Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon

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Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

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Smallpox Discussion

Razulghul on Ideas for a Scorpion God ...

1 day ago

I kind of like the idea of Rakdos control for him. You have creature removal and draw in the command zone so you could use a discard and a Stax-y package to win a long game. Bitterblossom, Bloodghast, Ophiomancer, other token producers alongside Smokestack, Smallpox, Innocent Blood, Necrogen Mists, Oppression and lots of boardwipes. Basicly just disrupt everyone and win with card advantage. That's the way I'd go anyway, I tried something similar with Mogis recently and it was pretty good but lacked good reliable sources for card draw.

Xica on Im a poor modern player ...

3 days ago

I would say that the rakdos list is somewhat weak Hellhole Flailer & Rakdos Cackler have strictly better versions, if you intend to use them as beaters (like Goblin Guide) - you could of course abuse them with something like Rage Forger, but in the end the deck just doesn't seem to have a clear plan, at least to me.

If you are willing to add some more recursive creatures like Gravecrawler (as black has plenty such options), you could build an aristocrats deck with 4x Viscera Seer + 2x other sacrifice outlet & 4x Blood Artist & 4x Zulaport Cutthroat
And then alter it slowly into the deck that was called "next level abzan".
In the maintime (due to the life leech) you can use spells like Imp's Mischief to protect your stuff - since without single target removal the deck is hard to deal with to say the least.
Maybe some number of Duress to combat both removal and planeswalkers.
...the options are endless.
(and there are nice mass reanimation spells, like Immortal Servitude)

However i would try to stay clear of Smallpox as it works best in WB planeswalker decks - and stuff like Liliana of the Veil is not cheap.
And you definietly should not play Pack Rat in such a build, as both compete for the same resources, cards in your hand.
The rat is best in Life from the Loam + Squee, Goblin Nabob builds - at least in my opinion, where its played alongside stuff like Zombie Infestation & Seismic Assault

zephyr_chang on D'scarred (Lili-less 8-Rack?!)

5 days ago

I want to say the problem is that you don't have Liliana of the Veil, which really does all the things this deck wants to do, but I'm not sure if not including that card is a budget consideration. I have played 8-Rack for some time, so maybe my personal observations: 1. I'm not sure if this deck needs Sign in Blood, much less 4 copies. What has been your experience with that card? 2. You have 7 cards that triggers only when the opponent discards a card - Liliana's Caress, Waste Not and Quest for the Nihil Stone. This number may be too high, especially since the only 'repeatable' discard you have is Raven's Crime. If you play LOTV, I would say some number of those cards are still playable. As it is, I only see people play Waste Not in 8-Rack, and only as a sideboard card. 3. Most people would say that 22 lands is a bit low if you want to play 4 Smallpox, and if you have any Mutavaults and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth you could always pop them in.

Is there any reason why you are not playing a more stock 8-rack list? I'm guessing it's the cost? In any case, some budget replacements I have been trying include things like Blinkmoth Nexus, Tomb of Urami, Phyrexian Totem, Delirium Skeins, Blackmail, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Flaying Tendrils etc.

zephyr_chang on D'scarred (Lili-less 8-Rack?!)

5 days ago

I think you are not running enough removal mainboard. You only have Smallpox and Funeral Charm (conditional) in the iteration that I see. I think you should consider some numbers of Fatal Push and Dismember etc.

APPLE01DOJ on Pox Copter

5 days ago

You know what works really well with Smallpox? Abyssal Persecutor. It gives much more value to Pox late game. Not to mention a 6/6 Flying Trampler in modern is no joke.

xyr0s on Modern Delirium

1 week ago

How about Smallpox? Depending on what you discard to it, it can give you delirium in turn 2 (if you played a creature turn 1, or if the discarded card has 2 types). Oh, and it also hits your opponent, which is an added bonus.

mattiethepooh on mono black

1 week ago

As far as I can tell including red only weakens this deck. Perhaps consider Smallpox as well.

TreyV on Friendly superpox

1 week ago

It's a vehicle? Smallpox will miss it if you time it right. I keep forgetting it's legendary, you are right there. So a two of then.

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