Pox

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Not legal in any format

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Pox

Sorcery

Each player loses a third of his or her life, then discards a third of the cards in his or her hand, then sacrifices a third of the creatures he or she controls, then sacrifices a third of the lands he or she controls. Round up each time.

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Pox Discussion

HezTheGod on Aggro Pox

2 weeks ago

It would be awesome if you found room for Pox which might actually go better in the bitterblossom version.

TogbusPrime on endrek sahr edh

2 weeks ago

I'd take out Rotlung Reanimator and Conspiracy as the latter does virtually nothing without the former and the former is useless without the latter. Similarly I don't see Hell's Caretaker surviving a round much, especially since you only have one Lightning Greaves effect. Finally I see Contamination and Infernal Darkness getting you A LOT of hate, so those might not be worth it.

So, knowing you, I'm surprised this doesn't have Pox in it already and it seems like Small Pox wouldn't be a bad idea either. I'd also put Merciless Executioner and Slum Reaper in the deck to maximize those effects. While on creatures, I'd add Filth since the only win cons I see are creature damage and Exsanguinate and there's very little evasion in the deck. Lastly it seems like you could use more targeted destruction so Bone Splinters and Unstable Obelisk seem like good choices.

cdkime on Creature-Type Hate Deck

4 weeks ago

I will look at Commander options and get back to you on that. In the meanwhile, there are a few ways to bypass indestructible:

  1. Use cards like Dismember. Unlike cards that deal direct damage, giving a creature -X/-X will still send an indestructible creature to the graveyard.

  2. Force your opponents to sacrifice their creatures. This is where traditional Stax cards and cards like Pox excel. Since they generally have a mutual effect which also harms you, they tend to be inexpensive to cast. Cards like Diabolic Edict also work. These cards, however, have the disadvantage of allowing you opponent to chose what gets killed, limiting their utility if you are not highly invested in Stax. Torment of Hailfire, particularly if you have ramp, is a strong non-mutual sacrifice card, that allows you to limit opponent choices by setting a large X value.

  3. Remove whatever is giving the creatures indestructible. In Red and Black, you can use any of the above to remove creatures (Such as Avacyn, Angel of Hope), or the many Red artifact destruction spells if that is the source. Enchantments are going to give you a hard time, unless you run Green or White.

  4. Prevent the threat from ever actualising in the first place. You can either attack their hand (Thoughtseize, etc.) or counter the spell, though Black is pretty limited in this field (Withering Boon, and a couple others).

  5. Exile the creatures. This is really in the preview of White, so is not helpful to you.

  6. Bounce their creatures. This is more of a Blue tactic, so again is not helpful.

Lord_Khaine on Pox Of Chocolates

1 month ago

Upvoted because I love Pox, love Demonlord Belzenlok, and stuff like Torment of Hailfire and Exsanguinate.

Warhammer39999 on really mean mono black discard control

1 month ago

Pretty classic discard effects here. At first glance, it looked like there were issues with creatures, but you have a fair bit of hate in there. Smallpox seems like a great fit there.

What's the win condition here? Liliana's Caress and Scourge can do it, but with only three in the deck, it would seem like they don't come out that often.

If you're looking for suggestions, you might consider:

Nerd_253 on Into A Breathless Oblivion

2 months ago

Have you considered a Harvester of Souls/Kothophed, Soul Hoarder effect? It seems pretty dumb with Pox.

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 months ago



Gave it a whirl with Pox style.

Rzepkanut on Mazirek Sac-Storm: The Contraption of Life & Death

2 months ago

I would cut the Slum Reaper before the dog. He's Maz's best friend after all, plus the reaper has redundant copies in the 3 drop slot. I think Pox under performs unless it's played after Mazirek, so that could be an ok cut. For the last card I'm stuck between Dark Prophecy, Reprocess, and Ruthless Knave. None of those cards are really bad, so cutting one is hard for me to figure out. All three of those cards have helped me win games but have also helped me lose in different games. Personal preference and your metagame will determine this choice I think. I'm curious how it all works for you. Come back and post a message after you've played with it and let me know what you chose. Cheers.

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