Creature — Snake
Whenever Sabertooth Cobra deals damage to a player, he or she gets a poison counter. That player gets another poison counter at the beginning of his or her next upkeep unless he or she pays 2 before that turn. (A player with ten or more poison counters loses the game.)
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Sabertooth Cobra Discussion
3 months ago
5 months ago
Hey how's it going, just want to say thank you for bringing attention to this deck as I enjoyed looking through it. I think the people before me did a good job with commenting on the deck and helping you edit, the only thing I could think of is maybe take out some of the weaker/non synergistic creatures and add in more snakes, Sabertooth Cobra for instance is a 3 drop for a 2/2 that gives 3 poison counters and costs less than a dollar. Other than that if you're looking for a tutor I am using Tamiyo's Journal since you can potentially use it more than once and it's easy on not breaking the bank like other tutors. However all of this is purely my opinion and again I would like to say good deck, good luck and have a good day.
6 months ago
1 year ago
Thank you for the suggestions!
If I plan on making it a modern deck or focus more on infect Rot Wolf is a good option, but I do plan on keeping it pauper for now. Sabertooth Cobra is in because it hits on both fronts, making Blighted Agent the only one that solely deals with poison and may need a replacement.
1 year ago
i know this is a casual deck, but swapping out Sabertooth Cobra will make this deck modern legal. Rot Wolf is a decent 1-1 swap, otherwise there are other options, but usually decks working with infect/poison counters tend to avoid doing regular damage (otherwise your essentially putting your opponent at 30 life).
adding black does seems like the more useful route, Die Young gives you an outlet for your energy counters (aside from buffing creatures on attack) but also the ability to infect your normal creatures (Tainted Strike), and buffs from having infect (Hand of the Praetors) and other fun things.
1 year ago
@Errast - Sorry for the delayed response, I've been on vacation.
Plaxcaster Frogling has come up in my research multiple times. I guess the fact that he doesn't trigger Ezuri kinda turned me off, but his ability to grant temporary shroud is pretty useful. That said, should someone target a creature of mine before combat on my turn, that creature could not gain counters from Ezuri. That may be situational, but I feel like it's something to which my playgroup would catch on rather quickly. So in my eyes, he's still a maybe. Convince me otherwise, and i'll put him in.
Phyrexian Swarmlord actually used to be in here. I took it out simply because I never saw it. And when AEther Vial, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, or Birthing Pod hit 6 cmc, Triskelion always took that slot. So while it is by no means a bad card - quite good, actually - it just isn't in the list at the moment. I own the card, so it is possible he might waddle back in someday.
Triumph of the Hordes is in my deck, but not on this list. So I gotta figure out what happened there.
Corrupted Conscience also used to be in, but it's just not what this build is going for.
@tiassa - insta-wins are important, and you'll note that I have a few!
Putrefax is one of those cards that I own and used to be in the build, yet just didn't see too often. For Birthing Pod effects, it competes with Seedborn Muse. I'll have to reconsider the card. Thanks for bringing it back to my attention.
Sabertooth Cobra is not what I would consider an insta-win. It is, however, a card that i had never before seen. An interesting suggestion, and one that I'm willing to entertain.
I really appreciate the suggestions from both of you. What would help me even further is if you, as well as other commentators, would suggest cuts along with your card ideas. It is extremely hard to find cards to drop after working on this list for so long. Thanks!