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Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature, then proliferate.
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Grim Affliction Discussion
2 days ago
Grim Affliction could be awesome, put one counter and then proliferate, getting at minimum one dudely, potentially lots. The only problem with that card is giving a creature two -1/-1 counters for three mana on its own is kind of crappy.
2 weeks ago
Looks like you're going for -1/-1 counters a lot. Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grim Affliction, and Core Prowler would all speed things up much easier where -1/-1 counters are concerned, considering you can proliferate with them.
3 weeks ago
In my opinion any deck that abuses -1/-1 counters and risks putting them on their own creatures should be running Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. It turns black sun's zenith into a one-sided boardwipe.
If you're worried about removal, would replace Grim Affliction With straight up Murder. It isn't as in theme but it does actually kill a creature right away even if your board isn't set up, and lets be honest that removal is for the situations where you are either responding to a win con or saving yourself.
I'm assuming you endeavour to win with the infinite combos granted by Blowfly Infestation? (Put a counter on your 1/1, make a 1/1, the 1/1 dies, put another counter on the second one, rinse repeat with blood artist or zulaport cutthroat?) I see you're playing with Butcher of Malakir so why not Dictate of Erebos? You could either replace the butcher for a cheaper copy of the effect at instant speed (very good against targeted removal, one sided wipes (A la Pernicious Deed or Steel Hellkite etc.), and can turn the previously mentioned combo into an instant-speed one-sided wipe of your own. Also turns black-sun's zenith for 3 mana from a 3 mana board weakener to a 3 mana board wipe provided you have some 1/1 tokens out there.) Either way I've never liked Butcher for this effect, I only play it if I'm looking to double up on the effect or have a creature-tutorable version (given that sometimes you aren't in black colours that tutor enchantments easily). Considering you have transmute at 5, this could also be an instant speed transmute-play response if you have the mana (although that is 10).
4 weeks ago
I would replace Plague Belcher with Ammit Eternal. Good way to generate some -1 counters. Also, just a good beater on its own. Less effective against black kill spells and such, though. Works well as an additional card to feed Quillspike if they happen to stick around.
Inkmoth Nexus has also been solid for me. If anything, it helps stop a flyer and drops a -1 counter.
Speaking of lands, Shizo, Death's Storehouse is a relatively safe card. Comes into play untapped, still adds black, and can give Hapatra fear to get through some decks to use her ability.
Other than BSZ, infect, and Wither, you have nothing that puts -1 counters on their creatures. While things like Splendid Agony, Grim Affliction, and even Fume Spitter aren't needed for this deck, I feel like without some of these, Crumbling Ashes is pretty negative. You will HAVE to kill some of your creatures if you don't put counters on the opponent's creatures.
Some solid sideboard options are Hex Parasite as a way to help clear any -1 counters on your side, kill pesky walkers, or neuter Animar, Soul of Elements. Choke just because we don't like blue. Krosan Grip for MANY things including Sword of Feast and Famine and a Loxodon Warhammer that's preventing token beats.
Just my take on the deck. I like the way you have yours together!
1 month ago
god of whiter huh, are you racist lol j/k you forgot the H. pretty cool i just got done building one myself check it out Withering Gods, Ease Of The Tip. i would get rid of spread the sickness and put in Grim Affliction it synergy is better and you still get the proliferate plus it is 2 mana cheaper if you are going for the destroy creature then how about Terminate i went with more hate and synergy with -1/-1 check it out you will probably like some of the cards. i am trying to stay away from infect personally. up vote from me for sure. Nest of Scarabs is super solid in this deck also. up vote mine if ya don't mind or like it.
1 month ago
I like the idea of splashing in an Ichor Rats into every atraxa deck just so you have infect as a secondary win condition, but proliferating the one counter can be kind of slow. Besides atraxa, I did see you had a Contagion Engine, which is great. I play a full on infect deck and some additional proliferate cards I use are: Inexorable Tide for just repeated proliferating, Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress for drawing, and Grim Affliction and Contagion Clasp for removal.
1 month ago
Also, look through the creatures with Infect. Don't worry about your playgroup inevitably being babies about poison counters. It gives you an alternate path to victory and even more ways to get -1/-1 counters onto creatures.