Malicious Affliction

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Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

PookandPie on Kresh, Warrior of the World

2 days ago

You need to take the images linked and make them a little smaller if you can; it makes reading an absolute chore because you're forcing the reader to scroll a lot in order to read what you've typed in between images.

That said, I'll list my suggestions:

Birthing Pod is first off. You want to sacrifice and gain benefits? This is your card. You can sac off a Marauder, Executioner, or Eternal Witness to grab Disciple if you need to draw, Jarad if you need to kill, and Oracle if you need to ramp- and the benefits only grow the higher up your curve you go. I strongly recommend it as it is a repeatable sacrifice outlet and a way to gain more consistency out of your deck.

Burn Away is terrible and you should run either good removal or good graveyard exile, not some hamfisted combination of both that does neither well. If you want graveyard removal, Tormod's Crypt or Nihil Spellbomb are great, one because it's 0 cost, the other because it draws a card and exiles too. I, personally, think you should be using Reclamation Sage in this deck and it's a shame you don't have it, though you've got Bane/Grip/Slime, so that'd be up to you. If you need more removal, there's always Malicious Affliction or Putrefy which are instant speed and can off a creature no matter its size (lol trying to kill a Ghave, Guru of Spores with Burn Away would be like trying to stop a brushfire by pouring gasoline on it, and doubling up with a 5 mana spell is rough). There's also Jund Charm, which does instant-speed graveyard exile and can function as a Pyroclasm to eliminate mana dorks and tokens, so that's an option too.

Not running Hatred seems like a bad call. Being able to just one-shot somebody by paying 18 life and 5 mana is pretty huge.

Gratuitous Violence is a second Xenagos, God of Revels that works for multiple creatures at once. That might be worth looking into over Emrakul, the Promised End (it's not a bad creature, I just find it mediocre in multiplayer Commander).

VraskaTheCursed on Malicious Affliction

1 week ago

You can't copy it more than once because when you copy a spell, unless otherwise specified on the card, the copy goes directly on the stack - you aren't casting it. This is also why the storm mechanic doesn't go infinite with itself.

Compare Malicious Affliction to a card like Isochron Scepter- the scepter allows you to CAST the copy, affliction doesn't

GearNoir on Malicious Affliction

1 week ago

From Malicious Affliction's Gatherer page:

  • The copy of Malicious Affliction is created on the stack. Its not cast, so the copy wont cause the morbid ability to trigger again.

Riv329 on Malicious Affliction

1 week ago

How many times can you use Malicious Affliction. If you keep destroying non black creatures can you use this like a board wipe.

darleen on Obi

1 week ago

Suggestions for your mana base:

Remove: Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Warped Landscape, and Mind Stone. Add: Myriad Landscape, Cabal Coffers, High Market, and Charcoal Diamond.

Tower of Calamities depends a lot of mana to destroy only one creature. Try Black Market in its place.

Bad Moon, Eternal Thirst, and Lashwrithe are fine cards but your creatures are already so huge, I don't think you need them. I would just add more ramp instead: Ashnod's Altar (also serves as a sacrifice outlet), Caged Sun, and Expedition Map (to find Cabal Coffers).

34 lands is simply too few in my opinion so think about cutting Ascendant Evincar, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Nightmare, and Shadowborn Demon for 4 Swamps.


Suggestions for draw and card advantage:

It seems like a great win condition is the interaction between your Commander and Maralen of the Mornsong so I recommend more tutor and dark spells to get the combo out. Maybe switch out: Cremate, Sanguine Bond, Unholy Hunger, Abyssal Persecutor, Visions of Brutality, and Vile Requiem for Night's Whisper, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Ambition's Cost, Beseech the Queen and Viscera Seer.


Suggestions for removal spells:

Several of your removal spells cost alot of mana. To the Slaughter, Reach of Shadows, In Garruk's Wake, Dregs of Sorrow, and Annihilate could be replaced with Diabolic Edict, Hero's Downfall, Killing Wave, Malicious Affliction, and Grave Pact.


sonnet666 on Neheb Help Please?

1 week ago

DeckedGuru, While I don't think you're going in the wrong direction, you listed a lot of sup-par cards right there:

As far as the hellbent theme goes, I wouldn't focus too much on it, since Neheb's effect isn't that great, and there are only two hellbent card worth including, which also aren't that great... Instead if you focus on just capitalizing on the cards you're throwing in the graveyard and stripping away your opponent's hands, then you can still draw lots of cards without being counter to your main strategy. Stuff like Geth's Grimoire and Phyrexian Arena can keep you flush while your opponents struggle to have things to play, and Mask of Memory fits really nicely here since our commander is low cost and is going to be attacking.

Also, Mindslicer, and Insidious Dreams + Reforge the Soul/Wheel of Fortune/Magus of the Wheel.

failurechild88 on Pieguy396

3 weeks ago

Hi there, I'm looking at your...

I've got lots of stuff in my binder if you'd like to take a look?

QuantumSkies on

3 weeks ago

Also Malicious Affliction and Stronghold Assassin are not modern-legal.

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