EDH Deck Time: The Scorpion God

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.

Archfiend of IfnirBlack Sun’s ZenithBlowfly InfestationCarnifex DemonContagion Clasp
Contagion EngineCorrosive MentorCrumbling AshesDusk UrchinsGrim Affliction
Harbinger of NightLiliana’s InfluenceMerciless JavelineerMidnight BansheeNecroskitter
Nest of ScarabsPuppeteer CliqueSoul Snuffers

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.

Ash BarrensBarren MoorCanyon SloughForgotten CaveScarab Feast
Tormenting VoiceCathartic ReunionMagmatic InsightGeier Reach SanitariumLiliana of the Veil
Sire of InsanityInsidious Dreams

… and if we’re discarding a lot, then we might want cards with madness or recurring creatures.

Big Game HunterAsylum VisitorFrom Under the FloorboardsMurderous CompulsionStromkirk Occultist
Voldaren PariahNether TraitorBloodghastReassembling SkeletonScrapheap Scrounger

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.

Syphon FleshDamnationGo for the ThroatDoom BladeTerminate
DreadboreDecree of Pain

.. and bunch of other stuff.

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