Cruel Ultimatum


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

multimedia on Inalla Wizards Casual

3 weeks ago

Hey, definitely an upgrade, well done. Not sure you can even call it an upgrade though you kept 17 cards from the precon, haha. This is a complete rebuild and it looks great! This shows how bad Arcane Wizardry really is as precon.

I suggest including Kess, Dissident Mage. Consider cutting Master of Waves or Portal Mage for her? Cruel Ultimatum seems over-ambitious consider cutting it for either Gamble or Windfall?

I don't see Archaeomancer in the decklist? You said you added it.

xander11 on Nekusar's Crippling Grasp

1 month ago

Haha thanks ZendikariWol I am glad the deck intrests you, I think it will be a lot fun to mess around with further.

Icbrgr Thank you for the suggestions, I think Cruel Ultimatum is a little to costly cmc wise and Psychic Possession really doesn't help me since I want others to draw all the cards instead of me. I do like Forced Fruition since that could easily make people just give up very quickly.

Icbrgr on Nekusar's Crippling Grasp

1 month ago

woah sick commander... why no Cruel Ultimatum?...also Psychic Possession will generate massive draw... especially with Teferi's Puzzle Box..... perhaps transmute for tutoring will work in your favor?......Forced Fruition could also be fun... +1 from me

colton815 on Friendly superpox

1 month ago

btw you have this deck listed with "cruel control" as one of the hubs, but its not cruel control. cruel control uses Cruel Ultimatum. thats how it got the name "cruel control". i would also argue that the deck is not "land destruction" either.

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