Vow of Malice

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon

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Vow of Malice

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature gets +2/+2, has intimidate, and can't attack you or a planeswalker you control. (A creature with intimidate can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.)

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Vow of Malice Discussion

ZendikariWol on Marchesa-sama

4 days ago

Saw your comment in the deck advertiser. It did not fall on deaf ears.

This seems like a fun base. So here are a couple ways to make it fierce.

1) 2011 Vows- Vow of Lightning, Vow of Duty, Vow of Malice. All help "take down" your opponents' biggest threats.

2) Curses- more misdirection could be Curse of Vitality or Curse of the Forsaken. Overwhelming Splendor might be an okay game ender, and a lot of other curses are fun and worth checking out, but I'm not gonna bother listing all of them here. Look them up on the gatherer.

3) Join Forces and Tempting Offers- Tempt with Immortality, Tempt with Vengeance, Mana-Charged Dragon, and Alliance of Arms could be really fun. Giving people things makes them like you.

Also a fun idea: Blazing Archon. Neither competitive nor hard to remove, but if your opponent doesn't have the stuff, it is the worst/best.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 weeks ago

Awesome. Thanks for the amazing game reports. Opponnents getting salty is why I think that the deck belongs in a large and rotating meta. Familiarity breeds contempt. Getting beat this way sometimes is fun. Getting beat just about every game is not fun.

As for possible early commander aggression, I would suggest the Vow cycle. I prefer Vow of Malice, since giving them intimidate when they can't attack you is great, but giving them first strike with Vow of Lightning, or vigilance with Vow of Duty, since both can be used against you by enhancing their ability to block, is not as great. You could also consider Darksteel Mutation, even though it makes part of their offense ineffective for use against your opponents. Any of these are pretty good, and could replace or be added to Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, etc... as spot removal. I have tried all of these, but my meta did not have super fast voltron decks, and I wanted to have the versatility of the spot removal that I currently use for taking out strong utility creatures or commanders who have an effect on the game that is not related to combat. I will continue to think about the super fast voltron decks. Usually my Maze of Ith, Kor Haven, Spires of Orazca, Delaying Shield, Solitary Confinement, Forcefield, Delirium, Backlash, Fog suite, spot removal suite, Threaten effect suite, Rattlesnake suite, and suite of cards to encourage them to attack elsewhere all keep my losses to voltron under control. That being said, the only real contenders in that category in my meta have been Omnath, Locus of Mana and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, and they are not super fast.

I personally love the interaction of Selfless Squire with another Fog. They feel safe after the Selfless Squire has already hit the board, and they swing at you with everything. Fog, they are tapped, and you can swing for more than they did. You can sometimes bait people into overcommitting by dropping Selfless Squire to prevent even a modest amount of damage when holding another Fog. The usual game plan for someone who you think holds a Fog but doesn't have much to retaliate with is to attack into them. They need to be forced to play it, then you alpha-strike. That is what most people do against this deck when they get to know it. They force the Fog, then alpha-strike. I can often bait them into overcommitting by dropping the Selfless Squire against a moderate attack. Usually this makes a 10/10 Squire or more. When they see that big beater and what they think was a wasted Fog, they decide to take me out before that Squire can get a chance to get bigger. They figure that they can withstand that 10+ damage, even if I survive, so they swing with everything trying to take me out. Then I drop a Batwing Brume or something, survive, and they are tapped out. I get to swing into them for sometimes more than 40. Crazy turnaround.

cuff822 on Die Another Day

1 month ago

A friend pointed me over her to you my take on this deck. I don't know what your goal for the deck is, but I will give you some insights into how I believe you can optimize Oloro by using life as a resource rather than a win condition. Great additions in this realm include Necropotence , Soul Channeling , Toxic Deluge, Unspeakable Symbol , Phyrexian Arena. Additionally you will want Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to lighten the burden for black mana. And for a surprise add cards that swap life totals i.e. Soul Conduit, couple in an Angel's Grace or Platinum Angel to get an instant knock out. Gaining too much life with Oloro tends to make you a target in a multiplayer setting and very vulnerable to Voltron strategies. Cards such as Ghostly Prison , Propaganda , and Vow of Malice are useful dodge attacks. Secondly, Luminarch Ascension is a great addition with these types of effects. For the rest of the deck, you'll want the some mana rocks, creatures with good enter the battlefield effects and Eldrazi Displacer and or Flickerwisp to get repeated triggers off of a creature.

