Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, draw four cards.

Annihilator 4 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices four permanents.)

When Kozilek is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

Incubi on Lands Are Permanents Too! Lord Windgrace Combo

6 days ago

Well that's the beauty of Lord Windgrace is if I do draw one of the shufflers I have an easy way of pitching it out of my hand. I can also stack triggers so that I'm not drawing cards until after everyone is dead already. Also Dread is decent on the battlefield since it dissuades people from attacking me. I thought about running Kozilek, Butcher of Truth but when on the dredge plan it sucks to have to shuffle everything back in. That's why I opted for having 2 shufflers versus 1 complete shuffler. It sucks when I am close to having combo in the graveyard and I dredge and hit an eldrazi and have to shuffle it all away. It's already hard to mill me out since I have two shufflers but with Volrath's Stronghold I can't be milled out unless they force me to draw out which I would die to regardless.

Torchess on Run Of The Mill

1 week ago

I don't normally comment but I see someone else also loves the idea of edh mill :)

IMO in commander spells that are targeted like Fraying Sanity or Curse of the Bloody Tome are worse than global effects like Memory Erosion. It doesn't matter if it's 1v1 commander, but anything in a group setting makes them worse. Stuff like Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome can too slow for 100 card decks. You're not guaranteed to play them early and by the time you mill 10 or 20 cards they'll have their commander and some other nonsense to just end the game. Some people play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth so milling them out is impossible without Leyline of the Void

Even if you're all into mill, some board wipes like Black Sun's Zenith or Killing Wave can really save you.

Some cards which might help are Ashen Powder Whispering Madness Soul Manipulation Dissipation Field Quest for Ancient Secrets Avatar of Woe Body Double Consuming Aberration Guiltfeeder Nighthowler Sepulchral Primordial Wrexial, the Risen Deep Entreat the Dead Wight of Precinct Six

if you're into zombies you can use Arcane Adaptation + Undead Alchemist + Waste Not

WhatevWorks on Now You See it, Now You Don't:Disappearing Augury

2 weeks ago

Hi. Looks like I posted after you on Commander Deck Help. The thought police will get me if I don't post card recommendations on your deck.

...that would be your endgame. For the early and midgame:

So, your gameplan would be to play Aminatou on T3, play creatures that kill things/draw cards when they enter, blink them with Aminatou repeatedly to kill opponent's things, draw into counterspells, and generally destroy their will to live. Once you have a comfortable lock, +1 Aminatou and put an eldrazi titan on top, polymorph a draw creature into it.

Calyptic on Eldrazi Annihilation

2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I managed to stick in most of those ramp cards as well as World Breaker and Champion of Rhonas. As for removal, my creatures with Annihilator and cards like Dictate of Erebos and Attrition function as my current source of removal. I'm unsure what other cards to switch out in exchange for just straight specific removal.

I also wish I could add in Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, but they don't fit within the budget. But they are planned for me to get in the future.

TypicalTimmy on Mono Green Tron

3 weeks ago

I personally prefer Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as my go-to Titan. Cheaper cost, huge Annihilator, and draws four cards.

I see why you would want Ulamog for his attack against the library, and I see how you don't want to run Aeon.

I would suggest doing 1 Koz and 1 Aeon. You get huge Annihilator, big draw, and massive nearly unstoppable creatures.

This will also protect you against suppression cards like Meddling Mage and Surgical Extraction as they only hit one card.

SynergyBuild on All Bow Before the True Queen

3 weeks ago

Yes, with a discard outlet and Dakmor Salvage, along with an eldrazi like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Lotus Petal, you can loop your deck infinite times Mapk.

Remember though, this requires a lot of cards that this deck doesn't run, and so isn't specifically useful. Remember that the commander of this deck really is Vraska, from a deckbuilding standpoint.

WhatevWorks on Niv-Mizzet is a Rick and Morty Fan

1 month ago

Hi hejtmane, thanks for the feedback. You seem like you might be new to Magic, so I suppose this is a good example to show what combo decks are. You see, I don't play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to cast him. This is a combo deck. Combo decks rarely actually use the board or attack with creatures. Instead, they rely on usually 1 to 4 combinations of cards that automatically win the game when they're both out. The combo in this deck is your commander, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, plus one of the following: Mind Over Matter, Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, Tandem Lookout. Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, and Tandem Lookout all give Niv-Mizzet the ability to draw cards whenever he does damage to an opponent. This is important, because he already has the ability to do damage to opponents when you draw cards. This means that when one of those 3 cards plus Niv-Mizzet is in play, here's what happens: -You draw a card. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. Repeat for each card in your deck. When you would draw your last card, you lose the game- unless you don't actually draw this card. You can choose not to by having Niv-Mizzet deal one damage to yourself instead of an opponent, thus not triggering the other part of the combo. At this point, you have your entire deck in your hand. The deck includes enough free artifacts that generate mana (Mana Crypt, Lotus Petal, Mox Diamond...) that you will probably be able to get to 3 mana by playing them. When you do, use this mana to play Seething Song. This gets you up to 5 mana. When this is done, use 2 of that mana to cast Dangerous Wager, leaving the other 3 for later. This is a thing you can do, it's called floating mana. You can save mana for later, but as soon as you move to w new turn phase, all the mana you had saved goes away. Anyway, Dangerous Wager discards your hand. Since your hand is your entire deck, this dumps every card in your deck into the graveyard- including Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. Kozilek shuffles your graveyard, which is your hand because you just played Dangerous Wager, which is your deck because you just drew your entire deck, back into your library. After that, it draws you 2 cards, meaning: -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. -Niv-Mizzet deals one damage to an opponent, because you drew a card. -Tandem Lookout, Ophidian Eye, or Curiosity draw you a card, because Niv-Mizzet did one damage to an opponent. Guess what? You just drew your deck again. You already used up your free artifacts last time you did this, but that's okay. Remember that 3 mana you saved for later? Use it now to cast Seething Song again, and get back up to 5. Use 2 of it to cast Dangerous Wager, which starts this whole shitshow over again, which lets you draw infinite cards, which does infinite damage because Niv-Mizzet is on the battlefield.

That was a lot, but it's a painstakingly detailed description of what this deck does. Hope that explained it well enough, and welcome to Magic!

hejtmane on Niv-Mizzet is a Rick and Morty Fan

1 month ago

Question i get the big Kozilek, Butcher of Truth because annihilator 4 but in play it is nice but without a bunch of other creatures then easier to defend a 10/10 you get people like me that run stuff like this all the timeTajuru Preserver or Sigarda, Host of Herons. 10/10 are fairly easy to take care off and 10 mana to get out and your commander is expensive. I figured you leverage unblockable you are running blue they are cheap there are a lot and some have haste there are less cards for unblockable three total most people do not know about them and two are instants. There running green they may most likelyhave hexproof on Creatures and themselves even you can not even lighting bolt there creatures. I mean it is a lot easier to slap Storm Fleet Sprinter and drop Curiosity and Curious Obsession and hit wit a 5 mana combo I can not block you still draw two cards and have an unblockable creature on the board.

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