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Bontu's Last Reckoning
Destroy all creatures. Lands you control don't untap during your next untap step.
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Bontu's Last Reckoning Discussion
3 days ago
Reollus1 he has 3 different cards that can do that between Bontu's Last Reckoning, Phyrexian Scriptures, and Doomfall as non-target removal. He can also get it out of an opponents hand if he turn one Divest.
5 days ago
mavryk you are right about taking out the Bontu's Last Reckoning, I used to have very few creatures but with Dominaria I put in some more. I might replace it with Battle at the Bridge and another Never / Return. About the Walk the Plank thing, I think it is more reliable than Cast Down, and there are very few merfolk decks now, but I might change that later. Thanks for the suggestions.
1 week ago
Thanks for the suggestions! I do already have Hour of Devastation on the sideboard for board wipes, but I could sideboard a couple Damnation as well. Ives played Bontu's Last Reckoning when this was a standard deck, and didnt like it. Losing an untap phase for your lands is a huge restriction for control. As for Cruel Ultimatum, what would you suggest that I take out for it? It has a rather high and specific mana cost. Im thinking of maybe only running one copy as a big finisher.
1 week ago
Grixis control! I'm always a sucker for Bolas, +1 from me.
Suggestion: run one or two copies of Cruel Ultimatum. Against a midrange or control deck, it's backbreaking, and against aggro it can be enough to help you stabilize. Bonus points for Snapcasting it.
Also, it's super satisfying to resolve.
For control decks in general, and especially in this metagame, it's generally good to have board wipes. If you can afford Damnation, do so. It's a creature's world out there. Bontu's Last Reckoning isn't as good, but it'll do in a pinch.
1 week ago
I have a Nicol Brawlas deck myself and I think your list is fine. Do you play 1v1 or multiplayer brawl? That might give me some idea of suggestions, but for sure Bontu's Last Reckoning is a must-have, as having a critical mass of boardwipes is critical.
1 week ago
Nihil Spellbomb > Relic of Progenitus - as it spares your grave. (And you dont need to hold up mana in case you may need an emergency activation).
If you wan to stick to BR, then Rakdos Charm is by far the best option, as it is good against multiple decks freeing up sideboard slots, it can take the playe of both artifact and grave hate & has can provide extreme reach against go wide decks, like Mardu midrange, or just a storm deck that played Empty the Warrens.
I menat that Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip is bad because you have no way to intentionally flip it, thus decks that would have hard time against it can simply blow it uo, or not take block that would flip it.
In general i would advocate for avoiding cards like Nihil Spellbomb that actively feed Tarmogoyfif you use them or discard them, if there are alternatives.
If you are looking for a boardwipe then in red you have Anger of the Gods (awesome against dredge, merfolk, elves, goblins... etc.), or you could use something like Bontu's Last Reckoning (its very bad in decks that have so few lan like this), or Damnation
Fatal Push is not good sideboard material, i would play Big Game Hunter (can't be hit by Negate, Stubborn Denial... etc.), Murderous Cut (as 1 of), or even lightning bolt over it.
In terms of mana base, you should cut back on Swamps, as you don't need black sources in turn 1 (and often even in turn 2), not to mention that all your "cantrips" are red, which means that if you got red mana you can find blck much more easilythan if the reverse is true. (However if blood moon is a large part of your meta, you may need to keep those swamps)
1 week ago
Necrogen Mists is budget friendly and essentially ensures an ongoing discard effect. You aren't running any creatures so you might want a board wipe Bontu's Last Reckoning or Mutilate at a push maybe Drown in Sorrow or Bile Blight. You also want Ratchet Bomb in your sideboard to try and deal with Leyline of Sanctity and other problem enchantments or artifacts.
I hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.
1 week ago
Hey ArcticJohn unfortunately I haven't been able to test out this deck in the new format. I've been super busy at work and have had a lot on my schedule the past couple of weekends. In the one Standard Showdown I was able to make it to I decided to bring a / Control Deck built around Lich's Mastery that I've been tinkering with as a more casual deck. But I will be trying to devote some more time in the coming weeks to this deck as it has a pretty special place in my heart, and will ensure that I regularly update this list with my results and thoughts.
As far as changes are concerned, For a starting point I'm probably just going to make minor quality of life changes. I'd be pretty happy just swapping Painful Lesson with Dark Bargain (as it's basically a strictly better card) and the mainboard Bontu's Last Reckoning for Phyrexian Scriptures (As it can buff and clear the way for the few creatures the deck runs). If you are lucky enough to own a few Karn, Scion of Urzas I'd definitely look to make room for them, repeatable card advantage is something the deck sorely needs.
Depending on how the meta shapes up this list is definitely liable to change dramatically. I am particularly concerned about both Lyra Dawnbringer and the removal suite's poor match up with Mono- Stompy (Steel Leaf Champion in particular). I think that finding the right balance between proactive ways to attack the opponent's hand and answers to threats already on the battlefield will be key to ensuring the deck's survival.