Tainted Strike

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.)

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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
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tainted Strike Discussion

carpecanum on Lord of Tresserhorn Kitchen Table

3 days ago

Lord of Tresserhorn works well with Tainted Strike and Chandra's Ignition , alone or together. Protective Bubble

If you have a Torpor Orb laying around it helps your boss and Gutterbones . It only hurts the Gearhulk I think.

lagotripha on BG budget Infect

2 weeks ago

I like this list. I'd consider Become Immense as a 1-of.

If I was building it myself, I'd turn up the hand disruption, run Cabal Therapist , and throw stuff like Tainted Strike or Apprentice Necromancer into the sideboard for the sake of silly wins, but I don't think those are actual improvements to the deck.

BrassLord on Valentin, Mono Black(ish)

1 month ago

@qwrtypRight?! I was playtesting this deck yesterday, it didn't win any games, BUT it was doing stuff! I played Gray Merchant of Asphodel with 10 devotion on board, got a lot of looks from the table! Another game I got to kill a player by playing Tainted Strike on a 4/4 unblocked double striking creature owned by my opponent, using it to kill them, which is living the dream!

Some things I noted, resolving Maralen of the Mornsong was met with a lot of hate for good reason! Getting it down before they have time to play removal makes it easy to go for the soft lock.

Also, I think tudoring for card draw is super important. There were a few games where I fizzled after playing a few bombs. Necropotence seems like the keeper! Also conisdering Pyrexian Arena. But for sure open to suggestions and feedback! Can say that the deck does stuff, so it's a good start!

carpecanum on Slimefoot the Stowaway

1 month ago

Get 10 saprolings, kill them (combat, Devour, sacrifice etc.) and cast Tainted Strike . 10 Infect to all opponents.

Rodrigoks on Bloody Silverquills | Breena EDH (Primer!)

1 month ago

I tested my version today. Killed an opponent with a 10/10 infect Breena with Tainted Strike on turn 4. Grateful Apparition was amazing with Breena in play. Reaaaally nice and fast deck. Great build.

bryanw199991 on Nightmare Syphilis Elemental

3 months ago

This is a great deck. I would say Tainted Strike is still worth adding to this dedicated deck; not for your creatures, but for when your opponents swing at each other. Just a thought. I took a lot of ideas from this deck; I think it's great!

Metroid_Hybrid on The Braided Noose (Gallowbraid Voltron EDH)

3 months ago

I have a mean Mono-Black Voltron deck myself.. Mine is Commanded by Yargle, but most of the same rules apply..

First, the obligatory suggestion of Cabal Stronghold (and Cabal Coffers if budget allows)..

Secondly, most of your "Overkill" list (save for Ob Nixilis & Sorin) is pure chaff. None of it serves the goal of delivering lethal Commander-damage, whatsoever. I suggest you just drop them in favor of a mix of more "Reanimator" spells, a Thought Vessel , and even more draw...


You might be interested in Rite of Consumption in particular...

Something else to consider, is the subject of Infect ( Tainted Strike , Phyresis , & Grafted Exoskeleton )

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