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Bontu the Glorified
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 Bontu the Glorified
- Amonkhet

Reviewed June 16, 2017

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bontu the Glorified
Amonkhet's black god would have to be Magic's version of Anubis, with every part of his mechanic strongly linked to death. I think Bontu has a huge potential ceiling not only because of the graveyard interactions and scry (which is harder to quantify than card advantage but adds up to a huge deal over a relatively short time), but because he's the god who most easily enables himself to attack or block with a single activation of his ability. Even just one or two of those cycles can swing a game in favor of a "regular" black deck, much less some kind of Innistrad- or Golgari-driven gestalt of different mechanics.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H.

Bontu the Glorified
Yet again, Bontu has evasion and a hard body to take down, all for a good price. His turn-on is a bit hard, though: you need a steady stream of recursive creatures or token generation. She’s a sacrifice outlet if you want one, but she's hard to turn on and keep attacking with. She's pretty high-variance, though she can help you carry games if you give her the tools to succeed.
Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 4

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