Memorial to War

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Memorial to War

Land

Memorial to War enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add .

, , Sacrifice Memorial to War: Destroy target land.

Memorial to War Discussion

Arkan_Dreamwalker on Captivated Audience

4 months ago

Well Colinmjoyce, first off naturally, I've been meaning to replace the Guildgates with the lifegain lands, as those are a straight upgrade, although they are less thematically pleasing. (Let me run and do that real quick. updates deck)

Honestly I am more interested in rotation than M20.

I have been looking through the M20 cards, but, while there are some great new tools, especially for the sideboard, I have not noticed anything pressingly good enough to switch in immediately, the deck is still nicely optimized as is. I have mostly decided to wait until rotation does happen, and then reexamine the deck as a whole. If we do not get Hero's Downfall or something similar in the next set, I don't know if the deck will be viable. It is already jank, but a very effective and finely tuned jank. There are so many planeswalkers right now that losing an instant-speed card that can either answer them or a creature may be too much to recover from. Detection Tower will perhaps be sorely missed as well, but what virtually the entirety of Mono-Blue Tempo rotating, as well as Carnage Tyrant ... it may not be needed. Duress being reprinted was very good. Memorial to War won't really be needed with Search for Azcanta  Flip and Legion's Landing  Flip rotating out. Dragonskull Summit will be missed, the new scry lands are slower and may make it harder to survive against mono-colored aggro. I have yet to see Lightning Strike reprinted, but that can easily be replaced with some cool new card, or even another Shock , really. The Immortal Sun , although not used often, was always real nice when it resolved and stayed, pretty much locking down the game, so it will be a shame to see it go. Perhaps there will be something suitable in the next set to replace it. Or we can just add Toll of the Invasion , more Angrath's Rampage s, or whatever. Even throwing in a Murder wouldn't hurt. For the moment, I'm good. The deck is still in a good place, and when rotation happens, most of the deck will stay in, from Lava Coil to Drill Bit to Theater of Horrors to Ritual of Soot . (And, especially with Adanto Vanguard rotating out, Moment of Craving can just be replaced with Sorin's Thirst , so even the sideboard is only losing two cards, Fountain of Renewal and The Immortal Sun . Although if Red Aggro goes more midrange after rotation, then I might not replace it with Sorin's Thirst , but rather with some sort of anti-Red card.)

Some good things will come with rotation as well, like Cleansing Nova rotating. Doesn't matter too much, what with Despark and Mortify still being a thing, but at least we will no longer lose Captive Audience , Theater of Horrors , Ill-Gotten Inheritance , and The Immortal Sun all in one go. (Nor will we have an Immortal Sun to lose, either.)

So yeah. M20 didn't really do much for us.

Rotation is likely to help more than hurt, but the exile and lifegain from Vraska's Contempt will be dearly missed.

BlackDeegs on Earth Breaker

8 months ago

Chasmolinker if we see a Wasteland reprint in Modern Horizon you can bet you will see both Memorial to War and the Ghost Quarter disappear to make room for them. But for now I find that Memorial to War has a little bit of value because after turn 5 once I have depleted my hand it takes over and one land a turn combo's with Crucible of Worlds , which has closed out any chance of my opponent recovering from my mana lock out before.

Chasmolinker on Earth Breaker

8 months ago

I don’t like Memorial to War . It’s too clunky. Goblin Dark-Dwellers seems like another good possible late game star

BlackDeegs on Earth Breaker

8 months ago

Flooremoji thanks for the comment!

I really wish I could play Wasteland in Modern. The reason I went with Memorial to War instead of Ghost Quarter was because Ghost Quarter lets the opponent search their deck for a basic land which I felt was counter intuitive to this deck destroying every land they put in play. I may sideboard in some Ghost Quarter or try playing some main board for a while and see how they go. Field of Ruin with both the mana cost and giving a basic land I don't think fits well.

I liked Stuffy Doll because it has that great combo with Star of Extinction to blow decks up for 20 life + land destroy and creature/planeswalker board clear. I had already gone down to 3 Stuffy Doll but may go down to 2 to make room for something else.

I'm gonna put some Inferno Titan in the sideboard the extra zeniths were just sorta a placeholder and I like the LoP but wanted 3. The Leyline of Punishment just allow the deck to burn through various turbo-fog decks and life-gain decks which can be huge. I think the deck needs some additional control card for the sideboard but I cant think of what. The Leyline of the Void , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , and Shattering Spree are phenomenal counter-play cards but I know the rest of the sideboard could use some improvement.

wefal on Land destruction: taboo or legit ...

10 months ago

@GoldenAgeBatman

Not sure what you try to say? That combo is bad. Even if you can play additional lands, Memorial to War ETB tapped and even then it costs you 5 mana. To destroy 1 land...

I'm working on Ruric Thar, the Unbowed land destruction against Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

CommanderNeyo on Land Staples for Modern

11 months ago

Is there any reason you don't put lands under more than one category that they fit in? For example, Memorial to War could go under both Strip Lands and Memorial Lands.

ESX333 on

1 year ago

HeartOfGold

Honestly I might just run with the aggro idea for now and throw in 2x Goblin Trashmaster to beef up the other goblins. Memorial to War could be good along with Field of Ruin. Otherwise I'd like to keep it mono-red for the simpler mana base. Down the road I might go for a more controlling multi-color build though.

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Memorial to War occurrence in decks from the last year

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