• Dr. Burn Crow

    That’s a big, angry bug.

  • Deadly Berry

    I guess the body is fine for its cost, considering the BR colors. As for the skills, it is a little expensive to pay 3 mana for a single counter. Drawing cards is always a nice, and coming back from the grave to your hand might not be as bad in an exhaustion match. Now, as for the question of the million bucks: Is Liliana, Death Wielder viable now? Nope.

    • Hedronal

      But that’s also as many counters as you can bay 1BR for, at instant speed.

    • Dornith

      You realize that ability basically says, “Whenever a creature dies, you may pay 1BR to draw a card”?
      Not only that, but you can set it up for a delayed trigger, one which your opponent cannot solve by just killing Scorpion God.
      And on top of that all that, messes with combat math, making it a lot harder to figure out how/where you’ll put the counter.

      And of course, it’s got a huge body!

  • Gregory Walter

    I knew it! The three gods are gonna be duel-colored! One for every combination of Nicol Bolas’ mana type! B/U, B/R, and U/R! I’m calling it!

    • Shagoth

      I bet there won’t be an Izzet one.

      • Gregory Walter

        Turns out there is. O_o

  • Noob-man

    A creature that puts itself back on my hand when it dies? Hello new commander general.

    • Paul

      That is a crazy good idea, i like it

  • Friedrich

    This name is… lazy? I don’t know it will not feel like casting something powerfull when I say “scorpion god” insteadt of like… literatly any other god.

    • eltratzo

      that’s the point. this is not a normal god. this is a mere husk. he was seperated from his believers and stowed away by bolas and is now released as a mere tool without an agenda of his own. he has none of the might, majesty and personality the other gods have.

    • Zombie

      The Scorpion God is one of the 3 lost gods that Bolas killed and enslaved.

      Its name is lost. It requires no devotion, and it requires no worship. It’s a shell of its former self, wanting only destruction in the name of the God-Pharoah.

      It has no name because it needs no name.

      It’s a serious flavor win.

    • Kaiser

      Its a divine wicked tool of destruction. Not need name, no one in amonkhet remember his name or existence.

  • ColorCaptain

    Notably NOT indestructible.

    • MTG fan

      Practically not able to get destroyed due to its final text box. Can still get exiled, but it can block as soon as it comes in.

    • Kaiser

      No, but is waaaay better, if he dies he come back, even if you sacrifice him. Like a tool, a God Tool

  • Will D

    The commander persist wombo is strong, especially with stuff like Cauldron of souls and Contagion Engine

    • TeamSnek

      Hapatra just got another rival.

      • Happy The Cat

        and she cant run Soul-Scar Mage,

  • Shagoth

    Wow, there is a lot going on here. First, different than basically every other god we’ve had mechanically. Second, wow that name sucks. Third, that’s an interesting build around for a Rakdos deck, it will be very unique. Red isn’t good at that theme, though. Fourth, that third ability is almost as good as Derevi’s ability and makes him better as a commander than most.

    • Adrian Leon Taveras

      The name fits lorewise, the three ancient gods were taken and stored away by Bolas, their names forgotten, their worshipers gone.

      • Shagoth


  • BlackManaAddict

    These new God’s names are going to be super awkward in the future I’m sure. “What was that BR god in Amonkehet? You know, the scorpion god? I just can’t remember his name…”

  • Phoenix UNBENCHED

    Scorpion god that slides right in with my beloved Hapatra? ALL of my YES.

    • Ryan Sullivan

      Haptra Jund win condition probably

  • Márcio Siqueira

    with that name i believe the other 2 will be the scarab god and the locust god.

  • Blahblahblahbla

    Jeeeeezzz… Now that is a god! Epic!

  • Edward

    I hope the other 2 are this good. I think there is a god chance of a UB god but I hope it isn’t mil based for once. UB mil Legendary Creatures are just as annoying as RW aggro go wide ones

    • Happy The Cat

      well, this was the first one, and it was red. if Amonkhet taught me anything that usually means this is the worst of the bunch.

    • Taylor Foley

      Will there be two more? Cause the full spoilers for the Invocations are out and the other two gods are missing…

      • Edward

        No the full list isn’t out. They specifically said that all but 2 were out and those would be shown when the normal versions are spoiled.

  • Murilo Mazza

    Cool. It could even fit in a Grixis control (in Sideboard)

  • Happy The Cat

    I think I would have preferred if he had a different title than god, creature type is fine but having “God” in the name as well reads badly. the could have just called him The Scorpion and it would have been… well, maybe not better, but it would feel less like a fan made card that they didn’t finish.
    as for the card itself, this thing is bonkers with Soul-Scar or older stuff like Blowfly Infestation. toss in Nest of Scarabs and you can pick up your deck with his draw effect and a two card combo.

  • Zombie

    Jund -1/-1’s? Seems like a solid Tier 2+ midrange archetype.

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    ANy card that starts with the in the name is good in my books

  • Tolle

    Red black edh control. No commander tax. The only thing that it is missing is the color green. Jund wouldn’t have been nicer.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Well, let’s get brewing some Rakdos Violence EDH.
    Aristocrats, burn and removal are coming.

  • Happy The Cat

    I’ve got it! I know what I want from this card! alt art with the Rock from The Scorpion King! possibly the one where he looks like claymation, but still undecided, cause that scene looked really, REALLY bad!

  • Derek Niles

    huh, a God with no indestructable and no combat restriction. I like this card a lot but hopefully if we get Gods in future sets they are more like the other ones instead of just “strong creatures that have the God type”

    • galen150

      well for the other god creatures, it was winning their favor in order to have them usable in combat. no one even remembers this things name, let alone is trying to win their favor, so it makes sense why he doesnt have the restrictions. still think its weird that it doesn’t have indestructible or any other evergreen ability like that. wonder if that is just balancing, or has a story reason.

      • Hedronal

        I think the story reason is Bolas making it even harder to kill with finality.

    • Nyos

      I think they’re testing the design space of “return to hand on death” in place of indestructibility for balance reasons. Not quite as flavorful, but a lot less restrictive in design space. Also, a good bit of its power is tied into that first ability, so to really make optimal use of it you should be placing -1/-1 counters before dropping it; maybe it’s a bit of a stretch, but that could be seen as a “devotion” of sorts.

    • Kaiser

      I like this god, we cant get indesctructible thing every time that we see “god” in a card. Gods can be inmortal in a lot of ways. We already have 20 indestructible God cards in the game seens too much to me.

  • kmk888

    By himself, he seems good for the mana cost and totally playable in constructed. He’s a really sweet way to mitigate flood between recasting him, activating the ability, and drawing cards.

    He’s also definitely a good add for the -1/-1 counter deck which has gotten a lot of good support but may or may not make it to constructed. You probably need to play green, as Channeler Initiate and Hapatra are certainly worth the splash.

    • Happy The Cat

      I could see him taking over as a beat stick for some Grix, Jund, or Dega control, Nest of Scarabs and Hapatra effectively turn his active into 1br: draw a card, which seems pretty decent. then you have Soul Scar and an handful of AoE burn to set up big draws, and with all the drawing he can do, Nahiri’s Wrath seems pretty viable as a hard sucker punch and as a way to use up unnecessary duplicates of this five drop in your hand.

  • Kaiser

    put -1/-1 into enemy creatures is Red Black effect. So this is very R/B