Deathbringer Thoctar


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare
Alara Reborn 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

hoardofnotions on Thraximunder, the Fearless Zombie King

4 weeks ago

Carrion Feeder better sac outlet than gnawing zombies

Apprentice Necromancer hasty zombies are cool, this seems like an all star under mimic vat

Plaguebearer-anti token tech

Relentless Dead good all around card

Shepherd of Rot good with whip of erebos

Tymaret, the Murder King sac outlet with minor upsides. the more zombies in the deck the better

Withered Wretch graveyard hate=super good. if you run a lot of graveyard hate maybe look at Living Death as well

Anathemancer silly ramp decks with their fancy dual lands

Cemetery Reaper graveyard hate and lord

Death Baron no one will block thrax

Diregraf Colossus seems good at swarming, really good with gravecaller and phyrexian altar

Lich Lord of Unx slow token production, kinda cool win con

Lord of the Accursed another lord

Nantuko Husk free sac outlet. maybe better than ashnod's altar?

Plague Belcher board wipe i dare you

Unbreathing Horde big dumb guy, possibly hard to kill though

Agent of Erebos graveyard hate that could be repeatable

Corpse Augur card draw, you might be lacking on this type of effect right now

Drunau Corpse Trawler two zombies in one card

Forgotten Creation get that hand cycling for living death and patriarch's bidding

Risen Executioner another lord with possible upside

Undead Alchemist go wide in clever way

Undead Warchief super good card

Vengeful Dead another anti wrath tech

Custodi Lich card draw and board control

Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain in massive swings is good in my book

Havengul Lich awesome card, would play

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus gotta get that blue/red working in your deck. this could be a Rhystic Study possibly as well

Lightning Reaver no one expects the hasty zombie, and gets around pillow forts. might make people target it/you

Noxious Ghoul super great card! it's been an all-star in every zombie deck i've run

Phyrexian Delver reanimation is good i hear

Possessed Skaab The zombie eternal witness?

Sidisi, Undead Vizier get your rooftop storm on curve

Woebearer slowish reanimation

Deathbringer Thoctar more creature control

Gempalm Polluter killing folks at instant speed, could be good to Phyrexian Reclamation

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed the best lord

Noosegraf Mob go wide

Twisted Abomination good early and late

Dark Salvation flexible kill card. make sure you understand the card before goofing it up

Cemetery Recruitment cheap draw 2

Zombie Infestation swarm card, might want to run a Bident of Thassa to fuel it

Curse of Shallow Graves kinda risky token maker

Empty the Pits instant speed army please?

Gisa and Geralf the type of non zombie i like in this deck

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet graveyard hate and tokens, winner winner chicken dinner

Vizier of Many Faces the embalm is a zombie, and you can get value out of milling it

Call to the Grave a payoff card to running zombies

Ghoulcaller Gisa swarm and sac outlet

Liliana, Death's Majesty if you want a planeswalker

Stitcher Geralf remember you can exile the creatures your opponents mill

Syphon Flesh expensive creature kill

Ever After could be good

Zombie Apocalypse this seems great

Necromantic Selection really expensive wrath, might want a Decree of Pain for the mana cost

Army of the Damned yeah zombies

Possible cuts

gnawing zombie- i think carrion feeder is better

mind slash- really slow, like really

phyrexian crusader- if this is your only infect threat i'm not sure i like it

defiler of souls- call to the grave is better in my book

cruel ultimatum mana curve reasons

curse of the cabal see above

trophy mage non zombie

phyrexian obliterator non zombie

you could think about cutting mulldrifter and skriekmaw as well because they aren't zombies

well that's a lot to think about, i'm excited to see what you put together!!!

shame on Brothers Till the End.. and After

1 month ago

MistaFizz thats not a stupid question at all! In fact this is actually somthing I have been toying with alot lately. I previously have played stuff like Craterhoof Behemoth, Avenger of Zendikar and Exsanguinate as my finishers in the deck but after awhile those have all kinda grown stale. Currently this deck wins by basically outvalueing everyone else (somthing it is very good at). Once i get a few of my many engines going i generate so much card advantage and board control that i can usually whittle down my opponents with Blood Artist, Goblin Bombardment, Deathbringer Thoctar or any number of reanimated beaters.

