Plague Engineer

Plague Engineer

Creature — Carrier


As Plague Engineer enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures of the chosen type your opponents control get -1/-1,

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Plague Engineer Discussion

aaron_the_great on A covid-19 Secret Lair

1 week ago

Plague Engineer or maybe a new way to get spacegodzila death corona

golgarigirl on Awkward Eye Contact with Death

4 weeks ago

My deck is a midrange Toolbox build, so I do have some very meta- choices in there. Thief of Blood and Plague Engineer are definitely cards I would not recommend unless you see a lot of +1 counters/Superfriends or creature tokens in your meta! Do you have a strategy/build in mind for your deck?

Xica on Casual Johnny's Trip to Modern

1 month ago

Nice deck!
(in the sense that its a cutthroat aggressive deck, that goes fast and wide enough to contest 5c snow piles)

You need to find a way to play around Plague Engineer, preferrably some "lord effect*", that is built on something other than a creature (thus avoids creature removal and board wipes that are going to be flung your way), or some brutal strong removal that makes it disappear and makes sure it doesn't come back from something like Unearth.

If you are worried about targeted discard, i would advise buying a playset of Leyline of Sanctity, as they are dirt cheap (at least compared to their usual price).
And beside Bxx targeted discard they are plenty useful against mill, burn, and non-gifts storm variants (as those tend to struggle to find unsummon effects in a timely manner).

Really any effect but ones dependant on the given creature is great (so no Lord of Atlantis-like effect) - as when the lord is getting blown up, the boost is gone with it.
Obelisk of Urd-esque effects should be prime consideration.
(of course even eaker stuff like Oran-Rief, the Vastwood may worth checking out)

djroguelike on Maverick

1 month ago

Joguei 3 "ligas" com o que acabei chamando de Kitchensink Maverick: 3-2, 2-3, 4-1. Kitchensink pois coloquei todas os hatebears possíveis para valorizar Once Upon a Time. Mesmo assim, a lista ficou no meio do caminho, pelo número grande de non-creatures no maindeck.

As opções com preto são muito boas: Abrupt Decay é melhor que Council's Judgement, Plague Engineer vira jogos, e até Dark Confidant tem seus momentos: em uma partida eu estava com 4 de vida e o oponente tirou um Bob da minha mão porque ele chama muita atenção.

Mas eu não tenho como jogar com preto, então tenho que pensar em uma lista GW por enquanto. Hexdrinker é ótima, sempre foi bem, mas acho que contou com o desconhecimento somado ao layout podrera do MtGO, que não deixa ver que no level 8 é proteção contra tudo; é um mana sink que vale à pena. E por falar em mana, Gaea's Cradle é melhor que Ancient Tomb mesmo (quem diria). Questing Beast foi outra carta que brilhou, ótimo alvo para GSZ no final do jogo.

Vejo 3 cartas de Ikoria com potencial:

Lurrus of the Dream-Den: é um Ramunap Excavator melhor. Além de garantir os land drops, pode trazer de volta hates específicos, principalmente Qasali Pridemage, que na maioria das vezes está no cemitério pois é preciso sacrificá-lo para obter o efeito da carta. Funciona bem com Mishra's Bauble, pois garante uma carta no turno que entra em campo. Acho que uma cópia será padrão em todas as listas Maverick.

Fiend Artisan, que já está caro, tem o potencial de transformar um dork em qualquer hate que não seja verde. Há a dúvida na comunidade se, se for para jogar com ele, não é melhor jogar com Finale of Devastation de uma vez. Existe uma sinergia em sacrificar uma criatura com o Artisan e trazê-la de volta via Lurrus que parece interessante. De qualquer forma, os hates que não verdes que geralmente vamos atrás são Plague Engineer e Sanctum Prelate, sendo só uma opção para GW.

Vivien, Monsters' Advocate: A comunidade não gosta pela lealdade baixa, mas eu curto bastante a informação grátis da habilidade passiva. 5 manas é bastante coisa também, mesmo com um token 3/3 com habilidade. Acho que é uma carta forte e cara, e cada um vai usar a que preferir.

