Ruinous Ultimatum

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Ruinous Ultimatum

Sorcery

Destroy all nonland permanents your opponents control.

ILuvMtg on Woah, where did THAT come from???

2 weeks ago

I considered that, but if I were to Jegantha as a companion I wouldn't be able to use 40% of the non-land cards in my deck, including many of the best ones, because I wouldn't be allowed to use cards with more than one of the same mana symbol in it's mana cost. No Omniscience, Enter the Infinite, Progenitus, Ruinous Ultimatum, ect.

LunchBox1211 on dragon tribal is glorious

4 months ago

Some more cards to consider (as per your request): Old Gnawbone. Read the card. That's a lot of treasure when all your creatures have a ton of power. | Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund. Gives your dragons haste, untaps them, and (in the odd case you are playing a Dragon ditto), steals your opponent's dragons. Forever. | Dragon's Hoard, if you want another mana rock that works well with dragons. I also like Component Pouch, especially in a deck where your commander in all 5 colours, but that's mostly just me. | Rishkar's Expertise. Refill your hand, cast something for free. Genesis Ultimatum allows you to cheat in more stuff, but doesn't allow you to refill your hand, and it costs more to cast. | Farseek, especially if you decide to run the Tri-cycle lands (which I recommend). I'm going to avoid talking about lands, but cards like Spara's Headquarters and Raugrin Triome are really nice, especially for 5-colour decks. And, yes, Farseek can find Spara's Headquarters. Headquarters is both a plains, and an island. Rampant Growth and Nature's Lore can also fill this "2-mana sorcery that ramps" slot, depending on what you can find (if this is paper). Three Visits is just Nature's Lore, but Lore's name communicates the mechanics of the card better. | Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile. Exile a creature, for 1 mana, at instant speed. I like Swords better for commander because I find that life is less of an advantage than an extra land. Other removal options include - and are not limited to - (and I may have mentioned some of these already, so sorry if I did) Beast Within, Generous Gift, Anguished Unmaking, Assassin's Trophy, Despark, Chaos Warp, Wear / Tear, Hide / Seek, Bedevil, Vindicate, Baleful Mastery, and Vanishing Verse. | Patriarch's Bidding, if you want some mass reanimation. | I didn't see very many board wipes. Granted, you want more pin-point removal than board wipes, but you still might want a few. I'll recommend Farewell (6 mana to get around indestructible, and nuke many different target, AND act as graveyard hate), Merciless Eviction (for planeswalkers), Cleansing Nova (cheaper than Farewll, and probably easier to find, but less flexible), Cyclonic Rift (7 mana to get all of your opponents permanents off the board, and set them back a few turns as they reset), Supreme Verdict (only hits creatures, but uncounterable, and cheap to cast) and/or Vanquish the Horde (for token decks). You do have Ruinous Ultimatum and Descent of the Dragons (or Crux of Fate, if you happen to get it), and I like to run 3-4 total, so choose the ones that most effectively clear the table in your playgroup. Although I have seen and heard some people run as low as 2.

For both the removal and board wipe sections, choose whatever quantities and options are working best at removing the threats you frequently go up against. If you are building this in paper (specially if the deck is sleeved), I'd recommend asking your playgroup if it is OK for you to print out proxy copies of cards for playtesting, then (once you have decided what options you like) buying those cards. Ask your friends first, though, I know not everyone is OK with proxies.

These are all just suggestions to get your mind thinking. You don't have to run all of these, but they are here if you need inspiration or help.

If you want, I can link some of the dragon/tribal decks I've made on tappedout, just as a reference point for what I like.

Epicurus on Good Cards That You Just …

4 months ago

I agree with Guerric on the whole idea of combo pieces that are trash on their own. That's one of the reasons I refuse to run infinite combos in any deck, unless they end up in there by accident.

I'll also add my voice to the Thoracle hate on this thread. As SpammyV implied, it's just not at all creative.

But the one card that really rashes my rear is Cyclonic Rift. It's basically like "here's a couple more turns worth of boredom for the rest of y'all, whilst I sit here with my perfectly intact board state and pick you all off one by one."

Now, I will (and do) play cards like In Garruk's Wake and Ruinous Ultimatum, so maybe I shouldn't judge. I suppose it could be simply that CyRif is so common to encounter. Like hating The Beatles because they're overplayed. But I think it's more annoying somehow to have everything bounced rather than destroyed, because then everyone has to take the extra time to try to figure out what to recast, only to just lose anyway because they're too far behind.

