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Why is each vote not 5/5, I personally think this card DEFINES the infect format.
Comes into play, bam, poison counter. Who cares if you get one too, as long as you have less than 7 so far.
2/1. SWING. Who cares what happens after that. Either they take an extra two counters(at least), or it dies and -2/-2's something. Then, wake up, you're playing BLACK. Get him out of your grave for Black and DO IT AGAIN. Repeat, with Hand of the Pedofiles for added counter-nonsense, until they die or you get enough Proliferate to make Magic R&D question why on earth they made it so easy to hit the 10 counter mark.

ONLY upside is it's not turn-one win. I guess.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (11/1/2010 7:39:42 PM)


Responsible for one of my favourite game wins of all time at a PTQ limited event.

My opponent was playing infect, I was playing a proliferate based control deck.

My opponent played this guy. Over the course of the game, I proliferated his one poison counter to ten counters. My deck contained no infect creatures.
Posted By: Studoku (5/15/2011 8:48:29 AM)


Super sweet. I can eat a poison counter as long as the other guy isn't playing a poison deck, too.
Posted By: Chrome_Coyote (9/24/2010 3:05:48 PM)


Sets off Septic Rat's +1/+1 ability. I'd love to build a deck that used this as its only infect creature and used Steady Progress, Thrummingbird, and the contagions to proliferate to victory. Such a cool rat.
Posted By: sarroth (2/26/2011 12:58:14 PM)


Horrendous with Mimic Vat, especially when you're not versing infect! And that combo with Melira, Sylvok Outcast and optional Hand of the Praetors is just cruel!
Posted By: Superllama12 (6/8/2011 8:16:39 PM)


Oh noes! It's the Black Plague!
Posted By: StoicChampion (9/23/2010 5:17:21 PM)


I like this because it and Hand of the Praetors let Infect decks win without attacking, letting their creatures sit back on defense and have infect deter attackers, while free poison counters eventually win. It's not too great in the mirror matchup, though.
Posted By: dudecow (9/23/2010 4:29:48 PM)


I like this card with my Mimic Vat
Posted By: EpicBroccoli (1/6/2011 6:20:48 PM)


use with diseased vermin for rat tribal good times.
Posted By: HuntedWumpusMustDie (3/4/2011 11:23:45 AM)


A free Shock to the dome for playing you? Oh, you shouldn't have.
Posted By: DonRoyale (9/23/2010 11:30:46 PM)


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