Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Uncommon
Conspiracy Uncommon
2012 Core Set Uncommon
Time Spiral 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

Poseidon31 on Budget Mono-black control

2 hours ago

As you say you play against Tribal. They are mostly more aggro than big threads. Therefore I would cut Smallpox.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is a big creature, and you are playing only -creatures.

majin_shinsa on 8-rack jab

5 days ago

Blackmail, a full playset of The Rack and Shrieking Affliction since they are your main wincon, Funeral Charm, Smallpox, Necrogen Mists for a Liliana-lite effect. I love 8 rack and can help you more if you need it. Doomblade, Smother or Victim of Night

Mandalorian on Cycle

5 days ago

If you just want cards from Hour and Amonkhet in your deck you should change the deck to Standard instead of Modern. While the deck will also be Modern legal, if it contains no Modern cards, could be misleading.

Cycle synergies from Hour and Amonkhet:

Drake Haven

Archfiend of Ifnir

Faith of the Devoted

Horror of the Broken Lands


Hieroglyphic Illumination

Shadow of the Grave

Pull from Tomorrow

Other discard synergies in Standard right now:

Call the Bloodline

Collective Brutality

Alms of the Vein

Fiery Temper

Collective Defiance

Tormenting Voice

Cathartic Reunion

Bloodhall Priest

Insolent Neonate

If you want to get into Modern with this strategy, these cards can be good:

Waste Not

Liliana of the Veil



Inquisition of Kozilek

Living End

Architects of Will

casmiel on Chalice of Pox

2 weeks ago

Smallpox + Flagstones of Trokair beg for Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and a full playset of Fetid Heath so you can pox on turn 2.

4x Dismember with 4x Dark Confidant is also pretty dangerous. I'd cut some Dismembers for Never / Return, which has the upside of being a reasonable discard target. I think 4 Confidant is too much here anyways, it is a bit counter-intuitive to run it in a Chalice deck when you want to be hitting 1 and 2 mana spells.

I'm also a bit skeptical on Copter it is definitely Modern playable but I'm not sure this is the right home. Your 2CMC slot is already flooded as it is, I'd rather get some Bloodghast for Pox and Brutality.

Any reason why you decided not to run Liliana of the Veil? I've seen the full playset in pretty much any regular Smallpox list that had success.

Anyways, cool deck idea!

majin_shinsa on H8te Rack

2 weeks ago

I find Disenchant an awesome sideboard card. I am also a big fan of Bontu's Last Reckoning over Damnation but I run the Smallpox variant with white in the board. With Storm making a return, Collective Brutality is an amazing card since it can take out the Goblin Electromancer and the instant/sorcery that you know they have in hand. It's even better against burn. Very refreshing take on 8-rack (even though I am confused why you have 7 mainboard and 1 sideboard. Why not use the SB space for something better?)

corythackston on Shitty 8rack

2 weeks ago

Smallpox seems a whole hell of a lot better than 4 mana mind rot Augur of Skulls

Alexasmaoao on Mardu Crawler (competitive modern league)

2 weeks ago

This type of deck can make very good use of Smallpox. Could be something worth trying out (maybe that's not the direction you want to take the deck idk.)

Avulth on meren is mean

2 weeks ago

This is a cool deck! Lots of different ways for it to go off. When last played against a Meren deck, I lost to Innocent Blood and still haven't recovered. That and Smallpox might be worth considering. If I understand correctly, you'd like to produce a situation where you have a ton of creatures in your graveyard and a ton of experience counters, at which point you don't need more land than it takes to get your commander out. I'm not sure where you would go for MLD in these colors, but this a deck at least the recovers well from other players MLD-ing. In terms of targeted land destruction, I'm not sure the 1-fors that black offers are worth it because you're not looking to destroy their land on curve. Because this is a value deck, I think the best thing to do to make it competitive would be to add more acceleration. I don't know how much you're looking to drop or if this is for paper at all, but Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, and other rocks like that would be strong here. Ancient Tomb is obviously worth it if you want to buy it. Alternatively, Wood Elves and Farhaven Elf could be ramp options along-side some dorks like Somberwald Sage and Birds of Paradise. In might be to your advantage also to accerate your mana base a little more. You're only 2 colors and most of your restrictive costs are higher CMCs, so it probably isn't worth running Vivid Grove or Vivid Marsh in my opinion. The same might even be true for Evolving Wilds. Other misc ideas: Spawning Pool to pair with your Spawning Bed, Damnation, Toxic Deluge, Nevinyrral's Disk might be a bit of a stretch, and Read the Bones and its ilk to help recover from wipes. Finally, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed could be a really fun addition. It's good with your sac creatures like Caustic Caterpillar, and you could even throw in Triskelion for an infinite combo that you can put in your graveyard with Buried Alive

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