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Plague of Vermin
Starting with you, each player may pay any amount of life. Repeat this process until no one pays life. Each player puts a 1/1 black Rat creature token into play for each 1 life he or she paid this way.
Plague of Vermin Discussion
3 weeks ago
Your landbase is pretty solid, but the ramp could do with an increase. Things like Wayfarer's Bauble and Expedition Map will speed things up along with Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus which excels in mono-colored decks. Plague Wind is just Damnation but costs an extra 5 mana. Patron of the Nezumi is also way too slow for any commander deck. The rat sac'd to lower the cmc just isn't worth it. Plague of Vermin will almost certainly be your downfall against any kind of lifegain deck at the table. Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni only works in a couple of situations and could be replaced with a 2 cmc card like Burglar Rat , Gutter Skulk or Pack Rat that last one is personally my favourite of the bunch. Anyways I think the biggest problem with the deck is the high cmc cards with not enough benefit.
2 months ago
I'm at work now so I can't really dive into this yet, I may come back to it later, but I can tell you something that helped me deal with my need to make fun decks in a group that evolved passed that point: I taught new players the game. New players don't have a good gauge of what's good or bad and they tend to go for the things they think are cool or the things that look fun. They're the perfect people to play your Goblin Game / Plague of Vermin + Worst Fears / Mindslaver deck against.
2 months ago
My no budget recommends
Tutor and Draw
Life to Effects
Mindblade Render Nightmare Lash Lashwrithe Death Cloud Dystopia Strands of Night Plunge into Darkness Withering Boon Killing Wave Circle of Affliction Phyrexian Etchings Plague of Vermin Bond of Agony Moonlight Bargain Phyrexian Reclamation
The list looks pretty tight overall. There are definitely some cards I'd be cutting though.
Hope this helps mate.
4 months ago
I built my Thantis deck in much the same way! it's hella fun.
MVPs in my build include: Hunted Troll , Hunted Dragon , Hunted Horror , Death by Dragons , and my very favorite, eternally overlooked and misunderstood cards: Tombstone Stairwell and Varchild's War-Riders .
Beast Within is just about the best removal spell around for this deck.
I ended up cutting the Vows from my deck, I kinda didn't care whether or not people attacked me. Hissing Miasma and Circle of Fire style effects similarly disappointed me. I kept Marchesa's 'cause it draws me cards. Also, if you find yourself wanting to draw more cards, consider Deathreap Ritual .
6 months ago
Found some new card ideas today.
Check out Plague of Vermin ! Pricey, but we know where to find .
Children of Korlis could be a safety net in any version, but imagine this card with The Carousel in motion and Carnival of Souls out! Wow. Don't know how I didn't think of this for the Ghave, Lord of Leaches deck.
Plunge into Darkness ? Janky. probably a way to make the mill work to our advantage for getting combo pieces.
Soul Burn for the version with . Is this usable if your commander doesn't have red in his colours?
9 months ago
Had some painful non-bo experiences today. Thrilling Encore isn't that good with Anafenza exiling their stuff. Probably better off with something like Make a Stand.
Plague of Vermin helped them more than it hurt. Although I gave my guys trample, their Soul Warden and Mycoloth equalized my alpha strike. I could really use a one-sided Ascendant Evincar of some kind. I was thinking of Amulet of Safekeeping, although it nerfs Ogre Slumlord. I might have to go full anti-token with Virulent Plague.
I'm leaning too hard on Merciless Eviction to undo a fortress. I could use a Nev Disk or even Purify. I also need a way to break through with my developed rat army, so I'm considering AEther Shockwave. I also need to reuse a non-rat card, possibly just add Regrowth.
9 months ago
oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid between Relentless Rats and Colony Rats, I'm leaning towards the colony for the easier cast and skullclamp effects. Do you think its not worth them being easier to kill?
Plague of Vermin is fkn hilarious! Alot of those cards seem good too except for the cat, im not seeing what he neccesary does except get big.
9 months ago
Hungry Lynx/Plague of Vermin/Pestilence Rats are cool rat spells. there's also Heirloom Blade/Wild Pair/Evolutionary Leap/Heroic Intervention/Kindred Summons/Grave Sifter naming rats/Creeping Renaissance naming creatures. Hope this helps
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