Core Prowler


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Uncommon

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Core Prowler

Creature — Horror

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

When Core Prowler is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Core Prowler Discussion

Suns_Champion on Tales from the Yawning Portal: Yisans Story

1 month ago

Hi friend! Looking good so far! Some thoughts:

Add Gaea's Cradle to go along Growing Rites of Itlimoc. You don't need to be told why lol. If you do throw in Voyaging Satyr, who also just goes well with Nykthos and Rites.

Throw in Birthing Pod from the maybeboard. Seems like a good way to mimic your commander in a way.

No Swiftfoot Boots?

Rings of Brighthearth and Magewright's Stone were suggested for my Brion deck a lot and they seem to work here.

Concordant Crossroads is an interesting one. Now you can grab all the creatures turn of and start attacking, and all the creatures you cast have haste. Little risky but may pay off for you.

Finally, some proliferate effects like Core Prowler, Contagion Engine, and Contagion Clasp might be good if you want to ramp into the bigger things faster. Maybe you want to curve up though so I don't know.

Possible cuts: Temur Sabertooth, Ramunap Excavator, Vitalize, Triumph of the Hordes, Bow of Nylea.

Good luck! Can't wait to play against it!

magicsheep on Black Green -1/-1 Counter Deck

1 month ago

First of all, good synergy but Skullclamp is NOT legal in modern! It's banned for a reason, but it's legal in Vintage and Commander. Now, to my suggestions. A Core Prowler uses infect, not wither, but the proliferate ability when it dies is very powerful. Grim Affliction is an excellent proliferate card, that would allow this deck to double the amount of -1/-1 counters on all other creatures. Spread the Sickness is another recommendation because it does removal and helps spread -1/-1 counters on the battlefield. Plaguemaw Beast can be very strong if used properly. Contagion Engine is a good proliferate card, except it does cost 6 mana and is more practical as a later game card. But, if you use it correctly with Sudden Spoiling by making them all 0/2's, so play Sudden Spoiling and then Contagion Engine, putting 3 -1/-1 counters on the 0/2's (spoiler alert: they die) and you've board wiped their creatures. Side note: Throne of Geth does not have a great number of artifacts in this deck to sacrifice but it can sacrifice itself, so it's basically a :,Proliferate. This ability can only be activated once (obviously, since you have to sacrifice it) but its not a bad card to add at least one. Maybe remove the Boggart Ram-Gang because it's unlikely you'll get it on turn 3, and by then the haste will be useless?

Pabs4444 on Hapatra Snakes

2 months ago

Hey! Fellow EDH player also with a Hapatra deck. If you're interested, my budget version is here Hapatra Budget Casual. A few small notes I would say about your deck: 1. Take out lands. You have a low average cmc with a low cmc Commander. I would recommend taking out 2 or 3.2. I would highly recommend going away from infect. Either devote your deck to Infect, or take it out. Having a few infect creatures in a deck makes your deck an easy to hate target if you can not reliably get them out. The one I would keep in would be Core Prowler if going away from Infect theme because it does have the added bonus of Proliferate. But Blight Mamba might be a nice Infect choice if wanting to go sub snake tribal.2.5 Triumph of the Hordes as a win con.3. No Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, or Cryptolith Rite? These could easy be switched with Dictate of Erebos (good card, but sacrifice does not seem to be a theme of the deck), Fecundity helps other players draw cards as well, and Crumbling Ashes is just a better Liliana, Death Wielder.

Good luck with the deck. Feel free to look at and comment on mine. I have also have a slightly more competitive version of the deck that I shared the link to. Also have another one with Hapatra that tries to revolve around Infect. Hope this feedback comes across more as helpful than attacking.

APPLE01DOJ on Mono-color deck challenge..

3 months ago

I would cut the 4 cost creatures.

Core Prowler Corpse Cur

Pieguy396 on Fast Acting Poison

4 months ago

Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have a few suggestions for you:

dstinct on Atraxa, Voice of Infect

4 months ago

I just started building a deck similar without doing a search for it. Here are some of the ideas I came up with:

1) If you are playing multiplayer, Tooth and Nail may be castable, but if you aren't going to pay the entwine don't bother playing it. Otherwise stick with Defense of the Heart. There are lots of different cards you can grab, but my personal favorite pair is Triskelion and Mephidross Vampire. Together it's a permanent creature board wipe that basically clears the way for you to attack with you infect creatures.

2) Throne of Geth works well with old used up artifacts or with Core Prowler and Corpse Cur.

3) Forgotten Ancient is also on-colour and will ramp up your infect dudes as well. He also plays nice with Triskelion who is gross with Glistening Oil on him.

4) Infect isn't just combat damage, but any damage dealt by those creatures, so you can use Tim effects such as Hermetic Study, Psionic Gift, Thornbite Staff, and Viridian Longbow. You can also use these on creatures like Marsh Viper.

5) I second Dauthi Embrace. I remember playing back in Tempest, and shadow creatures were a pain to deal with.

6) I love using Ichor Rats with a Mimic Vat out. Either the player keeps taking hits from it, or they kill it and I imprint it on the Vat and they they are on a faster clock.

7) For evasion in any deck using black I've been using Filth and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Together everything is unblockable, and black is popular right now, so there is a pretty good chance your opponent will be using it.

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