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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Creature — Human Shaman

When Plaguecrafter enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature or planeswalker. Each player who can't discards a card.

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Plaguecrafter Discussion

Icaruskid on The Wizard of Ooze

1 week ago

bushido_man96 Jarad's Orders is absolutely superior to Vampiric Tutor . It's a bit less competitive (a good thing for my groups), much more on theme, and the utility of bringing a creature to your hand and the graveyard is excellent! I often find Hermit Druid or Laboratory Maniac or even Plaguecrafter for the hand while also getting a sweet creature for the graveyard. Thank you for the suggestion!

m_to_the_three on meren of Nel Toth

2 weeks ago

Love to see meren deck. Meren was my first commander deck, very fun high value deck. If you want some fun ideas check out my deck list.

So if you want your deck to be more competitive you will probably want to add more tutors. Diabolic Intent , Eldritch Evolution , Natural Order , and Pattern of Rebirth are high power tutors that have a lot of synergy with Meren because they are there own sac outlets. Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are naturally high power tutors but they are expensive. so if you are building with a budget you might want to hold off on these cards.

This leads to sac outlets. Sac outlets have a lot of synergy for meren. So I recommend running a lot of decent ones like Altar of Dementia so you can mill yourself, Carrion Feeder to get a t1 sac outlet and beater, and Evolutionary Leap to be a sac outlet/draw. Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar are really good sac outlets but they cost a bit of money.

Boardwipes can be nice but you dont need to many. Pernicious Deed and Toxic Deluge is solid cause they are 3 mana boardwipes and it has a lot of control, ya can pick what dies.

Plaguecrafter is a solid removal spell that you can keep getting back.

Also adding a lot of mana dorks and draw cards can be very nice to make your deck more powerful.

For cuts, its whatever you think doesnt work to well. from my experience spore frog, phyrexian plaguelord, and priest of the forgotten gods dont really work that well. you usally want to tutor, draw, or play better cards.

I hope this helps out and dont forgot to check out my decklist and other meren decklist to help ya out.

shadow63 on Yawgmoth M.D

2 weeks ago

I would honestly nix all the infect besides tantied strike. You will get hated out of the table. I would either go all in on the aristocrat style deck or the -1/-1 theme. Right now you kinda have a split 50/50 so you could end up with a few pieces from each side and not be able to do anything. If you want to go with counters first card I'd recommend is Contagion Engine . For the aristocrat strategy I'd use stuff like Plaguecrafter and Fleshbag Marauder and she might be a little pricey but I'd highly recommend Liliana, Dreadhorde General

BLOODGUILT on Aristocat's Pie Shop

3 weeks ago

I've been running a similar deck. Mine is mono black but i found that Plaguecrafter is better than Murderous Rider in most cases. Plaguecrafter basically would be a a cantrip in this deck with Liliana, Dreadhorde General or Midnight Reaper on the field. Plus it triggers Cruel Celebrant , Corpse Knight and Ayara, First of Lochthwain whereas Murderous Rider cost 2bbbb to do the same thing and you lose two life doing it. I've also took advantage of Gingerbrute . Sounds weird but it's free damage early in the game and most decks ive seen are playing tapped lands leaving opponents oppen for a turn or two. Gingerbrute is also a food which means you can sac him to Cauldron Familiar getting a few death triggers that way and the etb. anyway, here's a link to my version if you'd like to check it out and i too could use some advice.

lazarusdraigon on Atheros God of pain

3 weeks ago

so a couple of suggestions, Pawn of Ulamog and Sifter of Skulls are awesome in any kind of aristocrats deck where you plan to sac things. Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner can really disrupt your opponents boardstate and hit targets that you might not otherwise beable to take out. while they are expensive both Smothering Tithe and Yahenni, Undying Partisan can help you steam roll and net value from a freshly board wiped state very quickly. I feel that you need to more clearly define your win conditions. While the sacrifice things to get value and utility while you protect yoiur boardstate isnt a bad overall gameplan as you get closer to edging out your opponents they will start to focus you. when that happens you need to beable to deal with them very quickly.

multimedia on Korvold, the hangry kang

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice concept for a budget Korvold deck. The suggestion to add the persist combo with Grumgully is a good one.

Budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Cinder Marsh
  • Everglades
  • 3x Swamp
  • 2x Mountain
  • Basal Thrull
  • Blood Bairn
  • Nightshade Stinger
  • Shrapnel Blast
  • Accorder's Shield
  • Fountain of Youth
  • Phyrexian Walker
  • Desperate Gambit
  • Vial of Poison
  • Delif's Cone
  • Fling

Consider cutting Shrapnel Blast and some of the cost artifacts? I don't think Blast is good enough of a card to want to include these artifacts. Good luck with your deck.

SwissRolls on 8 Rack

3 weeks ago

I haven't thought about Deathrite Shaman . Its an interesting thought. Perhaps that gives us reasons to run some number of Fabled Passage too. I've wanted to replace waste not in the deck for ways that generate more immediate card advantage, and that could be it. I could see it being good but I haven't tested it.

As for Vicious Rumors . I kinda forgot about this card. It seems okay? I can see why it looks appealing, but discarding a card of their choice is a lot worse than you choosing. Maybe 4 thoughtseize, 4 duress, 2 vicious is fine for 1 mana discard.

Plaguecrafter seems good but I'd like to keep the main creatureless. I will probably cut murderous rider for just hero's downfall. Invalidating a lot of our opponents removal seems like such a strong upside for the deck.

Tasigur's Cruelty , I also forgot about this card. It seems fine as a 1-2 of since we aren't really filling our graveyard too quickly. It could be reasonably cast for 2-3 mana on turn 4.

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Plaguecrafter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Black: 0.48%

Golgari: 0.48%

WB (Orzhov): 0.49%

Rakdos: 0.24%

BUG (Sultai): 0.73%


All decks: 0.21%

Golgari: 3.33%