Languish

Languish

Sorcery

All creatures get -4/-4 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Languish occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Languish Discussion

Monduck on Shadow Zoo "Shadowcat"

1 week ago

I haven't actually cast it many times so far (new deck, and haven't drawn it all the time when bringing it in), but on paper it's there for pretty much any Noble Hierarch or Aether Vial deck.

For those matchups you'd normally need a sweeper or Temur Battle Rage effect to have any chance of winning since they can usually go wider than you and easily chump large Shadows etc (maybe less of a problem in this build with more threats though). In this build TBR and most sweepers just don't work since some of our creatures are smaller (eg Pyroclasm or Languish which normal Shadow decks could run), but Justice is a nice solution that most decks don't have color access to.

It's generally a straight swap for Tribal Flames since it's at odds with the 'gain 5' clause on Justice.

Skyler1776 on Chromatic Pioneer

1 month ago

My other question then is should I run Languish over Bontu's Last Reckoning ?

Skyler1776 on Chromatic Pioneer

1 month ago

LeBonco22 I had Ritual of Soot in the deck, but must have cut it accidentally. Do you think Languish is better?

NV_1980 on

1 month ago

Hi,

Nekusar without creatures can work, though we would not recommend it because many creatures out there will enhance the power of his abilities a great, great deal. Then there's the many creatures that will punish your opponents for discarding that you will also not be able to use.

However, if you are truly set on keeping this deck creature-less, we would recommend the following cards to force your opponents to draw more cards:

To prevent the loss of your cards when you discard yourself, you could add Library of Leng ; it's wonderful. Speaking of discarding, we would also definitely recommend cards that cause some major pains for opponents in cases that they have to discard. Some ideas:

Last but not least, some more anti-creature ideas:

Some cards we would definitely cut in favour of the cards mentioned above would be:

  • Bolas's Citadel ; not so good in this deck as it includes too few life-gain opportunities to compensate. Also expensive to cast.
  • As Foretold ; free stuff is great, but your deck contains plenty of ramp so we doubt you really need this.
  • Future Sight ; becomes a bit redundant in a deck with this many draw opportunities.
  • Leyline of Anticipation ; we do not see a good reason for this to be in here; the additions we have suggested will be most likely be more valuable to your strategy in the long run.
  • Mind Over Matter ; really not worth it in a creature-less deck.
  • Omniscience ; same reason for why we would cut As Foretold . Moreover, this card is so expensive to cast.

Have fun with the brew.

Regards, Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

pato_mtg on Golden Control

1 month ago

Hey, Cinestra!

I was wondering if there is any particular reason you run Damnation over Languish or Yahenni's Expertise ? Thanks in advance and happy holidays.

Haurent on Pioneer Gruul Dragons

1 month ago

I like the idea of the deck, but I would personally play it more control-based. if I had to add some sort of ramp I'd definitely go for Sylvan Caryatid and rather than duo lands I'd use more fetch lands. I may discredit myself completely here but... Evolving Wilds . Also dropping an island for Sarkhan Unbroken is an alternative. Sarkhan the Masterless is also a good card against aggro once you start having some board pressence, and tons of removals and board wipes. Languish if you have big enough dragons is a good option for removal. Also I'd reduce the number of dragons, With 3 Stormbreath Dragon , a full playset of Thunderbreak Regent and some huge threat like Atarka, World Render . Once you drop Atarka and have 2 dragons in play you win.

catmaster0 on Rankle

1 month ago

I'm not sure why you wouldn't run field wipes like Damnation , Toxic Deluge , Languish , Mutilate , etc. given your field wiping goals.

I imagine Cabal Stronghold might be up your alley. Lashwrithe is just a fun an efficient beater in black that works with any of your small guys as well. Heck, as a control deck Empowered Autogenerator should keep your high curved sated in time. Mind Sludge seems like reasonably powerful discard power.

Given this is control idk why you wouldn't have draw power such as Phyrexian Arena , or even Underworld Connections , Coercive Portal . Ob Nixilis Reignited even serves those goals with some removal splashed in.

Generally efficient options like Dismember and Go for the Throat exist as well for spot removal.

HookCitySlamJam on Grixis Midrange

2 months ago

What I would do to add a little bit of consistency is add a single Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Also I would try turning your Abrade and Bedevil into Kolaghan's Command they are easier to cast and have 4 modes. I would turn Dreadbore and Kalitas into Murderous Rider so you have three copies. Maybe turn the Ritual of Soot into Languish and through them in the sideboard and fill them with another Thoughtseize and Murderous Rider . I would also turn the Search for Azcanta  Flip into Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

Best of luck to you sir and I hope you dominate your OGS.

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