Skaab Ruinator

Skaab Ruinator

Creature — Zombie Horror

As an additional cost to cast Skaab Ruinator, exile 3 creature cards from your graveyard. Flying You may cast Skaab Ruinator from your graveyard.

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Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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

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Skaab Ruinator Discussion

dichia on Graveyard exile

3 months ago

lagotripha, so I tried to make two new versions of the deck using black and white instead of green but I wasn't able to make them work. Now I will try to use some of the cards you suggested here.

I'm going to try Sprite Dragon and Deeproot Champion, I just need to choose what cards to remove. I also wanted to use Relic of Progenitus, so I need a lot of space.

At the moment I'm using Logic Knot like you suggested and it works pretty well, even though it has some kind of conflict with Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath, but I think that giving this deck some more counters is necessary. Anyway, since Uro requires to exile 5 cards, it steal resources to all the cards using gy. I removed Skaab Ruinator before him for the same reason.

Icbrgr on Fact or Fiction deck Idea …

5 months ago

Intended for Modern/Casual FNM (not too competitive playgroup)

With Modern Horizons Legalizing Fact or Fiction I have been trying to build around it and Im having trouble.

Im currently brewing in Mono- Artifacts with Buried Ruin/Academy Ruins for accessing the graveyard.... mainly because I dont have any Snapcaster Mage.

Sword of the Meek with Myrs like Myr Retriever seem kinda neat with Thirst for Knowledge in the mix... also have been tinkering with Throne of Empires + Scepter of Empires + Crown of Empires.

Another direction ive looked into was with Skaab Ruinator/Misthollow Griffin with Laboratory Maniac.

TL;DR

Can anyone give me a decklist/shell and or other ideas for using FoF without Snapcaster Mage... I seem to be stuck.

Staakman on Desmir Surveil

7 months ago

Skaab Ruinator Maybe?

Icbrgr on KillMill

10 months ago

Skaab Ruinator may be something you would like.

Xica on Living End Lives!!... at least, …

11 months ago

If you go with the living end plan then As Foretold is far superior to Dreadhorde Arcanist , its an enchantment, so its damn hard to remove for most decks.

(imho arcanist is burtal when it has plenty of cmc 1 sorceries to flash back form the grave, in such situations its on par with snapcaster mage or dark confidant, however this deck lack support for it)


If you want to stick with the 6+ cmc random colored dudes then you need some way to ramp into them as plan B, or maaaaaybe you could try to build a transformative sidebaord to mill your opponent (in slow interactive matchups).

But in all honesty Hedron Crab & Stitcher's Supplier are very bad options compared to the miriad of cycling creature at living end's disposal.

You could easily jam Wurmcoil Engine & Pathrazer of Ulamog into UR living end variants - and stuff like Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip as a discard outlet, and as a spell recursion engine.




P.s: I completely get the sentiment behind the deck.
My second ever brew attempt was trying to make Skaab Ruinator work in modern with a self-mill deck. It did go very poorly.
(Back in the stale Twin & Pod meta days)

Problem is that dredge is part of the format and hate cards are built (and put into sideboardds) that are ready to fight dredge, and completely obliterate other pure graveyard based decks.
To say the least its hard to make work a graveyard based deck.

On the other hand decks that have secondary gameplans like Living End, Hollow One, Phoenix decks, Obzedat's Vengeance ...etc. can find success.

MoonHollow124 on My first modern deck. Improvements?

1 year ago

Lightning Bolt is just strictly better than Wizard's Lightning , so you should be at a 4/3 split or maybe even 4/4 if you are trying to go aggro. Skaab Ruinator is not that good because you have no way to get creatures in your graveyard. To slow things down, remove some aggro creatures and put in Kess, Dissident Mage , and to speed things up, try to lean into wizards with Soul-Scar Mage and Adeliz, the Cinder Wind . If you want to be midrange, Young Pyromancer could be good, as well as Fatal Push , or my favorite budget alternative Tragic Slip as removal. Serum Visions can help set up delver to flip earlier if you are all in delver. Remand can disrupt your opponent's tempo while cantripping on your side. I hope these can help you with your deck, and happy brewing!

Darth_Savage on Ode to Hogaak

1 year ago

The "problem" with Nemesis of Mortals is that it lacks evasion and if I was using a card which cared about creatures in the graveyard it would probably be Skaab Ruinator and I'd go back to 3 colours. By all means test it, but I suspect it will just be chump blocked and that it isn't really better than Gurmag Angler Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Hooting Mandrills which don't care about card type...

Darth_Savage on zombievine

1 year ago

With Faithless Looting (alongside Hogaak) banned, a Golgari shell might well be the best way to approach graveyard decks. However as someone who played Hogaak and before that Hollow One (with the Vengevines) in modern I'd say your missing a payoff creature. The problem with Vengevine is it dies and is exiled to Anger of the Gods which is a pretty common sweeper. You really want one of the bigger delve beaters here; Tombstalker Hooting Mandrills Gurmag Angler Necropolis Fiend Tasigur, the Golden Fang Become Immense or with perhaps a little work Soulflayer

My plan has been to try Tombstalker, I'm not sure it's good enough and unlike Hogaak can't be recurred, the other option that might work in a Vengevine shell, if you want the blue splash is Skaab Ruinator which is both a zombie and a horror, which might still be relevant... The deck list I'm working on is Ode to Hogaak if you fancy a look.

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