Illness in the Ranks


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Uncommon

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Illness in the Ranks


Creature tokens get -1/-1.

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Illness in the Ranks Discussion

Polupus on Modern Dagger Burn

3 weeks ago

I think Leyline of Singularity is a bad way of handling tokens. You are much better off with something like Illness in the Ranks, since leyline shuts you off of stacking Blood Seekers. Another card to look at for that effect is Suture Priest.

Adamaro on Aether Hugs

1 month ago

Thanks for the comment and suggestions JellyJam.

I've been considering black lately, grixis would be fun. I'm hesitant to include such "small butts" (1 toughness creatures) with the way the deck plays out. I may create another deck using your ideas though, I would cut AEther Flash in that case and likely steer clear of Pyroclasm effects. This would allow me to include Illness in the Ranks and Virulent Plague.

JellyJam on Aether Hugs

1 month ago

Really like it! Have you considered Splashing either White or Black? White gives you access to cards like Soul Warden and Suture Priest And Black gives lets you play stuff like Blood Seeker, Blood Artist, And Illness in the Ranks

I play a deck very similar to this with Mardu Colors. Cream Cheese

magicsheep on Umezawa's Trickery

1 month ago

Using Illness in the Ranks and Forbidden Orchard can create some INSANE combos. Maybe try adding experimenting with a few of these combinations? Either way, great deck + worth upvoting :)

antacidbrn on Guardian of Gond

1 month ago

My mistake, I thought Illness in the Ranks was printed at common. I have been mostly playing modern, so I forgot to check the legality.

With this combo, I would just be worried about cards like Trespasser's Curse or Blood Seeker that hate against token creation. Since I don't know if they are common plays in Pauper, you may not see them.

antacidbrn on Guardian of Gond

1 month ago

How do you protect the Midnight Guard? I tried to make this combo work previously but he was vulnerable to removal.

Also, what if Illness in the Ranks is out. Then you recreate a dead infinite army of tokens.

deadlab on Did You... Get That Thing I Sent You?

1 month ago

Good call, yeah Springleaf Drum would be 1 turn faster if the Blood Seeker just came out. Also makes sense that Illness in the Ranks takes care of the tokens, so you wouldnt need that option on the Golgari Charm as much, unless it was all you had. Hmm. Yep. Rock on.

GeeksterPlays on Help With Protection Card Rules

2 months ago

Depending on the colours you run and how much you're wanting to build a deck just to combat that specific token threat, there are lots of answers to pesky token-making decks.

BLACK: Illness in the Ranks, Bile Blight, Engineered Plague, Massacre Wurm could just kill him on the spot, Echoing Decay,

BLUE: Leyline of Singularity, Stifle his Krenko, AEtherspouts attackers, Cyclonic Rift overloaded, Wash Out choosing red, Stormtide Leviathan, Echoing Truth

WHITE: Path to Exile Krenko, Wrath of God, Day of Judgment, Fumigate, Planar Outburst, Lightmine Field, Magus of the Tabernacle, an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will stop him playing anything ever again, Magus of the Moat, Ghostly Prison, Leyline of Sanctity stops all burn spells

MULTICOLOUR: Supreme Verdict, Merciless Eviction, Pernicious Deed,

ARTIFACT: Ratchet Bomb, Scourglass, Maelstrom Pulse,

Or play dirty and play RED back against him; Blasphemous Act, Volcanic Fallout, Pyroclasm, Anger of the Gods, Scouring Sands, Circle of Flame, Mob Rule and take all the goblins and kill him with them!

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