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I dont think Viridescent Wisps counts as a Strike card, since:

{G} Viridescent Wisps
{W} Niveous Wisps
{R} Crimson Wisps
{U} Cerulean Wisps
{B} Aphotic Wisps
Posted By: jonrds (1/26/2013 11:25:17 PM)


Swing with Carnifex Demon, then use tainted strike on your opponents chump blocker giving your demon more counters to play with.

Dangerous, but fun and unexpected.
Posted By: roguepariah (10/15/2010 6:42:17 AM)


This completes the Strike mega-cycle.
(1, Instant, target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn)

White Hundred-Talon Strike - Betrayers of Kamigawa
Blue Distortion Strike - Rise of the Eldrazi
Black Tainted Strike - Scars of Mirrodin
Red Kindled Fury - Morningtide
Green Viridescent Wisps - Shadowmoor
Posted By: HuntingDrake (10/7/2010 3:40:59 PM)


RB Infected Kiln deck:
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Burst Lightning
4 Flame Slash
4 Kiln Fiend
4 Tainted Strike
4 Chandra's Spitfire

Turn 4 cast 3 lighting bolts to pump a kiln to 10/1, then swing and add Infected strike ftw.
Posted By: AzirSeroz (9/24/2010 8:09:08 AM)


Use this with a kiln fiend
Posted By: squirrelbeary (9/23/2010 9:59:28 PM)


opening hand: 2 Chancellor of the Tangle , 1 Chancellor of the Forge , 1 Tainted Strike , 1 Swamp and 2 Groundswell.

Gameplan: Reveal all 3 chancellors, get a 1/1 haste goblin and 2 {G} your first turn.
Drop Swamp, and than play both groundswells with your mana from Chancellor of the tangle (making goblin a 9/9) swing with goblin, tap swamp and cast Tainted strike, you now have a 10/9 infect haste.

probably not gonna get this as your opening hand and it can be stopped but the fact its possible is still scary. stuff like this is why they made gut shot and mental misstep .
Posted By: GoatKnapper (5/18/2011 1:57:10 PM)


Combine with Hatred.
Posted By: LarsBM (11/2/2010 12:27:24 PM)


This wins limited games. Absolutely no question about it, and expect it to be a veeery high draft pick. The fact that the card is similar to Lava Axe in that in 90% of cases it does nothing except push you directly closer to victory yet is still valued so highly shows how much potential it has.

At the prerelease I won at least 3 or 4 games from a Carnifex demon swinging unblocked then putting 7 poison counters on the opponent.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (9/25/2010 7:53:30 AM)


It can even be used defensively. For example, an opponent will attack you for lethal damage with a single creature. You can't block it, so you can just use this on the attacking creature so it doesn't kill you assuming that it wont have a power of 10 or greater.

Oh yeah, and I used it at a draft recently. I almost won with a 1/1 goblin.
Ok, I as.sault strobe my 1/1 goblin. My opponent laughs at me. I swing.
If he hadn't blocked, here's how it would have played out:
I use Trigon of Rage on it.
BTW, now it has infect. You just got 1-shot by a 1/1 goblin token. Congratulations.
Posted By: WhiteyMcFly (10/2/2010 7:26:47 PM)


Turn 1: Great Furnace, Memnite, Mox Opal, Tainted Strike, Rite of Flame, Reckless Charge, As sault Strobe.

I know it's not in standard and it takes your entire opening hand, but just think of the look on your opponent's face!
Posted By: Ideatog (9/30/2010 5:44:12 PM)


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