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The Infection Will Rise

OwnedbyCow

Legacy

Score: 14


Description

This deck aims for quick poison counters to end a game in just a few turns.

I originally built this deck out of the cards that I own, but I am now trying to refine the deck.

This deck was originally G/B, but I just recently changed it to G/U which seems much more efficient.

Suggestions and critiques are appreciated.

Updates

Back to Legacy — June 29, 2012

Sadly my deck has moved back to the Legacy rule set. Oh well. Thanks for the heads up pheonix_222

First Play since card change — June 22, 2012

I versed a red aggro burn deck and one of my turns I laid down 18 poison counters for a total of 23 poison counters in the game. I didn't have a forest so I was slowed quite a bit.

Card Change update — June 12, 2012

Removed the 4 spells that sent the creature back to the hand and counter target spell with Mana Leak .

Removed 3 Giant Growth and 1 Might of Old Krosa to add 4 Mutagenic Growth


Thanks — June 10, 2012

Thanks to everyone that has helped me get my Pump Infect deck built. It's format is now labeled as Modern.

I will keep you posted as I have matches and will now post any updates that I may see necessary here.

Jokernaught says...

#1

Doom BladeMTG Card: Doom Blade and Go for the ThroatMTG Card: Go for the Throat are nice. Mixing them with a few DismemberMTG Card: Dismembers makes some really handy creature removal and does the whole -/- thing. Not permanent, sure. but you can easily drop a dragon or a infected titan with that card.

May 21, 2012 12:52 a.m.

denster1991 says...

#2

looking good

May 23, 2012 11:37 p.m.

ikethammond says...

#3

Too many cards. You'll never draw what you want. 60 - 65 is a good number to be around.

June 1, 2012 2:33 p.m.

lewinbn says...

#4

Concentrate on pumping your infect a little more. Legacy gives you a lot of options. Giant Growth , Might of Oaks , Groundswell . Inkmoth Nexus is always nice albeit pricey. I went with blue for my legacy deck. This allowed me to exploit the unblockable ability of the Blighted Agent . Once it got through, with the right hand, I was able to deliver 10 infect damage by turn 3. Really look through some of the older cards to utilize the legacy format. keep going though. It's well on it's way.

June 5, 2012 noon

stonethorn says...

#5

I agree that you should be focusing on pump. Considering the speed you'll need, mana curve will be an issue and Phyrexian mana eliminates the need of a large amount of mana for pumping. Take a peek at my solution that's been pretty speedy: He Put His Disease In Me

June 9, 2012 2:43 p.m.

Mappew says...

#6

Nice. I've been playtesting it and this is pretty nasty. +1

June 9, 2012 5:37 p.m.

gheridarigaaz says...

#7

protection? card:Ranger's Guile, Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves or card:Apostle's Blessing. viable options

June 9, 2012 5:52 p.m.

Just so you know, this deck qualifies for modern legality. I would highly recommend changing the format type to modern instead... Modern features a more limited array of card sets and you will probably enjoy even more success with this deck there than in legacy, where you will regularly go up against broken, soul-crushing combos.

Also, nice pump infect deck. There is actually a hub called "pump infect" which you can add so that your deck will help get cycled through the site better. +1

June 9, 2012 8:32 p.m.

ldumonceaux says...

#9

If you're going for really quick wins throw 4 Mutagenic Growth s into the deck. I've played a similar deck and found that the option to pay 2 life instead of the mana cost is very useful. And, of course, there's nothing quite like playing 4 of them and a Giant Growth on a Glistener Elf turn two for a win, especially if your opponent went second.

Good deck though +1

June 10, 2012 6:13 a.m.

lewinbn says...

#10

Artful Dodge is a good addition.

June 18, 2012 10:17 a.m.

pheonix_222 says...

#11

I prefer Distortion Strike to Artful Dodge ,

Gives a bit of pump as well as targeted unblockable, The only problem is that the rebound ability happens at upkeep, so unless you already have a Wild Defiance out you can't take advantage of it, At least with Artful Dodge you can save it till you have a Wild Defiance out.

I'd also consider a Livewire Lash , its a pump-infect staple.

June 23, 2012 5:11 p.m.

I know they're pricey, but a playset of Breeding Pool 's would really help out your mana issues.

June 29, 2012 2:17 p.m.

pheonix_222 says...

#13

I just checked and found out that Invigorate is not Modern legal sadly. Groundswell seems the next best choice.

Corrupted Resolve also might be a better choice than Mana Leak .

June 29, 2012 6 p.m.

KorbenDallas says...

#14

I am going for the same approach with my deck, check it out - Feelin' Sick

Gotta keep the cost down.

June 29, 2012 6:11 p.m.

OwnedbyCow says...

#15

I was thinking about adding 2 Livewire Lash and 3 card:Ranger's Guile removing 4 Mana Leak and 1 Vines of Vastwood . Simic Growth Chamber is another possibility.

July 7, 2012 2:37 a.m.

pheonix_222 says...

#16

Simic Growth Chamber is too slow in my opnionion

July 7, 2012 10:04 a.m.

OwnedbyCow says...

#17

I made a few small modifications. I think it will work even better now.

July 20, 2012 8:11 a.m.

pheonix_222 says...

#18

Running 4 Misty Rainforest and a single Breeding Pool would allow you to get away with running 2, maybe even 1 island, Hinterland Harbor is great, but with running fetches they aren't really necessary, you don't really ever need more than 1 blue mana in a game. Just a thought to increase consistency.

July 20, 2012 10:27 a.m.

pheonix_222 says...

#19

What about Rancor or Groundswell over Invigorate to make this Modern legal? I know Invigorate is an awesome card, however I think this deck would do much better in the modern playground than against Show and Tell and the like.

July 20, 2012 10:44 a.m.

cjjones07 says...

#20

nice lol please check mine out please? the B/R

July 21, 2012 12:59 a.m.

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$58.08 $84.67 $223.51
Date added 1 year
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Legal formats None
Sets Avacyn Restored , Dark Ascension, Innistrad, MTG: Commander, New Phyrexia, Mirrodin Besieged, Scars of Mirrodin, Zendikar, Time Spiral
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.66
Top rank #3 on 2012-06-24

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