Plague Engineer

Plague Engineer

Creature — Carrier

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As this enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

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

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Plague Engineer Discussion

psionictemplar on Braids pox

2 months ago

@zapyourtumor

First off I want to say thanks for your reply and interest in my deck. I'd like to take a second to follow up on your thoughts and say why I wanted to try what I did.

"You have some cards that don't add enough to your gameplan" section. 1. Greater Harvester probably isn't good, and I am willing to admit its something I put in here as a pet card. The general idea I had behind harvester being a sac outlet for flagstones (originally a 4 of) and any other random permanents I might want to lose. The upside I did see is that it will generally require a 2 for 1 to remove and if it happens to deal combat damage, all the better.

Regarding your suggestion of World Queller , it was a card I didn't even know existed. I like it and will consider it for future versions of the deck. Ideally, I would like the deck to be primarily black based with a small amount of white, if possible.

  1. Tergrid is just something to help break the symmetry of braids. I intend to use this primarily for the front side, but I've considered the back side if I ever wanted to try and go in a full pox or even Death Cloud style of build.

  2. Thalia taxing me a lot is a pretty accurate point. The only reason I really like thalia is for it's ability to block and slow an opponent down.

  3. I just went with leyline for the free aspect. Your suggestion of virtue is probably better, because I do want something to make my creatures reasonable clocks. It also helps against things like Plague Engineer .

  4. I got nothing on this one...just figured it fit the token theme.

  5. Coffers doesn't have any real point, but I think about it like a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . Maybe I should consider that.

  6. Crucible is there to leverage braids some more. Side note, I meant to work in a Silent Clearing or two for card advantage.

"You should probably have more early game resource denial, lower your mana curve, and have more pieces that break symmetry" section.

  1. I like smallpox, but always feel like it would destroy the things I want to keep on board.

  2. This started as a 4 of, but I started trimming it back since I did not have a lot of plains in the deck.

  3. Probably worth adding as pw pressure and synergy piece.

  4. I don't mind having 4 since I really want to draw it and can sac/replay the next if needed.

  5. No real thoughts on this one. Gut feel is maybe 1-2 as a suppliment to bitterblossom.

"Your only early game disruption is Thoughtseize. This is definitely not enough." I think this is a pretty fair point to make and the one thing I was certainly feeling poor about posting this build. I will probably work some of those suggestions in somewhere.

Sideboard stuff, I'll consider after I get a decent main deck and feel for what I might need from there.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

Xica on Black Sideboards

5 months ago

From your current sideboard i would only keep the 3x Feed the Swarm - its a great card for creature AND enchantment matchups.




Seeing that you run Agadeem's Awakening  Flip i would surely play some creature based hate cards.
- 2x Blight Beetle - hates out heliod, humans & hardened scales & decent blicker against green fatties like Tarmogoyf , Elder Gargaroth , Tireless Tracker ... etc.
- 2x Yixlid Jailer - good grave hate
- 2x Plague Engineer - against tribal, tokens (and bloodghast)


For the rest 6x slots i would play:
- 2x Ashiok, Dream Render - good against grave decks,tutor decks (tron to a degree, titan, heliod, STORM ...etc.)
- 2x Bontu's Last Reckoning - fastes boardwipe in the format, you should only need languish in situations where you give up your board for better topdecking - in such situations, the drawback is minimal, while the cmc 3 means you can play it in time (for example even if you fail to hit land drops, or thalia is on the field ...etc.)
- 2x Damping Sphere - decent against storm, tron, izzet blitz, and the now OMNIPRESENT boros blitz.



In your maindeck you can do much better.
Viscera Seer is very underwhelming if you only have bloodghast to go with it - i would repkace them with 1x more fatal push, 1x targeted discard & 1x Vampire of the Dire Moon / Vampire Cutthroat / Shadow Alley Denizen (latter gives evasion).

And for now maindeckable lifegain is king, so contemplate running a number of Feast of Blood or Collective Brutality (i recommend the former, as its harder to partially fizzle with prowess & less punishing when countered)

And sincyou are monoblack you can affor to run decent black utility lands. Ghost Quarter & Field of Ruin is a must in some number. Castle Locthwain is great in topdeck wars.

And since you run fetches, i woul advise getting 1-2 Witch's Cottage for more recursion.




So for sideboard:
- 3x Feed the Swarm
- 2x Blight Beetle
- 2x Yixlid Jailer
- 2x Plague Engineer
- 2x Ashiok, Dream Render
- 2x Damping Sphere
- 2x Bontu's Last Reckoning

Hardhitta7 on Black Sideboards

5 months ago

Yeah the discard can be good, especially if you aren’t running it main deck.

I would also recommend having some Surgical Extraction / Tormod's Crypt or the newer artifact that I can’t remember the name of.

With the new set I expect Prowess to become even more popular so having some extra 1 mana removal like Fatal Push and Bloodchief's Thirst for Monastery Swiftspear / Soul-Scar Mage / Clever Lumimancer .

And Plague Engineer can be useful as well.

BrassLord on Ninjutsu

5 months ago

@ theninjaedge I think it's looking a lot better! Adding in just a little interaction I think will allow you to solidify the late game! I understand the constraints that budget can bring. With your current supporting creature package (and if budget wasn't an issue) , Retrofitter Foundry fits perfectly, as you can sac any of the thopters for 4/4 constructs, and any of your changelings for any of the modes on the cards. I've seen a few interesting options in other legacy lists online. Most of the lists have some big CMC card to capitalize on a Yuriko trigger, something like a Gurmag Angler . Also playng an enabler creature turn one and Standstill turn two seems like a good line of play, as cheating in a ninja is not considered casting a spell!

Outside of general comments, I think that you're right around the sweet spot for supporting creatures! Previous lists ran things like Mothdust Changeling Thalakos Seer and Baleful Strix , but I like your aggressive list! In terms of changes I would double down on the card draw engine of Ingenious Infiltrator and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and maybe look into cutting some of the higher cmc ninjitsu targets like the obaki-gang shenobi. Only downside I can see is the deck could struggle against Plague Engineer , but you still have a solid portion of your creatures that get around it!

Depending on how far you lean into the Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow plan, Brainstorm and Ponder are cheap ways of filtering your top card for the deck. Another fun option is Discovery / Dispersal , as the discovery portion can filter the top card of your library as well as being considered a 7cmc from a Yuriko trigger. A burst 7 damage out of nowhere can be extremely aggressive and puts a considerable clock on your opponent!

But your current build seems fine, leaning into more creature disruption for consistent ping damage! Just some different directions to approach the deck! Hope it works out well, looks like a really fun list!

TheVectornaut on my attemp at a deck..

6 months ago

Straight up, I don't think I've ever seen a non-proxy Damnation cast in real life. Anyway, if you're struggling against some sort of elf combo, maybe add hand disruption to slow down or stop them. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are the classic picks, but I also like Collective Brutality and Harsh Scrutiny for more narrow applications. Or, if you're looking to punish the draw, Underworld Dreams or a splashed Notion Thief could be pretty funny, albeit less effective. A final suggestion might be type-hate cards. Plague Engineer naming elf and Crippling Fear naming vampire might get the job done but would probably require removing Ayara.

StrawBossMH on Zoblins

6 months ago

2 Goblin Instigator out, and 2 Goblin Cratermaker in

A little less raw goblin generation but cratermaker is resistant to Plague Engineer and Walking Ballista and can take out both. He also gives Unearth a little more versatility. He also has a cat.

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