Plague of Vermin

Plague of Vermin

Sorcery

Starting with you, each player may pay any amount of life. Repeat this process until no one pays life. Each player puts a 1/1 black Rat creature token into play for each 1 life he or she paid this way.

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Plague of Vermin Discussion

Esperkyde on Heart of Black Coal - Ayara ETB trigger EDH

2 months ago

With Plague of Vermin you can dump 39 life into it and get 39 ETB triggers and gain it all back while draining the opponents by 39. :D

Credit goes to NickyBolas for that card; I never would have known it existed had he not put it on his list.

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

Thanks for the upvote and the suggestions!

Yeah Zombie Infestation is definitely one of my favorites.

At first, I was skeptical about the Syr Konrad, the Grim idea, because it seemed to be doing exactly what our combo was doing, and I didn't want to use up another card slot for another Altar of Dementia , but after some thought, I'm starting to reconsider. Maybe Konrad doesn't need a combo to be deadly. I'm picturing a scenario with Konrad on the battlefield, and then resolving a Living Death . Or even just drawing a whole bunch of cards, then discarding a whole bunch of creatures. It'll be something interesting to try out.

I put Desecrated Tomb into my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck, and it did really well, but I don't think it'll do too well in Hogaak's case. In general, I try to stray away from exiling creatures from my graveyard, but even if I did start exiling them, I don't picture myself getting that many bats....

I've never been too much into the token build. I usually don't need a whole bunch of tokens to replay Hogaak, though there are a couple times when I'm short on creatures. I don't think I'll need the Plague of Vermin or the Spontaneous Generation if I'm being honest.

You're right, there's little reason not to include Deathrite Shaman . Maybe I'll take out a Wood Elves for it.

I feel like for each person who makes this deck, they have to make the decision between Hermit Druid and Traverse the Outlands . I personally think I'm fine without the Hermit, so that's why I don't include it and have the Traverse instead.

Now Cadaverous Bloom .... Wow. Just wow. I think this card is busted, and I'm surprised that this is the first time I've ever heard of it. I know it exiles, but that's a small enough price to pay when you're drawing 8 cards a turn. A definite include.

I think I've put in and taken out Skirge Familiar twice now. It's good, but sometimes I need to replace it with some better stuff. For example, that Cadaverous Bloom you just mentioned! If I have the space, I'll add it in.

Hmm. My second Corpse Dance suggestion. I'll give it some thought, but as I said earlier, it hampers my ability to keep my Bridge from Below s on the top of my graveyard.

I think Living Death is enough. I don't particularly need a whole bunch of mass recursion.

Again, thanks for the suggestions! I know I'm rejecting a whole lot of them, but I'd rather stay honest, than give people my false opinions. But that doesn't mean people shouldn't give me a whole bunch of suggestions; the more the merrier!

Strangelove on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

Great list +1

I'm building Hogaak this week and I'm excited to finally play Zombie Infestation .

How would you rate the following in Hogaak?

Syr Konrad, the Grim / Desecrated Tomb ...delve triggers?

Plague of Vermin / Spontaneous Generation ...lots of tokens?

Deathrite Shaman / Hermit Druid ...utility staples?

Cadaverous Bloom ...for the combo turns?

I definitely recommend Skirge Familiar and second Corpse Dance . I play both with Demonlord Belzenlok and they're easily the best cards.

Also, if you like Living Death , try Twilight's Call ...or Rise of the Dark Realms .

Strangelove on Hogaak EDH

4 months ago

Hogaak! +1!

Dude! I think you're selling yourself short with this one! You could put wayyy more tokens into this and break it... get those Blood Artist triggers.

Feed the Pack , Korozda Guildmage ... sac Hogaak! Pricey, but... Ghoulcaller Gisa ???

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder , Infernal Genesis , Awaken the Erstwhile , Plague of Vermin , Worm Harvest , Izoni, Thousand-Eyed , Spider Spawning , Tombstone Stairwell ... Tendershoot Dryad ... I can go on :)

Saproling Symbiosis , Zombie Infestation ... maybe?

Stinkweed Imp ... more dredge!

Cryptolith Rite , Phyrexian Altar , and Ashnod's Altar are all amazing.

Hogaak was so good they had to ban him in Modern lol.

Tenshi41 on Ayara Commander of Tokens

4 months ago

I aggree with nikolaTesla, adding more ramp would greatly improve the deck.

Cards like Bontu's Monument , Jet Medallion are great for mono black decks. Also adding more land ramp like Burnished Hart , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble and Myriad Landscape .

Things that make tokens that your commander would love are Bitterblossom , Dreadhorde Invasion , Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Plague of Vermin

Chesu on Rat Commander

6 months ago

Your landbase is pretty solid, but the ramp could do with an increase. Things like Wayfarer's Bauble and Expedition Map will speed things up along with Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus which excels in mono-colored decks. Plague Wind is just Damnation but costs an extra 5 mana. Patron of the Nezumi is also way too slow for any commander deck. The rat sac'd to lower the cmc just isn't worth it. Plague of Vermin will almost certainly be your downfall against any kind of lifegain deck at the table. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni only works in a couple of situations and could be replaced with a 2 cmc card like Burglar Rat , Gutter Skulk or Pack Rat that last one is personally my favourite of the bunch. Anyways I think the biggest problem with the deck is the high cmc cards with not enough benefit.

Nemesis on Can we take a moment ...

7 months ago

I'm at work now so I can't really dive into this yet, I may come back to it later, but I can tell you something that helped me deal with my need to make fun decks in a group that evolved passed that point: I taught new players the game. New players don't have a good gauge of what's good or bad and they tend to go for the things they think are cool or the things that look fun. They're the perfect people to play your Goblin Game / Plague of Vermin + Worst Fears / Mindslaver deck against.

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