Rune-Scarred Demon

Legality

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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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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.

Rune-Scarred Demon Discussion

multimedia on

3 weeks ago

Hey, there's a lot of hype around Anje and for good reason, but Chainer, Nightmare Adept is also excellent from the precon especially with Magus of the Wheel . Given the current budget I don't think trying to make your deck a cEDH version is in your best interest especially because of the manabase with 30 basic lands.

There's lot of good cards here, but the manabase isn't comparable. Consider adding some Rakdos lands? At least add the budget ones?

PaneledSmile40 makes a good point about adding cards that can let you play Anje quicker, even turn two. I think all his/her budget card suggestions for this are good and can replace the additional mana sources here especially the Diamonds, Grafstone and Chalice.

Glint-Horn Buccaneer can be a backup plan with Library of Leng . This two card combo with Anje and any madness card such as Fiery Temper can kill all your opponents with damage from Buccaneer. Buccaneer even without Leng is a good card with a repeatable discard source. Leng is a may ability which means you can still discard cards to your graveyard if you choose to, but having the option to put the card you discard on top of your library can be powerful.

Anje is a good reanimation enabler. You already know this because there's many reanimation spells here and you need reanimation for the Worldgorger combo. Consider adding more reanimation Apprentice Necromancer , Buried Alive and Rune-Scarred Demon ? Demon is a creature you can reanimate to tutor for other cards.

Good luck with your deck.

Tata on Meren's Merry Monster Mash

3 weeks ago

It's hard to see your real curve because of your large Maybeboard. Though you don't have a lot of 1-drops, that's for sure. Search for Tomorrow and Diligent Farmhand are good choices in that regard.

You have a lot of cards that cost 2 but you don't really want to cast on turn 2. Things like Zulaport Cutthroat should be saved in hand for a big play, for example, and Costly Plunder will probably rarely be cast on turn 2, whereas something like Sakura-Tribe Elder will ALWAYS be played on turn 2. Same with Farseek , Nature's Lore , etc.

Top-end should really be wincons. You have Pathbreaker Ibex , Overwhelming Stampede , and Command the Dreadhorde for that, and I think you could fit in one or two more big ones. Rise of the Dark Realms , Craterhoof Behemoth , Triumph of the Hordes , Avenger of Zendikar , Rune-Scarred Demon to tutor for answers/wincons - these are all solid top-end choices.

I would cut your creature-count by about 5. I suggest looking at Massacre Girl , Skullwinder , Carrion Feeder , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , World Shaper , Gonti, Lord of Luxury . Most of these are decent cards, but I don't think they do enough in your build.

Tata on Muldrotha, Ecologist Savant - Enter the Landtide

1 month ago

Well, if you want to play permanents over instants and sorceries, I think you could consider replacing Demonic Tutor with Rune-Scarred Demon . I think your deck plays quite a few sorceries and instants already, and if your goal is to get land, the few spells that you play should get you land.

You're playing Primal Growth I see. Do you think it's much better than its competition? I can see why getting the extra land is useful, and how saccing a creature is useful, but I don't ever see it being as consistently important or useful as a turn-2 Nature's Lore . You will probably never play Primal Growth on turn 3 anyway, so it's a late-game card, and I don't think your deck needs any more of that. I think you would be much better off refining T1 and T2 plays.

As for permanents that get land, there is Diligent Farmhand , Khalni Heart Expedition , Font of Fertility , and Fertilid , just off the top of my head.

multimedia on Ob Nixilis, unshackled

1 month ago

Hey, nice start and there's several good cards here.

Cards that are within the budget to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Command Tower
  • Path of Ancestry
  • Akroma's Memorial
  • Darksteel Forge
  • Bloodsoaked Altar
  • Coat of Arms
  • War Horn
  • Obelisk of Urd
  • Elbrus, the Binding Blade
  • Unholy Hunger
  • Liliana's Influence
  • Liliana, Death Wielder
  • Painful Quandary
  • Prismite
  • Pit Spawn
  • Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis
  • Diamond Knight
  • Alhammarret's Archive
  • The Wretched

The majority of these suggested cuts are high mana cost cards. Anthems such as Memorial, Urd, Coat, etc. are not needed with Demons because they're already flying creatures with high power/toughness.

skroes on Welcome to Yarok

2 months ago

Hostage Taker and Rune-Scarred Demon seem like easy adds.

Ishio on Dominus - Dreamcrusher Edition

2 months ago

Cuickbrownfox1: Well the thing is you can draw your opponents decks out with Rune-Scarred Demon tutoring for Blue Sun's Zenith by flickering Deadeye Navigator to soulbond with RSD in between generating infinite mana. Otherwise, while not listed, you can include Laboratory Maniac in to mill yourself out.

austintayshus on Paradise Lost

2 months ago

I love Kaalia! I have a few fun suggestions for you.

Hope this helps!

DrunkManSquakin666 on Kaalia's Legion

2 months ago

@ trevorthestar

Those are some nice suggestions. I had initially taken Rune-Scarred Demon out for Razaketh, but a little redundancy doesn't hurt. I'll certainly think about it.

Archfiend of Despair is a rather big boy; I wanna keep the mana curve as low as I can in case I have to rely on hardcasting, but I'm definitely liable to get my hands on a copy, just in case. Aurelia, the Warleader , meanwhile, was also in a previous incarnation of the deck but I didn't like how she basically did nothing if I were to drop her with Kaalia, making me feel like she was one less angel I could use. I may slot her back in, but only time will tell.

The other two are also kinda nice... Drakuseth shares the same issues I have with the Archfiend, but I certainly wouldn't mind getting my hands on a copy, regardless.

Sephara's also kinda cool and would serve as a nice redundancy in case I can't get or keep Avacyn out. Her cheatyface ability is also not too shabby in this deck since most of my cards have flying. I'd be losing four attackers, though. Again, I'mma get a copy of her regardless.

In short, they all have their pros and cons, so I will definitely consider them.

Thanks for your input! :)

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Rune-Scarred Demon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.57%

Golgari: 0.12%

Rakdos: 0.45%