Festering Newt


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common

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Festering Newt

Creature — Salamander

When Festering Newt dies, target creature an opponent controls gets -1/-1 until end of turn. That creature gets -4/-4 instead if you control a creature named Bogbrew Witch .

Festering Newt Discussion

hellhole3927 on Zombie/ discard Modern

5 months ago

First off I'm going to assume this is more of a casual Modern deck due to the cmc'c of the creatures. If it isn't I would recommend making sure the majority of the creatures is 1 and 2 drops, but for casual it seems quite cool (I love tribal decks). Next, I'm not sure if you are on a budget, but if you aren't Thoughtseize is simply the best discard spell ever printed (not terribly expensive). Also Inquisition of Kozilek is the next best, but if you are in a more casual play group rather than a turn 4 play group it may not be as good (still good though). Finally, if this is more of a "good" casual Modern deck with the Festering Newt and Bubbling Cauldron combo you should probably include Bogbrew Witch .

RubyOrzhov on Bogparty!

6 months ago

Why do you have 8 Festering Newt ?

VarietyBlack on Crappy Mountains/Swamp

11 months ago

I'm a sucker for themed decks, and while you may not know it, you've got the foundation for one in Bogbrew Witch, Bubbling Cauldron, and Festering Newt. Running a full 4 copies of the witch and the cauldron will allow you to take advantage of them more often. Also, 4 copies of Supernatural Stamina lets you recur Festering Newt for more shenanigans.

Viscera Seer is a great scry card, letting you set up your draws at the cost of sacrificing a creature.

Zulaport Cutthroat, Blood Artist, and Mogg War Marshal are 2-drops that benefit you when they die, which means they combo decently with your cauldron and the Viscera Seer card I mentioned above.

Cast Down and Vicious Offering are great cheap removal spells; Fatal Push is best if you decide to build something sacrificial.

I love the combination of Cemetery Recruitment with Lurching Rotbeast. That's 12 cards worth of card draw over the course of the game. Adding some Zombies to take advantage of Recruitment isn't bad.

Sorry. I know these are a lot of suggestions. These are what came to mind when I saw this.

Kardonis on What a horrible night to have a curse...

1 year ago

Try out going a tiny bit more on witch tribal with the Bogbrew Witch jank package.

I'd think running 4 x Festering Newt, 2 x Bubbling Cauldron and 3 x Bogbrew Witch. Would be janky, fun, and improve this curve a tad.

I'd cut 3 x toil, the 2 altar's reap, 2 bitterheart witches and two curse of misfortunes

Martiny on Endrek Sahr, Sacrifice EDH

1 year ago

Actually just took out Fallen Angel. Too high a cmc for it's effect, or what do you think? The Festering Newt, Bubbling Cauldron and Bogbrew Witch are in for the laugh - I have had them laying around for too long.Kokusho, the Evening Star only works well if we're able to reanimate him, or what do you think?

Monomanamaniac on Questions about sacrificing creatures

1 year ago

OK so this is actually a couple questions in one. Firstly, if I have an Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder in play and I play creatures enough to put enough thrulls into play, can I sacrifice him with Bubbling Cauldron after the tokens come into play but before he would otherwise die. Secondly, if I have a Festering Newt and I equip it with Skullclamp is there a way I could sacrifice it with Bubbling Cauldron before it would die from 0 toughness?

GingerSocrates on

1 year ago

Hey ZendikariWol, good advice, though the plan was to not activate Cuombajj Witches when Festering Newt is out. In fact, the Newt would only be out when it's being thrown in the pot.

As for your suggestions, I think they would work better however, this deck was made for a friend who was super happy with the deck so I didn't want to make changes. Even though he got sick for the Halloween tournament and never played it haha.

I did like the suggestion and worked on a Witch + Curse Modern deck, Witch's Curse.

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