Tainted Remedy

Tainted Remedy


If an opponent would gain life, that player loses that much life instead.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tainted Remedy Discussion

carpecanum on Shadrix Silvertongue

4 weeks ago

Spellbinder would work with a bunch of your instants and you have a bunch of flyers to equip. On your double strike boss you could go crazy. Beacon of Immortality goes off twice and then you knock out two players with False Cure or Tainted Remedy .

kgmf on Don't Call Me Angel

2 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi - Thank you! I love Beacon of Immortality and used to have it in an old Selenia, Dark Angel deck where I could one-shot someone if I had Tainted Remedy in play. Thank you again for the suggestions!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I love Alms Beast and always tried to break it with Tainted Remedy or something, but it's just not good enough.

Alms Beast

Creature - Thrull Beast

Whenever another player gains life, you gain that much life.

Creatures blocking or blocked by Alms Beast have lifelink.


I think that makes it more interesting. I really wonder if it would see commander play.

Daedalus19876 on Di Immortales!

2 months ago

Have you considered False Cure / Tainted Remedy here? It lets you instantly headshot someone when paired with Beacon of Immortality ;) Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is another good card which synergizes with your life gain spells. If you want large chunks of life gain to synergize with Sanguine Bond effects, Oketra's Last Mercy is one of my favorites. If you can afford it, Demonic Tutor is strictly better than Diabolic Tutor -- I usually wouldn't suggest DT on a relative budget, but it's VERY cheap right now due to the Mystic Archive printing ;) Cheaper than Vampiric, even!

Aetherflux Reservoir is another good way to profit off of life gain effects :)

Hope this helps!

Tzefick on Incarnation of Pain

2 months ago

They do have a way to deal with pesky life gain decks; False Cure and in a more permanent state Tainted Remedy or Archfiend of Despair , Everlasting Torment , or Forsaken Wastes . And there's a few more in red.

Life gain is already a pretty poor benefit, do you really need to make it worse?

ElijahCallahan64 on Jeskai Dragon Control

3 months ago

Leviathanblaze Yes, I highly reccomend grixis, those are probably my three favorite colors to run, and I have also made a grixis deck. Keep in mind cards like Fruit of Tizerus Sorin's Thirst , a big benefit to running black is that you are now not only burning them, you're also gaining life at the same time, very beneficial. I would highly recommend Open the Graves as well, it is giving you extra value, especially chump blockers. Tainted Remedy Is a great way to deal with lifelink, if not in your actual deck, I recommend sideboarding it.

Argy on Problems with life gain

4 months ago

My partner StuBi played against a life gain deck tonight, that caused him trouble.

Are there any cards in red or green that punish opponents for gaining life?

I know there is Tainted Remedy in black.

TheoryCrafter on Kā€™rrakaka

4 months ago

Have you considered Blood Tithe ? It hits all your opponents at once and gains you life from it.

Even though your deck is not heavy into sacrifice, Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat are worth considering if nothing more than penalizing your opponents for killing your creatures.

Pharika's Libation is another card that can get rid of enchantments. Something that is important if your opponent plays Tainted Remedy , which I lost to once when playing my K'rrik deck.

Another card you may want to consider is Emissary of Despair . If your opponent has any combination of Darksteel Forge , Mycosynth Lattice , and Padeem, Consul of Innovation on the battlefield it may be your only shot at staying in the fight.

Happy Hunting!

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