Deus of Calamity

Deus of Calamity

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Whenever Deus of Calamity deals 6 or more damage to an opponent, destroy target land that player controls.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Deus of Calamity occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Deus of Calamity Discussion

Gracco on Have You Ever Wanted a Turn 1 Drakuseth for $40?

2 weeks ago

Add Manamorphose and Street Wraith for consistency. Consider Empty the Warrens as well for another win condition. Also there are likely better creature targets in the Modern card pool, ideally with Haste. The first two that come to mind are Deus of Calamity and Thunderblust . It is definitely pretty nice and refreshing to see a new take on the All In Red deck.

Asturonethoriusaline on R/G Pillage, Boom, Liquid Metal ...

3 months ago

Hey Hi all. I used to have a R/G Land destruction deck here that had 29 +1's, likes, that was standard Format.

Then I changed it, to a modern deck, and it got +19 +1's,likes at another site.

Then I changed it again, and post it here again.

It can get out a Deus of Calamity , on, by turns 1,2,3.

It destroys lands on turns 1,2,3.

The deck destroys Jund, Tron, Kiki Chord.

I have worked a hard a long time on this deck.

So I posted the deck, as a kind of example, template, Primer, with a semi kinda, sorta, semi article like deck description.

The deck has: Pillage , Boom , Liqui-metal Coatings, Charmbreaker Devils , Hoard-Smelter Dragon , Deus of Calamity .

Also I am trying to build one of the best Land Destruction decks possible.

And I want to help those in the community to be able build the best land destruction deck possible.

So please view, read, etc, the deck, when want to.

Also please comment on, about the deck on, at the deck, when want to.

Also when,if you like the deck, please like, +1 the deck, when, if you like deck.

That would, will help me, others assess the deck.

Also if the deck does NOT get enough +1's, it would probably get ignored.

I plan on buying the cards for this deck,then playing the deck at competitive FNM's, PTQ, etc.


Asturonethoriusaline on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 months ago

After doing lots of tweaking, refining, etc, deck now down to 61 cards, 23 lands. Put in 2 Deus of Calamity to replace Goblin Dark Dweller.

So now have 2 Deus, 2 Charmbreaker Devils . 4 semi finisher's, 3, 2 of's, 1, 1 of, for a 7 of Semi Finishers.

Deck very consistently destroys lands turns 1,2,3. Then turn 4 either destroys a land or gets Deus or even Charmbreaker out. Turn 5. Same. Turn 6 same. Turns 7,8,9 land destruction starts to slow down if dont get Deus, Charmbreaker out. Land destruction still happens 1 every 2,3, 2.5 turns. Deus, Charmbreaker or Hoard Smelter dragon are usually out by then. 4,5,6,7 opponent lands have been destroyed. Opponent down to 0,1,2 lands. I have about 5,6,7,8 lands, mana out per turn.

Turns 10, 11, 12. Guaranteed a Semi Finisher out, game over for opponent by then. USUALLY there are RARE exceptions.

Deck does not do well IF IF it ever does not destroy land turns 1 thru 4. If that happens. Extremely unlucky draw, deck will probably lose. Get game over with, and move on to the next game.

Also if Mulligan or double mulligan, when needed, that helps deck to be even more consistent, not get stuck with a bad luck draw that loses.

Deck still does not like hordes, counterspells, 1,2 cmc counterspells, removal.

That why have Veil of Summer, Surgical Extraction, Slagstorm in sideboard.

Deck doesnt like lose on turns 1,2 decks, And doesnt like facing a big finisher on turn 2(Tho once I did get out Deus on turn 2, with: Turn 1: Bird. Land. Turn 2: land. Tap bird for 1 mana, tap 2 lands for 2 mana. Now at 3 mana. Remove 2 Simian Spirit Guides from the game, add 2 more red mana. Now at a mox of 5 red, green mana. Pay that 5 mana, drop Calamity on turn 2, and exclaim "Oh the Calamity".

Then turn 3 cast a land destruction spell, destroy land. Attack opponent. If opponent have no blockers, then deal 6 damage, destroy another land.

If Opponent does not have any removal that can cast, then Oppenent likely to scoop turn 4, 5.

But deck USUALLY wont get out Deus on turn 2 like that, so deck will not like, do well vs a turn 1,2 win deck.

Asturonethoriusaline on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 months ago

Thanks Darth for your comment.

Your right that Ponza's Ramp package is better for what it wants to do.

The difference between my almost mostly semi pure LAND DESTRUCTION deck, and Ponza is:

From what I have seen, Ponza is NOT DEPENDENT on Land Destruction the way my deck is.

What I mean by that is, is if Ponza is able to destroy land, that's bonus. But if not, it will RAMP UP to it having more THREATS then my deck, then use creature Removal, burn, protection of its threats to win. And its Ramp package is better then my deck's Ramp package at doing that.

