Bontu's Monument

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Bontu's Monument

Legendary Artifact

Black creature spells you cast cost less to cast.

Whenever you cast a creature spell, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

Bontu's Monument Discussion

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov - The Church of Death

9 hours ago

You are making the same mistake a lot of people do, you have all these cards that will generate you sac fodder later in the game but little actual early game sac fodder.

For creature control you’ve left out gravepact and Butcher of Malakir .

Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid can help ramp out more lands.

Crypt Ghast helps ramp and it has “Extort”.

Bontu's Monument is cost reduction ramp and and damage to all opponents on you casting a creature.

Bontu the Glorified is a good sac outlet with a death trigger built in.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim is a sac outlet and removal in one.

Spawning Pit free sac outlet creature generator.

Phyrexian Reclamation and Malevolent Awakening are good creature recursion cards.

If your opponents play life gain Tainted Remedy and Erebos, God of the Dead can put a stop to that.

Shady78 on Vampire

1 day ago

Put in a bit more Land, you should be running 22-24 land depending on how much your CMC is. As SynergyBuild says, you should definitely be running 4x Godless Shrine. Also, in two color decks, you shouldn't be running lotus field. Run Vampire Nighthawk instead of your Bloodthirsty Aerialist . Also, run 6 swamps and 3 plains instead of 3 swamps and 6 plains. Maybe throw in a few more swamps while you're at it. In my opinion, I wouldn't run any plains, just more swamps. You should get more dual lands that don't have to be tapped on their first turn. Also, your cards have a very high mana cost so I would throw in a few Bontu's Monument Also, your creature cards should work well together, but your's don't seem to work while together. I would get rid of Call to the Feast and replace it with some creature cards that can summon vampires, such as Bloodline Keeper  Flip or Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet , but if you run them, only run 1-3 as they are expensive. I would run fewer Champions of dusk,as they are expensive and you don't have much lifegain. Also, run 1 less Bolas's Citadel and maybe run some more lifegain, like Drana's Emissary , Rest for the Weary or Chaplain's Blessing

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov EDH

4 days ago

With Death Tigger Aristocrats these are my suggestions.

Archon of Justice Recurable Removal.

Burnished Hart and Knight of the White Orchid Land Ramp

Keep Toxic Deluge just in case someone drops Gaddock Teeg which pretty much shuts down nearly all board wipes.

Bontu's Monument cost reduction+creature EBT life loss trigger all opponents.

Bontu the Glorified sac outlet+activated death trigger.

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim sac outlet+lifegain or removal.

Expedition Map helps get that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers combo on the field.

Spawning Pit sac outlet+creature creation

Butcher of Malakir don't let the high cmc deter you from him. Being able to remove your opponents creatures is a huge help to the deck.

Crypt Ghast doubles mana for swamps, works super well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth but also has Extort, pay a white or black mana extra for each spell you cast each opponent loses 1 life.

Review you sac fodder. There are plenty of good cards but in the end if you don't have sac fodder which is one of the 4 key pieces for an aristocrats deck you will stall out or fail to even get going before you are taken out of the game.

  1. Death Triggers

  2. Sacrifice Outlets 8-10

  3. Sacrifice Fodder

  4. Recursion

Hexaflexagon on Angelhorde Invasion

5 days ago

Hey BS-T,

Thanks for your help. I've already added in, Hall of Heliod's Generosity . I'll probably keep in Homeward Path for now, as I haven't really played much at my LGS and have only seen a few decks.


Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey CasualCucumber,

Thanks for your comment. I don't like Mind's Eye because I feel it's too expensive for what it does, and I might be able to find better ways to draw cards consistently.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey K1ngMars,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you, I'll be definitely be adding some more card draw. I already have Endless Atlas in the deck, and I'll consider Alhammarret's Archive . I like Alms Collector and Slate of Ancestry , so I'll be adding those if I can find space.

I see your point on Bontu's Monument , I'll take that out.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey enpc,

Thanks for your comment. My lifegain package is mainly for card draw, but I'll probably take most of it out for other cards. The only thing I would leave in would be Auriok Champion , The Soul Sisters, and Suture Priest . I'll probably also take out Dawn of Hope and Well of Lost Dreams , because they don't do much anymore.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon


Hey Nemesis,

Thanks for your comment. I agree with you and enpc, so I'll be taking out my lifegain package.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

K1ngMars on Angelhorde Invasion

1 week ago

You desperately need more card draw! I'd definitely put a Alhammarret's Archive and Endless Atlas . Consider also Alms Collector , Coveted Jewel , Slate of Ancestry .

I'd highly suggest to remove Bontu's Monument , as for 3 mana you get only half the effect, highly inefficient.

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

1 week ago

I’d like to add Bontu's Monument but not sure what to cut for it. Suggestions?

Meachman on I hate Gisas to Piece-ahs

2 weeks ago

This looks like a really fun zombies deck with a lot of flexibility.

Shred Memory is useful graveyard hate that can also be used to tutor up one of your two-drops (like Altar of Dementia). Dimir Machinations is a possible tutor for your Ashnod's Altar that could also just be used to deal with something like an opponent's scry. The more ways you can get access to your free, instant-speed sac outlets, the better.

I run Phyrexian Reclamation over Ghoulcaller's Chant.The life loss can be mitigated with something like Bontu's Monument (searchable with Dimir Machinations).

I don't like Temple of the False God because it's shut me out of producing mana too many times, and I think something like Crypt of Agadeem might offer better options for a deck like this.

Gavony Unhallowed feels like a cut.

TeLaSoul on Live fast. Die hard.

2 weeks ago

Would Bontu's Monument work in this deck? Or even Jet Medallion ?

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Bontu's Monument occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.41%

Rakdos: 0.23%