Malfegor

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Commander Anthology (CM1) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Malfegor

Legendary Creature — Demon Dragon

Flying

When Malfegor enters the battlefield, discard your hand. Each opponent sacrifices a creature for each card discarded this way.

Malfegor Discussion

Asder on Showstopping Spiciness

1 week ago

Xathrid-compumancer I was considering Malfegor but I ended up cutting him because I felt that he was only really good as a backup plan when rakdos wasn't working. I run Sire Of Insanity over him because it deals with opponents hands rather than their boards which can take you from ahead to basically-won-already very fast but is also good when I'm behind to stop my opponents from getting too far ahead as long as I don't have anything amazing in hand myself.

Xathrid-compumancer on Showstopping Spiciness

2 weeks ago

I'm not saying it's a good option but Malfegor is a demon dragon, and you are running Sire Of Insanity .

Kaigz on Rakdos Dragon Reanimator

2 weeks ago

RyuSama1990 I understand how the cards work, but I'm failing to see how they’re more valuable here than other dragons that fit his theme better like Boneyard Scourge , Malfegor , and Scourge of Nel Toth ; non dragons that fit his theme better, like Dragonmaster Outcast , Corpse Connoisseur , Balthor the Defiled , Flayer of the Hatebound , Dragonspeaker Shaman , and Anger ; or dragons that are just better in general, like Skyline Despot and Thunderbreak Regent .

DrukenReaps on A new option for Shadowborn ...

1 month ago

So I have a Shadowborn Apostle deck led by Athreos, God of Passage here Reaper Born. Problem is I can't put Malfegor, Master of Cruelties, and Rakdos, Lord of Riots into the deck...

Enter our new Rakdos Blood Witch Judith

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Now she isn't as hard to remove as Athreos but I like that she will do 6 damage split where I choose when I activate the Apostles. Currently people just take 6-9 life loss and then I have to use a mass re-animator anyways. Don't get me wrong Athreos is cool and powerful but also quite random and can't always be counted on. I will always know what Judith will do for me. I consider the deck more of a demon deck than an apostle deck too and will get to use more demons like I've been wanting.

Here is what I've got so far Judith's Shadowborn Pact.

I'm just not sure what else should go in or if there are some things to remove?

Thanks for your thoughts.

Iamme10000 on Rise of Nicol Bolas: Grixis SuperFIENDS

3 months ago

Full of fun effects and flavor, but you don't call things to my attention for flavor shenanigans. You call things to my attention for cold, ruthless efficiency.

First of all, you have cards that pull you in directions that the deck...just isn't going. Malfegor wants you to discard your hand, but you like having a full hand of tricks. Ashnod's Altar wants you to sacrifice creatures, but most of your creatures aren't expendable. God-Pharaoh's Gift wants you to reanimate things smaller than 4/4s, but most of the things you'd want to reanimate are bigger. Not sure you have enough cards (dragons and instants/sorceries) for Bladewing the Risen or Augur of Bolas. Fraying Omnipotence hurts you just as much or more as it does the other players, and Apex of Power is neat in theory, but with the number of big, expensive things you're running, you'll usually be casting only one card off of it. Gate to the Afterlife wants you to have things dying, but your things are too expensive to kill so haphazardly.

Then there's a few things that just suffer from the scale of EDH. Tormenting Voice can do work in mono-red, but you have blue. Play blue card draw. It's just...better. Even the cheap stuff. Hell, Chart a Course is a bad option and it's almost strictly better. Eternal of Harsh Truths doesn't do all that much here, just drawing you a few cards...whopee. It's EDH. Nobody cares. Likewise, Undermine has pretty much no upside over Cancel, and if you can, I'd try to find a better counterspell. For Elder Mastery, I'd be hesitant including it, because it bares your throat to removal or tempo plays for not...too much gain, because if you can leverage it to advantage, you're probably already winning. Sadly, except in niche cases, Wit's End isn't super effective in EDH because it won't hit for more than a few cards in almost all cases.

And never forget in EDH, your general matters. When you flip Bolas, you get a super powerful 'walker and an endless stream of cards. To fully take advantage of this, play removal, a few cheap counterspells, and most importantly, MORE RAMP. You are a very top-heavy deck. You gotta double down on that ramp; you'll always have something to do with your mana, especially with Bolas in the helm.

I have more optimizing comments, but those are the big glaring problems I see. Others are suboptimal things that you might want to keep for fun and trolling (I know how you play).

For card suggestions, peruse Lord Bolas. It is a rather expensive list, at times, but it can give you an idea of how to work with the Ravager as a commander.

BMHKain on Sliver Queen, Spark Harvesting Hive Mind

3 months ago

(JSYK, I had a minor Blackout so I couldn't respond earlier. Sorry... :/)

@griffstick: I appreciate your suggestions about this, but I was asking about what cuts I should do to get to 100? Oh, & I'll add Contagion Engine & Inexorable Tide. Even though both things are considered "Win-More" to many. I already have quite some engine anyway; although you are still, regardless, tempting me into that Plaguemaw Beast... XP

BTW, just looked up Smh. Either you're right about a mass Discard deck w/ Tibalt running either Olivia, Mobilized for War, or Malfegor, & I'm as Ambitious as I already know; moreso even now, or the fact I'm running would mean something regarding the 4 words; all Keywords. Well, I'm sorry about such a notion, but there probably is worse out there anyway; Hint: Eldrazi Displacer + Riftsweeper. & the deck isn't even .

But I digress.

This means I have 3 to add, but I added the following anyway:

Djeru, With Eyes Open

Thalia's Lancers

Ajani Vengeant

Ral, Caller of Storms

Angrath, the Flame-Chained

Dovin Baan

Liliana, the Necromancer

Garruk Wildspeaker

Jace, the Living Guildpact

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets

Samut, the Tested

Tezzeret, Artifice Master

& some permanent that can also copy Activated Abilities (Since Rowan Kenrith is getting the red light despite Ensnaring Bridge, Meekstone, & even Dueling Grounds...)

(wait...)

Would Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice apply? I could activate his ability to copy Rings of Brighthearth to add an additional activation. Does this work that way? If so, I have 4 cards in addition to cut. What walkers should I cut? I guess Dovin Baan has negligible abilities... So, which to cut to 100? & thanks, griffstick. I'll use at least 3 of what you suggested... :D

BMHKain on What Color Identity is best ...

3 months ago

OK. Malfegor is actually Tier 5 now, so my best bet is either Olivia, Mobilized for War, or Garna, the Bloodflame; both at Tier 4. I'll try & promote either one to Tier 3 or 2, as Well as My Boros Deck; & hopefully other Boros Decks at Tier 4 as well.

Now it's your choice. What to choose as my commander?

chirz2792 on What Color Identity is best ...

3 months ago

Malfegor is definitely pretty solid for a deck like this. I used to run him and his enter trigger is brutal. You could also try Olivia, Mobilized for War. Neheb, the Worthy lets you discard when you deal combat damage. You could also try Xantcha, Sleeper Agent as a way to refill your hand so you have cards to discard. Last suggestion is Garna, the Bloodflame to get all the stuff you discarded back.

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Malfegor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Rakdos: 0.18%