Scourge of the Throne
 
Community Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 3.969 / 5  (16 votes)
Card Name:
Scourge of the Throne
Mana Cost:
4RedRed
Converted Mana Cost:
6
Types:
Creature — Dragon
Card Text:
Flying
Dethrone (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Whenever Scourge of the Throne attacks for the first time each turn, if it's attacking the player with the most life or tied for most life, untap all attacking creatures. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase.
P/T:
5 / 5
Rarity:
Mythic Rare
All Sets:
Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy (Mythic Rare)
Vintage Masters (Mythic Rare)
Card Number:
35
Artist:
Rulings
5/29/2014 Scourge of the Throne’s ability has an intervening “if” clause. It must be attacking the player with the most life or tied with the most life both when it’s declared as an attacker and as it starts to resolve for it to have any effect. If, at either time, the player isn’t the one with the most life or tied for the most life, the ability will have no effect. Notably, this is different than how dethrone works. (Dethrone checks only once to see if the ability triggers.)
5/29/2014 Dethrone doesn’t trigger if the creature attacks a planeswalker, even if its controller has the most life.
5/29/2014 Once dethrone triggers, it doesn’t matter what happens to the players’ life totals before the ability resolves. You’ll put a +1/+1 counter on the creature even if the defending player doesn’t have the most life as the ability resolves.
5/29/2014 The +1/+1 counter is put on the creature before blockers are declared.
5/29/2014 In a Two-Headed Giant game, dethrone will trigger if the creature attacks either player on the team with the most life or tied for the most life.