Blighted Agent


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Blighted Agent

Creature — Human Rogue

Infect Blighted Agent is unblockable.

Blighted Agent Discussion

bossomus on Simic Wetwork Operations

6 days ago

I know, I know, I hate to recommend it...

But with that being said, it looks like you're playing a lot of proliferate and big creatures with trample, so I'd recommend some infection. You don't have to change too much of the deck, but a few cards here and there can be the difference between doing a lot of damage to someone and killing them outright.

  • Phyrexian Swarmlord . He has infect, he makes mini-infectors for every poison counter out there. It's great. You can even use your commander to buff up the small ones so that you don't have to swing with Swarmlord himself!

  • Triumph of the Hordes . This card can cause you to kill everyone out of nowhere. Swing in at everyone for a lot of damage, they'll usually block enough to live assuming regular damage. This card makes it a lot harder for your opponents to do that.

  • Melira, Sylvok Outcast . This card gives all your creatures infect. It can also counter other infect players. Just a good creature overall that will demand removal over your commander.

  • Lastly, Spinebiter and Blighted Agent . They allow you to give someone some poison counters which you can proliferate off of to win!

If you're not looking to use infect to win, then I'd still recommend a few cards that are cheap:

  • Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter . This gives all your creatures with +1 counters the ability to create mana. Free ramp!

  • Leyline of Anticipation . Casting at instant speed is very powerful. It reduces the amount of time between attacking and letting your opponents interact with your board.

  • Last but not least! Rashmi, Eternities Crafter . Just a good value card that can help you to draw an extra card each turn or even cast something big!

I hope these suggestions help, and good luck with your deck!

Hynx on Infectious Grooves

4 weeks ago

my bad. i forgot Invigorate got hit with teh ban hammer on modern. if you are willing to fork over the cash Hinterland Harbor or Vivid Grove and throw in a Distortion Strike or 4 to replace Apostle's Blessing as it functionally works the same to let a creature through to deal damage, but gets a second cast, for free to deal that guaranteed damage. it does have the handicap of being color restricted though, and is less versatile defensively. more offense for less defence gets interesting Blighted Agent is also handy for similar reasons, but that still means splashing blue in. there is also Aqueous Form that will help you scry those pump cards once your poison engine is running

EldritchEvil on The Boys in Blue

1 month ago

If we're looking for a better counter, maybe just jump to Counterspell ? I think cutting at least two Blighted Agent s for two elves should work...the infect mechanic is more of a backup as is.

nathanl69 on Counter Bounter

1 month ago

I'd cut 3 lands for 3 more pieces of ramp, like a Talisman of Curiosity , Pristine Talisman , Unstable Obelisk , Simic Locket (or any other ravnica card draw rock). Other than that, this deck is pretty great. Maybe put in a Blighted Agent ?

enpc on Any tips for this Volrath ...

1 month ago

unfortunately it's a bit difficult to stay on theme with the whole clone/copy thing, but I would use something like Bramblesnap + Blighted Agent as a finisher personally (comes down to whether you're ok with infect wins).

I would also recommend maknig space for Dark Impostor (can be dumb with Volrath) and Generous Patron (good way of getting counters on stuff and drawing cards).

Funkydiscogod on Mono U aggro

1 month ago

I disapprove of Constricting Tendrils , Dazzling Lights , and other -X/-0 spells: These are basically Healing Salve , and I think they can be replaced with no loss.

I don't recommend splitting your win condition on infect, but I'd like to point out that Blighted Agent + Unstable Mutation = win over 4 turns, because 4+3+2+1 = 10

toxicliam on Ezuri League

1 month ago

Damn, I actually didnt even think about the tokens triggering experience counters, that's a really good point. Those cards become a lot better in that sense. I think I misunderstood your game plan, I was pushing towards a much grindier experience-counters-matters build, since players cant interact with the experience counters I feel as thought it provides an extreme inevitability. Also, something I thought of is infect creatures. They definitely are bad without trample but its something interesting to think of as a 1-of to just randomly dump counters on and kill someone, especially Blighted Agent since it can't be blocked. Also, my thinking with hardened scales is that it synergizes really well with other proliferate effects, so if you aren't running them it probably isn't worth adding. Finally, I think Nest Invader is not worth it. If you wanted to get the turn three ezuri Birds of Paradise is better because it saves you 1 mana for other spells, has flying, taps for colors, and is reusable. It's worth more than a single experience counter. I also think squirrel nest is less good when you aren't focusing on winning through it. I think that you could run Earthcraft as a hasty Cryptolith Rite and then not look back.

Gattison on LVL_666

1 month ago

Okay, here's what I have so far. I tried to keep as many of your ideas and imagery from your first draft as I could, I hope I didn't leave anything out. But if I did, that's why I'm just calling this a draft and not "compleat."

I kinda went with the idea that this is the Phyrexian happyhappyjoyjoy song they always sing to themselves in their heads, no matter what they're doing. Kind of like a quiet, depressing, smotheringly monotonous version of the LEGO movie.

Also (and this is my neurotic side talking, now), as I was trying to sing along at home, I noticed a discrepancy in the lyrics, so I found the full version of them. It has a "secret" third verse, which I used to try and flesh things out more smoothly.

The Banana Splits theme song (full lyrics)

(also known as “The Tra-la-la song”)

The Banana Splits TV show

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

One banana, two banana Three banana, four Four bananas make a bunch And so do many more Over hill and highway The banana buggies go Comin’ on to bring you The Banana Splits Show

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Four banana, three banana Two banana, one All bananas playing in the bright warm sun Flippin’ like a pancake, poppin’ like a cork Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper an’ Snork

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

Two banana, four banana One banana, three Swingin’ like a bunch of monkeys Hangin’ from a tree Hey there everybody Won’t you come along and see How much like banana splits Everyone can be

Makin’ up a mess of fun (x2) Lots of fun for everyone

Tra-la-la, la-la-la-la (x4)

The New Phyrexian National Anthem (aka "The Phyrexia Lala Song")

Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

One infect, two infect, three infect, four
We are all compleat and entirely pure
Come along and say you love Phyrexia too
Hurry say it quick, Atraxa's lookin' at you

Like a Contagion Engine
Like a Contagion Engine
We spread our love to everyone!
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

Five infect, six infect, seven infect, eight
Phyrexians show love with proliferate
Driving Karn insane and making Glistening Oil
Jin-Gee , Vory , Sheol and E. Norn

We even got Karn's Bastion
We even got Karn's Bastion
We spread our love to everyone!
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La
Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La, Phy-rex-ia, Phy-rex-ia La

Nine infect, ten infect, proliferate again
Everyone's important here, not just the Blighted Agent
Hey there all Phyrexians, come along and see
Just how many heretics we can make compleat

I hope you like so far, and be sure to let me know if you have any more ideas, or would prefer any changes.

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Blighted Agent occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

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All decks: 0.01%