Vejo duas opções de listas agora: uma é GW Kitchensink e outra com Lurrus como companion. Vou testar a segunda assim que obtiver acesso às cartas no Manatraders.

jacobpmesser on Golgari Graveyard (Modern) w/ new Fiend Artisan

1 month ago

You don't need Rancor. You've got Splinterfright.

Keep it simple. Get cards in the grave. Play cheap big creatures that put Tarmogoyf to shame. Use your creatures to take care of whatever problems you have.

4 Hedron Crab 4 Stitcher's Supplier, 4 Satyr Wayfinder Wayfinder is better. You want that land in your hand or on the battlefield. You don't want a dead draw into a land. You need to draw fuel.

Artisan Fiend, Spinterfright and Nighthowler can all be snatched by Unearth. So...

4 Artisan Fiend 4 Splinterfright (your trampler) 3-4 Nighthowler, 4 Unearth

If you want to use Claim for redundancy, +4 Tarmogoyf or the +4 Boneyard Wurm. Myself, I like a little p/t in case they Relic or RIP. Keep it around til you get your answer. Maybe Grim Flayer? But if you play more 1-2cc ETB's, I could see more Claim. Try a 1 of Call of the Death-Dweller.

You've got all these cheap creatures in your deck. 2 Lazav, the Multifarious. Need answers? Eldritch Evolution, 2 Neoform

What are your problems? Creatures. Artifacts. Enchantments. 1 Plague Engineer 2 Plaguecrafter 1 Reclamation Sage 1 Haakon, Stromgald Scourge, Nameless Inversion Thrashing Brontodon
Costs three but he's got a 3/4 body so why not?

4 Force of Negation out of the side. You may want to board in 4 Force of Negation for RIP. I don't know how else you're going to beat it without a counterspell with Flashback. Play some number of Life from the Loam with Raven's Crime.

Late game shenanigans: Sidisi, Brood Tyrant or you could Neoform/Eldritch sooner. Genesis because that's awesome. Alt win: Laboratory Maniac

I don't know. Keep it together. Streamline the idea because the deck you'll be playing against, people have refined it to hell the past few years.

Side note - You can Collected Company these creatures. Imagine that. Not so good idea Nightmare Shepherd. Eh idea Creeping Chill Maybe out of the side? Burn is real.

janushif on Honorless Meren cEDH

3 months ago

pao2 Great work on the deck! I love it, I used to play the old Honorbru version, but I soon felt that the stax heavy build was too slow and not as entertaining to play unlike this list.

In terms of ways with dealing with Flash Hulk, I do not see other options than discard and Plague Engineer. How do you think that Plague Engineer fits into the deck? Sadly, it does not deal with the Spellseeker line, howeover it provides utility similar to Minister of Pain.

Plague Engineer can kill either Cephalid Illusionist or Nomads en-Kor. The card can also be used against most mana dorks if named elves. What do you think of this card as a possible inclusion?

The other options would be Duress , Thoughtseize or Praetor's Grasp. I am not sure that these options are as good as Plague Engineer, given that it strays away from the creature fokus of the deck. But I think I will test them out myself. How you considered som of these cards in the list given the current meta?

On a side note, spore frog can also be useful against Najeela.

nUKe13 on nUKe13 Mardu Pyromancer

4 months ago

JacenSolo29 I found

So they revolve around Fires of Invention. So we need to stop that ASAP. Keep in all discard (Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek). Inquisition of Kozilek maybe could come out since it doesn’t hit Fires of Invention or their big threats. Bring in Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger, Kaya's Guile (for lifegain, sacrifice, and token for chump blocking) and Plague Engineer (for deathtouch). Sub in Wear to remove Fires of Invention when it does hit board. Blood Moon may stop them from casting based spells since they run few Island but it doesn’t stop Fires of Invention. Keep in Dreadbore for big creatures.

Hope this helps! I haven’t played against it yet, but that’s my impression based on stock lists.

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