Quote from patbou »I also learned a few interesting things during the tournament :
- Don't forget that The Scarab God's upkeep ability is both Scry X and opponent loses X life.
- In an Hostage Taker battle, if you take opponent's HT with yours and there are no other interesting targets, you should cast opponent's HT and exile your own with it. He won't be able to mess with it without triggering a chain reaction.
- If your Hostage Taker exiles your own creature that was under opponent’s control, if HT leaves the battlefield, the exiled creature will return to the battlefield under your control (as the owner) and not to the last controller.
Another tip about Scarab God. You can respond to the scry/drain trigger on the stack during your upkeep with a Scarab God activation and it'll count the newly eternalized creature for the scry/drain.