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Blex, Vexing Pest
Legendary Creature — Pest
Other Pests, Bats, Insects, Snakes and Spiders you control get +1/+1.
When this dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you gain 4 life.
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Blex, Vexing Pest Discussion
11 hours ago
12 hours ago
This is truly a mishmash, but out of all your creatures the ones that jump out at me are the disproportionately high number of spiders. Spider tribal could be an interesting direction to move the deck in, although switching to Golgari or at least Jund would probably be necessary. Black gives you access to graveyard interaction that benefits cards like Hatchery Spider while also having a fair number of good spider cards. Some modern options for such a deck are Arasta of the Endless Web , Graverobber Spider , Ishkanah, Grafwidow , Nyx Weaver , Rotwidow Pack , Chainweb Aracnir , Twin-Silk Spider , Spider Spawning , Blex, Vexing Pest Flip, Renowned Weaver , Metallic Mimic , Adaptive Automaton , Obelisk of Urd , and Coat of Arms .
If you are more interested in staying red, one option is to focus on your combat tricks with cards that like being targeted. Silverfur Partisan and Zada, Hedron Grinder are a great pair for such a deck. Cheap buffs with bonus effects like Confront the Unknown and Expedite work well in such a shell, as do cards that care about having many creatures like Might of the Masses .
3 days ago
Ah dang, was hoping you cobbled together a weird clue token/Grist deck with some of the new Investigate stuff from Modern Horizons 2.
My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.
Ant Queen looks like a decent mid-game insect that does stuff with your mana if you're flooding out, if you're into that.
Kinda sucks that insect tribal is a bit undersupported as of right now.
1 week ago
@Daedalus19876, I want to suggest replacing Seshiro the Anointed with Blex, Vexing Pest Flip and here is why. 1st, if pulling a combo with Yawgmoth via an anthem effect, Blex has an advantage in that he is only 3cmc rather than 6cmc. 2nd, Blex will work with Nest of Scarabs where Seshiro does not. 3rd, when looking for card draw, Search for Blex is faster and more flexible. Getting to see 5 cards for 4 mana is really efficient, especially when the cards you dont choose to pay life for go to the graveyard anyway, making it possible to recur them later. In the majority of cases, this is going to be a much better way to put cards in your hand, rather than paying six and having to get through with combat damage.
1 month ago
Echo of Eons could be a replacement for Slithermuse , but you would have to have the card in the graveyard in addition to having a blue mana floating. Blex, Vexing Pest Flip makes dumping it to the graveyard easier and I know the main way to do this is through Lion's Eye Diamond , but more importantly, I don't think I want to give the opponent a fresh 7 cards to look for their Force of Will . The deck basically already folds to the card, so I see no reason to give an opponent extra chances to find the card. But perhaps I'm wrong. The deck is already so weak to FoW, that you might just ride your luck a bit more.
1 month ago
Ishkanah fits theme better as commander but has requirements you want to hit before casting her. Blex being a built in anthem is a huge plus especially being commander as a reliable cast.
Personally I would drop Temple of the False God it is an under-performing card in my experience. Move Ishkanah, Grafwidow to the 99 and make Blex, Vexing Pest Flip the Commander. Or just put Blex in place of Temple
1 month ago
Glad you like it! It's a lot of fun to play! I already have Kindred Dominance in the deck and it's pretty great.