Tainted Remedy


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins Rare

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Tainted Remedy


If an opponent would gain life, that player loses that much life instead.

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Tainted Remedy Discussion

Izu_Korasu on draguns innit

6 days ago

but Draconic Roar is both thematically better and will (almost always) hit a creature and your opponent BECAUSE ITS A DRAGON DECK. and Foul-Tongue Invocation is equally as powerful.

okay so the deck has a higher top end then the decks mentioned (well most of them) and accelerated to that top end much faster, but at its core its an big aggro/ramp deck. so the best way to win games is to pick a goal and only play cards that achieve or Synergize with that goal. the rest should be removed.

if you want specific answers for specific decks with limited uses like Tainted Remedy, Hoard-Smelter Dragon, or Destructor Dragon thats what the SIDEBOARD is for ... but they arnt cards you want mainboard, (and arguably aren't cards you want at all, but are good examples)

however the way you phrase your sentences and the types of cards you want to push make me feel you want to play less of a dragon ramp deck ... and more of a dragon control deck. (card draw, counterspells and removal, with only 5-10 creatures) maybe drop green and play grixis dragon control?

chosenone124 on Does Transcendence and Tainted Remedy ...

1 week ago

Suppose I have Transcendence, and my opponent has Tainted Remedy. I take one point of damage. Does the game automatically draw?

SlimJim83 on Alcoholism

1 week ago

Nice idea. Have you thought of splashing black and adding something likeTainted Remedy or Exquisite Blood to put pressure on the opponent? Even Vizkopa Guildmage could do it. All that life gain ought to pay off somehow.

EdTheWriter on ZUBRASSS

1 week ago

Rally the Ancestors, Satyr Wayfinder, Collected Company all seem great here. I think you have too many Enchantments that don't do anything, like Tainted Remedy, plus Rites of Flourishing will help the combo and aggro decks more than it will help you

MegaMatt13 on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

Wizno and precociousapprentice, thanks for the feedback.

I've thought about Erebos, but I don't usually have enough devotion to black to turn him into a win-con creature. Erebos turns off life-gain, Tainted Remedy actively punishes it. Gray Merchant, Exsanguinate, and smaller passive life-gain effects are quite common in my group. Tainted Remedy threatens them with death if they play those cards while Erebos would just neutralize it.

Orzhov Advokist is another one I've considered. Do you find that it is effective in dissuading attacks or do people just pass on the counters? I like that it can buff my own creatures at the very least though. I'll consider it :)

Crackling Doom is still on the edge for me. I may throw it back in if I can find room :)

precociousapprentice on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

If I faced more Gods or Eldrazi, Crackling Doom would be in my deck. If your meta has it, it is a nice card. I also consider Erebos, God of the Dead every time I look through my wincons. There is an Omnath, Locus of Mana deck in my meta with several lifegain cards that I don't like, and either of these would be nice additions to my deck. I lean towards the Erebos, God of the Dead over Tainted Remedy due to being a slightly more versatile wincon, and indestructible, but the lower CMC is nice. I am curious how often Tainted Remedy gets played around with only minor inconvenience.

Wizno on Marchesa, Political Queen of Pillows

2 weeks ago

I like a lot of the recent changes you've made to deck MegaMatt13. While I see the value in Backlash, I would say not to rule out Crackling Doom entirely. It has done an amazing amount of work for me in my meta to get around indestructible and hexproof commanders or big threats. It's also a nice finish after swinging in with a Master of Cruelties. I certainly see your point for the swap though and totally support it.

I noticed you incorporated Tainted Remedy into your deck (a card I've considered running myself) and I'm wondering how many lifegain decks you have to deal with in your meta? If it's a substantial number or if they are problematic, I would also consider running Erebos, God of the Dead. He has been an amazing addition and offers another source of card advantage if need be.

I would consider adding in Orzhov Advokist and Darien, King of Kjeldor as well if you would like to add some pressure to the decision of attacking you. Again, the deck looks really solid and I like a lot of the changes you've added.

VraskaTheCursed on Tree of Choices

2 weeks ago

is there a particular format you're going for (since you mentioned FNM)? or just casual? im assuming you're not playing standard

if modern: i'd replace terminate with Go for the Throat and sideboard Smash to Smithereens against affinity.

maybe a couple of funny life gain spells (maybe instead of Ruthless Ripper? it would be hilarious with a Tainted Remedy out as a back up win con and could also keep you in the game for longer in case you don't find the combo early. it would be funny to reanimate a creature with Whip of Erebos, and Yawgmoth's Edict would be a cool sb tech (unless you're playing modern)

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