Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal

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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

NewHorizons on NotSoLuckyLydia

2 days ago

Hey lydia. I saw your comment on a thread awhile back and you seem to know your stuff regarding french commander and I was really looking into getting into the format because my local game store is going to start a new tournament.

Problem for me is really just that it really is a totally different format now that aggro has been introduced and control has gotten a big buff. Now i can't really decide which type of deck to play. Usually I make quirky decks that use weird card but that relies on an extensive command of the meta game that I don't have here.

At any rate. I'd really like to make a mono black deck to take advantage of discard being buffed or a blue deck because of counters but I also want to try out aggro and win by creature combat. I playtest the most dominant deck of the format Geist of Saint Traft and thought that it was pretty fun but I derive a little bit of satisfaction from playing wackier commanders as well.

At any rate got any guidance for me? I like the idea of an Erebos, God of the Dead deck that uses Pestilence effects or maybe Drana, Liberator of Malakir aggro? I was even thinking about Kokusho, the Evening Star reanimator! As for blue and black/green and blue I haven't looked into them as much but I though Sygg, River Cutthroat or Prime Speaker Zegana might be a bit of fun.

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

1 week ago

Suggested Cuts:


  • Hymn of the Wilds (this card sucks in multiplayer. Every deck needs its instants and sorceries)



  • Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile discourages attacks, even against other players, which is bad. If we had included Azorius hard control, stax or tax this card would be fine though
  • Gustcloak Savior I dont think it does enough
  • Herald of the Host Serra Angel isnt good enough for this format
  • Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip pikers arent good enough in this format, and he sucks as a planeswalker I think
  • Crescendo of War too slow
  • Dusk / Dawn I think that ultimately there wont be a deck that really benefits from this
  • Just a general note about white: we have too many pump effects. Lets cut a couple.










I think our next task will be deciding which are the best 50 or so cards in each color from our pool. that should lay the groundwork for deciding which narrow cards (i.e., archetype-specific) cards we should include. Curious to hear your thoughts on cuts/additions!


Gadianten on Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim | Cleric Tribal

2 weeks ago

I would recommend adding Conspiracy to go with Rotlung Reanimator as that give you infinite sacrificial fodder by naming cleric when you play it. Also, try adding Pestilence as it combos quite well with Hedron-Field Purists.

livemagic on 12 Lords

2 weeks ago

Zaueski, Dissenter's Deliverance don't destroy enchantments and Pestilence is a big problem to this deck on Pauper tournaments...

jimmynitos on Paid in Blood [Pauper]

3 weeks ago

Pestilence is a key card against Faeries, Stompy, White Weenies, Goblins, Souls Sisters and tokens in general, while Tendrils doesn't help in any of those matches.

Choking Sands is the least useful card in Sideboard and is still better than Tendrils in most games, except for MBC, I believe.

TheDeckMaker2300 on Alternate Fun Conditions

4 weeks ago

Your welcome mane

Hey I just remember one for Epic Struggle

Sprouting Phytohydra do something that does one damage to everything and you get a whole army of these fast. Best option is Pestilence or Pyrohemia

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on How to get cards banned in your play group

4 weeks ago

Pretty great list; I've considered building boardwipe EDH in Mardu colors, but using Mogis to slowly Shock opponents to death is just delicious.

Therefore, more boardwipes are required. I would run 10-15 of them: Yahenni's Expertise, Blasphemous Act, Decree of Pain, Black Sun's Zenith, and Pestilence I all recommend.

Gadianten on Divine Machinations (Cleric Tribal)

1 month ago

Stream lined the combo in the deck and found Phyrexian Altar was not nesscary, I used the space to add Caged Sun back in to help with long term mana production.

While I enjoy the idea of the Hedron-Field Purists and Pestilence I do not feel I have the redundancy or sheer volume of tutors to make it happen effectively and it some what nonbos with most of my creatures being low toughness. With that in mind I added Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden to get back closer to the decks first love, life gain and boost the creature count up.

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