Stinging Shot


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Common

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Stinging Shot


Put three -1/-1 counters on target creature with flying.

Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Stinging Shot Discussion

PhthisisClock on Negative Creep

1 month ago

Taking out Edifice of Authority (too clunky) and Second Harvest (too slow, too specialized). Also taking out Throne of the God-Pharaoh to open five total slots for 2x Benefaction of Rhonas and 3x Stinging Shots.

Argy on Bant Crush

1 month ago

OK this deck needs a lot of tweaks to get it to work.

These are some of the issues:

This deck has possibilities, that's for sure. It just needs to be more consistent.

v0lrath on No step on snek

1 month ago

-1/-1 Counter Ideas:
- Blight Mamba (Snek!)
- Blight Sickle
- Cinderbones
- Cinderhaze Wretch (Combos with Melira)
- Core Prowler
- Deity of Scars
- Grafted Exoskeleton
- Grim Poppet (so good)
- Harbinger of Night (also amazing)
- Incremental Blight
- Lichenthrope
- Lockjaw Snapper
- Melira, Sylvok Outcast (Must have!!!!)
- Phyrexian Hydra
- Rendclaw Trow
- Ruthless Sniper (if going in the Archfiend of Ifnir/Cycling direction...)
- Serrated Arrows
- Serrated Biskelion
- Shambling Swarm
- Stinging Shot (Good with Archfiend...)
- Viridian Corrupter
- Garruk Wildspeaker

And then..Cards that do stuff after you have a bunch of snakes:
- Beastmaster Ascension
- Triumph of the Hordes
- Overrun
- Overwhelming Stampede

Random Good Stuff:
- Coat of Arms (Snake? Snake?!? SNAAAAAAKE!!!!)
- Patron of the Orochi (...)
- Sachi, Daughter of Seshiro
- Seshiro the Anointed
- Shisato, Whispering Hunter
- Sosuke, Son of Seshiro
- Withering Boon

Narrash on Golgari AKH, Hapatra

2 months ago

So I love the green cards of Amonkhet, especially Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Honored Hydra, and I'd like to build a block-constructed deck around Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and negative counters. Here's what I've come up with so far : [AKH only] Hapatra -1/-1.

Deck goals


Needs help with

FuryOfTheAge on Anti-Snekk Deck Tech

2 months ago

You don't have any good ways of activating Archfiend of Ifnir except for Stinging Shot.

MadMadison on Vizier of the Negative Counters

2 months ago

I think you've got a really great foundation here for an awesomely fun deck and I agree that Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons can be an absolute bomb when used correctly, but I think you're trying to do a few too many things here. You've got -1/-1 counters, cycling, and discard all going on, some of which are actively causing problems for others.

I'd say make a decision between cycling or discard, rather than trying to do both. If you go for discard, include some powerful embalm creatures like Honored Hydra or other ways to pull creatures out of your graveyard, like Gravedigger. With regards to enabling discard, Noose Constrictor is a solid card that also deals with fliers.

I really like Hapatra's Mark as a nice combat trick, but I would personally sideboard Dissenter's Deliverance as you'll only need it against artifact heavy match-ups, and then you'll probably want 3 or 4.

I'd say all of your creatures are absolutely on point except for Shefet Monitor, whose high cycling cost doesn't really justify a second rate ability. If you're going for cycling, I'd say Stir the Sands offers a better ability for the same cost and, if you do manage to cast it, three zombies that act as little -1/-1 counter dorks for your Decimator Beetle are ideal. Scarab Feast would also made a fine sideboard option against Mardu Vehicles or any Zombie deck and Stinging Shot is perfect in the sideboard for any match-up with a bunch of fliers.

In terms of creatures, I'd replace Shefet Monitor with Baleful Ammit or Crocodile of the Crossing because they're both nice, fat creatures with -1/-1 synergies and they've both got the toughness to act as -1/-1 dorks if necessary.

I love the removal you've included, but maybe try Splendid Agony for the -1/-1 synergies. It's quite high-costed, but it does allow you to distribute two counters between two creatures, meaning you could potentially get 2 triggers off of Hapatra.

Sorry this is so long, hope it helps!

Argy on

2 months ago

I think Soulstinger may be the boss you're looking for.

You just have to work your deck a bit to make better synergies with it.

For example, if you put its -1/-1 Counters on Festering Mummy they will kill the Mummy, which will then allow you to put a -1/-1 Counter on an Opponent Creature.

I'm unsure why you are limiting yourself to .

You are creating an almost impossible situation to build a competitive deck, if it is to be Pauper, Mono-Black, and only built with cards from the latest set.

If you added you could play a big fatty in Greater Sandwurm, as well as play good support cards like Haze of Pollen, Stinging Shot, and Shed Weakness.

That last card also synergises well with Soulstinger.

Colossapede is another big fatty in .

My strong advice would be to not limit yourself to Amonkhet cards.

If you do want to proceed that way then I would strongly suggest that you add to the deck.

Otherwise you will end up with a deck that will be frustrating to play, and will win very rarely, if at all.