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A Not So Nayan Naya - Stephen J. Rogers (8/3/2011)

Hey, what do you know, I'm back. It's probably not a good thing that writing that brings to mind Joe Gideon's, “It's show time folks.” I had a topic and already lost it didn't I? Oh, right. We've all been playing with New Phyrexia long enough to see the weird ways it messes with our precious Magic, with its anti-landfall, and Torpor Orb
Torpor Orb
Torpor OrbSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
162
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Text:
Creatures entering the battlefield don't cause abilities to trigger.
weirdness, and of course Phyrexian mana, but there is one topic I haven't seen brought up much since the spoilers hit. Infect has seeped out of black and green and into all the other colors. Now, I love infect; it's different, it's speedy, and you still get to take creatures, and it's just plain mean.

Now I have made infect decks before, specifically a blue black deck that is more about getting in a few good hits and proliferating the poor sucker to death. Now this works fine but to me, it's just not fast enough. So when I saw that there was a one drop infector, I did a happy dance that quite frightened the residents of my local card shop. I knew from the beginning my deck would at least be green and red since I wanted to have four Glistener Elves, the one drop green infectors, and four Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen FerromancerSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
David Rapoza
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {1}{R}, {T}: Fallen Ferromancer deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
s, infectors who can ping for one and a red. From there the deck just took off. I pulled two Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian SwarmlordSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.
s, which were immediately thrown into the small pile that was becoming my new deck. Then I realized there are not enough red infectors. The ones I found are awesome, but they're not beefy enough. So that led me accidentally into white infecty goodness.

With white added in the deck really began to take shape with some simple two cost Lost Leonin
Lost Leonin
Lost LeoninSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Min Yum
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
, and some very effective air support in the shape of Shriek Raptor
Shriek Raptor
Shriek RaptorSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Efrem Palacios
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
s. I did consider Tine Shrike
Tine Shrike
Tine ShrikeSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
17
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
, but I have a problem with creatures who die to a slight breeze. To add some nice buffing to the deck I also added in an Urabrask, The Hidden and a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Vorinclex, Voice of HungerSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
127
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Power:
7
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample Whenever you tap a land for mana, add one mana to your mana pool of any type that land produced. Whenever an opponent taps a land for mana, that land doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
. Who doesn't like hasty infect and more mana?

Once the creature base was more fleshed out it obviously needed some real spells. I knew from the beginning some Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.
s were going in (to mourn their passing from the Core Set) plus one or Two triumph of the Hordes for the final assault. I wanted to get in some Volt Charge
Volt Charge
Volt ChargeSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Text:
Volt Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
s for sweet targeted removal and proliferating double duty. After that I went on a hunt for some enchantments that would work great with infect creatures and boy did I find some. Oddly deep in a pile of cards I dug up two gems, Electropotence
Electropotence
ElectropotenceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
122
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {2}{R}. If you do, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
and Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.
. Electropotence
Electropotence
ElectropotenceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
122
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {2}{R}. If you do, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.
lets me effectively attack with each creature I play the turn it is summoned (and yep, it's the creature that does the damage). Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.
, on the other hand, seems like a weird fit. It lets me put +1/+1 counters on all my creatures if I have a creature with 5 power or more. In the current deck that means Vorinclex. It also lets me get ten life each turn or maybe even win the game, but if either of these happen something is going wrong.

So after round one of frantic construction, the deck looked something like this.


Creatures (27)
4x Glistener Elf
Glistener Elf
Glistener ElfSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

4x Lost Leonin
Lost Leonin
Lost LeoninSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Min Yum
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Priests of Norn
Priests of Norn
Priests of NornSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
Vigilance Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Razor Swine
Razor Swine
Razor SwineSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Boar
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Rot Wolf
Rot Wolf
Rot WolfSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wolf
Rarity:
C
Number:
90
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) Whenever a creature dealt damage by Rot Wolf this turn is put into a graveyard, you may draw a card.

1x Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
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4x Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen FerromancerSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
David Rapoza
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {1}{R}, {T}: Fallen Ferromancer deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

2x Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.

2x Shriek Raptor
Shriek Raptor
Shriek RaptorSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Efrem Palacios
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

1x Urabrask the Hidden
Urabrask the Hidden
Urabrask the HiddenSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
98
Artist:
Brad Rigney
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

2x Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian SwarmlordSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.

