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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|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Malignus occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
1 week ago
Crucible seems clunky even with the fetchland and scapeshift.
Rishkar's Expertise - Draw
Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal
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
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.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Hey, nice budget version of Xenagos.
Budget card upgrades to consider:
- Greater Good > Colossal Majesty
- Genesis > Moldgraf Monstrosity
Genesis can be repeatable creature recursion, good with Ghalta and Greater Good .
- Somberwald Sage > Zhur-Taa Druid
Sage is good ramp for creature strategies.
- Woodfall Primus > Carnage Tyrant
Primus also has trample and it can destroy a noncreature permanent when it ETB.
- Nature's Lore > Rampant Growth
Lore can get Stomping or Glade and put it onto the battlefield.
- Sylvan Scrying > Kodama's Reach
Scrying can get Kessig Wolf Run .
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.
6 months ago
Malignus is a great elemental, and would be a fun add for this deck
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.
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.
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 ...)