be good for you. There are a ton of good cards, but I guess the agony of this kind of deck is that it is hard to choose which ones to include. I don't know what all else to say, but I hope this helps.
5 months ago
I am confused by this deck, for I do not understand its purpose. To start with, you have some some demons - big, expensive demons - and a small amount of ramp to help get them out eventually but I don't see any real synergy or payoff beyond Liliana's Contract. Many of these, as well as cards like Severed Strands, have abilities that require sacrificing other creatures but you have almost no token producers to make fodder and your other creatures seem to have been chosen to be useful when they're still alive. I would think about adding in more cheap things, preferably with a death trigger (low CMC is good for Citadel too) and maybe even Grave Pact effects if you take this further. These could replace things like Gifted Aetherborn (you have no vampire synergy and if you just want Deathtouch Foulmire Knight does that and more). Might be worth checking out some of the Rakdos Sacrifice staples such as Demon's Disciple, Village Rites and Archfiend's Vessel. Not having Rune-Scarred Demon is pretty strange too. Finally I think some of your other spells can just be upgraded: for the same price as Murder you could have Hero's Downfall/Murderous Rider or one more gives you the excellent Eat to Extinction; In Garruk's Wake is so expensive you'll usually wish you had a straight Damnation or Kindred Dominance while Beacon of Unrest gives you some more options and is reusable when compared to other spells. I wouldn't bother with Desecrated Tomb at all - design is great but at the end of the day it costs three and the return on it is a singular 1/1 when you resurrect something. This will not win you a game of commander. On the subject of reanimation, if that's one of your main lines then graveyard stockers such as Buried Alive are vital. While I quite like the look of the deck I would think about which aspects you like about it most (controlling opponents, value sacrifice, reanimation, casting big demons etc) and focus on just two or three of these. This will make your deck increasingly consistent and harder to disrupt as you'll have more redundancy. Hope that helps!
Oh and don't play Karn. You need him in the 99 to access that sideboard (which doesn't exist in EDH, so check with playgroup before you play that btw) and even then you'll probably only ever get one activation. If those cards are strong enough to be in your deck, and I see none which combo with with the rest of it beyond being good like the swords, then make room for them there. Do you honestly think that any opponent will allow you to untap with a Karn after they see you fetch Mycosynth Lattice? No, they'll kill him and leave you with a card that does absolutely nothing for you as you have no "artifacts matters" strategies and in fact might benefit them by being able to tap lands for other colours, something of no use to you in mono-black. I run him in a Karn, Silver Golem deck that is specifically focussed on artifacts but even there it's all about the static and I only play him when I think he'll survive. The "sideboard" he can fetch is the set of Kaldra pieces and Argentum Armor for flavour which I mainly keep on hand to swap out for the harsher stax cards.
6 months ago
I would recommend maybe some of these creatures:
Brood Monitor, Caligo Skin-Witch, Duplicant, Entomber Exarch, Gilded Drake, Palinchron, Phyrexian Ingester, Rune-Scarred Demon, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Solemn Simulacrum, Terastodon, Thought-Knot Seer, Vendilion Clique, Venser, Shaper Savant,
As well as these cards that can help abuse ETB affects:
Deadeye Navigator, Followed Footsteps, Mirror Mockery, Rite of Replication, Strionic Resonator, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling,
If you want more suggestions, feel free to look at my deck:
Commander / EDH
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