Each player loses a third of his or her life, then discards a third of the cards in his or her hand, then sacrifices a third of the creatures he or she controls, then sacrifices a third of the lands he or she controls. Round up each time.

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Format Legality
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal

Pox occurrence in decks from the last year

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Pox Discussion

mlequesne on Control Their Fear

1 month ago

Nice work bro, I can smell the fear while reading your decklist. I'm thinking about massive sacrifice spells that you might wanna try, like Pox or All Is Dust, even if you sacrifice your commander with any of them you still keep your opponents cards.

See you around <3

TriusMalarky on First ever EDH deck... help?

1 month ago

When it comes to EDH, I like to use a 5-point building strategy. This includes

  • Lands(largely fixing)

  • Ramp(the higher power stuff)

  • Card draw

  • Win Condition

  • Interaction

Every card in your deck should be in one of those 5 slots. Additionally, I consider cards like Fellwar Stone, Signets, Talismans and Arcane Signet to fit largely in the 'land' slot. They're there for ramp, yes, but they're also largely there for color fixing.

Also, your win condition should be fairly compact. You can take a combo route, or you can have a couple specific cards that can win the game on their own or with a little support.

In discard themes . . . you don't get all that much. All the discard payoffs that help in other formats are too slow in EDH.

So I'd take the Pox plan -- use Smallpox, Pox, Hymn to Tourach, Wrench Mind and Vicious Rumors to throttle your opponent's hands. Use spells like Deafening Silence, Rule of Law, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Leonin Arbiter and Aven Mindcensor to prevent your opponents from getting back on their feet. Then, hit them with some win con of your choice. Make it quick, though, because they will eventually get out of your lock and come for your throat.

DrukenReaps on Decks you want to make...

1 month ago

Decks you want to make... But don't because your friends might not play anymore.

Do you have any like that?

Thanks to current spoilers I do. So don't follow this link unless you are ok with a spoiler Tergrid's Orthophobia.

The deck could use a bit of help. Mostly looking for a few decent ways to make infinite black mana, or infinite colorless mana then turn it into black mana. Other suggestions welcome too.

I just don't know if I'm willing to bring a deck that wants Pox so badly to a table, lmao.

exatin on Liesa leeches

2 months ago


Things I like


Probably not...

I've played a small set of games with the deck now. It had impact on the game. Majority of creatures cast in the deck didn't feel of consequence when standing alone. I'm investigating more ways to gain life but also add "target player gains life" to abuse Tainted Remedy against non-life gain decks that just ignore it when it hits the field. Spells like Swords to Plowshares.

Mr.Beaver on Toshiro the Vagabond

3 months ago

Love the deck! Pox/Smallpox might be useful to force Toshiro to activate. Dark Ritual could also be cool to recycle- but it might have the same issue as Sol Ring. This is a really cool take on an underrated commander, so great job all around! :)

EleshNornsFs on MTG terms for the virus

4 months ago

Pestilence and Pox but there is also Plague Wind or if you are completely ignorant, you might think that Propaganda is appropriate.

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