Cystbearer

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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

Loyaldingo on Good old fashioned infect shootout

1 month ago

Have you thought about replacing Cystbearer with Ichorclaw Myr?

kOzOk on Deathtouch and Infect - Painful Bite

3 months ago

After few games I noticed this deck needs more death-touch than infect.

Changing Cystbearer - Ichorclaw Myr - Rot Wolf for Deadly Recluse - Thornweald Archer.

Also more counter-spells Turn Aside - Counterspell.

More draw Preordain - Brainstorm

For Infect one more Chained Throatseeker and I added Blighted Agent to help mark opponent with at least one poison. Blighted Agent also helps a lot to finish game faster.

More tap enchountments Psionic Gift

chadsansing on Doran, This Infection needs Penicillin

4 months ago

Maybe swap out Timber Protector since you don't run an overwhelmingly tribal list here? Also Night's Whisper. You could run Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares over Unmake, as well, or a Anguished Unmaking. Cystbearer might be too vanilla a 2/3 at its rate to fit with your other high-toughness creatures. Not sure Oketra the True has enough upside for this particular deck, either. Sylvan Caryatid seems not so great because of Defender. Same with Vine Trellis and Wall of Tanglecord.

Master_of_Metal on BUDGET <10$ INFECT TURN 3 WIN

7 months 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

10 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)

1 year 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

1 year 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.

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