Brutal Hordechief


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Mythic Rare
Fate Reforged Mythic Rare

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Brutal Hordechief

Creature — Orc Warrior

Whenever a creature you control attacks, defending player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

: Creatures your opponents control block this turn if able, and you choose how those creatures block.

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Brutal Hordechief Discussion

COUGARMEAT on Frontier Mardu

1 day ago

Stoke the Flames is good when you dont want Goblin Rabblemaster or his tokens to attack. Especially if you're gonna sac em to Brutal Hordechief anyway.

thecyborgslayer on Land Aid (Banding EDH)

3 days ago

Just thought I should point out that Brutal Hordechief isn't legal in this deck, because its colour identity includes red (those half and half mana symbols still count). Though if your play group doesn't mind you playing him, I guess it doesn't matter, just thought I should let you know.

007ooi on Alesha Tokens

5 days ago

You're in the colors for Iroas, God of Victory, potentially an upgrade to Dolmen Gate.

Also seems like Chandra, Flamecaller could be a strong include - makes six power with haste or gives you a net positive wheel (for discarding creatures). Additionally, she's has a soft boardwipe.

Vault of the Archangel is a bomb in decks like this. Brutal Hordechief is an option, but is a dubious include because it looks like you're not trying to truly flood the board, which is where he shines. Also Sengir Autocrat is probably going to go into my Marchesa deck soon.

GregariousG on Living Tokens

1 week ago

Cards to Consider

FrontButt88 on Land Aid (Banding EDH)

2 weeks ago

I like the idea of Nature's Blessing since it could give banding to creatures, among other things, but discarding a card each time may not be for the best. With that said, I'll definitely test it out. As for first strike and vigilance, I already have Brave the Sands in the deck and cards like Icatian Skirmishers, Champion of Lambholt, and Brutal Hordechief can make up for first strike.

Opifex on Derplings

1 month ago

I think Brutal Hordechief is a direct route. I try to stick to cards that have win condition intrinsic to its control function.

chapman.luke27 on You Will Serve, Even In Death

1 month ago

Some cards like Ajani's Pridemate, Felidar Sovereign, Karlov of the Ghost Council, and Chalice of Life  Flip work great in a deck that has good, consistent life gain. I don't think you have enough other cards to support that theme, I would either cut them or add something to support that theme if that's the direction you want to go. If you do want life gain try Pristine Talisman, Auriok Champion or her budget sisters Soul Warden and Soul's Attendant, Brutal Hordechief (think he's great in your deck even if you don't go life gain), Whip of Erebos, Blood Artist, and Aetherflux Reservoir to name a few.

Also don't like Beseech the Queen in a tri-color deck, even if you got a Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. I would definitely pay the extra mana for the budget Diabolic Tutor or if you have the cash Demonic Tutor.

Would also replace a Mountain with a Terramorphic Expanse for better color consistency.

You've got a lot of token generators along with reanimating stuff, I think Cathars' Crusade would work great with this.

Love Odric, Lunarch Marshal in this deck, you might want to add Odric, Master Tactician as a win condition.

Sietze-Jan on Warrior horde

1 month ago

@ "Shadowl_less_one" Thx!, i've put the "Herald of Dromoka" on the sideboard for now. Replaced it in a test match with the "Chief of the Scale" 2x. The vigilance helps to put more agression on, but i still dont know if it is worth to give up some defensive stats for it. Any suggestions on what i should remove to make place for the herald of dromoka?

Adding the "Brutal Hordechief" was a difficult choice already xD. But becouse of the extra draws i get with "Raiders' Spoils" i find cheaper creatures to be more effective in creating a big unblockable army on the board (because of the "Blood-Chin Rager"'s). Which does make the the "Herald of Dromoka" a spicy addition :)

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