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Kessig Malcontents

Kessig Malcontents

Creature — Human Warrior

When Kessig Malcontents enters the battlefield, it deals damage to target player equal to the number of Humans you control.

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Kessig Malcontents Discussion

Daphoa on (help)Human soldiers will take over

2 days ago

Just looking at this deck I see a bit of a problem. You seem to be playing both Human and Soldier tokens, and trying to benefit from each. You need to pick one and go with it - playing things that don't work in the theme only if they give raw power (which not enough of your cards have). Looking at your deck, the Human supporting cards seem better than the soldier support so let's work with that. Personally I'd take every card that has the word Soldier in the text box out.

There don't seem to be many cards that create human tokens. Commander's Authority , Gather the Townsfolk , Increasing Devotion , Thatcher Revolt , Thraben Doomsayer and Voice of the Provinces (this may look like a lot but consider the number of cards that create Goblins or Zombies). Of those Gather the Townsfolk seems like the best - offering 2 power and toughness for 2 mana with the potential for more. You've already identified that though, so what else is there? Again I agree with 1 Increasing Devotion (maybe 2 or 1 + sideboard) and I'd look at Thatcher Revolt if the deck has a lot of "when human enters the battlefield" and maybe Thraben Doomsayer if the deck is slow enough to wait for his quite slow ability. We can also look at powerful non-token Humans (as you looked at), but I'm going to come back to this after we know what we want in regards to Human abilities.

Alright, now onto Human triggered abilities. Bonds of Faith is something to consider - doubles as both a bonus for your guys and a Pacifism for theirs. I should warn you though, that it's quite possible that you'll want to Pacifism one of their Human creatures and won't be able to. Cavalry Pegasus might be a nice win condition in a board stall, but you likely don't want too many of them. Devout Chaplain is a nice sideboard option. Hamlet Captain might be okay - personally I'd do some playtesting. Kessig Malcontents would be very good in an agro version of this deck. Agree with Mayor of Avabruck  Flip . Riders of Gavony also can get you out of many board stalls and is probably a bit better than Cavalry Pegasus. Titan of Eternal Fire also viable in a long board state. Vigilante Justice maybe. That being said I wouldn't want to run more than 3 total between Riders of Gavony + Titan of Eternal Fire + Vigilante Justice .

There are a lot of Humans in Magic. Currently 817 in Modern. I'm definitely going to miss some. Akroan Hoplite is good for the swarmy feel you want in your deck. Anax and Cymede depending on how many spells you have. Archetype of Courage , Crusader of Odric , Goldnight Commander , Sunhome Guildmage , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Phalanx Leader and Rubblebelt Raiders are all choices to buff your large team or otherwise benefit from a large team.

KnightsBattlecry001 on R/W Human Aggro

4 days ago

Kessig Malcontents would be brutal in here. With the number of humans you are running he can win you the game when he hits.

Dalektable on I Need an Idea

1 week ago

Recent combo I discovered via some Inspiration , Intruder Alarm + Thraben Doomsayer + humans like Champion of the Parish for the added tribal aspect. Make infinite humans for lols. Either American or Bant, one for Champion of Lambholt and the other for Kessig Malcontents . Seems fun.

NoctisSemper on It's a Death Rainbow

2 months ago

If you're trying to build it around humans I would strongly suggest to put Mass Appeal into the deck. If you want to build up a mana base all you really need to do is run basic ramp cards i.e Rampant Growth , Harrow , Explosive Vegetation . I also really enjoy Burnished Hart . If you want to do some decent damage I would also suggest Kessig Malcontents .

andydw on 2014-01-03 update of Boros Legion

3 months ago

Red white is not usually a color I see token decks made from, usually I see green white. (See Trostani, Token Master for an idea of how a competitive budget version of the theme works.) It is an interesting idea and if you want to use red as your secondary color you probably want to add in the stuff that makes hordes of goblin tokens like Krenko, Mob Boss , Chancellor of the Forge , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Goblin Offensive . You also have creatures which are a bit weak in the format unless you specifically build for them that you could use as replacement targets like Attended Knight , Hero of Oxid Ridge , Guild Feud , Raise the Alarm , Goblin Wardriver , Kessig Malcontents and Precinct Captain .

Lightman0359 on Team America Humans

4 months ago

When it was in standard, this deck made a player rage-quit because his opening hand cost more than this entire deck. He had a 5-color power cards deck: all shock lands with Kessig Wolf Run Thragtusk Supreme Verdict Liliana of the Veil Sphinx's Revelation Geralf's Messenger Stromkirk Noble .

He lost 2-0 and left before reporting, didn't even mention he dropped, just went straight to the bar round 1. All because Azorius Arrester and Bonds of Faith held off his Thragtusk until Kessig Malcontents finished him

ChiefBell on Pauper / Casual

4 months ago

A red / white weenie human deck that exploits the hell out of Kessig Malcontents and flicker effects like Cloudshift ?

Or even blue / red version with Deadeye Navigator . Price

Low Avg High Foil
$0.03 $0.16 $0.8 $0.4
Power / Toughness 3/1
Color(s) R
Cost 2R
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 4.43
Avg. cube pick 3.10


Format Legality
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Uncommon