Blowfly Infestation


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Shadowmoor Uncommon

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Blowfly Infestation


Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, if it had a -1/-1 counter on it, put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

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Blowfly Infestation Discussion

Battle1804 on Every day I'm Shuffling counters...

1 day ago

Looks amusing but if recommend a few Blowfly Infestation. Having two nest of scarabs cards with a blowfly out means infinite tokens. With two blowflys out and one nest of scarabs means infinite counters.

Woolly1 on Poison for Everyone!

1 week ago

I realize that Screams from Within doesn't produce a -1/-1 counter. The reason I suggested it to you is that it has the ability to make your other spells that create -1/-1 counters work much more efficiently because of it's 'return to the battlefield on enchanted creature dying' ability. In your deck, I think the two effects, that is, the abundance of -1/-1 effects and Screams from Within's persistent, reusable -1/-1 effect, would complement each other really well.

Perhaps you have considered the card in depth, but in the case where you haven't, I've tried to describe some examples below of how the card could help your deck be better, because I want to help you understand what I mean.

With Screams from Within in your hand and Vhati il-Dal on the battlefield, most creatures your opponents can cast are able to be killed disturbingly easily.

You would use Vhati's ability to give an opponent's creature a toughness of one, the cast Screams on it to send it to the graveyard, after which Screams would return to the battlefield to enchant another creature of your choice. Next turn, Vhati would give the newly enchanted creature a toughness of one, and then Screams would do the send-creature-to-graveyard, return-itself-to-battlefield dance again, ready to destroy another creature next turn.

Another example. Screams from Within gives spells like Skinrender additional killing power once Screams from Within has been returned from the battlefield more that three times after killing a creature, in such a way it's like your getting a mana discount on your destroy creature spells and abilities.

As an example, imagine you have already had Screams from Within return to the battlefield after killing three of your opponent's creatures (perhaps they are playing a weenie deck, and you played an early, low powered Black Sun's Zenith while having Screams from Within on the battlefield to get multiple creature kills). Screams from Within currently enchants a 4/4. Next turn you plan to play Skinrender.

Skinrender, as you know, allows you to put three -1/-1 counters on the creature of your choice when it comes onto the battlefield. So you could put those counters on the opponent's 3/3 creature (the former 4/4), and use Screams from Within to finish the job and send it to the graveyard.

In the above scenario, if Blowfly Infestation was on the battlefield when Black Sun's Zenith was played, that would be at least three -1/-1 counters from your opponent's flyblown dead critters and an extra -1/-1 from the dead 4/4 creature killed by Skinrender.

Firebones675 on Hapatra, The Plague

1 week ago

Blowfly Infestation with Crumbling Ashes is nice.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction,etc. can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck.

Also since she specifically make's snake tokens, Seshiro the Anointed might be ok but i'm not as sure about that one

Firebones675 on Wither

1 week ago

Crumbling Ashes is fun with Blowfly Infestation.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction, or Tezzeret's Gambit (you'd probably have to pay the life but i think it still would be worth it) can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck

akumawerewolf on Hapatra, Vizier of Infections

1 week ago

I've seen a lot of people try putting in Melira, Sylvok Outcast into the deck, and personally I'm really not much of a fan of it. It stops a lot of extra triggers from Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Nest of Scarabs, Flourishing Defenses, and even Blowfly Infestation (When your tokens die to -1/-1 counters).

If you want her in there for some infinite combo shenanigan with creatures with persist, then you could always instead add in Phyrexian Altar instead. This allows you to infinitely sacrifice a creature with persist, have it come back with the -1/-1 counter, then remove it with Quillspike. Or, you could also add Mikaeus, the Unhallowed to make it come back with both a -1/-1 counter and a +1/+1 counter, which cancel out, and your creatures will rarely die with +1/+1 counters on them.

vbfabled on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

1 week ago

Good cheap commander protection: Swiftfoot Boots, Whispersilk Cloak. Also recommend Blowfly Infestation and Viridian Longbow for Hapatra builds.

Otherwise, awesome deck for an awesome commander.

For some reason, tappedout is showing the cloak and boots as over a dollar, but they're both under 40 cents, so not sure what that's aboout

tattan00 on -1/-1 for the +1

1 week ago

I don't think you even need Parallel Lives out to go infinite. Just having either Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist + Blowfly Infestation + Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons should allow you to combo off if you get to kill a creature you control using -1/-1 counters, then Hapatra will make a new snake and you use Blowfly to move the counter over and the zulaport or blood artist will ping. Parallel Lives will allow you to ping everyone to death while also creating infinite tokens. Just because. Or you could use Parallel Lives and the other two without zulaport or blood artist and that would just allow for infinite 1/1 snake tokens with deathtouch. lovely

I'm making a deck similar to yours right now and also looking for cool interactions like this. Best of luck with your brewing.

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