Contagion Engine


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

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Contagion Engine


When Contagion Engine enters the battlefield, put a -1/-1 counter on each creature target player controls.

, : Proliferate, then proliferate again. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there. Then do it again.)

Contagion Engine Discussion

Frenchja on Island of Horrors

1 week ago

Thank you tllegion01 . I really do like those suggestions. I have been wondering if I should get rid of Contagion Engine . It just seamed to taxing on my mana compared to my other cards. Replacing it with Karn's Bastion is a good idea I think. I will make these changes and see how it goes. Tha is again!

tllegion01 on Island of Horrors

1 week ago

I took another look at your deck this morning after a cup of coffee and if you're interested, this is what I think I would do.

Do away with the Contagion Engine . Far as I can see, they're the only reason you're running 25 lands, which isn't ideal when all of the rest of your spells are a cmc 2 and 3 primarily.

Once you've cut those, drop your land base to 20 instead of 25. If you're looking for another way to proliferate Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip go to 16 islands and throw in 4 Karn's Bastion .

Proliferating doesn't help Thing in the Ice  Flip but a great card for it would be Clockspinning it's a 2 for 1 on Thing in the Ice  Flip since it's and instant and it also has the ability that remove an ice counter. Plus it also interacts with Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip and Chasm Skulker .

After that I would bump up to a full playset of Remand and add another Serum Visions .

Don't know if this is good advice or not, but you're getting it anyways. If you decided to make the changes, let me know how play testing goes

Vimozahr on Atraxa Infect

1 week ago

Hi firesparker, Infect is more difficult in Multiplayer Games. I played a Atraxa Build with Infect for 2 Mounths. Your biggest Problem are your Opponents and there know what you play.

I try to give your my suggestion.

Play more Creatures for Utility like Odric, Lunarch Marshal / Shalai, Voice of Plenty maybe its help when he enable flying/hexproof each other Creature and you.

Craterhoof Behemoth Value Finisher if you had this Budget.

Grafted Exoskeleton also good, but expensive (CMC)

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Must have.

Spike Weaver & Teferi's Protection good for your Protection.

Mostly important is your Manabase and Mana-Rocks.

You will play fast as possible. Cut Lands that enters tapped.

Use Rocks like Fellwar Stone , Arcane Signet also Creatures like Birds of Paradise , or Utopia Sprawl

Play Atraxa just you can protect her. Abuse her Lifelink every Combat and cut Cards like Fog ...

Your opponents do not want to attack you if Atraxa is online -> Deathtouch.

Cards like Spark Double or Altered Ego can be very good. Copy Atraxa for Poliferate or an Infect Creature.

You need Zendikar Resurgent ? I think no, also replace it with Mirari's Wake but its better to take more Ramp with Rocks.

Maybe you need more Carddraw, Topdeck-Control:

Brainstorm > Ponder

Consecrated Sphinx

Phyrexian Arena

Rhystic Study

Sensei's Divining Top

Sylvan Library


Mirri's Guile

If you build more around +1/+1 Counters with Master Biomancer -> Herald of Secret Streams

BUT, i think your Build is also good with more focus on poliferate.

Greez Vimozahr

K1ngMars on Atraxa queen of misfortune

1 month ago

Where's Cathars' Crusade ? And Deepglow Skate ? Contagion Engine and Contagion Clasp ?

I'd put some cards that let you put -1/-1 counters on your opponent's creatures, so that you can proliferate the counters to kill them.

I'd also put some planeswalkers, given all the proliferation of loyalty counters that you can perform.

And obviously, if you can afford it, a Doubling Season ...

toxicliam on Ezuri League

2 months ago

Have you thought about Hardened Scales ? It seems like a better way to consistently add more counters to your creatures if that’s what you’re going for, and in the same vein Pir, Imaginative Rascal helps. Personally I’d put them in over one-shot effects like Hunting Triad . Also, Contagion Engine and Doubling Season are both very good value engines here, with the engine providing the added bonus of eventually removing opponent’s creatures. On top of that you can proliferate experience counters, so things like Karn's Bastion could be very potent. Personally, I think that Spawnwrithe , Whirler Rogue and Patagia Viper could easily be replaced by these effects. Also, have you considered running Chain of Vapor instead of or alongside Sidisi's Faithful ? It gives you the added benefit of permanent bounce and possibly putting your opponents a land behind if they choose to retaliate. Finally, Birds of Paradise could definitely replace Arbor Elf because you aren’t running things like Utopia Sprawl , so the color fixing and flying creature far outweigh the elf creature type for Priest of Titania . Sorry for the long message, just got a lot of ideas all at once. Good luck in the league, I’m playing Kami of the Crescent Moon as of now!

Gattison on LVL_666

2 months 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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Contagion Engine occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.14%