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|Amonkhet (AKH)||Mythic Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
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Bontu the Glorified
Legendary Creature — God
Bontu the Glorified can't attack or block unless a creature died under your control this turn.
, Sacrifice another creature: Scry 1. Each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.
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Bontu the Glorified Discussion
2 weeks ago
Initial thoughts: Your curve is very 3 mana heavy, this is good and bad, means you can flood early, but leads to some dead draws late, assuming good draws, this will be fine.
For the amount of life you gain, Rhox Faithmender may be good in this deck. Big emphasis on may though.
For the amount of recursion you have, you need more sacrifice outlets. Diamond Valley Miren, the Moaning Well Phyrexian Tower Innocent Blood Vampiric Rites maybe even Carnage Altar Diabolic IntentDisciple of Griselbrand Hidden Stockpile Skirsdag Flayer Ashnod's Altar Attrition Bontu the Glorified
Oh, you sorta require Grave Pact I know it has a HUGE black requirement, but it's very much required in this sort of deck.
Some cards I'd consider cutting:
Arashin Cleric not good enough.
Greed you already have Erebos, God of the Dead you may as well replace with something better like Yawgmoth's Bargain Arguel's Blood Fast Flip that being said, you need more card draw. So maybe grab Necropotence or some of the other draw cards I've recommended here.
Some misc cards/tings (boom) you may want to consider:
Enchantment tribal? Constellation is a fun mechanic.
2 weeks ago
@FSims81: I agree, Macabre Waltz fits well into the deck. The only negative aspect is that it is useless in the graveyard. In this regard Dawn is simply perfect. Maybe I could add 1-2 Macabre Waltz to the deck and remove creatures for it. Or one could build a dimir version of the deck where Dawn is replaced by Macabre Waltz.
Before I add Regal Bloodlord I'd first have to add any lifegain cards at all. This deck could indeed use some lifegain but I wasn't able to make room for it yet. I could maybe replace Defiant Salvager with Bontu the Glorified or I could add a one-off Gate to the Afterlife.
3 weeks ago
Please link all cards in your question
You will draw and then scry. You put Bontu's ability on the stack and then pay its costs as part of activating the ability. The familiar triggers when it is sacrificed and waits to be put on the stack the next time a player would receive priority. You would receive priority after activating Bontu's ability and the trigger is put on top of the activation at this time.
3 weeks ago
... do I scry 1 from Bontu the Glorified first, or do I draw a card from Filigree Familiar first?
3 weeks ago
i run a meren deck and i love it got a few idea's for ya i'll start with creatures Blood Artist why not get some hit points in when you sac or die along with Bontu the Glorified, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, Mycloth, Necroplasm helps controll, Nyx Weaver helps feed your grave yard which is your tool box, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tarmogoyf, Xathrid Demon, Brawn, Mortivore, Lord of Extinction, Grisly Salvage is good for feeding your graveyard, Putrefy, Dictate of Erebos, Deathreap Ritual, Small Pox, Pox,Westvale Abbey Flip and i really think that these last 2 are key Mesmeric Orb, Smokestack. just some thoughts my meren functions really well and is around where your looking to be in your meta give it a look over Gravedigger
1 month ago
I think Dark Confidant would be a very good fit here with all my 1 cmc spells. If I do make the purchase I expect it would replace the 4x Gifted Aetherborn. Since I'm not playing threats like Tarmogoyf I think my opponents would save removal for Bob but it would still be a great play. Liliana of the Veil is also good here, I saw it was a staple in Devotion lists. I think Bob's a better fit here but adding both could definitely be a good idea. Don't own them yet but considering it.
Bontu the Glorified is a card I've gone back and forth on. It's definitely competing for the Plague Belcher spot and I'm also considering a 2/2 split due to Bontu's legendary status. My only hesitation is meeting the mana and creature sacrifice conditions can be rough in the early-ish game whereas Plague Belcher provides a more consistent body.
Herald of Torment looks really cool & I'd never heard of it. Could also replace a Lashwrithe too, definitely thinking about this one. I like Victim of Night over Cast Down for now but that could change if I start seeing more Gurmag Anglers.
I've been playing around with my Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek numbers but 3/3 seems good. I suppose I don't need to stash the extras in my sideboard....generally speaking my SB is still pretty rough so your suggestions there are appreciated! Bile Blight is a favorite because, as you said, it hits a lot. Smallpox could definitely work here, and land destruction is always a good idea. I'll be fiddling around with my sideboard for sure.
Thank you for the suggestions!
1 month ago
I would personally cut the Plague Belcher for 3x Bontu the Glorified. Belcher is a fun and sometimes effective card but this isn't a dedicated zombie build so it does loose some of effectiveness. Bontu has the same body and perks but is harder to deal with and plays a little bit nicer with your reoccurring creatures. In the 4th slot I would put a singleton Herald of Torment. It's good on it's own but can also enhance another body to get damage through when other means fail.
Smallpox is a valid option for this deck!
Small tweak, I would MB 3x Thoughtseize & 3x IoK. I can't imagine any matches you would really want all 8 copies. Maybe Lantern Control? I would replace the 2 SB slots with Bile Blight. Bile Blight hits tons of stuff in modern and is very underrated.
Infinite Obliteration may be good if you face Storm or COCO decks often.
1 month ago
Dark Ritual isn't modern legal. There is no early game ramp in black in modern.
I've built quite a few Zombie decks and find that B/G is the optimal colors. It gives access to permanent removal of enchantments and artifacts (which black lacks) and stuff like Lotleth Troll.
Another card that isn't a zombie but is a powerhouse in zombie decks is Bontu the Glorified.