Blowfly Infestation


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

RPG-Lord on Atraxa with infect

6 days ago

I really love infect, so I think this deck is awesome. Here are a few suggestions: Archfiend of Ifnir, Black Sun's Zenith, Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Grind, and Necroskitter. In my experience, those are all good cards when spreading plagues.

PloughedJester on -1/-1 Counters Everywhere (under $20)

1 week ago

While Blowfly Infestation is a good, somewhat more costly card for this deck, it's honestly not worth it imo. Looking at the deck as is, I'd find space for 4 Channeler Initiate and work the Grind / Dusts in instead of the Splendid Agonys, so you can pop white occasionally to board wipe if you've hit all their creatures with -1/-1 counters, and since Liliana's Influence can tag all their creatures and grind/dust says any number, only your creatures and their untargetables are safe, so it's safe for you and great in multiplayer too.

I feel like Exemplar of Strength doesn't fit well, synergistically, in this deck. It's a great card but what else does it mesh with besides 1 snake gain and a few life at best. I just don't think there's room, whereas a little extra ramp, plus any color mana (white) lets you sub in a boardwipe for no real loss other than 2 instant speed -1/-1s which you still have as sorcery speed, plus the deck feeds better off black critters than green ones, so being mono green means it better bring a ton of punch to the table. Not really sure Exemplar does, or at least I don't see it.

Honestly, if you're looking to spend extra, I'd say just aim for the pricey yet better dual lands. It's really all this theme needs. Therefore... Upvote!

ethnocentrism89 on The Venomous Back Rub?!?!

3 weeks ago

Bitter Ordeal can be used with the Blowfly Infestation+Nest of Scarabs combo as a finisher. Instead of drawing into something else, draw til you hit Bitter Ordeal and exile everyone's library. Although I'm not 100% that combo works because of targeting rules...

Jamminmagician on Empress of Poison - Hapatra EDH (Help Wanted)

4 weeks ago

In my opinion any deck that abuses -1/-1 counters and risks putting them on their own creatures should be running Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. It turns black sun's zenith into a one-sided boardwipe.
If you're worried about removal, would replace Grim Affliction With straight up Murder. It isn't as in theme but it does actually kill a creature right away even if your board isn't set up, and lets be honest that removal is for the situations where you are either responding to a win con or saving yourself.
I'm assuming you endeavour to win with the infinite combos granted by Blowfly Infestation? (Put a counter on your 1/1, make a 1/1, the 1/1 dies, put another counter on the second one, rinse repeat with blood artist or zulaport cutthroat?) I see you're playing with Butcher of Malakir so why not Dictate of Erebos? You could either replace the butcher for a cheaper copy of the effect at instant speed (very good against targeted removal, one sided wipes (A la Pernicious Deed or Steel Hellkite etc.), and can turn the previously mentioned combo into an instant-speed one-sided wipe of your own. Also turns black-sun's zenith for 3 mana from a 3 mana board weakener to a 3 mana board wipe provided you have some 1/1 tokens out there.) Either way I've never liked Butcher for this effect, I only play it if I'm looking to double up on the effect or have a creature-tutorable version (given that sometimes you aren't in black colours that tutor enchantments easily). Considering you have transmute at 5, this could also be an instant speed transmute-play response if you have the mana (although that is 10).

DrukenReaps on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Odysseus_97 my own hapatra deck is more casual than this one but I've used most the cards you are asking about.

Corrosive Mentor has been generally very nice for me. Either my creatures get through or i get a few extra snakes, been especially nice for forcing hapatra through. A few times he has been the only black creature so he sucks then but most my creatures are black and gives those silly bugs from Nest of Scarabs more bite. Also great for when people want to attack you until they figure out you benefit more from it.

Archfiend of Ifnir would be great in a discard deck or perhaps The Scorpion God has a good use for him. Sadly to force some usefulness from him you need around 10 discard effects or more for consistency, it just ends up being a subtheme that takes a lot of space and doesn't do enough. better off with Black Sun's Zenith , Carnifex Demon, Contagion Engine, Harbinger of Night, and Midnight Banshee. That seems to be plenty of mass negative counters.

Forgotten Ancient I'm not playing anymore but is hilariously overpowered. He can keep your stuff alive or just pump hapatra and kill someone with commander damage. The multiple uses for the positive counters is really worth it. I'm just testing a more reanimate oriented idea right now.

Dusk Urchins is surprising. Since hapatra drops turn 2 you swing turn 3 and you can place a negative counter here because you want the draw in a few more turns and then turn 4 swing with him for another snake. It is hard to explain how nice he has been but just think about how nice it is to draw 2 or 3 for 3 mana then add in that he gets snakes and might do some damage.

Seshiro the Anointed I removed him because when I want my snakes to get pumped up is also when I want to win. He is useful to have out as long as possible so that you can have deadly 3/3s and consistent draw but that stops a combo I use. If you use the Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation combo then you need to watch how many pumps you include since they turn it off. If you are not using that then include it as long as the mana doesn't slow you down too much.

franticsheep on Hapatra and her Ssssnakessss

1 month ago

i24 thanks! That is an interesting card, but isn't Melira, Sylvok Outcast stopping the Blowfly Infestation combo? And sometimes I do not mind -1/-1 counters like Soulstinger (even though that card isn't the strongest in this deck)

FrateIndovino on Mimeoplasm EDH ft. Ifnir Cycling-discard combo

1 month ago

Mimeoplasm has been my first Commander and recently i was curious about Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Three cards really impressed me: Archfiend of Ifnir,Blowfly Infestation,Nest of Scarabs. Unfortunately Hapatra can't get a lot of benefits from discard or cycling.I appreciate your attemptive to put together all these pieces. I've some questions/observations.-How do Hermit Druid performs in this deck? You've got 11 basic lands that really low its power. On a second thought: What if Hermit druid puts an enchantment into the graveyard? The same is for Life from the Loam. Your recursion seems a bit mana intensive.-You lack the power to say NO: counterspells.Melira, Sylvok Outcast,Vizier of Remedies and Solemnity can shut down your Ifnir strategy and your only removal: Zenith. Solemnity shuts down Mimeoplasm too.Prowling Serpopard defends only your creatures, but your main combo is creatureless: New Perspectives,Shefet Monitor,Tortured Existence.Maybe you could add Pact of Negation. With your cycle combo you can get infinite basic landfall, and the payment on your next upkeep won't be a problem.But you need at least other counterspells or generic removals e.g. Abrupt Decay, cutting something.

DrukenReaps on Mistress of Poisons

1 month ago

EtchPony it doesn't interfere with Quillspike since there is no targeting but it will interfere with Blowfly Infestation since blowfly targets. It is a risk but the card is so rewarding I needed to at least test it a few times. Quillspike luckily just wants to remove a counter from a creature not from target creature.

For easy reference: Protection (This can't be blocked, targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything (quality).)

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