Festering Newt

Festering Newt

Creature — Salamander

When Festering Newt dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), 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.

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Set Rarity
Jumpstart (JMP) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Historic Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Festering Newt Discussion

dichia on Witch

2 months ago

If you need a cheaper way to cast Festering Newt from graveyard you could use Unearth.

Xoct on Witch

2 months ago

@ dichia

By the way, I have appreciated your help and recommendations. I like the idea of Alchemist's Refuge.

I did consider looking into the food sub-theme before. Now that I got a better feel for how the deck runs, I may just make that into another deck of it's own. But I'm definitely open to seeing how the cards you mentioned can work in this deck.

I'm also a long time edh player, so I assumed Prophet of Kruphix was banned in modern too, thankfully it's not. I love the idea of this card.

Early Harvest untaps all basic lands Regrowth to bring Early Harvest back to your hand. Early Harvest a second time, play your second Regrowth Pay 3 for Mirari to copy Regrowth Regrowth two targets will be Early Harvest and one copy of Regrowth

Rinse and repeat cycle to gain infinite mana. Regrowth brings the second copy of Regrowth and refreshes mana with Early Harvest.

I realize this infinite combo would not work with Bubbling Cauldron since all that mana goes away when the turn is over, and Bubbling Cauldron wouldn't untap until the next upkeep with Unwinding Clock. Also I forgot Early Harvest only untaps basic lands. (This is why the combo was removed).

To be honest, I don't know. At the multiplayer table, I found that Bubbling Cauldron is a huge target for removal. So I could only imagine how a single player would use their resources to stop that particular card. In multiplayer, it's easier to let someone else be a threat, wait till a lot of counter spells were used, then feel safer to play key cards.
Only way I'm able to sacrifice multiple newts in one turn is by having multiple copies of Bubbling Cauldron.

The way I intended to sacrifice newts outside my turn was through Unwinding Clock, only needing one copy of Bubbling Cauldron.

So it's a bit misleading of me infer a single cauldron could be used multiple times on my current turn. I have yet to find a combo that will enable this.

First idea that came to mind is Intruder Alarm and either Mycosynth Lattice or March of the Machines. Problem is i'd still need a way to get Festering Newt to etb from the graveyard, which Havengul Lich can do, but it costs 2 mana per cast, and 1 mana per cauldron ability. Really mana expensive.

However this combo COULD would work better with Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven, wouldn't need Havengul Lich either. Eliminating the need to spend mana.

kpres on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Foxes are elusive scavengers or predators. They are shy, seldom seen, but opportunistic.

Shy Fox (g/w) How do you do hybrid mana?

Creature - Fox

Shy Fox can't attack if defending player controls a creature.

Lifelink

2/1


Scavenging Fox

Creature - Fox

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, Scavenging Fox gains First Strike until end of turn.

2/1


Shadow Fox

Creature - Fox

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, exile Shadow Fox. Return it to the battlefield at the beginning of the end step.

Lifelink

2/2


Challenge: This is a multi-part challenge for more than one contributor. Part 1: Create a permanent card that searches for a card by name after some kind of condition is met. The card you're designing is one part of a two or three-part combo. Don't design the card being searched for, but instead let that be Part 2 of this challenge, to be done by someone else. You may add whatever you like to the conditions of Part 2, and you can even give that card a name because your artifact refers to it by name.

Inspiration for this comes from Bubbling Cauldron, Festering Newt, and Bogbrew Witch, or Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, and Helm of Kaldra, or Renowned Weaponsmith with Vial of Dragonfire and Heart-Piercer Bow.

KingKilvas on CMDR: Osculum Infame (Witchcraft Theme)

1 year ago

I know the combo isn't as strong without four ofs, but you should consider Bogbrew Witch and Festering Newt as well.

ZendikariWol on Count Vascula's Spooktacular EDH

1 year ago

I feel like this absolutely needs Identity Thief and a Delirium package. However, I think that this is more just a flavor thing, so I’ll say the above, Dark Impostor , Dimir Doppelganger , Arcane Adaptation , and the classic Bogbrew Witch , Festering Newt , and Bubbling Cauldron package. Laboratory Maniac is super flavorful as well.

But since you look to be going with some heavy black synergies... have you considered The Haunt of Hightower as a commander? It’s definitely, imo, the coolest Halloween-themed commander, being both super cool and very spooky. Still, I understand if you have an attachment to the Reaper King after so long.

hellhole3927 on Zombie/ discard Modern

1 year 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!

1 year ago

Why do you have 8 Festering Newt ?

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