Ratchet Bomb


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ratchet Bomb


: Put a charge counter on Ratchet Bomb.

, Sacrifice Ratchet Bomb: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Ratchet Bomb.

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Ratchet Bomb Discussion

lordjaraxxus64 on BUG Infect

1 day ago

Logics - Thought Scour Seems like a really good card here. Instant speed cantrips are pretty good for infect right now and fueling delve off of that is pretty smart. Guess I never learned a thing or two from my games with Death's Shadow after all lol. I do have a few from some iconic masters packs I think.

I agree with what you say about Shapers' Sanctuary, and if I were to take the deck to a modern open or something I would make that change. But in the meta that I play this deck I do think that a 1 of mainboard is good. Every time I've played it it's drawn me so many cards. It sounds like you might do more competitive play than I do, and what you suggest is probably better for magic online players and more competitive paper players.

I have thought about removing a land from the deck but i don't know what one to take out. I think my only option is a fetchland, as I'm only running one Pendelhaven in this version of infect. I think Thought Scour would be a fine replacement for that land, maybe go down the Peek, a Spell Pierce, and maybe the maindeck Apostle's Blessing for a full playset of those. My question for you though. If we start running Thought Scour should we go to a full playset of Become Immense? Would wanting 4 of those mean only 3 Thought Scours?

Right now I have a Ratchet Bomb in the sb as my kind of Engineered Explosives, but I do find myself swapping the 2 illness in the ranks for 2 more Ratchet Bombs every once in a while.

You have kind of persuaded me on the jvp vs search argument. I had one a while ago but sold it because I wanted to pick up some Fatal Pushes for the sb so rip.

Again, your help is very much appreciated. This list is kind of my own disgusting infect baby after only about a year of playing infect full time in modern so advice like yours is very important. I think we can make a pretty kick ass deck together. Both of us definitely know infect needs some help atm also

nicclypuff on Bant Eldrazi

3 days ago

I'm still saving up for Noble Hierarch and Engineered Explosives so I'm still using Birds of Paradise and Ratchet Bomb. Will definitely replace those as I get them. I'll try to get a playset of Stubborn Denial then test it out over Disdainful Stroke. Nissa, Steward of Elements seems like a pretty spicy tech, I'll test it out sometime.

chadsansing on Bant Eldrazi

4 days ago

Nice deck!

I might mainboard Noble Hierarch over Birds of Paradise for the Exalted triggers, and also mainboard Engineered Explosives over Ratchet Bomb for the sake of speed.

The sideboard looks excellent. Maybe Disdainful Stroke could be Stubborn Denial? Locally, we run a few Denials mainboard. We also run a few Nissa, Steward of Elements, over Matter Reshaper mainboard for more recursive card selection.

Have fun!

foxinsox on [Modern] Curse

6 days ago

You could utilise those death triggers as well with Blood Artist. They get pinged for bringing a critter in and pinged again when they get ill. Ratchet Bomb is a useful catch all and set to zero will wipe their board of tokens in case the illness isn't present. Hunted Horror followed by a ratchet bomb is also a pretty devestating. I played a similar build a while back and it's a joy to pilot - particularly when it goes off. Good luck!

Scouty on Engineered Explosives In Mono U ...

1 week ago

Ratchet Bomb is better in 0-1 colour decks. Lets it hit more things

Sargeras on It's s pronounced bOgle!

1 week ago

Having played with and against Bogles many times, I have some suggestions.

  1. Cut Snake Umbra in favor of Spider Umbra, the umbras are critical to the early game, especially if you plan on playing Kor Spiritdancer. (Also, 3 cmc should be winning you the game, not drawing you cards in this type of deck)

  2. Get a Dryad Arbor if you want to upgrade, as it serves as both an additional creature and land, and is tutorable if you decide to get fetches.

  3. The sideboard needs tuning, Leyline of Sanctity is amazing at defeating things like this decks worst enemy, Thoughtseize, it also works against Lilli, and and many other fringe cards like Blessed Alliance, that can destroy most of this deck's gameplan. If you decide that is too much $$, good budget options to look into are Torpor Orb and Suppression Field. Also, Seal of Primordium is the best artifct disruption you can have, since you can play it and destroy something like a Chalice of the Void on one.

  4. You need Stony Silence, decks like Tron are great at destroying this deck since cards like Oblivion Stone set you back to square one. Stony silence will also allow you to get past cards like Ratchet Bomb and Engineered Explosives and will slow down decks like Ad Nauseeum that you cant interact with.

  5. You might ant to look into getting Temple Garden over Brushland, because since Bant Eldrazi took all the painlands and jumped the price, the shocks can actually be cheaper to buy and will be more beneficial for you in the long run.

These are my suggestions, feel free to take them as you please.


kamarupa on Artifact Quest Deck

1 week ago

Looks pretty good. +1 Some ideas to think on:

Artifacts: Maybe Paradise Mantle or Springleaf Drum. Cranial Plating might be decent, too.

Creatures: 1xSteel Hellkite. Also, Memnite, Signal Pest.

Lands: 1xBuried Ruin, 1xTomb of the Spirit Dragon

Sideboard: Pithing Needle, Elixir of Immortality, Ratchet Bomb, Disenchant, Oblivion Ring.

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