Bontu's Monument

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Bontu's Monument Discussion

Kogarashi on lose life to win

1 week ago

You're off to a decent start, I'd say. Your curve looks good, though you're mana base is a bit weak at the moment (you should be running about 40 land for consistency). Some commentary as I took notes:

Heliod, God of the Sun doesn't seem to fit with the overall theme of the deck. You'd be better off with a card that will give you lifelink creatures or something, to help offset the life-loss from your various effects. Whip of Erebos would be my pick for this deck.

Blood Tribute is going to want more vampires, which are kind of slim in your deck at the moment.

Brainspoil is...poor removal. I would remove it. Killing Wave, on the other hand, is a good choice for sweep, and Remorseless Punishment and Temporal Extortion are nice. I like Near-Death Experience as an alternate win-con, but Path of Bravery is going to hamper that, especially since you don't appear to have super-consistent lifegain.

You have...two? infect cards. I would remove them since infect is really an alternate win-con that you aren't geared toward. Diseased Vermin might make for an alternate rat if you must have a rat, especially if you can give it evasion somehow, and it works with lifelink. It's not a strong pick for the deck, though.

Knight-Captain of Eos wants more soldiers. There are quite a few vampire soldiers, and some of them would work well in this deck. Vicious Conquistador is one that works with your theme.

Seekers' Squire doesn't really seem to fit any of your themes.

Wall of Shards short-circuits your life-drain by giving increasingly large amounts of life to opponents. You don't need it. I would also skip the Hyena Umbra and Hatred.

As for further suggestions, things with Extort are good. There's always the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo, which can also use Vizkopa Guildmage in place of Sanguine Bond.

Other suggestions:

Ones that work somewhat with the life drain: Defiant Bloodlord, Retreat to Hagra, Thrull Parasite, Bontu's Monument, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Underworld Coinsmith (this would be a reason to keep Heliod, actually), Zulaport Cutthroat, and maybe Vizkopa Confessor

Others that pay life or give you life somehow: Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Chainer, Dementia Master, Cruel Sadist, Phyrexian Reclamation, Vona, Butcher of Magan, and Elenda, the Dusk Rose (for working with your creatures dying).

All of this, of course, is subject to what you're willing to buy, and you don't have to listen to anything I say. It's your deck, after all.

Falkenbach1 on Bring Out Your Dead!

2 weeks ago

hello, I use to play grimgrin as commander for my EDH zombie deck, but now i switched over to the scarab god ;) Bontu's Monument this often worked better than urza's incubator as it is also helps out the none zombie creatures. + it enables your zombie combo storms with casting zombies.

Sedraxis Alchemist together with Rooftop Storm also makes a loop of infinitly casting this zombie incase gravecrawler gets exiled. the alchemist also works as removal when u have a blue permanent

Graveborn Muse will really get you alot of cards and you can get rid of her with all your sacrifice outlets if she gets dangerous.

Fleshbag Marauder with gisa en geralf i think this cards is unbelievably strong

Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a tutor for a card on a stick (a strong stick) can be brought back with gisa and geralf making it extra strong.

Josu Vess, Lich Knight at 4 mana he's a great zombie, and at 10 mana (end game) he will bring a whole army with him

Kindred Discovery a must include for tribal decks with blue

Cards i would personally not play are:

-stronghold assassin (reason he has to wait a turn before he can tap and work)

-Liliana's Reaver

-Endless Ranks of the dead (looks amazing on paper but always when i put it on the field it did nothing as i had not enough zombies to feed it)

-Dark Ritual

-Preordain

-Black Market (also pretty slow by my own experience)

balbect on Whisper, Blood Liturgist ETB & Tokens

3 weeks ago

Hi lonely1,

I'm with you in swapping Charcoal Diamond for Bontu's Monument since it's a 1 mana discount on every creature in the deck, which I suppose is a similar/greater value to the Charcoal Diamond since Bontu's deals damage and heals.

The thing is Thornbite Staff is there primarily to untap Whisper, Blood Liturgist since she will always be able to untap herself when she taps herself for her her ability.

Thank's for looking at the deck.

lonely1 on Whisper, Blood Liturgist ETB & Tokens

3 weeks ago

i'd suggest switching out Charcoal Diamond for Bontu's Monument. it is just a swamp that etb tapped & costs 2 mana. i'd also suggest switching out Thornbite Staff w/ Panharmonicon. not enough creatures can utilize the staff.

moulcarve on Thopter Maniac

3 weeks ago

Here's my list for a mono blue modern legal version. Feel free to incorporate any of these cards.

4 Drift of Phantasms

1 Laboratory Maniac

4 Memnite

2 Mirran Spy

4 Ornithopter

4 Riddlesmith

4 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

4 Bontu's Monument

2 Cathar's Shield

4 Dizzy Spell

4 Retraction Helix

23 Island

SynergyBuild on Sisay Wombo Combo

3 weeks ago

+1 for the optimized combo with Bontu's Monument, but you know you can drop Rishkar, Peema Renegade and Saffi Eriksdotter if you run Mikaeus, the Lunarch and just cast him x=0.

Bxbx on Bats From Dusk Till Dawn

4 weeks ago

@Murphy77: Hey, thanks for your suggestion. I really like your deck. But unfortunately Bontu's Monument won't reduce the cost of the activated ability of Reassembling Skeleton, so this combination won't go infinite. All in all, I would have to add too many new cards (Pitiless Plunderer, Bontu's Monument and Oathsworn Vampire) to the deck, so that it would interfere with the orginal plan of my deck too much.

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