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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Tainted Strike Discussion

Eckat on THE Praetor

2 weeks ago

Removed: Prismatic Vista and Search for Azcanta  Flip

Added: Tainted Strike and Karn's Bastion

Next Duel Tournament in my city is next Sunday! , I hope it will happen given the Covid :(

Any suggestions please?

wallisface on Budget Suicide Black

2 weeks ago

Oh, also, Tainted Strike is doing nothing for you here. Bin it before making any other changes

Eckat on THE Praetor

1 month ago

Thinking I will try to put back Tainted Strike not sure what to replace yet.

GsG_Esel_YT on Atraxa Proliferate Queen of Voltron

1 month ago

Nice Idea but I think you need more removal maybe even enchantment based removel (at least one card to fetch with Idylic Tutor) I playtested this Deck against my Atraxa Superfriends version and almost won Turn 5 by enchanting Atraxa with Rancor, Ethereal Armor and Tainted Strike but Cyclonic Rift saved the day :)

From there On I equiped my Atraxa with Sword got Protection from White and Blue and it was over :)

Hoobynobber7395 on The sneaky stalkers ($50 Budget EDH)

1 month ago

Tainted Strike would be great for all those counter, also some sort of sac engine possibly?

thirteene on [黑] Marchesa's Infected Treasure

1 month ago

I know you have a ton of decks, but arcane signet and commanders sphere likely belong in every deck.

36 lands/4 mana rocks seems too high. General rule for me is 35 lands - 1 for every 2-3 mana rocks. This deck also has a low cmc and generates treasures so it seems like you are ~3 lands too high. I would start cutting the 5 color lands and if you bump your cmc up at all, consider adding signets for minimal ramp at the cost of a lands at a 1/3 ratio.

Castle Locthwain - low oppurtunity cost for high value. your deck is half black and this can get you back into a game where you run low on resources

Yawgmoth is a heavy combo card, I dont see a combo for him, he would likely be better in anafenza where you can combo with persist creatures and bolster and all that. the proliferate is powerful, but checkout the options under infect.
Brazen Freebooter Captain Lannery Storm Corsair Captain Dire Fleet Hoarder Pitiless Plunderer Prosperous Pirates Rapacious Dragon Sailor of Means - you already have enough draft chaff in the random infect creatures, revel in riches win is accomplished with a single board clear, or ~2 turns of attacking, they are not required for revel in riches.

If you wanna go revel in riches
Phyrexian Tower - sac outlet and fast mana. see also Westvale Abbey  Flip
Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch/Anger - lets you attack after a board clear
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed - this may be in another deck for flavor reasons, but basically makes all non humans immortal
Last One Standing - This basically a better damnation in rackdos. This should replace bontus last reckoning or just be an
additional board clear if you wanna go reanimator with mikaeus, hell even Nevinyrral's Disk is better than bontus
Phyrexian Scriptures ^ all those reasons, mild shoutout to Chain Reaction Blasphemous Act Spell Swindle/Storm the Vault  Flip/Brass's Bounty any of these will replace all of the draft chaff and free up some card slots
Curse of Opulence - ramps and duh
Hellkite Tyrant - likely in another deck, but consider it

If you wanna go infect
Karn's Bastion - proliferate the counters and infect counters
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Filth - another way to get unblockable. Wonder/Levitation also make blocking hard
Tainted Strike - the best thing about this card, is the fact you can cast it on your opponents creatures. This also combos well with reach creatures like Judith, the Scourge Diva/Syr Konrad, the Grim allowing you to kill your opponents w/o attacking. Does not apply to Blood Artist because life lose does not deal infect damage.
Move Drana, Liberator of Malakir to the mainboard, shes too synergistic to leave behind
Warstorm Surge - deal infect damage without attacking Stalking Vengeance is a worse version
Sword of Truth and Justice - prolly the best sword for this deck.
Bident of Thassa//Coastal Piracy - unblockable means free cards
Open Into Wonder/Mogis's Marauder - moar unblockable
Guildmages' Forum - synergy land
planeswalkers go up a ton with proliferate, Chandra, Flamecaller is a board clear, filter and damage engine. you will pretty much be able to ult Dack Fayden the turn you cast him. Liliana, Dreadhorde General looks amazing in this deck. ulting Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast for the win? just lul
Geode Golem - consider him if you think you need marchesa for the deck to work
Cyclonic Rift - likely in another deck, but another way to go unblockable River's Rebuke/Profaner of the Dead budget options
the vivid lands work with proliferate

Vigean Graftmage - may be better in your twiddle deck, but you can do a number of infinite combos with this card if you wanna go that direction. not very recommended with your current build

Hoobynobber7395 on Skullbrair, the Immortal Juggernaut

1 month ago

also Branching Evolution would be a great include

Tainted Strike and Grafted Exoskeleton would be some mean wincons

Jay3401 on Volrath the Fallen (Active)

1 month ago


I did try infect cards such as Tainted Strike but ended up cutting them. I play Dragon Shadow instead of Dauthi Embrace for the self-recursion.

Tks for upvoting

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