Canker Abomination

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Canker Abomination

Creature — Treefolk Horror

As Canker Abomination enters the battlefield, choose an opponent. Canker Abomination enters the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter on it for each creature that player controls.

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Canker Abomination Discussion

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

2 weeks 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!!

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

3 weeks 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!

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

I stand corrected.... I did not realize that "ETB with counters" was considered the same as "place counters on". So Phillygreenman007 you are correct, Canker Abomination would net creatures if board is set-up properly. Cheers!

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Phillygreenman007... so I was considering Canker Abomination... in this build it wouldn't net creatures unless I used it as a counter-dump. ETB-with-counters doesn't trigger Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, or Nest of Scarabs. For a similar effect and same cmc, I could use Soulstinger, which I had considered in the past, but sorta forgot about. When Soulstinger was released, I initially thought it would allow you to target multiple creatures, which it doesn't, however it has great synergy with Nest of Scarabs. I dropped Soulstinger in standard because it was too slow, but it might (big might) be worth a try in this build, especially with Necroskitter in play.

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Phillygreenman007 thanks for that suggestion! I saw Canker Abomination in other decklists and have tossed around that idea a bit lately. I think I could add a lower cost synergistic creature and cut Incremental Blight for the sake of speed. I think I need to keep my cards at no greater than 4cmc. I also have been considering sideboarding Appetite for Brains, but I might be getting overboard with removal. Any thoughts on Brains?

Phillygreenman007 on Negative Creep Modern

1 month ago

Canker Abomination would net you creatures if your versing a creature heavy deck

eyes2sky on New to Pauper: The Complete ...

1 month ago

14 NEW Cards to add to our Pauper decks...looks a few decent ones!
Foil
Moan of the Unhallowed
Offalsnout
Slum Reaper
Arena Athlete
Molten Birth
Reckless Wurm
Sparkspitter
Groundskeeper
Miming Slime
Canker Abomination
Dimir Guildmage
Fire / Ice
Vessel of Endless Rest

I'm looking forward to using Miming Slime, Reckless Wurm, Foil and Moan of the Unhallowed (not many Pauper cards that can make 2/2 Zombies!). Do you think any of these downshifted cards will improve your decks? or inspire new ones?

Boza on Downshifted Pauper Cards in UMA

1 month ago

From the above list, the cool cards not mentioned are:

Reckless Wurm - very cool change that can push madenss decks.
Moan of the Unhallowed - a key pieces for a zombie deck.
Canker Abomination - I do not which deck will play it, but it is a cool card nontheless.

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