Malicious Affliction

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1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Eternal Masters Rare
Commander 2014 Rare

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Malicious Affliction

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Morbid When you cast Malicious Affliction, if a creature died this turn, you may copy Malicious Affliction and may choose a new target for the copy.

Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Malicious Affliction Discussion

Aiding on Stomp the Yard

1 month ago

Depending on your meta, my thoughts may be way off, but I can give you a couple thoughts.

Personally, I think you are trying to do cool things, but you are trying to do it in a non-disruptive way. The majority of your cards just exile from the yard without doing something proactive about it and a couple cards seem to go against this theme.

For example, Humility Makes Anafena a 1/1. For three mana. And this all. She doesn't exile anymore, she doesn't add counters, and the majority of your creatures are constellation based, so they then do nothing. Maybe you have some insane EtB deck with all sorts of mana abilities, but if that is the case, you could run Linvala, Keeper of Silence to turn off there fun while maintaining your own stuff.

I also think Archangel of Thune and Skybind are weak because you don't have a lot of little lifegain effects (think soul sister effects) and Skybind just blinks things. This could kill tokens or x/x dudes, but 5 mana for an almost do nothing on EtB enchantment feels.. lacking.

In terms of ramp/targeted removal, you are in green, so ramp is nuts and artifact removal is good. You also B/W so removalof creatures and enchantments is pretty great.

Ramp:Mana Dorks: - Lots of them. Jam them. 1 mana 1/1's that tap for mana that can be bigger in the early stages from an early anafenza swing (she says TAPPED creature. Not ATTACKING creature)

Llanowar Elves, Elves of Deep Shadow, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Elvish Mystic, Birds of Paradise (not technically a 1/1 but whatever), etc. They are all good and all produce colored mana, which is important in a mana hungry deck.

:Mana Rocks: 2-3 mana ones are best. The appropriate signets and the G/W Talisman is nice. Chromatic Lantern (if it isn't already in there) is an all-star. It is one of the normal picks with Enlightened tutor that I take, with Sol Ring and Courser being very close as well. You also could have a Sylvan Caryatid.

There is also 2-4 sorceries that get lands like Farseek, Explosive Growth Skyshroud Claim, etc. Oracle of Mul Daya also kinda fits here.

:Removal: ( my favorite)2-4 mana seems to be the normal cost.

Snuff Out, Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate, Utter End, Malicious Affliction, (maybe, probably not because of exile) Council's Judgment, Silence the Believers, Nature's Claim for artifacts and whatnot if you feel it is needed.

Lastly, I think there is some kind of "lack" of wincon in here if your opponents have some form of lifegain or can keep Anafenza contained. There are some combos you can do like Linvala, Keeper of Silence + Nature's Revolt (the opponents lands can no longer tap for mana because they are creatures with a tap ability). Could also throw Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite into that mix to murder the lands as well. But some omissions/changes, you totally could have something else in there I am just not seeing and is a crazy wincon. I just don't see it :)

Sorry for a mega post.. But I just made an Anafenza deck that focused on the word "exile" and just wanted to play big scary things and win. So I recently found a LOT of cards to go into these kind of decks.

Daedalus19876 on How To Maim With Catgons: Wasitora EDH

1 month ago

Hey! The deck looks good :) but a few small suggestions:

Things I might add: Good draw (Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence), extra combats, good removal, better acceleration/fixing (see below; Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth).

Keen Sense, Sixth Sense, Sword of Feast and Famine and friends, Bedlam, Malicious Affliction, Seize the Day, Relentless Assault, Aggravated Assault, Mana Vault, Golgari Signet and friends, Coalition Relic, Chromatic Lantern, Mana Crypt...

...cont

UpsetYoMama on Thraximundar and his Army of Undead

2 months ago

Recurring Nightmare is on the official banlist, by the way.

In EDH, you want to try to get as much value as you can from each spell. Or in a couple of cases, there is a better card out there than what you are using. As such, I would replace these with the following:

  1. Stoic Rebuttal >> Counterspell
  2. Smelt >> Vandalblast, Shattering Spree, or By Force
  3. Murder >> Hero's Downfall
  4. Cannibalize >> Malicious Affliction

I have a monoblack zombie deck and a couple of cards that are always amazing in there are Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Fleshbag Marauder, Cemetery Reaper, Undead Warchief, and Lord of the Undead.

You may want to consider adding more ramp to the deck, as right now you have a lot of high cost spells. The first step I would do is to add the different signets for your colors (i.e. Rakdos Signet). Other mana rocks that you might consider include Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Chromatic Lantern.

I hope some of that helped.

2gherkins on You Can Call Me Pitlord

2 months ago

Hey man, love the deck. Always a fan of Kuro. But I just think that Nightmare and Squelching Leeches don't deserve a slot here. Additionally, Sorin's Vengeance, while flashy, only targets a single player, and ends up being fairly mediocre in EDH. I think you should really consider more boardwipes: Mutilate is phenomenal. Additionally, with Kuro, Pitlord on the battlefield, Horobi, Death's Wail becomes an instant boardwipe. If you want more boarwipes, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain and Damnation are the way to go. You also might want to consider more targeted removal such as Malicious Affliction. Falkenrath Noble and Victimize also seems mainboard worthy.

Also, if budget isn't an issue for you, Karn Liberated is pretty much strictly better than Scour from Existence.

Daedalus19876 on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

2 months ago

I like the deck (and love the theme)! You definitely get a +1 from me. A few quick suggestions:

1) I usually like Counterspell over Void Shatter - you want the cards to be in their GY so you can steal them!

2) Have you considered some cheap reanimation like Animate Dead? If you're milling them, you might as well steal their creatures in the process! :)

3) I tend to find Go for the Throat or Malicious Affliction better than Doom Blade.

4) If you get a slightly higher budget, I would highly recommend Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth here. Make Wrexial fully unblockable!

Guftders on Meren Primer

2 months ago

Since I've only recently built my own Meren deck, I feel it only right I show you mine, rather providing any specific critique.

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I don't like shifting cards around, so some of the higher end cards I have (think Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Mana Crypt, Damnation Sylvan Library etc) won't be in the list.

Does 28 land ever feel a bit too light? Even at 36 land, I get a little mana screwed every so often (never mana flooded though).

I feel like you run a bit too much targeted removal- board wipes are generally better in multiplayer, as you leave yourself at a card disadvantage with targeted removal (you are down one card in hand, one opponent is down one creature, and everyone else has less to deal with). That said, Curtains' Call (which I need to find room for myself...) is alright, and I like Malicious Affliction.

Languish is rather good as a board wipe, so long as you can buff Meren a little bit.

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