DankMagicianD on Die, Snowflake!

4 months ago

First, the new additions. Florian, Voldaren Scion and Laelia, the Blade Reforged are both creatures that reward us for attacking with more cards to play, and don't mind being mutate targets. Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, and Rakdos Signet are here because I needed more ramp. Showdown of the Skalds pulls double duty, giving me more cards while buffing my creatures with counters that work well with Snapdax. Manabarbs is just plain evil. I couldn't resist. Damn is versatile, wiping the board when I'm behind or picking off a select target when I'm not. Blasphemous Act is often a one mana sweeper. Enough said. Ruinous Ultimatum has a hefty mana cost, but can easily win the game on the spot. Finally, the manabase was rebalanced to better cast my spells.

Polaris on Infinite copy-redirect on the pile...

5 months ago

Yes, you have that right. Narset's Reversal is generally intended to be used on an opponent's spell (they cast Ruinous Ultimatum, you send it back at them—thus the "reversal"), though it could be used on your own in a pinch where you really need to be able to use another spell in your hand more than once.

There are plenty of cards that do what your friend wants here, though. Twincast and Reverberate (and a bunch of similar cards) will both give two extra turns. You would use Imp's Mischief the same way to stop them. Teach by Example would also work, and because of how the effect is different it doesn't actually target. Note though that you need to have Teach by Example resolve and leave the stack BEFORE casting the spell you want to copy.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

5 months ago

Hey abierto,

Indeed it’s been awhile since you commented, glad to hear from you. Thank you for bringing these cards onto my radar, let’s discuss them - I can easily tell that Survival of the Fittest would dramatically change the way the deck plays – with Survival of the Fittest + Dregscape Sliver on the board, access to at least 3 mana, 1 creature in hand, and at least an additional I can combo out and win the game on that turn. The only drawbacks I can see here are the mana requirements coupled with the more than likely opponent interaction that would be coming my way. Given that Dregscape Sliver’s ability is only sorcery speed – that only solidifies my concern as A simple Bojuka Bog could wreck me If I do not populate my graveyard with care and proper timing. This makes me wish that Paradox Engine wasn’t banned – I really miss that card. The verdict is out on Survival of the Fittest, I want to like to this card but I can’t help but feel hesitant in including it (let alone the investment). I think I’ll maybe proxy it in and see where that takes me. Speaking which, check out this really awesome alter:

Survival of the Fittest Sliver Alter Show

Dregscape Sliver on the other hand I’m considering including. Maybe cutting Patriarch's Bidding, as I do not like the mana investment and the potential added bonus of assisting opponents. In the metas I play in there are a lot of tribal decks – I’m sitting across from at least one or two other tribal decks every game. I’m ordering a copy today, so thank you for mentioning that card again.

Hi Sneuxfox (death by Snu snu?),

Welcome to my deck page! Thank you for posting. I’ve always wanted to work Magma Sliver into this decklist, but I don’t think it would be a good fit – Magma lends itself toward a Sliver deck that compliments a more Aggro strategy where the goal is to hit a “critical mass” of creatures and abuse enough evasion keywords to get a single creature to knock an opponent out. First Sliver's Chosen would be an absolute must include alongside Magma Sliver, as it would solidify a Voltron strategy by stacking Exalted triggers alongside Magma’s ability. I definitely agree that the aforementioned can get out hand when you have just one Sliver be the target of multiple triggers.

I agree that it's criminal that Magma doesn't make it's way into alot of lists, maybe it's due to most decks wanting to lean into the Mid-range Sliver tool box? Or maybe it's because the deck would need to be more Voltron centric? I decided to throw together a quick decklist as an example of what I think the average deck running Magma Sliver would look like:

Budget Aggro Sliver Decklist Show

What're your thoughts on the list, Sneuxfox ?

legendofa on Toxrill the Corrosive

6 months ago

Some of these suggestions are a little odd to me. I assume this is a commander deck, based on the forum, and the commander is Toxrill, the Corrosive, based on the title. This means color identity is . Am I mistaken in this assumption?

I'm really trying not to sound condescending, I'm just wondering why people are suggesting Titania's Song and Ruinous Ultimatum, and I want to know if I'm wrong about the intent of the question.

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