Tainted Remedy

Tainted Remedy


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

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

Tainted Remedy occurrence in decks from the last year

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Tainted Remedy Discussion

Gleeock on Forced Combat with Najeela as …

1 month ago

Hello. I've playtested ALOT of forced combat decks... still, Take what I say with a grain of salt:

  1. I would play the Royal Rumble!!! - because forced combat fun is a pretty mid-level & midgame dependent way of possibly winning... combo-centric & blink subthemes either ignore the midgame concept by blowing right past that or throwing the temptation for one-sided interactions through the roof. It defeats the point of your midgame forced combats & uncomfortable decisions for opponents when all the optimal decisions are sitting right there. (Crescendo of War is an option... but why when the combo is right here to win me the game?). Also, with Najeela combo the opponents' perception will go this same direction & then the pressure will load heavily on you to accelerate the game when all their removal is coming your way, leading to an endgame arms race instead of a midgame back-&-forth.
  2. In Royal Rumble!!! you did an amazing job at including tutors without too many endgame temptations. Shiny Impetus is sweet it substitutes for removal in some ways & usually nets you at least one temporary ramp (typically more). Earnest Fellowship protects all sorts of creatures & totally jacks with combat stalemates (is pretty strong if you have lifelink or marisi on board). Crescendo of War turns the board into a 1/1 nightmare-fest. With lifelink on board & the unilateral buff to your defending 1/1's this card is just wild. Oath of Druids amps up the fun level. Akroma's Will is an instant-speed non-combo game ender or way to get you back in the game.
  3. Tainted Remedy effects feel like a good idea to me. There can definitely issues with mid-game stallouts against lifegain-centric decks.. & shutting off lifegain combos can also be good.

Cloudius on Forced Combat with Najeela as …

1 month ago

I'm a fan of quirky casual decks and always wanted to form a Forced Combat themed EDH deck. Finally got down to 2 versions below with Najeela, the Blade-Blossom as the Commander:


This version is more combo centric and has the capabilities to generate infinite mana to go for the win. There's a small Blink sub-theme as enabler to achieve victory and give opponents plenty of creatures.

This is the Season for Giving & Sharing!!

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Royal Rumble

This version is more straightforward with over 20 cards focusing on giving opponents creatures, while I sit on the sideline (behind my pillowfort) and watch the Royal Rumble.

Royal Rumble!!!

Commander / EDH Cloudius


Would like suggestions and feedback:

1) Which version would you play?

2) Any card suggestions to improve either decks?

3) Using Najeela, I can give opponents extra combat to help finish off each other (when forced combat effects are in play), the "lifelink" that Najeela grants is a headache though so am considering Tainted Remedy type effects too.

Look forward to your inputs. Thanks in advance.

bjgivesbj on Can Reverse Lifegain Compete?

2 months ago

Good Morning MTG Community,

Today I have created quite the meme of an Abzan build on a budget, the strategy of which is to fog damage, kill some creatures and gain life until you topdeck Tainted Remedy. At this point the roles reverse, and you simply shower your opponents with life until they die. Happy End.

After playtesting, I realise I was averaging lethal damage on an opponent by turn 9–13, not even taking into account counterspells. In my opinion this is a little too slow. Could you give me advice on:

Are there other cards like Tainted Remedy that can increase the odds of drawing this part of the combo?

Should I run more removal? if so, should it have a cycle effect?

Would you splash another color to make up for a lack of creatures or a lack of removal?

How would you feel if you had to play this deck against your friends?

Test Tainted Love Deck

Best Regards,

Nathaniel R.

Davinoth on Liesa, Gains, Drains, and Taxes

2 months ago

Cool deck, +1 =)

Tainted Remedy and Archfiend of Despair would both have a nice home here!

sora719 on Liesa, Angel of Monsters and Masochism [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Hello again man. First talking about the Vilis, Broker of Blood,I think he is a bit expensive for what we try to do, with all the other draw it´s a bit redundant, and he can´t be cheated from hand or GV.

Personally I don´t run him in my list for the same reason I cut Archfiend of Despair. Debt to the Deathless is good for the deck. Having at least one big X drain spell.

Second, I know Divinity of Pride is awesome and thicc, but I could easily replace him for something like Archangel of Thune, same cost and can make herself and Liesa really big. Even Vona, Butcher of Magan has more utility and impact but I haven´t tested it enough.

Lastly the easiest one, Tainted Remedy is super narrow, powerful in some tables but in general meh.Erebos, God of the Dead seems way better as it is indestructible and preventing them for gaining life is the most important part of the card. The card draw it´s just the extra and it´s wonderful,because it balances the card draw if you cut Vilis.

If I may say another recommendation, I run Heliod´s intervention on nearly every white deck I own, just amazing value, and the second part of the card is sweet in this deck.


KibaAlpha on Liesa's L.E.G.S

2 months ago

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Erebos, God of the Dead is a solid recommendation especially now that I've removed Tainted Remedy.

Bloodchief Ascension would be a good consideration if I had ways to force discard and a lot of destroy effects. As it is the only ones I have are No Mercy and Vault of the Archangel.

I'd put in Oath of Kaya if I had more than just the one Planeswalker.

KibaAlpha on Liesa's L.E.G.S

2 months ago


Angel of Destiny has come and gone a few times but I always ended up bringing her back at least until now. I found a couple cards that I like better than Angel of Destiny and Tainted Remedy which was in there to synergize with the angel.

Both have been removed for Aegis of Honor and Forcefield.

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