Fevered Convulsions


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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Tempest Rare

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Fevered Convulsions


(2)(Black)(Black): Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.

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Fevered Convulsions Discussion

Bhaal666 on Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons - JLK | Game Knights #6

1 hour ago

LotharM0H Fevered Convulsions will be a solid choice for the deck, especially given the limited amount of options for instant speed targeted negative counter production. If you throw in things like Black Market and Crypt Ghast you will likely have an abundance of mana when those are out.

Daedalus19876 on Hapatra, Stax of Snakes

1 week ago

Oh hey, you built your own! :) I saw you upvoted my Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH list, haha.

A few quick notes on your list:

I've found Fevered Convulsions to be slow. REALLY slow, and expensive in terms of mana. I simply never had the mana available to make it efficient.

Thelon's Chant seems...odd. I think I see what you're doing - use it as an excuse to put -1/-1 counters on your creatures - but it just seems inefficient for that purpose (unless your meta has a lot of black).

I ended up pulling Contamination from my list because it shut down my access to green a little too effectively. It's an amazing stax card, though, so I think you should keep it. Just add more creatures and artifacts that can produce green to sidestep its restrictions (notably, Golgari Signet).

I prefer Static Orb over Winter Orb...though play both if you have space.

You might get away with adding a Necrotic Ooze combo?

Also, what is Entomb there for? Seems like a weird pick here. Is it only for Animate Dead?

Nest of Scarabs is almost strictly better than Flourishing Defenses for you.

Let me know how the deck works for you! :) I'd appreciate any suggestions you may have for my list as well.

ThatGuy4242 on Graveyard Smash

4 months ago

I absolutely love the deck. After seeing this I am now determined to make my own variation including some of the following suggestions. Btw this is so long because its also a note to myself.

spotmarkedx on Assemble the Doomsday Machine!

6 months ago

I think it is a matter of what you want the emphasis of your deck to be. Do you want a Proliferate deck, based on some Esper Artifact good stuff? Or do you want an Esper Artifact good stuff deck, with some proliferation on the side?

Either way, I think Astral Cornucopia is good. At its worst, it is a 3 CMC mana rock that makes any color. At its best, it can be a large mana sink that ramps even more or a proliferate target that slowly builds up to more and more upside. I do think Hangarback Walker is also a good enough card to warrant consideration even without the proliferation, especially with your general potentially giving it (or the thopters) the deathtouch/lifelink abilities. I think some of the darksteel artifacts should also be considered, no matter what (Darksteel Plate, Darksteel Ingot). Both are already good, and even better due to interactions with your general.

I think Black Market, in a vacuum, is reasonable. It may not be, however, necessarily top shelf "good stuff". I run it in a Vampire deck with a few more creatures in a wrath-heavy meta, and there it does pretty well if unanswered. With your general, you have access to a decent amount of deathtouch, so getting a seed onto the enchantment is pretty easy, but it wouldn't necessarily be game breaking at that level. It is more of a long-game enchantment since it can be a lot of ramp, but doesn't by itself win the game for you. Overall, I'd probably say to try testing it if you are playing "good stuff", but it is probably a better fit in a "proliferation shenanigans" deck.

The other suggestions probably work more in a proliferation shell than just Esper good stuff. Fevered Convulsions is more a combo piece than good by itself, though it does combo with both proliferate and excess amounts of mana. In the right situation (i.e. the situation described in your deck description - extra untaps and extra mana), it could race down Jenara, but I think it definitely would need support to work. Similarly, Vexing Sphinx is a delayed loot effect on a 4/4 flying body, but would really need proliferate to really shine. Etc.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the suggestions. Take them as you will :D

MindAblaze on Assemble the Doomsday Machine!

6 months ago

I like the Wellspring idea. Having a surprise blocker when I need/want to draw a card or gain a land is probably useful. I find myself, while goldfishing, ignoring my commander. I find her ability to be too ripe for abuse with Liquimetal Coating or Mycosynth Lattice and then I feel bad for blowing up everybody's land.

As far as proliferate goes, I don't know if there are enough ways to do it consistently to max out on effects that benefit from being proliferated. I want the cards to be useful individually too, and while Black Market or Fevered Convulsions have upside I'm just not sure I want them more than just finding ways to not die to things like a pumped up Jenara, Asura of War. Do you have any thoughts about that? I tend to stick to my game plan too tightly some times and just need some convincing.

spotmarkedx on Assemble the Doomsday Machine!

6 months ago

If you wanted to go all in with the proliferate shenanigans, there are a few more mana artifacts you could use... Astral Cornucopia is the one that matches your plan best. Coalition Relic and Gemstone Array are more transient, but still give you more value the more you proliferate.

You could also abuse the age counters from cumulative upkeep. Both Herald of Leshrac and Vexing Sphinx could be broken by quickly increasing the number of counters on them.

Other appropriate artifacts that benefit from proliferate are Hangarback Walker and Orochi Hatchery

If you don't mind breaking into enchantments, Black Market is already pretty good, and could get out of hand in generating free black mana on your turn. Other good options are Night Dealings and Fevered Convulsions.

Finally, I would use more Darksteel to abuse your general's mechanics. Darksteel Ingot, Darksteel Reactor, and Darksteel Plate would all do well as creatures that you could give lifelink and deathtouch to.