Pox

Legality

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

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Masters Edition Common
Fifth Edition Rare
Ice Age Rare

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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

Winterblast on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

5 days ago

DarkLaw I would test this card in my deck because it already succeeds in emptying the hands very early in the game. At the time I can cast that spell for something like X=4 or 5 it's pretty much impossible that anyone has cards to discard left and then it's either a huge loss of life or sacrificing what was able to stay on the board until then. Maybe a Pox has already been played by then or a Smokestack is active...and the deck now aims at repeatedly casting spells from the graveyard, so I wouldn't see it as a one shot kill but rather an additional disruption that can become a win option too.

felipe3142 on PĆ³ques

5 days ago

Sir_Jinx, thanks for the reply, I guess you're right.
I've played Crucible of Worlds alongside Bloodghast and the Pox itself. It used to help me get the Ghasts rolling and to recover faster from the land sacrifices. After I dropped those, the Crucible became a rather dead draw. Even as a sideboard card I don't think it could do much for me.
And I still need to try out Lingering Souls and other cards the white splash would allow beyond the classic mono-black

ChaosJester on R/b land killer

1 week ago

A good card combo is Aggressive Mining with Harmless Offering. I see that you have been focused on discarding and land destruction. I think you additionally should create a classical Pox deck. Because based on this card you can destroy lands, let all player sacrifice their creatures and discard their cards. Then you just need creatures that you can play from your graveyard or creatures that came back to your hand. But of course this is a totally different play type. You use a lot of one mana cards, so maybe you can combine this destructive strategy with the "Extort" ability of cards?

golgariizzet on Slithering to Victory! (PLEASE HELP)

1 week ago

Lightning Greaves should be in there. i would personally take out veridian longbow for it. i feel like you need some more ways to possibly pull creatures out from your grave maybe throw Meren of Clan Nel Toth tutor it and slap a greaves or swiftfoot boots on her or Palace Siege and Necromantic Summons. a really good card draw one is Deathreap Ritual. you also could really use mana ramp you can use Cultivate, Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, Peregrination, Kodama's Reach are some. a few others that are good Tempt with Discovery and Collective Voyage. Pox is a fun one in decks like this.Liliana Vess is good for hand disruption and tutoring.Bad Moon, Gaea's Anthem, Hall of Triumph for counters , Seal of the Guildpactcheaper cost, Bow of Nylea, Caged Sun would be good also. just some things to think about. like the deck looks fun.

Winterblast on Volrath discard madness

2 weeks ago

I can only suggest making the discard spells cheaper - high mana cost discard is pretty much useless because at the time when you are able to cast These spells, player's won't have that many cards left anyway. What's also great is some sort of constant discard, as you already have in the form of Oppression and Cunning Lethemancer

I would rather play Chain of Smog, Hymn to Tourach, Thoughtseize, Delirium Skeins, Mind Twist, Liliana of the Veil, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists...to use madness better I can recommend Anvil of Bogardan

I black I also like to play Dark Confidant, Dark Tutelage and Phyrexian Arena. You've got to take the risk with your high mana costs though. Doesn't matter much if you have stuff like Sorin Markov or Pox to drastically reduce your opponent's life total as well.

LeoSushi on Sek'Kuar, The Meat Master

2 weeks ago

I am a big fan in my build of running Burning Wish, with a wishboard of Vandalblast, Damnation, Ashes to Ashes, Collective Voyage, Sadistic Sacrament, Cathartic Reunion, Boundless Realms, Fury of the Horde, Pox, and Primal Command. In competitive edh, players are permitted a 10 card "wishboard" that are the cards they are permitted to search up with cards like burning wish and Death Wish (a little too balls-to-the-wall for me, but could be a second burning wish, very versatile sideboard tutors) just think about running them, They can be quite helpful

primooit on MonoB Braids - French competitive

3 weeks ago

Hey Winterblast thanks for your reply.

At first, i tried to use Pox, but after some tests, i found that most of the time, i end up sacrificing more stuffs than the other player, especially after braids comes in (and is not insta-bursted).

As for The Abyss in fact is a great card, but tbh i can't pay for it, too expensive, and too hard to find it, but maybe is something that i could afford in the future.

Strionic Resonator is something really nice, great tuning with braids/ gatekeeper of malakir/ fleshbag marauder, i'll give it a try

Mimic Vat Maybe could be a win con, and not rely so much in Braids, not a bad thing.

Any thoughs on what i could get rid off the deck for Resonator/mimic Vat?

Winterblast on MonoB Braids - French competitive

3 weeks ago

What about Pox, The Abyss,Strionic Resonator? The new Liliana could be good as well, producing tokens while filling the graveyard and reanimation/boardwipe is included too...

I also think Mimic Vat could be nice here

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