Dreadhorde Butcher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Dreadhorde Butcher

Creature — Zombie Warrior


Whenever Dreadhorde Butcher deals combat damage to a player or planeswalker, put a +1/+1 counter on Dreadhorde Butcher.

When Dreadhorde Butcher dies, it deals damage equal to its power to any target.

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Dreadhorde Butcher Discussion

UndeadxPenguins on Mardu Aristocrats

1 month ago

I have my own build of Mardu Aristocrats & I am very impressed with it. It has a likelyhood of beating every popular deck in the meta. I would recommend taking out Elenda, the Dusk Rose , Midnight Reaper , Teysa Karlov , 2 Dreadhorde Butcher , & putting in a fully playset of Priest of Forgotten Gods & Hero of Precinct One . I would also recommend taking out Gutterbones & replacing him with Reassembling Skeleton since he combos off so much better & costs 1 less total mana overall to bring him back. Would also recommend Heartfire since it can win the game on the spot, as well as Liliana, Dreadhorde General . She is a win condition. I'd also recommend putting in a playset of Pitiless Pontiff since she is a fantastic sac outlet. A one of for the Split card Revival / Revenge is good too. Just some suggestions.

Boogsbay on An Answer to the Prayers [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

1 month ago

Dismember doesn't feel right. Maybe change it to another Fatal Push (you have fetches already to trigger it easy without Carrion), Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Ghost Quarter or Damping Sphere depending on meta. Your Lilis can be slow in the mainboard and should probably be in the sideboard since you alrrady have a ton of 3 drops. Seeing that you added fetches, you can opt to go Orzhov or Rakdos zombies if you like.

BW can give you Wayward Servant and Corpse Knight which are with Carrion Feeder , Undead Augur , and Gravecrawler on the field. Those colors also give you some hate cards like Kataki, War's Wage and Stony Silence . You also can rely less on 3 drops, have a more efficient curve, and Carrion Feeder becomes a mana sink mid-late game. It's midrange and is efficient.

BR can give you Lightning Bolt , Dreadhorde Butcher , Rakdos Charm , and Abrade . You don't have to rely on 3 drops since your highest cmc is 2. This is more Aggro and is pretty fast against slow decks like control.

CJZOMBIEKILLERCJ on Chaos and Mayhem 2.0

1 month ago

I would consider assing the card Thud to the deck and having some pump spells to pump you Dreadhorde Butcher . I say this because if you have Dreadhorde Butcher at 5 or 6 power, which with his ability and a pump spell is not hard to do. then using the card Thud would do massive amounts of damage for little to nothing directly to the face.

Flooremoji on Liliana, Zombie Deck

2 months ago

Also, Dreadhorde Butcher has some real potentail!

This is a great alternatve, and it's pretty cheap!

TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o on Paint the City [Grixis Amass]

2 months ago

My suggestions would be to take Dreadhorde Butcher out of the deck. It doesn't really go well with Amass, and it would be one of the first things that I would take out if it were my deck.

Another thing to consider(and I discovered this when I was helping my friend make his amass deck) is that you can amass without cards that say amass. If you look at cards with proliferate, it vastly increases the number of cards you can pick from, and it can just overall improve the deck. Cards like Angrath, Captain of Chaos are affected by proliferate as well.

My last thing I would like to say is that I'm not sure that I'm not sure that amass is a very good mechanic on it's own. After a ton of testing with the friend I mentioned before, we were able to build a deck with a different focus, but had a spicy highlight on amass, and the deck is working really well. Minus the lands the deck really isn't expensive at all and I would recommend you at least seeing what we've come up with. If you'd like me to remove this link to my list [https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/proliferate-the-amasses/?cb=1560488849], just let me know. I am not advertising for my own list, I think that looking at it could give you some interesting ideas. Either way, good luck with your brewing!

Kogarashi on Dreadhorde Butcher vs Bedeck

2 months ago

The reason dragonstryke58's answer is correct is because first the Bedeck / Bedazzle buff is applied, making it 4/-2. Then, when a player would next receive priority, state-based actions are checked, and due to having toughness of 0 or less, Dreadhorde Butcher is put into the graveyard. Its last-known information is of it having a power of 4, and that's why it will deal 4 damage.

dragonstryke58 on Dreadhorde Butcher vs Bedeck

2 months ago

Dreadhorde Butcher will deal 4 damage.

When Bedeck of Bedeck / Bedazzle resolves, Dreadhorde Butcher will be 4/-2 and put into the graveyard due to having toughness of 0 or less. It moving to the graveyard does not change the fact that when it died it had a power of 4 due to it gaining +3/-3. The last known information would show that it had a power of 4.

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