I’m still basically holding out for a great blue-black commander, but meanwhile, let’s look at what we can do with this guy.
If you can’t tell what it says on the card, here’s the text:
The Scorpion God
Legendary Creature – God
Whenever a creature with -1/-1 counter on it dies, draw a card.
1BR: Put a -1/-1 counter on another target creature.
When the Scorpion God dies, return it to its owner’s hand at the beginning of the next end step.
So, plenty of counters around. Some of this stuff is quite easy.
Not much red here, but what can you do?
I don’t know how much I want to push the theme beyond this. These require some work anyhow. We can help the Archfiend without sacrificing too much.
… and if we’re discarding a lot, then we might want cards with madness or recurring creatures.
Otherwise, we can fill the curve with various cards that give us time to set up full control of the board with our god. Not that I’ll even try to optimize this… Also, my better understanding of black than red might show here… You know, just a bit.
.. and bunch of other stuff.