Indeed it is so I'm just contemplating whether or not I should pick up a set now or later... See if you can find the Dark Ascension event deck called Gleeful Flames. Budget permitting, Inkmoth Nexus is a fairly obvious upgrade. 578. Even though there are only six other dragons in the deck, Atarka, World Render has been paired with a dragon at least once every game. Similar to Atarka, World Render's pairing with other dragons in the deck, percentage-wise, this is an unsustainable statistic. Since people are stockpiling, do you think it'd be wise to pick up a set now or wait until they possibly drop? How competitive you want to be is always up to you. Green offers two of those things in spades but can struggle with evasion. Unfortunately, that leaves red as the current worst color to run in infect. Any reason as to why the price has jumped so much lately? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Like inkmoth in infect vs muta in merfolk etc. So my question is: what happens, if after all this, I activate the Inkmoth Nexus's second ability one more time? Muta costs a bit more than inkmoth, about a dollar more each. Thanks. This will also allow you to run 20 lands or fewer, opening up even more slots for gas. Close. Plus, cycling spells tend to cost more to account for the added ability. Reckless Charge, Assault Strobe, Brute Force, Virulent Swipe, and Temur Battle Rage are all options that work better with Lash than Footfall Crater, Dirge of Dread, and Memory Leak. Join us discussing news, tournaments, gameplay, deckbuilding, strategy, lore, fan art, cosplay, and more. i'd try to have as few creatures above 2 CMC as possible. Black also nets useful control tools like Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Fatal Push, Dismember, and Assassin's Trophy. by Boomy, Landed Elite No swapper's remorse here! Feeds | Since infect is an all-or-nothing sort of archetype, even when running the less aggressive versions, the most important characteristics that you need are speed, protection, and evasion. Inkmoth is an alternate win con in the deck. Any advice? To answer your specific questions, I would probably start by cutting a few creatures. However, I would be remiss not to include the work Lurking Predators has done in game-play thus far. Additionally, the times where this deck pivots and manages to go for a manland win is very rare, like 1/100 rare. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. it could have been reprinted, and then it wasn't, and it's a 4 of in 2 modern decks, affinity and infect. I put that in initially to have just a potential source of infect, but not sure if it's worth it. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters. Thanks for the post. Although the deck has less than 30 creatures, Lurking Predators hit a creature more than 50% of its triggers. 6/1/2011: If you’ve controlled Inkmoth Nexus continuously since your most recent turn began and it becomes a creature, it can attack or be tapped for mana. Typically, tribal decks that use muta also use Aether Vial which cost around $20 a piece for digital copies. Throne of Eldraine Singles Sealed Product. In addition to that, in the situation I described, the Inkmoth Nexus already became a creature with flying, so that's why I'm not sure if activating the ability a second time would do anything. 3. They'll rarely be better than Plague Stinger or Ichorclaw Myr but that's okay if you just want more guys to play. I have an Inkmoth Nexus and Colossus Hammer on the battlefield. Privacy statement | Questing Beast has been very valuable and has offed many planeswalkers. log in sign up. by Uraziel, Atraxa, legendary Voice, Just like with creatures, I wouldn't run any spells that cost more than 2 unless they can win you the game like Soul's Fire can. In terms of power, green is the most effective color to play by a very VERY large margin. Posted by. If you're willing to splash other colors, Wild Defiance provides nice redundancy for the equipment, not to mention the other benefits of having green in the deck. Back when I started the deck I made the decision to play Inkmoth Nexus over Mutavault %100 because of budget reasons. I do like the idea of those spells having cycling in theory, but in practice, the mana needed to cycle can short you of the resources needed to close out the game. That's why I wouldn't usually recommend running Ichor Rats or Septic Rats. Neheb That's what happens when WotC reprints only part of the expensive cards in a popular deck. Savage Ventmaw has been spot-removed prior to combat every time thus far. by ZomBMO, Izzet Polymorph : Inkmoth Nexus becomes a 1/1 Blinkmoth artifact creature with flying and infect until end of turn. I apologize if I'm repeating myself about the low-cost-high-speed thing but that is basically the reason the infect mechanic exists. Infect creatures usually become "bad" when they cost more than 2. The result is that most red infect decks rely on gimmicks like using Razor Swine's first strike to wither enemy creatures, generating infinite mana to pump into an unblocked Ogre Menial, or putting Phyresis on something like a Spikeshot Elder to bypass combat altogether. This exchange is already a victory. I activate the Inkmoth Nexus's second ability and it becomes a creature. Inkmoth Nexus. It wasn't reprinted in MM2015, so people are stock piling playsets I would expect. If your meta is casual enough, red should still work and it will be much more interesting to play with / fun to play against than a more traditional deck. where we have Mutavault in play alongside Blinkmoth Nexus. 578. I'd also try to lower the cost on your instants and sorceries. (Sorry if I'm breaking any rules with this, I'm still new to reddit and this is my 2nd post.). Lurking Predators has been such a valuable addition to the deck that it's embarrassing it wasn't included originally. It's literally the easiest way for them to generate a profit with the least amount of creative energy exerted. There's too much financial incentive involved without having to design new cards, they would just be porting over existing cards. It has been too good. log in sign up. And at the time I also built budget mono-green infect, so I was able to utilize inkmoth in more than one deck, whereas I wasn't inclined to build a seperate deck that used muta's, although you absolutely could. Your instant tricks definitely fall in this category. Plague Stinger's flying isn't as good as the unblockable on a Blighted Agent but it's still very powerful evasion as illustrated by the ubiquity of Inkmoth Nexus in every non-budget infect list ever made. Apostle's Blessing is probably the best in your colors. SHOP. That might actually be worth the extra $1 a piece vs Inkmoth Nexus. Posted by. Hand of the Praetors is strong enough as a finisher in slow games, but the rats should probably be Plague Stinger and possibly Vector Asp. However, given the choice of it and a 3-drop, I'd probably take the snake, especially since it would be your only proactive play on turn 1 (barring the inclusion of Glistener Elf or Inkmoths). Better though would just be to run neither and invest in more buff spells to assist in combat and trigger Livewire Lash. Cycling lands on the other hand should be fine as long as they come in untapped, although it looks like that only describes Ash Barrens and Blasted Landscape. You get access to the best infect creature in Glistener Elf (along with the slower and safer option of Blight Mamba), you get trample sources to push through damage with Ichorclaw Myr such as Rancor, Predator's Strike, and Larger Than Life, you get protection bundled with buffs in the form of Vines of Vastwood, Ranger's Guile, and Blossoming Defense, and you get the largest pool of very strong power boosts in the form of Mutagenic Growth, Invigorate, Scale Up, Might of Old Krosa, Berserk, Become Immense, Groundswell, Phytoburst, Noble Hierarch, and Pendelhaven. I still think there's a place for Fiery Emancipation somewhere in the deck, but I can't reasonably and/or justifiably replace Lurking Predators with it. With Hand of the Praetors on your top end, running 16-20 isn't that unreasonable, at least as long as all of them are good. Let's keep Gruuling! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast.


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