Deathbringer Thoctar


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare

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Deathbringer Thoctar

Creature — Zombie Beast

Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Deathbringer Thoctar.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Deathbringer Thoctar: Deathbringer Thoctar deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Deathbringer Thoctar Discussion

FatherVape on Fling Till Ya Win

1 month ago

Enker To be Honest Tymaret, the Murder King is really only good because you can infinite combo and pop off with his first ability, but it just costs so much to really make it efficient with out a engine going. Infect is an idea but it i don't see it strong enough to really make a insane impact, it is something to look into and i will thanks for the tip..

  • If your looking for a commander that doesn't need infinite combos and "It seems your down for a infect build" you can try to make a Judith, the Scourge Diva & Grafted Exoskeleton Infect deck to slowly ping down your friends with infect. You can easily give her death touch to wipe a board if your play group is fine with that match up.
  • apohl13 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

    3 months ago

    snowfox54119, I saw your most recent change where you took out Krenko, Mob Boss , and I gotta say, I'm really confused. In my experience with this deck, (which to be fair, is substantially less than you), I've found that Krenko has been a key win con. While I also haven't been able to assemble Thornbite Krenko, I've found that often, even activating his ability once means the game. With any sort of sacrifice combo, you can generate ridiculous value, even off of only 3-4 goblins. An Ashnod's Altar or Skirk Prospector means extra Grenzo activations, and a Deathbringer Thoctar or Whisper, Blood Liturgist can give you crazy value in other ways. The added benefit of flipping on your opponents end step also gives them less time to draw into an answer. So basically, you do whatever works best for you, but if I were you, I'd give Krenko, Mob Boss another shot. :)

    DrukenReaps on

    3 months ago

    There is a surprising amount of counter generation here, I like it.

    Deathbringer Thoctar , Maga, Traitor to Mortals , Ashling the Pilgrim , Walking Ballista are all solid options to include.

    The Scorpion God , Cauldron of Souls , Retribution of the Ancients these allow you to spend the +1/+1 counters or remove them from creatures with undying so that they can keep undying.

    apohl13 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

    3 months ago

    Makes sense. Also, My best friend has taken to playing Orzhov tokens. How would you recommend going against this without board wipes? I get that Goblin Sharpshooter and Deathbringer Thoctar can mass kill tokens, but what if I don't find either of them, or he buffs his tokens to more than 1 toughness? Additionally, this deck seems to be weak against fliers, so I'm slightly concerned about what will happen when he fills his board with flying spirit tokens. If you have any experience with this, I would love it if you would share. :)

    NickyBolas on The Show Must Go On

    3 months ago

    Nesting Dragon produces tokens to fling when worldgorger starts cycling your boardstate. Torrens don't work with Judith, unfortunately, but all the other pieces will be triggered. They also each can due twice since they leave behind dragons for additional sac'ing

    Mikaeus, the Unhallowed allows your creatures to be sac'd twice since they recur the first time.

    Deathbringer Thoctar also helps convert deaths into damage, but he can also go infinite with mikaeus since he can shoot his +1 counter before dying each time, allowing him to undie forever!

    Goblin Bombardment is a really really good enchantment, especially for what you're doing. Gotta add that in!

    Viscera Seer is also one of the best sac engines out there along with the g e Altars and Bombardment.

    High Market and Phyrexian Tower are great sac engines lands.

    ThallionDarkshine on EDH Sacrifice

    3 months ago

    One of my favorite cards in my Shattergang Brothers deck (or pretty much any deck really) is Feldon of the Third Path. It's a great way to recur value creatures, and even turns them into artifacts to give you more options sacrificing them to your commander.

    I'm not sold on Undying Rage being the third-best recurring enchantment in this deck. Normally I wouldn't be a huge fan of Rancor either, but you have such a high density of heavy hitters that I think it's worth it. In place of Unstoppable Rage, I think either Fallen Ideal or Glistening Oil would be better. Glistening Oil would help your beaters kill at a much smaller size, while Fallen Ideal would be nice as a free sacrifice outlet to make sure creatures you want to recur make it to the graveyard.

    One card that would fit really well in your build would be Pitiless Plunderer. It generates mana so you can activate Shattergang Brothers multiple times in a turn, and generates artifact tokens to serve as fodder for his ability.

    Finally, another of my favorite cards for Shattergang is Deathbringer Thoctar. It lets you ping off 1-toughness creatures for free to make Shattergang's sacrifice triggers more impactful, and grows out of control really quickly as creatures die.

    Awoken_Leviathan on The Vengeful Golem

    4 months ago

    ZendikariWol thanks for the suggestions, the more feedback the better.

    There is a decent amount of removal in my meta and one particular person likes to play mil, however I don't plan on needing to recur things for the most part and only use it as a panic button which is why all of my recursion is either continuously effective, pulls the entire graveyard, or targets several cards at once.

    Rage Forger was specifically included to get around the "attack one player" restriction since it targets any player, allowing me to spread the damage around.

    Solidarity of Heroes Doubles as a combat trick, but even if I only use it on a single creature, lets say one that has 4 counters on it, then I get 4 counters for 2 mana which I find decent enough.

    I understand the Lifeblood Hydra has a bad mana curve and have avoided running it up until now, but with so many ways to produce and move counters it will continue to grow even after being played.

    Vraska is mainly run for her ultimate, I know that is generally frowned upon but she doesn't require you sac something, it is a may ability. If she happens to be put down with a doubling season it will only take her 2 turns to ulti, and if not then it gives the less aggressive decks a reason to attack me and as a result, I am able to attack them. I considered using Vraska, Scheming Gorgon instead but she had a higher CMC and the ulti only lasted for a turn.

    Both Triskelion and Walking Ballista are combo pieces (the same piece to be specific, in order to raise consistency, along with Deathbringer Thoctar.

    Balefire I considered mostly as a repeatable removal, a 7/7 with flying and menace is hard to block, especially multiple times in a row.

    The rest I'll take a look at removing.

    NV_1980 on Thraximundar Brings the Thundar

    4 months ago


    Bloodchief Ascension can do the same thing as Duskmantle Guildmage. By adding Ascension, you'd have another card to work with Mindcrank. We also figured Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat and Deathbringer Thoctar could be some nice combo pieces in a deck that tries to capitalize on the death of creatures.


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    Deathbringer Thoctar occurrence in decks from the last year

    Commander / EDH:

    All decks: 0.01%

    Rakdos: 0.19%