Tainted Strike


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Tainted Strike


Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains infect until end of turn. (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and players in the form of poison counters.)

Tainted Strike Discussion

Vimozahr on Atraxa Infect

6 days ago

Hi firesparker, Infect is more difficult in Multiplayer Games. I played a Atraxa Build with Infect for 2 Mounths. Your biggest Problem are your Opponents and there know what you play.

I try to give your my suggestion.

Play more Creatures for Utility like Odric, Lunarch Marshal / Shalai, Voice of Plenty maybe its help when he enable flying/hexproof each other Creature and you.

Craterhoof Behemoth Value Finisher if you had this Budget.

Grafted Exoskeleton also good, but expensive (CMC)

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Must have.

Spike Weaver & Teferi's Protection good for your Protection.

Mostly important is your Manabase and Mana-Rocks.

You will play fast as possible. Cut Lands that enters tapped.

Use Rocks like Fellwar Stone , Arcane Signet also Creatures like Birds of Paradise , or Utopia Sprawl

Play Atraxa just you can protect her. Abuse her Lifelink every Combat and cut Cards like Fog ...

Your opponents do not want to attack you if Atraxa is online -> Deathtouch.

Cards like Spark Double or Altered Ego can be very good. Copy Atraxa for Poliferate or an Infect Creature.

You need Zendikar Resurgent ? I think no, also replace it with Mirari's Wake but its better to take more Ramp with Rocks.

Maybe you need more Carddraw, Topdeck-Control:

Brainstorm > Ponder

Consecrated Sphinx

Phyrexian Arena

Rhystic Study

Sensei's Divining Top

Sylvan Library


Mirri's Guile

If you build more around +1/+1 Counters with Master Biomancer -> Herald of Secret Streams

BUT, i think your Build is also good with more focus on poliferate.

Greez Vimozahr

GreatGoofini on Kon-Air [PDH Syr Konrad]

3 weeks ago

I just took Tainted Strike out cause I forgot why I put it there THANK YOU hahaha

McDuckington on Kon-Air [PDH Syr Konrad]

3 weeks ago

I love it.

Soon as i saw Konrad i was like "... yes." and got to work immediatly.

One thing i can mention is Syr Konrad himself deals the damage, so go ahead and use Phyresis or Tainted Strike to give him infect, then you only need to deal 10 damage to win, and theyre pretty cheap.

jaydubs on Sacrifice the Weak [[Primer]]

1 month ago

RNR_Gaming. Thanks for the suggestions! I ran Thousand-Year Elixir in my physical build for a while before I decided to cut it. I'm still unsure if I want to run it or not. I've been messing around trying to remove Tainted Strike and add one of the untapping artifacts. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do Thousand-Year Elixir since it has the haste part or Thornbite Staff since I could untap every time I use the effect. I just need something that will fit into the mana curve well.

Vazeal_Templari on Death is For Other Colors

1 month ago

DaitokujiAmnael Unfortunately I couldn't see what I would remove for Tainted Strike , but as for Shriekmaw i have Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner which act the same with double triggers, but it says sacrifice so it gets around Indestructible and I just sac them to themselves

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Tainted Strike occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.13%