Bontu's Monument

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

CrystallineFlask on Riot Games(Rakdos Edh)

2 hours ago

crazyduels the reason i play the shrine is so i can deal a damage the next turn to land rakdos Planeswalker's Fury just seems to slow to me Bontu's Monument seems intresting ill playtest a little with it

ThallionDarkshine on Anowon and The Black Parade

5 days ago

The deck is pretty light on ramp, and since you're in a mono-black tribal deck you've got lots of great options available. Jet Medallion costs down all your black cards, and Bontu's Monument costs down only your creatures but also drains your opponents for every one you play. Herald’s Horn costs down your vampires and gives you a great source of card draw, and Urza's Incubator makes all your vampires incredibly inexpensive. Extraplanar Lens doubles the mana production of all your swamps. I think most of these options would be far superior to the single use rituals you're running at the moment.

In addition, there are some incredibly powerful tribal buff cards that I think would be a great fit in this deck. Coat of Arms applies to everyone, but gives all your vampires a huge buff. Door of Destinies accumulates counters as you cast your vampires, slowly building up to a massive buff.

KingOfWhales on Scarab God

5 days ago

I don't see why Mindcrank and a few other cards are in there if you aren't planning on milling people down, from your description it seems like thats not what you're going for, if you are, Traumatize. But I'd recommend sticking with lifedrain and good old fashion beating people over the head with lots of zombies. Phenax, God of Deception is cool, but don't try to do that and lifedrain zombies.

If you are going for a lifedrain deck look at Bontu's Monument, Whip of Erebos is good.

Look at Dralnu, Lich Lord because its amazing, same goes for Semblance Anvil, Possessed Skaab, Call to the Kindred, Ever After and Lim-Dul's Vault is broken. Obelisk of Urd is a tribal deck's best friend.

There are better wipes for this deck than Coastal Breach and you are a bit low on removal. Malicious Affliction and Dash Hopes are very good and fun. Get rid of Imprisoned in the Moon. Another thing you can do for removal is use Fleshbag Marauder, have it sac itself, then cast it from the graveyard. Stronghold Assassin too. Cauldron of Souls Can help you dodge board wipes and is a cool card to have. Perplex is fun too. And Mimic Vat

Arcane Adaptation is neat but there are much better cards that you can use. Black Market isn't as good as it seems because your mana empties before you can use it for anything good most of the time. Empty the Pits is very expensive, but if you can make it work, do it.

Your nonbasic lands are also really slow and you may need more lands in general, 36ish is about where you want to be. Look at Choked Estuary and Command Tower or cards that lower costs like Jet Medallion.

I know I've suggested to add a lot more cards than I suggested to take out, and I've never really even tried to give deck advice before, but I hope I at least gave you some ideas.

Nethereon on Rats and their Patron: 1st Budget Build

1 week ago

Concise list of considerations:

-/+ Dump Mind Twist and add Torment of Hailfire HOLY CRAP, do I love this card. It gets around so many things plus it hits every opponent.

Let's talk about your mana base for a second...

Thirty two lands? Even for a very cavalier spell slinger deck, that is a very low amount to play. I play a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck on 36 and struggle some times to reach a critical mass of mana/spells. Don't fall into the trap of "I'll cut a land for this cheap spell; it'll be fine." Again, math and probability will not be on your side in the late game, not unless you're willing to invest in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Cabal Coffers. An alternative might be to run Crypt of Agadeem but it's really no substitute for those lands.

Lastly, jam a Bojuka Bog or a Scavenger Grounds or both in there for graveyard hate, along with your choice of Strip Mine, Ghost Quarter, and/or Field of Ruin because if you can't have your Crypt or Coffers, why should they?

Hope this helps, good luck!

crowned on Gnawers - Oh rats!

1 week ago

A farily new card that I haven't seen in combination with the stone yet: Bontu's Monument. Magiccardsinfo rulings spoke of "casting" the card in case anybody is wondering if it does work with ripple or not. Play this 1 turn before you want to go Stone& Rats and kill all opponents at once without having to go to the attack step.

skinnyminny123 on Dark Soul Sisters

2 weeks ago

Maybe remove 1 Bitterblossom and add Bontu's Monument

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