Malicious Affliction - Commander 2014 Spoiler

Malicious Affliction

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Morbid — When you cast Malicious Affliction, if a creature died this turn, you may copy Malicious Affliction and may choose a new target for the copy.

Destroy target nonblack creature.

“Such an affliction seems to seek out the pure.”
—Byro, plague doctor

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  • ajani-coldmane

    this + dualcaster mage = 3-4 dead for 5

    • Alex

      Just three, you don’t cast the copies so morbid doesn’t activate.

      • Vizzerdrix

        That’s a little dissapointing but still brutal

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Straight up killing people. That’s the black I know and love.

    • Kameenook

      The one I know would pay 5 life and do this for one mana.

  • Zombie

    I could honestly see this hitting Legacy in something like Stacks, Stoneblade/Deathblade, and BUG Delver.

    All of those decks involve numerous creatures dying frequently.

    • Kameenook

      I was thinking of that, but do you have targets for two doom blades? I play more modern than legacy, but even then not a lot of creatures running around.

      • Zombie

        There are many decks that have a significant creature presence. Elves, Burn, Goblins, Delver, D&T (though finding D&T targets might give you some trouble), Maverick, Jund, etc…, all of which have copious amounts of creature targets for something like this.

        • Kameenook

          I must ask, Burn has a creature presence? What is maverick? And is jund playing black creatures?

          • Zombie

            Burn has a very significant creature presence. Most if not all Tier 1 Burn decks include the battery of these 4 creatures: Goblin Guide, Grim Lavamancer, Vexing Devil, and Eidolon of the Great Revel, usually in quantities of 4 for everything but Grim Lavamancer, which is usually only taking up 2 or 3 slots. That’s just short of 20 slots of a deck taken up by creatures.

            Maverick is a G/W/X Creature-based deck which is frontlined by Knight of the Reliquary. Some splash Red, called Punishing Maverick, for Punishing Fire and Domri Rade. Others play the traditional Maverick which splashes Black for stuff like Thoughtseize and Deathrite Shaman. Think of Maverick like Death & Taxes’ big brother.

            And Jund actually doesn’t play too many black creatures; it still has Deathrite Shaman and Dark Confidant, and about half of its creature base, not including sideboard, will be Black. However, most of its explosive power comes from Bloodbraid Elf and Tarmogoyf, the other half of Jund’s creature-base, both of which can be hit by Malicious Afflicition.

          • Kameenook

            Ok thank you very much for educating me on Legacy decks. I may forget most of it, hopefully I can always reference this thread if I need to remember.

  • MrAptronym

    A powerful option, even in fast formats. I am so happy they are bringing back older mechanics again this year too.

  • Melissa Juice

    Brutal. Holy hell.

  • SMB379

    WOAH… WOAH… That’s not cool! Almost as overpowered as Crackling Doom.

    • Kameenook

      Way more overpowered. Crackling doom is useful in some instances but alright in others. This one you could say the same of, but I just like the ability to go from killing one card in a turn, to three.

  • BlahBlahBlahBla

    Card is solid. Art is absolutely fantastic. This one is worth it.

  • Vizzerdrix

    Omg this card is just fantastic, i think its my favorite card so far