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- Livewire Lash + Tainted Strike
- Perilous Myr + Tainted Strike
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Tainted Strike
- Kiln Fiend + Tainted Strike
- Mirrorwing Dragon + Tainted Strike
- Demon of Death's Gate + Tainted Strike
- Tainted Strike + Withengar Unbound
- Draco + Tainted Strike
- Heartless Hidetsugu + Tainted Strike
- Nekusar, the Mindrazer + Tainted Strike
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
|Pauper Duel Commander||Legal|
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.)
TheEvilWizard on Explosive Spores
4 days ago
instead of Grafted Exoskeleton or Tainted Strike, you should run Phyresis for a cheaper way to infect opponents (at the cost of exoskeleton's power and toughness buff)
BlueSnakeMagic on Phyrexian Progress
2 weeks ago
Yeah... In all transparency, I really really REALLY wanted to keep Annex Sentry for flavor-sake, and the artwork but, you're totally right. Didn't quite think about that with Staff of Compleation either since the only 3-drop without those two is usually going to be a one-drop as is- Which is nice.
I'd honestly rather have another Tainted Strike as opposed to the 4th Skrelv's Hive since it could be a nice combat trick / finisher due to doubling down with Toxic. Plus, come to think, Inkmoth Nexus and The Seedcore would be great finishers, even alone.
SteelSentry on top cards of each color
3 weeks ago
Partly a list of the best, partly a list of pet cards
Mother of Runes, Swords to Plowshares (I know Giver is usually better but mom protecting herself, or threatening to, has come up surprisingly often in my games)
Tainted Strike, Tainted AEther
Goblin Welder, Greater Gargadon
Triton on The Legacy of the Igniter WIP
1 month ago
Here's a good list to start from, based on the EDHREC page for Darigaaz:
Rites of Flourishing Stormfist Crusader Balor Heartwood Storyteller Peer into the Abyss Unquenchable Fury Vicious Shadows Tainted Strike
Thoughtseize isn't good in commander unfortunately, since you're only removing one of your opponent's cards in hand. There are also a solid amount of Black Vise effects to choose from, love seeing some group hug and slug that isn't Nekusar!
Besides those more fun cards, I think it is super important to include as much ramp as you can for this deck, you'll want as much as possible to get away with all the junk!
Hope this helps and keep Junding em out!
Lup3rcal on A blight on the land - The Gitrog Monster
1 month ago
Things I might consider cutting:
Oblivion Crown - discard is nice but this one breaks as soon as the creature on it does - too flimsy.
Elvish Spirit Guide and Dark Ritual - let you do some pop off things if you draw the nuts, but unless you're winning with them I think they're not worth the card slot. Sure you can potentially turn two Gitrog, but unless you're set on that bucket list item, these wouldn't make the cut for me.
Putrid Imp - of your creature discard pieces, this one is the worst: no inherent upside for discard and can't even chump after you hit threshold. (I'm also squinting at Olivia's Dragoon; it's never going to contest anything important in the air so same concerns)
Riftsweeper - a glorified grizzly bear. It assuages the fear of losing a cool card to exile, but that card goes back to the library so you dont gain any card advantage from it. Unless your deck simply cannot function without one of the 99, riftsweeper doesnt help you win
Diabolic Intent and Ashnod's Altar - I don't see much in the way of token generation / reanimation, so these sac effects don't get great value IMO. yes, you can recycle a mana dork, but you may need those dorks to chump, and both cards are dead if your board has been damaged.
Triumph of the Hordes - similar to above, I don't see enough creatures/power in here for the payoff. You could pump the shit out of a Noose Constrictor, but Tainted Strike does the same at cheaper and instant speed. Arguably it lets the eldrazi titans one shot people but trust me, if you're swinging with those you're already winning.
Aetherflux Reservoir - doesn't seem useful outside of the citadel. Maybe you have more infinite combos turning this into a wincon, but I dont see them. But, I would be curious to see this playtested. Expect it to draw some aggro even if you're playing it "fairly".
Treasured Find - actually not awful, just curious why this over Eternal Witness or a similar dork
And suggested additions:
Abundance - let's you do the sick play of putting ALL LANDS IN YOUR DECK into your graveyard with the frog and a discard outlet then you have pure gas, and can reanimate the lands in any number of ways
World Shaper - no love for the land reanimator?
DreadKhan on Korvold Sacrifice
1 month ago
I assume you're trying to keep this on a lower budget, so this post will lean into cards that are cheaper, probably ~$5 or less. I feel like something like Pawn of Ulamog, or Sifter of Skulls, or even Ogre Slumlord? Bodies off of creatures dying that can also die is pretty on theme.
A great source of fodder can be Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, but if you play anything too big he'll just die. You really want some infinite and free sac outlets if you use him, but there are a few of those around that aren't too costly, including Viscera Seer, Carrion Feeder, Woe Strider, and Sadistic Hypnotist. There is also Dimir House Guard, which can also serve as a tutor for anything that's 4 mana if you already have better sac outlets on board. Another creature that interacts fairly well with your Commander is Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, who can make some bodies for you/provides a free sac outlet.
Not sure how often you attack, but Jolene, the Plunder Queen, Grim Hireling and Professional Face-Breaker can all generate treasures for you to sacrifice as needed. These are good cards with creatures that are hard to block, such as Shadow creatures, though Gruul has no Shadows afaik and Black has mostly Dauthi that aged poorly and the pricey Dauthi Voidwalker, I have been known to run Dauthi Slayer and Dauthi Marauder here and there, Dauthi Horror is also reasonably cost effective in it's own way. There are a few more out there if you like the concept of creatures that can't block or be blocked.
You might like Mimic Vat, the bodies can be useful while having some synergy with the Commander.
Since Korvold can easily get over 10 power and has evasion, have you considered Tainted Strike to help him one-shot people? 10 Infect damage kills any opponent, regardless of life total. Also good with a Trample source obviously, Garruk's Uprising, Primal Rage (or Rancor?) or Blossoming Bogbeast are all affordable and playable sources. Obviously not important if people rarely run fliers in your area.
I could point out some good candidates for replacement in your list if you'd like.
Hope some of this is helpful!
Mattio38 on Joneleth Irenicus
2 months ago
Thanks a lot for your feedback carpecanum
Starting from the bottom: I agree with you and I think that's the biggest weakness of the deck. I still own cards like An Offer You Can't Refuse and Lazotep Plating which could help me solve that problem. But I have no clue what to cut for those. Any suggestions for that?
I initially ran Tainted Strike but I had to cut it for a removal spell, because I'm already quite short on those too... It does seem like a ton of fun though!
Plague Reaver is aweful. It's cheap, it's big, it's perfect! Completely missed that card. On behalf of my playgroup: Thank you
carpecanum on Joneleth Irenicus
2 months ago
Tainted Strike would make a single hit from a Rotting Regisaur with 2 counters an instant kill shot. Or on the Lord of the Pit, Desecration Elemental or anybody the Blighted Agent has been working on. Really fun to cast that on an opponents creature to take out another opponent by surprise.
You might need more protection for your boss. I would be very tempted to just wait until you cast something horrible and then remove Irenicus with an instant.
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