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just wanted to point out that this art makes me very sad for some reason. Poor goblin trying to make his way home to die and doesnt realize he's going to infect his whole family :(
Posted By: uberwolf (3/5/2011 10:34:32 PM)


@LeafWheels That wouldn't matter. It says "target creature" in the first sentence, then "that creature" in the second. It cares about the creature, not the -1/-1 counter. So unless they have a massive board, confusion should be low.
Posted By: djbon2112 (1/28/2011 11:10:10 AM)


lol it says WHEN that creature is put into a battlefield this turn not IF xD
Posted By: __Silence__ (2/22/2011 9:06:22 PM)


@mph: I agree that "if" would make more sense, but there's probably some wording convention for these triggers that would suggest saying "when" instead. Your second version skips the "this turn" clause, which would make the card substantially better and as you say, tricky to have to remember. It doesn't need to say "from the battlefield" because if, say, the creature card gets bounced and then discarded it isn't still technically the same creature that was targeted.

@Enchantment_Removal: So basically you want this card to be strictly better than Instill Infection would be even if that card was CMC 1? Unlikely.

On topic: This is definitely a decent kill spell for infect, especially in limited. Your opponent will probably be running something with 1 toughness, and if they don't you can still use it as a combat trick to turn what would be a trade into a straight kill. Obviously intended for use in the early game. I wouldn't 4-of this in a constructed deck when there... (see all)
Posted By: Artscrafter (2/25/2011 8:36:10 AM)


Wahey, Scars 5-8! :D
Posted By: Zuriga_Sungama (2/24/2011 8:10:29 PM)


Good way to get the ball rolling early in proliferate/poison decks. Cast this on turn one if you can against a weenie of theirs, then for the rest of the game simply concentrate on defending yourself and proliferating.

The Ichor Rats/Unsummon tactic can speed things up too.

side note- this would have been a magnificent answer to skullclamp decks back in the day...
Posted By: MechaKraken (1/28/2011 2:06:03 PM)


You can still run Scar is red decks! Stop beating up on Scar!!
...Just kidding, love this card, fits it function perfectly, great in draft, constructed worthy when (and I mean when, not if) Infect becomes a constructed contender.
Posted By: Selez (3/6/2011 12:43:28 AM)


Virulent Wound and Diminish is an amazing combo for really cheap.
Posted By: Araphen (2/16/2011 8:40:52 AM)


Won me so many matches in a draft. Best common instant in the set, IMO.
Posted By: http404error (2/6/2011 10:50:59 AM)


Awww I feel sorry for that goblin!
Posted By: Stray_Dog (1/31/2011 1:00:08 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!