Hour of Devastation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Hour of Devastation


All creatures lose indestructible until end of turn. Hour of Devastation deals 5 damage to each creature and each non-Bolas planeswalker.

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Hour of Devastation Discussion

RedZebra on The Eternal Brawler

16 hours ago

I think you should definitely consider Hour of Devastation and Sweltering Suns since neither kill Neheb and sweeper are super important in every multiplayer format.

Suns_Champion on multimedia

6 days ago

multimedia no worries! Thank you so so much for the help!

I checked out your elf deck, awesome coding! And is that Quenya from Lord of the Rings I see? Respect!

I was wondering if you'd be okay if I posted your comments and my following response on my deck page; I like to have everything in one place and the comments don't delete there as they do on the wall. let me know!

Now, to respond to all the suggestions! Again thank you for the advice!

First off I'd like to mention that I'm not a huge fan of most X-spells, and I wanted to stray away from them somewhat because I know that's what many people are going to to with F&S. I understand the value of X-spells with F&S is huge here, but they kinda need a ton of mana pumped into them, and I don't think Boros can consistently do that. In situations where I can't get Neheb, the Eternal to stick they become less effective, even if X = 10 and I gain 100+ life, it doesn't seem worth it to me because now I've just pissed off the other 3-5 players and will probably be crippled by the clapback. Second, I'm trying to focus on Sunforger and my combos a lot more, as I think that is what will make my deck stand out when all is said and done. So Combo/sunforger first, value/x-spells second. I don't want to strip stuff away from my Sunforger for more X-spells because I feel like I'll want Sunforger goodness more. So there's some thoughts that will hopefully explain my choices and why I will or won't take some of your suggestion :)

Hopefully all that makes some sense.

Again I definitely see the reasoning for all of the suggestions. Just not the direction I want to go :)

Again thank you so so so much for the advice! Let me know if I can post it on the deck.

I don't want you to think I don't appreciate all the help and suggestions, I really do! It's just that this time around I have a different vision for my deck that a lot of these can't fit into. Thanks again friend!

multimedia on Suns_Champion

6 days ago

Hey Suns_Champion, I didn't forget about you, you asked for my help :) Playtesting outside of TappedOut and writing about the new Dominaria spoilers at Radiant Elves has taken up the majority of my time for Magic.

Your Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH deck looks great, lots of good cards and interactions. Aetherflux Reservoir is a nice secondary strategy that doesn't completely need Firesong to be a win condition, but becomes much better with Firesong.

Some suggestions to consider:

  • Doubling Cube: double all red, white and colorless mana in your mana pool, great with X damage burn spells.
  • Thran Dynamo: combines very well with Cube, an excellent source of colorless mana the turn it ETB.

  • Earthquake: win condition, X damage to all creatures and players
  • Rolling Earthquake: win condition, X damage to all creatures and players, From the Vault: Annihilation version
  • Breath of Darigaaz: 4 damage to all creatures and players for four mana kicked, doesn't kill 6 toughness Firesong
  • Hour of Devastation: 5 damage to all creatures and Planeswalkers, doesn't kill 6 toughness Firesong
  • Price of Progress: lots of damage to each player for two mana
  • Acidic Soil: lots of damage to each player for three mana

  • Gamble: unconditional tutor
  • Faithless Looting: early game draw
  • Tormenting Voice: early game draw
  • Wild Guess: early game draw
  • Survival Cache: draw that's good with all the life gain from Firesong
  • Winds of Change: can draw a lot of cards for only one mana

  • Reiterate: crazy spell with Cube and other ramp because of buyback, double an X damage burn spell

  • Mark of Asylum: protect your creatures from your own burn spells especially Firesong
  • Furnace of Rath: double the damage by burn spells, makes X damage to each creature and each player burn spells ridiculous, major life gain

Doubling Cube can double all white, red and colorless mana to cast huge X damage spells which can be amazing with Firesong. Cube is the card that can give you the ability to cast Firesong or Reservoir and other burn spells all in the same turn. In fact with Cube, Firesong and Earthquake you can go off doing a ton of damage to all players and gaining a lot of life the turn you play Firesong.

I suggest adding more X damage to all creatures and all players burn spells. I think the power you're looking for with Firesong is in these spells because they can massively hurt all your opponents and not you because of lifelink. These Earthquakes don't target which is huge for the mana cost because you're damaging all creature and players at the same time not just one. Comet Storm is one of these, but it's one of the higher mana cost options. I suggest adding more because these spells give you the most bang for the mana.

