Brutal Hordechief

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Fate Reforged (FRF) 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.

Brutal Hordechief Discussion

PsychopathicRenegade on Cruelty

2 months ago

Just my opinion here, but it can be nasty to have in mind for future decks. A really nice combo with Rogue's Passage and Master of Cruelties is to add a Brutal Hordechief . Since you're already adding a combo off of Master with Passage, it makes for a nice bonus when you also drain life. While they won't lose the game since one happens during declare attakers, and the other happens at the end of declare blockers, it's still pretty fun to do. It's really just an "insult to injury" combo piece.

However, if you splash white in there at some point, Kaalia of the Vast can be a one-shot combo with Master of Cruelties playing off of her ability.

multimedia on Edgar's Puddin Party

2 months ago

Hey, this is a good start, but consider being even more aggressive with Vamps and eminence?

One drop Vamps are pretty important to the strategy with eminence, but the manabase here can't support them very well. Consider more lands that can ETB untapped turn one especially to make black mana for Vamps?


Consider more one drop Vamps?

Consider more two drop Vamps?


Other cards to consider:

If you like some of these suggestions then I can help you to make cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


Boza on Similar to Siege Behemoth

6 months ago

Include cards that make the opponent less likely to block:

Ankle Shanker, Odric, Lunarch Marshal (with the right keywords), Champion of Lambholt, Legion Loyalist, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist.

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is particularly saucy in Saskia.

You can also include cards that say creatures cannot block, or cards that change how blockers are assigned - Master Warcraft, Odric, Master Tactician and of course Brutal Hordechief.

Plahbie on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

6 months ago

For something similar to making your enemies attack each other, cards like Brutal Hordechief (you can activate his ability at any time), Bitter Feud (choose two of your opponents), Mystic Barrier (This card looks weird but can be GREAT), Choice of Damnations (just very fun late game), Porphyry Nodes (punishes aggro), and Sorcerous Spyglass (planeswalkers, commanders, etc.) are all very good.

Also in addition to cards like Gideon's Intervention there is Voidstone Gargoyle - it's good with eminence and some other effects, but Gideon's Intervention is more versatile because of the no-damage clause.

greatdevourer on What is Best in Life?

7 months ago

Consider dropping the following: Derevi, Empyrial Tactician - not a Warrior Boros Signet, Selesnya Signet & Gruul Signet - weak color fixing and better use of sleeves.
Bident of Thassa - not sure, seems kinda weak but it may be better in your deck.
Bear Umbra - cute aura, but aura's are weak in multipler unless your playing aura voltron.
Sosuke, Son of Seshiro - you aren't making snakes. I know that the destroy a creature is nice, but deathtouch does effectively the same thing.

Warriors to consider:
Mardu Woe-Reaper, Skarrgan Pit-Skulk, Wild Nacatl, Blood-Chin Fanatic, Ogre Marauder, Brutal Hordechief, Drumhunter, Wolfir Silverheart
Glistener Elf - for those times when you really HAVE to but don't want to.....
Patriarch's Bidding - the best tribal recursion spell
Bloodsoaked Champion & Reassembling Skeleton - skullclamp or chump block all day long.
Surrak Dragonclaw & Yasova Dragonclaw - Because why not?
Imperious Perfect & Nacatl War-Pride - tokens!
Brion Stoutarm - fling!
Cliffhaven Vampire - this could be a combo piece....
Herald of Secret Streams - ahahahahahahaha Bramblewood Paragon has a best friend

There are more Warriors to consider, but I wanted to focus on some utility that you may have overlooked.
Here are some lands you may have overlooked: Unclaimed Territory, Opal Palace, Reflecting Pool

BrettonTheKid on Jund 'Em Into The Red Zone

8 months ago

Take out Brutal Hordechief who is not in your commander's color identity and put in Hellrider.

chinrich on Not enough combat phases at the time.

8 months ago

Two creatures I use in my deck for Najeela that help are Combat Celebrant which is helpful if you don't have the mana to use Najeela ability for another phase you can exert him. The other would be Brutal Hordechief which is a fun way to go crazy in both draining life with each attack step, and if you got the extra mana going, especially from Druids' Repository, you can control the blocks and make sure to maximize the damage.

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