Tainted Strike

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Tainted Strike

Instant

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.)

Tainted Strike Discussion

carpecanum on Loic's Saprolings

1 week ago

I already set aside Poison-Tip Archer , Druidic Satchel and Tainted Strike . going through cards looking for specifics now.

Davinoth on Saskia the New Blood

2 weeks ago

     TortillaConfetti: Thanks for the compliment! More than anything else, fun to play is the aim! I've recently discovered the potency of Infect with this strategy, and it's actually kind of ridiculous haha. The two most recent additions to the deck are Tainted Strike and Phyresis , and I think in the interest of not going overboard I may include one or two infect creatures as well.

     Chhris: I an affliction for Angels (maybe my favorite Creature type) and that sounds awesome! My Kaalia's Calamity deck is predominantly an Angel deck, and having the double thematic would actually bother me, as sad as that is haha. I should update the description for this deck as well, it is definitely beginning to take shape. 6W/3L over two slightly different builds. Had a bit too much mana fixing initially, but it's becoming balanced. Definitely recommend doing a build if you're already considering, Saskia is really fun!

lullerz on mutagenic madness

2 weeks ago

lagotripha Thank you for the feedback. I don't think that I want to go for either mono-red (boring) or infect (fragile, linear).

One of the appeals of arcanist is that he gets his trigger on attack - doesn't have to connect, and so he can get plenty of value without relying on the direct damage. There is also anti-synergy with phoenix b/c phoenix requires the spells to be cast before combat.

An appeal of the list now is that you can play mutagenic and vines on an arcanist and on swing cast Become Immense for 13 power - maybe

Tainted Strike is appealing, but as you said, my route perhaps isn't ideal for infect

sonnet666 on Gleeock

2 weeks ago

Oh, my mistake. I'm definitely talking about Tainted Pact . I wouldn't even try to organize a trade for Tainted Strike lol. It costs less postage would.

I just checked my binder and do still have my copy. I'm looking at it now and I see that it has some minor edge wear on the back (still SL, I can send a picture if you want), so if you want to throw in any one card around the dollar range I'd call it even.

Gleeock on Gleeock

2 weeks ago

Sounds good... Although I was looking at Tainted Pact rather than Tainted Strike ... Which pricewise may be the card you were talking about, & I can certainly look for the <$1 stuff to equate to that if that is indeed the card we are discussing. Estrid stompy Oathbreaker is a noble goal.

Gleeock on Gleeock

2 weeks ago

Sounds good... Although I was looking at Tainted Pact rather than Tainted Strike ... Which pricewise may be the card you were talking about, & I can certainly look for the <$1 stuff to equate to that if that is indeed the card we are discussing. Estrid stompy Oathbreaker is a noble goal.

sonnet666 on Gleeock

2 weeks ago

I'd be interested in that. The cheapest lightly played Tainted Strike on TCG is $15.76, which is a couple dollars more than most Breeding Pool s are going for. Do you have any of the less than $1 cards I listed? I'm especially looking for the land enchantments for my Estrid deck. Even if they're like 30 cents, I'm more looking for number of cards over total price, so if you could throw some of those in I'd consider it equal.

Either way, let me get back to you on this tomorrow. Tainted Strike was the only card I listed that I might have traded away recently, so I don't want to commit to a trade if I'm not 100% certain I have it.

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Tainted Strike occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.13%