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Monstrous Onslaught
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 Monstrous Onslaught
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.00
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Monstrous Onslaught
 
It's true this card has a couple of conditions, and ones that can be hard to meet against the wrong opponent (there's an awful lot of Magic decks devoted to cards that take things off the table). It's true that this card is on the expensive side. But when it comes together, it's basically a one-sided Wrath of God. Green wants to play big creatures anyway, and everything that helps you cast them helps you cast Monstrous Onslaught as well. No color gets one sided Wrath of God variants, especially not green, so you may as well take advantage of it. And yes, I'm sure someone will say you should just splash black and play Ultimate Price, but does Ultimate Price interact with Titanic Ultimatum?
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H.

Monstrous Onslaught (2/3)

 

This is basically a green board wipe in most senses of the word. You use your strongest creature's power to try and pick off your opponent's forces, with no fear of your creature dying in the exchange. With how the spell is worded, it also keeps your opponent from countering it by killing your creature.

 

5 mana and reliance on your creature to do the damage does make this a bit awkward at times, particularly if you have only smaller creatures. It also doesn't take advantage of combat keywords on your creature. But this can be a major blowout in Limited, and I could see it getting some fringe usage in Standard if a deck needs a way to break stalemates and has no other colors able to do it.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4


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