Conduit of Ruin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare

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Conduit of Ruin

Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Conduit of Ruin, you may search your library for a colorless creature card with converted mana cost 7 or greater, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

The first creature spell you cast each turn costs less to cast.

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Conduit of Ruin Discussion

elgosu1337 on Goodbye Polly Prissy Pants

4 days ago

Hi shub, I was glad to find your deck since I couldn't find others that were focusing on Deceiver of Form. Since I've been finetuning my own Deceiver of Form deck, I do have some thoughts and suggestions.

Pathbreaker Ibex is indeed one of the most powerful things you can do with the Deceiver, since Biovisionary requires blue.

Mirror Gallery opens up a lot of avenues for abuse. For instance, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is even better than Angrath's Marauders since she reduces damage taken and also flies over blockers.

A token strategy would create more bodies to be transformed by Deceiver of Form. Awakening Zone and From Beyond ramp you while also providing bodies. Utvara Hellkite squares the number of creatures you have by spawning dragons.

Conduit of Ruin searches for the Deceiver, and also reduces the cost of your creatures.

Lord of the Void is good on its own and ridiculous if you have an army of them.

Savage Ventmaw gives so much mana if you attack with a few of them.

Avatar of Woe goes well with the Deceiver and doesn't wipe your army unlike Elesh Norn without Mirror Gallery.

Gilt-Leaf Archdruid can steal all the lands from a player if you have at least 7 creatures, although you aren't playing other druids to benefit from it without the Deceiver.

Scroll Rack is really good for setting up creatures on the top of your library.

Anyway, it's great to see a Deceiver of Form deck. Do check out my deck too and let me know what you think!

Gallery of Deceivers

Commander / EDH elgosu1337


Dredge4life on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

1 week ago

APPLE01DOJ Two islands by turn four is harder than you think. You could get there by cracking your maps, but it seems like a waste. By the time you get to two U sources your payoffs are just so much better anyway. I feel that Jace wont do enough for the mana cost, in that early game you need to stay alive, and I dont think Jace does a great job of helping you do that. Late game Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and Wurmcoil Engine are much more potent at ending the game.

U Eldrazi Tron is a list originally made by Ross Meriam, and is the current version of U Tron that Im running. It swaps the creatures and random one-ofs for Thought-Knot Seer and Matter Reshaper. The payoff is Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger found with Conduit of Ruin. Its a relatively new innovation, but in my experience its significantly stronger than the non-Eldrazi list.

-Orvos- on Gw Tron

1 week ago

each has their own benefits and pitfalls but they only kind of do a similar thing.

Sanctum of Ugin is a land drop that takes up a turn of possibly playing another tron land, but it also helps ramp up until you sac it. It also has the benefit of putting the tutor'd card directly into your hand.

Conduit of Ruin is expensive to play. In the deck I use him in he works as a gap closer. With conduit you its only a 6 CMC that you have to cast, being himself, to get the tutor effect. And he reduces the cost of the first creature cast by 2 mana each turn. His main downside is that the tutor goes on top of your deck rather than into your hand. But he is also a handy 5/5 blocker in a pinch.

Weltbild on Gw Tron

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions @Politricks and -Orvos-!

I might consider Sacred Ground, should my meta develop towards more land destruction. So far, it would not do enough for me though!

Conduit of Ruin is interesting. But wouldnt you rather want a second Sanctum of Ugin then, as it basically does the same?

-Orvos- on Gw Tron

1 week ago

Have you ever considered Conduit of Ruin? He's not SUPER great but he is a tutor for an eldrazi and will reduce their cost by 2 on the next turn.

toffmcsoft on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

1 week ago

@ KumaLKS - Early on I had Conduit of Ruin in the deck and always found myself dropping the other Eldrazi's without needing to cast Conduit of Ruin for the tutor.

Tutoring has never really felt like an issue, especially tutoring for the beat sticks. Fierce Empath, Fauna Shaman, Survival of the Fittest, or Genesis Hydra really have done the trick.

If you find yourself with an Infinite Animar, Soul of Elements & Genesis Hydra in hand then you're setup to grab exactly what you need at the time. Can also tutor for Genesis Hydra with Imperial Recruiter.

Another Combo which just blows up the game is Glimpse of Nature + Ancestral Statue. Typically I'll rock this out and draw 20 cards at a time. Making sure to hold or bounce Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre or Kozilek, Butcher of Truth before proceeding to discard. It's possible to mill yourself but if you've got untapped mana before kicking this combo off, you're pretty much always set. Even if the Eldrazis are in the last 10 cards of your deck, you've still most likely won at this point.

KumaLKS on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

1 week ago

Conduit of Ruin would be good in this.

Pheardemons on Mono-Blue Eldrazi Tron

2 weeks ago

Here's a link to a deck to look into

I have honestly and seriously considered moving to mono-blue eldrazi. I have a special place for the artifact version though. I've been playing it for years.

Cards to consider: Conduit of Ruin, Sanctum of Ugin, Karn Liberated, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Eldrazi Mimic, Drowner of Hope, Elder Deep-Fiend, and of course the Titans. Especially Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.

Obviously you could do a subtheme of scions which may include other cards. I had a friend who had this deck in paper form and the deck was very consistent. I don't remember his 75, but if you playtest and refine this deck it can be very good.

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