Virulent Plague


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dragons of Tarkir Uncommon

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Virulent Plague


Creature tokens get -2/-2.

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Virulent Plague Discussion

Isaiah13 on This... is... MEREN!!!

1 day ago

So I've been playing meren for a long time and if you have ever played against a token deck you will know how you can get slaughtered. Definitely include token killers such as Virulent Plague ( this will not only defeat tokens but also cards like khalitas that kill merens graveyard and create tokens) and Archfiend of Depravity which will keep them down to two creatures with makes it easier to make them sacrifice. You also should put in Gray Merchant of Asphodel that card is a game winner. Caustic Caterpillar is also a great utilty creature as it will stop people from putting out enchantments like Grave Pact. Speaking of that enchantment, Dictate of Erebos and Butcher of Malakir would also be a good addition. as well as Slum Reaper to help out the sacrificing. If you like doubling your counters early on Winding Constrictor and Strionic Resonator have proven great. Just some suggestions. (: You can look at my meren deck for other suggestions if you like these.

Isaiah13 on Meren be Scarin

3 days ago

Thank you pjeseb and Reverie42 great suggestions. So as for the things that could work in other decks but I don't feel the theme of mine goes towards is taking stuff back into my hand. I almost always have something to play due to draw cards. Also big creatures that benefit from graveyards don't really have a place because I never finish people with big creatures. I took out Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord due to this fact and the fact that it costs to sacrifice a creature. Viscera Seer will be staying cause it is such a simple and free sac outlet that does something pretty good for a one drop. I have thought about taking out Stronghold Assassin and Custodi Lich though which I could replace with Eternal Witness and Fauna Shaman those are great!!! And as for It That Betrays the only other big creatures I will be adding is Protean Hulk. Minister of Pain I could take out. But Virulent Plague has saved me multiple times so that is a keeper. Fume Spitter can take out small commanders easy but is also an option to replace with Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip thanks for the suggestions! And upvotes are always appreciated!

pjeseb on Meren be Scarin

3 days ago

As far as what you should cut, I would suggest Fume Spitter, Virulent Plague, and Minister of Pain. Plague might save you from a dedicated token deck, but apart from that it doesn't seem to help you very much overall; it affects your tokens too, so cards like Awakening Zone lose a lot of value. Fume and Minister both seem to give very little bang for your buck, so to speak.

Isaiah13 on Meren of Clan Nel Toth EDH

6 days ago

Yeah my group hates her too. Haha She is pretty much unbeatable. The only time she has been beat is by tokens when I first made her haha and with Demon of Dark Schemes I added Archfiend of Depravity and Virulent Plague and Minister of Pain which have taken care of the token problem. And yes I agree, Massacre Wurm would be a much better switch for Demon of Dark Schemes

Isaiah13 on Meren of Clan Combo

3 weeks ago

Idk if you have something against bese cards or if you just don't know about them but Fleshbag Marauder -- Slum Reaper and Merciless Executioner are merens best friends. These cards screw with any deck. Tokens are a weakness for meren so it wouldn't hurt to through in Archfiend of Depravity (that way you only have to worry about two creatures to make them sacrifice) and Virulent Plague Also some cards that work wonders for me are Deadbridge Chant and Gray Merchant of Asphodel that guy is the best lifegain/loss meren can give.

OneItsStarted on the anti infinity token combo deck

1 month ago

Why build a deck around countering tokens when you can use just one card? Virulent Plague means no more creature tokens. Forever.

cole20112 on Unbeatable Bontu

2 months ago

So I agree with kham in that you're a little ramp light, but that's fine. If you are willing to make some cuts, there are some very obvious non-Bo's in your decks which can be replaced with cheap ramp. You have several token creators, so Virulent Plague isn't the best in your deck. Replace it with Cultivator's Caravan or Darksteel Ingot for some early ramp. Indulgent Tormentor is a good card, but not really needed because you seem to be a sacrifice deck and he makes your opponents sack creatures rather than you. You can replace him with Hedron Archive or Dreamstone Hedron very easily. Some other cards you could cut for better ones include Cartouche of Ambition and Painful Lesson, and you could replace them with more important cards like Zulaport Cutthroat or more ramp like Charcoal Diamond. This will make your deck slightly more consistent and help you get your fatties like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Abhorrent Overlord much faster. Hope this was helpful in some way!

phc on Advertise your MODERN deck!

3 months ago

No tokens for you

Casual phc


A casual deck that plays Hunted Troll or similar spells that would give my opponents token creatures. It uses Virulent Plague or Illness in the Ranks to deny them those tokens, and creatures like the Blood Artist to take advantage of the death triggers.

I am a bit concerned about draw. There are some death trigger scry cards in my maybeboard, but I don't know if they would be enough.

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