Blowfly Infestation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

lagotripha on Negative Creep Modern

2 weeks ago

I was half expecting one of the old Quillspike / Devoted Druid combo lists.

Hex Parasite and Vampire Hexmage are cute, and double as plainswalker answers.

Some cards like Woodland Champion and Young Wolf offset Blowfly Infestation risks if you want to be a more dedicated combo list.

Through all of this, cutting the curve will be best achieved by increasing draw power, so that you still see your key cards reliably while having less wasted mana/time in early turns. Dusk urchins is an amazing build-around for this, as is scarscale- I'd look at reliably casting the two of them, then running any of the dozen variants of 1 mana card filtering in green in place of beseech, running just one canker, one soul snuffers and only two archers to make space. That means a 1 drop which likes getting a -1-1 on it for scarscale if you want to reliably beat down, or a manadork to power out urchins t2 if you want a more value or combo-based list.

wallisface on Yawgmoth’s Endless Decay

1 month ago

I don’t think you want to be running creatures with infect- it just splits your ability to get damage in and means you have to work twice as hard to apply pressure.

Blowfly Infestation can be a risky choice - if you have Nest of Scarabs out and can’t stop the loop you just end up forcing a draw game.

I’d recommend Black Sun's Zenith , as well as Grind

Have a look at a similar brew i’ve been working on for a few years now - it feels pretty close to the most efficient we’ll be able to get with -1/-1 counters:

Chesu on Hapatra (Old Brawl deck)

3 months ago

It all depends on who you're using as the commander. If you're using Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons you'll really want to focus it down. Are you looking for the -1/-1 counter part of it or the 1/1 snake tokens? Hapatra can go off very quickly with snakes.

Orochi Hatchery , Sosuke's Summons , Snake Pit , Serpent Generator are all good cards, even if the last one has a high cmc.
- ( Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Flourishing Defenses ) + Devoted Druid + ( Ivy Lane Denizen or ( Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + ( Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves )))= Infinite Mana + Infinite Deathtouch Snakes -( Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Flourishing Defenses ) + Cinderhaze Wretch + ( Ivy Lane Denizen or ( Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + ( Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves ))) = Infinitely Discard Opponents (during your turn) + Infinite Deathtouch Snakes - Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Woodfall Primus + Ashnod's Altar = Destroy all noncreature permanents + Infinite Mana -( Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Flourishing Defenses or Nest of Scarabs ) + Grim Poppet + Sculpting Steel = Infinite Tokens -( Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons or Flourishing Defenses or Nest of Scarabs ) + Blowfly Infestation = Infinite tokens entering and dying. NOTE: This needs to be used in conjunction with something else such as Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , or just another one of the cards listed above.

-Credit to akumawerewolf for his great Hapatra combo list.

acheron_xl on Shapes of Things

3 months ago

Blowfly Infestation was in the pile of 120 or so cards I cut this down to before adding lands. Might make it in in place of Decimator Beetle , which hasn't been doing much.

Meeknomore on Hapatra the Snake Counter

3 months ago

I have a similar EDH that I love running. I'll admit I overlooked Blowfly Infestation , but there is another way to go infinite using Obelisk Spider . Its a 2 card combo using Devoted Druid and Quillspike . If you can, also check out Yawgmoth, Thran Physician ...such a good card overall but over the top in a deck like this.

Check out my deck The "Hapatra"ning if you'd like to see the direction i took it.

Bane7901 on Shapes of Things

3 months ago

Love this deck brewing something similar. Have you thought about using Blowfly Infestation ?

wallisface on Green Black Budget -1/-1 Counters

4 months ago

Love the deck! I’ve been brewing something similar for ages now (deck’s called “Filth and Sickness” if you wanted to see). I have some thoughts here for consideration:

1) Blowfly Infestation , is a trap. Yes, it makes an infinite combo really easy. But if you can’t stop that infinite combo, all you’ve done is force a draw, because the game can’t continue. I’d drop it entirely, as it’s more effort than its worth.

2) run 4 Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons . Her along with Nest are your wincons, so you need to make sure you draw them early.

3) Carnifex Demon is cute, but waay too much cmc. I’d suggest the amount of mana dorks you’re running are not worth it to support him.

4) Fume Spitter is our best 1-drop so try to run the full playset. Conversely, the glistening-boy is not very useful unless you’re planning to win through infect (which you’re not).

5) as far as you’re other creatures go, consider the following: Necroskitter , Plague Belcher , Ammit Eternal , Skinrender , and Dusk Urchins . All are pretty cheap to buy, and will work better than your mana dorks, glistener, quillspike.

6) if you have enough $$$, Black Sun's Zenith is just too fun and auto-winning not to play

Anyway, hope this helps, and good luck spreading the -1 counter plague :)

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

4 months ago

Zakuzelo... Necroskitter has been useful in the past in conjunction with Fate Transfer (no longer in the deck), Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons , Blowfly Infestation , and Soul Snuffers . But it's only useful against non-token creature-heavy builds. Unfortunately I'm not seeing many of those builds lately, and so it's a piece of combos that are somewhat pointless, at this time. I agree about Dusk Urchins . Could be worth trying. As far as reliably drawing Hapatra or Nest of Scarabs... it's generally not been an issue to have one or both from the opening hand. But it does happen that I don't, and usually at the worst possible times. As far as the larger creatures you mentioned... I don't think I could afford to slow this down any more than it already is. While I take pride in trying to cobble together a viable build, most people I play against are netdeckers and are slinging top tier decks; fast is an understatement. I'm going to consider Dusk Urchins. Thanks!

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Blowfly Infestation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.15%