Butcher of the Horde


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier 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
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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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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Butcher of the Horde Discussion

Argy on Your all time favourite Standard ...

1 month ago

Large link your favourite Standard deck and tell us why it still has a soft spot in your heart.

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This was my first tri-coloured deck. I think it was also the first deck of mine that got to #1 on TappedOut.

It performed really well for me, and became known as the deck to beat at my LGS.

The Rally interactions were really fun and made it have a lot of variety.

Butcher of the Horde was a very interesting card to manipulate.

Nomad Outpost is probably my favourite land due to what it does, plus the art.

duff87 on Alesh

1 month ago

Im really having trouble making a decision on what i should take out to put Master of Cruelties in. i already replaced Crow of Dark Tidings with Buried Alive. i was thinking maybe Butcher of the Horde, but i dont know because i only have a small amount of sac-outlets. please if you have any suggestions at all i would greatly appreciate it.

Chopwood on MARDU TOKENS (opinions please)

1 month ago

It looks nice! I have a similar deck, but I use Hero of Bladehold and Brimaz, King of Oreskos for token creation (in addition to souls) and use Sorin, Lord of Innistrad to boost my tokens. I'd probably replace Butcher of the Horde with one of them. However if you want to keep Buthcer it has a hilarious synergy with Bloodsoaked Champion, allowing you to sacrifice it indefinately, even several times the same turn.

TheDuggernaught on Suicidal Tendencies

1 month ago

Aristocrats is a fairly established archetype that does exactly what you are interested in -- sacrifice things for value. There are a number of different styles and color combinations you can run for this style of deck. But the ideas behind the deck are almost always the same: you want low drop recursive creatures or token generators (Tukatongue Thallid, Doomed Traveler, Blisterpod, Safehold Elite, Young Wolf, Voice of Resurgence, Bloodghast, Gravecrawler, Bloodsoaked Champion, Mogg War Marshal, Lingering Souls, Promise of Bunrei, and Abzan Ascendancy), sacrifice engines (Viscera Seer, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Cartel Aristocrat, Nantuko Husk, Bloodthrone Vampire, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Butcher of the Horde), and ways to generate advantages off of the sacrifices (primarily Blood Artist, and Zulaport Cutthroat).

Some decks operate as an aggro deck, some operate as more of a midrange deck, and other still operate more along the lines of a combo deck. Depending on the style you want, and the color combination, I can give more direct advice. I just don't ant to type up a long list of tips and advice for a deck you don't want :P

rothgar13 on Why hasn't Mardu found a ...

2 months ago

Mardu is lacking in reliable win conditions - Young Pyromancer is fragile, Nahiri, the Harbinger is slow, and there's a bit too much removal flying around for Butcher of the Horde to make a dent. If anything ever surges up to patch that weakness, you'll see more Mardu flying around.

Criox on

3 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions, but i want to keep it budget and mardu because i wanna build a deck around Butcher of the Horde

solarPULSAR on

3 months ago

Carrier Thrall, Nantuko Husk, Return to the Ranks are all cards to consider. IMO You should aim for Abzan instead of Mardu so you can use Collected Company, Abzan Ascendancy, Tukatongue Thallid, Blisterpod, etc. You might want to consider low cost sac outlets like Viscera Seer instead of big creatures like Butcher of the Horde

Branihelion on The Mardu Wastes

3 months ago

Hey Corvxx, I get why Falkenrath Aristocrat is good and generally used more than Butcher of the Horde. I just think, since my deck has a token sub-theme with Young Pyromancer, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Lingering Souls and what not, that Butcher is just a solid finisher, since I'll most likely have a few extra tokens on board.

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