Grim Affliction


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Grim Affliction


Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature, then proliferate.

Grim Affliction Discussion

englishmuffin9 on Growing Strong (Ghave EDH)

1 month ago

Looking good! There are a couple of suggestions I have though. Great to see Evolution Sage in there and I would consider putting in a few other spells with proliferate. It is a powerful effect. ( Grim Affliction , Planewide Celebration , Contagion Clasp , or Pollenbright Druid ). Also, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Winding Constrictor would be great includes. Another thing to think about is the commander potential of Anafenza herself. Tbh, her effect is not very strong. Ghave, Guru of Spores or a partner combo with Ravos, Soultender and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan might be better I feel. Possible cards to cut would be Prey Upon , Ordeal of Heliod , Grim Flayer , Reverent Hunter )

Other possible includes: Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Hooded Hydra , Death's Presence , Bloodspore Thrinax , Collective Effort , Fertilid .

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should I Remove ...

2 months ago

K1ngMars, I have no room for Cauldron of Souls in this deck, but it is a nice card. I do have Utter End in the deck, but cannot make room for Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares , unfortunately.

As for the sword, I have decided to keep Grim Affliction in my deck, so the card that I shall remove to make room for the sword will be either Archmage's Charm or Wanderer's Strike ; the charm has a very strict casting cost and does not contribute to the deck's overall theme, but is very versatile, whereas the strike has a higher casting cost and is only a sorcery, but unconditionally exiles a creature and has proliferate; therefore, my situation is this: I have six counterpsells and six removal spells in this deck, so which type of card can this deck afford to lose?

K1ngMars on Which Card Should I Remove ...

2 months ago

Your observation is indeed true. Between the two I'd definitely keep Grim Affliction . Instant speed is the reason, while also being cheaper in mana cost.

If you are looking for creature exile effects, I'd suggest Path to Exile or Swords to Plowshares . For added versatility, I'd suggest Utter End .

I wouldn't focus too much on not versatile/good proliferate cards, but that's my opinion.

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should I Remove ...

2 months ago

K1ngMars, yours is another vote in favor of keeping Voidslime in my deck, so I shall do that.

Now, I am deciding between Grim Affliction and Wanderer's Strike ; the strike unconditionally exiles a creature, but it costs 5 mana and is only a sorcery; grim affliction may not be very flashy, but it is an instant, and I very firmly believe that the difference between and instant and a sorcery can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

No two users here have made the same suggestion, but that is good, since it shows that everyone here has different opinions on this matter.

K1ngMars on Which Card Should I Remove ...

2 months ago

If it were me, I'd definitely swap Sword of Truth and Justice in and Grim Affliction out. The latter isn't good enough for a 3 mana instant, even given the proliferate wich makes it a -2/-2.

On the other hand, I would definitely keep Voidslime in the deck, avoiding Wanderer's Strike . 5 mana sorcery speed is not good enough even for EDH. You have already plenty of ways to proliferate.

Also, where is your Cauldron of Souls ? You must have it.

DemonDragonJ on Which Card Should I Remove ...

2 months ago

WotC will be printing a card called Sword of Truth and Justice in Modern Horizons, and I definitely will put that card in my Atraxa EDH deck, but I cannot decide which card to remove to make room for it.

My first thought was to remove Recoil , since that card does not fit into the overall theme of proliferation that the deck has, but the fact that it can target any permanent unconditionally, is an instant, and has two effects in one card, makes it very powerful.

Then, I briefly considered Grim Affliction , because that card is fairly underwhelming, but it does provide instant-speed proliferation and can work as a creature removal spell.

Now, I am trying to decide between Wanderer's Strike or Voidslime . The former card costs 5 mana and is only a sorcery, but it does exile a creature unconditionally, and, while the latter card has unmatched versatility, it is redundant with Disallow , which I originally thought was a good thing.

What does everyone else say about this? Which card should I remove to make room for sword of truth and justice?

_Delta_ on All Will Be One

2 months ago

I definitely would swap Steady Progress which isn't used all that much in Atraxa decks with Flux Channeler . But in any case Contentious Plan is a better version of that now anyways.

Then I don't think you need Countersquall , how about swap that for a Swords to Plowshares , Putrefy , Path to Exile , etc. I think you have a couple too many counterspells, in my Atraxa deck I don't play really any counterspells except for well Counterspell . I rely on Supreme Verdict , Damnation , Merciless Eviction , Swords to Plowshares , Assassin's Trophy , etc to remove threats rather than bother with trying to counter them. While, your not a control deck obviously, 1-2 boardwipes could nonetheless be useful. Then I figure there must be a reason that you don't have Cyclonic Rift in here right? Otherwise, Recoil is an easy swap.

I also feel that you can cut some of your other instant/sorceries that read … proliferate. Cards like Merciless Eviction , Supreme Verdict , might just serve you better. I think a little more ramp could be used here also, such as Simic Signet , Commander's Sphere , Fellwar Stone , Kodama's Reach / Cultivate and such (1-2 mana of these would help), So I think cutting a card like Contagion Clasp and or Temple Bell would be a good choice.

So, in summary I would cut some of these cards: Wanderer's Strike , Countersquall , Grim Affliction , Steady Progress , Juniper Order Ranger , Recoil , Temple Bell ( Otherworld Atlas could be more interesting, I use it in Nekusar, the Mindrazer :).

And add some of these, Scavenging Ooze , Flux Channeler , Winding Constrictor , Simic Signet , Orzhov Signet , Golgari Signet , Commander's Sphere (1-2 more mana rocks would help, Crystalline Crawler could also work maybe) Merciless Eviction , Cyclonic Rift , Putrefy , Swords to Plowshares , and Mortify .

Even though my list has been converted to superfriends now, you could have a look at it for some still possible ideas. I hope some of this helps.

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Grim Affliction occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.11%