Scourge of the Throne


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Mythic Rare

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Scourge of the Throne

Creature — Dragon


Dethrone (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)

Whenever Scourge of the Throne attacks for the first time each turn, if it's attacking the player with the most life or tied for most life, untap all attacking creatures. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.

Scourge of the Throne Discussion

Aphoticate on Greven Hansen, predator Hunter

1 month ago

These are pretty high cmc so I wouldn't blame you for not following me on this but I put Scourge of the Throne and Sepulchral Primordial in my list to try out.

I also put Ilharg in but you already have it ;)

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

I'm kind of with you there:

-cut Scourge of the Throne

-add Backdraft Hellkite

Seems good.

And if we go in that direction, you probably don't need Fire Covenant ; that more depends on how many board wipes you feel you need, and which boardwipes are most effective in your meta (and whether/not you're running Balefire Dragon ).

On my list, I'm definitely swapping out Fellwar Stone for Arcane Signet , when it releases, and so far I've been happy with the Moxen over the 3CMC ramp, but for those kinds of hands, the deck might want to look at a Windfall , Wheel of Fortune , or Timetwister slot to refill your hand after a fast start/disrupt other kept hands. There have been times when I didn't have an extra land to ditch to Mox Diamond and/or an extra spell to exile to Chrome Mox , and having them be dead draws later is a real risk vs the fast start payoff.

Vlasiax on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

I recently think about cutting Scourge of the Throne since I still have proxy of him and more often than not I'm at the highest life total so it's just an expensive vanilla card. That's why I thought about recently spoiled Backdraft Hellkite .

Other cards that I think about cutting are Chromatic Lantern and Anguished Unmaking since they both cost 3 and don't provide that much value as they used to but currently I wonder what could be good enough in these spots. However, I might add Fire Covenant and then it might be an enabler for Scourge of the Throne to trigger extra combat.

Maybe I'll swap Chromatic Lantern for Chrome Mox - did you found this little artifact to be powerful enough ramp? Besides that there's Arcane Signet that will probably take place of Gruul Signet .

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Dragon

2 months ago

Well, I've found that post- Paradox Engine 's ban, a lot of cEDH and/or "high power" players in the area have re-evaluated what they want to get out of the format, or in the cases of a few Sisay/Arcum decks, quit the format entirely, so games have slowed down a bit. Which of course has allowed me to focus more on Good Boi dragons vs speed/curve/go-wide considerations. It's also just a bit more fun to swing with some of these Good Bois than vanilla tokens, but it has made it just a little harder to get the old draw/value engine online. You?

And yes, I did cut Dragonlord Kolaghan again, as Temur Ascendancy remains a primary tutor target and there are at least 2x other haste enablers in the list. I never liked drawing her naturally and never tutored for her, so out she went.

As to Backdraft Hellkite , I'm definitely finding a slot for it. Right now I'm looking at perhaps cutting Dragon Broodmother or Scourge of the Throne for it. What will you cut to slot it in? Dragon Broodmother is a good card, of course, but even with "perfect" mana, her pip requirements have been really hard to satisfy.

Semi-related: As my local meta has slowed down a bit, graveyard value engines have become a problem, as have go-wide token strategies, so I've found a slot for Rakdos Charm for the times when Deathrite Shaman can't effectively be the Yard Police on his own (he's better for 1v1 policing, anyway). The flexibility there has been very good vs, say, Tormod's Crypt , and with Backdraft Hellkite , it's only going to get better.

Chhris on I'm the Capashen Now | Gerrard Hero EDH

2 months ago

Also, with the above combos, a global haste enabler, does this deck go infinite with combat steps from Aurelia, the Warleader or Scourge of the Throne ??

ServerWizard on Kaalia Reforged

3 months ago

Swapped Scourge of the Throne for Lord of the Void , realized Scourge's value decreases to just a 5/5 or 6/6 flying body once i'm the only player on the throne

NeonEndymion on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *ELD* Update

3 months ago

The ABUR duals are far less a necessity than the fetch/shock suite, honestly—and they did have the downside of making Scourge of the Throne worse lol.

I've gotten a lot of mileage out of buylist/trade-in credit from a few lucky draft pulls the past few months. And from working on singles purchases when I have some extra scratch from a paycheck for the past 11 months, mostly just on this deck. You don't need to be rich, but you do need to be ... persistent.

And with all that dumped into it, it's mostly going to be for personal enjoyment primarily, which is what I like about running intentionally "suboptimal" commanders. Makes the wins you might be able to squeak out at high power or competitive tables all the sweeter, and even when you lose, it is hard to feel like you lost when casting giant dragons.

I kicked the foil habit, except for the commanders themselves, awhile back and that also helped put together wishlist decks faster, but that's also a personal preference of course.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *ELD* Update

3 months ago

That's why I kept Glorybringer in - there are so many enablers and actual commanders that can be shot down with this that it's worth giving a shot. Especially after I recovered from Aven Mindcensor preventing me to color fix during one game.

Scourge of the Throne is a Dragon I completely forgot about but you're right, there are times when it's just vanilla and Dragonlord Kolaghan might be better option for the same CMC. I used to think about it as a staple while waiting for something better to show up.

With Thunderbreak Regent I'm not sure if I want to get him back his place but its' role as a removal bait looks promising. Maybe after few games I'll change my mind. For now I wonder if I need Cultivate here since it used to be here since I bought the precon and I think of it as a some kind of "core". However, the deck evolved since that time and now I wonder if switching it for Abrupt Decay or one of the missing tutors might be actually better. What do you think?

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Scourge of the Throne occurrence in decks from the last year

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