Become Immense

Become Immense

Instant

Delve (You may exile cards from your graveyard as you cast this spell. Each card you exile while casting this spell pays for .)

Target creature gets +6/+6 until end of turn.

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Become Immense Discussion

Unlife on Modern Infect (semi-budget)

1 week ago

Second on Blossoming Defense over Snakeskin Veil . The +1/+1 counter seems nice, but infect wants to win now, not two turns later. Same with Distortion Strike , especially with rebound, its great to get that myr or elf through. The Noble Hierarch are a lot more helpful then you think, so grab them first. Become Immense is a great finisher, but as was said above, you need fetches. In that same vein, if you're running fetches you will want the Breeding Pool to go with them. I'm not sure how much you are planning on putting into the deck, but the off color fetches with Windswept Heath and Flooded Strand could work well. If you want another two color land option, Waterlogged Grove is great, especially since you generally don't care about your own life total. Something spicy you can test is Charge Through . As an instant speed cantrip that allows you to push damage through, its a nice option on color. I'd also think about cutting the sideboard Invisible Stalker for Dismember so you have some removal.

Always glad to see someone else building infect, +1

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

4 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

osiczym on Fast Aggro Low-Mana Mono-Green

6 months ago

Hi Reynan,

Thank you for all your advices! The idea is to make green deck really fast, to compete with red haste decks. That’s why I use Boggart Ram-Gang (they are 3/3 haste for 3rd rnd drop giving +3 devotion) and Llanowar Elves (giving 3rd rnd drop in second rnd, also I need much mana to cast multiple spells in round - I used to think like you and got rid of them once and it didn’t end well).

Barkhide Troll - it is really great creature, cause it’s 3/3 with potential hexproof in 2nd rnd. But I notices that in fact I always wait for 3rd, because I dont wanna lose him and always leave 1 mana for ability, which is annoying. I think I’m gonna swap it for Bassara Tower Archer as you said.

Witchstalker plays a different role than Silhana Ledgewalker. The first is 3/3, second is 1/1 and it is huge difference. It is not an aura deck, so it may lose firepower when I will do that. I was even thinking about adding something more powerful for him (e.g. Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig), but I’m afraid I won’t have much creatures to buff without worrying of destroying them by opp’s spells then.

Vines of Vastwood - yeah, they play very well! I agree I need more of them. Maybe I will remove Become Immense since I noticed I don’t have many cards in graveyard since my creatures don’t die easily.

Auras - maybe I’ll try for fun, but it’s just... I wanted to experiment with unusual approach to this deck, cause many people use hexproof+aura, but haven’t seen many very fast hexproof+buff decks :)

ironmindraph on Kalamazoo, The One Punch Man

7 months ago

channelfireball12345 yeah I think you're right I should try both of them. I am struggling right now at drawing my wincons. I just tried Become Immense yesterday but i'm still worried about the lack of trample on this card. Maybe I should go back on good ol' Colossal Might. Thank you for helping !

TheVectornaut on Searing Infection

7 months ago

Most of my experience with infect comes from playing simic, but I have played the mechanic in all 5 colors. In terms of power, green is the most effective color to play by a very VERY large margin. You get access to the best infect creature in Glistener Elf (along with the slower and safer option of Blight Mamba), you get trample sources to push through damage with Ichorclaw Myr such as Rancor, Predator's Strike, and Larger Than Life, you get protection bundled with buffs in the form of Vines of Vastwood, Ranger's Guile, and Blossoming Defense, and you get the largest pool of very strong power boosts in the form of Mutagenic Growth, Invigorate, Scale Up, Might of Old Krosa, Berserk, Become Immense, Groundswell, Phytoburst, Noble Hierarch, and Pendelhaven. Since infect is an all-or-nothing sort of archetype, even when running the less aggressive versions, the most important characteristics that you need are speed, protection, and evasion. Green offers two of those things in spades but can struggle with evasion. This is why blue is generally considered the next best color to run. You get the insane threat of Blighted Agent, unblockable buffs with Distortion Strike and Aqueous Form, and protection from spells via Spell Pierce, Dispel, Turn Aside, and the odd Spellskite. Black is the next best. Plague Stinger's flying isn't as good as the unblockable on a Blighted Agent but it's still very powerful evasion as illustrated by the ubiquity of Inkmoth Nexus in every non-budget infect list ever made. Black also nets useful control tools like Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Fatal Push, Dismember, and Assassin's Trophy. White was considered the worst infect color for a very long time since its best option (Apostle's Blessing) can be used in any deck, but the recent introduction of Giver of Runes has breathed some life back into the color. Additionally, I've seen a lot of equipment lists popping up that use Colossus Hammer, Kor Duelist, Sigarda's Aid, and Kor Outfitter to see some success. Unfortunately, that leaves red as the current worst color to run in infect. It has some decent buffs but they pale in comparison to green's offerings. The result is that most red infect decks rely on gimmicks like using Razor Swine's first strike to wither enemy creatures, generating infinite mana to pump into an unblocked Ogre Menial, or putting Phyresis on something like a Spikeshot Elder to bypass combat altogether. Your instant tricks definitely fall in this category. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. If your meta is casual enough, red should still work and it will be much more interesting to play with / fun to play against than a more traditional deck. How competitive you want to be is always up to you.

