Ruination

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander Rare
Stronghold Rare

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Ruination

Sorcery

Destroy all nonbasic lands.

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Ruination Discussion

NarejED on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

18 minutes ago

All things considered, the list seems about on par with the currently linked Purphoros deck, at least at first glance. freakingShane's deck has a slightly lower curve (2.75 vs 2.97), but he's missing a few cards that are definitely worth running that you have like Ruination and Stranglehold. The latter goes both ways though. Shane's inclusion of Vandalblast, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, and a few other cards not in your list, makes a lot of sense. Perhaps you and he could put your minds together to try for the optimal Purphoros build?

As for Purph's status in Tier 2.5, I polled a lot of competitive players over on the cEDH Discord, as well as on here. The general consensus seemed to be that he was a bit too slow/single-minded/easily stopped for true tier 2, so he was moved down. Though to be fair, he sees very little competitive play, so it's possible that he's being undervalued. That's the case for a good chunk of the commanders in the tier list: Not enough data for concrete placement.

ZombieCat on Red doesn't suck in CMDR

2 days ago

Great build of Krenko. Here's a couple of fun cards to consider..

Breath of Fury - Can go infinite with enough tokens.

Chaosphere - Brings down flyers.

Ruination - Hit your opponents where it hurts.

Seize the Day - win-con.

Hope these help you out.. I have a Krenko deck on my profile if you'd like to browse through it for ideas.

ay.lobo on Wort Goblin Doom

1 week ago

Those guys definitely.know what's up. Good recommendations. I'd put those in, as for recommending what to pull out... Akki Underminer. As a 1/1, he's always going to be blocked. Goblin Gardener. He costs as much as a Ruination (recommend btw), but he only gets rid of one land. And what do you think of Dictate of Erebos instead of Grave Pact? He costs one more, but has flash and he's not super black mana heavy to cast.

Daedalus19876 on Take me to Church

1 week ago

Hello again!

I tried playtesting this deck and it felt...weird. It didn't output much offensive pressure, and it seemed to have too few proper stax cards to survive as a control deck.

(Obviously you just built it so it needs some tuning, of course.)

RW's best strength in control is land destruction. Thus, Armageddon, Cataclysm, Ruination, Razia's Purification etc could help you secure your victory once you drop a win-con.

Stax cards I would include: Static Orb, Winter Orb, Storage Matrix, Tangle Wire, Ghirapur AEther Grid, etc. And don't forget Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast: the best anti-control counterspells!

Smoke and Meekstone are good ways to lock down creature-based board states.

Have you taken a look at some of the Gisela stax/control decks on this site? They might help you find some more cards.

Leonin Shikari seems strange here. Might be a cuttable card.

What's your meta like? It's easier to tailor a hate package once you know your opponents' decks :)

Happy deckbuilding!

GobboE on The Destroyer of Lands (Radha, Heir to Keld)

1 week ago

Hey ay.lobo : I already run Ruination, it is one of the reasons I play as much basics as I do :)

ay.lobo on The Destroyer of Lands (Radha, Heir to Keld)

1 week ago

Haha, ah. I never intended for Omnanth to replace your commander. to me, he's too costly to bring out and all, definitely a good big guy in the deck. :) I see your sideboard, and you definitely have some really good cards recommended. It's going to be fun for you sorting them.One last thought then, how do you feel about Ruination with your deck running high basic lands, this won't hurt you as much as most players.

hoardofnotions on Krenko's Madness

2 weeks ago

Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle can be cut i think. Think over the games you've played, when was the last time you wanted to draw 7 lands, and how often do you need to deal 3 damage to something that you keep a CIPT land in your combo/aggro deck? Another mountain could do well

Goblin Wardriver is this strong enough?

Goblin Gardener not strong enough?

Lightning Crafter this card is another infininte combo with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. have kiki in play, another goblin and a sac outlet. play lightning crafter, champion the random goblin, then have kiki copy the crafter.the token champions kiki, taps to do 3, then you sac the token. Kiki comes back into play untapped and ready to do it again.The cool part about the combo is that you can search it all from Goblin Recruiter.

Breath of Fury is a cool card i've had success with when i had my Krenko deck up and running. you need at least one opponent to have no blockers, a mass haste outlet, one goblin and krenko on the field. enchant the random goblin with Breath of Fury, attack the player with no creatures with just that creature. when it connects and triggers, tap krenko to make 2 tokens, sac the creature with the enchantment and attach to one of the new tokens. repeat until you have a large enough army to kill each player.

Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors speed up krenko

Brightstone Ritual could led to explosive turns

Outpost Siege can serve two purposes, and extra Boggart Shenanigans or "card draw"

Mana Echoes can go infininte with Staff of Domination, Umbral Mantle, Sword of the Paruns or any of the sac a creature get mana things you have and Krenko.

If you're running Ruination I'd take a hard look at the lands you run, and Reliquary Tower and Buried Ruin don't seem nessary for the deck.

also I'm not conviced on Extraplanar Lens, you're not a big mana deck so strip mine'ing a land to get more mana dosen't seem worth it.

Gamble might be something to look into as well. Just be aware that it's a gamble!

Mogg Infestation is interesting, what are you mostly doing with this? Targeting youself with Purphoros, God of the Forge out? Targeting an oppopent with Goblin Sharpshooter out? another 2 card combo you can't tutor for?

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

Made some strength and curve changes.

Altar of Dementia out for Phyrexian Altar: Even though Dementia is stupidly strong with Coat of Arms out, when it isn't this card is kind of dead. Sideboarding it for now.

Impact Tremors out for Purphoros, God of the Forge: I took this out before because of the higher cost, but now that my curve and ramp package are much better, it is a straight upgrade for me.

Snow-Covered Mountain out for Boseiju, Who Shelters All: Making sure my Scrap Mastery or Blasphemous Act go off is really important if I am keeping priority and saccing in response. Without it I could cast it, sac in response, and then get counterspelled and have almost no boardstate left over.

Damping Engine out for Tangle Wire: Just a stronger version of the same effect.

Snow-Covered Mountain out for Mox Diamond: This is normally not a strictly better trade off, but with so many fetches and extra land mechanics, I can run off of fewer basics.

Goblin King out for Gratuitous Violence: I've been wanting to fit this card in for a really long time. Even though Goblin King combos very well with Blood Moon, since I don't have any real pump spells for my Goblins besides Coat of Arms, I actually end up doing less damage overall. I could use Goblin King as a finisher, but Gratuitous Violence gives me a bigger boost, regardless of when it comes out. Sideboarding Goblin King for now, in case I do want to add him in just as a finisher later.

Snow-Covered Mountain out for Stranglehold: This puts me down two lands total from where I was, but it gives me a ton more control over the battlefield. I didn't realize it's potency before, until I realized it included cracking fetches as well. This actually makes me consider running From the Ashes instead of Ruination in my future MLD additions.

I will have to playtest a lot more to see if I took out too many basic lands, or added too many non-basics, but with all the ramp and mana rocks I should be okay.

Still looking for ways to get sideboard cards into the deck, but as it stands the deck is more consistent and stronger than ever.

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