Smallpox

Smallpox

Sorcery

Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR) Uncommon
Conspiracy (CNS) Uncommon
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Smallpox occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Smallpox Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Mogis, (apologize before you play)

1 week ago

Hmmm. Have you considered Pox, Smallpox, Decree of Annihilation, or Wound Reflection? I think these might be good options to piss off your playgroup ;) Oh, and Ruination and Stoneshaker Shaman of course, if you wanna attack landbases a little more. Toxic Deluge is an amazing board wipe that no RB deck should go without. Finally, Torbran, Thane of Red Fell might be decent to multiply your damage more quickly.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Underworld Swamp

Land - Swamp

Underworld Swamp enters the battlefield tapped

, Discard a card from your hand: Return Underworld Swamp from your graveyard to the battlefield.


To me, the greatest downside to Smallpox in my opinion is the sacrificing a land, while the discard can easily be included into the theme of the deck, and these decks tend to not run creatures. Also life loss isn't terribly important. I mean T1 Thoughtseize into T2 Smallpox is a great opening in an 8-Rack deck.


I'd like a better Lay of the Land, like Caravan Vigil, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Attune with Aether, Safewright Quest, etc.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Shared Debt 2WB

Enchantment

At the beginning of each upkeep, each player sacrifices a creature. If they can't, they discard a card. If they can't, they sacrifice a non-creature permanent except ~.

Whenever a card is put into the graveyard from anywhere, it's controller loses 2 life.


Create a card that would be good in a deck around Smallpox.

ZendikariWol on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Collective Sacrifice

Sorcery

Escalate- pay 1 life

Choose one or more:

Each player sacrifices a creature.

Each player discards a card.

Each player sacrifices a noncreature permanent.

Each player loses 2 life.


I think this could be played fairly, but would also be a vicious piece in any Smallpox deck. Pretty cool, altogether, if a little disgusting.

Make a card like this one, that can be played fairly or can be kinda disgusting.

m_to_the_three on Meren-ium Falcon

1 month ago

No problem, I personally think all the Vraska are bad for commander and for meren specifically. I call vraska the good old bait planeswalker. A lot of people who make their first golgari commander deck think Vraska is good but then after playing it just never works as well as you want it too.

I used to run dictate of erebos and grave pact but my deck ended up getting enough tutors and reanimate abilties that plaguecrafter and mindless excutioner was good enough to get rid of a lot of creatures. Things like carrier thrall are nice but the issue is you rather actually have sac outlets that do stuff for you or mana dorks because they are a faster way to get mana. Because having something that can turn into a sac outlet and get ya mana can be a bit too slow for meren.

Some boardwipes you should consider are Pox, Toxic Deluge, and Smallpox. I am a big fan of pox in meren, it does a lot and because meren is so resilient you usually stand on top after the boardwipe.

If you want more control consider Contamination. If you want a cool big creature It That Betrays is a nice one, I usually get it out t4 with pattern of rebirth and a sac outlet. turning carrion feeder into a big baddy is really nice.

If you want your deck to become really strong, how I designed mine was mainly a lot of tutors and sac outlets to then pretty much get a combo to win or to get one of my big value creatures and beat people to death to win. then I have some small creatures for removal like rec sage and plaguecrafter. You pretty much want sac outlets, tutors, reanimation, etb or leave the battlefield ability creatures, value creatures, and a win con. whats really nice about meren is that you don't need a lot because if people get rid of your stuff you just bring it back. Meren is the most resilient deck out there. Your three biggest weakness will be Torpor Orb, Stranglehold, and Rest in Peace. the best way to counter all three of those is Caustic Caterpillar so if you know your opponent has one of those always get one in hand in case of emergency.

Im glad I could help, don't forget to check my deck to see some cards I didnt mention and if ya got any more questions feel free to ask.

Silverdrake on 8Racks of Waste

1 month ago

Hey, what's your budget like? I'm going to make a bunch of suggestions, but if they're outside of your budget let me know and I can tone them down. Generally speaking you want a full 4x Rack and 4x Affliciton, so I'd go up the 4th affliction. Inquisition of Kozilek, Thoughtseize, Raven's Crime, Liliana of the Veil and Wrench Mind are all almost always 3-4 of in every 8-rack list because of how effecient and effective they are. A 2-4 of Davriel, Rogue Shadowmage is becoming more and more popular in these decks as well - I'd run at least 2 if I were you. Smallpox often makes an appearance in these decks too, although you're a little creature heavy for it to be effective.

v3n0m29 on Staxing and Taxing: Glissa cEDH Primer

2 months ago

dingusdingo

Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment on my deck with so many good suggestions. Wasteland is def a card that I plan on adding eventually I just haven't gotten around to it. Smallpox and Innocent Blood have been really good in this deck as both early game dork killers or late game recursion spells. The elf package is interesting thought, but I dont know how well it would fit in this deck but I might add a few at a time and see how it goes. First off I will most likely replace Scrap Trawler with Priest of Titania because I agree Scrap Trawler hasn't been pulling its weight.

The "egg" cards you mentioned were in the deck when I first created it but I eventually removed them for more control pieces. I was thinking of adding one, but I dont think just one would do enough to warrant a spot. If I were to add eggs I would like to add at least three for me to notice their presence. I might try one out in place of Sword of Fire and Ice but I will admit, I love that card even though it might not be that good. Its removal for lower P/T creatures and draws me a card. Thinking about it, I might toss in a Mishra's Bauble or Chromatic Sphere instead of it as a test but well see. Sword of Feast and Famine was actually a card I recently removed because when I was able to untap my lands with it I was never able to capitalize on it. If I do decide to drop Fire and Ice I might add an egg and see how that goes.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to comment on my deck.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Teysa's Edict

Instant

Target player sacrifices a creature. That player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life that creature had indestructible


Standard playable, esp. for the Mono-Black Devotion build. Better than Liliana's Triumph if you aren't running Liliana and are 1 v. 1, maybe even modern playable in 8-rack. Smallpox seems better to me, but maybe as a sideboard?


I'd like another standard playable removal spell

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