Ritual of Soot


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Ritual of Soot


Destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less.

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Ritual of Soot Discussion

APPLE01DOJ on Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

1 day ago

I actually started out with a deck that had a lot of the cards you listed and found it to be slow and underwhelming.

The discard has been absolutely amazing. I don't understand why the majority of stanadard players think they belong in the side. They almost always hit and even when they don't they still provide valuable information. Vicious Rumors has been great. It does so much for so little mana and since there is no Liliana of the Veil in Standard, it has a similiar effect.

Underrealm Lich is a powerhouse. His Sylvan Library like effect pretty much seals games and the thing that he has over Doom Whisperer which gets killed about 90% of the time is that he sticks. Having indestructible access with no mana investment is huge.

Golgari Findbroker was one of the last cards I cut but I'd say my wins have gone up since doing so.

The exploring merfolk are okay but they still die to Ritual of Soot which often becomes a 4 of game 2. I've seen them get big but the majority of the time you're paying 3 mana for an extra land to go to hand and a creature that'll die before it can swing once. Please also note the anti-synergy they have when against Vicious Rumors

Not trying to shoot down all your suggestions and I thank you for commenting. I just been down that path before and for my play style at least, this is much more successful than moving backwards.

That being said, I do see the value of a The Eldest Reborn in the 75. What would you cut for it?

Also, I agree the curve is rather wonky. The intention is to leave room for interaction but I wish there was some more instant speed stuff.

Spazz on Golgari Stompy (Multiple 5-0 and 5-1)

1 day ago

I agree, Goreclaw just doesn't have the impact I wanted him to have. I was thinking maybe a main board Golden Demise or a Ritual of Soot for all the aggro in the meta right now.

vomitpile on Land Matters

1 day ago

What about splashing red for Banefire and stuff like Fiery Cannonade? You probably want to try and fit either removal or counterspells in, you'll have a hard time against more aggressive decks without some interaction. Adding black gives you Ritual of Soot and lots of targeted removal, 4 color could be worth a shot if you decide you want to interact even more. The Mirari Conjecture could be a sweet way to recycle some ramp spells or explode with like 4+lands in a single turn off the 3rd chapter. Good luck!

KingMoney on Gitrog's Summoning

1 day ago

I really like heartless summonings style decks and this deck seems really solid, my only suggestions would be some sideboard tech.

Maybe instead of Damnation in the side, you could run Ritual of Soot because your stuff is going to be way bigger than theirs even if ritual doesn't kill it, while also allowing you to do a one-sided wipe.

I have found Golgari Charm to be great because of how versatile it is, it protects against wipes, it kills tokens, and it hits enchantment's like Search for Azcanta  Flip.

APPLE01DOJ on Calling All Golgari Players.

2 days ago

I originally tried a more creature based deck with stuff like Ravenous Chupacabra but I found that it just wasn't my play style, in fact it was kind of boring (to me) and that I'm far more successful with my current line up. Not a fan of hoping to draw the exact creature I need to sway the tides of battle when I could just draw a more universal kill spell and just eliminate the threat.

That being stated and you said you've had success with Ritual of Soot as well, do you feel 2 is the right number MB?

ScrubNation on Sultai Muldrotha Midrange

2 days ago
  • 2-0 against grixis no sideboard was required
  • 2-1 against Elf ball sideboarded out 3 The Eldest Reborn for 3 Ritual of Soot
  • 0-2 against mono red experimental frenzy once experimental frenzy was out it was a lost game he out-valued me in every aspect sitri_ I played in standard showdown

TypicalTimmy on Calling All Golgari Players.

2 days ago

So first thing's first, I like to go heavy on creatures. Creatures are ultimately what lets you win unless you do some jank combo or are super into burn.

I find a lot of success with Ritual of Soot. I play 2x in my deck and it works beautifully.

I also run 3x Ravenous Chupacabra. I like how it lets me pick off whatever is harassing me the most while giving me a 2/2 body. It also survives Ritual of Soot, which really sets players aback.

If you'd like a more controlling aspect, you can run 4x Kitesail Freebooter alongside 4x Assassin's Trophy which will really hinder them.

I match up against a lot of burn (monored, sometimes Boros), and some burn/control (Izzet burn & counter). Not much experience with UWx. But it's the same concept, more or less.

I find creature recursion is key here. Let them waste their spells on cards they assume are threats, then bring those threats back out.

For this, I find Jungle Creeper and Gravewaker work the best.

Jungle Creeper is nice as an early-game to mid-game blocker. The downside here is that in order to go from the graveyard to the battlefield in the same turn you need 8 mana of two different colors. So this is really a card that will trade off back and forth between turns.

Gravewaker is really good because you can bring anything back straight from the graveyard to the battlefield for 7 mana of one color. He's great as a late-game boss that can go toe-to-toe with most dragons / drakes in the game.

Additionally, there is Demon of Catastrophes which you can get out T3. You Llanowar Elves T1, Jungle Creeper T2, sac JC and Demon of Catastrophes T3. T4 you can Ritual of Soot to clear the board and swing for 6, and T5 bring JC back to your hand or play a Planeswalker or whatever you want.

Like I said, I play heavy on creatures and use them to build off of each other. I understand that's a completely different deck design from what you've got, but you asked for advice and that's mine.

Also, there's that new Severed Strands that works well with JC / Gravewaker. Idk about it though. I don't run it, but I thought I'd mention it.

APPLE01DOJ on Calling All Golgari Players.

2 days ago

Hey wassup?

I'm not much of a standard player, haven't played it very much since Theros. I'm not familiar with the meta but have been dabbling in it and learning what's out there this last week. I've been having a blast using and tweaking this deck.

Rock Stands (NEEDS HELP)

Standard* APPLE01DOJ



So a few observations, I'd like feedback & thoughts on. First, Ritual of Soot is an absolute powerhouse in a lot of matches. I've been debating increasing the current MB copies to either 3MB & 1SB or all 4MB.

Second, Control of the U/Wx variety seems to be the most difficult match up for me. What sideboard cards are really good in that match?

Third, any other suggestions or improvements?

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