Tainted Strike

Tainted Strike


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.)

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed 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

Tainted Strike occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.13%

Tainted Strike Discussion

K1ngMars on Black Green or Sultai?

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.

FRoDoR on Selfish Sacrificing

1 week ago

Why you don't play many good cards? And play bad.

Impact Tremors etb

Purphoros, God of the Forge etb

Tainted Strike instant die + Chandra's Ignition win the game

Birthing Pod serch creatures

Goblin Bombardment sac outlet

Tragic Slip removal

Terminate removal

Tireless Tracker draw

Fecundity draw

Skullclamp draw

cPute on Skittles is here to stay!

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. :-)

chriscross25 on Skittles is here to stay!

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

cPute on Skittles is here to stay!

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)?

cascadien on K'rrik edh stompy infect

4 weeks ago

if youre looking to use infect with K'rrik you should consider Glistening Oil , Grafted Exoskeleton and maybe Phyresis ... Tainted Strike will also give K'rrik infect at instant speed.

Boza on Tainted Strike Does the +1,+1 ...

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.

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