I’ve played for years now, and through that time, and infection has taken hold. A powerful, perfect infection. I’ve become one with the Father of Machines!

Infect is near and dear to my heart, and i’ve made it my mission to try new, innovative ways of spreading Phyrexia to anyone I meet.

I play to win, but winning isn't everything. If my deck has played to to the best of it's ability, then i have no regrets about losing. The strong will persevere! I'm dynamic, i'm intense, and I try to be as original as I can.

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Said on jund midrange...

#1

Not sure if 3 main and 2 Sb planeswalkers count as “loads”... but I like the deck!

Considered Angrath, the Flame-Chained for grind matchups?

January 16, 2019 9:56 p.m.

I’ll try to answer your questions in order.

In relation to the investment, if you have $30 a month to spend I would spend it like this: 1 Inkmoth Nexus and 1 Windswept Heath 4 times, then 1 Wooded Foothills and 1 Pendelhaven 2 times, both Breeding Pool one time, then the last 2 Flooded Strand the last month. That’s the most expensive part is the land base in 8 months.

If possible, buying all of the inkmoth nexus at the same time would be ideal, but the previous plan I laid out also works. The positive point of that is every month that you invest your deck it’s a little bit better and so you’ll start seeing better results almost immediately.

Definitely get those birds of paradise or noble hierarchs. You’ll start to see an immediate difference.

Slip Through Space is one of those cards that a lot of people have a Lotta different opinions on based on your playing style. Personally, I prefer getting to spell’s for the price of one, just because it makes your creatures that much harder to play around for your opponent.

Become a man’s is, like you said, not terribly essential, but it does make for some seriously busted play.

Mono Redburn isn’t our best matchup, but with my version it is capable to out race their burn. The biggest point with burn is you need to be careful with your own fetch/shock and you need to find a good big turn to go off.In those games, I almost always bring in my three sideboard Wild Defiance to mostly ruin my opponent’s targeted burn. In that kind of game, you’re going to be using a lot of your protection spells like vines of the vast word and Become Immense to save your creatures until you can stick wild defiance. That’s also a really good game to bring in some sideboard copies of Spellskite .

January 16, 2019 6:41 p.m.

Said on Bant Glassblades...

#3

And then the idea that you have going here. I’ve seen some pros speculating on the new set, and while it may not have a lot of power in standard, I feel like glass of the guildpact has a lot of potential in modern. The availability Modern brings with cheap multicolored creatures has good potential, and while I don’t know if this is the optimal build yet, it’s a step in the right direction.

As far as your lands, I’m afraid to say the fetch/shock mana base is kind of imperative. Think of yourself as an Agro deck, like you said in your description; the only reason five color humans doesn’t lose a lot of life playing is creatures is because it has access to things like unclaimed territory and cavern of souls. And while you’re executing a similar game plan, because of the anthem affects in your deck you almost have the capability to get bigger creatures faster, or at least in the same way. So having the optimal land available at the time that you need it is pretty imperative to staying on tempo. Apart from that, I guess you could just try and make your lands fit your curves and your color requirements as best as you can, and run things like 4x Mana Confluence or maybe even Gemstone Mine

January 16, 2019 1:07 p.m.
January 15, 2019 6:56 p.m.

Greetings, fellow Phyrexian!

Itachi45, High Counsel of Jin-Gitaxias, coming in for a comment.

The list looks pretty OK for a budget deck. I’m sure you know that tear one will require some upgrades, but what you’re doing is pretty much exactly what I’ve done with my list, and it’s pretty close to the optimal list the pros are playing at GPs and pro tours. Brother, That Looks... Infected

My first and biggest suggestion to make , with any infect list I advise on, is realestate. Breeding Pool , fetches, and Inkmoth Nexus Are the single biggest price cards that you’ll buy for the deck. The reason is because they are really good! Especially Nexus; I ran a version of this deck that had no Nexus and it was positively miserable to play.

My second suggestion would be looking at my list and comparing it to what spells you’re playing, particularly the creatures. The biggest draw that blue green in fact has is the fact that when you are able to get a good hand it is extremely explosive. If you look in my description I even describe a pretty reasonable turn 2 kill that’s possible with the deck. Not with the version that you have currently, but that’s irrelevant.

