Cheap Buff-rage Poison counter deck.

Basically, here's an optimal hand, and my main strategy.

T1- Put out a forest, and a Glistener Elf.T2- Put out second Forest, Giant Growth on Glistener, Groundswell on Glistener(Since a land was put out, Landfall becomes +4/+4), Mutagenic on Glistener (for 2 health)making Glistener a 10/10 with infect on T2.Attack, win with 10 poison counters.

Everything else is basically to stall, or chip away with poison counters. Even if this hand isn't pulled, it's a pretty speedy win.Any suggestions? Please upvote if you like this deck! :D

Proliferate is great, but, I can't justify it with this deck. It's pure haste rage.


Assembled this deck last weekend, and played it against a friend ( OFABass ) running an incredibly cheap mana cost aggro white deck. ( reoccurring-dream )Out of around 20 matches, I had won about 14-15. The losing matches were mostly due to either getting mana screwed, or his armored ascension, Honor of the Pure, and Elite Vanguards poking me faster than I could infect. (His deck is pretty rad and fast)


hailbookworm says... #1

Titanic GrowthMTG Card: Titanic Growth perhaps, just to give you another alternative to Giant GrowthMTG Card: Giant Growth. Also, Steady ProgressMTG Card: Steady Progress, Contagion ClaspMTG Card: Contagion Clasp and Contagion EngineMTG Card: Contagion Engine give you ways to proliferate.

March 27, 2012 12:17 p.m.

Cico88 says... #2

Lightning GreavesMTG Card: Lightning Greaves seems good here

March 29, 2012 10:16 p.m.

ST31N says... #3

this deck is dirty. i was played against it earlier today. love it.

March 29, 2012 10:33 p.m.

Seismic_Raptor says... #4

InvigorateMTG Card: Invigorate could prove useful.

April 7, 2012 8:39 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #5

Actually wow, Invigorate looks amazing. T2 +4/+4??? Yes please!

Thanks a lot, Seismic_Raptor

April 7, 2012 8:49 p.m.

ST31N says... #6

turn 3 nick. thats a back up plan.

April 7, 2012 10:42 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #7

Read invigorate. If I have a forest, i don't have to pay for it.

April 7, 2012 10:57 p.m.

Besieged says... #8

April 7, 2012 11:57 p.m.

onthestack says... #9

Try adding some Red for Assault StrobeMTG Card: Assault Strobe. Turn 2 win.

April 11, 2012 10:43 p.m.

onthestack says... #10


April 11, 2012 10:43 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #11

Thanks Stack! I had Assault StrobeMTG Card: Assault Strobe and some reds in there, but I was honestly a little intimidated by having three manas only for Assault StrobeMTG Card: Assault Strobe. Do you really recommend it? If so, anything you recommend taking out?

April 12, 2012 9:07 p.m.

kapella says... #12

nice deck may i suggest curiosity instead of spectral flight

April 14, 2012 6:01 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #13

Does CuriosityMTG Card: Curiosity count for the instant buffs as enchantments? if so, definitely a solid consideration.

April 14, 2012 6:03 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #14

Oh, my mistake, it's an enchantment.

April 14, 2012 6:04 p.m.

Vort3x says... #15

BerserkMTG Card: Berserk ftw and Wild MightMTG Card: Wild Might is good too

April 14, 2012 8:20 p.m.

Vort3x says... #16

and if u got the money Misty RainforestMTG Card: Misty Rainforest + Breeding PoolMTG Card: Breeding Pool

April 14, 2012 8:31 p.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #17

BerserkMTG Card: Berserk is pretty rad, but does it gain the X AFTER I've buffed my creature? or does it only count for my creature's base power?

April 14, 2012 8:31 p.m.

Vort3x says... #18

if u put BerserkMTG Card: Berserk 1. on stack then ur other pump it doubles all

April 15, 2012 5:39 a.m.

mistory says... #19

Your buffs count towards x. I'd also find a way to fit in Livewire LashMTG Card: Livewire Lash, which is amazing. (maybe Giant GrowthMTG Card: Giant Growth -> BerserkMTG Card: Berserk and Mutagenic GrowthMTG Card: Mutagenic Growth -> Livewire LashMTG Card: Livewire Lash). Otherwise, looks pretty good. +1 Also, I love InvigorateMTG Card: Invigorate, b/c the life doesn't even do anything for them. It's like a 0-mana Titanic GrowthMTG Card: Titanic Growth. :)

April 15, 2012 10:07 a.m.

