Faceless Butcher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Torment (TOR) Common

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Faceless Butcher

Creature — Nightmare Horror

When Faceless Butcher enters the battlefield, exile target creature other than Faceless Butcher.

When Faceless Butcher leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Faceless Butcher Discussion

JuQ on Alesha, Who Needs Tuning

1 week ago

I'm building an alesha deck myself. I found the deck has a some challenges to overcome.
First you need discard outlets / efective dredging / tutoring to graveyard to throw creatures to the graveyard in order to reanimate them. And you also need sacrifice outlets to send the creatures to graveyard in order to reanimate them again so you can reuse their "enters the battlefield" abilities.
The problem here is you need two different mechanics for mostly the same end, having creatures to reanimate. This would be solved by playtesting and finding the right balance. You can get around the sacrifice outlets thing by having creatures that sacrifice themself to do something like Restoration Specialist but you still want to have some sacrifice outlet to avoid Fiend Hunter, Leonin Relic-Warder, Faceless Butcher or similar other cards giving anything back. So I'd say the key is finding the balance.

And second and probably more important you need to make Alesha survive combat, she is just a 3/2 first striker that will get easily outclassed in commander and you need her to attack so she can do her thing.
To get around this I included all the power 2 creatures I could find that can kill or exile a creature when they come into play to make way for Alesha and I turned the deck into an equipment deck. Alesha improves a lot when you give her some equipments to increase her power. Stuff like Bonesplitter, O-Naginata, Heirloom Blade, Tenza, Godo's Maul or Loxodon Warhammer make her really badass. Giving her deathtouch also allows for safe combats, so Archetype of Finality, Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail or Quietus Spike are also pretty sweet.

For board wipes maybe it would be better if you used Slaughter the Strong, Dusk / Dawn, Retribution of the Meek. Maybe with those you get to save some of your creatures.

Gift of Immortality also fits perfectly the deck.

Well that is mostly how I built mine.

Grubbernaut on Punishing Jund

1 month ago

Thanks dude! All credit to you for the idea, Death Spark is my new favorite deck.

I'm trying to figure out what the best spot removal is for this deck... Obviously, we'd prefer a creature or at worst, an enchantment, since Commune with the Gods can grab it. But, at least for Chainer's Edict, we can flash it back if it's milled...

I couldn't find much in the way of reasonable creature-based removal outside of Faceless Butcher, which seems pretty bad, to me. I'll have to go check out enchantments... Spire Golem and Thermo-Alchemist have been issues in my playtesting.

I'll be playing it this Thursday and Saturday IRL, and will offer results in an update after each tournament

Pheardemons on Super Budget Dumpster Fire

1 month ago

I'm not sure how far these are out of your budget, but look into Tidehollow Sculler to replace Brain Maggot and some sort of sacrifice outlet like Viscera Seer. Reason being is that when your creature enters play (Faceless Butcher, Fiend Hunter, Tidehollow Sculler) their ETB trigger goes onto the stack, then you sacrifice them to something like Viscera Seer so that their second ability goes onto the stack ABOVE the first one. Their second trigger resolves and they return nothing because nothing was exiled, then the sacrifice trigger of Viscera Seer resolves and you scry 1, then the ETB trigger resolves to exile a creature card or a card from their hand permanently.

If you can find something that sacrifices enchantments (at instant speed) that you're willing to play such as Abzan Advantage or Auratog then you can do the same thing with Oblivion Ring which could replace Banishing Light.

Last suggestion, look into Wasteland Strangler. If you don't like the other cards and interactions I've mentioned, you can put the card that you exiled into your opponent's graveyard with some of the eldrazi from BFZ and Oath of Gatewatch so that even if your card leaves play, you're opponent won't get their card back.

Hopefully all of that made sense for you.

luther on Meriekes Rise to Power

3 months ago

Thornbite Staff and sac engines like Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, or Viscera Seer makes it so you can machine gun their squad. It also goes inf with your Adarkar Valkyrie

If you are looking for creatures that are control, I suggest Fiend Hunter, Angel of Serenity, Faceless Butcher, Leonin Relic-Warder, Mesmeric Fiend, and Tidehollow Sculler. These are all decent control on their own, but pull double duty when paired with a sac outlet (which i feel you should have). Using the stack correctly, you play fiend hunter and target their ulamog with the first part of fh ability. While the ability is on the stack sacrifice fh and the second part of fh ability goes off and since the first part hasnt triggered yet, nothing is returned. Finally your opponent loses their ulamog.

I also think you could use some more recursion, such as Sheoldred, Whispering One, Hell's Caretaker Karmic Guide, and Reveillark. The last two are part of a group of infinite combos that get called either karmic guide and friends or reveillark and friends that you could add in.

Looks like you have a pretty solid deck as is, so I totally understand if you completely ignore my suggestions.


Tyr_W on [PRIMER] Death & Staxes: Competitive Meren EDH

4 months ago


luther on Cards worded like fiend hunter

4 months ago

I play a karador combo deck (not listed on tappedout) that abuses Reveillark and friends with sac outlets. I have found that due to the sac and recursion that I have available, I can permanently exile cards with Fiend Hunter and Faceless Butcher. I have just recently found that Tidehollow Sculler does something very similar, and was wondering if there were any other cards in my colors worded as such so I can abuse their abilities by saccing them before the exile resolves.

luther on Ayli, Blood for the Blood God (Ayli, EDH)

4 months ago

How do you feel about infinite combos? With a free sac outlet, Sun Titan goes inf with Fiend Hunter (who is excellent removal in a recursive deck, you can sac before first trigger resolves and exile permanently). Fiend Hunter also goes inf with Karmic Guide. Karmic Guide goes inf with Reveillark (who happens to be good with little creatures like you have. Faceless Butcher is a non-comboable Fiend Hunter but it still is sick with sac outlets. I really love the reviellark and friends combos <3

Zaueski on Why do you play Green?

5 months ago

But you limit your horizons so much. Black alone can control and outmatch your puny creatures. Death's Shadow for Tarmogoyf and Faceless Butcher for your Worldspine Wurm. And that's the result of stooping to your level. When we partner with other colors we can evict you from your Privileged Position. Or you can join The Eternal One and become enlightened into true oneness as you join all the other colors in the Garbage Fire

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