As Engineered Plague enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
All creatures of the chosen type get -1/-1.
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Engineered Plague Discussion
12 hours ago
The only lands deck around disappeared and more tribal aggro decks popped up.
2 months ago
This might fit your budget, check it out from MCM. It's combo rather than control or midrange. Making midrange or control deck takes little more time to brew and I might post it later. One more question; are storm decks mainly ANT or TES in your meta?
3 months ago
you should put in some changelings like Amoeboid Changeling
they're bears as well as everything else
they can also turn everything into a nothing, such as to counter Engineered Plague
4 months ago
I would definitely run some graveyard hate for decks like Reanimator, Storm and Dredge in the form of Relic of Progenitus, Grafdigger's Cage or Tormod's Crypt. I think you need 3-4 pieces of graveyard hate.
I personally would also run 2x Back to Basics to punish greedy mana bases like Eldrazi, Lands, Mud, Bug etc. Just be aware that you play it when it does not hurt yourself too much.
I also think that you want 2-3 Dismembers in your sideboard against Tarmogoyf, Gurmag Angler, Stoneforge Mystic or any creature that might prevent you from getting damage through in the matchups, where your islandwalk is irrelevant. They are also very useful against Death & Taxes, which is one of Merfolk bad matchups.
You can also run Echoing Truth against decks that play annoying enchantments/artifacts like Meekstone, Ensnaring Bridge, Moat, Engineered Plague. It is also useful against tokens from Empty the Warrens, Monastery Mentor tokens, Young Pyromancer tokens and Entreat the Angels tokens.
Against Death & Taxes and Stoneblade decks, you could add 1x Manriki-Gusari to the sideboard to destroy their equipments. You can easily find it by copying their Stoneforge Mystic with your Phantasmal Image.
Many sideboards also run some additional counterspells and here there many available options.One of these options is Flusterstorm, which is good at winning counterwars and which is also good against combo decks like Storm and Reanimator.
You can also use counter spells like Negate, Swan Song or Spell Pierce. Personally I would not run 1 mana counterspell due to Chalice of the Void other the Flusterstorm, where the copies does not get countered by Chalice of the Void.
Other that these, you have some flexspots which can anything you need like: Pithing Needle which can name a ton stuff like Sensei's Divining Top, Wirewood Symbiote, Stoneforge Mystic, Grindstone, Sneak Attack etc.
Submerge which is a free bouncespell against decks with forest lands. It is sometimes even a removal spell, if you use it, when they use their fetchlands.
I hope this is helpful for you. :)
5 months ago
5 months ago
Still not sure how this allows us to cast spells, though. (Same applies for Mirror+Night of Souls, and the Archetype/Spotlight).
I think Knowledge Pool allows a better lock than erayo, because it doesn't counter spells.
9 months ago
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I'm unsure about the Engineered Plague in the sideboard. I can't decide if they belong or not.
9 months ago
Thanks for the suggestion, but it seems a little narrow to me. I can't think of many 2 toughness tokens, and Illness in the Ranks will be more efficient in most cases. However, I can name a token type with Engineered Plague to take care of most tokens and hit tribal decks like elves at the same time, which is probably my best option.