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

chapman.luke27 on You Will Serve, Even In Death

1 week 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 week 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 :)

Jareht on Modern Warrior Synergy

1 week ago

I would cut the Always Watching for 2 or 3 Mardu Ascendancy, you dont want multiple cards on board which give you vigiliance. Mardu Ascendancy synergizes well with Brutal Hordechief and Rush of Battle, even if it doesnt grant lifelink for the goblin tokens.

Also Mardu Ascendancy protects your board against small Boardwipes like Pyroclasm or Anger of the Gods.

Sorin, Solemn Visitor would also fit in good, also Alesha, Who Smiles at Death and Ghitu Encampment as an one-off.

Shadowl_less_one on Warrior horde

1 week ago

Did you consider Herald of Dromoka or perhaps Brutal Hordechief once you accumulate a ton of creatures you will be pretty dangerous ?

blackhawk22 on United and Unyielding Deck

1 week ago


Sparky41 on Unflinching Assault (BW Warriors)

2 weeks ago

I love the deck, and the budget ideas, but I believe the strength of the warrior tribe lies in it's weenie-ness. I would recommend dropping the dragonscale general and grasp of darkness' for some more aggressive creatures like Dragon Hunter and Battle Brawler. I like the Gryff's Boon main, and would maybe suggest adding something spicy like Brutal Hordechief or Graveblade Marauder as a finisher on turn 4 or so, or possibly something like Foul-Tongue Shriek for some surprise damage.

Bovine073 on Mardu Tokens

2 weeks ago

No no no sorry I mean Brutal Hordechief. Mardu Strike Leader is another option.

frogkill45 on Frontier Mardu

2 weeks ago

Id recommend Sorin, Solemn Visitor in place of Brutal Hordechief or Boltwing Marauder, would lean more towards removing Marauder all together.

Secure the Wastes should replace Raise the Alarm

Monastery Swiftspear with only 12 instants prowess won't trigger often. Mardu Shadowspear / Bloodsoaked Champion / Zurgo Bellstriker might be better choices.

Cards for removal: Crackling Doom / Anguished Unmaking / Declaration in Stone / Ultimate Price / Valorous Stance / Blessed Alliance

Useful enchantments: Mardu Ascendancy / Impact Tremors / Stasis Snare / Silkwrap / Authority of the Consuls

Protection: Selfless Spirit / Make a Stand / Feat of Resistance

Utility:Odric, Lunarch Marshal

Thats all i can think of for now

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