Bontu's Monument


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

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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

ticked-off-squirrel on B/W Standard Zombies

1 day ago

Deltis half of those cards I don't own and the ones I do own I either took out or left out because:

Liliana's Elite: if I retrieved creature cards all the time this guy would not be strong all the time and it was not worth it.

Noosegraf Mob: it is way too expensive at 6 mana. the ability is kinda cool but at 6 mana it turns me off when everything else is half that or less.

Strange Augmentation: there is no way in God-Pharaoh I can trigger Delirium so the +2/+2 wont happen.

Lunarch Mantle: I have no use for flying and I have better ways of sacking creatures for the same effects.

Bontu's Monument: it is being used in another deck right now and is better used there.

Deltis on B/W Standard Zombies

1 day ago

Most of those cards are easy to get or are give or take 25 cent. But other cards I would suggest from Shadows and Eldrich are.. Give No Ground, Lunarch Mantle, Strange Augmentation, Rise from the Grave, Noosegraf Mob, Liliana's Elite, Gavony Unhallowed, Campaign of Vengeance, Ghoulcaller's Accomplice, Gisa's Bidding, From Under the Floorboards, Shamble Back, Gryff's Boon, Ethereal Guidance, Angelic Purge, and Corrupted Grafstone. Those should be enough to finish the deck. If you want other cards that could be of help for maybe a life drain rout, try Bontu's Monument. It will help all your black zombies cost less and whenever a creature enters in under your control opponents lose a life and you gain one. Again, all the cards I listed are either easy to get or cheap to buy in case you want them and don't have them. Cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt could help a little, but not as much as the ones I already listed. If you want more removal, Zendikar/Gatewatch has a decent bit in both white and black. If there is a specific way you wan the deck to play, I could help tweak it in that direction. As for the cards on the fence, see if you like anything listed more than those before deciding.

Azdranax on * needs help Mikaeus EDH*

1 week ago

Here are several suggestions, both zombie specific and Mikaeus specific: Balthor the Defiled to reanimate all of your dead zombies; Liliana, Death's Majesty to make them, reanimate them, and/or board wipe everything but them; Triskelion to create an endless undying loop to combo kill your opponents; Door of Destinies for zombie mass pump; Stoneforge Masterwork for zombie solo pump; Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar with Vengeful Dead in play creates an endless sacrifice loop to drain all your opponents (maybe even add Blood Artist or Bontu's Monument for an additional combo opportunity); Death Baron because larger zombies with deathtouch are better; and Dread Summons for a load of zombie tokens to overrun your opponents. That should be a good start.

Voxelfox20 on BW Lifegain/ Tokens

1 week ago

I like it and I like seeing budget decks too; Too often do I see decks worth $3000 on this site. Zulaport Cutthroat is a great card, i use it in my own Orzhov lifegain deck too. Its really cool to see some standard "non meta" cards be utilised to such a great extent too. Im not sure what Id recommend to help but Cliffhaven Vampire would be a good combo to the Cutthroat, not to mention that he's affected by both Oketra's Monument and Bontu's Monument. If you ever decide to buy the deck I wish you goodluck, it looks like itd be good fun.

Izu_Korasu on Planeswalkers' Tokens

2 weeks ago

oketra is just kinda a card in the deck, if you have three or more creatures, the taxing nature of the deck is probably running smooth and you don't need her to win. If the deck is being suppressed then pumping resources into her ability is probably a losing battle. Especially when your deck generally wants things do die.

Bontu gives a sac outlet(life gain/drain) and attacks/blocks from either players kill spells and your own sac outlets and most importantly has evasion (menace) so she can push through damage where oketra can't. Bontu is also the only god who's animate is triggered event, rather then a static effect something your opponent can manipulate.

similarly Bontu's Monument, but the monuments may not be suited towards a deck that primarily wants to make tokens. but Angel of Invention is a solid choice (anthem+bodies and curves well with Anointed Procession)

SkoomaDaDrug on BR Hazoret the Vampire

2 weeks ago

Heyo superturner23,

Would you consider adding Indulgent Aristocrat, Falkenrath Gorger, Hazoret's Favor, Kari Zev's Expertise, Bloodlust Inciter,Bontu's Monument, Cartouche of Ambition, and Flameblade Adept. Im definitely not saying to add all of these :) but some of them could definitely fit really well in the deck :)

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