Virulent Wound


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Common

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Virulent Wound


Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. When that creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield this turn, its controller gets a poison counter.

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Virulent Wound Discussion

Crow_Storm on No Friends? No Problem (Budget Infect\Wither)

2 weeks ago

I would suggest these revisions to the mainboard: +4 Phyrexian Crusader -4 Scar

-2 Swamp +2 Memorial to Folly

-4 Swamp +4 Inkmoth Nexus (I know this is a budget deck, but I believe this will receive a reprint soon, and while 1-2 copies is expensive, it won't break the wallet)

-2 Septic Rats +2 Ichorclaw Myr

-2 Blowfly Infestation +2 Nest of Scarabs

+1 Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon -1 Virulent Wound

Entomo on Pauper Sultai Infect

5 months ago

Dam son, I love Steady Progress I didn't even think about trying to add more infect counters by adding blank counters to the players infect count. You could also use Virulent Wound to add a few extra counters.
I'd also agree on cutting Strider Harness. It seems kinda janky and too slow. I can see how it can help power out an extra 2 points of infect off a speedy evasive creature tho. There is also Viridian Longbow, it's just about as slow, but only adds a single counter per shot.
You should check out my infect build I think you'd like some or all of what I've got going on

$50 Maverick Infect

Pauper* Entomo


Also do you know of any other cards like Steady Progress that might work well? Maybe we could brew a kinda controlling grindy poison counter deck that doesn't even run any creatures?

BenJAMandm on Infected Swamp

6 months ago

Now debiting if I should keep it at 64 or if I can take the Virulent Wound and 2 lands or 2 of something to make it down to 60. I don't think 64 will make a big difference but in a deck that needs a specific set of cards to win its very iffy.

GiantMonsterGames on Mono-Black Infect Deck

6 months ago

The deck looks interesting. Have never seen a mono-black infect deck. That being said I think the needs some more Infect cards to make it work on that front. Most infect decks aim to ambush the opponent into loosing.

You may want to look at what cards you need to play x4 of and push them up. Right now you have a lot of x2 and x3 meaning the deck will not be as constant.

Cards I do not like in the build:

Crumbling Ashes Dose not do enough, you will find it to be too slow.

Virulent Wound This card needs to kill the creature the turn you play it in order to give the player a poison token. WAY to inconstant.

Shimian Specter Looks out of plays. I know you are using it to control your opponent but it is slow and I think you can replace it with better Infect or better hand removal cards.

Hope this quick review helps.

CheapnFast on Obelisk Spider

7 months ago

What do you think of Virulent Wound or Volt Charge or even Contagion Engine? Proliferate could be very good here

WillowtheCouncil on

10 months ago

First thing, your deck is in standard, but you're not playing standard legal cards. I assume you meant modern? You should change it.

your deck has some really expensive cards for an infect deck. Black gets access to a few proliferate cards.

Replace Spread the Sickness with 4x Grim Affliction. You put on the counter, then proliferate, killing anything with toughness 2 or less for 3 mana. The prolif effect is cheaper, and thus faster. Since you're playing mono-black, which doesn't have access to the same type of pump, you want more prolif. Also, if one of your infect creatures gets blocked, you can prolif the counters on what they blocked. I think 99% of the time it's a better card. Replace the Phyrexian Digester and the Guardians of Meletis with Core Prowler. It's another infect creature, and if it dies, then you get to prolif. Replace the Blackcleave Goblins with 2 more Ichor Rats, since they have a better etb trigger. Replace the Dark Favor and Deviant Glee with 4x Unholy Strength. 1 for 2 on 4 cards is better than one card being 2 for 3, and 3 cards at 1 for 2. Unholy Strength is also cheaper in dollar amounts.

Finally, remove the Virulent Wound for 2x Throne of Geth (2 mana to add a poison counter), and 2x Hand of the Praetors.

Even more finally, replace Untamed Hunger with Snake Cult Initiation. Use the Snake Cult on a flier since it stacks with infect. Yeah. Okay. Make the changes and I'll help you again after.

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