Scion of Darkness
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Whenever Scion of Darkness deals combat damage to a player, you may put target creature card from that player's graveyard into play under your control.
Cycling (3) ((3), Discard this card: Draw a card.)
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Scion of Darkness Discussion
5 days ago
Teh_Mammoth When I first compiled a list of what I wanted to include in this deck, I had nearly 200 cards, and that was without any land, haha. I can see a lot of different ways to build around Anowon, the Ruin Thief. One way is to win by milling out the opponents, which my build here is capable of, but it's not my intended endgame. As such, cards like Maddening Cacophony, of which there are many, is somewhat of a dead draw for me. I'd much rather draw more rogues, stuff that steals from other people's graveyards, or the couple creatures I have that get really big when graveyards are full. Honestly, I'm questioning including Bruvac the Grandiloquent, and only included Keening Stone as an alternate wincon in case the game goes long. In other words, it's not important to me that I mill anyone's entire library, just a lot of it.
Bloodchief Ascension was one of the last cards I cut to get it down to 99, and I did so because I didn't want to cut any more creatures, and didn't want to lose any more mana rocks. I'm still thinking about that decision.
Zareth San, the Trickster really does need to be in there, I agree. The only thing I can think to cut for it, though, is Scion of Darkness, and I'm too much of a Timmy to just let that one go. Do you think I could get away with dropping one of the basic lands for it? I've run commander decks successfully with as low as 32 lands before, so going down to 34 in this deck doesn't seem too awful. It does have a higher mana curve than I'm normally comfortable with, though.
Nighthawk Scavenger is a definite maybe, because I already feel like I need more rogues in the deck (notice Corrosive Mentor in the maybe board), but while Sun Quan, Lord of Wu would be a really funny drop, most of the rogues I'm running already have sufficient evasion.
Thanks for all the suggestions!
2 weeks ago
Had a somewhat similar deck based on Scion of Darkness and Dark Supplicant but found it to be very clunky to play. The Scion was always destroyed and cost too many clerics to work regularly. Looking over your deck you are at least 1-2 lands short and I would increase Orzhov Basilica to 4 of to give you a pseudo extra land (on average every second game when you should see it). Academy Rector doesn't work in this deck, its a 4 drop creature with few sac outlets to grab 1 of 2 enchantments, one of which is a 4 drop in itself. I would just play 4 Rite of Belzenlok which ties in well with Rotlung Reanimator and Twilight Prophet. Doing that makes Overwhelming Splendor too expensive to cast which you can replace with an extra Cabal Therapy (I would consider replacing Cabal Therapy with Duress to protect your demons/key clerics/general board position unless you know what decks you will be up against most of the time).
I recently revisited my deck after Rite of Belzenlok and Archfiend's Vessel which I think has given a more reliable deck. Moved the focus to a wider range of demon threats which I think has helped. Every demon has it's day if you want to check it out.
3 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions DarkRequiem, I have had both Scion of Darkness and Dark Supplicant in the deck, in foil to boot, and I tend to cycle them in from time to time. The only real problem I have had with them is the lack of haste in the deck. Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is fun but gets kinda shut down hardcore by Ravos, Soultender with his anthem effect although if I were to go Shadowborn Apostle it would be hilarious. I really wish they had a partner cleric with red in the cost for the haste...
3 months ago
Although it isn't a cleric, which is a shame, he could help you lots here: Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker. Most of the clerics with a sac ability are 1 power, so...
9 months ago
Yea I like Scion of Darkness a lot and I have him in a Storevv EDH deck. I wonder if Cabal Stronghold would be a budget option if more basics were used and Tectonic Reformation could be relied upon more. I have to make a deck like this now!
1 year ago
Apollo_Paladin Thank you for the compliment. I gave a look at your deck, and it gave me some ideas, specifically with Unearth . I know what you're thinking with Chromatic Lantern but I really like it as a little bit of an insurance policy to help maintain floating mana. I took your advice with moving Nova Cleric to the sideboard until I find something more cost effective for enchantment removal; so more updates to come. I also removed Dark Supplicant and the Scion of Darkness . It felt like unnecessary/cumbersome when more efficient means of sacrificing exist and adding another Coat of Arms seems like a better use of space.
So far my favorite combo that I have been playing around with involves sacrificing Selfless Spirit for 1-3 zombies tokens (courtesy of Rotlung Reanimator ), then tapping cleric tokens that Hanweir Militia Captain Flip provided to use Skirsdag High Priest and get 1-4 demon tokens, then using Unearth to put Selfless Spirit back into and ready to sac again for the next turn, and depending on how many Suture Priests are on field gaining 3-12 life for the low low cost of 1 mana, pending what is already on the field of course. Additionally, Coat of Arms really makes this a nasty combo.
1 year ago
Despite their gross impracticality, I love "exodia" style cards. Half the time thy are never worth it though. lol What about Dark Supplicant and Scion of Darkness ? If this wasn't commander, i'd recommend Prince of Thralls . You can summon him in mono-black with Demon's Herald with hybrid mana cards.