Butcher of Malakir

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
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

Flying

Whenever Butcher of Malakir or another creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.

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Butcher of Malakir Discussion

Cloudius on edgar markov

1 week ago

+1 for Edgar Markov, one of the most badass Vamp Boss around.

I'd recommend lowering the CMC of the deck to around 3 or less if able to hasten the pace at which your treats hit the board.

Vampires

Some useful vampires you can consider:

Blood Seeker

Bloodthrone Vampire doubles up as a sac outlet, interacts well with Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Butcher of Malakir (though this card's CMC is too high for my liking).

Dusk Legion Zealot and 1 life for 2 1/1 bodies and 1 card, pretty good deal.

Elenda, the Dusk Rose synergizes well with the self sacrifice theme should you run Grave Pact et al. ALso helps ensure you've some board presence should you be hit with a board wipe.

Falkenrath Noble cause I can't get enough of Blood Artist

Gatekeeper of Malakir for Diabolic Edict on a stick. Pretty good though the may be a strain on a triple color deck.

Gifted Aetherborn An uncommon with Deathtouch, Lifelink, with P/T of 2/3 for just , nuff said.

Legion Lieutenant Vampire Lord is sexy.

Vampire Hexmage a.k.a Planeswalker Nemesis!

Viscera Seer one of my all time favorite, Sac outlet and Scry in 1 card.

AwesomeOctopus on Sen Triplets Control

1 week ago

Ok to start off, you can't run Bringer of the Blue Dawn or Bringer of the Black Dawn because of color identity, which considers mana symbols anywhere on rules text, not just casting cost.

I think you did a pretty good job for a first deck.

You seem to be running a combination of really good cards and out of place shitty cards. Unless there is some combo or synergy you have with them that I'm missing I think the following cards are garbage and should be cut:

Colfenor's Plans Binding Grasp Transcendence Etherwrought Page Celestial Dawn Words of Wind Reap Intellect Necrologia

is Darksteel Forge just to protect the commander? run Lightning Greaves instead, it's waaaaay cheaper to play.

because it's a sorcery and it goes to top of library rather than hand Cruel Tutor is almost strictly worse than Diabolic Tutor

If your opponents are going off way faster than you then you need to think about how to upset their early game with hate pieces. In combo heavy metas cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider slow your opponents down enough to let you gain control of the situation Kambal, Consul of Allocation also gains you life to stick around as they cast themselves to death. for creature heavy metas cards like Archfiend of Depravity, Ophiomancer, forced sac like Butcher of Malakir Dictate of Erebos and Magus of the Tabernacle can really fuck over a lot of decks. For pure control, stax is usually the best option in competitive EDH since relying on counterspells and spot removal to keep 3 other players in check isn't feasible. I also always recommend some graveyard hate in any deck Nihil Spellbomb Relic of Progenitus Grafdigger's Cage Rest in Peace Tormod's Crypt Crypt Incursion Silent Gravestone are all good and cheap to play. I also personally put Necropotence in every black deck, It's so good it honestly should be banned. other good general control cards are Force of Will Pact of Negation Mystic Confluence and Cryptic Command.

I'm not really clear on the win con. Something like a Blightsteel Colossus, any of the preators, or a x mana life drain like Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, or Torment of Hailfire could kill of opponents once you've stabilized the game.

Pieguy396 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide

1 week ago

Hi! I'm personally a huge fan of Muldrotha as a commander; so first of all, nice choice! Here are some cuts and additions I'd recommend:

Cuts:

