Cruel Ultimatum


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Cruel Ultimatum


Target opponent sacrifices a creature, discards three cards, then loses 5 life. You return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, draw three cards, then gain 5 life.

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Cruel Ultimatum Discussion

CaptSillva on All For One

1 day ago

You know I think I kind of see a theme here, so here is a few cards I think might work well Reins of Power , Frenzied Fugue , Dire Fleet Daredevil , Eternal Dominion , Stolen Identity , Cruel Ultimatum , Expropriate , and Blatant Thievery .

hkhssweiss on Making a Mess with Kess!

1 week ago


Yeah for Kess there would be a couple cards you can cut. High CMC instants or sorceries are fine as you can at least cast them later on with Kess, but other high CMC spells I would cut.

Here are some possible cuts I would consider:

Hope that helps :)

Snap157 on Card Art Easter Eggs

1 month ago

Raid Bombardment and Unified Will are showing the same battle (Same with Knight of Grace and Knight of Malice)

Also, the cycle of ultimatums from alara each have a planeswalker hidden in them. (Brilliant Ultimatum has tezzeret, Cruel Ultimatum has bolas, Titanic Ultimatum has ajani, Violent Ultimatum has sarkaan, and elspeth can be seen in Clarion Ultimatum)

in Blood Artist, he is painting you with your own blood

Icbrgr on Dream deck - If you ...

1 month ago

well personally i think i would just get some playsets of high dollar cards that i always avoid buying because im too cheep and then put them into my modern budget decks to make them more competitive... things like Fetch/Man Lands (Scalding Tarn/Celestial Colonnade because i have so many decks that a just hobbled by a less than optimal mana base.... Liliana of the Veil and Ensnaring Bridge so i can FINALLY have a legit 8-Rack deck instead of the 5 B.S. budget versions ive built over the years....Snapcaster Mage and Cryptic Command/Kolaghan's Command so i can make a real Grixis Cruel Control/Cruel Ultimatum deck without using the gimmick of Spellweaver Helix....things like this is what i would buy with that kinda money.

Ascarmillion on win conditions NEED HELP

1 month ago

To some it up, I want to divide the deck into Cruel Ultimatum part, and Villainous Wealth part

Ascarmillion on win conditions NEED HELP

1 month ago

ThanksDarth_Savagefor comenting, my deck start originally with goal of cast cards without paying for mana cost, and once i had a substantial amount of mana use Doubling Cube and play Villainous Wealth after. Until today it is one of key objetives of deck, with that said I also want Cruel Ultimatum in it, thats also why i haven't notch it down to 3 colors

I know it is hard to make it consistent but I wanted to make a deck with these two cause they are my favourites

Sicktoid on Cheap, Effective, Generic: 5c Manabase

1 month ago

The Vivid Lands (Vivid Creek etc) and Shards' and Khans' block Trilands (Arcane Sanctum etc) are always what I go to when I gotta build a 5-color mana base. They are dirt cheap and very effective for making sure that you got access to all your colors. The old standard 5-color control decks of Lorwyn/Shadowmoor era were playing Cloudthreshers and Cruel Ultimatums in the same deck, thanks to the Vivid Lands combined with Reflecting Pool. That's a quadruple green spell combined with UUBBBRR mana cost and really is a testament to those lands' power.

multimedia on God Pharaoh

2 months ago

Hey, what kind of deck are looking to make here? This looks like the beginnings of a Commander deck with all the 1 ofs. In your playgroup are you only allowed to play 1 ofs in all formats?

There's a clear Bolas theme here which is cool, but my advice is to narrow down a single strategy and build around that strategy. Consider choosing a strategy to build around, here's two suggestions:

  1. Grixis Control with Cruel Ultimatum/Planeswalkers/opponent hand control discard/more spells less creatures.
  2. Grixis Reanimation with The Scarab God/God-Pharaoh's Gift/The Eldest Reborn/more creatures less spells.

In my opinion reanimation will be more fun of the two. Keep the neat theme with some Bolas related cards, but don't make the entire deck out of just Bolas related cards.

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