Butcher of the Horde

Butcher of the Horde

Creature — Demon


Sacrifice another creature: Butcher of the Horde gains your choice of vigilance, lifelink, or haste until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Butcher of the Horde Discussion

Salty_Sauce on Artifact Assassination

4 months ago

I just looked up the ruling while writing this comment Marionette Master 's ability checks on resolution so you would deal 8 and the second trigger would deal 0. With having to use Refurbish to reanimate God-Pharoah's Gift it is doubtful that you will draw another. Especially considering that you are on the self mill plan. Some sac outlets that I think are much better are Cartel Aristocrat Blood Bairn Butcher of the Horde

Tehficus on Mardu Aggro/Aristocrats

4 months ago

jackm14 I'm playtesting with Boros Charm as it's a lot more versatile than Heartfire . Yeah the situation where you sac a Dreadhorde Butcher to Heartfire for 7 face damage is awesome, but the ideal case. With Boros Charm you can deal the 4 to face when you need the reach, but you can also dodge sweepers if you want to, give Dreadhorde Butcher double strike for another counter, or just hit Butcher of the Horde for big damage. I really like Midnight Reaper , there definitely needs to be some draw to beat out midrange decks, and I haven't found a better option.

Hellsing on Modernistic athreos

7 months ago

rotimislaw & -blink- According to this thread athreos is punished by RIP and leyline.
Both Mortify and Disenchant are sideboard viable so I could make room for those. I haven't really touched this deck in a long time so its a bit funny to see people still commenting on it xD, it's pretty dated.
Lightning Skelemental is new to me, looks good enough to earn a spot. Maybe removing Butcher of the Horde . Idk if that's the right choice or not. Also considering removing Fulminator Mage from mainboard at least, even with athreos it may be a bit weak.

Daveslab2022 on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Monastery Mentor was my favorite card from that set. Butcher of the Horde was my overall favorite block card, and Mentor was #2 easily.

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Temur was never playable during KTK Block’s Standard, hopefully this card would change that.

Create a new mechanic printed in a commander-legacy-vintage set. Make it playable in all 3!


10 months ago

For your commander, I'd recommend either Mathas, Fiend Seeker or (if you don't need to worry about budget) Queen Marchesa as both fit well into a mardu midrange/control shell

I'd also recommend Crackling Doom as it is a great way to control the battlefield in mardu colors

If you want to go more creature based, Butcher of the Horde , Fervent Charge , and Mardu Ascendancy

Spirits on Kaalia of the Cruel

11 months ago


Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Karmic Guide | Infinite Damage + Infinite haste angels.

This one also needs Goblin Bombardment for the Infinite Damage (or a Sac-Outlet for the Infinite Haste Angels like a Viscera Seer or Butcher of the Horde ).

  1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copying Karmic Guide

  2. With Ability on the stack (unresolved), Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to Deal 1 damage

  3. Allow both Abilities ( Goblin Bombardment + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker ) to resolve off the stack

  4. The ETB for Karmic Guide (Copy who has Haste, thanks Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker ) returns Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to the Battlefield, since he has Haste built-in, go back to 1. Infinite Damage from the Goblin Bombardment and creates Infinite Karmic Guide copies, all with Haste that can attack (as long as your pre-combat main phase).

I think maybe your thinking Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel who makes Infinite Haste angels, no need for a Goblin Bombardment in that case.

Adarkar Valkyrie + Aurelia, the Warleader + Goblin Bombardment | infinite combat phases

  1. Adarkar Valkyrie target the Aurelia, the Warleader , resolve

  2. Attack with Aurelia, the Warleader (who has haste), this will Adarkar Valkyrie (and any other creatures)

  3. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Aurelia, the Warleader to Deal 1 damage (or as discussed above any other sac outlet)

  4. Allow the Adarkar Valkyrie delayed triggered ability (the Aurelia, the Warleader dying) to Resolve, returning the Aurelia, the Warleader to the Battlefield. Remember, this Aurelia, the Warleader has a NEW card ID value, so this will be his first time he attacks THIS turn, and since the Old Aurelia, the Warleader conveniently created an additional combat phase, and the new Aurelia, the Warleader has haste, let's go back to 1. and then loop Infinite Attack Phases for ALL creatures. Doesn't even matter if Aurelia, the Warleader gets blocked and killed, doing your work for you (unless she exiled then that's bad).

Adarkar Valkyrie + Karmic Guide + Lightning Greaves + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite damage

  1. Adarkar Valkyrie (with Equip Lightning Greaves or Dragon Tempest to give it Haste) target the Karmic Guide , resolve

  2. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Karmic Guide to Deal 1 damage, this puts the Adarkar Valkyrie delayed trigger on the stack as well (Stack looks like: Deal 1 damage, return Karmic Guide to the battlefield)

  3. With both the Abilities on the stack, Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Adarkar Valkyrie to Deal 1 damage, resolve

  4. Resolve the Adarkar Valkyrie delayed trigger, returning the Karmic Guide , put the Karmic Guide ETB on the stack, returning the Adarkar Valkyrie , resolve that

  5. Resolve the first Goblin Bombardment off the stack (now empty), and then give Adarkar Valkyrie haste with Equip Lightning Greaves or Dragon Tempest , then go back to 1. for Infinite Damage

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite Damage

Special Note: This one is a MIND-BENDER, because the Reveillark is LTB (Not ETB)

  1. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker copy the Reveillark , resolve

  2. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to Deal 1 damage, resolve

  3. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Reveillark to deal 1 damage, put his LTB on the stack returning Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and any other power 2 or less creature (hopefully a Grand Abolisher ) to the battlefield, resolve the LTB and the Damage to empty the stack

  4. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker has haste built-in, so go back to 1. NEVER sacrifice the original Reveillark only the copies. Infinite Damage.

Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Goblin Bombardment | Infinite damage

  1. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Karmic Guide to Deal 1 damage, resolve

  2. Goblin Bombardment sacrifice Reveillark to Deal 1 damage, put his LTB on the stack returning Karmic Guide and any other power 2 or less creature (hopefully a Grand Abolisher ) to the battlefield, resolve the LTB (The damage is still on the stack from 1.)

  3. Put the Karmic Guide ETB on the stack, returning the Reveillark to the battlefield, resolve

  4. Resolve the original Goblin Bombardment damage off the stack to do 1 damage, and then go back to 1.

Another special note:

Animate Dead + Karmic Guide when setting up the Buried Alive >> Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel + Karmic Guide is a bit weird too, because Karmic Guide has Protection from , so you have to make sure you put the Animate Dead triggered ability that will kill the Karmic Guide on the stack FIRST, then put the Karmic Guide ETB on the stack SECOND. Resolve the Karmic Guide ETB off the stack, THEN, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (built-in haste) IN RESPONSE to the Animate Dead trigger on the stack, to have the Karmic Guide (Copy) return the Restoration Angel . Eventually, when you want to go into Combat Phase (with Infinite Haste Restoration Angel s, you will need to let the Animate Dead resolve off the stack, killing the Original Karmic Guide (but not the copy). But who cares, attack free with the Restoration Angel copies and the Karmic Guide copy.

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