Virulent Plague


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir Uncommon

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Virulent Plague


Creature tokens get -2/-2.

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Virulent Plague Discussion

OneItsStarted on the anti infinity token combo deck

2 weeks 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

1 month 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!

2 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.

Necrisev on Hunted Orb UB

3 months ago

-I like Hallowed Moonlighta lot so i put that in maybeboard for a possible UBW!

-I see your point with Virulent Plague...I was considering adding Illness in the Ranks to the deck but still not sure about that; will think about that.

-When I made this deck I was undecided about putting Ratchet Bomb or Engineered Explosives... Engineered Explosives are a lot better in my opinion because I can tutor them with Trinket Mage and can instantly play them to clear all 1 or 2 (3 if playing with W) permanents.

p.s. I like Ratchet Bomb just because it costs a loooooooot less :D

plusmental on Hunted Orb UB

3 months ago

Valid points - "the other downsides won't kill you - Eater of Days will" is probably the major reason not to play it.I'm gonna keep throwing ideas at you in UBw irregardless of that, maybe something looks good

Hallowed Moonlight - while not great will stop your opponents from getting creatures from your spells including your undying Treacherous Pit-Dweller should you need toVirulent Plague kills your Hunted Phantasm's tokens and drops 4 p/t off of your Hunted Horrors tokensRatchet Bomb straight up kills the tokens

SaberTech on Force-Feed them, you Dingus!

3 months ago

A rebuilt version of this deck could try running the Argothian Elder + Maze of Ith combo in conjunction with Forbidden Orchard to fill your opponents' boards with tokens. You could then finish everyone off in one go with something like Massacre Wurm or Blood Artist + Virulent Plague.

sludge.mtg on Discard and Extirpate, what possibly can go wrong?

3 months ago

i'd get rid of the waste nots or put em in the side, sign in blood is better than read the bones imo cause you can send it to your opponent's face if you're just a few points short.

fatal push doesn't have too much going for it in this build, i'd probably just throw some Nihil Spellbombs or some cheap grave hate there. Pithing Needle is a nice option too. Drown in Sorrow is a nice sideboard sweeper, Languish if you need something heavier. Illness in the Ranks could be more useful than Virulent Plague.

PeaceIsBetter on Hunted Sisters

3 months ago

The hand disruption would probably be better in the sideboard. Since Invalidating the opponent's tokens is an important part of this strategy, I would replace mb Thoughtseize with Virulent Plague.

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