Your augurs really need to be either Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch . I have birds of paradise, because noble hierarchs are $40-$60 a piece and that’s rough. The fact that it is mana fixing plus your cathedral of war in the form of one creature is why it’s so good, but it’s still expensive. I find birds of paradise to be an acceptable budget option. I’m not too big on speaker climber, again because you’re looking for an explosive start and that’s a creature that has an effect that actually wants it to be blocked.

Artful Dodge is cute, but Distortion Strike is strictly better.

Lastly, 4x Apostle's Blessing DOES NOT need to be a 4-of. I’d SO easily trade 2-3 of those in for some copies of Become Immense , especially once you can get your hands on some fetchlands (It just occurred to me that you may or may not know what the twins are, but they are things like Flooded Strand , Windswept Heath , Wooded Foothills , Misty Rainforest , which are the most common ones that you see and infect lists.)

All in all, I like what you got going on and I hope that your additions help you find great success and future tournaments!

January 15, 2019 6:17 p.m.

Said on Listerine...

#6

Looks fun! Whenever I see a deck like this, I can’t help but think, “I wonder how many people don’t know about the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood infinite combo?!”

January 15, 2019 5:11 p.m.

SpiritKing, thanks for the comment, brother!

Holiday season got real busy, and I forgot to respond to your comment.

I totally get where you’re coming from; that’s actually how this deck came back about. I piloted it a couple years ago, back when Inkmoth Nexus was $28 and probing people was the highlight of my matches.

I’ll be honest with you; prove has no real trade out, except for maybe Mishra's Bauble , but even that’s not great. I haven’t really had the chance to pilot my list here lately, so I don’t know what the play environment looks like for Infect, but I have pretty recently remade and kept the deck for some time now because I love it and love to play it, and I would encourage you to do the same!

Throw your list up and i’ll give it a look over!

January 14, 2019 1:05 a.m.

Said on U/G INFECT...

#8

Greetings, fellow Phyrexian!

Itachi45, High Counsel of Jin-Gitaxias, coming in for a comment.

Your list looks pretty solid and standard. Kuddos on that!

I like some of your spicy tech, like the Mishra's Bauble s in the main and the Invisible Stalker s in the side. I’d love to hear your reasoning and results on those things. As a weathered Infect player, i’m curious.

Lastly, i’d love to hear some tournament results you have. It’s been a hot minute since I had the opportunity to take my Infect build to a LGS to spread the perfection infection, and i’d love a small town hero’s take on the meta Infect is playing in.

My build is Brother, That Looks... Infected, and i’d appreciate any feedback and an upvote!

Cheers!

January 14, 2019 12:54 a.m.

Said on Vannifar Modern...

#9

ToolmasterOfBrainerd, both of those points strike me as uninformed.

1) the elixir does enable more turn 3 combos, and to say it’s useless without the combo is to kind of miss the whole deck. The deck’s whole strength is its versatility, its resiliency, and it’s explosiveness; if you don’t have the combo, you lose regardless. Any hand with the combo and elixir is broken, any hand minus elixir is fine, and any hand with elixir and no combo prospect is unplayable.

2) feeding off the first point, the whole goal is one turn, one kill. If you are playing correctly, you never get another turn to pay for the pact, so in that way it’s quite literally just a free counterspell, which is exceedingly rare for any deck to have.

January 13, 2019 11:20 a.m.

I think Chandra, Torch of Defiance would be wonderful in this list.

January 12, 2019 9:59 a.m.

Said on Scaled Artifacts...

#11

And replace those Blinkmoth Nexus with Inkmoth Nexus. Because those free Infect wins are nothing to laugh at!

January 11, 2019 9:05 a.m.

Aww damn... I didn’t even notice that. Wall of Roots may be like the ONLY creature that gives itself -0/-1 counters.

January 3, 2019 11:47 p.m.

If you’d like to get a bit faster, Wall of Roots would be a good addition.

January 3, 2019 8:56 p.m.

Said on Temur Booty Gains...

#14

Chainz upon chainz of spells, all for prowess damage. LOVE IT.

December 31, 2018 12:44 p.m.

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