MoonTurtle7 on Zombie Commander

2 months ago

Personally I recommend Sedris, (maybe even his buddy Thraximundar) But the colour advantage you get is really nice, and the addition of blue gives you a lot of cool/fun options. Like for example Havengul Runebinder, Stitcher Geralf, Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Captain, and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born. Red even splashes in some fun with Deathbringer Thoctar, Warstorm Surge, Goblin Bombardment, Impact Tremors, and even some fun thievery like Zealous Conscripts. Heck red even throws in the addition of Artifact removal, something Black and blue lack in. Vandalblast, Rakdos Charm, and By Force would all be nice additions.

VraskaTheCursed on The Rakdos way to mill

2 months ago

i'd say remove:4x Veinfire Borderpost2x Vithian Stinger1x Mountain1x Swamp2x Hellfire Mongrel

also, Lightning Bolt is a staple in modern, I'd definitely run 4 if you can, removing 3x Deathbringer Thoctar and 1x Howling Mine

good luck!

MarlFox on

2 months ago

If you want to maximize +1/+1 counters you may want to look to getting a few of these

Winding Constrictor

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest

Deathbringer Thoctar

Deathbringer Thoctar

Hardened Scales

Abres_Tenelles on Breya's comeback game

3 months ago

Like the deck idea!

Many artifacts double as creatures. One way to expand the theme could with more cards that care about creatures dying, such as Dictate of Erebos, Black Market and Deathbringer Thoctar. All still trigger, even if you get the card back.

A few more cards to help get those creatures back Victimize, Oversold Cemetery, Phyrexian Reclamation and Haunted Crossroads.

Finally some nice little extra sacrifice effects could be tasty too. Stronghold Assassin, Viscera Seer, Spawning Pit, Ashnod's Altar

Vedalken Engineer could also help as another artifact mana source.

JaysomeDecks on Prossh food chain

4 months ago

I love the deck. Prossh has long been one of my favorite commanders. He's just primed and ready for so many things to go off.

First, lemme suggest Phyrexian Altar. Having both the Phyrexian and Ashnod's altars out gives infinite mana, infinite tokens, and infinite ETB and death triggers.

Mana Echoes is also a pretty good card, as it creates 30 colorless mana the first time you cast Prossh. (And more every time after that. It also goes infinite with Phyrexian Altar

With Prossh being a veritable death engine, cards like Dictate of Erebos, Butcher of Malakir, and Grave Pact essentially make him a one-sided board wipe, and then if you have any kobolds left, it practically locks opponents out of playing any creatures until it's answered.

Vicious Shadows is a, well, vicious card in this deck. Just the 6 kobolds from Prossh's first cast is enough to deal on average 18-30 damage to a player. Or to outright kill that one guy who's been playing too many draw spells. Don't want to sac them just to deal damage? It's Prossh, they'll die eventually either way. Just sit and wait, and punish whoever tried to boardwipe. Immensely.

Earthcraft, or is cheaper cousin Cryptolith Rite, is an amazing mana producer in this deck. Earthcraft especially, as it can combo with either of the two Altars.

Deathbringer Thoctar is often an over performer. One counter on him and all of your opponent's 1-toughness creatures die. Then, just let him accumulate counters naturally as your deck does it's thing, and he'll usually be able to handle any particularly annoying creature you may want dealt with. And if he can't? Just send him a couple more Kobolds to do the trick.

The last card I'll suggest isn't a game-changer, but rather just a personal favorite of mine. Mitotic Slime, (and I guess Sprouting Thrinax, for the same reasons), are great cards if you're going for the hard win. The Slime gives you 7 sacrifice triggers off of one 5cmc creature. (4 for 3 on the Thrinax) They are simply value. An extra boost when it might be needed. Idk if they have a place in your deck, but they at least earn a mention.

Anyhow, I'm sorry for the tome. It's apparently what I do on here now. XP Hopefully some of it is useful.

I like your deck building style. If you want, please feel free to check out some of my decks and leave any critiques you may have.

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