Cystbearer

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Cystbearer

Creature — Beast

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

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Cystbearer Discussion

Master_of_Metal on BUDGET >5$ INFECT TURN 3 WIN

2 weeks ago

If you have more money, and would like a better, blue splashed path replace Cystbearer with Blighted Agent and swap Viridian Betrayers with either Vines of Vastwood or Might of Old Krosa. Also side note, in order for it to be about 5-6$ be sure to optimize your cart on TCGplayer.

shandiris on Yield to Infect

3 months ago

1White.Fox.Omega1 Yeah, traditional knowledge in EDH says that I should add more ramp. The one problem is that typical solution takes this deck towards a pretty standard midrange list, with lots of small bad creatures. (Because that's what all these infect guys are.) I'm trying to make an aggro deck work in EDH. For that reason I probaly need to add Contagious Nim Cystbearer to up my creature count.The problem with lowering my curve and cutting top-end cards means that my deck also gets worse in the long game.

I realize I'm contradicting myself here, that's what makes this deck so difficult to build. :P

Vathlo on Brave the Biohazard (Pauper Infect)

7 months ago

Hello and thanks for the upvote!

  1. Game 2 sideboard plans depends on the deck, but generally it goes:-2Cystbearer +2 Corpse Cur-1 Groundswell +1 Predator's StrikeI usually worry more about Edict effects, since I only have Khalni Garden for protection. Disfigure and cards like it can be countered by pump spells. Terminate I haven't seen and I don't believe is widely played.

2.Pulse of Murasa is meta dependent, I think.For example, my local paper meta MBC is still a thing. So Pulse wouldn't help much in that matchup, because they have more removal than I do creatures post-board. But I could be wrong. I just don't think that the deck is built to really grind out games on purpose.

  1. I don't think the toolbox lands are meta dependent. Although Halimar Depths has been overall lackluster. The ability to look at the top three cards and arrange them is nice, but not being an actual scry effect is sometimes a feel bad. It might become a Sejiri Steppe in the future, or just another Forest.

DJST0RM on Infect Supreme

9 months ago

bad. bab bad bad bad bad bad bad. do not use Cystbearer costs . too much mana for a legacy deck. also use Mutagenic Growth.

MrTristan19 on

1 year ago

Deck looks pretty good, but here are some recommendations:

The creature base is quite high, feel free to cut it down for more card draw and removal. Mediocre creatures Priests of Norn, and Cystbearer should go.

Rot Wolf lets you draw cards if they block it.

Contagion Clasp and Contagion Engine let you Proliferate even more times a turn and can clear the board of blockers.

Combat Tricks like Vines of Vastwood, Become Immense and Stonewood Invocation can be brutally efficient once you get an opening.

Triumph of the Hordes and Caress of Phyrexia are great as final pushes to end the game.

Corrupted Conscience is purely for multiplayer fun, take their big bomb and make it their worst nightmare!

teodorofelipe on Extreme Budget Ezuri, Claw of Progress $21

1 year ago

Really liked this deck, only think i don't think is cool is the fact it uses "infect" mechanic, it is kinda silly in commander, you could trade infect cards for blue shadows to keep the "unblockable" archetype and good budget cards that trigger ezure and some protection for him , here are some budget sugestions:

Deep-Sea Kraken => Zameck Guildmage

Hunted Phantasm => Elgaud Shieldmate

Talrand's Invocation => Patagia Viper

Wild Beastmaster => Cultivator of Blades

Blight Mamba => Coiling Oracle

Blighted Agent => Trygon Predator

Cystbearer => Mystic Snake

Glistener Elf => Swiftfoot Boots

Putrefax => Vorel of the Hull Clade

Rot Wolf => Thalakos Dreamsower

Spinebiter => Simic Manipulator

Viridian Corrupter => Reclamation Sage

Fruit of the First Tree => Bident of Thassa

Hunter's Insight => Bred for the Hunt

Life's Legacy => Coastal Piracy

Protective Bubble => Canopy Cover

Geodude333 on Infect

1 year ago

Have you considered swapping out Twisted Image for Glistener Elf. Apart from the Cystbearer I really don't see the use in have the switch spell and all of you buffs are power and toughness. Just wondering.

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