I don't want to tell you everything to use, just give some ideas. I typically don't like lifegain as a strategy, but I do like the prospects of having passive lifegain as a tool as well as some drain effects Bloodchief Ascension as a way to have a tempo advantage chipping away at your opponents while remain relatively unharmed. Let me know what you think, or how you want this deck to operate.

chadsansing on Kaalia of the Vast Ruthless Dictatorship

2 months ago

I really like Angelic Accord and Eternal Thirst. I wonder also about Archangel of Thune and Gisela, the Broken Blade for life gain.

Winter Orb seems like it would draw a lot of hate on top of Kaalia of the Vast. Would you consider more political cards like Vow of Duty, Vow of Lightning, or Vow of Malice? Or is your local playgroup competitive enough to enjoy an orb now and again?

With a few more rocks like Chromatic Lantern and Fellwar Stone or Worn Powerstone, you might have the fixing and ramp to cast your creatures in addition to cheating them into play, which might make it even better to play more creatures and fewer other types of spells. I try to do that to avoid playing from the control seat with this deck - my playgroup hates on Kaalia enough.

If you'd like to see another creature suite, check out Snow-Covered Kaalia. Rimescale Dragon is my favorite there, hence the snow-covered basics.

Have fun building & playing!

SufferFromEDHD on OHHHH KURSES

3 months ago

Fellow Curs'ed Curses 5 color curses player here. Your build is great. Only thing that stands out as clunky is your choice in Vow of Malice. A non-bo with Karona. Replace with any of the other Vows. Also: Enchantress's Presence!

Argy on Unfinished Kaalia needs HELP

3 months ago

You can check out the version I built after getting lots of tips from this site.

It has worked well in lots of games I have played.

1x Akoum Refuge
1x Badlands
1x Blood Crypt
1x Bloodfell Caves
1x Bojuka Bog
1x Boros Garrison
1x Command Tower
1x Evolving Wilds
1x Godless Shrine
1x Molten Slagheap
3x Mountain
1x Nomad Outpost
1x Orzhov Basilica
2x Plains
1x Plateau
1x Rakdos Carnarium
1x Rogue's Passage
1x Rupture Spire
1x Sacred Foundry
1x Scoured Barrens
1x Scrubland
3x Swamp
1x Temple of Malice
1x Temple of Triumph
1x Vivid Crag
1x Vivid Marsh
1x Vivid Meadow
1x Volrath's Stronghold
1x Wind-Scarred Crag
1x Lavaclaw Reaches
1x Needle Spires
1x Shambling Vent
1x Temple of Silence

1x Akroma's Vengeance
1x Diabolic Tutor
1x Dreadbore
1x Earthquake
1x Evincar's Justice
1x Mob Rule
1x Syphon Flesh
1x Syphon Mind

1x Boros Signet
1x Darksteel Ingot
1x Lightning Greaves
1x Loreseeker's Stone
1x Mardu Banner
1x Orzhov Signet
1x Rakdos Signet
1x Sol Ring

1x Akroma, Angel of Fury
1x Angel of Despair
1x Angelic Arbiter
1x Archfiend of Depravity
1x Aurelia, the Warleader
1x Avacyn, Angel of Hope
1x Baneslayer Angel
1x Basandra, Battle Seraph
1x Bladewing the Risen
1x Bloodgift Demon
1x Boros Guildmage
1x Dragonlord Kolaghan
1x Duergar Hedge-Mage
1x Fallen Angel
1x Flamerush Rider
1x Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
1x Iona, Shield of Emeria
1x Lightning Mauler
1x Mana-Charged Dragon
1x Master of Cruelties
1x Mother of Runes
1x Oros, the Avenger
1x Razorjaw Oni
1x Resolute Archangel
1x Rune-Scarred Demon
1x Shattered Angel
1x Tariel, Reckoner of Souls

