Brutal Hordechief

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

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

Brutal Hordechief occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Brutal Hordechief Discussion

Blackgate on Drana's Pioneering Mardu Horde

4 weeks ago

Looks like a fun deck! :)

I think you should play test swapping out Brutal Hordechief for Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet as it has synergy with your vampires and great synergy with zombie/vampire reanimators and you use reanimators in your deck. You could replace Bloodsoaked Champion with Dread Wanderer to get a recurring reanimating synergy with the second ability of Kalitas to keep adding +1/+1 counters to it.

Or, swap out Brutal Hordechief with Sanctum Seeker as it has a bigger body and has the same effect and has synergy with your deck which is mostly Vampires.

Both options give Olivia's Bloodsworn a bit more utility in the deck as it would get more targets for its haste ability.

lords2001 on Abzan Aggrange

1 month ago

I've been playtesting a very similar deck. Only thing I have found useful you may not have considered is 1x Brutal Hordechief as the lifegain/drain does stack up and the potential to bypass stalemates the following turn is strong too.

Voltron010 on Garruk Token Deck

1 month ago

Neat. It needs some cheaper or turn 1-2 creatures though. I'd try to swap in some of these:

Plus maybe some of these kind of effects to bump up the danger:

shadow63 on What non legendaries would you ...

4 months ago

Brutal Hordechief would be a blast. I'd make it pillowfort and force combat every turn

5dollarMTG on $5 Budget Warriors

7 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions mufasamike! I tried some of those cards in earlier versions of this deck but Brutal Hordechief was too pricey for my $5 budget. I'd forgotten about Glory-Bound Initiate being a warrior, but you're right about that combo - I do something similar in my $5 Egyptian Exertion deck and it's great when it comes together.

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