Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, destroy all other creatures that share a color with it. They can't be regenerated.
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Spreading Plague occurrence in decks from the last year
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Spreading Plague Discussion
3 days ago
Spreading Plague is good if you're OK having just one or two creatures on the board. Amazing if you have Undying or graveyard recursion, even if you share a color with an opponent. If you can play your opponents cards, even better. Its a strange effect to have on the board (I use it in my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck).
3 weeks ago
Engineered Plague, Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, Dakmor Plague, Desecration Plague, Endemic Plague, Tim Curry, Kelsien, the Plague, Necrotic Plague, Phyrexian Plaguelord, Plaguebearer, Plague Beetle, Plague Belcher, Plaguecrafter, Plague Dogs, Plagued Rusalka, Plague Engineer, Plague Fiend, Plague Mare, Plaguemaw Beast, Plague Myr, Plague of Vermin, Plague Rats, Plague Reaver, Plague Sliver, Plague Spitter, Plague Spores, Plague Stinger, Plague Wight, Plague Wind, Plague Witch, Spreading Plague, Swallowing Plague, Traveling Plague, Undercity Plague, Virulent Plague, Disease Carriers, Diseased Vermin, Exotic Disease, Quag Sickness, Spread the Sickness, Illness in the Ranks.
There, that should just about cover it.
1 month ago
Spreading Plague doesn’t seem like a random card at first, but it completely changes the dynamic of casting creatures. It’s been hilarious in the past for me, maybe you could work it in somehow?
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions gdm1989 and carpecanum! It's cool to see other peoples Toshiro decks, even with the narrow "I need a load of Instants" theme that he tends to necessitate, there's a lot of different directions that people take him! I kinda like "jack of all trades" decks full of answers to other peoples decks!
Spreading Plague looks really really cool! I can't believe i've never seen it before. It looks like a good Anti-Creature Stax effect, and the synergy with Mimic Vat is nice! I might proxy it up and play a few games to give it a try. Creature control is already Toshiro's thing, and Spreading Plague seems like the logical conclusion in Enchantment form!
I've recently overhauled the deck a bit, adding some Zendikar Rising cards (proxies until I get them shipped... which takes about 2 months these days). I've cut a few of the expensive, "answer" cards like Scour from Existence in favor of cheaper "question" cards that my opponents need to answer. I've also swapped out a couple of cards for similar ones with a lower CMC. My low land count means that i've been getting punished for running lots of 6 and 7CMC cards.
I already get enough hate from playing my opponents cards using Gonti, Mimic Vat etc..., I think running Grinning Totem might be suicidal :)
Runechanter's Pike always seems to over perform... and it's a pet card that I just love. I do exile my own instants, but I usually can't recast them all, and often i'll have ~5 or so sitting in my graveyard until I get enough mana to play Toshiro and recast a load of them in a single turn!
Personally, I don't think i'd run cards like Sadistic Sacrament, especially as my meta doesn't have many Tutors or combos, so I might be spending mana and a card to exile cards that my opponents will never even draw. It's also a "feel bad" card. Kicking it can take someone out of a game, without actually killing them, which is kinda depressing.
2 months ago
Grinning Totem is fun for playing your opponents deck.
Spreading Plague would work later in game at least, especially since none of your "top finishers" are creatures except Mimic Vat and that becomes a weapon of mass destruction. I suggest trying it out.
If you're going to exile all your instants from the GY there might be better equipment than Runechanter's Pike for you. Lots of instants make me want to use Spellbinder and Isochron Scepter. Spellbinder and Fated Return is a lot of fun.
2 months ago
This is interesting, a shame you are running a lot of creatures because Spreading Plague would be hilarious if you plan on adding Sadistic Sacrament in there in the future I also recommend Nightmare Incursion or Mire in Misery My deck may also have some form of inspiration Toshiro the Vagabond but I wish you luck
3 months ago
My Rakdos deck, not sure if it is what you're looking for, but it is Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger at the helm with all the Rakdos stax pieces. Stuff like Spreading Plague Ensnaring Bridge Meekstone. The idea is that Kroxa doesn't need to stay on the battlefield to do his thing, so you can play basically a creatureless deck and play lots of board wipes like Damnation Toxic Deluge.
The deck wins generally from Wound Reflection plus Fraying Omnipotence or from getting tons of mana from Black Market and casting a big Torment of Hailfire. It also has the Sensei's Divining Top or Necropotence plus Bolas's Citadel combos in it which works well because it has stuff like Exquisite Blood Gray Merchant of Asphodel Kokusho, the Evening Star in it to enable.
I will say that I don't play the deck all that much any more, because people hate playing against stax. But it is really fun to win a game where you're arch enemy at the table and your deck is loaded with individual cards that turn off entire decks.