1x Anguished Unmaking
1x Bathe in Light
1x Congregate
1x Crackling Doom
1x Master Warcraft
1x Orim's Thunder
1x Path to Exile
1x Return to Dust
1x Sulfurous Blast
1x Swords to Plowshares
1x Wrecking Ball

1x Necropotence
1x Palace Siege
1x Righteous Cause
1x Stranglehold
1x Vow of Duty
1x Vow of Lightning
1x Vow of Malice

The Vows could be removed for:

Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Grim Tutor

drohack on Voltron, False God

4 months ago

Here is my attempt to figure out my "7 by 9" classification of my deck (Referenced article about "7 by 9"). The deck doesn't really fit into the model well since many of the cards overlap by just being enchantments that there's a lot of categories/single cards that only care if other enchantments get played.

The deck itself cost a lot to get rolling and I like where the ramp sits right now even if it's a bit high on cards, but being a 5 color deck has its requriements. I'd like to increase the number of cost reduction cards. And slightly increase the number of draw, and combo cards. If I had to I would probably remove some of the buff/removal/graveyard cards. The issue I have though is that I want to keep the same number of creatures as early agression is this decks downfall. If I could I would also update the mana base and then be able to cut some of the ramp cards.

Number of enchantments: 36 (a * represents that this card cares about enchantments) (15 are auras)

Mana (14)

Ramp(10):

Mana fixing(2):

Cost reduction(2):

Tutor(9) *

Enchantment tutor(6):

Graveyard(3):

Draw(6):*

Removal(7):

Protection(5):

Combo(8):

Buff(4):

Other(8):

Yesterday on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

5 months ago

I was updating my inventory and there seem to be an awful lot of cards that are missing their Commander Anthology printings here.

Printings not found: Anger (CMT), Arcane Denial (CMT), Bathe in Light (CMT), Boros Guildmage (CMT), Borrowing 100,000 Arrows (CMT), Cleansing Beam (CMT), Congregate (CMT), Control Magic (CMT), Curse of Inertia (CMT), Curse of Predation (CMT), Curse of the Forsaken (CMT), Darksteel Mutation (CMT), Death by Dragons (CMT), Deceiver Exarch (CMT), Diabolic Tutor (CMT), Diviner Spirit (CMT), Dragon Whelp (CMT), Duergar Hedge-Mage (CMT), Evincar's Justice (CMT), Furnace Whelp (CMT), Gwyllion Hedge-Mage (CMT), Hada Spy Patrol (CMT), Krosan Grip (CMT), Leafdrake Roost (CMT), Leonin Bladetrap (CMT), Lightkeeper of Emeria (CMT), Mortify (CMT), Mother of Runes (CMT), Oni of Wild Places (CMT), Orim's Thunder (CMT), Orzhov Guildmage (CMT), Path to Exile (CMT), Pilgrim's Eye (CMT), Presence of Gond (CMT), Pyrohemia (CMT), Razorjaw Oni (CMT), Restore (CMT), Return to Dust (CMT), Selesnya Charm (CMT), Selesnya Guildmage (CMT), Serra Angel (CMT), Shattered Angel (CMT), Skyward Eye Prophets (CMT), Soul Snare (CMT), Stonecloaker (CMT), Sulfurous Blast (CMT), Swiftfoot Boots (CMT), Sylvan Reclamation (CMT), Syphon Flesh (CMT), Syphon Mind (CMT), Terminate (CMT), Thornwind Faeries (CMT), Thunderstaff (CMT), Vow of Duty (CMT), Vow of Lightning (CMT), Vow of Malice (CMT), Wash Out (CMT), Winged Coatl (CMT), Wonder (CMT), Wrecking Ball (CMT).

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