Virulent Plague


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

phc on Advertise your MODERN deck!

3 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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!

1 month 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?

1 month 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

1 month 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.

jparker-sartori21 on Hunted Sisters

1 month ago

@TheRedGoat-I have considered using Virulent Plague and then adding Hunted Horror but it is very hard to deal with control decks when I test that out because there are so many cards that are useless (I already use illness) unless I have my hunted creatures. I will consider making the change.

TheRedGoat on Hunted Sisters

1 month ago

So hey, what about running Virulent Plague for a matchup that is a big tokens build? I realize that it isn't great compared to the Illness in the Ranks, be able to allow for better synergy with giving away bigger tokens maybe?

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