Butcher of Malakir


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs Eldrazi (DDP) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Butcher of Malakir

Creature — Vampire Warrior


Whenever Butcher of Malakir or another creature you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Butcher of Malakir Discussion

bushido_man96 on Volrath Voltron Reanimator

12 hours ago

Byuante, I don't really do a lot of sacrificing with this deck, that's why I'm not running the edict effects. I had Butcher of Malakir in the deck, but removed it because I wasn't using a lot of edict effects. Its a lot more discard than sac oriented.

Byuante on Volrath Voltron Reanimator

22 hours ago

2 things. Have you considered archiving the comments? This section took a while to scroll through.


You consider something like Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact? I mean if you find yourself sacrificing a significant amount of creatures in your games, this may be an include? Or Butcher of Malakir? Creature version that is good with Volrath

Isaiah13 on Meren's Macabre Masquerade

1 day ago

Definitely throw in Golgari Grave-Troll for his dredge ability and his ability to get huge which in turn allows you to find Golgari Lich Lord and use his ability to sac grave troll to make the opponent lose a massive amount of life and get him in the graveyard again to rinse and repeat. I would also recommend token killers as that is what can defeat meren, such cards as Virulent Plague and Archfiend of Depravity. And if you have Dictate of Erebos you might want to consider Grave Pact and Butcher of Malakir . Just some suggestions (: You can look at my deck if you want anymore.

Fluffpocalypse on Life feeds on life

3 days ago

If you want a decent life gain combo with this kind of sac-matters strategy, the one I use in a similar deck is Dictate of Erebos and/or Butcher of Malakir + Grim Feast. The deal is that feast targets all opponents in multiplayer formats, so mass life-gain can occur if you can force the other players to constantly sacrifice a bunch of fatties. Simply adding a Dictate of Erebos alone would be awesome with this deck - it works well with Mazi and Really Hungry Earthworm.

Polupus on Blood Tax Payments are Due

4 days ago

Ashnod's Altar, Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir do wonders at controlling the board

Ozzbuddy on Minions of the Scarab God

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I totally agree that Butcher of Malakir is a better choice than Ruthless Deathfang. As for Pongify, I will definitely be looking for Vraska's Contempt to replace it with, but will be using your Memory Plunder proposition instead for now.


epajula on Minions of the Scarab God

1 week ago

Looks fun. Wouldn't Butcher of Malakir give you more value than Ruthless Deathfang? If you wanted to play both I would consider replacing Noxious Ghoul. I understand your Pongify is foil, but there is so much better removal that exiles, or may also target planeswalkers. Hero's Downfall, Silence the Believers, Reality Shift, and Vraska's Contempt all feel better in that slot despite the increased cost. On a more fun note, have you considered Memory Plunder? It's always a possible dead draw, and it's fun shenanigans when using discard effects.

snakepitmaster on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 week ago

Seems like some cards from the commander anthology set are missing (http://tappedout.net/mtg-set/commander-anthology/).

An example would be Butcher of Malakir from the Plunder the graves deck (https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Plunder_the_Graves).

Don't know if it's one of the decks that are missing from the set list, or if it's individual cards from all the decks.

Im sorting through my cube (http://tappedout.net/mtg-cube-drafts/smeden-maagen-og-mesteren/?super-cat=custom&cat=type&fmt=), trying to match all the different prints on the site with my actual cards. I can compile a list of all the missing cards, but do not currently have the time.

Anyone else noticed this?

Thank you all for the work you've done here! :)


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