Plague Stinger

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Scars of Mirrodin Common
Promo Set Rare

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Plague Stinger

Creature — Insect Horror

Flying

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

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem ($20 Infect\Wither)

2 days 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

5 days 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.

Golem_Token on Scars and Stripes (Ruthless Infect EDH)

5 days 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.

Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are really good with Varolz (remember to scavenge BEFORE you equip if you use the greaves because of Shroud)

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

BlackGuildKnight on Ooze my Splooge; The EDH Returns

2 weeks ago

You should look for more infect type to make it more streamlined look for alternate win cons like self mill and commander damage.

Mill Show

Next approach i would recommend is infect a cheap and efficient way to close a game out fast

Infect Show

And if neither of these take you fancy look into commander damage routes using dredge cards to fill your graveyard fast.

octopimp on BG Infect

1 month ago

You might consider Whispering Specter as a replacement for Plague Stinger. Still flying, but the Specter allows you to force your opponent to discard upon doing combat damage.

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem ($20 Infect\Wither)

1 month ago

Apologies about the large delay in replying; but i guess that's life!

@Blard I had looked at Black Sun's Zenith before for adding to the maybeboard, but I wasn't sold on the idea (36% of our creatures have 1 toughness <Plague Stinger & Ichor Rats>). After @GrammarWizard suggested Power Conduit I figure it could be worth a shot, specifically in slower multiplayer situations. The buffing could easily get out of hand if you have a Proliferate source like Contagion Clasp already handy, especially since it is repeatable unlike Grim Affliction.

@fs4317 Thanks for reporting your recent success; proud of you!

GearNoir on 8 Rack-Rack+ Phyrexian Infect

1 month ago

First thing, I don't think your splash for is a good idea; does bring a couple ok cards (i.e. - Apostle's Blessing which you could technically stick in a mono- deck) but it appears you are only using it for Path to Exile and a couple other items in your side board, which just doesn't seem efficient. IMO you'd be better off with a few strong kill spells.

A couple other things I noticed...no Inkmoth Nexus (Blinkmoth Nexus really isn't a substitute in this case since you are after poison counters and not life points) or, at the least, no Plague Stinger? Also, since you are pretty much relying on discard to get you through the first couple turns, you will really need to consider those Thoughtseize or at the least Blackmail.

It sounds like you are trying to keep to a manageable budget for now, but I'm sure you know discard you choose is just that much better than them choosing to dump their fodder cards (your deck doesn't have The Rack or Shrieking Affliction so you really don't benefit as much from these types of discards until late game).

If you were not simply going to go mono-, I'd splash for pump on your infect (i.e. - Giant Growth) or for evasion (i.e.- Distortion Strike). Realistically, you might see only 2, maybe 3 of your infect creatures per game, so you want to captialize on those moments.

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