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The flavor text on this version is almost exactly the opposite of the flavor text on the time spiral version of small pox.
Posted By: DrDavyJones (7/18/2011 6:56:55 AM)


Yaay, it's back! Another wrench in the MBC toolbox that no one is taking seriously yet.
Posted By: alucard311 (7/7/2011 6:38:14 PM)


People keep mentioning this for MBC but I think a black-green strategy can use it better thanks to cards like Harrow andRampant Growth plus you can pitch Vengevine to the discard and/or creature sacrifice.
Posted By: samwisel88 (7/9/2011 9:58:22 AM)


I used to wake up every day and think, "Man, life sucks, but at least I don't have smallpox!"

So much for that... Anyway, the Time Spiral artwork was much better than this version, but whatever, I guess. The key with this card is to time it correctly. Does your opponent have only one card in hand? Cast it. Does your opponent only have one creature? Cast it. Does your opponent appear to be struggling to make land drops? Cast it. Is your opponent showing any combination of the aforementioned conditions? Cast it.

The effect may seem underwhelming, but I guarantee you that you'll get a groan out of your opponent when you force them to sacrifice their last line of defense, discard their bomb they've been waiting to cast, and go down an additional land. It's no fun at all to be on the receiving end of that.
Posted By: The_Trendkill (8/6/2011 8:23:17 AM)


This card is Black personified. "I will gladly destroy myself so long as it hurts you even more."

Good for keeping your opponent from gaining too much momentum, especially if you're playing a control deck.
Posted By: blindloyalty (4/20/2012 6:44:10 PM)


Size doesn't matter when it comes to Pox
Posted By: Jesseman (7/7/2011 7:50:22 PM)


Small pox is fun. I like it most in aggressive 1vs1 decks. In multiplayer I prefer his X-cousin: Death Cloud.
Posted By: majinara (7/10/2011 2:47:08 AM)


If you're already drafting the awesome act of treason / sac deck, this is a mighty addition.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/27/2011 5:16:59 PM)


Back when Zendikar was standard my friend ran a really great BW smallpox deck with Bloodghast, Squadron Hawk and Grim Discoveries.

Now that we have Lingering Souls and Gravecrawler, I turned it into a really fun modern deck!
Posted By: Anomica (5/30/2012 3:49:31 PM)


I combo with Black Cat, pretty brutal.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (11/4/2012 9:05:05 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!