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this used to run in an old early game winning deck with nicol bolas reanimator decks running the rack. get 2 racks, a hit with nicol bolas just after getting poxed... thats game.
Posted By: Megrimage (2/21/2010 12:00:46 AM)


According to Magic's compreshensive rules you cannot claim infinte life you must choose a number.
Posted By: Ace8792 (1/2/2011 4:39:31 PM)


Combine this with a charged Bloodchief Ascension and that is game.
Posted By: shinhawk (5/22/2010 11:17:40 PM)


This card is brought to you by the number 3!!
Posted By: divine_exodus (11/11/2011 4:10:56 PM)


Yeah, it's time to do some math!!
Posted By: SnickaPlease (4/25/2013 2:03:48 AM)



Infinity isn't a number, it's a value. And I won't even get started on the rest of that...

On the card:

Between this, Smallpox, and Death Cloud, you have a lot of options. With smallpox and cloud, you want to just straight up have more stuff than the other guy, or otherwise be unaffected by it, where as with this, you try to get advantage out of abusing the rounding. You pox when they have 4 lands and you have three. Then you play a land, of course. You pox when they take 1 more life loss than you, discard one more card, or sac one more creature. In this way, pox can actually hurt your opponent more than you from all angles of attack, and get you ahead in the game. On the other hand, smallpox can get them while they're behind, and cloud can actually reset the board completely. Really, I love all three.
Posted By: NoIHavent (8/15/2013 6:31:34 AM)


Ever since Smallpox was printed, I can't help but call this version Bigpox.
Posted By: The_Trendkill (8/6/2011 8:37:39 AM)


No one's noticed that 1/3 is about the fraction of the population of Europe that was killed by Bubonic Plague, yet?
4.5/5 for flavour.
Posted By: gman92 (7/1/2012 1:45:01 PM)


Ran in some Necro decks during Ice Age because they could control their life total at will, as well as temporarily exile cards which would not get counted by the Pox. But there are undoubtedly better options now that we have about 20 times as many cards as back then.
Posted By: Locohead (9/10/2009 2:15:28 AM)


Don't listen to "the wrath of Shane". He's just a troll, at best.
Don't turn to religion. It's just math.
Anyway, the card! Sweet!
Posted By: demonknight18 (9/2/2013 3:38:49 PM)