Blightwidow

Blightwidow

Creature — Spider

Reach, Infect

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Blightwidow occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Blightwidow Discussion

Spell_Slam on Spoidahs

1 month ago

Good start. I think Spiders can be pretty scary when they get set up. The real advantage of this tribe is the defense they offer, making it very hard to attack you.

You are really low on lands. I think 36 would be a minimum, but 37-38 might be ideal considering how slow spiders are. I would recommend Oran-Rief, the Vastwood to make your spiders bigger. Bojuka Bog could also easily make an appearance here. A few more dual and tri-lands to smooth out your mana wouldn't hurt, either.

Since you're in Green I think you should take advantage of the great ramp. Sakura-Tribe Elder, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Sol Ring, etc. would help you a ton.

You're missing a few spiders I would consider important, notably Silklash Spider, Spider Spawning, Arachnogenesis, Hatchery Spider, Nyx Weaver, Jungle Weaver (cycling and a fatty is nice) and Blightwidow. There are also the anti-flying spiders Oran-Rief Recluse and Stingerfling Spider that will often have good targets. In a format where Lightning Greaves is a staple, I like having access to Acid Web Spider.

In terms of synergy with Thantis, Obscuring Haze seems great, Crawlspace seems good at directing combat elsewhere, and Sight of the Scalelords gives your team vigilance and they also get pretty beefy.

In terms of cuts, I would start with the large amount of tricks you are playing. They are okay 1v1, but start to look a lot worse in multiplayer. Some number of Dark Dabbling, Undying Evil, Without Weakness, Kaya's Ghostform, and Minion's Return would be fine.

You also have a series of instants and sorceries that don't offer enough value in my opinion, such as Crash Through and Pyretic Ritual. Explore won't work too well with only 32 lands, either.

I would also think about cutting Viper's Kiss and Atarka's Command.

I don't know if you mistook her for a spider, but Xira Arien is an insect. You could be playing much better card draw instead of her.

Hope this helps!

Scallywallwest on WhO NEeds FrIEnDs RIGhT?

1 month ago

Some good infect cards: Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, Grafted Exoskeleton, Phyrexian Juggernaut, Blightwidow, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon (if you're not on a budget), Inkmoth Nexus, Corpse Cur, Core Prowler, Virulent Wound, and Crumbling Ashes.

If you'd like a common green wincon, that'd be Triumph of the Hordes. A more budget-friendly option is Predatory Focus.

I hope you have fun having no friends! ;]

Scallywallwest on

2 months ago

Grafted Exoskeleton would work really well here. Karn's Bastion is pretty much a staple for any infect deck (Take that last part with a grain of salt). A good ol' Blightwidow or Cystbearer might be a nice addition. If you're willing to spend the money, a Blightsteel Colossus would be really nice. Tel-Jilad Fallen would work if you're playing against artifact decks. As for wincons, Triumph of the Hordes is a classic, but on a budget, Predatory Focus does the trick, too.

This deck looks pretty cool. I haven't seen many infect EDH decks so far, but this one looks decent. Good luck with it.

austintayshus on Huatli Infect (Oathbreaker)

1 year ago

I love the idea behind this deck! When I think of GW big butt decks, infect never even crosses my mind. +1 for originality!

You might also want Blightwidow and Grafted Exoskeleton and Shriek Raptor .

mal099 on "Nascent Delirium"

1 year ago

Have you thought about maybe using cards with Infect? Not for any specific mechanical reason (although with all those low-power high-defense creatures, it might actually be a good way to eventually get rid of strong enemy creatures), but more because poison and spiders really fit well together from a flavor perspective? Also, there's already a spider with that, Blightwidow , and Phyrexian Hydra really already looks like a spider anyway, if you're willing to ignore that it technically doesn't have the creature type or reach. Phyresis or Tainted Strike might also be cool, again both for flavor reasons and because it gives your creatures an easier way to kill.

I feel like you're also not doing enough with your graveyard, given how many cards you put in there. The only idea I had was Threshold, but there's not much that fits the theme of the deck. Maybe Rancid Earth or Toxic Stench ?

juiicyfruities on Arachnophobia (Budget Spiders)

1 year ago

Mostly, I just have a soft spot for Giant Spider, but you're right. Blightwidow is pretty much just a better version of it.

MJS154 on Arachnophobia (Budget Spiders)

1 year ago

Actually, curious why you have 2 Blightwidows and 2 Giant Spiders when the Blight is just a Giant Spider with Infect. The price seems about even. Variety?

JagDogger2525 on The Ultimate Infectious Growth

1 year ago

The_Cardinal - It's great yet it's just for 6 mana and at turn 3-4, it's kind of hit or miss since Inkmoth Nexus + Mutagenic Growth on turn 2 for 3 and then turn 3 doing a Giant Growth for 4 (7 total), turn 4 doesn't hold merit holding a Become Immense when there's only 2 delve and 3-4 mana to use it and then nothing to cast it on. Titanic Growth would be a better replacement, especially keeping on curve and total CMC of the deck down now that I'm thinking about it.

The only green card that has flying AND infect is Blightwidow and that really doesn't have flying and is CMC 4.

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