Creature — Insect Horror
Infect At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.
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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Phyrexian Swarmlord Discussion
3 months ago
Cool deck. A couple of things I notice:
a) Your mana is off. Please fix it.
b) You have a Blighted Agent, yet you have no blue mana or way to get it.
Good job though. If you want to make in the late game, then I'd suggest Phyrexian Swarmlord.
3 months ago
that makes sense and is generally true but with infect you won't have enough creatures or board presence to keep it competitive in the late game unless you get lucky with near perfect draws. If you want to add in a few late game cards, you could splash black to throw in a Spinebiter Phyrexian Swarmlord or Phyrexian Juggernaut, and add a few more blight mambas plus a Plague Stinger to get you to the late game, but you would have to sacrifice a few buff cards. this would give you a late game threat but you would be less likely to get an early win. In my opinion not the best tradeoff for infect, a shell that succeeds by being fast.
4 months ago
You, sir. I admire your earnestness.
For getting more counters, I HIGHLY suggest Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Golgari is an excellent color combination for getting a ton of cards in your hand and a ton of mana, so you could easily go from a couple of counters to 10 in a turn. Same logic for Planewide Celebration. 7 mana for 4 counters each isn't a bad deal. Lean into green ramp. You can definitely afford to fire off 1-for-1 2-mana green ramp spells, so long as you're drawing with Tymna.
You can amplify the effects of your infect and proliferate cards with Winding Constrictor and Corpsejack Menace. Hand of the Praetors and Phyrexian Swarmlord are infect lords, so they should probably see play. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons means that all of your infect creatures explode into deathtouching snakes when they trade in combat.
Swamp Mosquito doesn't say infect, but it has non-keyworded Infect. Suq'Ata Assassin has non-keyworded Fear, but also gives poison counters with evasion. If you want to load up on the cheapest, most efficient bodies with infect, then it might be worth running Pit Scorpion, too.
The reason why I would go for a bigger spread of bodies is that it will ultimately be more efficient to load up on instant-speed mass pump spells, rather than having to draw and cast poorly-suited cards for Commander like Giant Growth. In priority order, I'd go Return of the Wildspeaker, Overrun, Pride of Conquerors, Make a Stand, Dark Triumph, Borrowed Grace, Zealous Persecution, Fortify, Sigil Blessing.
5 months ago
The deck looks sweet. Maybe you could switch Memorial to Folly for Witch's Cottage, which is fetchable and can enter untapped. One great way to turn infect into tokens would be Phyrexian Swarmlord. Is the Will/Rowan deck posted? I would be interested to see that.
6 months ago
Just a quick question: with which cards would you recommend changing Phyrexian Swarmlord and Overrun for? They are not featured in the main deck. Finally, is there any actual place for Rot Wolf in this deck?
Keep up the good work!
10 months ago
I know, I know, I hate to recommend it...
But with that being said, it looks like you're playing a lot of proliferate and big creatures with trample, so I'd recommend some infection. You don't have to change too much of the deck, but a few cards here and there can be the difference between doing a lot of damage to someone and killing them outright.
Phyrexian Swarmlord . He has infect, he makes mini-infectors for every poison counter out there. It's great. You can even use your commander to buff up the small ones so that you don't have to swing with Swarmlord himself!
Triumph of the Hordes . This card can cause you to kill everyone out of nowhere. Swing in at everyone for a lot of damage, they'll usually block enough to live assuming regular damage. This card makes it a lot harder for your opponents to do that.
Melira, Sylvok Outcast . This card gives all your creatures infect. It can also counter other infect players. Just a good creature overall that will demand removal over your commander.
If you're not looking to use infect to win, then I'd still recommend a few cards that are cheap:
Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter . This gives all your creatures with +1 counters the ability to create mana. Free ramp!
Leyline of Anticipation . Casting at instant speed is very powerful. It reduces the amount of time between attacking and letting your opponents interact with your board.
Last but not least! Rashmi, Eternities Crafter . Just a good value card that can help you to draw an extra card each turn or even cast something big!
I hope these suggestions help, and good luck with your deck!
1 year ago
This deck combines my favourite thing about Infect decks and my favourite thing about big butt decks; the spontaneity. Casting an Aegis of the Heavens on an unblocked Infect creature while Huatli is out? That's EVIL. I love it. Because we don't have access to cards like Tainted Strike to add more poisonous combat tricks, I think it's important that we focus on going wide to ensure some of our creatures are unblocked. Carrion Call and Phyrexian Swarmlord are good examples. (The Swarmlord works great in multiplayer games!) Flyers are great for this too; I see you're already running Inkmoth Nexus , which is perfect for that.
I really don't think you should be running Scale Up , by the way. Huatli's ability makes Scale Up turn creatures into (basically) 4/4's, which isn't nearly as good as an Aegis of the Heavens or something similar.
1 year ago
Interesting. This is a weird kind of snake deck. But I like it. Phyrexian Swarmlord seems super-off though, and Rotting Fensnake is just terrible. Maybe try some numbers of Seshiro the Anointed and Sosuke's Summons instead?