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Let me ask you this. Have you had a chance to play with Contagion Clasp ? I tried, and they seemed to only get in the way. If you could explain the use of them, that'd be great, for I am trying an infect deck also.
Another thing, what is your opinion on Corpse Cur ? I find that he keeps your deck running when your cards get removed.
Anyway, thanks for any replies, you get a +1 from me. =)
Contagion Clasp is an alternate 2cc card if you dont have anything in hand (during turn 2). On turn 3 if you have a Plague Stinger out and you pump it with say.... Groundswell. Thats 5 poison counters. And on turn 4 tap Contagion Clasp and poliferate. GG
Corpse Cur isnt in my deck coz i thought it was too slow if the game prolonged out i would proliferate with Contagion Clasp or win with Putrefax or Skittles.
Kool build man, I like it, But I'm not a fan of Ground swell. Yes it can at times buff higher than Giant growth, but I see it as inconsistant and Sketchy, the deck wants to draw less lands, which is why you would have the fetches and you might want to go with equal amounts of Forest and Swamps, but that's just a though, your deck is different from mine.
Contagion clasp I see it as what you use when you can't get attackers through, which you will see happening. Especially against Token Decks.
I got Clasps in my deck just as well, but no Live wire lash, which I am dying to use, I like the build a lot man.
I didn't want to run virulent swipe because though it had rebound I didn't realli like the missing toughness pump. Deathtouch is a nice add but infect is good enough and I wanted to keep my pump spell count pretty low. The rebound effect is really good with livewire lash as it transfers to poison counters apparently but prey's vengeance is already my rebound pump. Another reason for not inclduing virulent swipe is that all the pumps add toughness which saved some of my creatures lives when I was testing my deck out
Alright, heavily playing around with my deck, this is what I have come to a conclusion to. Livewire Lash : Not that great. I would not run a playset. But, I would definately run them over Contagion Clasp Think about this: You put it down and equip it for 4. Same cost as proliferating with Contagion Clasp . But, every time you hit your creature with a spell, it basically proliferates twice, and since the spells that you are running cost about 1 mana, you end up proliferating twice for 1 mana!
Mimic Vat Although I did not get a chance to play with this, I feel like it does not quite fit in this deck. Because you are mainly buffing up your own creatures, you are playing small creatures. The only one that loves mimic vat is Putrefax , and that is a ton of mana to set up a single combo.
Personally I like Bladed Pinions a little more than kitesail. alot of creatures with flying are small so the first strike helps alot. Also got a question for ya. I'm building a deck alot like this and I am gonna trade my friend for some Livewire Lash s. I'm trying to figure out if Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Hand of the Praetors would be better. You have a preference?
Cowardlyfool: i run 3 blight dragons in mine as well as 4 hand of the praetors.
xBuiBui: why not run Naturalize instead of Nature's Claim in your sideboard? personally, i think that one extra mana is worth not having your opponent gain 4 life(if thats what you intend to use nature's claim for).
This is a amazing deck! 3 Days ago I used this as my decklist and I did change it a bit but kept same concept and it owns! Im running x4 livewire lash because that card alone has won it for me when I cant attack, when i was running againts a blue counter/control deck. But yea guys I have seen lots ran against a lot of infect decks and I think I just made one of the most agressive and broken infect decks ha :) Thanks! and cant wait for Phyrexian Crusader what would I take out ichorclaw myr or ichor rats for this card?
zzzdrake I would have 1 Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and 4 Phyrexian Crusader and 3 Hand of the Praetors and No Mimic Vat because Mimic Vat will slow down my deck basically this deck is all about aggro and having a lot of low mana costing buffs to get youre infect threw. For the Dragon 1 because its legendary and its mana cost, 4 crusaders because they are amazing and OP espeacilly with Virulent Swipe on him EPIC! also 2 or 3 Preators becase the mana cost and rather have other stuff instead of him in the opening hand. GL