Languish

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Languish

Sorcery

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

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Languish Discussion

ruy343 on Demon Sliver Killer

20 hours ago

Master of the Feast and Priest of the Blood Rite are good, cheap demons that might help you even out your mana curve.Naturally, they have their downsides, but you're aiming to win via the contract, so it might pay off in the long run.

If you want to have a lot of living demons, go with the Languishes, and leave out the Crux of Fate (because your demons would die too, setting you back)

Macabre Waltz along with some self mill can help you find demons faster. A Dark Petition or two might help you find the contract, or a demon in a pinch.

BrandonJamesCAC on Cruel controll by Bolas

1 week ago

I think it's a decent creature but you could cast Languish or Damnation for the same cost.

The 2/2 is pretty negligible.

ArchonBlue on 8 rack

2 weeks ago

Nyxathid and Bile Blight could be good sideboard choices, maybe cut a Languish, and a Nihil Spellbomb.

ArchonBlue on 8 rack

2 weeks ago

At a glance, I'd say you should invest in a playset of Ghost Quarter, 2 Ratchet Bomb and 1 or 2 Pithing Needle for the sideboard. Stupor should be Inquisition of Kozilek, and Languish should be Bontu's Last Reckoning. I'll post more detailed feedback later tonight.

lagotripha on Devoted to Budget

2 weeks ago

I've piloted a bunch of mono black ranging from £15 lists ( Budget mono-black! ) to... uhh way too much.

By biggest peice of advice is to commit to a striaghtforward plan, which fights well against your dominant metagame strategies, with a sideboard dedicated to hating out the most visible other strategies. This'll take some practice, but you don't have to break the bank to make it work.

There are two sets of cards you should absolutely spend money on- if you're going fetches/sacrifice, Fatal Push, if you are going mono-swamp Inquisition of Kozilek. Sideboard you want whatever meta artifacts are out there Damping Sphere or w/e, and Ratchet Bomb.

Judging by your current list, I reccomend piloting a vampire/lifelink build. The idea is to play 1/2/3 drop lifelink vampires and strap a Lashwrithe to them. Aggro strategies will have a really hard time fighting through the volume of lifegain you can get, and you win fast enough that combo and control actually have to draw their cards (enter Delirium Skeins sideboard). Indulgent Aristocrat, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Cutthroat, Call the Bloodline to pitch lands to, with a second big payoff card in Blade of the Bloodchief. (also, holy shit those cards went up in price)

The big thing that makes budget mono-black tick is the large amount of cards that aren't gamechanging on their own, but offer relaible small synergies. Much like jund, you don't have to worry about failing to 'go off', so lots of high-variance opponents beat themselves. There are cards to meet almost any need in black, you just have to pick them and dedicate to it.

A 1-of Nykthos and gary is a waste. Similarly, Kalitas is a great card, but outside of strategies which can reliably threaten a Dictate of Erebos there are better alternatives (for the price).

Similarly, you can do an awful lot with 4 Languish and 4 Mutilate, especially if your wincon is not creatures. Its just all more effective if you pick one thing that you want to be doing lots in your games, and pack as much of that as you can in your deck.

Let me know what you want your deck to do, and what you value as a player and I'll point you in the direction of some of the lesser-known options.

BlazingAbsol on Shared Fate, now with 100% more win conditions!

1 month ago

I feel like a sweeper would help. Wrath of God, Damnation, or Supreme Verdict would help. If you want to stay on a budget, you can use Languish or Day of Judgment or maybe Fumigate.

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