Deus of Calamity


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

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

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Deus of Calamity

Creature — Spirit Avatar


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

Deus of Calamity Discussion

Dragaan on Gruul Land Destruction

1 month 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

4 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.

LordMacaroni on Modern Gruul Land Destruction

4 months ago

Hey KamiKasper, thanks for the insight! I actually did consider Primal Command , maybe I'll put one instead of a Rhythm of the Wild .. but I ended up opting for Rhythm of the Wild because I didn't have a real solution for blue counter spells and I really wanted something that could give my Shivan Wumpus haste. I was also considering putting either Argothian Wurm or Deus of Calamity in the deck instead of Simian Spirit Guide to maximize my opportunity to destroy lands with haste, but I felt it might make my mana curve too high, especially after having removed the Simian Spirit Guide . What do you think?

greyninja on Atarka world render edh deck ...

7 months ago

Uhhhh this is a really open ended question haha. You should browse the various gruul decks on here, as well as for ideas

I'm running Omnath, Locus of Rage and it's really fun. He takes advantage of something most decks do anyway: ramp. He also punishes boardwipes with his Lightning Bolt ability. Sometimes I'll flood the board and swing all out, then cast my own boardwipe to burn my opponent(s) for the final blow

Xenagos, God of Revels is another commander I've used in the past. His strategy pushes more towards "going tall" with a few big creatures rather than omnath who wants to "go wide" with a pile of creatures. Xenagos is one of the best options too since he's harder to remove than normal creatures.

There's the usual shenanigans like Avenger of Zendikar and Craterhoof Behemoth paired with Tooth and Nail for a surprise win. I like Triumph of the Hordes too for an insta win

There's combat tricks:
Aggravated Assault + Savage Ventmaw
Aggravated Assault + Bear Umbra + creature
Aggravated Assault + Nature's Will + creature
Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine + creature
Aggravated Assault + Grand Warlord Radha + creatures
Aggravated Assault + Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + creature with power 7 or greater
Hellkite Charger + Bear Umbra
Hellkite Charger + Nature's Will
Hellkite Charger + Sword of Feast and Famine
Hellkite Charger + Grand Warlord Radha + creatures

Gruul also has a ton of control options. Beast Within , Terastodon , Woodfall Primus , Decimate , Balefire Dragon , Blasphemous Act , Reclamation Sage , Sunder Shaman , Deus of Calamity , etc etc

Have fun! I hope you'll take a moment to check out and upvote a couple of my decks! Cheers!

Funkydiscogod on Land Burn

9 months ago

The deck does not have much game-ending power apart from Chandra, Torch of Defiance.

What's your opinion on Deus of Calamity or Goblin Dark-Dwellers as another finisher?

ZendikariWol on The Vengeful Golem

9 months ago

My suggestions for cuts are plentiful. However, Kresh the Bloodbraided comes to mind immediately. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan would be good, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is great, Rockslide Elemental is similar to Kresh, Taurean Mauler is another Managorger, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Malakir Cullblade, with even more similarities to Kresh, may fit well with your flavor. Curse of Stalked Prey could help, alongside Curse of Predation, some mana rocks would do you good, Apocalypse Hydra, and many other hydras would be decent finishers, Kalonian Hydra takes the cake though. Armorcraft Judge is nice, along with Inspiring Call, Pelt Collector and Experiment One, Champion of Lambholt, maybe Heroes' Bane, Ravenous Slime, Rubblebelt Raiders, Deus of Calamity, Scute Mob, Sporeback Troll, Tuskguard Captain, Vinelasher Kudzu, Soul's Majesty, Falkenrath Exterminator, and Stromkirk Noble?

So that's a few suggestions. Want me to propose cuts as well?

CCBM on Gargageddon (Restore Balance)

10 months ago


I like the Deus of Calamity and might mess around with them at some point but I don't know if I would want to trade what are typically my best threats for a beater that I have to pay full price for.

As for the other suggestion, I think they're far too expensive for that effect, especially when if I just ult Nahiri, the Harbinger, that's only a 4 mana and 2 turn investment that wins me the game immediately.

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