Blowfly Infestation


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) 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

Paloma on Red/Black Wither

58 minutes ago

Have you considered Forbidden Orchard? It's pretty pricey (this whole deck is way out of my price range though) but it might give you more targets for some of those -1/-1 counters against decks that don't have much or any creatures, letting you trigger Nest of Scarabs, Blowfly Infestation, and The Scorpion God. Plus, free creatures thanks to Necroskitter!

Maybe not the best idea, but seems fun so I thought you might want to try it <3

JoeNathan37 on -1/-1 fun?

2 days ago

Since your deck has lots of -1/-1 counter synergies and also has both black and green, you may want to consider putting Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons in your deck. She seems like she would work very well in your deck.

You also may want to consider enchantments such as Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, and Nest of Scarabs. I have a The Scorpion God deck and all three of those enchantments put in serious work.

You have Kodama's Reach in here but you don't have Cultivate, which is essentially the exact same card. You might want to consider using it as well.

I don't know if you want to run only basic lands in this deck or what, but if not you should definitely upgrade your mana base. One card that should be in just about every EDH deck is Command Tower, especially in a 4-color deck like this one.

I like this deck a lot. I had never thought of using Saskia the Unyielding to get access to more colors for a -1/-1 counter strategy and it seems to work pretty well. These are just some thoughts I had while looking through your deck that could potentially improve it. Scorpion God wither is my Scorpion God deck if you're interested, it could give you some new ideas for your own deck.

He_Who_Hungers on Hapatra & The Attack of the Snakes!

1 month ago

Don't have any specific suggestions, other than that you don't actually need to make them bigger. You already have a couple of ways of going infinite with this deck (Hapatra + Blowfly Infestation +Flourishing Defenses or Nest of Scarabs for example). Coupled with Obelisk Spider that wins you the game right there. Trying to go for an additional +1/+1 counter things might be stretching things a bit too much. You could replace the +1/+1 counter things with other stuff that synergises more with the huge amounts of creatures you produce.

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra, Vizier of Counters

1 month ago

As a fellow Hapatra player, a minor quibble: you need 2 tokens to start the Blowfly Infestation combo with Obelisk Spider, unless there are other X/1 things you can kill.

Trotticus on Double Negative

2 months ago

Pretty sure that infinite combo doesnt work.

You play Scarscale Ritual, it goes on the stack. The game checks for the -/- counter on the Insect, Nest of Scarabs's ability goes on the stack, the Insect dies due to state-based effects then Blowfly Infestation goes on the stack.

Resolves top to bottom, the counter is placed before the Insect is created.

Im no judge though, prolly just check with one before you think the game will draw because of this.

SorasOtherForm on

2 months ago

Blood Artist target your own scarabs with Blowfly Infestation. Alternatively, Altar of the Brood does the same for mill. If you want to splash green, Devoted Druid Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Quillspike fit into this deck easily. BG Janky Counter Combo is a deck that I built with a similar idea, if you want to see some other ideas

Vyruletic on Death by wither scarabs! Suggestions?

2 months ago

So I have a mono black wither deck ive been working on. Its mostly for funsies, but I want to use it for Modern FNM without get turn 4'd with moderate success. Im having some issues deciding on what to keep/upgrade, switch from side to main, or generally trim out.

The basic core premise to throw neg counters on everything, then spreas the disease with Blowfly Infestation and proliferate, and kill big opponent creatures then control them with Crumbling Ashes and Necroskitter.

Win conditions are using Nest of Scarabs with any combination of -1/-1 generation to wipe the board then swarm.

Failing that, big creature control.

Alternatively using Tree of Perdition with -1/-1 counters.

And the weakest backup, Tormented Soul + Quietus Spike chip to death. Thanks in advance!

Pabs4444 on Poisoned Lips

2 months ago

I have been working on Hapatra for a long time. My favorite deck I've built with her is here Another Haptra deck. Hopefully it can help in any way that my comments do not. I personally feel the deck is lacking in the - counters (Yes, I'm aware they are -1/-1, but - just saves a lot of time) synergy. I do like the Blowfly Infestation, Incremental Blight,and some of the other cards cards that benefit through -1 counters. Have you considered Crumbling Ashes? Golgari Cluestone seems to slow. If anything, I'd recommend Golgari Keyrune. Another suggestion I have is going somewhat snake tribal due to hapatra making Deathtouch SNAKE tokens tokens. Just a suggestion. Hope some of it helps. One last thing, this is a token deck; why no Craterhoof Behemoth?

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