Baneful Omen


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Baneful Omen


At the beginning of your end step, you may reveal the top card of your library. If you do, each opponent loses life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

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Baneful Omen Discussion

TheGeneralAdvisor on 30 Baneful Omens

2 weeks ago

DrkNinja: the problem with Sorin and Prophet are that they want to put cards in my hand, and since the turn I kill everyone is the last turn and there isn’t more than 1-5 cards in my deck, that wouldn’t kill the whole table. Plus Sorin is legendary so I can’t make 30+ Sorin tokens, and Prophet triggers during your upkeep, so I would have to hope that nobody could wipe the board or deal with it. Baneful Omen doesn’t put cards in hand and happens on my turn, and also I like playing such a shitty card and winning with it.

Jodah isn’t really necessary, as on the last turn, I typically have 30+ lands in play, and casting all the stuff I need to is not an issue.

TheGeneralAdvisor on 30 Baneful Omens

4 weeks ago

PillzHere: Mimic Vat makes a token of Clever Impersonator, who then becomes a token of Baneful Omen. Brudiclad then copies them.

I updated the description to note that the Mimic Vat makes a token.

Arvail on Wincons for Quirky Creatureless Yennett ...

3 months ago

Extra turns as you know. I run a few creatures just because it speeds up the clock immensely. I try to keep my stuff within castable range so if Yennett is dealt with, I can keep going. It adds more resiliency. THis is also not tuned to the max just cuz I'm playing against mid to high tier decks with this list.

Here's my list.

Again, creatures help, but if you want ways to kill people, steal their stuff or maybe consider Baneful Omen or other similar effects that gain value over time since you're going to be taking turns. Alternatively just blow people's stuff up with Balancing Act type cards with yennett out. People will hate you even more than before tho.

griffstick on Any Topdown Effects not Requiring ...

4 months ago

Well I think clash would work good. Pollen Lullaby and Scattering Stroke seem like the best 2. May some other stuff like Arbiter of the Ideal.

Some other good cards that care about the top like Baneful Omen, Counterbalance, Deceiver of Form,

KongMing on God damit

5 months ago

How about Baneful Omen? It's odd, and can really rack up the damage with this deck.

Hidden Retreat can help you toss stuff on top of your deck.

How about casting some extra turns for free, too? Consider Nexus of Fate, Temporal Trespass, and Time Warp.

Scroll Rack is a super useful card for manipulating topdeck with this build. You might want to consider it.

DrkNinja on Music of the Spheres

5 months ago

So first things first, this deck is all about value. The cards you use for this deck should bring a ton of value as you are cheating them out for next to nothing. For instance, what value does Bringer of the Red Dawn bring really if you could just play Act of Treason for it's same ability? Who cares about the body it has, but when you play a card in Jodah is should warp the entire game.

As far as your landfall sub theme... I think you should cut it altogether. A real landfall deck requires a LOT of specific cards, most of which you DO NOT have in the deck. Cards like Roil Elemental are good on their own with you just playing one land a turn. Omnath and Ob Nixilis are cards you have to commit to for them to truly shine.

With that in mind the following cards I think are too weak for this deck, and should be cut:

  • Bringer of the Red Dawn
  • Ashen Rider: Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is just strictly better.
  • Empyrial Archangel: this is more of a personal card, as for this card to be effective you'd need to have Avacyn out as well.
  • Frost Titan: Just not enough value.
  • Kokusho: Requires someone to Kill it, and doesn't immediately have an effect. Plus it's gonna be a real "feels bad" moment when they Path/Swords/Unmake it and no trigger
  • Mindleech Mass: It requires you to do combat damage before it does anything which means theres a whole turn for anyone in your pod to deal with it.
  • Ramunap Excavator
  • Omnath
  • Ob Nixilis
  • Reya Dawnbringer: It is a fact that enchantments and artifacts are harder to kill than creatures, it is with that in mind I would say just play Debtors' Knell over Reya.
  • Urabrask the Hidden: It's good, but it A) Makes you a huge target because you are messing with people's boards and B) just isn't as good as Authority of the Consuls
  • Garruk Wildspeaker: In any ordinary deck this would be fine but since he doesn't do much I'd suggest his bigger, meaner form Garruk, Apex Predator
  • Khalni Gem: This is expensive, and it sets you back more than it helps you. The idea with mana rocks is to get you ahead with lands, try Coalition Relic
  • Treacherous Terrain: This card is only good against decks that ramp, or in the late game, in which case you'd rather see something else like a Time Stretch.

Cards I would suggest for this deck:

If you think my advice was helpful or if you want to check out my version of the deck, upvote and check it out here.

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Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

5 months ago

Rzepkanut agreed, this is way better than tribal sets and has some strange aspects. Well besides the deck, thats pretty straight forward.


+1: Draw a card, then put a card from your hand on top of your library.

-1: Exile another target permanent you own, then return it to the battlefield under your control.

-6: Choose left or right. Each player gains control of all nonland permanents other than Animatou, the Fateshifter controlled by the next player in the chosen direction.

3 loyalty

So this is clearly a top decking PW. Question is, do you go with something like Baneful Omen or Dark Confidant to win? Damage opponents with your own cards or damage with there cards? Im mostly concerned about how best to utilize all of the card including the ult.

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