CptDanger says... #20

Good luck getting your hands on a BerserkMTG Card: Berserk, it's from Alpha/Beta/Unlimited hahah. And as for card economy I would suggest: Artful DodgeMTG Card: Artful Dodge.

April 15, 2012 10:10 a.m.

CptDanger says... #21

Oh, and with all the Instants/Sorceries you have going on here, take a look-see at: Runechanter's PikeMTG Card: Runechanter's Pike. (I forgot to include it above)

April 15, 2012 10:12 a.m.

Tachi:Rana says... #22

Those are both great card choices! And I had Livewire LashMTG Card: Livewire Lash in, but I'm trying to keep my deck size to near 60, and I'm really really on the fence with equipments. It takes near 4 manna to equip stuff, and I'd rather use that mana for buffs and win early, though... Artful DodgeMTG Card: Artful Dodge is a wonderful must have addition. Runechanter's PikeMTG Card: Runechanter's Pike is also great incase the game goes on longer than expected.

April 15, 2012 10:40 a.m.

Canadian360 says... #23

I'm curious if you have considered Yavimaya CoastMTG Card: Yavimaya Coast for your mana base. Given that your deck is so fast, I think it makes sense to pay a little life to ensure you don't get mana screwed.

Also in the games I tried your deck in, I found I would often have allot of buffs and no creatures. You may want to try adding a Blight MambaMTG Card: Blight Mamba

April 16, 2012 9:58 p.m.

AcidBrn says... #24

Gitaxian ProbeMTG Card: Gitaxian Probe. You see your opponent's game-plan and/or if they have any counter-magic. And it also helps you find your kill cards quicker by digging deeper. I might even include Lotus PetalMTG Card: Lotus Petals and Elvish Spirit GuideMTG Card: Elvish Spirit Guides to speed up your kill. If you go that route, you gotta run Land GrantMTG Card: Land Grant. You only need 1-2 lands to function properly, and I'd rather be drawing pump spells instead of additional lands. ManamorphoseMTG Card: Manamorphose thins your deck, and filters your colors so you can support Assault StrobeMTG Card: Assault Strobe, or whatever else you can think of. I'd start with getting 4 x Misty RainforestMTG Card: Misty Rainforest though. BerserkMTG Card: Berserk is sickening combined with poison,, CHEERS!

April 17, 2012 2:26 p.m.

AcidBrn says... #25

Oh, and Serum PowderMTG Card: Serum Powder says your serious about finding that GOD hand....

April 17, 2012 2:30 p.m.

KirkKismet says... #27

no RancorMTG Card: Rancor?

April 20, 2012 11:28 a.m.

Arsonist says... #28

Good job! If you play it in Legacy you may consider to add RancorMTG Card: Rancor.And what about Apostle's BlessingMTG Card: Apostle's Blessing?

April 20, 2012 2:36 p.m.

Alex343 says... #29

need 4 livewire lash.

-1 rancor, +1 giant growth, or as i like to call it, GG, and i perfer to see 2 necropede over 2 blight mambas.

April 21, 2012 10:09 p.m.

mistory says... #30

You probably don't need 18 creatures (including Inkmoth NexusMTG Card: Inkmoth Nexus). Perhaps -2 Blight MambaMTG Card: Blight Mamba -1 Giant GrowthMTG Card: Giant Growth -1 Mutagenic GrowthMTG Card: Mutagenic Growth +4 ManamorphoseMTG Card: Manamorphose. It gives you, in effect, a 56-card deck.

May 5, 2012 7:49 p.m.

Alex343 says... #31

omg, manamorphose is GREAT. gives you a 56 card deck, only problem is that they may counter it. however, it is great if they use their counter on something like that.

May 6, 2012 7:02 p.m.

Slowassassin says... #32

Consider Prey's Vengeance for the nifty rebound?

July 3, 2012 12:47 p.m.

OwnedbyCow says... #33

This is a pump deck very similar to mine The Infection Will Rise. I like the new Rancor card, but I think you will find Wild Defiance to be much more helpful. Also consider running a few Livewire Lash . +1

July 3, 2012 4:51 p.m.

OwnedbyCow says... #34

If you use Berserk , Might of Old Krosa will be a card that you want to look at.

July 3, 2012 4:55 p.m.

sigh166 says... #35

Very Fast, Nice deck +1

July 5, 2012 6:27 p.m.

sigh166 says... #36

Very Fast, Nice deck +1

July 5, 2012 6:27 p.m.

piedok says... #37

-2 Blight Mamba +2 card:Apostle's Blessing

card:Apostle's Blessing is almost a sure way of getting your infect through letting you speed past removal and blockers

July 12, 2012 2:18 a.m.

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