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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Blex, Vexing Pest Discussion

Inhaledbear on A Better Grist for a Better World

11 hours ago

No insect deck shall ever be truly complete without Blex, Vexing Pest  Flip.

TheVectornaut on Red/Green Starter

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 .

GrimlockVIII on Grist, Bugmen Investigator

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.

As for more mid-game suggestions, would Nyx Weaver be of any help? It kinda just helps you mill stuff on its own, and it naturally gets boosted by Blex, Vexing Pest  Flip.

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.

Diabolic Tutor is also a cheap way to search for your main combo pieces like Gravepurge and Forever Young

Kinda sucks that insect tribal is a bit undersupported as of right now.

cleandeceit on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 week ago

@Nawg, try Concordant Crossroads + Cryptolith Rite .

@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.

Lycheex on The Spanish Inquisition

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.

LilMissWiz on Aw H*ll No!

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

Spell_Slam on Aw H*ll No!

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.

I need to find a spot for Blex, Vexing Pest  Flip! Do you think it's better than Ishkanah?

Turtle_Essence on

1 month ago

I do think that Spiders will become a lot more viable after Strixhaven though because of the whole 'pests' theme. You could add in Blex, Vexing Pest  Flip or some of the other pest support cards since I think they mention spiders.