Contagion Engine


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
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Contagion Engine


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.)

Contagion Engine Discussion

Daniel545 on You can count on Atraxa's superfriends

3 weeks ago

You should run Teferi, Temporal Archmage . He has perfect synergy. Also, run a Contagion Engine , proliferation is so good. Check out my ProliferationH. Otherwise, I feel this is good start, round out a good land base. Lands that enter the battlefield tapped are a pain, ain't they?

ShutUpMokuba on Yawgmoth M.D

3 weeks ago

shadow63 i appreciate your feedback. However i like to have more strategies because i don't want to risk to he shut down easily. I would take adding the cards you suggested (which luckily i already own with the exception of Contagion Engine ). The infect part is one of the reasons i've built this deck so i don't plan to cut out almost completely the cards that allow me to win via infect.

shadow63 on Yawgmoth M.D

3 weeks ago

I would honestly nix all the infect besides tantied strike. You will get hated out of the table. I would either go all in on the aristocrat style deck or the -1/-1 theme. Right now you kinda have a split 50/50 so you could end up with a few pieces from each side and not be able to do anything. If you want to go with counters first card I'd recommend is Contagion Engine . For the aristocrat strategy I'd use stuff like Plaguecrafter and Fleshbag Marauder and she might be a little pricey but I'd highly recommend Liliana, Dreadhorde General

Jamirostyle on Atraxa, Praetors' Voice [Superfriends]

1 month ago

Thank you for support my petition for this brew! Now I can share some ideas I had for my Atraxa deck and maybe can help you.

Contagion Engine could be a nice answer against mini hordes and also indestructible creature using the double proliferate ability killing them slowly and pumping up your permanents.

For card draw, Rhystic Study , Phyrexian Arena and Toothy, Imaginary Friend are good refilling your hand during the game.

Some mana rocks I run in my deck are Gilded Lotus , Coalition Relic and Astral Cornucopia .

And for the SuperFriends team I will suggest Liliana, Dreadhorde General , Ajani Unyielding and Dovin Baan . First, Liliana allows us to create chump blockers and draw cards when they die or another creature of our own. This also is good using her -4 while we have on the board Academy Rector and Arena Rector and needless to say about her -9; Just brutal. Then Ajani can help us find more Suprefriends with his +2, exile some annoying creatures with his -3 and pumping up our board with his -9. And Finally, Dovin can silence creatures, draw cards for us and his ulti is just obscene as hell.

Pervavita on C-C-C-C-Combo Breaker!

1 month ago

Deflection + Demonic Consultation , Yes the combo doesn't work but that didn't stop me from building the deck and having a ton of fun milling my opponents out before I learned that I could not.

Many years latter Magistrate's Scepter (when I opened it Mercadian Masques I just loved it but had no real way to make it work) and then Contagion Engine was printed and I had found it's home. Slow, bad, but so much fun.

articred on Atraxa, an infectious breed

1 month ago

Hey ToxicMCTV thanks for the suggestions.

Mirari's Wake is a good idea, I'll put that into my side board till I figure out what I'd like to exchange for it.

Contagion Engine was originally in the deck list, I removed it later due to its higher cmc and wanted to try and speed the deck up with a lower end casting toll. I think there are a few cards that I could take out and have this replace it as its double proliferate counters the cost cast.

ToxicMCTV on Atraxa, an infectious breed

1 month ago

Contagion Engine allows for all creatures and for proliferation twice.

DemonDragonJ on Guildpact Informant or Merfolk Skydiver?

1 month ago

The newest debate that I am considering for my Atraxa EDH deck is whether or not I should replace Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver . The skydiver has a lower converted mana cost and can also immediately make itself or another creature more powerful, but its proliferate ability requires a significant investment of mana, which is the main focus of my deliberation.

On one hand, the informant’s ability requires no mana, but triggers only during combat, whereas, on the other hand, the skydiver’s ability can be used at any time, but requires mana to use. Also, each of those creatures has redundancy with other cards in my deck; the informant has redundancy with Thrummingbird , Grateful Apparition , Sword of Truth and Justice , Kalonian Hydra , and Archangel of Thune in that each of those cards has a triggered ability that places counters on creatures. If I were to put the skydiver in the deck, it would have redundancy with Viral Drake , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Karn's Bastion , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , and Gavony Township in that each of those cards has an activated ability that places counters on creatures.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver ?

Actually, I could alternatively replace Abzan Falconer with Merfolk Skydiver , because, as nice as the falconer is, it does not really contribute to the overall theme of the deck and having another source of proliferation is better than giving all of my creatures flying, especially since a large number of creatures in this deck already have flying, and I have two other cards in this deck that can grant all of my creatures flying. What does everyone say about that?

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Contagion Engine occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.14%