Brutalizer Exarch

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Brutalizer Exarch

Creature — Cleric

When Brutalizer Exarch enters the battlefield, choose one - Search your library for a creature card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it; or put target noncreature permanent on the bottom of its owner's library.

Brutalizer Exarch Discussion

TheAmazingSteve on Riku of Two reflections

1 month ago

Came here from help forum. It would be helpful to know what your deck wants to do, that way I don't end up suggesting bad cuts.

Hydroid Krasis unfortunately does not work the way you want it to. It only draws and gains life for the first half, and then the second half from Riku does nothing and dies as it is a 0/0 with no +1/+1 counters.

A lot of your counterspells like Time Stop are way too much mana. To be more effective you want low drop counterspells like Counterspell , Negate , and Essence Scatter , as you do not have to leave up as much mana in order to use them.

You have a lot of planeswalkers. Planeswalkers in EDH generally draw a lot of hate and end up being a weaker card type overall unless you build your whole strategy around them.

I feel like this deck would want to have more instant/sorcery ramp than artifact due to Riku? Maybe Rampant Growth and Explosive Vegetation ?

Maybe add some creatures with higher impact. Some of the creatures, like Skarrgan Hellkite , don't really do much in EDH. Wiser includes would have powerful enter the battlefield effects like Terastodon , Woodfall Primus , and Brutalizer Exarch .

Hope this was of some help!

ChRyKy on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

1 month ago

Thanks ClockworkSwordfish, I didn't realise there was a budget tag, I've done that now. Those last two card suggestions, particularly Brutalizer Exarch , are good ones and I will keep in mind for additions.

ClockworkSwordfish on Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire

1 month ago

Okay, fair enough. For what it's worth, I checked for any mention of it being a budget deck in the description or tags, though I suppose many of the card choices should have made that obvious anyway.

That said, I think the basis of the point I was making is still valid. You could just as easily run the much cheaper Brutalizer Exarch and Mwonvuli Beast Tracker , for instance.

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

channelfireball12345: Usually getting it off the field is enough to seal the deal, since the ideal situation is looping it, but there's always Soren841's solution as well.

The only thing I am not a fan of is the reliance on E-Wit once Brutalizer Exarch is out of the deck. Makes me want to find a slot for Skullwinder .

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

channelfireball12345 Honestly, I'm not looking to slot out Brutalizer Exarch just yet, he's been performing really well lately. Sylvan Tutor I'm too stubborn to run and it's sitting in my binder. Something about it being a sorcery speed topdeck tutor is so unappealing to me, especially when I am storming off and I need an actual solution in my hand. As for Winding Canyons , gonna copy and paste a previous comment where I answered that one.

"Winding Canyons : The deck is actually not starved of this ability. In fact, if you think about it, Command Beacon being on the chopping block is a really good indicator of it. The reason why is because getting rid of Yeva is never a factor because I always unload my hand in response to that removal and she is never out unless I have stuff worthy of being played."

lonesentinel on In response...permanent-ly!

2 months ago

spiral_te thanks for comments/suggestions!

I agree for point 1-7.

  • The original reason I put in Expedition Map is that I based the deck around the 6 flash-enablers. Theres no way to tutor for Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation , and only Momir to tutor for Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Yeva, Nature's Herald . So the Map is my efficient way to tutor out Alchemist's Refuge and Winding Canyons . I would shift over to a Ulvenwald Hydra for this purpose but I do not have one.

  • Void Grafter is just part of the 'my creature can do what an instant can do' such as Dive Down or Mizzium Skin but I guess this is pretty situational and I would have to leave 3 mana open always.

  • I agree for the cuts to Kiora's follower, but not for Gyre engineer. Both were meant to be manadorks and I was guessing I need to ramp fast to be able to cast things on multiple turns. Genesis hydra was just thematic of the 'cheating creatures out'.

  • For Prowling Serpopard/Gaea's Herald, it's not really needed in my playgroup, since I'm the one that usually plays counterspells most of the time.

  • I'm looking to slot in Kederekt Leviathan for a 'cyclonic rift' effect that can be used twice due to unearth. But my considerations are that I'll need to build up my board again, so this would probably be used more when I'm behind. So i've opted to put in Profaner of the Dead and Scourge of Fleets as my AOE boardclear instead. What are your thoughts on adding the Leviathan?

Still need to cut 5 more :(

spiral_te on In response...permanent-ly!

2 months ago

This is a cool deck. All the cards are keepable, but these are the cuts I would make. Tried to cut something from each category rather than eliminate one.

  1. Siege Behemoth - Slower than your other evasion granters, 7 mana, and practically only works once.
  2. Essence Warden - A little life can help with the long game in some cases, but it doesn't synergize with anything else in your deck and is a low impact cut.
  3. Mirror Image - the most limited of the clone effects.
  4. Expedition Map - You have good targets, but no GREAT targets which lessens its value (cavern of souls type nonsense).
  5. Ambush Viper - I love me a green doom blade, but is more narrow than coatl.
  6. Loaming Shaman - might save you from decking yourself if labman dies, but...eh. A resolved surge will win you the game if nobody wipes anyway
  7. Void Grafter - 3 CMC and not reusable makes this the cut

At this point, it's a matter of personal taste what to keep because the remainder are all very good. I would try cutting Kiora's Follower , Genesis Hydra , and Gyre Engineer and seeing how the deck functioned.

Suggestions: - Tidespout Tyrant becomes a value engine/backup wincon - Prowling Serpopard or his ancestor Gaea's Herald for reasons - Veilstone Amulet turns all your spells into Mizzium Meddlers. - Cream of the Crop or other topdeck manipulation lets you set up your Rashmi triggers nicely. - Brutalizer Exarch is a bit heavy manawise but has two nice modes - Sages of the Anima easily puts you into crazytown

Happy Flashing!

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

CyborgAeon: Honestly, the way the deck has been winning has started to make Brutalizer Exarch seem slightly less practical, but it still a less complex loop than the Eternal Witness / Beast Within line. Winning through attrition is still on the table, so all in all Brutalizer Exarch still puts in a lot of work, but the rest of the deck sort of might not need him anymore.

However, if i do replace him for something, I want it to be something as practical and useful. Nothing really stands out to me though and a tutor is a tutor and I need every tutor that can look for Temur Sabertooth .

Throne of the High City is super meh, IMO. I really don't like saccing my own lands. I don't draw many, and monarch is hard to hold with all the Swan Song s in my meta.

Glad you liked Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip: Hands down my favorite outlet, since you don't get non-creatures out of the deck when going infinite with it.

I've been wanting to explore the possibility of Memory Jar loops. Aside from that, I'm pretty content with the deck, it's very consistent as much as it can be at least.

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