Creature — Elemental Spirit

Malignus's power and toughness are equal to half the highest life total among your opponents, rounded up. Damage that would be dealt by Malignus cannot be prevented.

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Malignus occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Malignus Discussion

Profet93 on Xenagos Command

1 week ago

Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.

Rishkar's Expertise - Draw

Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal

Greater Good - Best card in Xenagos aside from Malignus which you need to add

Harmonize - Draw

Lifeblood Hydra - Draw, beater, lifegain

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - Draw

Life's Legacy - Draw

Skullclamp - Draw

Sylvan Library - Draw

Bolt Bend - Counter counterspells, redirect some removal, some card draw, some extra turns, etc.... very powerful and unexpected. Run it (especially given how your achilles heel is spot removal)

Myriad Landscape - Ramp

Ancient Tomb - Ramp

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma - Ramp, trample

Savage Ventmaw - Ramp, infinite with Aggravated Assault should you wish to go that route. Itself is just good for tempo. Always good to cast, attack, get mana, use rishkar's to draw 8 and cast a card. Seems very good

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Super ramp (and draw)

Shaman of Forgotten Ways - Ramp, wincon

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Tectonic Edge > Field of Ruin

Reliquary Tower - Utility

Gidgetimer on Philosophy Represented

1 month ago

That is why Xenagos is so great. You can pose a credible combat threat without overextending. Wrath of God kill your Malignus? No worries, just cast Atarka, World Render on your next turn and swing for 24. Some meany path Atarka away? Looks like they want to get to know everyone's favorite 6 mana 3/3, Pathbreaker Ibex. If he sticks around for a turn cycle they get to marvel at the synergy he has with Kessig Wolf Run.

mistahboweh on The Angry Centaur

3 months ago

I would think about Malignus . Huge for the cost and, while it has no native trample, you already play Berserk , Mage Slayer and Xenagos, God of Revels , who can all use Malignus to just kill people.

multimedia on Xenagos's Party Animals

3 months ago

Hey, nice budget version of Xenagos.

Budget card upgrades to consider:

Good can be repeatable draw especially with Ghalta, Primal Hunger and Malignus .

Genesis can be repeatable creature recursion, good with Ghalta and Greater Good .

Sage is good ramp for creature strategies.

Primus also has trample and it can destroy a noncreature permanent when it ETB.

Lore can get Stomping or Glade and put it onto the battlefield.

Scrying can get Kessig Wolf Run .

LadyZ on Xenagos's Party Animals

5 months ago

I feel obligated to point out Malignus for Xenagos, seeing as it will kill anyone with their shields down. a great way to lower those shields is Disrupt Decorum . Siege Behemoth can also do the trick.

If you go with Radha, I'd think about adding Grand Warlord Radha as well, maybe add a few more hydras like Lifeblood Hydra and Hooded Hydra

Either way, maybe look at The Great Henge , Eternal Witness , and Berserkers' Onslaught

Personally, I'd look at cutting Blood Mist and Reclaim whichever commander you go with.

Hoobynobber7395 on RG Elementals

6 months ago

Malignus is a great elemental, and would be a fun add for this deck

griffstick on Volrath, the Deckstealer

7 months ago

I'm just gonna give my quick input. Having lots of Clone effects like Stunt Double and Altered Ego and other such requires that someone has juicy targets for them. So I have a temur creature theft deck with Yasova Dragonclaw as the cmdr and the first iteration of the deck was to heavy on the clone side or the theft side of the gameplan. So what problem I faced was clone deck suffer from tribal decks like elves for token decks. Or if not them you get other boring stuff like Elvish Mystic . So the change I had to do to make the deck work was add fun big cool creatures in my deck I could copy. So for instance my deck ran Malignus and I'd Clone it so I'd have 2 of them and that's strong. But you should be doing the same thing. Think of all the dumb big and strong creatures you could clone that should be in the deck.

Btw if you do this route. I'd did only about 10 clone effects with 28 creatures in the deck so do the math. It's so about 2 thirds of the creatures in the deck should be good targets for clones. And about 5 should be big dumb finishers that you can clone.

LoyalPaladin on Up in Smoke

9 months ago

TypicalTimmy I initially looked into The Chain Veil , but the card is pushing $30 and is a significant mana investment, so I opted out of it. It's a shame, because it would be awesome to drop tons of emblems.

Dango I think I will drop Warstorm Surge in favor of Repeated Reverberation . It's a good swap and the CMC is two lower. Thanks!

Hoobynobber7395 I will consider this one. Malignus is awesome, but I do not need more creatures... perhaps I will swap out one of my other elementals for him! (Or maybe it is time I accept that I do not really need Sword of the Animist ...)

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