Creature — Scorpion
When Serrated Scorpion dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), it deals 2 damage to each opponent and you gain 2 life.
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|Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Serrated Scorpion Discussion
22 hours ago
Couple suggestions from someone working on a similar deck:
I would probably pull out Discordant Piper and sub in Bastion of Remembrance for the same sacrifice fodder plus it will leach life for every creature you lose. Another cool change to think about is Necropanther or Lurrus of the Dream-Den as a way to bring your creatures back over and over again. Nice work man, keep it up!
6 days ago
zAzen7977 thank you for your interest in the deck! This is one of my better masterpieces, but that is mostly because I have MANY hours playing RakSac. I have probably played 200+ games between casual que and ladder playing some form of RakSac on MTGA since Ikoria dropped (I got back into Magic just before COVID hit, so between TBD and IKO). My very first RakSac was a Lurrus Companion deck the day IKO dropped and I used Footlight Fiend, Dreadhorde Butcher, and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger alongside Mayhem Devil and Serrated Scorpion along with other components above to clutch victory. While that deck worked gangbusters, it struggled against some decks that I felt like it should have beaten and sometimes you just failed to draw (especially with the broken MTGA shuffler) the stuff you needed to win (curse you top-deck Kroxa 3 times in a row!). It has been a very long road for me since Kroxa/Lurrus, and believe when I say, this deck is the Apex Predator. I hear you about removal, and at first glance this deck has none, but the keen observer will see that it actually has quite an effective removal engine. Between Priest of Forgotten Gods and Mayhem Devil you find the removal you need. With ample card draw you are usually able to get your hands on those critical pieces when you need them. This deck is a harmony of synergy where almost every card is able to generate value off of every other card. So while it doesn't have overt spot removal, if you play smart you'll find yourself clearing boards like a pro. Mayhem Devil punishes your opponent for EVERY sacrifice on either side of the board, including the 2 creatures you sac to Priest (or the 2 tokens Chandra eats). Devil also pops for Fabled Passages including your opponent's Passages. Woe Strider is another way to generate sac triggers for Devil, and every Cat/Oven cycle nets you 2 triggers. By adding the discrete removal you actually lose some synergy. Same with adding 1-drops. Again, this deck seems to hurt with curve, but when you play it if you play it smartly you actually find yourself doing pretty much everything you want each turn. If anything, this deck could use probably 1 additional land for MTGA because of the bad shuffler. As far as 1-drops go, adding Footlight Fiend actually costs you. If you have a Priest on the board you get for a successful activation, and this Mana can mean casting something else you would otherwise want. I have saved a Priest activation before to Flash in a Standard bearer on my opponent's turn for instance. It is, or can be, an excellent way to recover from a board wipe. If this deck needs anything, it is answers for Grafdigger's Cage, but even then Cage shuts down only a small part of this deck. Bedevil could be a sideboard choice here, but I think main-decking it is a mistake.
2 weeks ago
Twist35 yes it would! i thought about that instead of the witches but i like the fact that the witches bring repeatable ping. But i think there's a faster version that could benefit from Serrated Scorpion
Wirex thanks! it's stupid fun and weirdly consistent. Kaya's Ghostform is very nice and could work if i expect longer grindy games. The burn factor brings a speed element that leads me to not really care about bringing my creatures back. And another reason why Dark Ritual is the rock star here is because if im pitching Mortis Dogs with Village Rites but i have another dog + ritual in hand, I'm still getting a dog back on the battlefield. This happens a fair amount and if i hold my ritual for this purpose, even control decks don't seem to expect it. And i don't know what I'd even cut to be honest! but i love KG and i think there's a place for it
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
I think you are dipping into too many styles of play with your deck selection. If you streamline into a certain style of build I think you will have some more success. Looking at the choices of cards you've picked, I think a Mono-Black aggressive style Vito deck would suit what you are looking for.
1 month ago
jacobpmesser I honestly forgot that Serrated Scorpion existed, Im mainly trying to go for a quick ramp and draw to find vito and blood tribute, do you think that I should add discard? I was also considering using Exquisite Blood, but would that be worth it?
1 month ago
It's not enough.
You have a lot of high CC stuff, not enough interaction to last that long and chumps that won't stop anything.
You have a good idea but you start going in different directions.
I'd play removal and discard (discard that also affects you like Thoughtseize, Collective Brutality along with your cycling cards for draws, drain life. Then, curve out some creatures that help the cause.