Illness in the Ranks


Format Legality
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

Bulldawg1310 on Jundin them out

1 week ago

Night of souls betrayal takes a while to drop. I think anger of the gods is gonna do enough work against your humans elves and affinity matchups. Have you considered Illness in the Ranks to handle your tokens matchups? Its significantly cheaper cmc should do more work for you than night of souls betrayal.

n0bunga on Invincible Under the Sun 天下無双

1 month ago

Forbidden Orchard and Illness in the Ranks could make for some reliable ways at enabling Toshi!

Love the idea!

dconover on Blood Brothers **Budget**

1 month ago

also Dowsing Dagger  Flip on Hunted Phantasm is very good and wins many games. My version is very similar to a burn deck. i dont care about giving opponent creatures and controlling those creatures from attacking me because by that time i win.

Illness in the Ranks along with Blood Artist is another version of the deck that i have been experimenting with along with Ratchet Bomb to control the tokens.

Scion_of_Darkness on Soulscape: Budget Modern Flying Tokens

1 month ago

Guile for the Sonic Boom Combo.

Overwhelming Splendor to clip the birds wings.

If you want to delve into Black, Blood Seeker and Illness in the Ranks deal with your opponents tokens, and maybe Bitterheart Witch for the Curse.

Esper colors are easy to mana fix cheaply.

Icbrgr on Darkness is Eternal [Mono-B Vampires]

2 months ago

Its honestly a really tight brew.... black has access to token hate cards like Languish and Illness in the Ranks and the only things i can think of are universal SB tech cards like Torpor Orb, Surgical Extraction, Jester's Cap, Glaring Spotlight.... but its all hingeing on what your playgroup is like.

n0bunga on Toshiro UmezawAH MY GOD I'M DEAD

2 months ago

Coffers unfortunately isn't modern legal (neither is Overseer of the Damned).

Toshi is a GY spellslinger, so yeah, you would need to design a deck that utilizes some sort of token creation Illness in the Ranks and Forbidden Orchard are the easiest ones that come to mind as they automatically kill off those creatures which trigger Toshiro.

And load your deck with transmute spells, removal, hand destruction, etc. If you're going semi-budgetless, add Collective Brutality to the main to discard the spells you may want to recast (though ideally you'd want to cast them from hand). Having big finishers aren't really necessary in Modern, unless you're ramping into them. Aggro shells don't play finishers (though to be fair this shouldn't be aggro, you should build this as a control shell).

Splashing White could produce some fun stuff. You could do God-Pharoah's Gift (cheat it out into play by casting Refurbish), and reanimate Elesh Norn, to wipe their board and pump your team. You could even reanimate Toshiro as a 4/4 if that's what you want.

n0bunga on Toshiro UmezawAH MY GOD I'M DEAD

2 months ago

What about Big Game Hunter, Gatekeeper of Malakir, To the Slaughter, Devour Flesh (SUPER spicy vs Death's Shadow), Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder ??

And if you're willing to go slightly over budget, there are some shenanigans you could do with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Forbidden Orchard or Illness in the Ranks.

Toshi is a dude I have ALWAYS wanted to make work somehow, as this super corner case, pseudo-Snapcaster effect.

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