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Temple of Malady
This enters the battlefield tapped.
When this enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
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3 months ago
Soul of the Harvest, Fertilid, Mulldrifter and Shriekmaw are good budget elementals.
Wolfbriar Elemental is a nice mana sink in the late game.
Consider adding backgrounds like Master Chef or Scion of Halaster.
You are running Joint Exploration. Consider similar cards like Explore or Growth Spiral. They can let your deck gain some early velocity.
If you play multiple elementals with evoke then a card like Village Rites becomes useful because you can cast it in response to the evoke trigger and draw 2. Card like Evolutionary Leap could also be used in response to evoke trigger to draw a fresh elemental
Zendikar's Roil can let you go wide with elementals.
Tatyova, Steward of Tides makes your lands into 3/3/ elementals
Kenrith's Transformation is a great removal spell that replaces itself and can be recurred.
Tezzeret's Gambit draws 2 cards and proliferates.
Nissa, Voice of Zendikar puts counters on each creature for just 3 mana
Cards I would replace:
- cards with kicker and Vine Gecko (they are generally worse cards than regular budget ramp spells like Rampant Growth or Cultivate)
- 6 forests because you have low mana curve (I would cut the land count to something like 36 lands, but you could also swap them for dual lands with basic land types from Kaldheim - Woodland Chasm, Dominaria United - Haunted Mire, Temple cycle - Temple of Malady or bounce lands - Golgari Rot Farm
- Titania, Protector of Argoth because there is only one card -> Harrow that can proc her ability to make elementals
I would also cut some of the elementals that don't have any useful abilties like Jaddi Lifestrider, Healer of the Glade, Glade Watcher, Floodhound, Offalsnout, Smolder Initiate and Slitherwisp.
Hope you find some of the suggestions helpful.
3 months ago
I'd recommend starting with the foundation, your lands and mana base. It's what allows you to cast spells and ultimately do all the things you want to do. Expand your options of dual color lands (Command Tower or Temple of Malady) and find some affordable mana rocks. Sol Ring, Arcane Signet, or Golgari Signet would do nicely. Mind you these are affordable options that can be easy upgrades.
As you play your deck in games you'll figure out a direction that suits your play style.
10 months ago
As someone who loves infect, I have to say your list has waaaaaaaaaay too many creatures and lands. Even slower versions like mine, a Monoblack one, run around 12 creatures + 4 Inkmoth Nexus. Infect is a strong mechanic. So, in order to make it balanced, WOTC made the creatures really bad, which is why it's usually a bad idea to run this many of them. And 28 lands is asking to get mana flooded
Nevertheless, I'll give my suggestions without trying to chance to core ideia of the deck. If playing this was is how you have fun and it works for you and your friends, then I just want to help you make it better without modifying its core.
Cut Viridian Betrayers, Contagious Nim and Cystbearer and max out on Rot Wolf. All of these cards aren't really strong but at least the wolf lets you draw cards when it kills something, meaning its usefulness grows exponentially with Hand of the Praetors on the field.
Tangle Angler and Blightwidow are really bad. If you want a real threat for four mana, Phyrexian Vatmother is the best choice. While not a powerhouse, being a 4/5 with Infect is gonna do the same thing as the Angler's ability. Trust me, no one will let 4 infect damage go through if possible.
Don't even consider Vector Asp.
If you're really worried about Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Solemnity, there are soooo many options in that easily deal with it. Below I'll post a list to a list of cards that are both under one dollar and can deal with the cards you worry about. Just copy and paste it tp have a look. Some notable ones are Natural State, Bloodchief's Thirst, Broken Bond, Eliminate, Feed the Swarm, Wilt and many more.
There is also a huge number of lands that are dirty cheap and can be very useful in your deck. From the top of my head I cam remember Ifnir Deadlands and Hashep Oasis. You could also run some of the MDFC ones such as Vastwood Fortification Flip, Khalni Ambush Flip and Pelakka Predation Flip. Llanowar Wastes, Skemfar Elderhall and Temple of Malady couls be very useful too.
Lastly, Contagion Clasp is not good. Just run any other creature.
If you want me to give you suggestions more aligned with how Infect is normally played, tell me and I'll be happy to help. I just wanted to respect your deckbuilding style as much as possible with these.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Removed Army of the Damned
Added Living Death
1 year ago
legendofa no worries about being pushy, and you are right, connecting dmg could be a problem with this deck. I think Thriving Grove may be my best bet for a red source. Just because it supplies green as well and can be swapped out for Temple of Malady, may need another red source as well though. I think Kessig Wolf Run may be the best fit for the deck of the 3 you brought up due to its ability to also buff the moths, replacing Pendelhaven’s limited uses, as Pendelhaven is extremely restrictive in that it can only buff the moths and and only so much.
1 year ago
1 - Mana and Ramp:
Muldrotha, the Gravetide is a 6 CmC sultai commander. He's an expensive commander and most of the time even more mana you'll need to activate his abilities.
I want Muldrotha quickly on the field, especially if I've already fed the graveyard... And to be quick I need lands that don't waste my time. If the theme is not Lands, I don't put many lands in the deck because muldrotha doesn't bring advantages to these permanents, that is, if you've already played a land from the graveyard, you won't be able to play one from your hand or vice versa. I prefer mana rocks or mana creatures because they can give muldrotha something else to use beyond mana...
Why have Opulent Palace or Temple of Deceit/Temple of Malady and then have the powerful Lake of the Dead in the lands list? My advice: try to use lands that give you an advantage when you put them on the field because you will have many cards that will benefit, being the muldrotha one of them.
1 year ago
There are some better budget lands than the ones you are currently running. I've put parentheses around some that aren't quite as cheap and bolded the ones that are definitely in your price range.