Malignus

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

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Avacyn Restored 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

MRDOOM3 on xenagos, god of revels

10 hours ago

First of all, I would either cut Ruric Thar or cut a few noncreature spells, since his ability applies to everyone, and all it takes to bring someone down from 40 to 0 is 7 noncreatures.

I would cut Vexing Shusher and replace it with Spellbreaker Behemoth.

Alongside mana dorks, you probably should use extra lands per turn cards such as Mina and Denn, Wildborn and Azusa, Lost but Seeking.

Siege Behemoth and Arlinn Kord  Flip are nice for getting past pesky chump blockers, should your creatures not have trample handy.

Pathbreaker Ibex, Rapacious One, Balefire Dragon, and technically Deus of Calamity are all cards that benefit from Xenago's pump ability.

To protect your fatties during attacking, Stonehoof Chieftain can help with those with deathtouch or protection from red/green and Breaker of Armies helps by being the "attention stealer".

Malignus makes for a very nice early game threat and beater as well.

One lovely synergy I like to run is Dragon Throne of Tarkir+Heroes' Bane. Sure, my 256/256 gets reduced to a mere doorstop, but much worse things happen afterwards.

You can find my Xenagos deck here. Who knows, you may find some cards you like!

Panas on Bashing heads

3 days ago

I would keep 10 sources of land-ramp (i.e. Rampant Growth: getting lands into play is more reliable in the long run as people tend to blow the world up every 2-3 turns in my playgroup). Keep these at most 3 mana to ensure a Xenagos turn 4. After that, I'd look for 7-8 sources of card advantage (Sylvan Library comes to mind, also Harmonize and Mind's Eye). Then get 30-ish anythings that inherently have evasion (like trample: Giant Adephage or flying: Balefire Dragon) or big abilities like Terastodon and Bane of Progress. Fill the gaps with red/green removal such as Beast Within and Chaos Warp, some tutors (Fierce Empath, Worldly Tutor) and other utility (Asceticism). And you will be ready.

Some really nice interactions include Malignus and your cmd, as well as Savage Ventmaw+Aggravated Assault and your cmd.

A nice finisher is Blightsteel Colossus with Chandra's Ignition for when you need a very dead table immediately.

Those are my two cents, hope they were kinda helpful... Getting into single cards and trying to make 20 cuts or so is a bit too tedious for me :(

headrunner on Akiri and Bruse, Ally Equipments EDH

1 week ago

Thanks a ton JaysomeDecks! I had meant to include Malignus but kept forgetting about him whenever i edited my deck. Also, I always forget about the pro-colors affecting my things...

Also, I did not read Heartless Hidetsugu close enough. I did not realize HE dealt the damage. Great artifacts too!

JaysomeDecks on Akiri and Bruse, Ally Equipments EDH

1 week ago

One brief tip about running the swords: if you give a creature protection from white or from red, Bruse won't be able to target them with his ability. That limits your sword options to Feast and Famine, and Body And Mind, at least if you want to maintain synergy with your deck.

Two cards I would suggest are Malignus and Heartless Hidetsugu. The reason behind these two is their unprecedented synergy with Bruse, who, being your commander, you always have access to.

Malignus with double strike is swinging for lethal. If it isn't blocked, that's game. If it is, you still gain a rediculous amount of life.

Tap Heartless Hidetsugu after giving him lifelink from Bruse, not only does everyone except for you lose half their life, but you also gain everything they lost.

These are two of the strongest cards in my deck. (I loved the idea of these partners as well). And the icing on the cake? Together they total about $3.

HOPMONSTER on Alesha, Who Smiles at Her Bank Account (UPDATING)

1 week ago

Haven't looked much into building around Alesha myself. but this looks like a fun build. I think I would try to incorporate more of the x/x power/toughness creatures to explode out of your graveyard like revenant: Geist-Honored Monk, Keldon Warlord, Lost Order of Jarkeld, Malignus, Minion of the Wastes, Mortivore, Serra Avatar, etc.

As a lover of black and reamination, personally I would probably take this in a zombie direction, but that would just be my take.

Snap157 on Blazing Warrior's Soul

3 weeks ago

Dude... Malignus isn't a warrior but it think this dude would kick ass. Great Deck +1

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Brion, Flinger of Pain - EDH

1 month ago

Zealous Conscripts can steal anything for a turn, but if it's a particularly large creature, fling it at their face with Brion for maximum lolz.

Malignus instantly cuts an opponent's life total in half, or finishes off weaker players.

Mimic Vat generates the same big creature every turn for Brion fodder. The fact that it can improve what it's creating tokens of is incredibly powerful.

Adarkar Valkyrie and Gift of Immortality rescue creatures sacrificed to Brion for more fling action.

Grab the Reins is either an instant speed Act of Treason, Fling, or both in one card. The utility is what makes it powerful.

Molten Primordial and Conquering Manticore are two more cards that steal opponent's creatures for flinging.

Feldon of the Third Path generates tokens of giant dead creatures in your graveyard already sacrificed to Brion.

Archon of Justice is quite the removal in conjunction with instant-speed sacrifice.

Paavvukun on F*ck You.

1 month ago

I know you want to keep the CMC low, but have you considered Dragonlord Dromoka? It's another cool way to lock blue players and other interactive decks out of your turn. If you were running a heavier creature strategy, I'd suggest Gaea's Herald as well. You might consider it still, considering it's a subtle, not-so-subtle jab at blue players. If you were to cut anything for one of those, I honestly don't have a strong recommendation -- every card has a good reason to be in here already; my best guess would be the Silverblade Paladin or Malignus. Hope this helps. Awesome deck!

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