Malignus

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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Malignus

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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Malignus Discussion

griffstick on In Yasovas Russia, Deck plays You

1 month ago

Crivaro I have a yasova deck too and i loved playing yasova for quite a while because it's always a different way you win or lose. Either way always fun. Sadly the table gangs up on you cause you take everyone's best shit and thus you've pissed off everyone. On another note I have good suggestions for you but I don't want to suggest them because I like the deck the way it is because I see so many unusual cards that you don't usually see in a yasova build. Also I love the name but that's not why I gravitated to this deck. It was yasova dragonclaw in the top spot. I love yasova. I have the current number one yasova deck on tapped out hopefully you can match me or pass me good luck to ya. Oh I guess I do have a suggestion. You need at least 3 to 5 big scary creatures. As you will be stealing them from your opponents they may not be running a creature heavy deck and leaves you with nothing to steal my favorite is Malignus. Also I found that Expropriate was a great finisher in my version

I up voted 2 comments I liked there suggestions and the points they made

Kjartan on Stay Angry

2 months ago

I don't think a deck, that's both agressive and runs no more than 20 lands (and 65 cards, which I also don't recommend), wants to have 5 drops.

But if you do want 5 drops, I think you can do better than Chandra Nalaar and Malignus

Profet93 on Xenagos all out to kill

3 months ago

Bocajtioneb I love your deck, here are some suggestions.

Rishkar's Expertise/Garruk, Primal Hunter. Super useful card draw, especially rishkar.

Traverse the Outlands - RAMP

Malignus - DEATH TO ONE PERSON

Pathbreaker Ibex/Rancor - Provides trample

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - MANA (and some card draw)

Siege Behemoth - Fav card in my xenagos deck

Sneak Attack - 1 red for vorinclex, double ur mana, cast shit, sneak in more dudes, swing

I'd like to hear your thoughts on my deck Xenabro if you could spare a moment.

Spirits on Budget Xenagos, God of Revels - EDH $50

3 months ago

Armed // Dangerous another CMC2 Double Strike, $0.21. Downside is it's Sorcery.

Archetype of Aggression, gives all your creatures Trample, $0.39. 6 ground + 4 flying (partial evasion) don't have trample, thats 1/2 your available hitters, including 1 infect.

Gruul Signet, CMC2 Rock, $0.30.

Thud, Another Fling for CMC1 but Sorcery speed unfortunately, $0.20. Really need more Soul's Fire to Infect.

Farseek, CMC2 Ramp!!, $0.27.

Flameblast Dragon won't get his doubled. Timing is off.

Slagstorm scary because it wipes out the dorks, but I understand the thinking, with Cats/Snakes/Vampires.

Arbor Elf, CMC1 Dork, $0.26.

Beastcaller Savant, CMC2, But he has Haste, $0.40 though.

Heart Warden, annoying at CMC2, but can draw a card if late in the game if he's a dead draw, $0.20. Modular is sometimes nice, especially in longer games.

Explore might work pretty well with 40 lands, and it draws a card, so maintains your card-advantage and ramp advantage. I also feel you have quite a bit (too many) lands with all the additional ramp/dorks you have? Might try 38 instead.

Thunderfoot Baloth $1.69, but has trample, with Xenagos is 14 Trample, and gives all other creatures Trample. The best of the Trample enablers mentioned for sure.

Deus of Calamity $1.40, only 6/6 trample, but fills your Xenagos, God of Revels devotion, so he really enables a 6/5 Indestructible attacker as well.

Tyrant's Familiar feels better than a Flameblast Dragon ($1.28), because he can potentially blow away a flying blocker, $0.44.

Fyndhorn Elves ($2.03) can free up some cash for a Thunderfoot Baloth if he's an Arbor Elf $0.26.

Sakura-Tribe Elder ($1.25) is really good, but a Farseek can be effective $0.27, free up $1

Artisan of Kozilek he is 10/9 (20/19 with Xenagos), Returns a creature from your graveyard to the battlefield (not hand), and has Annihilator 2 (Opponent sacrifices 2 permanents, with haste from Xenagos) for $0.43. I have lots of this guy, I'll bring you one.

Maybe with some shuffling of mana sources you can free up cash for Malignus, but he's quite expensive. Tough for budget.

Fierce Empath tutoring Atarka, World Render or Soul of the Harvest or Siege Behemoth or Spinebiter Etc. gives consistency, I feel like its doubling your Atarka, World Render chances.

Phyrexian Hydra another Infect guy. Makes it easier to kill 3 players.

Khenra Charioteer more trample, hes a 3/3 so he's not shabby for CMC3. Probably don't need that much anyway.

Life's Legacy could re-populate your hand and stabilize your life. Feel like the cards better than the double life on Predator's Rapport.

Talisman of Impulse best non- non- mana source available for $0.33.

Explosive Vegetation is good, but $0.92 and CMC4, I'm not sure. Might look for another lower CMC one to ramp a little faster for that $. Go a bit faster.

I haven't seen this one work yet, See the Unwritten and at $0.82, I'd probably just draw another creature like a Artisan of Kozilek. If you get lucky and the stars align, maybe you get 2, but one might be an Elf. I'd rather just draw another key creature, instead of the randomness. If it was CMC5 or CMC4 and casting a CMC8 maybe, but it's CMC6 probably casting a CMC6 or lower (based on probability, I can calculate it when I have some more time)

Living Hive is in Main and Maybeboard.

I only like Momentous Fall (too expensive $), Deus of Calamity (enables Xenagos), Kavu Predator could be interesting in our Pod (vs cats/vamps anyway). Malignus if you can budget him in. Steel Hellkite good utility again CMC0 Snakes/Vampires for example. Thunderfoot Baloth.

