Pestilent Spirit

Pestilent Spirit

Creature — Spirit

Menace, deathtouch

Instant and sorcery spells you control have deathtouch. (Any amount of damage they deal to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Pestilent Spirit Discussion

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on I need the hive mind ...

2 days ago

I don't think I saw those cards in your list or the comments above, so here you are:

They're in your colors and very casual, I hope this helped :)

SnakeByte77 on BR Menace Aggro

1 month ago

Skewer the Critics + Pestilent Spirit? Essentially a lightning bolt with deathtouch

Xenkay on Crusading Menaces *Budget*

2 months ago

I am running a similar deck and found myself beeing successful with Dreadmalkin. It's a cheap 1 drop with menace, which can serve as an emergency sacrifice outlet in combination with Tentative Connection (which also gets cheaper with you having menace creatures PLUS your enemy has one creature less to block with). Pestilent Spirit works really well with Blazing Volley since it is killing everything your enemy has for very low manacost. I don't really like Elite Headhunter because it is very expensive to make it worth and slows you down hard. Instead I would throw in some Hunted Nightmare. Very good stats for 1BB and your opponent has to think hard if he either removes it or keep it and the Deathtouch-Counter (which is irrelevant anyway in a menace-focused deck).

00gieb00gie on BR Menace Aggro

2 months ago

Have you considered running Pestilent Spirit? It turns Blazing Volley into a one-sided one mana board sweeper, makes Shock into a cheaper Heartless Act, and makes Chandra's Pyrohelix into a two for one. Best of all hes a 3/2 deathtouch menace three drop so hes a royal pain to fight

Isntitizzet on Menace of the Beasts

2 months ago

Given that all of your creatures already have menace, I feel that Iroas is sort of unnecessary here. His cmc is also high for an aggro deck, so additional 1 drops with menace could take his place. I feel overall this menace build wants to be very low to the ground, mostly 1 and 2 drops with some essential 3s like Sonorous Howlbonder at the top along with possibly cards like Hunted Nightmare. One drops aren't very strong unfortunately,Village Messenger  Flip (gets menace after transformation) Dreadmalkin and Insolent Neonate come to mind as the best available you aren't already playing. However, at 2 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Relentless Dead are fairly good here. Even if relentless dead can only get itself back, that's still a decent 2 drop with some resilience to removal spells. Malkin is also a zombie, and Plague Belcher has some great synergy with relentless dead as well. You can put the counters on relentless dead and pay the B to get it back. Its pretty greedy, and the Hunted Nightmare is probably just better, but they both have downsides in their own ways. Unfortunately the good menace creatures seem to clog up the 3 spot. Rampaging Ferocidon, Sin Prodder, Grimdancer and Pestilent Spirit all fall at 3 and you cant play all of them along with Howlbonder and Hunted nightmare.

Olive_pdx on The Torture Never Stops

5 months ago

Oh man nice deck!! I recently put one together as part of a white elephant exchange in our playgroup and I landed him. I finally got it to a nice spot and took a nice win tonight, essentially casting Kaervek the Merciless early (turn 3) and controlling the board and pinging to death. I used the Pestilent Spirit and lots of cheap damage spells to keep the board clean. Seems to work well.

jasonkrivera on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Anthousa, Setessan-Honored

Legendary Enchantment Creature - Demigod

Anthousa's power and toughness are each equal to twice your devotion to green.

Deathtouch, indestructible against deathtouch

When Anthousa attacks, it fights up to one target creature an opponent controls.

N / N

Indestructible against deathtouch was created against Pestilent Spirit and Questing Beast , since this Theros Beyond Death is coming during these other cards' Standard

Another demigod or wild card

PhotogenicParasympathetic on Serial Killer [Primer Included]

1 year ago

Hey gdm1989, thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately, I don't have any instant or sorcery spells that do damage, so Pestilent Spirit doesn't do anything here. Bolas's Citadel is interesting, and I'll probably give it a try when it comes out! Sensei's Divining Top , however, isn't very good with more ways to interact with the top of my library, so I probably won't add that just for the Citadel. Liliana's Triumph is already in my maybeboard/"to be tried" list. Massacre Girl is a sweet card, and I'm brewing her her own deck, but she doesn't belong here because if she kills anything, she'll kill Toshiro and Crypt Ghast , probably also Chainer, Dementia Master , and those are too important to us.

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