Plague Stinger


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Scars of Mirrodin Common
Promo Set Rare

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Plague Stinger

Creature — Insect Horror


Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

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Plague Stinger Discussion

phc on The Scarab God

2 weeks ago

I have been thinking about The Scarab God as a commander, and what builds would most benefit from his triggered and activated ability. The two obvious ones are either mill or zombie tribal, but what about some unexpected decks?

  • Infect: There are almost thirty infect creatures available to a blue and black deck. Two of the issues around these creatures is a high CMC and low power. What if you could have a 4/4 Blighted Agent or Plague Stinger ? Rather than hard casting your infect creatures, self mill them into your graveyard and eternalize them.

  • Arcbound: This deck type is trying to get double value over the various arcbound creatures. Not only will eternalize bring them back as a 4/4, but with their +1/+1 counters as well.

  • Eldrazi: This one is a little tricky, and probably would not work as a dedicated Eldrazi deck. However the various Eldrazi Processor cards allow you to put one or more of your opponent's cards from exile into their graveyard. Those cards could then be eternalized again by The Scarab God. Two of the Eldrazi Processors have activated abilities, the Oracle of Dust and Cryptic Cruiser . With an infinite mana source you could create an infinite number of eternalized creature tokens from your opponent's graveyards.

Any suggestions for other curveball decks with The Scarab God?

Funkydiscogod on Ebola is coming!!!!

3 weeks ago

You have a lot of black mana, so I'd say drop Necropede for Plague Stinger.

DJMintEFresh on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

1 month ago

Awesome deck! The only thing I would change is take out one of the 4x three-drop creatures and replace it with 4x Ichorclaw Myr. The ONLY two-drop creature you currently have is Plague Stinger. Waiting until turn three to play a creature is much too slow.

cadet500 on G/B Infect

1 month ago

You might be better off running blue and black. Phyrexian Crusader is too slow for modern infect decks, but I have seen Sultai infect that splashes blue and black only for Blighted Agent and Plague Stinger as well as Thoughtseize (or in this case, Inquisition of Kozilek) usually in the sideboard. I'd recommend looking up Ari Lax's infect deck from Pro Tour Return to Ravnica.

Kineverence on The Black Plague

2 months ago

Infect is just cruel! XD Flensermite, Ichor Rats, Phyresis or even Plague Stinger you don't know how many times I have beat out all my friends cause lack of flying or reach cards in their deck! Slow painful death... Good luck!

NieJacek on Sultai Infect (Modern B/U/G 2017)

2 months ago

That's an easy one:

Phyrexian Crusader vs Plague Stinger moden comparision

  • stinger has lower cost, you can drop it 1 turn sooner
  • stinger has flying so it cant be blocked by 90% creatures
  • crusader cant be blocked by 40% of creatures
  • crusader cant be hit with Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Path to Exile, but:
  • both die to Fatal Push and Dismember
  • crusader requires two black mana, which is harder for sultai

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

2 months ago

@pints34 another user asked a similar question above. I'd replace 4x Septic Rats for 4x Phyrexian Crusader; in my opinion the protection and first strike outweigh the potential -1/-1 in stats when attacking. Some would say Ichor Rats, but I find the guaranteed poison counter upon entering the battlefield too good to pass up (due to proliferate).

As for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, replacing a Plague Stinger is probably the safest choice. You could replace a Kulrath Knight since it has the same converted mana cost and wouldn't affect the curve, but it's also one of the keys to locking your opponent out of the game. Ultimately the choice is yours.

@PickleNutz Happy you enjoyed piloting the deck, I find it shines the brightest in multiplayer formats. I want to note that I haven't scrapped or lowered the potency of my U\G infect deck, I simply play other decks against them like D&D: Dragons and Druids & GW Tron: Wrath of the Titans.

Golem_Token on feed varolz

2 months ago

I have a finely tuned Varolz deck that you can check out if you want, but I'll make some more budgeted suggestions.

Nature's Claim is much better than Natural State especially if you're going to kill with infect/general damage.

Check out Vector Asp, Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, and Viridian Corrupter for cheap, but effective scavenge targets. Be warned that infect strategies wont make you any friends, but it's an effective way to use Varolz. There's also Tainted Strike and Phyresis (works great with Thrun, the Last Troll!) if you scavenge onto non-infect creatures.

Creatures that are good for scavenging (other thank Phyrexian Dreadnought and Death's Shadow):

A good way to get those creatures into your graveyard is to use Buried Alive.

Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots are good with Varolz. Remember to scavenge BEFORE you equip if you're using Lightning Greaves because of shroud.

I recommend as many tutors as you can afford. Diabolic Tutor is pretty affordable.

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