Don't like anything else there.

I think, less lands -2 perhaps, cheaper ramp (and maybe 1 more), 1 more creature (infect guy preferably), reallocate some cash to make sure each creature is a finisher, like Avatar of Fury is kind of blah, if you can cast for 2 he's ok, but what you doing with the other mana that turn anyway, would rather pay the 6 for a finisher. Siege Dragon feels a little underpowered too, but can board wipe (cats/vamps/snakes), would rather use Steel Hellkite instead, better control, lower CMC.

Inquisitor's Flail not sure equip is right, but it is only equip so maybe? Rancor instead?

Living Hive feels small for CMC8! Wtf, not sure what your doing with the 1/1 insects, that don't even fly.

That's about all I have for now +1.

shadowkass on Xenagos' Stompy Elves

3 months ago

Hello!

Lets have a look at some possible additions: Savage Ventmaw would be good as you can haste it then get 3 and 3 the same turn, allowing you to cast more.

Malignus is a must, he can kill a person in a single swing in your deck, especially with Rogue's Passage (which should also be an addition.

Hydra Omnivore For those bigger games, and his a big boy.

Etali, Primal Storm For those same cast turn swings that should get you some nice stuff.

Ruric Thar, the Unbowed would be amazing, more so if you're looking at going creature focused.

Hellkite Tyrant for steeling all the artifacts and a long drawn wincon (Vs artifact decks).

Mina and Denn, Wildborn should replace on of your elves.

Blightsteel Colossus is also a big wincon for you.

That's it for creatures for now.

Chaos Warp its an important card in red, its removal of used for keeping your own things safe. This is a fantastic instant for you.

Blasphemous Act is an amazing removal card you should add.

Defense of the Heart is amazing at getting creatures for you. Lurking Predators can cheat some brilliant things in, Greater Good gives you some amazing card draw as does Sylvan Library .

Now lets look at some mana ramp: Cultivate Rampant Growth Farseek Skyshroud Claim and Ranger's Path These should sort out any mana you need to find.

Land wise: Rootbound Crag Cinder Glade Spire Garden Temple of Abandon Stomping Ground Game Trail Kazandu Refuge and Fire-Lit Thicket sort out your duel mana.

Skarrg, the Rage Pits Kessig Wolf Run Rogue's Passage Reliquary Tower Yavimaya Hollow Ghost Quarter and Maze of Ith are brilliant for being utility.

Spinerock Knoll and Mosswort Bridge are amazing single colour for extra things.

And Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is highly recommended.

Domri Rade and Garruk, Caller of Beasts are amazing plainswalkers for you.

OH! don't forget Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Liam77 on Gisela beat-down fun

4 months ago

Hey Kalink27 I see this has been around for a while but I hope this still helps. I'm not sure how your playgroup is but I'd defiantly recommend more lands and ramp. Also potentially draw.

I like Bonfire of the Damned Banefire Comet Storm and id encourage more like that as they are effective and crazy with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

For combat tricks Id recommend Sunforger you can pull Double Cleave Arcbond to get messy or Angelsong Path to Exile to be defensive.

Also there is nothing wrong with doubling double effects =) Inquisitor's Flail on Malignus? or on Gisela, Blade of Goldnight if you can buff +1 is a knock out.

Oh also Heartless Hidetsugu pretty nuts with Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

Also definatly need Boros Charm even if you just replace Double Cleave

Personally Chandra, Bold Pyromancer beats Chandra Nalaar but Id have both and maybe drop something else.

Not convinced about Mindcrank seems to me like your giving any graveyard manipulation heaps of value and unless your meta has lots of lifegain I cant see you milling someone.

Looks like fun though!!!

Would be awesome if you could give my deck some thoughts!

Angels with Flamethrowers

pokepower116 on Xantcha, Woke Agent

4 months ago

Gleeock - Yeah, thankfully it's Friday and I'll have some more time to be able to give this deck a critical look this weekend! Currently looking at Pestilence, Pyrohemia, Neheb, the Eternal, Crawlspace, Diabolic Intent and Chain Reaction for cuts and looking at Blasphemous Act, Fraying Omnipotence, Dismember, Bloodchief Ascension, Master of Cruelties, Virtus the Veiled and Tree of Perdition for adds. Not 100% sold on any of these yet; but they're all strong considerations!

I see now! I LOVE that idea. I actually glossed over those two cards when I saw your deck the first time around, now I wish Xantcha was Jund. The way that you're running your deck is initially how I was planning on building mine. I just can't guarantee that they'll have enough creatures to attack with and there don't seem to be a lot of cards in Rakdos that give your opponents creatures (for a good deal); I've counted maybe 5 or so. I think redirect spells are a great addition to your deck, whereas I think my deck isn't built to utilize them to their potential.

Jimmy_Chinchila For some reason I didn't even give these cards a second thought! I was too hyperfocused on the group slug aspect of the deck to really even consider a lot of the solid Rakdos damage dealers on their own. I think I'll shy away from Malignus because I don't have any way of protecting it, giving it haste, or giving it any sort of evasion. At 5 mana, it's a pricy investment considering all that could go wrong. The other three, on the other hand, I really like and am strongly considering adding to the deck. Virtus the Veiled has the same issues as Malignus, but at 3 mana it feels much more reasonable to include. Tree of Perdition doesn't care about blockers, which is a wonderful upside. And Sorin Markov might as well be a sorcery since you can activate it as soon as it comes down. I think I'll try and order Tree & Virtus and hold off on Sorin at the moment because of the price, but he is a strong consideration for the deck. Thank you!

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