Crippling Blight

Crippling Blight

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets -1/-1 and can't block.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crippling Blight Discussion

Yesterday on Curses

2 years ago

Curse of Death's Hold impacts the player and has a static effect on all creatures that player controls. It's a new rule for the player, as you put it.

In any case, protection from a colour only prevents anything of that colour from blocking, targeting, dealing damage to, or enchanting the permanent that's protected. So while a Ward Sliver with protection from black couldn't be enchanted with a Crippling Blight, it can still be effected and even killed by spells like Toxic Deluge (because they don't target it, deal damage to it, etc.).

Frytrix99 on Enchantment Noble B/G

2 years ago

I play Crippling Blight to avoid getting block when I attack, like Noble Quarry. But you're right that the card is a little bit weak.

I like Blightcaster, it could be really usefull. Also, I don't have a lot of 4 drop (only my noble), so it would be appropriate to use it.

You're right about Seal of Primordium. I need it, at minimum in the sideboard.

Despondency has the same effect as Rancor, which is much better here.

I'm not sure about Seal of Doom. It works well with the deck, but it's 1 more mana compare to Doom Blade, and can't target black creature, opposed to Murder.

gnikrul on Enchantment Noble B/G

2 years ago

Need more uncommons you say? How about Blightcaster? Just think, Stab Wound kills a Myr Enforcer outright if you have one on the battlefield.

Definitely need Seal of Primordium in there. You just can't leave the house without a Disenchant effect.

Crippling Blight seems weak in a deck that isn't highly aggressive.

I also question the inclusion of Doom Blade/Murder. Not only could they be replaced with Seal of Doom, most problems they solve are solved just as easily by Lignify. Since you already have a lot of targeted removal (especially if you run Blightcaster), perhaps it would be better to diversify into your favorite variant of Diabolic Edict, Geth's Verdict, or Tyrant's Choice?

I don't think it's optimal but you could also consider running Despondency as a way to keep those Constellation triggers coming.

Overall seems like a lot of fun!

LeaPlath on Modern Minotaur's

3 years ago

Crippling Blight should be Lightning Bolt. Dreadbore is just bad. Ob Nixlis is slow. Boros Reckoner seems a sure in. RRR for a 3/3 with an upside, minotaur and first strike as needed

DeaconofJace on

3 years ago

Maybe 4 of each of these, sideboard walls/creatures for more protection but i would keep willbreaker and beguiler in as well as the scepter Willbreaker Beguiler of Wills Echoing Truth Unsummon Isochron Scepter Wall of Frost Aerial Formation Cerulean Wisps Cyclonic Rift Mana Leak sticking to mono-color makes mana management easier and you don't have to buy multicolored lands.

If you want black Murder Doom Blade Cry of Contrition Despise Duress Crippling Blight

These are only my suggestions do with it what you will and good luck.

Firebones675 on Mono-Black Vampire Deck

3 years ago

Looks pretty good! A few cards i'd look into adding are Urge to Feed, Lord of Lineage  Flip and Captivating Vampire as they pump your team, and Blade of the Bloodchief. I would also consider cutting Balustrade Spy (If your goal is to win through damage this doesn't help much), Crypt Incursion, and Crippling Blight.

medownyou on My First BU Control Deck

3 years ago

-2 Tidy Conclusion

-2 Assassin's Strike

-1 Pestilence Demon

-2Aether Theorist

-1 Weave Fate

-1 Shadow Alley Denizen

-2 Thriving Turtle,

-2 Artificer's Epiphany

-3 Crippling Blight

-12 Islands

-8 swamps

in total -20 lands, and -16 other cards leaving you room to add 6 cards

+2 Serum Visions or another card draw spell such as Divination


adding Duress

more Disperse

swapping Tidy Conclusion for 2 more Doom Blade

That's a bunch of editing so i'm not even sure what it looks like after that tbh, but it should perform better for you by a good amount just with that

aholder7 on My First BU Control Deck

3 years ago

hey im in agreeance with everything landofmordor said. cut anything that doesn't fit your theme/goal. Desecration Demon, Fetid Imp, Morkrut Necropod, Pestilence Demon (this ones mostly do to its high cost), Shadow Alley Denizen, Thriving Turtle, Artificer's Epiphany (because you have no artifacts), Dramatic reversal (you don't really have much that this helps), Tidy Conclusion (because its way over costed and you have no artifacts), Weave Fate (because Divination is terrible at 3 mana and this is 4), Assassin's Strike (6 mana removal is bad), Crippling Blight (1 mana cards removal that probably won't kill anything is even worse), Dead Weight, Singing Bell Strike, Spectral Prison, Viper's Kiss (basically all of your enchantments are much worse than any instant or sorcery you should be playing).

that leaves

2x Aether Theorist (slow and doesn't help you control much)

1x Aethersquall Ancient (expensive finisher, you could do alot better but if you really like it this one can work i guess).

1x Air Servant (expensive flier that dies to every piece of removal that i can think of that costs 1 or 2 mana. and doesnt really close things out that fast. you can find much better threats).

2x Azure Mage (too mana intensive for any modern deck other than the absolute slowest control deck. generally speaking you can find better cards that give you card advantage)

1x Benthic Giant (this one is hexproof so it does act as a better finisher compared to Air Servant, but it has no evasion which means it will be chump blocked all day).

1x Benthic Infiltrator (you have no cards that interact with the exile effect and its a terrible card in terms of unblockable damage dealers. Tormented Soul would deal damage just as fast at 1 mana).

1x Harbinger of the Tides (actually a pretty good card. play more of these probably)

1x Salvage Drone (somewhat lackluster as a 1 drop)

1x Disperse (decent card)

2x Doom Blade (very solid card. may want to switch to Ultimate Price)

1x Force Away (probably should just be another disperse)

2x Glimmer of Genius (this is a pretty bad draw spell)

3x Select for Inspection (great card).

things you can add

Mana Leak, Duress, Inquisition of Kozilek, Dismember, Boomerang maybe a Tasigur, the Golden Fang or two.

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