Servant of the Scale

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Servant of the Scale

Creature — Human Soldier

Servant of the Scale enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it.

When Servant of the Scale dies, put X +1/+1 counters on target creature you control, where X is the number of +1/+1 counters on Servant of the Scale.

zachz on Aren't You Getting a Little Briared?

1 month ago

Servant of the Scale? Has the potential for more than just the one +1/+1 counter, if board-wide counters are added or get shifted around. Otherwise a cheap drop that guarantees more feeding.

Apollo_Paladin on Steroids Taste Good

4 months ago

Nice build!

This reminds me of a Green/White deck which I built specifically to run off of +1/+1 counter generation.

I myself went with Hardened Scales as a primary 1-drop & I think it could fit well with your build, as I also use Luminarch Aspirant as a means of building things up.

My method was to use Hardened Scales as a first-turn drop (sometimes even second turn drop, since I run 4 of them) as well as 4x Conclave Mentor, and then play creatures which come in with counters already (See: Servant of the Scale, Barkhide Troll, Ochre Jelly, Mikaeus, the Lunarch).

Few other thoughts:

  • Hydra's Growth can make for a nice finisher in any +1/+1 counter-based deck
  • Snakeskin Veil is a better alternative to your Arbor Armament since it can protect a creature with many counters already on it
  • Basri's Solidarity combo's amazingly well with Hardened Scales and Conclave mentor, and overall is more powerful than some of the other Sorceries that you're currently running.
  • Incubation Druid provides silly amounts of mana early-on provided you can get a counter on him (easy combo for mana ramp)
  • Charge Through is a nice workaround for decks which have many blockers, as without Trample, even the strongest creature can still be blocked. This fires at Instant-speed as well, so it can be used as a finisher against an opponent hoping to block a large creature with a weenie blocker.

lagotripha on Modern Mono Green

6 months ago

If you want judge/denizen to be more reliable, you can grab some Oran-Rief, the Vastwood or lean into spells running Hall of Oracles/Inspiring Call. There are some great budget counters cards in the 1 mana slot - Experiment One, Generous Visitor, Willow Geist etc. Mutant's Prey offers light removal and Servant of the Scale/Swarm Shambler some survivability.

Other sources of cardraw exist - Brainstone is notable, as is Harmonize.

Drestlin on G/W +1/+1 counters exile

7 months ago

Chasmolinker the Panglacial Wurm seems great, since you don't even have to draw it, you'd need one or two at the most. i'll probably keep it in mind if i ever try to build this weird ramp counter deck we are discussing about now ahah

lhetrick13 what you found is what i suspected - unfortunately, cards should come next week so i won't be trying much apart from maybe very small changes - i don't want to print more proxies :D

i'll let you know as soon as i try out the new version.

or maybe i'll get around to print the few cards and will be able to try it tomorrow.

FYI, this is what i put together for next try:

Creatures - 4 Conclave Mentor - 3 Duskshell Crawler - 2 Hopeful Initiate - 2 Iron Apprentice - 2 Lion Sash - 2 Oran-Rief Ooze - 2 Savior of Ollenbock - 2 Scavenging Ooze - 4 Servant of the Scale - 3 Willow Geist

Lands - 4 Forest - 1 Karn's Bastion - 2 Llanowar Reborn - 3 Oran-Rief, the Vastwood - 3 Plains - 4 Razorverge Thicket - 2 Sunpetal Grove

//Enchants/Sorc/Instants - 2 Dromoka's Command - 3 Enter the Unknown - 4 Hardened Scales - 3 Swallow Whole - 3 Tezzeret's Gambit

//Sideboard - 2 Gaea's Blessing - 2 Gleeful Sabotage - 3 Mistcutter Hydra - 2 Predator Ooze - 4 Savage Summoning - 2 Wildwood Scourge

lmk if you have any comment on this one

DragonWolf420 on Abzan Hardened Scales

10 months ago

BioProfDude: what would you suggest i take out? i'm not really worried about board wipes, and 3 mana is too much for that effect. Servant of the Scale can't generate its own counters after the first turn, and doesn't provide any support unless it dies.

BioProfDude on Abzan Hardened Scales

10 months ago

Inspiring Call and Servant of the Scale look like really natural fits for this deck--particularly Inspiring Call to get some cheap card draw and help protect against board wipes.

Cool deck! +1 from me!

jfrog on Mean Green/White Machine

1 year ago

I am a fan of the idea, have wanted to make a deck like this but human tribal [haven't actually sat down to do the work, there is some new tools to work with in crimson vow with the training mechanic]. Servant of the Scale seems like it would fit right into this deck for an on theme one drop, and Abzan Falconer could help end a game.

darleen on $75 1-Up Green

1 year ago

Servant of the Scale is a great 1-drop for the deck. Also Endless One or Ugin's Conjurant.

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