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

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Mythic Rare

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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.

Malignus Discussion

LoyalPaladin on Up in Smoke

5 days 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 ...)

Hoobynobber7395 on Up in Smoke

6 days ago

Malignus is an amazing elemental to add to your deck, unpreventable damage and his power and toughness are ridiculous in any multiplayer game

Gidgetimer on Need help again with picking ...

4 weeks ago

The four I commented about are the only ones I have played. My Oloro deck was my oldest and favorite commander deck. I had it together from the week he released until all my decks and my binder were stolen last week. The way I had him built was Esper Combo/Control deck while slowly building life advantage. A small number of pillow fort cards along with wipes and targeted removal kept my life going up. The life was used for either the win cons of Test of Endurance and Felidar Sovereign ; for card advantage from Necropotence or Bolas's Citadel ; or just winning if you have both Necro and Citadel. Plenty of tutors make combos more consistent and a small counter package protected the combos. The constant life engine allows you to explore alternate win conditions to what most Esper Control decks use. If you enjoy every decision you make mattering and novel win conditions that are decidedly not cEDH he is a blast. If you have something against combo or want to be high tier competitive he probably isn't the best choice.

Xenagod is again not highly competitive, but from your list of commanders I got the feeling you were more interested in functional and interesting not turn 3 combo or heavy stax. He was my second favorite. There are a number of cards that work exquisitely with Xenagos, God of Revels that are neigh unplayable elsewhere. I had someone ask me "isn't Malignus banned" because of how powerful it is with Xenagod even though the card is mediocre at best in any other deck. Good aggro cards become seriously busted. Pathbreaker Ibex with just your commander out is 12 trample for 6 mana. If you have say Hydra Omnivore out you are swinging 32 trample that will reflect any damage that gets through to all other opponents and also a 19/19 trample. A Theros block God that isn't a creature is very annoying to deal with. So you can consistently count on having the ability each combat. Your big dumb beaters will routinely get killed, but Xenagos grants haste along with the buff so you can get at least one hit in most of the time. The deck isn't for people who feel bad about swinging for half of someone's life in a single hit early. But if you have ever wanted to swing lethal on turn 4 because you got the perfect acceleration hand Xenagod is your man. (ask PookandPie about how much he loves Heroes' Bane , he ended up stopping it but what was a $60 deck at the time had no right to swing lethal that early.)

Chhris on Xenagos Stompy

1 month ago

You could run Thud purely for Malignus Jank lmao

InFlam3z on Kreshing the party

1 month ago

Okay so first update



Flesh , Malignus and Evolutionary Leap I might aquire when possible, Berserk is a bit out of price range right now.

Although I can imagine Pyroblast being good my group very rarely runs blue so it's probably a waste in this situation.

Thanks for the input!

yumharu on Kreshing the party

1 month ago

Shriekmaw instead of Murder

other evoke creature are also really great like Spitebellows

Yavimaya Elder instead of Kodama's Reach

Malignus to have insane a creature with insane easily power.

Berserk is insane in this deck but it's a not a cheap card.

Vulturous Zombie i don't know if he will have enough time to be better than other t5, it might be complicated to help him survive with the few protection you have.

Flesh is good flexible card that will help you finish the game.

Evolutionary Leap and Eldritch Evolution are really greath in green sacrifice deck.

I think that you have enough draw and i don't think that a counter based theme is great in the for the deck, card that double the number of counter are really good but card that only put 1 additonnal counter are not powerful enough.

It could be useful to run Pyroblast or Red Elemental Blast to protect kresh when you are about to finish the game.

Good luck !

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Malignus occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%