Reiterate and Cube is a great combination because you will have mana to buyback Reiterate which is really good with large burn spells and a main strategy of wanting to cast instants and sorceries.

Gamble is an amazing tutor in Commander because the graveyard is very much a resource in this format. I suggest adding more cheap draw.

Mark of Asylum is busted with Firesong you can be less afraid to cast any burn spell that damages all creatures because the spell will not do damage to Firesong, but it will do damage to every other creature you don't control gaining you a ton of life.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Expedition Map
  • Book of Rass
  • Basilisk Collar
  • Swiftfoot Boots
  • Strionic Resonator
  • Hedron's Archive

  • Painter's Servant
  • Thalia's Lancers
  • Stonehewer Giant
  • Brass Squire
  • Imperial Recruiter
  • Weathered Wayfarer
  • Fire Servant
  • Generator Servant

  • Teferi's Protection
  • Tithe
  • Open the Armory

I'm suggesting to add quite a few more burn spells that can damage all creatures therefore it makes sense to cut a large amount of creatures because they will consistently die to these spells. I think these burn spells are much more powerful with Firesong than these creatures are.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Nayasaurs

2 weeks ago

Hey, consider a different approach while still keeping the Dino Naya theme?

Hour of Promise with Deserts, Gift of Paradise and New Horizons ramping into Zacama, Primal Calamity and Carnage Tyrant? I think you need to go completely over the top with the huge Dinos skipping the majority of the Dinos of three to five drop spots of the mana curve. Go completely over the top of Glorybringer and The Scarab God.

Tribal Dinos competitively unfortunately can't compete with the other Midrange decks in Standard. There's just no reason to play Dinos over Gruul Monsters with Jadelight Ranger, Rekindling Phoenix and Glorybringer or Dimir Midrange with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and The Scarab God or Golgari Snake or Grixis Midrange with most of all these powerful cards.

Zacama with Gift and Horizons is a sweet interaction either helps to ramp into the Dino by also making different colors of mana. Zacama untaps all your lands when it ETB. Untapping lands with Gift and Horizons lets you then use Zacama's great abilities to kill your opponent's creatures.

Consider a list like this:

Good luck with your deck.

xhuggels on Grixis Pirates(Gimmicks galore)

3 weeks ago

yeah theres lots of tech in this deck against scarab god...any gods for that matter, as the removal plays around indestructible too. The problem with these kinds of decks are that they either play too many or too few creatures against control. The Dire Fleet Daredevil is there both for its first strike for the first strike/deathtouch combo, and against control as it forces a removal spell. dive down is really good i agree. it plays both against straight up target removal, and against stuff like Hour of Devastation , but it fails against other board-wipes. I felt like Admiral's Order is more versatile in what it defends against in terms of the bigger picture, which is defending board presence rather than a single creature. id have to drop either creatures or removal pieces to fit dive down in here. its a really good card, and its literally the next card on the list to go in, followed by Lookout's Dispersal. The problem is theres just no room for it, at least from my perspective.

What would you replace it with?

Feltrix on "Mono" Red "Control"

3 weeks ago

This doesn't have a great matchup against Second Sun Control, just so you know. It also doesn't really have any way to deal with gods until you sideboard in Hour of Devastation .

MisterDubis on "Mono" Red "Control"

3 weeks ago

this deck is secretly the best deck in standard... went 4-0 at my lgs tonight. All the control players and their creature removal was funny. They have so many dead draws against this deck because nobody expects the burn in standard. nobody. Also Refuse is so good when they cast gearhulk and you dome them for 6.

the only deck I went up against that I had a hard time was a ramp-aggro dino deck. But with some lucky draws of Hour of Devastation and Sweltering Suns I managed to pull it off.

love the deck!

MrGirth_MTG on Zo-Zu Hates Everyone EDH

3 weeks ago

jeacaveo Those are certainly a consideration. And could maybe add Shattering Spree. Just need to figure out what to cut...maybe removing Fault Line for Hour of Devastation is a good idea.

Shattering Spree can take the place of Stoneshaker Shaman. Didn't like him much anyway.

As far as enchantments...that's someone else's problem.

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