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Artifact Creature — Myr
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
Whenever Ichorclaw Myr becomes blocked, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Ichorclaw Myr Discussion
2 days ago
Seeing as most of your creatures already have infect, does that render Grafted Exoskeleton as a redundant piece? I bet you could pump your infect creatures much more with a piece of equipment with CMC 4 or less. What do you think about these alternatives:
Trailblazer's Boots for unblockability! Kusari-Gama to threaten asymmetrical wipes and to give your infectors "firebreathing" (higher equip cost). Or any other comparably-costed equipment that will pump you more than +2/+2 with only redundant ability gains (save for equipping this to your praetors)
I also question the 1-drop Glistener Elf. Is there any other infect creature which comes with some keywords or utility? Perhaps Ichorclaw Myr, as it pumps itself for defense and is less mana-specific.
This list is pretty tight!
1 week ago
-2 Swamp +2 Memorial to Folly
2 weeks ago
Several pilots have done well with a couple of Ichorclaw Myrs maindeck in addition to the usual Infectors. Might be something to consider.
2 months ago
Ok, so infect is a deckbilding mechanic that pratically changes the rules of the game - your opponent starts at 10 life in your way to win is infect. However, there is a severe deckbuilding cost - you are building a dedicated combo deck and have not much leeway to improvise. This means that you get a lot of inconsistency.
Further deckbuilding costs:
Mono green offers 0 advantages over the splashes. Blue offers card filtering, which is sorely needed in a combo deck. Black has more reasonable infect dudes and proactive discard like Thoughtseize.
Additional deckbuilding costs:
Even in mono green, I would not run Cathedral of War. Literally all your spells require a single colored mana and because it does not produce a color, you are running weird creatures like Necropede and Ichorclaw Myr. You cannot run 6-7 colorless producing lands.
Super hidden costs:
Canopy Cover is costing you games. Spending your turn to not provide yourself a boost is slowing your deck down by a turn. For it to be wort it over Vines of Vastwood, you have to blank 2 or more removals and the opponent has irrelevant ground blockers. Outside of tokens, blockers vs infect are horrible, and even then Rancor solves that problem. Even if you do both of those spending 2 mana to not deal additional damage to your opponent is bad. There is no other card in your deck that does that.
TLDR: Infect is hard to build and has a lot of deckbuilding costs.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Just awkward to cast leonin on t2 sometimes, and you can flood a little, but infect is weird in that it's an aggresive deck, but it usually wants to combo a couple cards together. So 4-5 mana is still comfortable until it's time to 1-shot. I love Larger Than Life, an honestly it's better than Groundswell a lot of the time, even with landfall. The sorcery speed is a bummer, but often you can play it with an instant up as well to protect. I play 4 larger in my r-g version and it's really solid. definitely had games where I just larger than life an Ichorclaw Myr through a blocker 2 times in a row for 10 damage. Last thing I'd say is having a few more mana means you can slot in 3 Corpse Cur from the side easier. The card has won me so many games, recurring each other multiple times and allowing me to cast multiple creatures in 1 turn late game. I'm not sure how mono-green's match ups look, but I'd guess we have slightly different good/bad match ups.
This versions been really good vs B/U Delve, elves, burn, and mono black, while only being a little bit slower so not losing too much in race matches like a mirror, stompy, boggles, tireless tribe, kilnfiend.
4 months ago
I think 4xBirds of Paradise sould take the place of 3xIchorclaw Myr and 1xPlague Myr. You need mana dorks in order to ramp up and play lots of spells turn 2 and 3 that buff your one or two infect creatures. Birds of Paradise also help with being able to tap for blue or green because you dont have any dual lands. It is 5$ but it is the best card for the price.
Inkmoth Nexus is alittle pricey, but it is so good for infect decks!!
You have the right instant and socreys.
Cheap mana bases for multi colored decks are hard because the fectch and shock lands cost an arm and a leg. I would consider putting Yavimaya Coast and Botanical Sanctum they arent that much money and would really help your mana base.
4 months ago
If you're looking to cut some cards, but still want to keep some creatures because it's fun, then I'd cut 1x Ichorclaw Myr (not evasive), 1x Phyrexian Crusader (slow and BB cost), and then 1 more card you personally would be fine with cutting.
If looking for cards to replace them with, I'd either get some mystic speculations or just have 2x inqusition in mainboard. It gives you something to potentially do on t1, or can help you protect your creatures.
Again, fun is key if this is slightly casual.