Grafted Exoskeleton

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Grafted Exoskeleton

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to player in the form of poison counters.)

Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent.

Equip

Mortlocke on The Song of Phyresis

1 day ago

Sterling0528, it's funny that you mentioned Might of Old Krosa - the earlier iteration of this deck was very much like your Atraxa Infect deck. Did you also run Become Immense, Rancor, and Stonewood Invocation? I had a similar win rate to yours - my game plan was just "make infect creatures go brrrrr". I assure you it took a lot of trial and error to make this list to what it is today, thanks for the compliment. The deck has come far, but it's not quite "compleat" yet - I really hope Wizards beefs up Infect with some new creatures that are just absurd.

I really do enjoy scriptures but our discussion has made me revisit it. Also, when I did run Toxic Deluge in an earlier iteration Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant did not exist. Both spells have their strengths, but stand alone Deluge stands to be a bit stronger. I can also potentially "save" more of my own board state if I can get enough +1/+1 counters on creatures. I did use Phyresis in this deck and never found it a worthwhile inclusion - the -1/-1 counters for just infect is just sub-par. I keep an original print Grafted Exoskeleton in foil in my no-trade binder just in case I get the itch to experiment with it again but that itch hasn't come. I honestly think the future (aka WOTC) will provide the solutions I seek for this deck. My vision for Atraxa is so close I can feel it. With the recent narrative of the game shifting to Phyrexians it's only a matter of time.

Do you think Sheoldred will make a return as a new card? What do you think Elesh Norn's new card would do?

Sterling0528 on The Song of Phyresis

2 days ago

Thank you for the detailed response! I used to have an Atraxa infect deck that also aimed to be maximally ideal within the infect gameplan. I lost the list a long time ago, but it utilized a lot of combat spells like Berserk, Might of Old Krosa, etc. to try to eliminate people as fast as possible. It didn't have a very good win rate, and I think your list is much better!

Scriptures is great if you're gameplan centers on one creature, but I think you need Atraxa and at least 1 creature with infect to start taking people out. You could consider adding Phyresis and/or Grafted Exoskeleton to make Atraxa both your source of infect and proliferation, which makes Scriptures much better. Both also allow you to give your praetors infect if needed. Since you're introducing a new source of infect, you could probably cut Priests of Norn for one. Otherwise, I can't think of anything that could need replacing. Love the list!

Metroid_Hybrid on

1 month ago

I built a Zombie kitty deck once upon a time. One thing that people neglect is that she makes for a great Voltron Commander too. I say this because if it's hate that you're looking for, then a Grafted Exoskeleton to put your Commander into 1-hit kill mode will really mess with the table..

iammute on Octavia Infect Spellslinger

1 month ago

Stealth Mission and an Octavia trigger on an infect creature gives you a lethal amount of unblockable infect. Grafted Exoskeleton and an Octo trigger gets you the right power but you need to find a way to connect.

Flux Channeler is another option too to make up the last few points of infect.

Spirits on Agents of Darkness

2 months ago

How often do you Hatred for 20 life with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow? Or is it too dangerous a venture with no life gain?

Phyrexian Tower seems good, has the hurt you a lot, or has it paid dividends to get Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow back into the command zone?

Grafted Exoskeleton can infect as a permanent. It's a bit high CMC and your opponents will see it, but like the Inkmoth Nexus can help get you over the hump? Or maybe a Glistening Oil? Both have some staying power if you get a player to 8. Neither are instant equip though like the Tainted Strike.

TrollNtrample on infect myr equiped (comments please)

4 months ago

First off, love this idea. Probably going to copy. But I have an idea or two:

I'd drop True Conviction to one, or none at all. 5 mana is a big ask these days, plus around turn five I think it'll be too late for the life gain or double strike to really impact the game state. I think there are more effective ways to accomplish what this card does earlier in the game.

I'd definitely mainboard Necropede even though he's not a myr. You don't have consistent early infect pressure so you could essentially start splitting your damage into traditional and infect. I'd also try and find a way to mainboard Steel Overseer, then you don't have to worry about myr tribal since he hits all artifacts.

I hate to say it, but Urza's Saga would be beautiful in this deck. Especially since two of your equipments and two of your creatures can be added to the battlefield with Urza's Saga.

Also, with the myr tribal, you lose out on some infect typing, so maybe a Stoneforge Mystic to help search out Grafted Exoskeleton. Maybe.

Lastly, since you're running Grafted Exoskeleton, Etched Champion seems like he's at least on the maybeboard. Protection means unblockable, and unblockable infect is very annoying. I'd throw in a Welding Jar on the maybeboard as well.

Other good artifacts to mull over that synergize with Urza's Saga: Basilisk Collar, Ghostfire Blade, Shadowspear, Myr Servitor, Myr Scrapling

bryan93 on

4 months ago

Hey Lord_of_Cardboard, thanks for the suggestion! What would you recommend to cut to include the Grafted Exoskeleton? Maybe the Shadowspear, or Colossus Hammer/Belt of Giant Strength?

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