Virulent Plague


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Virulent Plague


Creature tokens get -2/-2.

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Virulent Plague Discussion

Bovine073 on Revel in Illness

1 month ago

Virulent Plague can function as extra copies of illness without having to transmute, as a suggestion.

Adamaro on Aether Hugs

3 months ago

Thanks for the comment and suggestions JellyJam.

I've been considering black lately, grixis would be fun. I'm hesitant to include such "small butts" (1 toughness creatures) with the way the deck plays out. I may create another deck using your ideas though, I would cut AEther Flash in that case and likely steer clear of Pyroclasm effects. This would allow me to include Illness in the Ranks and Virulent Plague.

Adamaro on Aether Hugs

3 months ago

Hey LordNeely, thanks for the suggestion. Virulent Plague seems really good, if I splash black I could gain access to Revel in Riches as well. I'm going to heavily consider this. Thanks again!

LordNeely on Aether Hugs

3 months ago

cool Deck! have you thought of Virulent Plague? you would have to put black in it but its a thought!

CharonSquared on Need help with a Transformative ...

4 months ago

Usually, the main purpose of a transformational sideboard is to change your deck's gameplan so that your opponent's answers are less effective. For example, if you run a storm deck, your opponents will likely sideboard out most of their removal. If you sideboard into Splinter Twin + Pestermite, you have a decent chance of comboing off unopposed because they don't have their kill spells. The problem with the plan you're suggesting is that it is too similar to your original deck; when your opponent sees a bunch of planeswalkers and tokens, they'll take out spot removal and bring in Illness in the Ranks/Virulent Plague and flexible removal such as Oblivion Ring, Detention Sphere, and Maelstrom Pulse. So they'll still be well prepared against a more traditional WB Tokens deck.

Gamernatic on What dies if a 1/1 ...

5 months ago

My friend has a commander deck that makes a bunch of 1/1 tokens. He also runs Obelisk of Urd, which gives them all +2/+2. I have Virulent Plague, giving those same tokens -2/-2. I know his preexisting tokens will survive, but when another token enters the battlefield, will it die first or get buffed first?

Isaiah13 on Meren's Macabre Masquerade

6 months ago

Definitely throw in Golgari Grave-Troll for his dredge ability and his ability to get huge which in turn allows you to find Golgari Lich Lord and use his ability to sac grave troll to make the opponent lose a massive amount of life and get him in the graveyard again to rinse and repeat. I would also recommend token killers as that is what can defeat meren, such cards as Virulent Plague and Archfiend of Depravity. And if you have Dictate of Erebos you might want to consider Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir . Just some suggestions (: You can look at my deck if you want anymore.

APPLE01DOJ on 8-Rack

6 months ago

Mana looks good, SB could use some work.


Illness in the Ranks or Virulent Plague for tokens

Memoricide or Torpor Orb for combo?

Grafdigger's Cage for COCO decks

Sudden Spoiling for Bogles & Zoo

Contaminated Ground for Eldrazi, Merfolk, & Tron.

Pithing Needle for planeswalkers and fetches

Demon's Horn for Burn & Mirrors

Ensnaring Bridge for all creature decks

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