Plague Stinger


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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 (SOM) Common
Promo Set (000) 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

Darth_Savage on Occult Wings

1 week ago

Hi MiguelLavariel

Setting an arbitrary limitation to your deck design like all creatures have flying isn't necessarily the best way to build an efficient deck. Modern is often referred to as a turn four format, what this means is that your deck needs to be in a position to win on turn four. If I use infect as an example, Plague Stinger being pumped by Vampire's Bite is a scarier proposition than any of your threats.

That being said it might be possible to build a more efficient version of your deck, but the catch is that if someone wants a mono black deck both infect and devotion already exist as options. Still I'd like to suggest a couple of cards Bone Picker is the first, assuming you get the cost reduction it is an efficient beater. Next Virulent Swipe, on the first use it can get extra damage through, the second use is free, even if it does define the pumped creature before combat. Last, but not least Smuggler's Copter could easily find a home in an aggro list like yours, it is definitely worth considering.

I hope this helps.

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

1 week ago

Sorry about the rather late reply, but here it goes!

@lukas96 I just want to point out that the Midnight Banshee + Kulrath Knight lock out combo is one of the win cons in this deck; assuming you're facing non-black decks. Also this deck is meant to be a foundation to build off of, you make the changes you believe are required for your playgroup; even if that means messing with the mana base!

@DemonicExecuter This question is always hard, and tends to be heavily affected by your playgroup. If your playgroup doesn't abuse flying creatures, you could probably get away with replacing 2-4x Plague Stinger for 2-4x Ichorclaw Myr; otherwise I wouldn't bother with Ichorclaw Myr. On the other side, replacing the 4x Septic Rats for 4x Phyrexian Crusader should be a safe bet in all situations (same CMC, same stats, better effects). Finding the proper card to replace with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is kind of tricky, but I'd say 1x Kulrath Knight. I honestly would say as awesome as it sounds, a 2BB Black Sun's Zenith would eliminate 14 out of the 22 creatures in this deck (if un-buffed by Hand of the Praetors); not to say it couldn't work, but you'd have to build with it in mind.

@ShadowFire1 this question really boils down to Contagion Engine vs Contagion Clasp - I'd say the clasp wins out simply because it's faster and doesn't have the potential of clogging your hand as much in the early stages; its a 2 mana Scar that will later be used to proliferate. The 4 extra mana on the engine changes the targeted -1/-1 to apply to all of a target player's creatures, which just feels more clunky than helpful imo.

Jerseven on Mono Black Infect!

3 weeks ago

Well, I took it out anyway, after playtesting Liliana of the Dark Realms, she felt like I was either paying four mana for a buff that lasted one turn, or four mana for a dismember. Although she was versatile, I just felt she was too much mana for what she did. And since I removed that I swapped out the Raven's Crime as well, going to try out a couple of Plague Stingers!

BodhiQL on Saskia Infect

1 month ago

For an Infect deck, there aren't many Infect creatures. I recommend Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, Blight Mamba, Ichorclaw Myr, and Necropede because they are cheap and you can get them out early. Selfless Spirit is another Dauntless Escort effect.

BodhiQL on atraxa poison

1 month ago

There are tons of Infect creatures you could play. Glistener Elf, Plague Stinger, and Blighted Agent in particular.

BodhiQL on Make Infect Great Again

2 months ago

I'm not sure how much the basic Island helps you. I'd rather play Botanical Sanctum, because green is the most important color. With dual lands and not very much blue stuff, Islands just hurt the deck's consistency. Same with the Swamp, because Blooming Marsh is just better, but you do have more black spells. Ichorclaw Myr isn't very good, and with the Inkies, Elves, and Agents, along with Hierarch you have plenty of creatures. I'd play Plague Stinger instead of them because evasion is important and probably even over Crusader because it comes down faster and is less black mana intensive. You are correct to play only 2-3 Become Immense, the full playset will actually slow down the deck, which isn't very good. I'd also complete the set of Might of Old Krosa before playing Groundswell. Mutagenic Growth might even be better. The sideboard seems good, but I don't know whats in your meta. Spell Pierce seems better than Dispel though. I also quite like Shapers' Sanctuary because it pretty much makes control and burn decks cry. Anyway, the deck seems pretty good, so you may want to disregard all of this. If you want, you can check out my list, but I opted to not play black. Deadly Neurotoxin Anyway, good luck with Infect. Its my favorite deck in the format : )

Burg+1 on All The Poison (Budget)

2 months ago

Fist off Phyrexian Crusader cant be pathed cant be bolted, first strike, why not. Glistening Oil can help with your curve.Plague Myr can help with mana a little, heck Plague Stinger can even get the poison rolling if you want to proliferate. Viridian Corrupter can help with pesky artifacts and still has infect. Suspend Festering March perhaps? If you were to add some more infect creatures lord them with Hand of the Praetors. Low mana curve wither Juvenile Gloomwidow.

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