Fungal Infection

Fungal Infection

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Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn. Create a 1/1 Green Saproling creature token.

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Fungal Infection Discussion

BrassLord on Budget vampires black splash white

8 months ago

Splashing in white could give you access to Pillory of the Sleepless , which will just drain opponents over time! Would also give you access to the Black White vampires from Rivals of Ixalan like Forerunner of the Legion , Legion Lieutenant , Adanto Vanguard .

Asylum Visitor is a decent side deck card to have, as is Duress . Siding in Viridian Longbow synergizes really well with all the deathtouch creatures you have, which could help if you're going against something with bigger creatures. Nihil Spellbomb for graveyard hate.

Arterial Flow Seems like it should have a home in this deck too!

Creature recommendations Silversmote Ghoul and Dusk Legion Zealot . Vampire of the Dire Moon would also be an excellent inclusion, but I'm not sure how budget you're aiming to make it

I'm a fan of running Fungal Infection over Viper's kiss, as it either allows you to trade up to two toughness or create more tokens to keep your attacks rolling.

Cuts would probably be to some Nighthaze and Pooling Venom !

Hope those give you some ideas!

ellie-is on Ellie's Saprolings

1 year ago

Hi tacolover25!

I wouldn't let go of white as Intangible Virtue is pretty much mandatory for a token deck. I have considered adding black, but I think it makes the manabase a little too complicated and expensive for not that much benefit.

I like Slimefoot, the Stowaway and was so happy when it came out that there was a legendary fungus, but ultimately I feel like he's better on Aristocrat-style decks (which's the direction people usually go with GB Saprolings, with the tokens being there mostly for sacrifice rather than attacking, which's why they don't need things like Intangible Virtue. I'd probably give him more thought if splashing black didn't require such a big investment.

Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is a little weird here, I like her -2 but not for 3 mana (assuming I only get to do it once), and her -7 doesn't have any synergy with the rest of the deck (as I run very few lands and generate mana in other ways). If her +1 was a proper Saproling instead of a Plant I'd deeeeeefinitely be running her, though.

Sprout Swarm I really like, I ran it for years, but five mana for a Saproling, even if it can be recurred, was just a too slow for the level of performance I wanted from this deck and it couldn't keep up with newer additions. If it made 2 tokens for the same cost, it'd be amazing, but as is it doesn't make the cut.

Mycoloth is a big no-no also as I used to run it way back in the day and it was a removal magnet that took my entire board with it. Won a few games thanks to having it, but mostly it just made me lose and the wins would have been wins anyway if I had other finishers instead of it. Fungal Infection is really nice, I like that it's Sprout with removal attached to it, but it would require me to run black and I don't know how much room I can make for removal (right now I'm running white and have no Path to Exiles and some people would consider that a crime lol). Finally Korozda Guildmage isn't really a good fit regardless of color because there aren't any nontoken creatures with relevant toughness for it to sarifice.

And Aura Mutation would've been a great sideboard card, but it's sadly not Modern legal.

Either way, thanks a lot of stopping by and commenting!!

tacolover25 on Ellie's Saprolings

1 year ago

Have you considered making this deck three colors or perhaps even simply ?

I like the thought of Slimefoot, the Stowaway and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar in this deck. Also Sprout Swarm as you can buyback the card when you have the extra mana.

Perhaps Mycoloth, Fungal Infection or Korozda Guildmage?

At the very least, Aura Mutation in the sideboard?

Feral-The_Ghost on The Last of Us

1 year ago

The use of Parallel Lives is pretty smart. I'm a big fan of that being combo'd with Golgari Germination.

If it were my deck I'd throw in a Corpsejack Menace to synergize with the Sporecrown Thallids.

Also, I like Fungal Plots myself, but instead of having two of them in your sideboard, maybe replace one with a Verdant Force. It gives you a strong creature AND new Saps every turn. It's very useful!

Another thing, instead of relying on the Buyback of Sprout Swarm you might think about adding in a Fungal Infection, a Fungal Sprouting and/or a Spore Swarm.

Hope the advice helps. Even if you don't use it, I hope you have fun with your Saps!

Cheerful_Zucchini on Rainy Day Mushroom Mayhem!

1 year ago

Okay, so I've decided Pollenbright Druid isn't really a necessity so I'm not going to add it. In fact, my playtesting has brought me to the conclusion that I need less lands, so I'll bump it down to 22. I don't think I'll use Jungle Hollow since the life gain is unnecessary (we have the omnivore), but some kind of special land sounds nice. Maybe I'll playtest with a Haunted Fengraf or two.

Playtesting also helped me decide that Thallid Germinator is kind of unnecessary as well. I really like the idea of Fungal Infection since the deck can't really do any removal until Deathspore Thallid hits the table.

So, for now, +3 Fungal Infection -2 Thallid Germinator -1 Swamp. I don't own any Fungal Infection so I can't playtest atm but I think this looks good.

awatts30 on Rainy Day Mushroom Mayhem!

1 year ago

I was actually just designing a deck much like this a few days ago, although I was looking at GW because I considered Pallid Mycoderm to be superior to Deathspore Thallid (-1/-1 one of their creatures vs. +1/+1 all of mine). White also gives you access to Selesnya Evangel , although Night Soil may be better in many situations.

If you do stay with black, I would consider adding Fungal Infection as a cheap chump blocker removal that also gains you a Saproling, vs. Deathspore which costs you one. I would also consider Tukatongue Thallid as an early two-for-one.

As far as lands, dual lands should help make your mana base more reliable. I’d recommend Jungle Hollow or Golgari Rot Farm . If you’re looking for ETB effects, you could try Khalni Garden , Turntimber Grove , Fertile Thicket , Gingerbread Cabin , Bojuka Bog , Mortuary Mire , and Witch's Cottage .

Santinus on Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 years ago

I love and i hate this game in same time. When you think you done its never 100% true. I swap Fungal Infection with Relic Putrescence and Severed Strands or Deathbloom Thallid with Altar of Dementia

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