Tuesday, October 12, 2010
MTG Scars of Mirrodin: Phyrexian Poison
Gimmick: Using deadly poison counters to kill off your enemies.
Pros: The deck is filled with "Infect" creatures, which deal damage as poison counters. Once a player has 10, they die. With this new ability, killing the enemy is easier and faster, as long as they can't block, and this is even harder if your monsters have Trample. The Plague Stingers make a good start, able to come out after 2 turns and deal some fast infections, even better as it has flying. Heavy Arbalest is a great artifact to play with, allowing you to deal direct damage and Infect counters.
Cons: Really, there isn't a whole lot, except for it's lack in flying defense and blue. (Well, in all reality, what ISN'T nullified by blue?)
Suggestion: Add creature destruction. Maybe some Canopy Covers as well.