Whispering Specter


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

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Whispering Specter

Creature — Specter

FlyingInfectWhenever Whispering Specter deals combat damage to a player, you may sacrifice it. If you do, that player discards a card for each poison counter he or she has.

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Whispering Specter Discussion

IrateWarrior on Poisoned Lips

1 month ago

deck looks good and budget! just some ideas to help get by some front lines could add, Rogue's Passage , Whispersilk Cloak just for an easy way to get by. i play against a lot of mass token decks so i find these help me set up some combos.

Whispering Specter is nice if your looking to remove some chances of a blue deck saving their counters. So many people run green that Praetor's Grasp anything from a creature to some mana ramp.

Glissa, the Traitor is a good add if you have trouble keeping all your artifacts up.

Triumph of the Hordes has been a game ender for me since the amount of poison you can get off in a single turn. plus if you have Contagion Engine & Contagion Clasp. Phyrexian Swarmlord is a high cost but does have the chance to refill your board if your wiped out (:

Deco_y on The Plague

2 months ago

It has been a long ass time since I've played MTG and tried to be competitive, but back when I WAS one of the top 10 members of Tappedout, I played a lot of infect. A lot. So I can hopefully give some useful feedback.

Sideboard: Cut Flensermite, Phyrexian Swarmlord, and Whispering Specter. Swarmlord is tempting to include but in reality, it's a win-more card and ranges from moderately to very effective only when you're going to win anyways.

I'm not huge on Ichor Rats or Melira, Sylvok Outcast but they're at least good enough to warrant the possibility to be in your sideboard.

Mainboard: Any competitive infect deck needs 4 Phyrexian Crusader. It's such a good card. You may also want to consider another Inkmoth Nexus budget permitting. Also you want 4x Vines of Vastwood for protecting your stuff.

I don't think you need more than 4 hand search vehicles (Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize). Granted it almost never hurts to have more, but drawing one late game when you want a pump spell is an awful feeling that I've experienced personally. Of course, you'd want 4x Thoughtseize, but again budget permitting.

I'm also personally of the opinion that an infect deck does not need kill spells in it. Pump spells (like your sideboarded Become Immense) pretty much act like a kill spell if your creature gets blocked. If they don't block, your creature skates through and deals massive poison counters. A key to remember is that a pump spell draw late game wins you the game with an infect deck(especially with Rancor), and a kill spell does nothing to advance their poison counters. Inquisition or Thoughtsieze should allow you to get rid of any creature you don't like/can't deal with anyways, so that's why I think kill spells are moot.

Pen-ultimately, Livewire Lash was a card I used back in standard. It may be too slow now for Modern, but it's a way to deal poison counters without having to attack your opponent. Just pump and deal damage.

Lastly, if you are keeping your mana curve topping out at 3, you may want to also consider dropping to 21 land. It can be risky, but I would play test it anyways.

Hopefully this helps you somehow or can give you a bit of inspiration. I noticed you have a mill deck and I'll check that one too as I really want to make my current mill deck better.


cambonimachine on The Plague

3 months ago

Deck looks excellent and a blast to play. Only thing i would change is just shuffling from side to main. I would take out one of your pumps (I would do Groundswell but its your call) to get the second Fatal Push in, and I would swap 1xPhyrexian Crusader and 1xPlague Stinger for your two Whispering Specter. Looks fast and nasty, glad its working out for ya!

Haudrauf on Varolz Commander

9 months ago

solarPULSAR: Good idea. Gonna replace Lightning Greaves with Heroic Intervention. I wasn't satisfied with shroud blocking my own spells (scavenge) anyways.

Squirrel_of_War: Thought about including Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon already, but was unsure about the relatively high CMC. Gonna replace Whispering Specter with Skithiryx, since i've already got the card. Any idea about what to throw out for Silhana Ledgewalker?

thanks for the suggestions :)

octopimp on BG Infect

11 months ago

You might consider Whispering Specter as a replacement for Plague Stinger. Still flying, but the Specter allows you to force your opponent to discard upon doing combat damage.

Balinor5 on Beat You Black and Blue

1 year ago
  1. I hate your enchantments... UU or BB to give your guy infect, when most of your creatures already have it... overkill. You can do much better with that mana. I'd either add removal spells or pumper spells.EDIT: I misread the blue enchantment (didn't realize it was a control magic + infect), but I still don't like it.. I just hate it less. Glistening Oil is pretty bad though IMO.

  2. Not a fan of Septic Rats. BB1 too much for what it does.

  3. Not sure what Vampire Nighthawk is doing in there (although, this card is good in any black deck.. It just doesn't fit the theme).

  4. You can probably do better than Wall of Frost. (Again, avoid the double casting costs unless it really gets you something good).

  5. Same with Whispering Specter... Too easy to kill for what it costs.

I think that Blighted Agent can be your all-star with some pumping effects/protection... if it were me, I'd try to build around that.

Cranial Plating could be good in this deck too, if you run lots of artifacts.

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