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

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Conspiracy: Take the Crown Uncommon
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Archenemy Uncommon
Shards of Alara Uncommon
Onslaught Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn.

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Infest Discussion

IlGuale on Demons of the Forest

4 days ago

I really like this kind of deck, +1 by me.Did you consider something like Drown in Sorrow, Infest, Yahenni's Expertise or even Languish as a pseudo sweeper against aggro decks with some fast, but small creatures?


1 month ago


Thanks for commenting!

I think you've got the right idea for black to be the budget splash (The original idea was grixis, so I'll swap red into the upgrade tab instead) as such I've swapped out what was there for what there is now, I think Duress can be a sideboard card tacked on in game 2 should it be needed. Building this deck on a budget was more for other people then myself, so I have no problem raising it another $10 or so. (Flaying Tendrils is just better then Infest) I did get that Scrying would help my opponent, but I figured getting to Shared Fate was more important then what came after it, but with a tutor I think it'll be alright.


1 month ago

I think you should be splashing black instead of red. You're only using red for creature interaction and a marginal amount of filtering. Black does both of those things better and you also get access to hand disruption, which is absolutely incredible before you drop a shared fate to ensure they have no way to stop it, and you won't care about your opponents having hand disruption once the shared fate sticks.

Should be playing Fatal Push and Dismember and stuff to deal with creatures. Play Inquisition of Kozilek instead of Peek, which doesn't really do anything. You'll definitely want another though. You can probably get away with Duress and/or Despise over Thoughtseize or Inquisition I guess if you're trying to stay within budget. Maybe Infest if you want a sweeper effect, Night's Whisper instead of Looting, Brainspoil as a tutor for Shared Fate. The upside to black is just so much higher.

You even get way better sideboard options. More hand disruption, more sweepers, more kill spells. Whatever's the best in the matchup. If you still want a LD spell, you have Rain of Tears. If you want a fog against hyper aggro decks, Darkness. You don't have a ton for artifacts and stuff, but a couple copies of Echoing Truth and hand disruption should get the job done.

On a seperate note, I wouldn't play Dissolve or any scry lands. Scrying is bad. Not sure if you've made the connection, but you still have your own library with a shared fate. You draw from your opponents, but you get to scry for your own. That means your giving your opponent access to screwing with your draws, which is awful. Just play Drowned Catacomb or River of Tears or Darkslick Shores or something for fixing. I would recommend playing Deltas and Watery Graves since it's just the best thing you can be doing, but thats fine if it's out of your budget. Deltas also give revolt for fatal push.

This is all just a suggestion, but I really hope you're seeing all of my points here. Black just supports what you're doing so well

Firebones675 on Green/Black Hydra Heavy Hitter

1 month ago

Generally speaking, you want to play with the minimum number of cards, 60. This gives you the best chance of drawing your best card or the card that you need in a given situation. Here's some of the cards i'd try to cut.

2x Fog: Fog is one of those cards that looks good on paper but oftentimes not ideal in game. What fog does is that it buys you a turn, but only one. Chances are the reason you need to cast fog is that your opponents are casting big creatures. If that's the case it would be better to have a card that kills the creature outright as that stops the damage permanently rather than just for a turn. Black is conveniently the color that is the best at killing creatures outright. If you don't want to splurge for the more pricey removal spells there are still a lot of budget options like Murder that do a good job of mopping up. If the issue is a lot of little guys things like Consume the Meek (tokens have cmc 0) or Infest can keep the board clear leaving behind the bigger things.

2x Commencement of Festivities: while a bit better than fog as you can still eat some of their creatures, most of my earlier reasoning also applies here

2x Druid's Deliverance: you don't have many ways to make tokens

4(ish)x Lands: Once you drop down to 60 cards you can afford to drop your land count as well. For a deck like yours i thing somewhere in the ballpark of 22 or 23 lands would be reasonable. If you were to drop 4 lands that would put you down to 60 cards.

While you might need to re adjust once the maybe board cards arrive but that's what i would do based on the cards you have at present.

Snacrifice on Budget Jarad, under 20 dollars

1 month ago

Always love budget decks!

You should check out Keeper of the Dead and Deglamer

Instead of Death Frenzy, you could run Infest or Biting Rain or Drown in Sorrow for a lower curve, though you lose the lifegain. Greenseeker is better than terramorphic for fetching lands, so is Silverglade Pathfinder.

Undertaker gives you more recur as well and lets you shuffle creatures in your graveyard to your hand. Hope you like the suggestions!

Exteez on Modern Esper Midrange

2 months ago

I'd rather use Drown in Sorrow instead of Infest. They have the same manacost, same effect, same speed, but DiS gives you scry 1.

zephyr_chang on Demon's Festival (Modern B/G Demons)

2 months ago

You badly need a Turn One play. Also, there are surely upgrades to Infest, such as Flaying Tendrils. Resourceful Return also doesn't really make sense since you don't have any artifacts at all.

Firebones675 on Death's Door

2 months ago

Magus of the Mirror is another soul conduit effect. It's a bit more vulnerable but also cheaper.

I'm not sure if you know about it but theirsa weird interaction with Death's Shadow. If your life total drops to say-5, it becomes a 1 mana 18/18.

Street Wraith can effectively make you have a 56 card deck at the cost of a bit of life.

As for sideboard:

Hand disruption like Inquisition of Kozilek/ Thoughtseize is good against control and combo

Rest for the Weary against burn/aggro decks (you want your life low but not before you're ready)

Leyline of Sanctity against burn hand disruption etc

Rest in Peace/ Relic of Progenitus for graveyard decks

Against affinity and other artifact decks normally i'd run things like Stony Silence but since that shuts down your conduits, Pithing Needle might be ok

For decks that go wide early/fast like affinity/merfolk/boggles you want some sort of board sweeper like Wrath of God. Maybe Infest but that's a bit questionable

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