• Kahai

    Combos very well with Croc of the crossing

    • KrakenHunter

      or archfiend. Although I feel he should’ve been 4/3 with 4 CMC. 5 CMC is a bit high.

      • Thomas Luffman

        Choose 1:
        4 power flyer for 4 cmc
        Awesome builtin plague wind ability

    • Connor

      Hapatra, and Channeler, and Exemplar of Strength

  • KrakenHunter

    I’d see this played in non-competitive modern with wither.
    Seems fun.

    • Kahai

      I’d play this with wither in competitive modern.

      I make bad life choices.

  • Jesus

    Turn 3 Nest
    Turn 4 Nahiri
    Turn 5 Archfiend

    GG Mate?

    • KrakenHunter

      Then grasp the archfiend, attack nahiri and you just wasted 2 turns. :P

    • Connor

      Turn 2 Devoted Druid/Hapatra

  • MTGFanatic

    Everlasting Torment and Nest of Scarabs

  • Daniel Behan

    Looks like black sun zenith has a new friend

  • Rœkja

    Everyone else is freaking out about new gods, weird card frames, and bad card frames. I’m just here waiting for new scarabs. Not disappointed..

  • Cthulhooo

    Scarab combos…..We’ve arrived there.

  • Tolle

    Reminds me of flourishing defenses back on lorawyn. Interesting.

    • Mov

      It’s cheaper though isn’t it?

      • Tolle

        By 2 mana. However it is more limited as you only get the token if you are the source of the -1/-1 counters. Not so with FD. Also, FD creates elves which is a more relevant creature type.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    I’m fond of this.

  • Happy The Cat

    not bad, foils will probably hit $3 and if it gets a fnm full art this could be a decently valuable card. any deck running black sun’s zenith will pick this up for value. I mean, lets say you black sun for four to kill three creatures, now you have 12 tokens and if you top deck black sun again next turn you can black sun for four again and have 48 1/1 creatures.
    that seems pretty good to me

    • Insight66

      Hot diggity, that’s a plan.

    • Vando

      Unfortunately in your scenario you would only net 3 scarabs. Unless you omitted the fact that there were 12 creatures on the battelfield and you only killed 3 of them. The text says if 1 or more counters were placed on a creature not for each counter placed on a creature. But this is still a decent and fun enchantment to work around.

      • AlaAlba

        “create *that many* 1/1 black Insect creature tokens.”

        • Vando

          Sorry guys you’re right. This card is stupid. How is it an uncommon?

          • Connor

            Because Wizards loves us, and wants us to have it?

      • Happy The Cat

        it says when you put one or more counters on a creature, create that many. meaning that if you put 4, you get 4

  • MrAptronym

    I’m always looking for more cards for my slow attrition -1/-1 counter themed EDH. Now I get scarabs. Good day.

    • Mov

      Woot! Infinite combo with bloatfly infestation! Just get an aristocrat dude in your deck and game over!

      • Nyos

        I thought so too, but I’ve been told it doesn’t work. The scarab ability goes on the stack when the counter is placed, which is technically before the creature dies as a state-based action. The abilities are staggered such that blowfly infestation has to go on the stack last and resolve first :/

        • Connor

          Have 2 scarabs, or a scarab and another creature. It is infinite

  • Insight66
  • Rœkja

    Only bad thing is now I want to see the tokens. Also, normally they make more that one card that creates each type of token. So I’m hoping there is at least one more card that creates these.

  • Tim Jenson

    Works with Wither?

  • BobbyZilch

    Finally, a buff for my Skeleton Ship edh deck.

  • JustAGhost

    New tech for my Skeleton Ship deck. Love it.

  • Marinara Mozzarella