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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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) 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
Historic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Arena Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

The Scarab God Discussion

FounderX on Scarab God [Focused]

2 days ago

MarrecoMTG Good to hear you like the deck! Don't underestimate yours too! Great build +1. Strionic Resonator is a great utility card and you can use it with so many other cards in the deck besides The Scarab God, Undead Augur, an extra card draw, Diregraf Colossus an extra tapped zombie, Loyal Subordinate another 3 life, etc. Lithoform Engine is a great card, but you need a Dramatic Reversal type effect to make it really effective. It also costs more to cast and activate, total, instead of if you choose the "Strionic" effect the first time.

FounderX on The Scarab God Mill

5 days ago

Sweet deck! How about Wound Reflection, goes very well with The Scarab God, Mindcrank and Bloodchief Ascension. Cheaper to buy at the moment since de 2XM reprint.

SimicVisionRy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Oak-Eye, Servant of Chaos

Legendary Creature - Treefolk Berserker

Resilience - Whenever ~ would be destroyed, instead you may flip a coin. If it is Heads, ~ gains shroud and indestructible until the end of your turn. If Tails, destroy ~.

Whenever a player untaps a creature, flip a coin. For each successful flip, that player deals damage to any target equal to it's power. For each unsuccessful flip, they take damage equal to it's power.


"May the wicked boroughs bring despair for all!"

Create an un-Nicol Bolas'd version of the Hour of Devastation Gods! (The Locust God, The Scorpion God, The Scarab God)

FounderX on I Hate Graveyards

2 weeks ago

Nice One! My Friend! +1. How about Thraben Heretic it is a cheap cast and has no extra activation costs, just a simple tap and on instant speed. I like Silent Gravestone, cheap to cast and it locks graveyard decks like Meren of Clan Nel Toth or The Scarab God and when someone tries to get rid of it, activate it.

Jcheese27 on 4c zombies

2 weeks ago

Maybe adding Fiend Artisan might help. since you are running a few 1 and 2 ofs, it will help you get them on the board and sacking a Gravecrawler is fine in this deck (i've been running b/w zombies a while and am currently trying to go esper since i pulled The Scarab God in 2x masters).

Caerwyn on Mill Commander

3 weeks ago

The Scarab God is another solid option since you can use its ability to gain additional value out of opponents’ graveyards while also removing threats from opponents’ yards.

Out of curiosity, why was mill banned? It’s one of the worst archetypes in Commander due to having multiple enemies with 100 card decks and the prevalence of graveyard shenanigans.

FounderX on Scarab God [Focused]

4 weeks ago

Hi There! Strionic Resonator is a great cheap card to add, it copies The Scarab God, Paradox Haze and Endless Ranks of the Dead triggers, see my deck scarabaeus-invaders-of-the-lost-tomb for the indepth explanation.

FounderX on Scarab God Dimir CMDR deck

1 month ago

Hi there, I would replace Aphemia, the Cacophony, you probably never use the exile abilty in a game. Good replacements for the same or less CMC are; Cryptbreaker Gravecrawler Relentless Dead Shepherd of Rot Undead Augur

If the purpose was flying, then Siren of the Silent Song might be a good include, with a bonus discard and mill effect, for The Scarab God to grab.

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