  • Archetype of Endurance. This card is very powerful to be sure, but Muldrotha already needs a lot of mana to function, and you don't have very many ways to cheat it into play.
  • Butcher of Malakir. Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos are more expensive money-wise, but being cheaper on mana and also more resilient makes them much, much better.
  • Deranged Assistant. It looks good at first glance, but it's a 2-mana dork, and you're not playing any of the 1-mana dorks anyways. The single-card mill is a very minor upside.
  • Millikin. Same as above.
  • Nyx Weaver. It can be very good, but it's just too slow. There are much better ways to mill yourself, and a 6-mana Regrowth is way too much mana.
  • Progenitor Mimic. A powerful card to be sure, but this isn't the deck for it.
  • Slum Reaper. I think this card is only really worth running in decks that badly need the 3rd Fleshbag Marauder. Shriekmaw is almost always going to be better.
  • Aether Spellbomb. Looping it can be fun, but bouncing a creature is a terrible waste, and there are better ways to draw cards with artifacts.
  • Perpetual Timepiece. This card was good on Game Knights when they were only using Standard cards, but we have better options.
  • Plague Boiler. This card is also cool, but once again, we have better choices.
  • Demonic Vigor. Fun with Muldrotha, but there is usually so much exile-based removal in Commander that this card isn't as good as you think.
  • Hesitation. Sweet include, but looks a little too cute. Very easy to play around, and also counters your spells.
  • Skeletal Grimace. Same as Demonic Vigor.
  • Thrull Retainer. Same.

Additions:

Hope this helps! Feel free to leave a comment on my profile if you'd like further suggestions for this or any other deck! Good luck!

hejtmane on Edgar: are there any (no ...

2 weeks ago

I found a really cool thing you can do with Oathsworn Vampire SO Butcher of Malakir and Indulgent Aristocrat and Drana's Emissary oh so fun pretty simple use sacrifice get +1/+1 counters witch triggers the Butcher of Malakir make other people sacrifice and at upkeep you get oathsworn back recast him rinse and repeat.

That is scratching the surface you can stack this loop to all types of fun with leveraging the initial sacrifice Blood Artist, Havengul Vampire,Bloodflow Connoisseur these are just examples you can stack more on top of that with vampires. Now we need to add Oathsworn into my sons deck and if Edgar is you commander when you bring oathsworn back on the field you get another vampire token oh the glorious ways to stack in mtg.

elgosu1337 on Windgrace, Lord of Tokens

3 weeks ago

Also wanted to mention Emrakul's Evangel, Descent of the Dragons, Fresh Meat, and Second Harvest to turn a few tokens into a lot more tokens. Bramble Sovereign is another way to copy token-making creatures. Living Plane, Nature's Revolt, and Natural Emergence can animate your lands so you can make tokens of them.

Attrition, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, and Butcher of Malakir are good for creature removal.

For reanimation, you can also try Thrilling Encore, Journey to Eternity  Flip, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and Champion of Stray Souls.

CasualCucumber on Demon/Sacrifice deck help

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the reply! Firegriff

I will try to get more synergy.

I have always found Butcher of Malakir interessting, but maybe he has a too high mana cost.

Whisper, Blood Liturgist is a great suggestion and he fits the deck with the theme and sacrifice effect.

Firegriff on Demon/Sacrifice deck help

3 weeks ago

Well, there is Butcher of Malakir to be considered. Great for a $0.37 cent card. What you really need for the deck are sac outlets (Bloodthrone Vampire) and cards that benefit from creatures dieing. Like Scavenger Drake. Pawn of Ulamog helps out, too. Basically, you want to benefit from death (the aforementioned Doomed Dissenter) and punish opponents for deaths with cards like Selhoff Occultist or Rage Thrower). Thin out cards that don't care about either their own death or the death of others... Or bring other cards back from the graveyard, such as Whisper, Blood Liturgist

VETJasper on vampire

3 weeks ago

The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-

Check lands like Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat, and Isolated Chapel

Pain lands like Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, and Battlefield Forge

The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh

Ideally shock lands (Blood Crypt) and fetch lands (Bloodstained Mire) too but these are more expensive.


For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -

Bloodhusk Ritualist

Bloodsworn Steward

Dark Impostor

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Licia, sanguine Tribune

Stromkirk Condemned

Skeletal Vampire

maybe Rakish Heir

maybe Sangromancer

They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.

I'd consider replacing these with -

Legion Lieutenant

Sanctum Seeker

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Forerunner of the Legion

Champion of Dusk

Butcher of Malakir

Metallic Mimic

Gatekeeper of Malakir

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