Creature — Gremlin
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
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2 months ago
The previous posts gave a lot of great imputs.
Most Infect decks are usually mono green for a turn 3-4 kills as mentioned.
You should use 4x Mutagenic Growth That card is bonker for any infect deck.
You pretty much need 4x Plague Stinger as well. infect + flying is always a great thing.
Cut the big infect creatures and play weaker ones to make best uses of Hand of the Praetors
Inkmoth Nexus is the best goddamn land you can use, but the 24$ price tag comes with it.
What you could remove from your deck for something better:
3 months ago
3 months ago
I still don't like Necroskitter. I feel like you could get more value from a creature that will contribute to the infect cause. 3cmc creatures that are inexpensive are Ichor Rats, Septic Rats, or Whispering Specter. On the lower end of things there is also Flensermite, Ichorclaw Myr, and Necropede.
4 months ago
I really like the idea of a Mono Black Infect deck in pauper! I have a couple suggestions and comments for you:
Chainer's Edict is superior to Cruel Edict because of the flashback. Diabolic Edict is probably a better choice for this deck since it is an instant. You might consider Mutagenic Growth to help your creatures swing in for that extra point or two of poison damage. You may also consider Bonesplitter or Sinister Strength instead of Skeletal Grimace.
I don't really understand why you have Cemetery Gate . . . isn't the point of your deck to push as much early poison damage as possible? Seems like you would want to have 4 Plague Stinger instead. I don't know how attached you are to your creature base, but I feel like your deck would be well served cutting your 4 and 5 drop creatures and sticking with no higher than 3 drops. This keeps your curve low enough to lower your land count to 18 - 19, which means additional disruption and creatures. Although options are limited, you have access to Flensermite and Ichorclaw Myr.
An unexpected Howl from Beyond might be cool. Is that worth consideration?
6 months ago
I agree with a majority of the cuts. Gitrog was mainly in there because he is a draw engine, but I do agree that he may end up being a dead draw most of the time. I also feel as though Creakwood Liege could be swapped out for an infect creature.
Speaking of infect, here are some of the infect creatures I found that are cheap CMC-wise:
Also some others that may also be good, but I'll consider for now:
Any thoughts on the two I'm considering for now? I know the others are rather good in this deck. :) I'll also consider some more staxy cards such as Smokestack for later on, any suggestions on some more stax-like effects, perhaps?
6 months ago
I am super surprised that Firebones675 is the only other person that sees infect with Atraxa. Yeah yeah yeah, she can do superfriends pretty well... But think of this scenario:
Turn 1 Noble Hierarch
Turn 2 Plague Stinger/Flensermite/Blighted Agent
Turn 3 Atraxa. 2 poison counter, proliferate to 3 counters
Turn 4 Phyresis/Glistening Oil onto atraxa. Almost literally ANY pumpspell (Consume Strength to kill the Fog Bank), and they are dead from 10 infect.
The reason why the above situation is so absurd is that there are at least 10 different variations on this exact scenario. By turn 3 have an infect creature + atraxa. Turn 4 give atraxa infect (Phyresis/Glistening Oil) which is really easy since you are in W/B and can tutor enchantments and win. She has flying and deathtouch. Add trample and you get the trample deathtouch combo, and sticking with the theme: infect. Lastly: she is in the colors that best support infect, keeping your general alive, and making sure that your opponent cannot do anything.
This card outclasses (in almost every regard) mono-black skithiryx decks. This is just a bit slower than Rafiq decks, but has the added consistency that black provides. This combo's faster than the u/r/w/b artifact general that was just released. This will interact with opponents more than the Sasika decks due to blue > red.
This card is insane. The quickest competitive deck is infect, but this could easily replace Leovold, Emissary of Trest in stax deck, with the added bonus of being a wincon all by itself. And yes, for all of the casual players, this is doing stuff in superfriends.
Watch out for infect. It will be fucking furious to go against.
And yes: I am making it.
8 months ago
I love the idea of mono black infect, but i think you might want the rest of the black infectors hahaVector Asp, Plague Stinger, Phyrexian Crusader, Plague Myr, Ichorclaw Myr, Blackcleave Goblin, Flensermite, Septic Rats, and Phyrexian Digester are all pretty sweet in the early game. Necropede is both an infector and removal
Virulent Wound is pretty great early removal and a free poison counter if the creature diesSpread the Sickness is a bit expensive, but proliferating is pretty damn goodRelic Putrescence is actually hilarious in commander, especially if you hit like their Sol Ring or something
but yeah, hope you continue with the noble path of infecting people