Signal Pest

Signal Pest

Artifact Creature — Pest

Battle cry (Whenever this creature attacks, each other attacking creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.)

Signal Pest can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Uncommon
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Signal Pest occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Signal Pest Discussion

wallisface on Resurrecting Affinity - take n. 9999999

6 days ago

Some thoughts:

  • I think you should always be looking to run the full playset of Arcbound Ravager. I think you should be aiming to run 4 Blinkmoth Nexus as well (if your coloured spells are too numerous to handle that, you’re running too many coloured spells).

  • Chief Engineer is an interesting choice, maybe pair it with ways to cause some nice indirect damage. I’m thinking 2-of Throne of the God-Pharaoh to allow you to tap-down all your creatures and really punish the opponent. Such a playstyle would benefit from some Smuggler's Copter also.

  • Other creatures i think should be heavily considered include Etched Champion, Signal Pest, and Vault Skirge. The Champion offers resilience, where as the other 2 offer decent early damage.

  • I don’t think you should run Architects of Will, it’s too slow and doesn’t do what an affinity deck wants to be doing (winning quickly). I’d also ditch Ensoul Artifact as it’s likely just going to get a killspell in response, losing you 2 cards. It’s also kindof clumsy/slow.

  • Metallic Rebuke and Remand are both sideboard cards at best, you don’t want them at all as part of your game 1 plan.

lagotripha on Gobbo Time!

3 weeks ago

Tricky. 8 Whack is well known and fairly optimised. The benifits of being 'off list' will likely shine in your sideboard slots to let you steal some wins- include your sideboard in your planning.

Burning-Tree Emissary sees play in these lists and is fairly cheap.

Since you are already looking at Signal Pest it might be worth testing Kuldotha Rebirth and Shrapnel Blast, while cutting prospector for Bomat Courier or Ornithopter. This also lets you test Darksteel Citadel in your land slot. If you cut outburst you can cut to an uncomfortable 18 lands fairly safely- with a couple slots open for Mogg Fanatic.

Its similar speed to 8 whack, but the 'direct to face' finish is a touch more resilient to 'normal' sideboard answers, while more vulnerable to any affinity answers in the meta.

avk207 on Edric's Aggressive Diplomacy

1 month ago

I've seen the Hypnotic Siren before, and honestly if you're at 7 mana you've probably already got an extra turn, but will consider it. I also can't believe I missed Jace's Phantasm , easily turns on in most games. I saw the One with Nature in your list and am just trying to figure out what I'd cut for it, along with Hope of Ghirapur . Probably the weird old landwalkers, since you can't guarantee someone's going to have that specific land type.

I figured you were building on a budget, I saw the pretty significant price difference, that's what drew me to the commander in the first place. The reason I've got the fancy pants expensive stuff is because I was actively playing in standard during Innistrad, I still have playsets of those fetches from Zendikar, and I'm pretty sure I've got a full set of snapcasters and Time Warps from Pyromancer Ascension decks.

A couple budget suggestions for you. I saw the Signal Pest in your list, check out Contested War Zone , Mightstone , Gaea's Anthem , Murkfiend Liege and Thunderfoot Baloth . I ran a number of those at one point in time before I built all in around the extra turns. Unless you're taking multiple people out on the same turn the anthem's draw quite a bit of ire from the table.

triproberts12 on Unpopular Opinion: The keyword reach ...

1 month ago

Yeah, I'm on the "Reach is fine" train. Also, funnily enough, I'm putting Webweaver Changeling and Signal Pest in my Gallia of the Endless Dance satyr tribal deck currently under construction. With Hurricane and Squall Line , imagine that.

Funkydiscogod on Artifact Combo deck - any ...

1 month ago

I've been brainstorming, and Steel Overseer was also printed in M11. You could make a very modern-like affinity deck, since many of the current modern artifact staples came out of the Scars of Mirrodin block: Vault Skirge Memnite Signal Pest Galvanic Blast . Then, either Mox Opal or Etched Champion in your mythic slot.

The "within 8 standard sets" means you can't get the whole Alara block and the whole Scars of Mirrodin block, but you can get part of each. I would probably go with Conflux/Alara Reborn/Magic 2010/Zendikar/Worldwake/Rise of the Eldrazi/Magic 2011/Scars of Mirrodin. That way, I could fill it out with more artifact creatures that like artifact creatures, like Court Homunculus Salvage Slasher Arsenal Thresher Glassdust Hulk .

Asturonethoriusaline on I want to quickly flood ...