My deck is different in that if I dont destroy opponents land, then this deck is SUNK.

This deck Ramps in the following ways:

  1. It uses the 4 Birds, or 4 Arbor elves, or 4 Mana Dorks, to help destroy land on, by turn 2.

  2. It uses 4 Simian Spirit Guide 's to destroy lands on turns 1,2,3.

  3. Uses Boom/bust + Fetch land, or + Darksteel Citadel land, to destroy a land on turn 2.

That, this does 2 things:

  1. It deramps my opponent, as as such is a kind of tempo ramp for me, putting me ahead land wise ahead of opponent.

  2. Using the ramp that I use to destroy lands on turns 1,2,3, alao helps me get out more land destruction cards on future turns, and helps me get out my semi finishers.

By turns 4,5,6,7,8:

  1. I have destroyed about 3,4,5,6 opponents the point, where opponent either has 0, Zero,1,2 lands.

  2. I have about 3,4,5,6,7 land.

  3. I have out one, an or some of the following:

A. Acidic Slime

B. Goblin Dark-Dwellers

C. Charmbreaker Devils

D. Hoard-Smelter Dragon .

You said that my deck lacks consistency of Ponza.

That's probably true, when compared to the OVERALL consistency of Ponza.

But my deck is actually more consistent then Ponza AT DESTROYING LAND more often, and more consistent then Ponza at destroying lands Turns 1,2,3.

My deck is VERY consistent at destroying lands, and at destroying lands turns 1, 2, 3.

Now where my deck is similar to Ponza, is that like Ponza, I destroy land, ramp up to threats.

Its just that Ponza has more,and better threats then my deck.

And I destroy land better then Ponza.

That might change a little as I am putting Deus of Calamity into deck(Thanks Funky).

Also I am not saying my deck is better then Ponza. It either may or may not be better the Ponza,an or probably is better then my deck.

But the 1 thing my deck is better then Ponza at, is that my deck is a better LAND DESTRUCTION deck that is better at destroying lands then Ponza is.

Asturonethoriusaline on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 months ago

Funky, thanks for your comment! Deus of Calamity is awesome. It will replace Goblin Dark-Dwellers .

I would use a card like Shananigans, an or Ancient Grudge , if they werent 2 cmc, and were 1 cmc instead.

If any of my artifact destruction cards are not going to destroy land AND artifacts like Pillage , Acidic Slime , then they have to be 1 cmc.

Why? because a KEY combo play in this deck ia:

T1:Land drop bird if have one.

T2: Land. Either tap bird for 3 mana, then drop Liquimetal Coating , and 1 cmc artifact destroyer, and destroy 1 land. OR remove 1 Simian Spirit Guide , from the game, add 1 red mana, tap 2 lands for 2 more mana, drop Liquid Metal, and 1 cmc artifact destroyer, and destroy 1 land on turn 2.

I cant do that with a 2 cmc artifact destroyer.

Also Reckless Air Strike allows me to destroy a 3/3 flying creature or to destroy a artifact, for 1 cmc.

Funkydiscogod on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 months ago

What's your opinion on Deus of Calamity as a finisher? It dodges many modern removal spells: Fatal Push Dismember Lightning Bolt to name a few.

I'd vote for Shenanigans as turn-after-turn repeatable artifact destruction.

Dragaan on Gruul Land Destruction

5 months ago

Interesting take on a Ponza style deck. I'm not sure I'm sold on the Dark-Dwellers or Wumpus, though. 2 similar cards which are actually seeing (fringe) play are Dreadhorde Arcanist (instead of Dwellers) and Deus of Calamity (for Wumpus). Toss in Rhythm of the Wild and they both become pretty scary threats for the cost. Another thing to consider would be Wrenn & Six + Ghost Quarter, but obviously the deck is no longer remotely budget-friendly, lol.

FWIW: Caleb D went 5-0 not too far back with a Rhythm of the Wild/Deus of Calamity deck - Rhythm Titan (Modern)

One other thing I'd consider if I were you is Weather the Storm over Feed the Clan (or at least some number of them..). I have always been an advocate for 1-2 Feed the Clans in G/RG/Jund sideboards if you're playing larger threats, but many people have made the switch since Modern Horizons. It can be nearly as good as FTC when it's at it's worst, but at it's best it can be WAY better and can even act as a counter things like storm/grapeshot kills. I'm not sure all 4 are needed, though..

Anyway, I'd be interested to know how this deck has actually worked out for you as it is. Do you play in leagues online? Or just locally?

LordMacaroni on Modern Gruul Land Destruction

8 months ago

Yea very true KamiKasper, I didn't put Primal Command in the end because I think it disrupted the mana curve. What do I take out for the two other Lightning Bolt though? And so what are your thoughts on Deus of Calamity ? It's one more mana, but it appeals to me because they can be red or green and it destroys a land when it comes into play rather than giving the option to sacrifice one.

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