Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains infect until end of turn. (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and players in the form of poison counters.)
|Want (2)||EmanRuoy88 , Taufyr|
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|Scars of Mirrodin (SOM)||Common|
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- Livewire Lash + Tainted Strike
- Perilous Myr + Tainted Strike
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Tainted Strike
- Kiln Fiend + Tainted Strike
- Mirrorwing Dragon + Tainted Strike
- Demon of Death's Gate + Tainted Strike
- Tainted Strike + Withengar Unbound
- Draco + Tainted Strike
- Heartless Hidetsugu + Tainted Strike
- Nekusar, the Mindrazer + Tainted Strike
- Skirk Fire Marshal + Tainted Strike
- Tainted Strike + Zada, Hedron Grinder
- Chandra's Ignition + Tainted Strike
- Flameblast Dragon + Tainted Strike
- Syr Konrad, the Grim + Tainted Strike
- Invisible Stalker + Tainted Strike + Volrath, the Shapestealer
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Tainted Strike occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Tainted Strike Discussion
5 days ago
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is a much more "rush for the win" type of deck, but it's win it or lose it. If you'll always be playing such a deck in you new playgroup, you'll probably be always be kept in check by other players that will try to slow you down/interrupt you.
Tasigur, the Golden Fang is a way more resilient deck, since you get to use green for ramp and blue for card advantage. Tasigur's delve ability let's you exile useless cards from your graveyard, such that your opponents will be forced to choose between the "good" cards that still might be in your yard. Moreover, Tasigur's ability may be used politically with one opponent in order to team up against another opponent: "If you give me my Putrefy back, I'll get rid of that pesky Breya that's attempting to combo off"... Or similar, you got the point.
Reki, the History of Kamigawa is a good card in Legendary Tribal decks as one of the 99, but I probably won't pick him as a legendary tribal commander, as you're limiting yourself a lot in the possible card pool. One good commander for legendary tribal is Sisay, Weatherlight Captain. Moreover, trying to add on top of that an Infect subtheme without being able to run Blighted Agent, Inexorable Tide or Tainted Strike seems like a bad choice because, again, you're too limited in mono green to do that. One good commander for Infect is Saskia the Unyielding.
1 week ago
Why you don't play many good cards? And play bad.
Impact Tremors etb
Birthing Pod serch creatures
Goblin Bombardment sac outlet
Tragic Slip removal
Tireless Tracker draw
2 weeks ago
You are right. I completely overlooked this great trick. :-) I have good experience with playing Berserk - for you can help to kill somebody, or to force somebody to sacrifice his creature (or both).
I will add Tainted Strike to some of my decks.
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition. :-)
2 weeks ago
solidsyco Hard to answer your question. There are some expensive cards in this deck that luckly i already had. I guess you can swap the expensive cards for some budget options. Just be aware how this change the style and idea of the deck.
cPute thanks for your upvote :D About Tainted Strike.... It is not a must include in this deck and you could swap it out but i thought that this is a fun and unexpected card to use on other players creatures to surprise kill someone maybe because Skittles will be a magnet for removal..... :( Also you could use this card as a political tool. I just like this card and it is something other players will not see coming :D
2 weeks ago
+1 for the name of the deck (Skittles is great name for this dragon). I want to build monoblack infect deck with the same general so I think it will be very similar deck.
What about Tainted Strike - is this card useful (considering that most of your creatures has infect)?
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
The card itself says it last until end of turn. Generally in MTG if a "buff" or "debuff" would affect a permanent beyond the current turn, some type of counters are used (for creatures, for example, a +1/+1 counter would be used).
Additionally, Tainted Strike gives the creature +1/+0, not +1/+1.