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
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.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

Catpocolypse on All 3, Really? That's Overkill

19 hours ago

@[email protected]_only Glad that you like it. You COULD include All Is Dust is your sideboard, but seeing that you have around ANNIHILATOR 50, I don't think that is is necessary. And While World Breaker , Oblivion Sower and Sire of Stagnation are all powerful cards, they don't have the pure smashing power of Desolation Twin or Void Winnower and that is what im really looking for in my sideboard. I also don't need to include Sire of Stagnation because I have Kozilek, Butcher of Truth who automatically refill my hand regardless of how many cards I had in there prior. While I looked at Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre has more potential for any possible doomsday devices. Shuffling my graveyard into my library is just an added security feature(just in case. You'll never know what you'll com across). He also has Annihilator which is always a plus.

DrkNinja on Saheeli's Ironworks (KCI) [Primer]

1 week ago

So if you're going for a build like this, and not the atypical ramp into eldrazi, I think you should play Daretti, Scrap Savant and probably Memnarch . Also Meteor Golemn is garbage, play Spine of Ish Sah .

If you want to take a look at a good list of artifacts and red cards for artifact decks take a look at my artifact deck, Scrapyard Wars! ft. Daretti.

Also I really do think you should play at LEAST ONE or two eldrazi; Kozilek, Butcher of Truth would be a good go to, but I am very fond of Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger .

Joumba on Karador Graveyard Shenanigans

2 weeks ago

Nice deck sir!

If you find yourself playing against graveyard hate, a nice way to deal with it is to get Kozilek, Butcher of Truth with Entomb at instant speed. It's kind of convoluted and those are pricey cards, but you don't seem afraid to pay da money and it's the best way I know to answer a sudden Bojuka Bog or Rest in Peace . Those are especially problematic since they can come down really early.

hkhssweiss on Dr. Tishana, Voice(s) of Psychosis *Help*

2 weeks ago

No problem goldlion! You know your meta the best!

Yeah the meta I come from is super high paced and competitive so everything that comes in mind is all about efficiency, disruption, and protection.

In regards to your response, as I said earlier you know your meta the best, I personally don't like one time use effects for long term board state as I like the reuseability of an effect more than burst advantage unless the burst advantage gives an overwhelming board state. I see your reasoning behind most of the cards I selected to consider taking out. If you are worried about indestructible and hexproof creatures, luckily enough we do have answers for them. If they aren't hexproof here are a couple suggestions.

Now for the hexproof creatures, well we only have a couple ways to deal with them. First and foremost is mass bouncing like Evacuation , another way to deal with them is to use cards similar to Reins of Power to steal their creatures and than get rid of them. The alternative way is to run effects like Arcane Lighthouse to make them lose their hexproof so that you can target them with removals. Other than those the only way is countering them, but since you are only able to run three of them that is a low percentage.

For your shuffle effect since you are gaining a lot of mana, it's not really a budget option but the Eldrazi's are an option to prevent yourself from milling out or reusing cards again. I would recommend Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as he provides CA as well as shuffle effect.

Now for the next part... Prophet of Kruphix is broken, since you are able to play with it again. Use her to your heart's content. It is why I said it will be beautiful with Deadeye, you can use more effects that abuse ETB or LTB triggers. Cards like Mystic Snake will gain more value and be able to be reuseable as long you have open mana. Slithermuse also is fun this way in conjunction with your Psychosis Crawler . The worrying part on your curve also wouldn't matter as 6 CMC for a card that does give you advantage shouldn't matter as also you have access to flash from two sources and you also play in a slower meta.

Lastly, Pemmin's Aura is an absolute house imo. Giving it protection as well as pump and tap/untap abilities all on one cards is pretty bonkers. The thing I love about it the most is that it gives your creature shroud on demand, and if your opponents have multiple kill spells you can also in response activate it as many times to protect itself.

Hope that helps buddy!

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.14%

Red: 0.04%

Blue: 0.08%

Black: 0.04%

Rakdos: 0.09%

Golgari: 0.07%

G/U (Simic): 0.07%

U/R (Izzet): 0.1%

RUG (Temur): 0.24%

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.03%