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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
1 week ago
derhealman: Hi! Hopefully I can give some clarification.
1) I'm running reanimation because most of my combos are creature-based, so if they get destroyed, I can recur them without much trouble. Not to mention that the deck is deeply, DEEPLY reliant on Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, but if she costs 6+ mana to cast things start getting tricky. It's often easier to let her go to grave then recur her through some other method. Not to mention that if I have Survival of the Fittest, I can dump whatever I want into graveyard and reanimate it. The utility has led me really appreciate the reanimation spells, and in fact consider adding more. This is not a dedicated reanimator deck, though (I've already got one of those).
2) As Odysseus_97 realized, Walking Ballista does not go infinite with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, because of Mikaeus's static +1 boost. I'd also need a free sac outlet (which would make the combo un-fetchable with Protean Hulk without ALSO adding Phyrexian Delver). I have enough combos fetchable with Protean Hulk as it is, no need to add bad ones :)
4) My reanimation spells help me fetch/protect my infinite mana combos. See point #1 ;)
5) Beastmaster Ascension only prevents the Blowfly Infestation combo, though to be fair it does mean I can no longer Skullclamp my tokens. But generally I wait to drop Beastmaster Ascension until I have enough tokens able to swing that it immediately turns on, when it is more helpful than those two aforementioned cards.
Hope that clarifies some things! (I am considering Summoner's Pact, though, btw.)
1 week ago
Patolea: I dunno, I feel like a field full of deathtouchers does a decent job protecting her, and that ult is sweet :D the minus seems so-so, but sometimes having extra options is really helpful.
Pikobyte: Hmmm. If you want to run without infinite combos, I'd remove Blowfly Infestation, Quillspike, Ivy Lane Denizen, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed? You'd probably also want less tutors, then. Honestly, I don't think Hapatra is that good if you don't have infinite combos at least as a backup plan. Maybe try a slower, staxier build with Contamination, Smokestack, and some of the newer Golgari cards?
2 weeks ago
If you're looking for a Pacific direction to take it in and you don't mind getting a lot of hatred infect is pretty good way to go.
When they block your creatures the blocking creatures will get neg one neg one counters making you snake tokens.
3 weeks ago
Not a bad approach to the deck, tho I do prefer going with more -1/-1 and counter themed cards in general. I think that a Blowfly Infestation and Necrotic Ooze could do wonders in this deck, since you got all the other pieces for the combo.
3 weeks ago
Well, it's true that it doesn't really matter to me which creature gets it. Sadly I assume, that giving my opponent's creatures "wither" won't count as me putting the counters on creatures. So the only cards actually getting something from it are The Scorpion God and Blowfly Infestation, when a creature of mine dies. The point of my creatures getting negative counters from damage will also make me think twice before I block with one of my stronger creatures to, let's say, block trample damage. It's definitely a card to consider, but I think it's best to be careful with it and test it out first a bit.
1 month ago
Welcome to Tapped Out!
You can have a lot more fun with this if add a few other cards, specifically something like Conspiracy to make everything a spider subtype. Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Frostweb Spider, Graverobber Spider, Juvenile Gloomwidow, Renowned Weaver, Penumbra Spider and Spider Spawning would be good additions to this. I'd also use Elves of Deep Shadow with your Llanowar Elves so you have another mana producer. You could also use Blowfly Infestation or Crumbling Ashes go with the -1/-1 counters.
1 month ago
Ah, yes, in all the typing I forgot Hapatra and Nest are "one or more" counters, and therefore would only trigger once no matter how many counters are put on a creature.
And the trick to making it infinite is that Blowfly Infestation has to put its counter on Grim Poppet, not on any snakes that are created, because the snakes won't be created until after the Infestation has already triggered and can't choose any new tokens as targets. It's not an infinite loop that runs itself, but you can get infinite tokens out of it so long as no one interrupts everything.
1 month ago
Simply put, yes there are possiblities for infinite combos in there:
Any one of Hapatra, Nest or Defenses + cast Grim Poppet + Blowfly Infestation will result in infinite tokens.
1/ Have, for example, Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Blowfly Infestation.
2/ Cast Grim Poppet.
3/ Poppet entering will trigger hapatra, creating 1 snake.
4/ Use one counter from poppet to kill off a token. Blowfly sees this and triggers - put the counter on poppet. Hapatra see all this and make 2 tokens - one from the token that just died and one from Poppet getting a counter via Blowfly. Repeat ad nauseum.
Of the other cards you mentioned, Doubling Season and Ogre Slumlord will not work - ogre triggers off of nontoken creatures, while doubling season will double the counters you put on poppet, killing it before you can go infinite.