Ogre Menial

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Ogre Menial

Creature — Ogre

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

{{R}}: Ogre Menial gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Ogre Menial Discussion

austintayshus on NARSET INFECT

4 months ago

If you want to make this an infect deck, you will certainly need more infect. Sadly, some of the best infect cards are in and .

In , you have access to: Blightsteel Colossus Blighted Agent Ichorclaw Myr Viral Drake Inkmoth Nexus Phyrexian Juggernaut Ogre Menial Plague Myr

Hope this helps!

UberNinja2016 on R/B Infect

7 months ago

@GreenFire317

Monastery Swiftspear is there as a solid turn one creature option, since the bulk of the creatures in this deck are cost two mana. If you would like to replace them with an infect creature, I would recommend Necropede over your other suggestions, as it is another 2-drop (and colorless, so you don't need to worry about colors at all). The thought process behind not using Ogre Menial or Fallen Ferromancer is that they are way too expensive for their effects, at least for this deck.

From a pump spell stance, Ferromancer is no better than any other 1/1, and pinging someone for one poison is kind of slow for the deck.

The ogre is a little better, as at least it doesn't die to Lightning Bolt , but still, 4 mana is too slow.

I considered Razor Swine while I was getting the list together, but first strike isn't enough to save it from a large chunk of 3-drop blockers and for 3 mana that makes it kind of under powered.

GreenFire317 on R/B Infect

7 months ago

Not seeing the reason for Monastery Swiftspear . How about Razor Swine Ogre Menial or Fallen Ferromancer for red infect.

mal099 on Weird U/W Pauper Combo

7 months ago

Looking at the decks, I feel like the combo you do where you can tap a creature to do one damage does not work very well with infect. Still takes 10 rounds to win, and any lonely 2/1 unblockable creature can do the same, and cheaper, if we ignore the possibility of lifegain. It's nice to be able to put -1/-1 counters on creatures I suppose, but that means you take even longer to win. I'd probably just forget about that combo and just go for speed.

I feel like white is not really doing much for you - there's some creature removal, which other colors, including blue, can do as well, and there's some more creatures with infect, which again, other colors have too. But white is bad at making creatures stronger, a weakness it shares with blue. Comparing the other colors:

Red: Bad with infect, Ogre Menial really is too expensive, Razor Swine seems decent. But very good at doing damage! Start with a mere 1/1 with infect, pump it up with Fists of the Anvil (or Blood Lust / Blood Frenzy , then double the damage with Assault Strobe , Double Cleave or Temur Battle Rage , and BAM! 10 damage with infect, all you need is some enchantment to make it unblockable, which blue can easily provide. Also provides creature removal through direct damage.

Green: Lots of ways to make your creatures stronger too. No Double Strike, but more creatures with infect. Very little creature removal.

Black: Also quite a few good creatures with infect, also good at making creatures stronger. Lots of good creature removal. Can make the opponent discard cards, so it's good at control.

Funkydiscogod on Ideas for a B / ...

11 months ago

Red does have some infect creatures, with Ogre Menial, which does play nice with Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, since it can pump after it's unblocked.

wereotter on Mono-Red Infect It

3 years ago

Goblin Tunneler Combos well with most your creatures, especially Ogre Menial

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