Blowfly Infestation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Blowfly Infestation Discussion

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

3 months ago

Rez09... thanks for your comments. I'm actually going to try running Everlasting Torment ... I think it was suggested a while back but I never tried it, and subsequently forgot about it. I updated my decklist to accurately reflect the deck as-of-late. I switched out a few things, moved Fatal Push and Blowfly Infestation to sideboard, added 3x Scarscale Ritual s (insane draw value really), moved Duress back to mainboard... the Vraska will be removed, as I don't need it, and Fate Transfer may be removed ultimately.

I've faced only a few different builds recently, but this encarnation seems to be pretty strong. I'm finally getting to the point where I have almost all the elements that I want (removal, draw, control, tutoring, disruption, strength) but am trying to get the balance down now.

Thanks for checking out my build. Cheers!

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

4 months ago

Tested against a few different decks today. A few observations:

1) Necroskitter and Wickerbough Elder are the utility players, completely interchangeable depending on opposing deck. Obviously, Necroskitter against creature-heavy builds, and Elder against creature-light builds. Deck performed fine no matter which was used.

2) Scarscale Ritual is maybe more useful than Fatal Push. I'm leaning this way because I subbed in Ritual, and not having Push made no difference whatever. The deck seems to handle small threats through counters, and card draw was far more beneficial than simply removing smaller creatures.

3) Having a large body like Canker Abomination (a 6/6) makes it easier to manage Blowfly Infestation. Abomination occasionally came in as small as 3/3 but I was able to generate tokens, so not a bad tradeoff. I'm still considering Soulstinger though, because it will also generate tokens but has the added advantage of providing counter distribution upon LTB. I did not use Soulstinger today, though. I assume Stinger and Abomination are equally as interchangeable as Necroskitter and Wickerbough Elder.

More to come, cheers!!

DrukenReaps on CEDH bg help

4 months ago

Devoted Druid + Quillspike

Get an arbitrarily large quillspike, add Obelisk Spider or hapatra for a better payoff.

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons + Blowfly Infestation

Add Parallel Lives, Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, Grave Pact, Ivy Lane Denizen, Obelisk Spider, or any similar card you enjoy.

Hapatra can be replaced with Nest of Scarabs or Flourishing Defenses

I go more in depth on all of this in my Mistress of Poisons primer. I retired the deck because my group is pretty casual and the deck won turn 3-5 a few times... Could do better with some tweaks.

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

4 months ago

Bitchboideckbuilder, Hapatra's Mark does stop Blowfly Infestation, but I'm not sure I'd want to dedicate the slots to it. I wouldn't want to tutor for Mark, so I'd almost have to dedicate 4x slots to it. I'm keeping Blowfly in for now, as I added 2x Canker Abominations for a 6/6 body... still considering Soulstinger as a counter-dump as well. Canker and Soulstinger both have unique advantages, and I'm planning to try the deck both ways for a bit. Another trial I ran this weekend involved Oona's Gatewarden, for the 1-slot. It ended up making no difference at all, really. With the removal available in this deck, I can (usually) pretty much keep the board in stasis for 2-3 turns, which is plenty of time to get my token engine built. So Gatewarden has been rejected. I'll post with results of trying out Canker and Soulstinger after I get a handful of games in with each. Thanks for checking out my build!

Bitchboideckbuilder on Negative Creep Modern

4 months ago

Hapatra's Mark seems like a great way to counter any negative effects of Blowfly Infestation

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

5 months ago

Can't decide on whether to drop Blowfly Infestation or not... I've grown to think that, while it definitely combos well in the deck, it just is too much of a liability. A few games ended on Sunday with Infestation destroying my boardstate. I know that it is a risky card, but I've generally been able to keep it under control until the other night. It was the first time that I had experienced the tide-turn of going from wanting it in play, to wanting it gone. Not a great feeling. Considering replacing it with one or two creatures.

Gidgetimer on How exactly does Hapatra work ...

5 months ago

otters, please link all cards in your question by putting double brackets around the card name.

PlutoniumWedding, please don't use qualifiers in your answer. If you are wrong, someone will let you know. Unfortunately in this case you are right and a wrong answer looks more credible than yours because they didn't use qualifiers.

The Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Blowfly Infestation interaction does nothing on its own. You must have a third card to generate advantage from the loop. PlutoniumWedding has the explanation right and takes into account Boza's consideration. The important parts are that SBAs are checked and performed before triggers go on the stack and that if multiple things have triggered under one player's control they get to choose the order they go on the stack and therefore resolve.

If you have 2 1/1s and can place a -1/-1 counter you place it on the first. Hapatra triggers and waits to go on the stack. Token dies and infestation triggers and waits to go on the stack. You put infestation on the stack targeting the remaining 1/1 and Hapatra above it. Hapatra resolves giving you a snake. Infestation resolves triggering Hapatra and killing the token. This leaves us at the same place we were after the first 1/1 died (a 1/1 on the board and both triggers to put on the stack).

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Blowfly Infestation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.15%