Grim Affliction


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Izu_Korasu on Snakes In All Your Holes *Budget*

1 week ago

superhuman21 Soul-Scar Mage is the closest to that effect that you can find.

magic is a rather literal game, effects that target, need the word target (otherwise it doesnt), same with the difference between Festergloom and Black Sun's Zenith. Same with Hapatra, She only cares that a creature got a -1/-1 counter, not the number of counters (Black Sun's Zenith for x=1 makes the same number of snakes as x=4)

Obelisk Spider, Banewhip Punisher, Nest of Scarabs, Flourishing Defenses, Midnight Banshee, Grim Affliction are also good options.

WillC35 on All the +1/+1 Counters

1 week ago

You should possibly look into cards that help with protection and ramp the +1's. I think these could help: Fuel for the Cause , Grim Affliction , Steady Progress and Thrummingbird

Bezter on P O I S O N

2 weeks ago

Grim Affliction :D

Doran_The_ButtFighter on scarabs

2 weeks ago

You could turn this into a perfectly viable Standard deck if you wanted. + Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, - Blowfly Infestation. + Splendid Agony, - Grim Affliction.

WillowtheCouncil on Infect

3 weeks ago

First thing, your deck is in standard, but you're not playing standard legal cards. I assume you meant modern? You should change it.

your deck has some really expensive cards for an infect deck. Black gets access to a few proliferate cards.

Replace Spread the Sickness with 4x Grim Affliction. You put on the counter, then proliferate, killing anything with toughness 2 or less for 3 mana. The prolif effect is cheaper, and thus faster. Since you're playing mono-black, which doesn't have access to the same type of pump, you want more prolif. Also, if one of your infect creatures gets blocked, you can prolif the counters on what they blocked. I think 99% of the time it's a better card. Replace the Phyrexian Digester and the Guardians of Meletis with Core Prowler. It's another infect creature, and if it dies, then you get to prolif. Replace the Blackcleave Goblins with 2 more Ichor Rats, since they have a better etb trigger. Replace the Dark Favor and Deviant Glee with 4x Unholy Strength. 1 for 2 on 4 cards is better than one card being 2 for 3, and 3 cards at 1 for 2. Unholy Strength is also cheaper in dollar amounts.

Finally, remove the Virulent Wound for 2x Throne of Geth (2 mana to add a poison counter), and 2x Hand of the Praetors.

Even more finally, replace Untamed Hunger with Snake Cult Initiation. Use the Snake Cult on a flier since it stacks with infect. Yeah. Okay. Make the changes and I'll help you again after.

Fangorian on Fungi from Yuggoth

1 month ago

I took out Hazardous Conditions because it was just too problematic to use with Thelon on board.

Hazardous would work so much better if there only were more ways to get counters on Thelon, so he wouldn't die on it. Sporogenesis works alright, Grim Affliction and Incremental Blight are a bit counterproductive I'd say.

Sometimes it doesn't matter but sometimes you sweep out your enemies tokens just to realize that your thallid with 10 spore counters is only a 1/1 with Thelon gone. :(

MindAblaze on The Scarab Crusades HELP WIP

1 month ago

Three mana to kill one x/2 though isn't that good, especially when they're trying to overrun you with littles. That's what BSZ is for though. I will try a couple Grim Afflictions.

MindAblaze on The Scarab Crusades HELP WIP

2 months ago

Ok, Lingering Souls seems good. My initial plan was to go the Baleful Ammit route, using -1/-1 counters on my own dudes to instantly cancel them out.

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.

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