Bontu's Monument


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet 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.

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Bontu's Monument Discussion

MoGoose831 on 3rd Degree - ULTRA BUDGET

1 day ago

Thanks for looking Sogatog! While I agree that Bontu's Monument and Blazing Volley are pretty terrible Fling on the other hand has been awesome in the deck. I'll try out the deserts, Magma Spray and Hungry Flames for sure!

The price tag on Abrade is a bit much for the deck but I like its versatility it will be going into the not so ultra budget version.

Sogatog on 3rd Degree - ULTRA BUDGET

1 day ago

Bontu's Monument, Fling, and Blazing Volley (fits better sideboard) seem awful. You definitely want Ramunap Ruins. Desert of the Fervent, Hungry Flames, Abrade, Magma Spray, Snare Thopter, and Fleetwheel Cruiser could all be worth trying out.

MurderWeasel on 3rd Degree - ULTRA BUDGET

1 week ago

Im just getting into standard and Love your budget builds. It looks like Bontu's Monument is a bit out of place Reckless Fireweaver would stay on color, drop your cmc and drop the price of the deck a couple cents.

an_Elder_Dragon on Warrior Horde

1 week ago

I have to say that this deck does give me some good ideas as to where I can take, my own White/Black Warriors, so thanks for sharing! So here are my thoughts on this deck...

Pros:I really enjoy the cards used in this deck! Both Bontu's Monument and Oketra's Monument are both AMAZING cards that I will definitely consider getting my hands on (especially Bontu!). And with this set up, you have a really nice "life steal" strategy going for you with cards like Bontu's Monument, Brutal Hordechief, and Mardu Shadowspear. I also like the concept of having Return to the Ranks as a card in the deck as a sort of revival card. One card that is similar that could also be used is Gravepurge. It may not send them to the battlefield like Ranks does, but it does allow access to some of the other higher mana-cost creatures. So overall, a very interesting set of cards!

Cons:This deck seems to be very inconsistent, but that's to be expected from decks that are paper made. I was lucky enough to have my warriors deck almost completely paper made. But there are some cards that just don't make sense, like Devoted Crop-Mate and Glory-Bound Initiate. Sure they are warriors with neat affects, but they just don't seem to fit in right. So if you can afford it, see if you can through in some more playsets in the deck. I can see a really awesome life steal strategy going for this deck, especially with the cards I mentioned earlier. But that is just my opinion.

So overall, not bad! I played-tested this deck a few times and it performs decently, but I think a little more can be done. I hope you take my thoughts into consideration, but more importantly, keep up the good work! +1

Draakeragon on Shirei's Discount Hospice for the Mostly Dead

1 week ago

Pilgrim's Eye

Good land ramp

Mindless Automaton

Remove two counters and it's a power 1 or less creature that draws you a card!

Viscera Seer

Scry is almost carddraw!

Unhallowed Pact

Protection for your commander.

Westvale Abbey

Good land to add

Skirsdag High Priest

Makes daemons. Nice right?

Perilous Myr

Kill creatures!

Tattered Mummy

Makes people think twice

Abhorrent Overlord

you have a lot of black symbols

I think you might need more carddraw.I recommend 6-8 drawcards

Phyrexian Arena

one of the better draws

Underworld Connections

draws you a card every turn


multiple per turn if you're feeling it.

Bontu's Monument

Drain a lot of people so you can fuel your carddraw

Jet Medallion


Charcoal Diamond

Mana rock.

Sol Ring

Auto include

Commander's Sphere

If you have too much mana, carddraw!

Ogre Slumlord

a really annoying card for your opponent.

Myr Sire

Free token every turn?

Wake the Dead

Bring creatures back. then kill them, them bring them back!

Dance of the Dead

bring big creatures back!

Altar's Reap

You like killing your own things right?

Staff of Nin

You can kill your own creatures and get carddraw

Dennis14 on U/W Enduring Renewal

1 week ago

I haven't seen too many decks playing reshuffling effects (Emrakul is basically the only one and is pretty rare now) and if I do I'd probably add Bontu's Monument and replace Trinket Mage with Fabricate.

The main advantage of this version of the deck is consitency as Trinket Mage tutors for both (artifact) pieces of the combo while serving as a blocker to buy me some time against aggro decks.

I mostly picked Hangarback Walker over Walking Ballista because of price but they're pretty interchangeable and Hangarback can come out as a blocker to stall for a couple of turns while digging for the combo which I find better than pinging a creature.

In my testing on MTGO the deck is pretty consistent and can often combo on turn 4, with all the cantrips hitting land drops usually isn't an issue and 20x lands seem sufficient (I even consider adding Temple of Enlightenment over some fetches for extra scry'ing but not sure about adding 4x EtB tapped lands).

Mannu_1978 on U/W Enduring Renewal

1 week ago


I'm a big Enduring Renewal fan so +1.

Usually I try to play the deck Boros with a classical Bloodmoon / Chalice lock.

I have been playing it for a while in a competitive environment, won a FNM and made a top 8 in 40 players tournament (and another 9th place for 1 pt siiiiigh) which is not bad for a Rogue deck :)

I think that Impact Tremors makes a better kill than the Altar because there are too many reshuffling Eldrazis around unfortunately. But if you don't want to go Jeskai, at least for 1 I.T., Bontu's Monument is a good alternate kill. Not fetchable with Trinket Mage but you can make it only one Altar and 3 Monuments.

Have you tested it? what about your manabase, is 20 lands sufficient with all your library manipulation? I really need my 4th turn land and 23 seems to be the good number for my Boros.

The Walking Ballista is better than the walkers IMO, it can provide removal and it's not bad with Enduring R. only...

My Deck here. Have fun :) Infinite combo forever !

Enduring Impacts

lilgiantrobot on Trading Life For Some Ladies

2 weeks ago

Archangel Avacyn  Flip has a in her identity due to her flip form so can't be used in this deck, sorry :(

I think you should move Blind Obedience to the mainboard. And you may find that some ramp like Orzhov Signet and other rocks helps with your higher costing spells. Bontu's Monument helps make them cheaper too, and you get to drain some life.

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