The Scarab God

The Scarab God

Legendary Creature — God

At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent loses X life and you scry X, where X is the number of Zombies you control.

: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Create a token that's a copy of it, except it's a 4/4 black Zombie.

When The Scarab God dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), return it to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

The Scarab God Discussion

Lanzo493 on Spells that come back

3 weeks ago

The Scarab God comes back, but I’m not sure if you care about creatures. Ever After recycle itself, though.

Rockhart14 on Winter is Coming

1 month ago

Housegheist - Thanks for the suggestions! If I wanted to power up the deck The Scarab God would would be my first choice for a new commander, but I really wanted to keep this deck snow zombie / GOT Night King inspired and Narfi makes the most sense at the helm even if he's sub-optimal.

Ghoulcaller Gisa is an interesting suggestion! I know she's a powerful commander but I'm not sure how well she'd work in the 99? Might have to pick up a copy to try out... Funny enough, I actually had Zombie Master in the deck for a bit but I swapped him for Master of Death . Still not 100% if I'll keep it that way.

Housegheist on Winter is Coming

1 month ago

What, no Ghoulcaller Gisa or The Scarab God :O

Filth and/or Zombie Master would be another great thematic additions here

Vallaris on Zombie/Mummy Commander

1 month ago

What does he care more about for this deck? That it can run 4-5 colours? Or for it to be Egyptian and Zombie themed?

If the latter matters more, he might like The Scarab God , though it's only two colours. There are some others from Amonkhet or Hour of Devastation that might interest him as well, most of the commanders are only one or two colours though.

4-5 colour commanders, none specifically revolve around Zombies, nor do any have an Egyptian aesthetic, but you could still get creative with the options that are there.

Morophon, the Boundless - popular for a lot of tribes, but kind of lackluster for Zombies IMHO which have a lot more better options, albeit with fewer colours.

Niv-Mizzet Reborn could be interesting, when built right he can provide some serious card draw, which could be a free graveyard dump if you get enough extra cards in hand to discard. Zombies are all about reanimation, so you could get clever with that. Zombies will mostly be in black, blue, and red, you could find use with green and white with other cards.

Similarly, Tazri, Beacon of Unity could be fun to build around. There are many Zombies that are also Warriors, Clerics, and Wizards. Not so many Rogues and Ally, but there's one of each that makes Zombie tokens at least. You could always add support to your board with non-Zombies that are Allies and Rogues.

Esika, God of the Tree  Flip could be another interesting option if you went with an all legendary Zombie theme (of which there are many).

Zombies appear in white the least, so Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder might be the best four colour to go with. There's enough zombies that have ETBs that they could be pretty fun with Yidris.

Best of luck to you!

legendofa on Zombie/Mummy Commander

1 month ago

There aren't any Legendary Zombies or Legendary creatures that interact with Zombies specifically at more than three colors. Morophon, the Boundless and Karona, False God are sort of generically tribal, and I would recommend Morophon over Karona. Outside of those, you start trading flavor for utility. Child of Alara works well with Zombies that can bring themselves back or like big graveyards, and Saskia the Unyielding , Atraxa, Praetors' Voice , and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder offer a couple of interesting options that can point your deck in a specific direction. None of them are deeply Zombie-ish, though, Saskia is much more Celtic (art)/Finnish (name) than Egyptian while the other two are purely non-historical.

1empyrean offers good suggestions for partners.

If he wants to stick hard to the Egyptian theme, check out the Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation sets, but there will have to be color compromises for something like The Scarab God .

Named_Tawyny on Scarab god

1 month ago

The copy of Kagemaro, First to Suffer would be a 4/4.

Comprehensive rule 706.9d "706.9d. When applying a copy effect that doesn't copy a certain characteristic, retains an original value for a certain characteristic, or modifies the final value of a certain characteristic, any characteristic-defining ability (see rule 604.3) of the object being copied that defines that characteristic is not copied. If that characteristic is color, any color indicator (see rule 204) of that object is also not copied."

So because The Scarab God , is modifying the p/t of the object that the token would copy, it overwrites the Characteristic Defining Ability of that object, just as it would a more traditional p/t

Polaris on Scarab god

1 month ago

From what I know of layers, Kagemaro, First to Suffer 's characteristic-defining ability will apply, then The Scarab God 's power/toughness setting ability will apply, so it'll be a 4/4.

proterran98 on Scarab god

1 month ago

I have 6 cards in hand. I use The Scarab God ability to copy a Kagemaro, First to Suffer from my graveyard. Is kagemaro a 4/4 or a 6/6? Do I get to choose?

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