Bontu the Glorified


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common

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Bontu the Glorified

Legendary Creature — God

Menace, indestructible

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.

Bontu the Glorified Discussion

cdkime on Tapping Creatures and the stack

1 day ago

There is not. There are a couple ways this could work, all of which result in your opponent being successful (provided they don't make a mistake).

The first option they have is, when they have priority, tapping the Saprolings for mana and activating Bontu the Glorified 's ability. This would all be done before you gained priority and had a chance to cast Elder Deep-Fiend , so the creatures will have already been sacrificed and Bontu's activated abilities and Slimefoot's triggered abilities will already be on the stack.

The second option they have is passing priority, allowing you to cast Elder Deep-Fiend . This would put Deep-fiend's triggered ability on the stack. Priority would pass back to your opponent, who can simply tap the saprolings and activate Bontu in response. This would all be done before Deep-fiend's cast ability resolved.

Argy on Tapping Creatures and the stack

1 day ago

I'm going to try to explain a situation correctly.

My opponent had Slimefoot, the Stowaway , Bontu the Glorified , Song of Freyalise . and six Saprolings on the field.

We were playing two headed giant.

Is there any way I could use Elder Deep-Fiend to stop him from tapping his Saprolings for enough mana to pay for Bontu the Glorified to sac all the Saprolings, dealing 24 damage to my team in the process?

Mj3913 on What CMDR do you think ...

2 months ago

Viscera Seer : if perhaps you include a recursion/token package.

Darksteel Pendant : Indestructible is handy.

Shadows of the Past : mana sink, scry each death.

Bontu the Glorified : again, requires things to sac, and a mana sink.

Catacomb Sifter : death triggers.

Crystal Ball : digs 2 deep.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary : still works for casting as it doesn't say 'from hand'.

Reaper of the Wilds : returns attacks via deathtouch, and on death scry triggers.

Nissa's Revelation : could be fun depending on how many critters you have in it.

Price of Fame : Cheap commander removal.

Doom Whisperer : Flample, pay to see cards.

Explorer's Scope : ramp, and land off the top. Combined with other things you can plan around it.

Mirri's Guile : rearranges top 3. Might be outside your budget though.

Sensei's Divining Top : Guile in artifact form, again pricey.

Cream of the Crop : could be interesting, creature dependant.

Grim Flayer : not sure if good, you'll have to decide.

Scroll Rack : another pricey card but it sets things up.

Gilt-Leaf Seer : rearrange top 2.

Vizier of the Menagerie : Pretty handy if you've got a fair bit of critters.

Galvanoth : While not top manipulation, it can be pretty spicy with other top deck stuff.

Riddle of Lightning : depending on how high your curve goes it could work.

Darth_Savage on Reaper

2 months ago

I play Soulflayer in a Hollow One shell, Power 4 is Ferocious, here are some general thoughts on Soulflayer. Ideally you want double strike, hexproof, indestructible, lifelink and flying obviously that number of keywords is a big ask, most of the time I'd settle for double strike, lifelink and flying, which puts Soulflayer in the answer this or die bracket. A nice way to deliver lifelink and flying is Chancellor of the Dross , your not going to play this card, but it has a minor upside if it's in your opening hand. Double strike is off colour for blue / black, but Crypt Champion is a decent option for delivering it. Indestructible I'd suggest Bontu the Glorified over Erebos, God of the Dead, it's a shame menace wasn't a keyword when Soulflayer was printed. Hexproof would be easy enough to enable with Striped Riverwinder . So that covers the keywords.

Your enablers; Returned Reveler, is nowhere near as good as Stitcher's Supplier which triggers when it enters play and when it dies. Magus of the Bazaar gives you more control over what goes to your graveyard than Armored Skaab. Lastly I'm not sure what Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is doing in this deck, you don't really have a devotion sub-theme... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

WhichKing on Death Becomes Her

2 months ago

I feel like you can remove the following:

Pestilence and Last Laugh : A wrath would cause this to drop off unless you have something like Stuffy Doll or Bontu the Glorified

Dark Ritual : Quite a weak effect in EDH. Takes luck to line up with your more impactful cards. Not worth a slot imo.

Launch Party , Bone Splinters , Diabolic Intent , Victimize : I feel that the creatures you run are heavy enough that sacrificing them is a big cost for you. You can easily use removal like Doom Blade , Go for the Throat as an alternative.

I think you can try keeping to two wraths and see how it goes. You may not need that many.

Darth_Savage on G/B Sacrifice (play without sleeves)

2 months ago

I've played with sleeved cards since 1998, but I don't care if my opponent doesn't, more fool them... That out of the way, Bone Splinters or Bloodthrone Vampire are almost always a worse choice of sacrifice outlets when compared to Viscera Seer or Altar's Reap , because setting your top-deck or drawing cards are better than killing a creature or pumping a creature, generally. You probably want some sort of finisher and the best options I can think of are Bontu the Glorified or Westvale Abbey  Flip. Hope this helps, good luck with your brew and maybe invest in some cheap sleeves ;-)

Darth_Savage on Vampriests

2 months ago

You have 19 basic land, in a deck which wants to cast cards which cost 7 mana, with some spells having and some . You probably need 22-24 land and you definitely need lands that can produce both your colours; Concealed Courtyard , Caves of Koilos , Shambling Vent or Isolated Chapel . Lands might seem boring, but they are the glue that lets your deck function. Don't skimp on your mana base, not only is it functionally helpful, it's the most reusable part of any deck.

Probably the best creatures at the gain loss gag are; Viscera Seer , Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat , Bontu the Glorified and Athreos, God of Passage . For spells they are; Altar's Reap and Tragic Slip , drawing cards is better than killing a creature and Tragic Slip is synergistic with your plan. As is something like Bitter Ordeal or Mortician Beetle , Modern has a big pool of cards.

Unfortunately the cards recommended above Tendrils of Agony and Carrion Feeder are not Modern legal, if this is a casual only deck though they would be fine... I hope this is of some help, good luck brewing your deck.

APPLE01DOJ on Mono-Black Zombie Copter

3 months ago

I know I said it before but Bontu the Glorified is too perfect for this list. Personally I would cut 2 discard spells for 2 MB copies.

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