Ruination

Ruination

Sorcery

Destroy all nonbasic lands.

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Set Rarity
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ruination Discussion

Peoyogon on Grudge-Bearer's Revenge

2 months ago

Wow, that's a toasty deck!

Have you considered adding Fiery Emancipation in along side your damage doublers?

I would also highly recommend Price of Progress. Even without boosted damage, it can easily blow up opponents out of nowhere - especially in the later half of the game when they've taken some damage and all those expensive nonbasics are laid out.

If you are of a particularly cruel mindset, Ruination is absolutley brutal. It is one of the few ways to keep toolbox lands and fast ramp in check while also leaving your board nearly unscathed. However, I would only pull that out if you are running against higher level decks or if your group is cool with it since many people hate mass land destruction with a passion.

Peoni on Rampage!!!!!

2 months ago

Okay, sorry for the delay. Was in the middle of a move.

So first I think some degree of stack interaction would benefit this deck. I don't know what your meta is like, but dealing with enemy control could be a serious pain as you try to establish yourself, so cards like Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Deflecting Swat (or other efficient redirect effects), or even Veil of Summer and Vexing Shusher (use this guy!) could prove to be worth the card slots when the game comes down to protecting your board state or making sure one of your spells resolves.

As for general upgrades I would consider adding in more removal like Beast Within and swap out Wilt for Nature's Claim for the cheaper cost because I feel like the cycling isn't super necessary and 4 life is insignificant. Then, if losing the cycling really bothers you, you can throw in Runic Armasaur for some really sweet card draw that also fits your theme. Additionally, for some pseudo card draw that also has the potential to mess with your opponent's hands AND is most definitely a puzzle, there's Teferi's Puzzle Box. It's a wheel that keeps on wheeling.. sort of. I would recommend potentially adding in more land destruction like Wildfire, Decree of Annihilation, or Obliterate along with recursion for yourself through stuff like Life from the Loam, Ramunap Excavator, Crucible of Worlds, and Titania, Protector of Argoth. Speaking of her, Priest of Titania could probably replace Llanowar Visionary, and along with that, more cheap elf mana dorks i.e. Llanowar Elves and Fyndhorn Elves would do you a lot of good. If you go the MLD route stepping your ramp up is gonna be really important so you can rebuild your board before your opponents can (which is also why you have land recursion), so you might want stuff like Utopia Sprawl, Wild Growth, Carpet of Flowers, or even Exploration if you can swing it. Finally for some additional creature-based wincons, we could put in Conspicuous Snoop + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as well as Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts . To tutor for these you could use Goblin Recruiter to fetch Kiki-Jiki and Snoop, or Imperial Recruiter to tutor for a specific creature you need or just use him to get his gobbo friend and then assemble your win. Some additional misc. cards you might find fun and want to consider: Magus of the Moon, Bane of Progress, Null Rod, Trinisphere, Urabrask the Hidden, Woodland Bellower, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger (don't do this to your friends lol), Ruination, Jokulhaups, and Root Maze.

Not all of this is going to fit in the budget you gave me, I just wanted to give you a lot of options and potentially stuff that you can build toward in the future if you decide you want to really invest in this deck. Hope this helps. :^)

Peoyogon on The Act of Treason

3 months ago

I have never played against a Kiki-Jiki deck but man, this looks brutal!

Would Impact Tremors/Warstorm Surge be useful to you? It might be able to get in a good bit of damage in if tokens are entering often.

How does your play group feel about land destruction? If they are cool with it, cards like Boil and Ruination can be incredible when running mono red and can give you amazing value. . . you just have to sacrifice your soul ;)

Lanzo493 on Feldon: No Budget Couldn't Buy Happiness

3 months ago

I think people are more scared of individual, repeated land destruction (Strip Mine loops) and complete land destruction (Armageddon) than what this deck runs. We don’t destroy everything, just a lot of things.

Blood Moon gets the least hate since it doesn’t affect mana rocks or each persons amount of mana they have available. That’s why I still run it in my current deck.

Keldon Firebombers is a scary card, but it’s not too bad since it’s symmetrical. It’s not hated as much for that reason. People still have mana to work with. But he is mass, repeatable land destruction so he’ll be a high priority target to exile from the graveyard.

Ruination would probably get the most hate since it affect everyone else more than you most of the time. You’ll become the archenemy upon playing it.

I haven’t run land destruction in a while, so I don’t remember how people respond to it. These are my best guesses.

wisegreenbean on FELDON EDH PRIMER: FELDON NEEDS SOME LOVE

3 months ago

A few thoughts! I'm a Feldon lover myself.

In my experience, Sneak Attack is absurd, surprise surprise. Your deck is full of powerful creatures that you wouldn't mind sending to your graveyard. I'm also fond of new purph for similar reasons, though obviously he's not nearly as broken.

Gamble is a super powerful tutor effect, and again, you don't mind when things go to the graveyard. It gives you better access to your kiki conscripts combo, as drawing 1 is common but both is harder.

Ruination is absurd in mono-red, enough said. If it's too mean for your tastes, that's fair.

Small critiques:

I think Mind Stone is better than Worn Powerstone. It's playable on t2 and doesn't compete with your 3 drop feldon, it carries less opportunity cost by making mana right away, and it cycles when you don't need ramp.

I think Tormenting Voice is better than Goblin Lore. You don't need a volume of cards in your graveyard, you need 1 or 2 specific targets in there. I would also give a shout out to 1 mana options that let you play feldon on 3, then loot and activate on 4, like Insolent Neonate or Merchant of the Vale, though admittedly these 2 options carry card disadvantage(although I think they're better than Rummaging Goblin). But I think TV is a pretty strict upgrade to GL because it will never mess you up by discarding noncreatures that you needed.

I don't think I see any graveyard hate in your list, and given the low opportunity cost of it, I think that's probably a miss. Obviously the premium option Relic of Progenitus hurts you somewhat, but cards like Soul-Guide Lantern or even Scrabbling Claws are sometimes very powerful, and when they aren't, they cantrip away at almost no cost to you. Anytime you can hurt an opponent while remaining card neutral for 1 or 2, I think it's a huge deal.

Peoyogon on Impulsive Immolation

5 months ago

Jett2112 hmm, I'm not sure which would be best... I love dictate's flash but the one sided effect of emancipation is brutal. I have not played with latter yet so I'm not sure if the steeper cost is worth it.

Since you are going against these hyper competitive decks, you could also consider adding cheap to cast, powerful land-punishment effects like Price of Progress, Price of Glory,Ruination, and Boil. If you went down this route, you could rework your lands to be more basic so you can make these cards just your opponents and seriously disrupt any combo wins. Just an idea though. It still might be too slow against your meta...

Peoyogon on heartless Hitsyou

5 months ago

Brutal deck! Have you thought about running Lich's Mirror as another way to help prevent you from blowing yourself up? Depending on if you want to keep any friends, you could also run Ruination to ream any multicolored decks at the table.

Sultai_Sir on Gadrak Deck: Spoiler Musings *PRIMER*

5 months ago

A way to make Gadrak indestructible, like Darksteel Plate, some big-mana payoffs, like the Eldrazi Titans, and a butt-ton of sweepers, like Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, Mizzium Mortars, etc. If you're feeling really mean, you can run cards like Ruination, Jokulhaups and Obliterate, and laugh as you sit atop your endless pile of shiny gold! Hope this helps!

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