Dreadhorde Butcher

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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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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

Dreadhorde Butcher Discussion

Boza on I don't like where card ...

2 months ago
  • "They hit play, do a thing and then need to be answered or they'll gain card advantage and win the game on their own." - Wizards has printed in the last year Murderous Rider, Plaguebearer, Questing Beast, Cavalier of Flame, Dreadhorde Butcher and Eidolon of Obstruction in the last year alone as great answers to planeswalkers that prevents them from gaining further advantage aside from their first activation or ETB effect, whilst creating advantage for you. These are available in all colors but blue, which in turn has gotten the most powerful planeswalkers in the last year, so things seem pretty balanced on that front.

"FAILURE RATE MEANS NOTHING" - i forgot to comment on this one, even though it is all caps. If you make an omelette and get an eggshell piece in it (break egg on flat surface, rather than edge to avoid that), do you yeet the whole omelette out the window, or simply remove the eggshell and go on? Or be a rebel and enjoy the omelette regardless?

Honestly, you cannot make a new design omelette without breaking a few eggs, which can result in eggshells.

Battlecry1986 on Hate

4 months ago

Hey dude how you been? Neat idea.

I think that Cry of the Carnarium is sort of a nonbo. It exiles on death so if the Dreadhorde Butcher or Orzhov Enforcer die to it you don't get the death triggers. The same is true for Murderous Rider (if it has one damage on it for some reason).

I would consider running Bedeck / Bedazzle It synergies extremely well with Dreadhorde Butcher and a two mana removal spell isn't bad considering the mana cost is hybrid so it's easy to cast.

Tehficus on Mardu Aggro/Aristocrats

5 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.

MrBoombastic on Izzet Is or Izzet Ain't?

5 months ago

I brewed up a couple of decks to better explain. They might not be top tier playable, but should give a sense of what I mean by "focus".

Torbran Sacrifice

This looks a lot like the Rakdos Sacrifice decks that are floating around. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell could slot into those, as the decks are aggressive and have a lot of red-colored damage and pinging (but aren't mono red!). Imagine swinging in with Dreadhorde Butcher dealing x+2 dmg, then sac'ing it and deal x+2 dmg again, maybe topped by a trigger from Mayhem Devil and/or Judith, the Scourge Diva for another 1+2 dmg each. The deck wants to be aggressive and wittle down the opponent with several smaller hits and Torbran likes to get in on that action.

Temur Lotus Field

This is something I just threw together. I have no clue if its playable, especially because Lotus Field could make it hard to play cards like Oko, Thief of Crowns early on, but again it has some clear synergies going on.

Most creatures (can) enter with 4+ power which triggers Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner . Kiora can untap both the mana dorks or Lotus Field for additional ramp which could make for a huge Hydroid Krasis , additional triggers of Skarrgan Hellkite s ability, keep up blockers after an attack etc. Her and Sarkhan the Masterless are best buds as his dragon triggers her passive and she's a planeswalker, so Sarkhans +1 can make her into a 4/4 flier.

Chuglife96 on RB Burn

5 months ago

that Dreadhorde Butcher tho!! But on a real note Mayhem Devil and Angrath's Rampage are a bit situational, you might be able to find better things to put in their place

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