Illness in the Ranks


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Gatecrash Uncommon

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Illness in the Ranks


Creature tokens get -1/-1.

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Illness in the Ranks Discussion

phc on Updated BUG token denial

1 day ago

No tokens for you

The deck uses a combination of enchantments like Illness in the Ranks and Hunted Troll to give me beefy creatures at a discount. Originally it was straight token denial, but I have added death trigger cards like Blood Artist to drain my opponents.

ulmo on waiting on amonket

3 days ago

oops, didn't notice Illness in the Ranks already in the sideboard. sorry

ulmo on waiting on amonket

3 days ago

Sword of Light and Shadow has synergy with the rest of your build and seems effective against most token decks (you mention Bitterblossom). there's also Illness in the Ranks for a budget option (side out yer Lingering Souls) or Legion Loyalist (different tribe, i know). Good luck

Necrisev on Hunted Orb UBW

1 week ago

-I like Hallowed Moonlighta lot so i put that in maybeboard for a possible UBW!

-I see your point with Virulent Plague...I was considering adding Illness in the Ranks to the deck but still not sure about that; will think about that.

-When I made this deck I was undecided about putting Ratchet Bomb or Engineered Explosives... Engineered Explosives are a lot better in my opinion because I can tutor them with Trinket Mage and can instantly play them to clear all 1 or 2 (3 if playing with W) permanents.

p.s. I like Ratchet Bomb just because it costs a loooooooot less :D

jparker-sartori21 on Hunted Sisters

1 week ago

Thanks! You're probably right. If only Illness in the Ranks was just for your opponents.

Panas on Ertai likes Birds

2 weeks ago

I really like Jace as he can provide card advantage and get me ahead tempo-wise. His ult is just gravy. The gargoyle won't be doing much once Dovescape is out, so I think that card doesn't fit what i want to do at that mana cost.

I have considered the Evincar and the Night amongst a million others (with Illness in the Ranks being the most prevalent), but I think the need for a few extra slots reserved for anthem effects is going to hurt the way the deck functions. I'd have to remove tutors or card draw or removal for cards that provide little synergy overall. I think Elesh is enough for this effect, while Massacre Wurm can be a big blowout.

sludge.mtg on Discard and Extirpate, what possibly can go wrong?

2 weeks ago

i'd get rid of the waste nots or put em in the side, sign in blood is better than read the bones imo cause you can send it to your opponent's face if you're just a few points short.

fatal push doesn't have too much going for it in this build, i'd probably just throw some Nihil Spellbombs or some cheap grave hate there. Pithing Needle is a nice option too. Drown in Sorrow is a nice sideboard sweeper, Languish if you need something heavier. Illness in the Ranks could be more useful than Virulent Plague.

jparker-sartori21 on Hunted Sisters

2 weeks ago

The issue is that I only give the opponents 1/1s and so Illness in the Ranks is perfect. Thoughtseize is more important than it looks because it allows me to ensure that a hunted creature resolves. If an opponent is using a token based deck illness should still be enough to cripple them and allow an easy win. Despite all that I am making a maybeboard intended to make the deck less competitive and more fun/towards the theme.

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