Scapegoat

Scapegoat

Instant

As an additional cost to play Scapegoat, sacrifice a creature.

Return any number of target creatures you control to their owner's hand.

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Scapegoat Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov's Eminence of the Blood

1 week ago

Nice deck overall but there's 2 types of cards that're underrepresented here... finishers and board protection.

Board Protection: Teferi's Protection, Boros Charm, Flawless Maneuver, Rootborn Defenses, Unbreakable Formation, and Scapegoat (doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out) are all excellent options here depending on your budget. This deck folds like a wet paper towel if you eat a boardwipe and end up in topdeck mode.

Finishers: Shared Animosity and Reconnaissance. Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block/deter attacks by the end of combat. Creatures are considered 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends (you untap during this step as priority passes around the table)

Feel free to check out my list for ideas and a better explanation for Reconnaissance. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Edgar's Vamp Party

2 weeks ago

I have 2 main suggestions for you.

First, this deck folds like a wet paper towel to boardwipes. Consider a few cards like Boros Charm, Teferi's Protection, Flawless Maneuver, Rootborn Defenses, Scapegoat, and/or Unbreakable Formation. Protecting your board and avoiding going into topdeck mode make a HUGE difference in this deck.

Second is Reconnaissance. This card allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block/deter attacks by the end of combat. Creatures are considered 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends. You untap during that step as priority passes around the table. This also works after first strike damage is dealt but before normal combat damage making combat entirely one-sided with things like Stromkirk Captain/Stensia Masquerade.

Feel free to check out my deck for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

multimedia on The Zerg 2.0 - cEDH

3 weeks ago

Hey, you changed Sliver Commander, now playing Overlord instead of Hivelord. It looks like you've already added some of those cards I suggested except Scapegoat. Scapegoat could replace Lymph Sliver as it's effect is minimal protection for a five drop Sliver.

Some other upgrades you could make:

By changing to Overlord as Commander then you lose easy access to indestructible from Hivelord thus my advice is increase the amount of Slivers that provide good protection.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov, Vampire Swarm

4 weeks ago

Consider Scapegoat. It pulls double duty here as anti-wrath tech or as a finisher with Purphoros out. Like Teferi's Protection, this card will pseudo dodge the best wraths like tuck, exile, sac, -X-X, etc.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Vampire aggristocrats

4 weeks ago

Purphoros, God of the Forge is pretty crazy here and domes all opponents for 4 with each vamp you cast.

Scapegoat pulls double duty here as an anti wrath card or as a finisher with Purphoros out. Unlike Unbreakable Formation, this helps pseudo dodge -X-X, tuck, exile, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths. This commander folds like a wet paper towel if you end up in topdeck mode after a boardwipe and this card prevents that.

Last_Laugh on Criminally Underplayed EDH Gems

4 weeks ago

I'm after people's takes on cards you feel are hidden gems that're underplayed or unknown to most. Feel free to add some artifacts, multicolored, and/or lands to your list if you'd like (Spoiler Alert: I'm too lazy for all that.)

White: Tie Reconnaissance / Scapegoat. Recon is absolutely nuts if you know what you're doing with it. Scapegoat pseudo dodges -X-X, tuck, exile, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths... I'd much rather eat a personal Evacuation than end up in topdeck mode.

Blue: Mana Maze. This significantly slows down countless decks and I NEVER see it.

Black: Archfiend of Depravity. This one baffles me. A 5 mana 5/4 flyer that wipes your opponents boards and/or forces them to hold creatures in hand is nuts.

Red: Smoke. Yeah it takes the right deck like Narset, Enlightened Master or any voltron strategy but the amount of people that've never heard of this card astounds me.

Green: Gaea's Touch. People pay top dollar for extra land drops and this one never sees the light of day.

Last_Laugh on Edgar's Bachelor Party

4 weeks ago

Also, Purphoros, God of the Forge is pretty busted here, gives non-combat reach to the deck, and domes all your opponents for 4 whenever you cast a vamp. Scapegoat is a hidden gem here that pseudo dodges tough wraths like -X-X, tuck, exile, sacrifice, etc. It also doubles as a finisher with Purph out.

multimedia on The Zerg 2.0 - cEDH

4 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Pyre of Heroes is a powerful budget repeatable effect for tribal (tutor and put the Sliver onto battlefield). It lets you scale up on Slivers and when you have so many Slivers that provide different effects then this can be helpful.

Reflections of Littjara is another powerful budget repeatable effect for tribal. Other than Hivelord all other Slivers here aren't legendary this means that when you cast a Sliver you create a token of that Sliver and keep that token, ending up with two Slivers that are the same each time you cast a Sliver. When you create a token of a Sliver that token enters the battlefield (ETB) thus if that Sliver has an effect that triggers when it ETB then it triggers that effect three times (first when the token Sliver is created, second when the original Sliver ETB and third when original Sliver triggers token copy of Sliver).

Exile can wreck Hivelord and your Sliver army because indestructible doesn't protect from being exiled. Scapegoat is a budget one mana instant effect to protect Hivelord and other Slivers you control. By sacing one creature you control you can then return any number of creatures you control to your hand which saves those creatures from being exiled. Those Slivers can then be cast again which means they ETB again to trigger ETB abilities.

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