Malignus

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Malignus Discussion

Squirrel_of_War on Ruric Thar Primal Stax

2 months ago

Thank again Profet93! I'll be testing it out tonight and hopefully I kill a blue player or two XD

I added a few cards to the maybeboard that I'd like you to check out. I was thinking it could be fun to drop a Malignus with Terror of the Peaks or Warstorm Surge out!

IsThisWolfe on Vadrok and Roll

3 months ago

Daedalus19876, thanks for the feedback, your list was also one of the ones that inspired me to actually build Vadrok. I did see Malignus in a few lists buuut in my playgroup I feel he’d be removed instantly. IMO I feel Dream Trawler covers the damage output of Malignus and protection of Stormsurge Kraken .

Frantic Search : This one is already in the list, def a amazing card

Curfew : You make a compelling argument I’ll be swapping this in

Deflecting Swat : I did want to include this originally, but I can see where it would be better in some cases over a counter so I’ll add this in

Grinning Ignus : Also a card I wanted to include, idk what it is but [[rootha, Mecurial artist] is just cool, buuut yeah, I do agree]] Ignus would see better plays

Mystic Reflection : Wait what?!? How do you do that? I’m guessing mutate Vadrok onto Ignus -> mystical reflection on the pile -> creature -> bounce pile to hand so no sac -> mutate Vadrok on copy, trigger, cast reflection targeting pile -> cast Ignus and repeat??? Also I did see in your list how you can use it for removal so I’ll find a spot for it

Silence and Grand Abolisher : I would prob add Teferi, Time Raveler over Abolisher just because Vadrok can recur him, silence is a solid maybe

Hedron Crab and Brain Freeze : the only reason I didn’t add these was because I’m trying to build my decks winconless, like the loops and infinite combos in the deck consist of cards that would never be dead in hand, I just feel these two would be bad draws if I’m not going to combo

This definitely helped, thanks for the feedback!

Daedalus19876 on Vadrok and Roll

3 months ago

This reminds me of my first draft of Vadrok! I built him as voltron at first -- I will say that Stormsurge Kraken is an amazing mutate host if you're going for that Voltron win. Malignus , too, but that's pretty obvious ;)

I'd highly recommend Frantic Search -- it's an amazing feeling to cast it off of Vadrok and regain most of your mana, and it goes great with High Tide and/or Underworld Breach. I really like Curfew over Run Away Together , since Run Away Together doesn't work in the infinite Dockside loops (because your opponents eventually run out of creatures). If you're going for the protective spells, Deflecting Swat is an all-star. I'm not a fan of Arcane Denial , you could swap one of these for it.

I'd also recommend Grinning Ignus over Rootha, just because you can pull off some silly loops with it. Doubly so with Mystic Reflection -- because Reflection copies the whole pile, you can use Reflection + Ignus + Vadrok to staple like 20 copies of Vadrok's ability onto the same creature haha.

Finally, careful with that infinite Dack Fayden line: your opponents will draw into all their deck's interaction. So unless you've cast Silence or Grand Abolisher beforehand, you can get blown out. When feasible, I prefer to infinitely recast Reality Shift to deck my opponents, with a similar loop :) Oh, and Hedron Crab and Brain Freeze are all-stars.

Hope this helps! :D It's great to see more Vadrok players running around...

RambIe on Licia Bank of life

3 months ago

at first glance i am going to suggest
Test of Endurance , Felidar Sovereign
Serra Avatar , Scourge of the Skyclaves , Malignus
Brion Stoutarm , Rite of Consumption , Fling , Thud
note: there are many other cards with similar effects so that these functions can be consistently played
its a busy day at work today but ill try to get some time later to do a more through inspection

MeMinusMyself on What happens if a creature …

4 months ago

I built a Grusilda, Monster Masher EDH deck for fun and I immediately ran into, like, 400 ways she can break the game but this is the one I'm the most curious about.

Say she combines Malignus and Pack Rat . Pack Rat says the Mashed Monster's power is equal to the number of Rats in play, but Malignus says that it's power is equal to half the highest life total.

Which one wins? What is the Mashed Monster's power?

Heavy-Metal on Brion, Armstrong

6 months ago

thanks Hc_Clan i ended up cutting cutting Thousand-Year Elixir for Anger you make a good point. i see what you are saying about Gilded Lotus and i have had a Dockside Extortionist collecting dust in my binder so i added him. What would you recommend cutting for Malignus, and possibly Taurean Mauler?

Hc_Clan on Brion, Armstrong

6 months ago

+1. If you are looking for suggestions, I agree with the previous comments regarding Malignus. I'm also a big fan of Taurean Mauler as well since he gets huge pretty fast in multiplayer with no real downside.

I think you could cut Thousand-Year Elixir for Anger since you only have 6 creatures in the deck with tap abilities.

Gilded Lotus is a bit pricy mana-wise, perhaps cut it for Mind Stone to help get Brion out faster.

I think more sac outlets would be welcome in this deck. High Market is great utility on a land, and Altar of Dementia combos with Sun Titan and Gift of Immortality if you want a combo finisher.

Heavy-Metal on Brion, Armstrong

6 months ago

Casey4321 Thanks, FMA is so good i couldn't help myself. Malignus is good, maybe Malignus > Spark Trooper? however i do like how Recruiter of the Guard can keep tempo up with Spark Trooper. I have Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker on the side along with a couple swords but i took them out as i dont want to irk my playgroup too much.

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