Pestilence

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Common
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Common
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Common
Collector's Edition (CED) Common
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Common
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Common
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Common

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Pestilence

Enchantment

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

Daedalus19876 on The Deadly Embrace of Mogis

3 days ago

Hi, came here from FB :)

Personally, I'd run Pyrohemia over Pestilence (or both). Combat Celebrant seems a little odd here, since you have relatively few combat triggers. It's only good when you have Kiki-Jiki, and I would stick with your Zealous Conscripts line (since it has utility outside of the combo). Have you considered Painful Quandary as an additional oppression piece? I'm surprised Ruination isn't in here; I find it to be a vicious board wipe in my meta. Trinisphere is another way to lock down combo decks. I'm always partial to a good Hymn to Tourach, but I understand if it's not your cup of tea :) Have you tried Black Market here to pair with your land/artifact/creature wipes?

Looks good! You definitely get a +1 from me :)

theemptyquiver on Kooopa Mogis Commander

5 days ago

I was thinking Wound Reflection and Archfiend of Depravity. They would really put the pressure on opponents with all the collateral damage they will take from this deck.

Also, you run triskedecaphobia, so maybe Tree of Perdition??

Also, you really could consider running things that prevent life gain, like Leyline of Punishment and while we are talking about leylines, maybe Leyline of the Void or really anything that would exile graveyards is helping you with permanent removal. Bojuka Bog or Nihil Spellbomb come to mind off the top of my head.

I see you have Pestilence in your sideboard. That along with Pestilence Demon are great for keeping the board clear and putting pressure (a countdown with a life total) on opponents.
Lethal Vapors also helps on this front.

Mogis is a fun god to run, but just remember that he works best if you do not trigger his devotion as he becomes more vulnerable to removal at that point.

Kingtalk on The Black Oath

1 week ago

I run a black oath deck as my pet mono-black deck, he's a great commander with a lot of versatility. Here's a couple cards that might be worthwhile. I like Bloodghast but personally I run Endless Cockroaches just because it's way cheaper and kinda funny. Consuming Vapors is a pretty good way to weed out the board and gain life in the process. Behold the Beyond is a pretty good tutor despite it's cost, and Diabolic Revelation can be a win-con depending on how hard you ramp. I would cut Cellar Door because it's too expensive and unreliable. Stronghold Assassin is a cheaper option in comparison to Attrition and Murder might do you a bit better than Premature Burial. Anowan, the Ruin Sage is good for group sac as is Magus of the Abyss. Archfiend of Depravity helps keep your opponent's board state low. I like Corpse Harvester and Corpse Augur as well. Personally, I'd cut Bloodline Keeper  Flip because for his price he isn't worth it because this isn't a vampire tribal deck. Hell's Caretaker and Doomed Necromancer are good for recursion. Fleshbag Marauder is worthwhile too I think for group sac. I'm also a big fan of Palace Siege and Oversold Cemetery for passive recursion. Flesh Carver has also won me a lot of games, the intimidate is very powerful. I'd consider running Westvale Abbey  Flip as well, potentially a win-con. Shade's Form and Pestilence are also pretty good enchantments. I would substitute Sorin Markov for Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, he's a sac outlet as well as a big body and you can recur his effect and even use it to bring yourself back up to 20 life. Infernal Offering is also a pretty useful card in my experience. Maybe consider Alhammarret's Archive too if you want to make your card draw and life gain more impactful. Those are just a few suggestion, hope it's helpful!! Mono-black is my passion haha

kingofcramers on epicure of blood life gain pauper

2 weeks ago

this is coming along nicely, I especially like the addition of Survival Cache even if I'm not sure how good it is and Basilica Screecher for that repeated life gain. I think you need a bit more removal though, rn it's pretty clunky with only Pestilence and Recumbent Bliss. I would cut Sylvok Lifestaff for those spots

kingofcramers on life gain brainstorming

2 weeks ago

Stonehorn Dignitary is suashi, and that ghostly flicker route is cool, but i think I like the Pestilence Wall of Hope Dromad Purebred interaction the most. if you can find more cards that interact well in that frame that could be cool. red also could be useful for Swirling Sandstorm effects to boardwipe and gain a lot of life.

Brolamog_the_Infinite_Higher on Glare Lock

4 weeks ago

Orion_121 Black isn’t a color I have tested much with, but I have considered adding a Black splash before. I decided against it early because I found the win conditions to be a bit unreliable, and overall I think the deck performs slower wife succumbing to the same weaknesses. Syphon Life is aggreeably a great win condition for the deck, but after that Stab Wound type effects become our next viable option which similarly folds to non-creature decks. Pestilence is a card that looks good at first in this deck, but I have reservations on dealing damage to our own creatures as that potentially makes us prone to targeted removal. Black luckily does give us the best removal Pauper has to offer, but keep in mind that removing creatures potentially slows down the speed of the lock. As far as Gods Willing is concerned, I find the Scry to be more valuable than hedging against certain match ups and thus feel that Stave Off would be better suited for the sideboard for those particular match ups you mentioned!

BS-T on Will WotC Keep Life Loss ...

1 month ago

Black does have a history of dealing damage in certain cases as you show cdkime. These cards do share thgeir own common groups - vampiric type effects, cursing things, sweepers like Pestilence and Crypt Rats too.

I think the issue is better demonstrated by the comparison between say Bitter Revelation and Dark Bargain. The obvious one from DOM.

My actual first thought on DB in spoiler season was 'what!?, doesn't lose life; I hope this isn't an indicator for the future'. So yeah totally agree, it is inherently black and specific. Let's hope we don't lose it and DOM can go down as a weird little experiment, an odd outlier for future Gatherer searches lol

LostDragon01 on Dragonsoul Sliver Knight (PDH)

1 month ago

What could be removed? There is a lot of decks and players who can win faster, make tokens or have faster temp than you.

For example, i win all players with combo in my deck Disciple of Deceit - Combos PDH at turn 5. Peregrine Drake + Ghostly Flicker + Archeomancer is a thing many blue decks win with. You should able to stop this combo, by killing creatures for example.
Ascended Lawmage would have many auras like Cho-Manno's Blessing that provide indestructible blocker to your knight. Add some artifact or enchantment removals.
And of cource, one Pestilence will be headache for the rest of the game for you once it entered battlefield.

About Karoo lands - you are wrong.
They are not "same as taplands". They provide card-advantage, and you have additional land in hand. Its like if tapland has ability "enters tapped, then search land and put in hand".

Also, you should add more utility lands Bojuka Bog and Halimar Depths.

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