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Target creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
Landfall — If you had a land enter the battlefield under your control this turn, that creature gets +4/+4 until end of turn instead.
3 weeks ago
As it is you're probably right in thinking that the deck is too slow. Infect is typically aggro/combo, and gets quick wins in through pump spells. Scale Up is great, but consider some of the following as well:
- Mutagenic Growth (excellent as a 0-mana spell)
- Vines of Vastwood (both protection and, when kicked, a pump spell. It's amazing!)
- Groundswell (although better if you can afford fetches)
- Might of Old Krosa
In terms of mana, Golgari Rot Farm is definitely too slow. Woodland Cemetery is not ideal, as it doesn't come in untapped turn one, but it is a reasonable alternative. Fetches and shocks are of course great, but Blooming Marsh is a good choice too. Lands 1-3 are typically far more important than anything else for Infect.
My final suggestion for now would be to put Deathmark and Surgical Extraction in the sideboard, unless your local meta is particularly skewed. Even then, you should probably focus on your own plan more than disrupting other people's with infect.
1 month ago
the perfect opening hand here is 2 Forest 1 Glistener Elf 2 Groundswell 1 Apostle's Blessing 1 Mutagenic Growth and you can win by turn 2, so take what I said about pulling the blessing for blue stuff, with a grain of salt. if Wild Defiance was here I'd absolutely run Distortion Strike though, but that does slow the game too a turn 3/4 win over a possible turn 2 win.
1 month ago
seems a little heavy on land considering your CMC costs fall under 2 or less. needs Rancor for that trample infect and Groundswell and Invigorate should not be a maybe card, its castable for free. life is meaningless when you are dealing with infect.
1 month ago
Some things you might consider adding later for sideboard are Spellskite , Force of Vigor , and Teferi, Time Raveler if you're going GWU. Another possiblity might be adding in Giver of Runes in the main board, instead of Apostle's Blessing . And I feel that you may want/need to take out 1 Become Immense and replace it with a Groundswell . Other than that, the main thing is getting some shock lands ( Breeding Pool and Temple Garden if you're GWU).
1 month ago
Llanowar Elves foi ótimo, deu para perceber por que Noble Hierarch seria tão boa no deck. Para o deck ser rápido você quer ter 3-4 manas no turno 3, uma criatura apta para atacar e uma carta para proteger a criatura. Elves no primeiro turno cai como uma luva, te rampando para 4 no turno 3 ou gerando uma verde quando Inkmoth Nexus está no campo.
Estava viajando só com 13+1 florestas, era muito pouco. Inkmoth Nexus não pode ser contado como um terreno, não só porque ele pode ser usado para atacar, mas porque ele não gera mana verde para castar as mágicas no turno que você quer ganhar.
Diminui o número de proteções, de 10 para 8, como teste. Durante os jogos uma mão com muitas cartas desse tipo não é o que o deck quer fazer.
Scale Up é ótima, coloquei mais uma, você sempre quer ter na mão. Com ela, só há necessidade de mais um buff +4/+4 para ganhar o jogo, e por isso coloquei 2 Groundswell no lugar de um Rancor (que você não que em múltiplos de qualquer forma) e um Mutagenic Growth , que pareceu o pior buff do deck quando estava na mão.
Ainda tenho dúvidas sobre o sideboard, mas contra Control tem que ser mais agressivo ainda, porque apostar em um deck que aumente o jogo é péssima ideia. Talvez contra decks midrange até dê para colocar algumas cartas mais mid-game.
2 months ago
To start, I think you are running too many creatures with infect. Infect works best when you can drop a creature on turn 1, pump and swing for large amounts of damage turn 2, then finish them off on turns 3 and 4. Generally, competitive decks run around twelve creatures - 4x Glistener Elf , then run Blue, not Black, for the unblockable Blighted Agent and combination pump/ramp creature Noble Hierarch .
The rest of your deck should be focused on pump spells. Here are some great options:
- Increase to 4x Mutagenic Growth
- Run 4x Scale Up - note that scale up does not modify abilities, so you can swing with a 6/4 with infect on turn 2.
- Blossoming Defense and Vines of Vastwood both are great cards for pumping your creatures and keeping them safe from enemy kill spells.
- Might of Old Krosa gives your creature +4/+4, a huge boost for 1 mana.
- Groundswell is fairly easy to enable, so it also gives +4/+4.
- One or two copies of Become Immense , which you can delve your previously-cast pump spells for cost reduction.
For removal, you can use Assassin's Trophy and Dismember , both of which are great spells. I would mostly sideboard these options--you want to come out swinging early and fast on game one, and any non-pump-spell is going to slow you down.
Some more sideboard options: Perhaps some artifact removal ( Viridian Corrupter is removal on a body; Nature's Claim is a one-mana removal spell); and anti-Dredge hate ( Grafdigger's Cage and Ravenous Trap ).
2 months ago
Yes I have. For Groundswell it is too situational for me. I like the ability of Vines of Vastwood to protect creatures and if needed be a pump spell. Groundswell does not give the same versatility or protection. As for Scale Up I am considering it and testing it, however, the sorcery speed is what is holding me back. Part of how this deck wins is by overloading instant speed pumps when attacking for an alpha strike, many times by responding to removal. So it has not found a home quite yet. I appreciate the feedback and if you are thinking of a line of play I may not have thought of please let me know!
Groundswell occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.06%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%