Contagion Engine

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Contagion Engine

Artifact

When Contagion Engine enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature target player controls.

, : Proliferate, then proliferate again. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there. Then do it again.)

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Contagion Engine Discussion

PurePazaak on Current Ezuri Build

6 hours ago

So I have an Ezuri, Claw of Progress build, myself. You should check it out! I'm gonna give you some ideas, as I may have a few more experience counters than you xD

The suggestions I make are from my list, but I won't mention any cards outside of your budget. Let's get started!

This is alphabetical, not in order of relevance:

  • Avenger of Zendikar is a bomb! He usually produces 7 tokens (sometimes more, rarely less). That's 7 Ezuri triggers! A great way to spend some mana.
  • Birthing Pod is good; in my opinion, it is secondary to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (more on him later)
  • Breeding Pool is in your sideboard, but is a little out of your budget. If you're willing to buy it, there is absolutely no reason to leave it out of your deck
  • Cyclonic Rift is an auto-include, as you are playing a blue EDH deck
  • As brian.olson542 mentioned, Fathom Mage is amazing with Ezuri. It's the best card draw you'll get
  • Green Sun's Zenith is amazing if you have enough green creatures to make it relevant. Tutoring is important in Commander, especially with a toolbox build (Ezuri can easily be a very effective toolbox). If you have too many blue/artifact creatures, I would go for other tutors
  • Hinterland Harbor is from my favorite cycle of lands. In a 2-color deck, it will usually enter the battlefield _UN_tapped, without having to Shock yourself. Wonderful!
  • You would be amazed at just how useful Kiora's Follower is. Got a tapped Simic Growth Chamber, Sol Ring, or Oran-Rief, the Vastwood? No problem :) Of course, it can also untap any creatures you have, as well as tapping an opponent's artifacts/creatures. So much utility in one little creature!
  • I am familiar with Lifecrafter's Bestiary (or the Pokedex, as I call it). However, I have not tried it in my Ezuri Claw build. I'd be interested in seeing how it plays out!
  • Murkfiend Liege is definitely not as good as Seedborn Muse, but it is also 90% cheaper, so that's okay
  • Mycoloth is one of the best ways to get more counters! You needn't devour anything as it enters, though you certainly may. Just dump XP into it, and you get some tokens, which gives you more XP, which gives you more tokens, which gives...
  • Panharmonicon - yesyesYES!!! This card is bonkers! Creatures that create tokens when they enter the battlefield (i.e.: Avenger of Zendikar) will create twice that amount! But wait - There's more! Those tokens will trigger Ezuri TWICE! For those of you following along at home, that's FOUR TIMES the Ezuri triggers for those tokens. You can't afford to pass that up!
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter really doesn't play with Ezuri, but it is an A+ Simic card.
  • PUT IN Sage of Hours!!! He is an infinite combo, and a win condition. If you have 4 XP, play Sage, get another XP, enter combat, place 5 counters on Sage and remove them instantly, take an extra turn. Then do the same thing next turn. Then the next. Then the next. You see where i'm going here? It's infinite turns, my friend. There's no cooler way to win (well... except for Now I Know My ABC's... but that's a different deck)
  • I don't usually like taplands, but I make an excuse for Temple of Mystery. The artwork alone keeps it in, and the scrying is noice
  • Yavimaya Coast is another solid and inexpensive option for mana

This is kinda alphabetical... but not really. _()_/

Whew! Well I gave you a lot to think about, there. feel free to ask questions about anything I've suggested; I'd be happy to give you examples from games I've played, etc. Good luck, and happy deck-teching!

Suns_Champion on Multiplanar Maelstrom

1 week ago

Nice deck! Superfriends are my favorite builds, though I'm a Narset player myself.

Here goes:

Oath of Nissa is a must!

Why no The Chain Veil?

Contagion Engine has worked wonders for me in my Narset deck.

Saheeli Rai is a good walker, even if your deck isn't artifact heavy.

Cascading Cataracts for mana fixing AND points for flavor!

Aqueous Form for getting your commander to punch through and some helpful scrying before you cascade.

As Foretold can't hurt, and if you add more proliferation it becomes amazing.

Finally, with a superfriends theme, more proliferation effects always help, and with a low creature count, boardwipes hurt your opponents way more than you.

Melanthios on It's Not Stupid If It Workz

1 week ago

Except Contagion Engine isn't standard legal lol.

Firebones675 on Hapatra, The Plague

1 week ago

Blowfly Infestation with Crumbling Ashes is nice.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction,etc. can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck.

Also since she specifically make's snake tokens, Seshiro the Anointed might be ok but i'm not as sure about that one

ztrainjetsfan on Wither

1 week ago

So Firebones675, what do you think I should change out in order to have Crumbling Ashes and say Contagion Clasp or Contagion Engine in the deck? and what did you think about what Bobby654 said about adding Kulrath Knight

Firebones675 on Wither

1 week ago

Crumbling Ashes is fun with Blowfly Infestation.

Proliferate cards like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction, or Tezzeret's Gambit (you'd probably have to pay the life but i think it still would be worth it) can also help ensure the spread of your counters.

Quillspike is nice for removing the counters that end up on your own creatures and also forms an infinite combo with Devoted Druid which is already in the deck

vbfabled on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

1 week ago

New suggestion: I might replace Fog with Druid's Deliverance since for 1 extra mana you'll get much more value out of it. I would have recommended Contagion Engine but it appears to have gone up by $10 since I got mine, so...

Also, one problem that comes up a lot in commander is mana fixing. It's hard to make sure you have the right color at the right time, so even though they're a little slow, it's good to run things like Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Jungle Hollow, Golgari Rot Farm, and Tainted Wood.

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