Malaise is a Rare card for The Silent that permanently reduces one enemy's Strength and applies many turns of Weak. As an X-cost card, it consumes all remaining Energy when played.
Malaise is a deceptively strong card - in fact, it's the strongest single source of permanent Strength reduction. While the Weak effect is underwhelming, the Strength reduction punishes the Snake Plant, Hexaghost, Corrupt Heart, and other enemies that rely on multi-strike attacks.
The Silent has access to a number of Energy-increasing cards, which can power Malaise up further.
Chemical X outperforms with this card, permanently reducing an enemy's Strength by two or three points for free.
Malaise applies two debuffs for the purpose of Sadistic Nature.
Note that Burst doesn't power up Malaise unless you also have Chemical X. The same Energy used to play Burst would also add 1 to Malaise.
- Weekly Patch 34: Malaise
- Malaise card is now Rare (was Uncommon).
- Weekly Patch 10: Quality of Life
- Removing 'Spend all [R].' from all X-cost cards for consistency.