To answer your specific questions, I would probably start by cutting a few creatures. Most lists run about 12 infect sources (and that's including a playset of Inkmoth Nexus). With Hand of the Praetors on your top end, running 16-20 isn't that unreasonable, at least as long as all of them are good. Infect creatures usually become "bad" when they cost more than 2. That's why I wouldn't usually recommend running Ichor Rats or Septic Rats. Both Necropede and Plague Myr are perfectly acceptable inclusions with very similar power levels. They'll rarely be better than Plague Stinger or Ichorclaw Myr but that's okay if you just want more guys to play. As for Vector Asp, it's honestly a pretty bad choice in most circumstances. While you usually won't need to activate it more than 2 or 3 times to win the game, that mana would be better spent elsewhere, and it doesn't even trigger the Hand. However, given the choice of it and a 3-drop, I'd probably take the snake, especially since it would be your only proactive play on turn 1 (barring the inclusion of Glistener Elf or Inkmoths). Better though would just be to run neither and invest in more buff spells to assist in combat and trigger Livewire Lash. I do like the idea of those spells having cycling in theory, but in practice, the mana needed to cycle can short you of the resources needed to close out the game. Plus, cycling spells tend to cost more to account for the added ability. Cycling lands on the other hand should be fine as long as they come in untapped, although it looks like that only describes Ash Barrens and Blasted Landscape. Just like with creatures, I wouldn't run any spells that cost more than 2 unless they can win you the game like Soul's Fire can. This will also allow you to run 20 lands or fewer, opening up even more slots for gas. I apologize if I'm repeating myself about the low-cost-high-speed thing but that is basically the reason the infect mechanic exists. If you prefer a slow and more controlling style, Rakdos wither built around Necroskitter is a fun option that has some overlap with infect.

Strangelove on Hogaak and friends

9 months ago

Hey ICanAlwaysBeWorse, @your post, +1 friend!

Here's my Hogaak deck. I wanted to play Hogaak as soon as possible (to swing face)! To that end... pumping Hogaak +5/+x (with cards like Become Immense) or Grafted Exoskeleton lets you two-shot people with commander damage.

I'd also recommend Greater Good, Momentous Fall and the like.

Feed the Pack, Spontaneous Generation, Carrion, Plague of Vermin, etc are great in an aristocrats build.

Discard outlets like Putrid Imp are a lot of fun, but they might lean you away from the power level you're looking for. I would at least play Zombie Infestation; its great in Hogaak.

lagotripha on literal cancer ($30 Modern Simic Infect)

10 months ago

I'd give more consideration to Scale Up and Become Immense as big p/t increases are the driving force in infect. Also Blight Mamba is fun sb texch. Proliferate and counters are a solid idea, but with green leaning into things like Increasing Savagery rather than the white counters on all creatures, I'd be trying to Proliferate Servant of the Scale or abuse Wildcall for surprise Glistener.

I've had some success with Biomass Mutation, but once more it's still pretty inefficient.

Good luck with the brew, budget infect is more scary for people facing it down in fnm cause its just as explosive but less predictable than regular infect.

lagotripha on Infectious Swarm

11 months ago

Infect is one of those mechanics which is scary even in budget lists. Ichorclaw Myr is popular in them.

Traditionally Vines of Vastwood is used for pump and protection, while Scale Up and Become Immense let you kill quickly.

Without Inkmoth Nexus a different focus is needed from the traditional. Playing a bunch of infect creatures rather than protecting a few will work wonders alongside hand disruption, while multimodal spells free up sideboard slots. These utility spells also have the benifit of not just being used in one deck.

The difficult part will be protecting vulnerable sources of infect damage while either packing enough tempo or midrange value cards. I'd look at cheesy graveyard interactions or tutoring 2 for 1s in green/black.

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