3 months ago

Ok here my Goblin Deck:

Creatures, Goblins, 22:

4 Goblin Bushwhacker

4 Memnite

4 Signal Pest

2 Goblin Piledriver

2 Goblin Wardriver

2 Goblin Chieftain

2 Goblin Rabblemaster

2 Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin (3 cmc that permanent +1,+1 counter to itself every turn. and when attacks puts out a number of 1/1 goblins equal to uts power), not great by itself, but when its pumped is almost as good as Krenko Mob Boss, but cheaper 3 cmc, FASTER, doesnt TIE up mana like with Mob Boss, so actually better then 4 cmc Mob Boss.

Noncreatures:

4 Kuldotha Rebirth

4 Mox Opal

4 Goblin Grenade

3 Shrapnel Blast

2 Narset's Reversal

Lands

21 lands:

4 SteamVents

1 City of Brass

1 Cavern of Souls

2 Castle Embereth

4 Darksteel Citadel

1 Raging Ravine

Stomping Ground

1,2,3,4 Mountains

2,3,4 Wooded Foothills

2,3,4 Bloodstained Mire .

The general idea of how tgis deck works is:

Get goblins, creatures out FAST:

Either Kuldotha Rebirth either a Mox Opal, or a Memnite turn 1, or 2 memnites, 1 signal pest, or best ia 1 signal pest, 1, 2 memnites, 3 1/1 goblin tokens from rebirth.

Turn 2:

Signal pest, or Wardriver, or Bushwhacker, or Chieftain,or Krenko Kingpin

Turn 3: kingpin, Rabblemaster, Piledriver, Goblin Grwnade

Turn 4: Rabblemaster, Piledriver, Kingpin, Goblin Grenade.

So this gets goblins out fast. Then pumps them up, then Krenko Kingpin, in addition to Kuldotha Rebirth puts out lots goblins that pump up Piledriver, Rabblemaster, STUPIDLY BIG.

So deck goes wide, and stupidly big, and fast, and removes threats, and uses the removal to burn, finiah opponents off.

Also on rare bad draws, can do 15 damage to opponent on turns 3,4 by Goblin Grenade, then Narset Reversal Copy it, for 10 damage then Genade goes back to hand, where I can recast it for 5 more damage for 15 total damage.

This also works great for destroying 10/10, 15/15 tramplers.

So here is a optimal draw, play.

Turn 1: 1,2 Memnites, 2 Mox Opal, use 1 Mox to Rebirth 3 1/1 goblins. 1 signal pest.

Board: 1 Pest, 1,2 Memnites, 3 1/1 goblins, 1 Mox Opal

Turn 2: Chieftain: everything attacks.

Board: 3, 3/2 goblin tokens, 1,2, 2/1 memnites, 1, 3/2 Chieftain. For 16 possible damage.

Turn 3: Kingpin, Pest.

Everything attacks

Kingpin: +1 to 1/2 itself. 2/2. +1 +1 from Chieftan, 3/3, +1 from pest. 4/3. Kingpin makes 4, 1/1 goblins that hasted by Chieftain.

Goblin tokens:

3+4(from Kingpin)=7

7 3/2 goblin tokens.

2, 2/1 memnites

1 3/2 Chieftan

1 4/3 Kingpin

32 max damage possible turn 3.

Turn 4: Piledriver, Wardriver.

Kingpin: +1 to itself, 3/3, +1 +1 from Chief, 4/4, +1 from Pest, 5/4, +1 from pest, 6/4, +1 from Wardriver, 7/4.

Kingpin makes 7, 1/1 goblins hasted, pumped by Chief.

Goblin tokens:

7 + 7 more from kingpin =

14 5/2 goblin tokens, pumped by 2 pest, 1 Wardriver, 1 Chief

1 5/3 Wardriver

1 5/2 chieftain

1 7/4 kingpin

2, 4/1 memnites

2, 2/1 Pest

1 39/3 Piledriver

142 max possible damage turn 4.

lagotripha on impeccable speed (modern)

6 months ago

For explosiveness some affinity tools help a lot, but as a budget list its worth using tools which never quite made the cut. Flayer Husk , Golem-Skin Gauntlets , and Signal Pest will help a lot.

Springleaf Drum and Arcum's Astrolabe allows incredibly explosive draws while fixing mana. This lets you run cards like Thoughtcast , Slag Fiend , Spellbombs, etc as you tune the deck.

It is worth looking at champion in the sideboard- he offers a lot for control matchups.I'd also look at Ravenous Trap or Tormod's Crypt for graveyards.

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