Pestilence

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

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.

Pestilence Discussion

B.A.N.E. on Haven't played in 10 yrs. ...

2 days ago

triproberts12 I looked through the themes and loved what I saw.

I like the curses theme, the life gain theme (which brings in vampire tribal) and the enchantments theme. There's enough overlap there that I cannot in all three without it becoming too much right?

Current creatures are protection from Black paired with Pestilence and I'm not sure if I should keep that or switch to the vampires.

Thoughts?

Quirrel on 4C Rashmi

1 week ago

I see we have some recent changes. Could you briefly talk about Reap ? Is it really that good of a card?

We have Regrowth now as well, and I see that Mox Amber and Rashmi, Eternities Crafter has been cut as well. I definitely understand the Rashmi cut, but I've found Mox Amber to be pretty reliable. Is it too inconsistent?

Pestilence always felt pretty clunky to me, I don't think I would miss it either. And I see we have Street Wraith now too, what's going on there?

Love the deck, I've been playing it a ton in my own local cEDH meta.

MtG_4Me on Deck #10 - Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

2 weeks ago

Pretty cool having Grenzo, Dungeon Warden command a bunch of Relentless Rats . But let me improve your synergy here, and turbocharge this deck.

First, I'd remove all of your lands that come into play tapped. Add a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Cabal Coffers , and a Crypt Ghast . That alone will speed you up greatly.

Secondly, get rid of all the superfluous stuff. That means all your sorceries/instants and some of the artifacts. Ok, maybe we keep a Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , or Diabolic Intent.

We want pretty much everything to come in as a creature so, regarding haste, let's put in Anger , Ogre Battledriver , and a Mogis's Marauder !

If you must, I guess you could keep your Coat of Arms , or maybe a Door of Destinies , or even a Marton Stromgald ; but I think they all are "win more" cards. Instead, let's put in an Eldrazi Monument! Indestructible flying rats is game over real quick. So you have to sac a rat occasionally, "que, sera, sera".

Now it's gonna get real fun. Since you've got a poop-ton of rats, using Ashnod's Altar will let you really utilize Grenzo's flip into play ability. If you have haste, you could then sac a few rats, play Patriarch's Bidding , and flip the rest of your mana into more rats. and Voila, game over dude.

Onto your destruction package. Just one card here, Crypt Rats ! A much more selective boardwipe, and it's on theme. You could also go with Pestilence , Toxic Deluge , or Golden Demise . Pretty much any amount of rats will survive the damage.

Now for the "Coup de Resistance". You do a big flip, after maybe an altar sacrifice, and let's say you don't have haste, but with all the rats that come out, guess what else pops up: Gray Merchant of Asphodel !

Now that's, if not "Game Over", a real big life swing.

pokepower116 on Xantcha, Woke Agent

2 weeks ago

Made a quick update for the deck addressing the comments I said above! Still considering adding in Smoke and more boardwipes, but for now I've removed Necrogen Mists , Sire Of Insanity , and Pain Magnification to add in Pestilence , Glacial Chasm , and Expedition Map .

Glacial Chasm should help us stay alive, Pestilence should help keep the board clean of creatures with <4 toughness, and Expedition Map should help us find Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to help our mana out.

I'm going to see how these changes go and then maybe change the deck a bit more after some testing.

pokepower116 on Xantcha, Woke Agent

2 weeks ago

speedykoala Glad you're enjoying it! Always makes me happy to hear comments like that.

Honestly that's been something I've been struggling with too. The two biggest issues I've been having are getting the deck online quick enough and dealing with the table hate.

Since a lot of the major cards in this deck are 5 CMC or higher, it can take a bit to actually start dealing the damage I want to do with this deck. I tried adding in more ramp to deal with this, but maybe even more is needed.

But getting back to your question; I think a mixture of both suggestions would be best.

Politics never hurts unless you really abuse it and overdo it. Any sort of actions you can take to throw the heat off of you are going to be valuable in any deck you play. Even if it means sandbagging a couple of cards back in your hand so that you don't seem like a threat until you have an explosive turn then it might be worth it. Given that this deck deals a lot of its damage in small increments it might not be possible to realistically take this route often, but it might be worth considering trying to combo Manabarbs with a damage doubler instead of throwing it down on turn 4. Or maybe instead just hold your pieces until someone else at the table becomes an established threat so that their eyes aren't on you.

As far as pillowfort goes, there are definitely some pieces that you could run that aren't currently in this deck just because I couldn't find the space for them. Smoke , Glacial Chasm , and Dread are all perfectly good options to be running in this deck to discourage attackers. With the addition of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Cabal Coffers , and Crypt Ghast I think Pestilence could be a decent option to run alongside Pyrohemia to help keep the board clean. Plus there are plenty of other boardwipes like Damnation , Life's Finale , and Chain Reaction that this deck isn't currently running but wouldn't be bad options since the deck is pretty creature-lite.

I don't know how you're feeling about the discard package in the deck but I think I might tone it down a bit. It brings a lot of hate and doesn't accomplish what I hoped it would. I thought it would reduce the amount of options people had to deal with Xantcha and incentivize them to use her activated ability more. In my experience it just causes people to want to attack me more instead. So I'm considering removing Sire Of Insanity , Necrogen Mists , and maybe either Pox or Fraying Omnipotence .

Hope this helped a bit! Sorry I couldn't give a better answer, still ironing out the kinks myself.

hkhssweiss on

1 month ago

Those are some great cards suggested DrkNinja!

I agree with adding in Megrim and Waste Not . Maybe Pestilence as well for a variable board wipe to consistently keep the board clear.

hkhssweiss on ONE-WORD TRIBAL EDH

1 month ago

No problem austintayshus! It's a fun idea definitely! Let me know how your deck list turns out and feel free to ask for any help!

Since you don't have access to the white board wipes there are other alternatives like Evacuation , Pestilence , Hellfire , Pyroclasm , Starstorm , Pyrohemia , Magmaquake , Inferno , and Earthquake .

rores28 on Judith cEDH

1 month ago

I think there's at least a few auto includes youre missing here

Auto Includes
1. Toxic Deluge
2. Fire Covenant
3. Blood Moon
4. Magus of the Moon
4. Pyroblast Functional clone of Red Elemental Blast and a better version of some of your other red counter spells
5. Gamble This downside isn't always all downside because of the GY focus of deck

Should Strongly Consider
1. Dark Confidant You have very low avg CMC so this will never be a problem
2. Demonic Consultation
3. Reanimate
4. Praetor's Grasp
5. Imperial Seal
6. Blood Artist Has a lot of synergy with your combos
7. Rakdos Signet
8. Talisman of Indulgence
9. Cabal Ritual
10. Cursed Totem
11. Pyroclasm

Other possibilities
1. Rolling Earthquake
2. Dark Petition
3. Azra Oddsmaker
4. Pestilence
5. Infernal Darkness
6. Contamination
7. Anger of the Gods
8. By Force
9. Animate Dead
10. Phyrexian Arena
11. Mindblade Render

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Pestilence occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.23%