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Butcher of Malakir
Creature — Vampire Warrior
Whenever Butcher of Malakir or another creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature.
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Butcher of Malakir Discussion
3 days ago
Hey welcome to T/O arcrayne!
So if your struggling with early game being way too slow than yes your curve is way too high already. Since Markov makes tokens for you real quick, you want to use cards that are low CMC as well as give you a bunch of effects to make it worth. Here are some example cards that you don't have that can be considered using.
- Vicious Conquistador - 1 CMC as well you will be swinging.
- Twilight Prophet - Card Advantage (CA) as well as a vampire, and ascend won't be a problem for you.
- Metallic Mimic - Not a vampire but he makes your army stronger and 2 cmc.
- Bloodcrazed Paladin - In case of boardwipe, you'll have a huge vampire.
- Champion of Dusk - CA as well as a good creature with evasion.
Those are some examples of well costed creatures that are low to drop but does things as well. Cards that aren't useful are like these one below.
- Blood Baron of Vizkopa - Very rarely you will trigger his ability, too high cost.
- Butcher of Malakir - Too high cost and a down grade from a Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos .
- Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief - As much as I love her (I have her as a commander of my deck), she is too mana intensive to use in a aggro build.
- Patron of the Vein - Too high cost for a weak ability.
- Sangromancer - For 4 CMC, it's ability is meh and a waste of a card slot.
Hope that kind of explains why these cards are not too great in this build. Also some tech card is Faith's Reward , absolute life saver when it comes to saving your guys from a board wipe!
Hope that helps and feel free to ask for any advice!
1 week ago
I've found that Ashen Rider is a good political tool since people don't really like their stuff exiled. It is a card to consider taking out though.
I've definitely been on the edge about Butcher of Malakir , I agree with you here
I've been on the edge about Extractor Demon too.
I like the "may" clause on Harvester of Souls , but it is definitely a card to consider replacing.
In a vacuum Knight of the Last Breath is definitely horrible. However, in this deck it can really work. Sacrificing something to just get a token out of it (along with any death triggers) is useful, and the low 4/4 stats are more than compensated for by the fact that it has Afterlife 4.
I do like Krav, the Unredeemed since it can help with many different areas of the deck.
Most of my tokens are white, which is why I have Light of the Legion . It is a card that have really been leaning towards cutting though.
Regna, the Redeemer is definitely expensive, but I do like token production and the fact that she can tutor for Krav. Definitely one that might not make the cut though.
Nomads' Assembly and Storm Herd synergize very well with the token theme, and the fact that all those tokens will gain me tons of life is worth it to me. To be honest since this won't be cEDH they aren't extremely expensive by commander terms, though Storm Herd is definitely pretty high on the curve.
Again, while it might be higher on the curve Rise of the Dark Realms won't be extremely hard to get to. Although, target recursion might be better in this deck.
With all the tokens I'm gonna get attacking will still be relevant, especially since the tokens dying can still trigger effects. Cathars' Crusade can help, it might not make it in though.
Divine Visitation is another card I've been on the fence about, it would probably be better in another deck.
Sword of Light and Shadow just gives that extra lifegain and recursion, just have it in the "protection" category because I didn't know where to put it.
Lifeline is cool, I've never seen that before
Totally forgot about Razaketh and Sheoldred. I feel stupid now.
Bontu's will definitely do work
Teferi's Protection has been in and then cut more times then I can count, it is definitely staying this time though.
I've been considering Smothering Abomination , it would be good.
Oversold Cemetery is a really cool card.
Toxic Deluge is a good one, forgot about it too.
I really appreciate this! I'm sorry if it seems like I'm not accepting suggestions/criticism, I just like to provide explanations.
1 week ago
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2 weeks ago
I was looking into a similar thing, and I think it would work better with a more normal aristocrats build. To do so, I would cut down on legendaries (as Scion_of_Darkness suggested) and add Blood Artist. It's Zulaport Cutthroat, but better! The name Aristocrats comes from Cartel Aristocrat. It's a good sac outlet because it protects itself very well as long as it has stuff to sac. another possible thought is Butcher of Malakir. The 7 CMC is kinda dumb, but it's Dictate of Erebos with a 5/4 flyer body.
Since Athreos, God of Passage and Pawn of Ulamog have somewhat restrictive mana requirements for turn 3, I would add some more dual lands. It doesn't have to be anything expensive like Godless Shrine, but Concealed Courtyard would do wonderfully for under $3 per card.
2 weeks ago
Not sure what you consider budget, but a few things that came to mind:
2 weeks ago
Yes, you could have a lot of fun tutoring out Demons with 30 Shadowborn Apostle in your deck, and that's a perfectly fine strategy. But that's really a better option for your Athreos, as you run Orzhov, which gives you access to Edgewalker which allows you to freecast your SBAs if your opponent doesn't want to pay the 3 life per sac.
Judith doesn't feel built for that kind of a recursion deck. She feels more akin to a mass-wipe deck where you play lots of 1 - 2 cmc drops with stack effects and pound everyone into the dirt in one mass grave.
Especially if you do something like Mogg Infestation or Descent of the Dragons so you upgrade, rather than boardwipe. Alternatively, you could Killing Wave and put everyone in a tight bind. You choose to NOT pay X, so you sac your entire boardstate. Judith deals a lot of damage, in addition to the rest of your stacking effects, and everyone else now struggles to keep up or fall out.
With all three out, and your stack effects, you could wipe your board with a few exceptions, generate a ton of mana, gain control of everything your opponent's sacrifice, sacrifice those for MORE MANA, do this until nobody has anything left, and hit home with something like Rolling Thunder or Earthquake if you are ahead.
Damn. Maybe I'LL make this deck :o
4 weeks ago
If you run Oathsworn Vampire, it and Phyrexian Altar make an infinite combo that you can use to trigger Blood Artist, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Dictate of Erebos, Butcher of Malakir, Door of Destinies, and Blade of the Bloodchief infinitely many times. Exquisite Blood goes infinite with Sanguine Bond to drain every non-hexproof opponent and end the game as soon as you gain or someone loses any amount of life.