Grim Affliction


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
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.

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Grim Affliction Discussion

eliakimras on Atraxa Counter Productive

6 days ago

About your ramp: Farseek, Rampant Growth and Fellwar Stone are better than Obelisk of Bant and Obelisk of Esper, because they enable a turn 3 Atraxa if you drop them at turn 2. I would recommend cutting these cards to put the lands I suggested before: Festercreep, Bitter Ordeal, Retribution of the Ancients, Grim Affliction, Pistus Strike. You may consider Swords to Plowshares, Utter End. You can also check my Atraxa decklist. I organize it by role (draw, ramp, removal, win condition, etc) so I can figure out what I have and what I need. Have fun!

Vile-Wesker on The Scorpion God makes minds Rot.

1 week ago

@ PauperPower Hmmmm, Grim Affliction looks a bit costly a 3 mana instant that drops one -1/-1. My commander and other permanents have the effect for as much of the cost or even cheaper. The profilate is nice but I don't really care much if creatures succumb due overwhelming -1/-1 counters. The main use for stuffing -1/-1 counters on creatures is to generate draw with The Scorpion God

PauperPower on The Scorpion God makes minds Rot.

1 week ago

No problem! Sorry about that. Yeah the engine needs a reprint to bring that price down in my opinion. Yeah the arrows could be a great budget replacement for Contagion Engine. I know there was an instant or sorcery from Ahmonket the gave -1/-1 counters, but I can't for the life of me remember it.

Just thought of a different one.... Grim Affliction!

TrolledToDeath on Black is Best

4 weeks ago

I'd say try out a -1/-1 counter build then. You want to make sure your CMC isnt too high and with Lili being at 7 already you should get some creatures with lower cmc.

Fume Spitter, Necropede, Banewhip Punisher, Grim Affliction, Contagion Clasp, Nest of Scarabs are all super budget cards within theme but most aren't standard legal.

Oh almost forgot Tragic Slip what a hilarious card.

smashadams83 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH | *PRIMER*

3 months ago

I agree persist isn’t good with hapatra. Also note that Grim Affliction is just a strictly better Splendid Agony so if you want to run one over the other, go with affliction. Their floors are the same but affliction’s ceiling is massive.

Ive added Razaketh, the Foulblooded to my list, highly recommended, he’s so strong with our tokens.

Also can’t wait to get a cradle for this deck. Will be fire!

5hadao on Muldrotha, the RED-tide

3 months ago

Here comes another change up to the deck to make things a little more on theme and deadly

OUT Driven // Despair , Millstone , Contraband Kingpin , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

IN Grim Affliction , Animation Module , Explore , Forbidden Alchemy

sylvannos on Fungus Saproling Deck

5 months ago

Some suggestions:
Intangible Virtue (no seriously, why are you not already playing this?)
Sporecrown Thallid (when it becomes legal)
Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII
Slimefoot, the Stowaway (when it becomes legal)
Sprout Swarm (lets you pump out saprolings at a steady pace after you've been boardwiped)
Supply/Demand (ALL THE TOKENS! Even more hilarious with Cryptolith Rite)
Thelonite Hermit (only if you have room)
Vitaspore Thallid
Necrogenesis (sideboard)
Pallid Mycoderm
Scatter the Seeds
Selesnya Guildmage
Selesnya Evangel
Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree
Gavony Township (probably your strongest option for buffing your team)
Glare of Subdual ("Hahaha fuck your attack phase!" is what you get to tell each of your opponents playing aggro or Affinity decks)

I have to agree about Paradox Haze. The card is good, but not in this deck. You aren't doing anything particularly broken with it, other than getting spore counters. It's not like you're using it to abuse Aether Hub. Playing white would be far better as you'd get access to more saproling generators, anthems, and so on.

You also need better removal. I like that you're playing Go for the Throat. Path to Exile and Fatal Push are going to be the bee's knees. Victim of Night, Abrupt Decay, and Tragic Slip are other options.

I like the idea of using the proliferate mechanic to get those spore counters going, but Grim Affliction is rather "meh." Tezzeret's Gambit is about the only other viable option, regardless of whether you decide to play blue. Contagion Clasp is also rather "meh" in Modern.

Keep in mind, you're basically a G/B/x Tokens deck that relies on creatures instead of instants/sorceries to generate tokens. You have a lot of the same weaknesses but less of the strengths of a conventional token deck. Seriously consider checking MtG Goldfish or MtG Top 8 token decks to be sure you're not just playing a worse version of those decks.

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