Virulent Plague


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

ClockworkSwordfish on Creature Punishment

4 days ago

Why not run Illness in the Ranks and/or Virulent Plague to make sure those pesky creature tokens don't overrun you? You could also run Mercy Killing as a handy kill spell.

Illusificate on $20 "Twin" Combo

1 week ago

Maybe add Naturalize to deal with annoyances such as Virulent Plague

DemonicDuck on Orzhov peace keeping

3 weeks ago

I'm liking the suggestions so far and I would like to address a few things.

1.This deck is supposed to be a political grouphug deck with a bit of groupslug to keep things under control. More groupslug suggestions will definitely be helpful.

2.I'm keeping Crypt Champion since the deck is somewhat grouphug and brings back creatures to the battlefield rather than to the hand. Like a worse version of Exhume. Thankfully there are enough creatures with mana cost less than 3 (including daxos) to justify keeping it in. With this in mind, I should probably add Relic of Progenitus since the opponent can choose creatures.

3.I forgot to add Tainted AEther and Last Laugh, thank you for brining those up.

4.I don't think I have enough damage sources to justify Death Pits of Rath. Similar issue with Waste Not.

5.Since aggro could be an issue, Black Sun's Zenith, Illness in the Ranks, and Virulent Plague will probably have to go into the deck.

And finally, 6. I'm trying to add a mini theme of enchanting my opponents creatures to encourage them to swing at other opponents. Harming your arms dealer isn't always the best idea after all. :)

Isaiah13 on Plundering Deeper

3 weeks ago

I have some suggestions. I have had my meren deck since she first cam out so mine is tuned pretty well. And what I've found that you should consider is token control. That is the one thing that can beat meren. Such things as Virulent Plague and Archfiend of Depravity help with that tremendously. you might want to throw in Slum Reaper + Merciless Executioner + Fleshbag Marauder they are just great at reoccurring. Also Grave Pact + Dictate of Erebos never hurt. I also love the card Woodland Bellower it's a great search for Spore Frog haha just suggestions but u may want to play a different style then that. If you like these check out my meren deck and you might find some more suggestions. First upvot!

RUST-O on No Boys Allowed

1 month ago

Its expensive but Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite would fit nicely here.

On the opposite side if the spectrum. There is Virulent Plague. Great against token meta. But otherwise not worth the add.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar would also fit well.

This couldn't be more different than my Queen Marchesa deck but I like whats going on here.

My list: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

Isaiah13 on Meren Of Clan Nel Toth, Combo (Commander)

1 month ago

I see that you like combos but no Spore Frog ? That one will save u with 1 health and make u win. And if u have ever played against a token deck you will know it is hard to beat with meren. U might want to look into token killers such as Archfiend of Depravity or Virulent Plague just some suggestions. (: great deck Upvoted. You can look at mine for some ideas if you want as well I have been playing meren and tuning her for a long time.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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!

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