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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Legality

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

Scapegoat occurrence in decks from the last year

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Scapegoat Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgar, his goth girlfriends, and Cousin Vito

1 month ago

I'll leave your theme and flavor alone... nice take on Edgar and good job keeping your avg. cmc down. I'll limit my suggestions to finishers, card draw, board protection, and whatnot.

Finishers: Shared Animosity and Reconnaissance (2nd post dedicated to this card). Purphoros, God of the Forge is amazing here and hits each opponent for 4 for each vamp cast (assuming you can justify that "it'll never be a creature" lol).

Board Protection: This is just as important as draw power in this deck if you see a decent amount of boardwipes. Boros Charm is your best budget option and protects all your permanents. Flawless Maneuver is good and Teferi's Protection is obviously the best but it ain't cheap. Scapegoat is another good option if you see a lot of wraths in your meta that don't destroy (exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, etc.). It lets you sac a token and immediately redeploy after a boardwipe instead of ending up in topdeck mode. It also doubles as a finisher if you include Purphoros.

Card Draw: Skullclamp , Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Twilight Prophet (assuming she's not off theme).)

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top Edgar lists on this site and there's over 100 comments to sift through for insight and ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on -The Darkest Night-

1 month ago

Nice deck! I have a few suggestions for you but I'm going to limit myself to only 1 suggested cut though.

I'll start with my cut suggestion and why. Door of Destinies does nothing for your current board, requires gas after it comes down, and @ 4 mana it's pretty expensive in aggro.

My suggestion to replace it is Reconnaissance. It allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped by the end of combat. It also has good interactions with Drana, Captivating Vamp, and most importantly Stromkirk Captain/Stensia Masquerade.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is a great way to add reach to the deck so you aren't 100% reliant on combat. Each vamp you cast hits each opponent for 4 each thanks to eminence.

Scapegoat can pull double duty but it depends on 2 things. A: if you add Purphoros, it doubles as a finisher and B: If you see a lot of wraths that don't destroy in your meta (exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, etc.) it allows you to redeploy quickly and get eminence triggers again.

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

Last_Laugh on How to play aggro?

1 month ago

Oh, and on the subject of board protection... Scapegoat is VERY underrated.

It works really good in a meta with lots of wraths that don't destroy (i.e. exile, tuck, -X-X, Sac, etc.) as it'll allow you to redeploy with a full grip of cards. It only costs which is easy to leave open to bait boardwipes. Also, if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge it doubles as a finisher (especially with Edgar Markov eminence triggers).

Last_Laugh on The Partnership | Edgar Markov

1 month ago

Running your 6 off-color fetches and some top of deck tutors like Enlightened Tutor and Vampiric Tutor will really help make Vampire Nocturnus a LOT more reliable. They aren't cheap upgrades but they're 100% worth it (I personally own 1 of each fetchland and my decks all share).

Also, are you not running Purphoros, God of the Forge on purpose? Each vamp you cast hits all of your opponents for 4 each. It also makes cards like Scapegoat some of my favorite secret tech here. It doubles as pseudo wrath protection for hard to dodge wraths like exile, tuck, -X-X, etc. and it doubles as a finisher with Purph out.

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

2black2well on What is my Edgar Markov …

3 months ago

Last_Laugh Thanks for the input. This is my first aggro deck so That may have been my problem in trying to barrel over a single person without protecting my investments. While Teferi's Protection is a bit out of my price range, i will consider what purpose it would serve in a deck. Scapegoat seems like a wonderful card to add though.

I wasn't sure about needing to cast my commander, but something about largely being locked out of playing him most of the time seemed like a sour note.

while i hadnt yet considered or known about Dark Prophecy, i did consider Dark Tutelage but ultimately took it out due to it killing me faster than prophecy would for less returns. Im also trying tooth and nail to avoid Necropotence solely for the price point, but i guess theres a reason for that. I do have Twilight Prophet as a must-have though.

And thank you for sharing your decklist! Funnily enough, i think you were the direct inspiration for Reconnaissance already being in my deck, which seems stupid-crazy useful for what i want to do.

Last_Laugh on What is my Edgar Markov …

3 months ago

Harder/Faster: Resilience is the key to multiplayer aggro decks, not speed and overextending into the first boardwipe. Consider Teferi's Protection, Flawless Maneuver, and Scapegoat (doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out ) in addition to Boros Charm.

1 Drop/6 Drop: Most Edgar lists don't cast Markov and instead rely on his eminence triggers only. I've personally enjoyed the deck a lot more with Edgar in play and a slightly higher curve (2.79 avg. cmc is where mine comes in at.) Edgar's Dega Vampires for reference.

Card Draw/Preventing Topdeck: Necropotence, Dark Prophecy, and Twilight Prophet are your best options. Ideally these are backed up with Tutors like Vampiric, Enlightened, Demonic tutor and Diabolic Intent for redundancy. The cards to protect your board also help you overextend safely and prevent topdeck mode.

Gorbah on Edgar Markov, Lord of Clan Markov

3 months ago

Scapegoat ! You will love this Card the first time you can cast it when a sweeper is on the stack , only 1 white and sac a token and refill your hand with the vamps from the board to dodge the sweeper. This card gets even better when you have Impact Tremors and/or Purphoros, God of the Forge out !

EgyptianSpaceGamer on The Martyr of Atla's Eggs

4 months ago

Trample enablers:

These two are good bombs... Aggressive Mammoth Thunderfoot Baloth

These cards are just valuable cheap trample enablers... Primal Rage, Ferocity of the Wilds, Archetype of Aggression, Khenra Charioteer

Garruk's Uprising is a good draw source when you populate 5/5 dragon tokens.

Brawn is a good creature to sacrifice early. It is more annoying for your opponents to deal with. The effect works from the graveyard, and draws out graveyard removal.

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Additional Suggestions:

Also, there's an interaction with Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero + Mirror Entity + Atla Palani, Nest Tender that might interest you.

Reinforcements is a card that acts the same as Congregation at Dawn but in the late game, after board wipes and spot removal.

Also consider Kogla, the Titan Ape as he is opponent creature removal, artifact and enchantment removal, and can protect Atla Palani, Nest Tender from removal and board wipes with his last ability.

AEther Flash will kill all your eggs instantly, and make sure your opponents are punished for Avenger of Zendikar, tokens, weenies, etc.

Both Scapegoat and Fanatical Devotion are extremely valuable sacrifice outlets which can save select creatures from removal and board wipes.

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