Malicious Affliction

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy 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

UpsetYoMama on Thraximundar and his Army of Undead

3 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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.

WrathofCod on shirei in refining

4 weeks ago

@ frwtr1968 Love the deck so far! It seems like a very fun and efficient mix of ramp, stax, sacrifice effects and reanimation! Normally, I would suggest adding some more ramp, but honestly I think you are pretty good! However, 37 lands for a deck with an average cmc of 2.86 is a lot and I would suggest cutting a land or two and adding in some more mana doublers like Nirkana Revenant and Magus of the Coffers to help ramp you (I would lower your land count to 36 lands if it was up to me, but 37 is just fine too). Nirkana Revenant is also a great finisher if you can somehow manage to get it through unblocked with something like a Whispersilk Cloak! The only thing I am struggling with is how you plan to win the game. While winning through attrition and recursion is definitely possible, I feel like you deck lacks staying power late game. Since you have a bunch of 1/1s and 2/2s, you aren't really winning through combat damage, and since you don't have any infinite combos (that I can see) you can't threaten to combo off and win that way. I would personally recommend adding in at least one infinite combo, a few more tutors and some more sac effects to help you win the game easier! In particular, I would recommend including the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista/Triskelion combo to close out games that go long. In addition to being a combo piece, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is an amazing value engine that provides redundancy in terms of recursion and synergizes with Black Sun's Zenith! Another way to increase the power level of your deck is to add more tutors. Some tutors that are underused and would work great in your deck are Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition and Beseech the Queen. Lastly there are a TON of cards that synergize with your sacrifice theme (of permanents in general, not just creatures) or that benefit from creatures dying, that I think warrant some serious consideration. It don't have time to explain them all, so I will just provide a list and let you decide which ones to include! Alright, here are the cards I think should probably be in your deck: Fume Spitter, Tree of Perdition, Toxic Deluge, Death Cloud, Deathgreeter, Demon of Death's Gate, Ob nixilis, the unshackled, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Weaponcraft Enthusiast (amazing reanimation target), Nezumi Bone-Reader, Malicious Affliction (Best removal for your colors!), Exsanguinate, Lake of the Dead, Bitterblossom (a must include in my opinion), Tragic Slip, Darksteel Plate (to protect Shirei), Hope of Ghirapur, Champion's Helm (same reasoning as Darksteel Plate), Bone Splinters, Killing Wave, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Waste Not, Cryptbreaker, Strionic Resonator (Does double Shirei triggers sound fun?!), Wretched Confluence, Entomb, and Champion of Stray Souls! Anyways, I know that's a lot of suggestions and a lot of information to take in, but I figured I should give you all the advice I have and let you decide what to do with it! Feel free to ask me for more advice or suggestions if you need to. Good luck with this amazing deck!

VigilantTempest on Bring madness

1 month ago

Holy Smokes! Dark Withering??? That's a No-Go!

Try instead Malicious Affliction. It has a Morbid ability and is cheaper than Dark Withering.

Great design overall +1. If you're looking for some Discarding cards, check out my Why Don't I Have a Hand? deck for some ideas!

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