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The Scarab God: Not Zombies, just Value

Commander / EDH Mill Reanimator UB (Dimir)

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My updated The Scarab God list! This deck was born as a zombie tribal, but it didn't function all that well, so i've reworked it over time, transitioning into a value-based reanimator deck which, in my opinion, is the best way to fully utilize our commander's reanimation abilities.

This list aims to use the God's power, with the help of some other reanimation effects, to pull the best value out of our graveyard and those of our opponents. There's a strong mill component built into the list: by filling up our opponent's yards we are both denying them resources and claiming them for our own, just as Bolas intended. Our creatures help with milling, drawing, or they just bring to the table powerful ETBs that we can recur to use again. The real fun of the deck, however, comes with utilizing our opponent's best creatures against them and using our cunning to figure out how to build a wincon with what we have available in the yards. The Scarab god exiles creatures to make Eternals, so we can't reanimate them multiple times just with it. Be patient and reanimate that Seedborn Muse or Craterhoof Behemoth when you have an opening to go off.

Not being able to keep our commander on the field consistently is a big setback for the God Pharaoh's plans so we run some protection as well as various sac outlets to send the God to the yard if it gets targeted with exile or gain control effects. Sac outlets (which you will rarely see included in most ScabGod lists) also let the deck run so much smoothly, letting us sac creatures to recycle any ETB as needed at instant speed.

This list has been modified a ton and it's quite curated, it's a ton of fun to pilot, with every game being different and unique since you have a ton of interaction with your opponents' decks. I'm open to any kind of feedback or advice on how to improve this deck!

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All hail the mighty Feed the Swarm! Finally this deck has access to decent enchantment removal, the kind of permanent that has been giving the deck headaches since his birth. Aside from that, i'm always tinkering with the deck so the list has been modified quite a while. The most notable change is that I acquired a copy of Sword of Feast and Famine and the card is as awesome as it sounds, untapping lands to give this deck the mana it desperately need to fuel ScabGawd's activations. Also added Mesmeric Orb (thanks double masters), while Liliana, Dreadhorde General and Erebos, Bleak-Hearted are gifts from a now disassembled deck and provide reliable sources of card advantage. Liliana, Death's Majesty replaced Dread Return and Massacre Girl is in replacing Sheoldred. I'm quite happy with the list as it is now as it tends to perform very well, but i'm always open to changes and will keep this page updated. :)

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 2 days
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

32 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

11 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.12
Tokens Monarch, Copy Clone, Treasure, 2/2 Zombie, 4/4 Zombie Naga Wizard
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Revision 5 See all

2 days ago)

-1 Baleful Strix main
-1 Dismal Backwater main
+1 Drown in the Loch main
-1 Esper Panorama main
+1 Glasspool Mimic  Flip main
-1 Liliana, Death's Majesty main
+1 Malakir Rebirth  Flip main
+1 Reanimate main