Blight Mamba

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Blight Mamba

Creature — Snake

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

{{1,G}}: Regenerate Blight Mamba.

Blight Mamba Discussion

Tzefick on Pattern Recognition #114 - New ...

3 months ago

Boza

Efficient creatures with Infect is a strange thing to discuss because of Infect's inherent massive difference between damaging creatures and damaging players. And I think this is the reason why Infect is such a hated mechanic by many.

You can keep playing new creatures to block Infect-sources, that's a "renewable" resource. Poison counters is not something you can interact with (in a positive way) so once it's there, you cannot really do anything about it.

Infect also has the fundamental flaw that it plays its very own sub genre of a win condition and doesn't interact well with many other mechanics in the Magic universe. It plays extremely well with pump effects, because it basically has a hard cap of 10 damage dealt to a player and we're home safe.

However most Infect creatures are either blockable or are too heavy to play around as a win condition. I guess that's why you say the only efficient Infect creatures are Glistener Elf and Blighted Agent . One can win by turn two with pump spells before the opponent can reasonably have a chance to put down a blocker or deal with it, and the other the opponent cannot block, so it doesn't have to be thrown down before the match really starts.

You could just as easily have said Blight Mamba , Flensermite , Ichorclaw Myr , Lost Leonin , Necropede , Plague Myr or Plague Stinger . All of those are 2 CMC 1 power creatures with Infect (well Lost Leonin has 2 power). They have all the same basic characteristics as Glistener Elf , except they cost 1 mana more. Is the difference between a 1 mana and 2 mana creature with the same basic characteristics with Infect really that big? Apparently so, as those creatures requires a whole turn more to get in position to whack for lethal and they don't have evasion (with exception of Plague Stinger , who is just in the wrong colors for efficient fast lethal smacks). In this time the opponent have had a fair chance to drop a blocker or kill the creature and that's just not good enough for Infect. Because Infect is all about dropping a low cost creature with Infect and win the turn after. If it cannot do that, it doesn't function all too well.

Such a huge margin is present for Infect and that's a contributing factor to why the mechanic is such a blow out for many players.


I'm a huge fan of Shadowmoor and Eventide's Wither mechanic. It was an interesting way to interact with large creatures, but as Berry notes, the mechanic kinda felt too weak to actually matter.

It was interesting as well to have spells with Wither Puncture Blast as it effectively read; deal 3 damage to a player or planeswalker or give a creature 3 -1/-1 counters.

I do hope they consider bringing Wither back, but you wont see me hold my breath for Infect's return. The mechanic is in my eyes fundamentally flawed.

According to MaRo and his Storm Scale article (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/storm-scale-mirrodin-and-scars-mirrodin-blocks-2018-06-11) , he is more optimistic about Poison counters return than he is Infect.

hungry000 on Burst Open and Mix!! [Simic Burster]

3 months ago

I'm not quite a seasoned pauper player, but you could play some infect cards like Glistener Elf / Blight Mamba and Blighted Agent since you already have Vines of Vastwood in there. Probably in place of Uktabi Drake and Nest Invader. Also, I believe Careful Study is pauper legal, it would help a lot with card dumping and cycling through your deck.

Cyb3r on Infect Deck

4 months ago

I actually have an infect deck at home. I run a lot of the same stuff, but here's some card you could consider. for the creature side I run Ichorclaw Myr and Blight Mamba both are easier to get out and blight mamba regenerates.

For Instants I run a few different ones too: Vines of Vastwood Slip Through Space Apostle's Blessing (extra protection) Artful Dodge

pr0mille on Budget Infect

5 months ago

Sculpted the deck a bit based on suggestions. Thanks btw. :) Still wondering about options for countering, creatures ( Blight Mamba , Phyrexian Crusader , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Ichorclaw Myr , etc.), protecting the creatures ( Dive Down , Mizzium Skin , etc.), penetration ( Artful Dodge , etc.), boost ( Larger Than Life , Predator's Strike , more Vines of Vastwood , etc.), mana base, etc. Sideboard needs overhaul too. Phew!

Funkydiscogod on Mono green turbo infuct

6 months ago

I do recommend Blight Mamba because it's resistant to a lot of common modern removal, like Lightning Bolt , Fatal Push , and Supreme Verdict .

Put a Keen Sense or Snake Umbra on the creature with the lash to draw a bunch of cards.

Catpocolypse on Infecting my friendships

6 months ago

I don't see the "Devastating Speed" portion of the deck. You have no 1 drops. An INFECT deck has NO 1 drops. That's not "Devastating Speed", that's derogatory and slow. You need, Need, NEED Glistener Elf . Or at the very least, Blight Mamba .

Instead of using black kill spells, use spells like Distortion Strike or Aqueous Form to get past blockers. You can also use cards like Simic Charm or Apostle's Blessing to get past blockers or defend against trouble creatures. Vines of Vastwood , Apostle's Blessing , Simic Charm , and Veil of Secrecy can do multiple things as well as protecting your creatures. Pendelhaven is an important part of any Infect deck.

Black is just too slow for even a mildly competitive Infect deck, because EVERYTHING is at least 3 mana, which for an Infect deck is WAAY to expensive mana wise.

@itachi45 Help me out here.

mal099 on Evil Infect

7 months ago

I like this deck, but I'd be a bit worried that there may not be enough ways to get around blockers in there, has that ever been a problem? Wirewood Herald could be used to search your library for a Taunting Elf (you're kind of lacking a way to sac it though), or alternatively, Shinen of Life's Roar is cheap and has the same ability. I also feel like Tel-Jilad Fallen is quite expensive and would probably prefer Blight Mamba or Ichorclaw Myr , although you do at least have some ramp, so it might be fine.

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