1x Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Vorinclex, Voice of HungerSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
127
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Power:
7
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample Whenever you tap a land for mana, add one mana to your mana pool of any type that land produced. Whenever an opponent taps a land for mana, that land doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.


Spells (10)
2x Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.

2x Choking Fumes
Choking Fumes
Choking FumesSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Scott Chou
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on each attacking creature.

1x Electropotence
Electropotence
ElectropotenceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
122
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {2}{R}. If you do, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

1x Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.

2x Volt Chrage
2x Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the HordesSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)


Lands (24)
3x Evolving Wilds
Evolving Wilds
Evolving WildsSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

7x Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s
5x Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s
5x Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

1x Gruul Turf
Gruul Turf
Gruul TurfSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Text:
Gruul Turf comes into play tapped. When Gruul Turf comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add RG to your mana pool.

1x Inkmoth Nexus
Inkmoth Nexus
Inkmoth NexusSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
145
Artist:
Jung Park
Text:
{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool. {1}: Inkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying and infect until end of turn. It's still a land. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

1x Krosan Verge
Krosan Verge
Krosan VergeSet: Judgment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo

Text:
Krosan Verge comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 2, T, Sacrifice Krosan Verge: Search your library for a Forest card and a Plains card and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

1x Naya Panorama
Naya Panorama
Naya PanoramaSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T, Sacrifice Naya Panorama: Search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.



Now this first version of the deck was fast, really fast, but it couldn't survive mulligans all the time. They were often necessary because if the first hand doesn't start out with a Glistener Elf
Glistener Elf
Glistener ElfSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
and a Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
, my opponent has enough time to get out a few blockers. The other problem with the deck is that Vorinclex is basically useless. Ideally the game should be over by the time I can even bring him out. There's a good chance I'll be top decking by the time I can cast him anyway, so that extra mana is not too useful. The problem with removing him from the deck makes Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.
pretty much useless, not that is all that useful when I don't want to cast Vorinclex anyway.

I rather like my solution; I removed Vorinclex and replaced him with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
9
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
4
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance Other creatures you control get +2/+2. Creatures your opponents control get -2/-2.
. She turns almost every one of my bigger creatures into fuel to power Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.
. I also replaced one Ferromancer with a Grafted Exoskeleton
Grafted Exoskeleton
Grafted ExoskeletonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Allen Williams
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent. Equip {2}
to turn Elesh Norn or Urabrask into a buffed up infector, and more enchantment fuel if I don't have anything else hitting five power. My final addition was to cut the Lost Leonin
Lost Leonin
Lost LeoninSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Min Yum
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
by two and replace them with Viridian Emissaries to speed up my mana curve at best, and at worst remove potential land draws. So the final deck list ends up like this, drum roll please.


Creatures (26)
4x Glistener Elf
Glistener Elf
Glistener ElfSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Steve Argyle
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Lost Leonin
Lost Leonin
Lost LeoninSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Min Yum
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Viridian Emissary
Viridian Emissary
Viridian EmissarySet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Scout
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Viridian Emissary is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

2x Priests of Norn
Priests of Norn
Priests of NornSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
Vigilance Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Razor Swine
Razor Swine
Razor SwineSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Boar
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

2x Rot Wolf
Rot Wolf
Rot WolfSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wolf
Rarity:
C
Number:
90
Artist:
Nils Hamm
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) Whenever a creature dealt damage by Rot Wolf this turn is put into a graveyard, you may draw a card.

1x Blight
Blight
BlightSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchant Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
If target land becomes tapped, destroy it at end of turn.
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3x Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen Ferromancer
Fallen FerromancerSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
David Rapoza
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {1}{R}, {T}: Fallen Ferromancer deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

2x Tangle Angler
Tangle Angler
Tangle AnglerSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
128
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) {G}: Target creature blocks Tangle Angler this turn if able.

2x Shriek Raptor
Shriek Raptor
Shriek RaptorSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Efrem Palacios
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

1x Urabrask the Hidden
Urabrask the Hidden
Urabrask the HiddenSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
98
Artist:
Brad Rigney
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Creatures you control have haste. Creatures your opponents control enter the battlefield tapped.

