Faceless Butcher


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

luther on Meriekes Rise to Power

6 days 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

1 month ago


luther on Cards worded like fiend hunter

1 month 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)

1 month 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?

2 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

Steelspike on Making the most out of ...

5 months ago

dlamars "At the beginning of your upkeep" are the important words there.

You can't cast it during your untap phase (unless you give it flash somehow), so it won't be on the battlefield to check for counters at the beginning of your upkeep.

Dark Depths doesn't use the words "at the beginning of your upkeep". It says "when Dark Depths has no ice counters on it..." so it continually checks throughout the game for said ice counters.

The wording on a card is one of the most important clues to what exactly the card does.

Hope that helped :)

Emzed on Let's Go(nti) and steal some cards!

5 months ago

High Market and Myriad Landscape are two great lands for this archetype, i can really recommend them.
Personally, when playing black EDH decks, i was suprised how often removal restictions like "destroy a nonblack creature" hurt me, and therefore i try to really limit the number of those restrictions to the bare minimum. Based on that, i suggest you replace Nekrataal with Noxious Gearhulk since that doesn't care what you want to kill, and gains you some life as well.
Since you have a minor reanimation theme going on, Baleful Force might be useful for you. That guy just draws a huge amount of cards over a few turns.
I have had some really good experiences with Faceless Butcher, often used to exile my own creature to reuse ETB triggers or return it after it was stolen by Treachery, Bribery or Animate Dead.

Jantun on Alesha Combo/Control (Competitive)

6 months ago

I very much like this take on Alesha and also your detailed explanations of the combo breakdowns. Well done!

This deck seems to have it all, I cannot think of much for helpful suggestions. There's Faceless Butcher which is just a black Fiend Hunter if you are looking to give that mechanic greater odds of showing up. And if you are pulling off the ETB-LTB loop with a creature of choice, Chittering Rats might be a good utility to bleed your opponents of answers, like an ever painful Stifle.

+1, and lots of fun!

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