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Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Revised Edition (3ED) Common
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At the beginning of the end step, if no creatures are on the battlefield, sacrifice Pestilence.

: Pestilence deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.

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Pestilence Discussion

FireStorm4056 on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

2 weeks ago


Not a dumb suggestion at all! In fact I used to run Pestilence in this very list, but found it was a little too slow for what I needed (my Changelog is one of the few things I haven't had a chance to add to the main post quite yet). Ultimately, Yahenni's Expertise ended up taking that slot - I found that a very efficient one-time wipe with a free spell tacked on was so much faster and more efficient than having the option to continuously wipe the board. Also consider that the first wipe for -3/-3 ultimately costs 7 mana on Pestilence! So, I don't run it anymore, but you might give it a shot to see if you have similar experiences to me (test it out against things like Yahenni's Expertise and Infest to see what gives you the best results).


Best of luck :)

fhowe36 on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

2 weeks ago

I'm new to stax, and somewhat new to EDH, please don't think my suggestion is dumb... But would Pestilence be an acceptable inclusion to this list?

griz024 on Daxos the Returned Pillow Fight

2 weeks ago


Np, man. Tyvm for your appreciation. I have spent way, way too time on that deck, so its nice to see it inspire someone.

As for budget Land Tax, there really isn't another white card that works that way. Oath of Lieges comes close, but has a huge downside. However, there is a world championship deck version of Land Tax itself.

The world championship decks were a supplemental product Wizards made about 10 years ago. While not official magic cards, because they do not have the proper backs, in casual Magic they are perfectly fine- as long as your playgroup is okay with them. I use several in multiple edh decks, and no one has ever said anything but "those look cool!"

Should be able to grab one for 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a "real" copy, since world champ cards are not tournament legal.

As for No Mercy, Aurification is the closest thing i could find. Pestilence could be an option, if you have weenie/token players. Spirit Loop could neuter a single creature in a similar way to no mercy, i guess...

Osbert on You have no secrets

3 weeks ago

Really depends on how your meta is. In mine (4+ people with varying strength in decks) something as slow as Mind Unbound without extra turns or/and proliferate are useless, as for a 6 mana investment the card initially does nothing for you.

Also you're missing my favorite mill card of all time; Sphinx's Tutelage. Can't believe I forgot that.

I'm also not fond of Hot Soup; the card is funny, the fact that a loose Pyrohemia or Pestilence can make it useless is not.

Because of the high costof your deck, maybe consider using fast mana like Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual, and if you're a Johnny player, go put in a Isochron Scepter and do nasty tappy-untappy shenanigans.

Forceofnature1 on Super Friends Commander/EDH

3 weeks ago

Pestilence is great mass removal that sticks around.

MindAblaze on Off color HUB

4 weeks ago

I'm not sure "off-colour" or even "colour-shifted" has enough value to warrant an entire hub. Cards like Pyrohemia vs Pestilence aren't usually the theme in and of themselves, but rather a useful addition if you happen to want that effect but are in the "wrong" colours for it, or need copies 5-8. Damnation says hi.

Also, the hubs have been cleaned up to eliminate some of the more obscure ones that have led to confusion. "Colour-shifted" may not have immediate resonance for people and could end up not seeing the usage you think it would.

matledge on In Sickness and In Health

1 month ago

Pestilence itself is a pretty good finisher, as Protective Sphere protects you as you nuke your opponent.

AlmightyTentacle on Mogis Trigger

1 month ago

Hi, hebleb

Nice deck +1!

Here some cards I think you can consider to add in:

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