Butcher Ghoul


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Butcher Ghoul

Creature — Zombie

Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counter on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Butcher Ghoul Discussion

Sandwitcher on Undying Sacrifice

6 days ago

hey, nice deck, love undying makes me feel so alive :D made similar deck, but to end the game I'm trying to cast kind of combo Killing Wave + Blood Artist as all me creatures will be back. just leaving one B to remove the +1/+1 with Retribution. I would suggest Scarscale Ritual, "heels" undying creatures and draws 2 cards. Butcher Ghoul is undying zombie. And with that amount of sacrifice you could replace Bone Splinter with Tragic Slip - goes around indestructible as well.

xyr0s on I need a counter deck ...

1 week ago

I would go with a monoblack control deck. 4 Smallpox, 4 Innocent Blood, 4 Reassembling Skeleton, some Mutilate, Butcher Ghoul, and Despise. Add in some more spot removal, perhaps also recurring creatures, a bit of card draw, and a couple of beefy finishers - and that's a deck. The general idea is to kill all creatures until you are the only one having anything left, and win with that (even if it's a 1/1 creatures you attack with 20 times).

Here's a pile of decks on that general idea, which is pretty cheap to build. But, playing it... sry about losing your friend. https://mtg-peasant.com/search/?A=37

FreeTheTacos on Aggro/Ramp

2 months ago

If you want to do more with the +1/+1 counters theme, a great budget option would be Winding Constrictor ($0.50 ea). Undying creatures like Butcher Ghoul and Strangleroot Geist might also work well. You're a bit light on land for a deck with an average CMC of 2.6 and 8 4 drops. I think 23 would be a better number. If you're looking for things to cut, I think your ramp spells are out of place.

Budgetish on Turn 2 9/9 Flying Trample, Turn 3 Win

2 months ago

Yeah I like the Duress and Pithing Needle for sideboarding, along with probably some Inquisition of Kozilek. I'm with you that Stain the Mind would be the better option, it'll help take essential combo pieces out of the game. Bitterblossom would be great in this deck, but my first born son wouldn't appreciate being sacrificed to afford such fancy cards.Claim//Fame is a solid card, I just wish it could hit Geralf's Messenger. Butcher Ghoul is good for coming back, but I want high value 1 drops mostly for the speed of getting the demon out quickly. Cadaver Imp and Relentless Dead are good for bringing things back, but there isn't too high of a priority to bring things back when I could just draw new things with Sign in Blood

escesare on phyrexian faeries and ghouls

2 months ago

I like Bitterblossom here since it works with Unlife. You can also use Dark Confidant and Phyrexian Arena. Phyrexian Arena is almost strictly better than Dark Tutelage if you fix up the mana base. For a start, should remove 10 basic lands and put in 8 fetchlands, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Shambling Vent

You're probably using Butcher Ghoul because it lets you curve out the turn 4 combo, but Kitchen Finks is a better card by a mile.

There's pretty much no reason to ever play cards like Mine Excavation or Greater Auramancy since it's strictly worse than just tutoring for another copy if the card gets destroyed, and does nothing otherwise.

Having all these tutors means you should definitely put in some powerful hate cards like Fulminator Mage, Rest in Peace, Stony Silence (questionable due to Blasting Station), Nevermore, Rule of Law, Leyline of Sanctity etc.

You can check out my similar competitive Solemnity combo deck.

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