Creature — Spider
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5 days ago
Plague Myr and Glistener Elf are viable for early game, Plague Myr gives ramp and a 1/1 infect body. Necropede also works since when it dies it puts a -1/-1 counter on a creature. Due to cmc cost I suggest having only two Blightwidow and Hand of the Praetors. You seem to want to have a lot of game enders and lords, in infect decks you don't need massive creatures, but just do 10 infect damage to the opponent. Also you could put in Larger Than Life which will be a semi-conditional game ender.
3 weeks ago
A decent $25 deck is a great accomplishment! Moreover, a lot of the stuff in here looks genuinely strong, and not jank at all.
Reclamation Sage is a bit cheaper than Beast Within and you may be able to count on your -1/-1 counters to take out troublesome creatures, and your snakes to combat planeswalkers. Unravel the Aether and Deglamer maintain instant speed and budget while dealing with indestructibles like the Theros gods, Blightsteel, etc.
Speaking of removing creatures, fight works great with deathtouch snakes as well as infect/wither. I see you already have Ulvenwald Tracker, but how about Setessan Tactics for some instant speed blowouts?
I feel like Liliana's Influence is a little weak for its mana cost and it's over twice as expensive as the average card. Corrosive Mentor can spread a lot of -1/-1 counters at half the mana cost. Rendclaw Trow is another 3 mana witherer that also has persist! Blight Sickle allows everyone, including the snakes, to get in on the fun.
Eldritch Evolution is even more expensive, and doesn't have many targets from your snakes. The exact effect is impossible to replicate as thriftily, but Primal Command give the tutor effect along with other decent modes for about 80 cents less (you can find it for about $1 quite easily).
Gravity Well is an interesting one. I wouldn't want to stop my opponent's flyers from attacking each other though, just me. Tower Defense does the same job for a turn, and the toughness boost is considerable. It's enough to use it against ground attackers to keep all your blockers alive. Blightwidow and Deadly Recluse are the spiders that seem to fit best. Windstorm and Whirlwind proactively handle flyers.
Jungle Hollow is as about cheap as Foul Orchard, as is Golgari Guildgate. Grim Backwoods generates some value from excess snakes. I find the one mana cycle lands good to mitigate land flood, and they're less than $0.25 too. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood would require one of the more expensive spells to leave, but it's far better than a basic Forest.
Card draw options: Warriors' Lesson, Altar's Reap, Mask of Memory, and Vulturous Aven make use of your snakes. Read the Bones is rarely bad. For graveyard based card advantage, there's Phyrexian Reclamation and Wildest Dreams. Skullwinder is political and thematic. Creeping Renaissance could potentially replace Seasons Past at a lower price.
What else could come out? Probably Aboroth, it doesn't do as much as any other 6+ mana spell in the deck I think, or even the 5 mana spells. It doesn't even provide -1/-1 counters until your next upkeep. Hideous Visage feels like it's not necessary, since who's blocking 1/1 deathtouch creatures anyway? It's true that Hapatra wants evasion, but intimidate isn't even great on a two color creature; Aphotic Wisps does the job for one mana, and cantrips. Likewise, Sewers of Estark is too much mana and too many cents for the effect. Culling the Weak seems like something that belongs in an explosive combo deck, not a grindy, incremental value deck.
Well that's it, I look forward to seeing you evolve this deck!
6 months ago
If you are going for the otk then you need to take out your useless infect creatures. "What to drop? 9 of your infect creatures. Blight Mamba, Blightwidow, Core Prowler, Corpse Cur, Necropede, Rot Wolf, Shriek Raptor, and Phyrexian Juggernaut."
11 months ago
As to what was said above, a good common number of ramping spells is 8, and you currently have 5 ramping spells, so 3 more mana rocks would be beneficial to the deck :) (btw, if you are not going to go all in with infect, there is no need to run just 1 creature with it, if you need the reach creature, i would advise with going with any number of different spiders for the same mana rather than Blightwidow, my favorite of them being Arachnogenesis)
1 year ago
Blightwidow is probably a bit underwhelming.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Tonight was Mirrodin Beseiged, and our pack had all the Mirran vs Phyrexian drama we were hoping for.
The underdog Mirrans had their Metalcraft cards like Mirran Mettle and Spiraling Duelist, a great "we really hate Infect" card in Burn the Impure, and the best flavor text of the pack in Gnathosaur. But fun flavor text woouldn't have stood for long against Phyrexians with cards Blightwidow, Phyresis Nested Ghoul, Ichor Wellspring (surprisingly decent at common), and Phyrexian Rager.
Especially if led by our very nice Pick 1 rare:
And we cracked a shiny (but otherwise extremely nasty-looking) Island too!