Blightbeetle

Blightbeetle

Creature — Insect

Protection from green (This creature can't be dealt damage, enchanted, equipped, blocked or targeted by anything green. Anything green attached to this creature immediately falls off.)

Creatures your opponents control can't have +1/+1 counters put on them.

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Blightbeetle Discussion

multimedia on Latty the baddie

3 days ago

Hey, one drop green mana Elves are really good, a big reason to play Elves. They aren't just ramp with Lathril they're also fuel for her activated ability when you don't need them for ramp and lets you get more Elves onto the battlefield quicker.


Staff of Domination does everything as a mana sink for Elves and can be an enabler for Lathril to be a win condition. With Staff you first make infinite green mana by tapping and untapping one of Archdruid, Marwyn(with 5 or more power), Priest of Titania, Circle or Wirewood Channeler. When you have infinite green mana then Staff is the mana sink to draw and cast enough Elves to control 10 or more. When you have 10 or more Elves then Staff can be the mana sink to repeatedly untap Lathril and each one the 10 Elves as the win condition.

Quest for Renewal is another enabler for Lathril and 10 Elves to be win condition. When Quest has four counters which is not difficult especially with more mana Elves, you can untap all creatures you control during each opponents turn. With Lathril each opponent loses 10 life on each player's turn, resulting in all opponents losing 40 life in one cycle of all player's turns if you have three opponents.

Chord of Calling is a helpful instant creature tutor since can tap Elves to help to pay for it's convoke, with enough Elves it's a free spell to cast and it puts the creature you search for onto the battlefield. It has nice interaction with Elf tokens since can tap them to convoke the turn they're created. With Chord get Ezuri or Miara, Thorn of the Glade in response to removal, get Archdruid so you can tap him on your turn, get Magistrate so you can tap her on your next turn, get Varragoth so you can attack with him on your next turn, etc.

Patriarch's Bidding is among the most powerful tribal spells for quick recovery. For five mana it reanimates all Elves in your graveyard. Play a Regrowth just to have another potential Chord or Bidding or recur any other card.


An area to consider improving to help with competitiveness is the manabase by upgrading to Golgari dual lands that ETB untapped.

Cabal Stronghold only works with basic Swamps and there's only 9 here which is not enough to really get much if any ramp making it consistently only a colorless source of mana.


Some cards to consider cutting: Blightbeetle, Mana Bloom, Terramorph, Serpent's Soul-Jar, Return Upon the Tide, Masked Admirers, Wild Pair, Golgari Guildmage, Korozda Guildmage, Rhys the Exiled, Blanchwood Armor, Dowsing Dagger  Flip, Harvest Season

If Blightbeetle is tech in your playgroup than nice, but if it's not then it looks out of place. Most if not all mana ramp sources can come from actual Elves instead of other sources like Mana Bloom or land ramp like Terramorph. I would even play one drop mana Elf or Farhaven Elf over Cultivate or Harvest Season.

Serpent's Soul-Jar is not a good card, exiling an Elf when it dies is not a may you have to do it and hoping to be able to cast many Elves later, one at a time with Jar is not going to consistently happen. Instead most if not all your exiled Elves will be stuck in exile for the rest of the game because Jar will be destroyed or removed another way.

Good luck with your deck.

Hedron-titan on Touch me, IF YOU DARE!

2 months ago

libraryjoy, here's the new setup. I took a lot of your advice, but I'm not sure if I should take out a few cards that I felt I should keep to add more mana. Maybe either Retreat to Hagra , Blightbeetle , or the two Epic Downfall because I was thinking of adding maybe one or two Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . Please, let me know what you think about that. I think the reason I can see Erebos working is cuz I can use that to draw more cards if I'm not getting the right stuff, so then I can just speed up the process. I'm definitely going to have to get Phyrexian Arena , especially if I'm using Gary.

libraryjoy on Touch me, IF YOU DARE!

