Kozilek, Butcher of Truth


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
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 this spell, 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 their graveyard into their library.

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

dryhamm on Turbo Mill

1 day ago

On second thought, Traumatize is probably right where it belongs (in the sideboard) just in case your opponent has a 100+ card deck. See, I'm used to playing EDH where the decks are all 100 cards and where trying to mill without Traumatize is next to impossible, although even with it it's still next to impossible against more than 1 opponent, since most mill cards only hit one person. Besides, too many people in EDH play a big Eldrazi card like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth which makes their deck unmillable. Anyway, because of the smaller deck sizes, Traumatize is less cost effective (mana-wise) in Modern compared to several cards that do a fixed amount of milling.

exec-MTG on Strionic Resonator and Untapers

5 days ago

I just builded up to Kozilek, Butcher of Truth deck, went to a local shop and played my deck, it was a lot of fun, 3/4 wins in a non-competitive environment, and I noticed that, I have more combos than I thougth

The cards are:

So I can use ie:

I want to make sure if am i right with the stack, because I used to play a Brago, King Eternal deck and the combo with Strionic Resonator was a common thing in my gameplay.


  1. On opponent turn untap every artifact with Unwinding Clock
  2. Tap every mana rock to produce 3+ C mana
  3. Pay 2, tap Strionic Resonator to copy Unwinding Clock triggered ability
  4. Let the Unwinding Clock resolves untaping every artifact
  5. Repeat 2, 3 and 4 to go infinite


  1. Cast any spell produce 3+ C mana to the pool after paying the spell
  2. Untap everything but lands with Paradox Engine
  3. Pay 2, tap Strionic Resonator to Copy Paradox Engine triggered ability
  4. Let the Paradox Engine Resolves untaping everything but lands
  5. Repeat 2, 3 and 4 to go infinite

Are this combos correct?, because if they are... omg!

ThoAlmighty on Sunbird's Shoal

1 week ago

The reason I'm trying to use Sunbird's Invocation is partly because I've never seen it done before, but slamming a T4 one with the help of Overgrowth, or even T3 with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl, seems absurdly strong. While there are other ways to cheat on CMC, Shoals seem the most consistent, and being able to gain 15 life or redirect up to 15 damage in a pinch isn't bad either. But what makes SI so strong is that you don't need the shoal to resolve, and if I'm hitting eldrazi (I was thinking Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger) I get immediate cast value, and a Kozilek might just draw me into doing it again. It seems insanely explosive at it's best and merely slow at it's worst. Slow can be a death sentence in modern, but I think it's still feasible. I think Elvish Piper and Through the Breach are too easy to interrupt. Yeah, I get hosed by Grafdigger's Cage but most people are running Relic instead of it. I like the idea of having early control pieces once I've played my elves and birds, Trinisphere seems good there.

I'm putting together a list, that I'll link here soon. Anyway, thank you all for your suggestions, I'll try and get back to all of you when I have time!

Dylan on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Song of Stone 2


All artifacts are indestructible until the end of turn

Create a common monocolor card

BelugaWhale217 on Rakdos Assault

2 weeks ago

Pathrazer of Ulamog is pretty good, as well as Void Winnower. I know many can't afford them but Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Emrakul, the Promised End, and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth are the best colorless creatures to cast with your commander. Charcoal Diamond and Rakdos Signet are good ramp spells.

multimedia on Mayael the Anima

2 weeks ago

Hey, looks good, looks fun.

Consider adding these cards:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Colossus of Akros
  • Emrakul, the Promised End
  • Nylea, God of the Hunt
  • Primordial Hydra
  • Ulvenwald Hydra
  • Brutalizer Exarch
  • Collected Company
  • Eerie Interlude
  • Panharmonicon
  • Boundless Realms
  • Primal Surge
  • Rout
  • Release the Gremlins
  • Boros Garrison

Consider these cards to make the deck more competitive:

Rack is busted with Mayael. You can repeatedly use cards in your hand to set-up the top of your library so when you look at the top five with Mayael you'll always have a creature to cheat into play. Sneak is excellent as an alternative way to cheat big creatures onto the battlefield while giving them haste. The Eldrazi: Kozilek and Ulamog are among the biggest and best creatures to cheat into play. Annihilator is busted with haste and when these Eldrazi/Blightsteel are sac EOT they go back into your library.

Competitive Commander manabases use Fetch lands. They're especially good with three, four and five color decks because they give you so many choices of lands since they can tutor for dual lands. ETB tapped lands are not what you want to play when being competitive. You want all your lands to ETB untapped so you can use the mana they provide the turn you play them otherwise you'll get too far behind, not able to cast spells. Consider these lands for a more competitive manabase: Fetch lands, Shock lands (already have them), Battle lands (already have them), Battlebond lands, Filter lands, Check lands, Rainbow lands?

Fetch lands:

Battlebond Lands:

Filter Lands:

Rainbow Lands:

Other Lands:

Consider this more competitive manabase example:

  • Ancient Tomb
  • Arid Mesa
  • Bloodstained Mire
  • Bountiful Promenade
  • Canopy Vista
  • Cinder Glade
  • Clifftop Retreat
  • Command Tower
  • Fire-Lit Thicket
  • Flooded Strand
  • Homeward Path
  • Mana Confluence
  • Kessig Wolf Run
  • City of Brass
  • Reflecting Pool
  • Rootbound Crag
  • Rugged Prairie
  • Sacred Foundry
  • Spire Garden
  • Stomping Ground
  • Sunpetal Grove
  • Temple Garden
  • Reliquary Tower
  • Windswept Heath
  • Wooded Bastion
  • Wooded Foothills
  • Yavimaya Hollow
  • 5 Forest
  • 2 Plains
  • 1 Mountain

Good luck with your deck.

chromiumthemutable on Blue Tron Scrimmage

2 weeks ago

Because you have a decent amount of artifacts in this deck, add cards with Affinity for Artifacts (e.g. Broodstar, Mycosynth Golem, and Thoughtcast). Also, try the Time Sieve and Thopter Assembly combo for infinite turns at an upkeep cost of . Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Spawnsire of Ulamog and Eye of Ugin are some good ones.

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