2x Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian SwarmlordSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.

1x Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Praetor
Rarity:
M
Number:
9
Artist:
Igor Kieryluk
Power:
4
Toughness:
7
Text:
Vigilance Other creatures you control get +2/+2. Creatures your opponents control get -2/-2.


Spells: 11
2x Giant Growth
Giant Growth
Giant GrowthSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3 until end of turn.

2x Choking Fumes
Choking Fumes
Choking FumesSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
4
Artist:
Scott Chou
Text:
Put a -1/-1 counter on each attacking creature.

1x Electropotence
Electropotence
ElectropotenceSet: Zendikar
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
122
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may pay {2}{R}. If you do, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature or player.

1x Mayael's Aria
Mayael's Aria
Mayael's AriaSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
121
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control if you control a creature with power 5 or greater. Then you gain 10 life if you control a creature with power 10 or greater. Then you win the game if you control a creature with power 20 or greater.

2x Volt Charge
Volt Charge
Volt ChargeSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Jana Schirmer & Johannes Voss
Text:
Volt Charge deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

1x Grafted Exoskeleton
Grafted Exoskeleton
Grafted ExoskeletonSet: Scars of Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
162
Artist:
Allen Williams
Text:
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent. Equip {2}

2x Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the Hordes
Triumph of the HordesSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
123
Artist:
Izzy
Text:
Until end of turn, creatures you control get +1/+1 and gain trample and infect. (Creatures with infect deal damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)


Lands: 24
3x Evolving Wilds
Evolving Wilds
Evolving WildsSet: Rise of the Eldrazi
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
228
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Then shuffle your library.

7x Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
s
5x Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s
5x Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

1x Gruul Turf
Gruul Turf
Gruul TurfSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
158
Text:
Gruul Turf comes into play tapped. When Gruul Turf comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add RG to your mana pool.

1x Inkmoth Nexus
Inkmoth Nexus
Inkmoth NexusSet: Mirrodin Besieged
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
145
Artist:
Jung Park
Text:
{T}: Add {1} to your mana pool. {1}: Inkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying and infect until end of turn. It's still a land. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

1x Krosan Verge
Krosan Verge
Krosan VergeSet: Judgment
Color:
Land
Type:
land
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo

Text:
Krosan Verge comes into play tapped. T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 2, T, Sacrifice Krosan Verge: Search your library for a Forest card and a Plains card and put them into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

1x Naya Panorama
Naya Panorama
Naya PanoramaSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
227
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T, Sacrifice Naya Panorama: Search your library for a basic Mountain, Forest, or Plains card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.



With these slight changes it is much more prepared to go aggressive in the early game and keep on creature control in the mid-game and hopefully finish before we hit late game. The only problem is still card draw. If the game goes a bit to long then I run out of cards and have to top deck. The only current solution is in the Rot Wolves. Obviously, this is still a work in progress; I'm considering adding in some Tezzeret's Gambit
Tezzeret's Gambit
Tezzeret's GambitSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
8
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Text:
({(u/p)} can be paid with either {U} or 2 life.) Draw two cards, then proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)
s, but I at the moment I don't see anything that isn't playing its part.

This deck, despite its shortcomings, really embraces a Naya
Naya
NayaSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Alara
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
You may play any number of additional lands on each of your turns. Whenever you roll {C}, target red, green, or white creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.
and green style battle; hit fast and hard, no sneaky evasion or tricks, big creatures and a lot of them. It actually plays very differently in multiplayer. It works more like a pumping white weenie deck and the Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian Swarmlord
Phyrexian SwarmlordSet: New Phyrexia
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Svetlin Velinov
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.) At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.
s and Elesh Norn really come into their own here. Instead of smashing enemies it's more about getting in for a few poison on everyone then getting the two Swarmlords out and Elesh Norn so you can bulldoze everyone under waves of 3/3 infecting insects.

This is one of my favorite decks right now; I just wish I had a replacement for the Aria and my older lands so I could use it at FNM. Since that's probably not going to happen, I think my next deck is going to be decidedly not Standard and purposefully mean.

So, until then goodbye. Also, it's probably not good that the only thing I can think of now is Joe Gideon's “Bye Bye Life.” I may have a problem.


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