2 months ago

If you want it to be Modern Legal, able to play at a Modern event, then yes, replace the Bubbling Muck with 3x Dark Ritual . But if it's just to play in your play group, then it shouldn't matter. I would go with 2-3x Garys, because he is going to do WORK for you lol. I went ahead and made an adjusted list that I would recommend, but feel free to adjust as you see fit. I ended up leaving off Fog of Gnats because it's a buck each and I don't see it doing a ton for you. I actually put in Brain Maggot - don't underestimate the benefits of knowing your opponent's hand! Blightbeetle could also fit in that slot. I could see Erebos if you play against a lifegain deck regularly (might be a sideboard card, too). I added Retreat to Hagra instead of Torment of Scarabs , but your mileage may vary. It's definitely a smoother mana curve. I ended up dropping Stab Wound after I realized how many permanents you were making the opponent sacrifice. In the maybe board, I added 2 cards for card draw. If you want to put $$ down toward something, I'd recommend Phyrexian Arena . It's going to be useful in pretty much every deck running black. So at long last, here's my list: Boi! Keep Your Hands to Yourself!

Hedron-titan on Touch me, IF YOU DARE!

2 months ago

libraryjoy, do you think I should add more dark rituals then? But ok, no twilight mire it is. I also do have the 4 Phyrexian Obliterator . The cards I don't have are Torment of Scarabs , Archfiend of Depravity , Eradicator Valkyrie , Vampire Nighthawk , Dauthi Voidwalker , and Epic Downfall but I can purchase these.

Out of those creatures, I think I'd go with Fog of Gnats and Blightbeetle to help with Phyrexian Obliterator.

Would I just put one of those Gray Merchant of Asphodel ? One? I don't think I would use Archetype because of the mana cost, like you said. Honestly, Revenge of Ravens would go amazing with this. Tell your friend I say thank you! I was thinking of Stab Wound , but wasn't sure how well it had fit.

I was also thinking of adding possibly Erebos, God of the Dead .

budlaorf on Breena, School of Counters

3 months ago

Alright. I did take out the following cards Bellowing Aegisaur , Blightbeetle , Bold Plagiarist , and Dark Impostor .

I have replaced them with the following cards: Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Hangarback Walker , Walking Ballista , and Myriad Construct . Next time I play commander, I'll test these cards out and see how they do. Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone!

budlaorf on Breena, School of Counters

3 months ago

abby315- Thanks for the suggestions. I already have Noosegraf Mob in my deck but I may add in Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Hangarback Walker .

Archon_Bel- I originally put Blightbeetle into the deck to counter my own Shadrix Silverquill and disrupt my opponents but I can see that he needs to be replaced. The thing I really like about Fain, the Broker is that he works as a sac outlet for tokens powering up my other great cards. Yahenni, Undying Partisan is actually a pretty amazing card that can help survive a board wipe. My playgroup runs plenty of board wipes and it's important to be able to restart from scratch, which has made Breena so amazing in that situation. The Built in draw this commander has is so amazing and imo is underrated greatly. I will probably need to work on replacing Bellowing Aegisaur and Blightbeetle . I like that Dark Impostor is control on a stick (though very high mana) and he fits the theme.

Archon_Bel on Breena, School of Counters

3 months ago

Nice to see another Breena player. I think you could stand to bring your creature count down to make room for more utility cards, namely draw and removal. Slow cards that require you to tap or pay good chunks of mana for their effects, or inefficient cards that only benefit themselves, one other creature, or are dependent on your opponent doing something, should be the first to go. Cards that have to wait a whole cycle of turns to do anything (i.e "At the beginning of your upkeep" cards) also aren't that great imo.

Bellowing Aegisaur Blightbeetle Bold Plagiarist Dark Impostor sus Fain, the Broker High Sentinels of Arashin Luminarch Aspirant Star Pupil Yahenni, Undying Partisan Utter End Vanishing Verse Citadel Siege Gleam of Authority

I'd consider these to be the worst cards in your deck and easily replaceable for some utility or cards that directly feed into your strategy, which is going wide with tokens and being able to place counters on all of them at once. If a creature only does benefit itself, it should have some kind of pay off for leaving the field since a card like that is likely to get removed once it gets big enough. Bloodtracker is a good example of this, as is Myriad Construct .

Bobs_Army on The Grist of Dredging

3 months ago

Blightbeetle might suit your deck well. Could prevent you from dealing with some super buffed creatures.

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