The New Pauper Infect Deck: Poison Storm - Phyrexia: All Will Be One

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Genoslugcs · March 9, 2023 · 2 min
The New Pauper Infect Deck: Poison Storm - Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Gameplay By The EPIC Storm

Infect isn't something that's new to Pauper. However, thanks to several new cards from Phyrexia: All Will Be One, it has a brand-new face in the format. So, let's look at what Pauper Infect looks like today, the new cards that enable it, and how the deck works. Without further ado, let's jump right into a less-than-common, nearly creatureless, Infect deck tech.

The New Cards

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 The deck plays a total of 16 cards from ONE - Each one directly gives opponents poison counters, proliferates, or both. Many of them also draw cards as well, which allows them to be chained together quite easily. First, is Prologue to Phyresisimage which is the cleanest way to get the initial poison counter onto an opponent.

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Secondly, Infectious Inquiryimage serves a similar role but is a little slower and comes at sorcery speed. This is more of a card draw spell with a poison counter stapled onto it but it is great nonetheless. Next, is Experimental Auguryimage. It digs three cards deep and lets you choose one and put it into your hand, then proliferate. At the very top of the curve, we have four Vivisurgeon's Insightimage to help refuel the hand in the later game and/or proliferate those last few counters needed to close out a game.


The overall gameplan is probably already pretty clear - You give your opponent a poison counter and cast a bunch of spells to proliferate them up to 10. However, with so many ways to bolster counters in the deck, we have other plans for abusing them as well.

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Pentad Prismimage and Everflowing Chaliceimage are both counter-based artifacts that generate mana. Whenever you cast any of the proliferation spells, you can add counters to these as well. The deck also plays these lands that have counters and generate extra mana:

What's spicy is that with more than one of these effects out and Nightscape Familiarimage, you'll actually gain mana for casting your spells in some instances. For example, say you have a Prism, a Chalice, and Nightscape Familiar on board - If you remove a counter from your Prism to cast Experimental Auguryimage (for a single mana thanks to the Familiar) you'll gain back the counter you removed from Pentad Prismimage plus add a counter to the Chalice and any depletion lands you have in play.

The depletion lands are very important for the deck's ability to generate the correct colors of mana to cast its spells. Furthermore, the Manamorpose (which can also be reduced by Nightscape Familiar) is also there to filter mana. The Sandstone Needleimage is in the deck solely to help cast Manamorphose.

Deck List

Poison Storm By The Perfect Storm

Main 60 cards (17 distinct)
Instant, Sorcery, Enchantment, Artifact (41)
Creature (4)
Land (15)



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