Hello everyone, Shinogi here!
Today I will be going over a Decktech from Zendikar Rising! If you like making tokens and attacking with what seems like unlimited amount of tokens then Scute Swarm is for you!
Foundation of this build.
The idea of this build is once you get Scute Swarm on the field you want to find as many ways as you can to get as much Lands on the field as possible.
Cards like Cultivate, Migration Path, Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath is a few of many ways to ramp up Mana to grow your swarm. Surprisingly enough Ugin is a game breaker once you get him out! Clear the board or hit your any target for 3 damage to grow your loyalty points on your Planeswalker. The goal is to get your Ugin up to 10 points so you can use his -10 ability. Gain 7 life, draw seven cards, the put up to seven permanent cards from your hand onto the battlefield. By doing this you have the ability to draw more Scute Swarms and Land to multiply even more. And by the 5 games i've played you can grow up to 800+ tokens by turn 8, which lags the game quite a bit.
My favorite combo
My favorite combo is using Fabled Passage with Scute Swarm. Because when you play Fabled Passage you activate Scute's ability to multiply. But the sweet part after that is when you sacrifice Fabled Passage to look into your library for a basic land, you active Scute's ability for a second time because you are putting another land on the field. So you are multiplying your tokens again.
Cards that compliment Scute Swarm
Ancient Greenwarden and Ashaya, Soul of the Wild are great cards to play with Scute Swarm.
When you play Ancient Greenwarden and play a land after that you activate Greenwarden's ability "If a land entering a the battlefield causes a triggered ability of a permanent you control to trigger, that ability triggers an additional time."
So after you multiply your tokens because you played a land, Greenwarden's ability allows you to multiply your tokens for a second time. CRAZY!
When you play Ashaya, Soul of the Wild it's power and toughness is equal to the number of lands you control. Which can be really beefy in the late game. Also, Ashaya turns all your Nontoken creatures that you control into Forest lands with all their other types.
Meaning if you put any creature on the field that's a nontoken your Scute Swarm will create a token and if it's in the late game it will start multiplying.
TOKENS TOKENS TOKENS
After playing this deck a bit during the Zendikar Rising Streamer event, i can say you are going to be seeing a lot of different builds close to this one making it's mark in Standard. This deck is too good to not try it out and climb with. I think the next Decktech i will do is a Historic version of this. I can only imagine the Jank i can create using Scute Swarm.
Thank you so much for reading and i will see you next time,