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

wzxc on Oloro Stax EDH

1 day ago

Oh, yeah. Sorry that I forgot to say anything about it, but it seems like a pretty darn good deck, with some very nice interactions; definitely going to upvote it as soon as I can.

A couple suggestions that I have for you deck are:

.Why no Propaganda, it is another copy of Ghostly Prison, which is a pretty self explanatory inclusion; as it provides constant protection from large attacks, it reduces the amount and/or size of spells people can play if they want to attack you on the same turn and late in the game, once you have wiped all lands, it can make you INVINCIBLE (even if only for a few turns while they recuperate; unless you have a Land Equilibrium on the field, in which case NOTHING CAN STOP YOU, MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!).

.Does Elixir of Immortality really contribute that much to the deck to justify it's card slot usage, I mean, unless you are against mill, it literally just gains you 5 life and shuffles a few cards back into your deck where you have a very slim chance of getting them back again (it is actually a nonbo with Replenish and it does the opposite of deck thinning with all of your lands). If you are against mill, then it can be very redundant if it itself is milled, in this situation I would much prefer one of the two not banned original eldrazi: either Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre; the reason being because, even if you never play them and they just sit in your deck (which, with a stax deck, is quite likely to end up happening), they always provide that saving grace against being milled (as at any point if one of them is milled, your whole graveyard gets reshuffled into your deck and your opponents have to start all over again on the mill train); even if you end up drawing it, if your opponent knows you run one in your deck, they can be really discourage from milling you (which is great protection in its self) and if you are able to discard it then you shuffle it and your grave back into the deck anyway.

.Nevermore can be a really awful card in a singleton multiplayer format with 100 card decks, for obvious reasons (what of the many possible threats are you worried about and are those cards even likely to be in your opponents hands or next few draws), this is especially true when playing against new and different decks which you don't know many (if any) of the major cards of. However I assume this is a meta choice to allow you to prevent that one card that you know a certain friend always plays and always wins with, or it could be a great way of locking a troublesome commander from being cast.

Other than that I can't really think of many other suggestions that would help with your specific build of the deck (without changing it too much and driving it away from it's current gameplan); because, as we have seen, we both have very different ideas for how to build a stax deck. ;D

ibstudent2200 on Ghave: Grinding Toward Victory

3 days ago

Why are you playing Kozilek, Butcher of Truth? There's no denying that it's powerful, but it doesn't seem to fit the rest of the deck.

I'm not a huge fan of Living Plane, since it seems risky unless you have the other combo pieces.

What are your thoughts on including indestructible lands (Darksteel Citadel and Cascading Cataracts), since you have mass land destruction?

Poptartz95 on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

3 days ago

Aethaleon Mind's Eye is good, and I have considered adding it. Card draw is great, but it isn't a priority addition. I have cards like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in this deck for game enders with card draw. If I play him, and he is not answered I win on the spot. Draw + 12/12 body + annihilator is just disgusting. I have enough cycling in this deck, and have played enough games where card draw is good, but doesn't need to be a priority. Currently my biggest priority is finding ways to add Gideon Jura, and Loyal Retainers as both cards could make this deck just painful to play against. Gideon Jura would work so well with Thalia, Heretic Cathar, and Loyal Retainers would be insane due to the amount of pressure the legendary creatures in this deck force. If they are removed which of course players who play against this deck enough will be prepared to remove some of the big hitters asap, but Loyal Retainers adds an option to bring back cards that were answered. I really like Oketra's Monument, and I think I will just remove Pearl Medallion for it. Prototype Portal is interesting, and I will also give it a playtest. Thank you for the suggestions.

Winterblast on The BFF(Big Freakin' Frog)

4 days ago

You absolutely need Squandered Resources and Natural Balance. It's a potential turn 2 kill, if you Play with Lotus Petal, Mox Diamond or Elvish Spirit Guide...

turn 1: land + free acceleration, Squandered Resourcesturn 2: 2nd land, tap both, sac both, Natural Balance --> get 5(!) untapped landstap the 5 new lands, Play The Gitrog Monster, sacrifice the lands one by one and draw 5 Cards with 5 mana Floating. with enough land searching spells in the deck this should be enough to Keep going until you draw into Dakmor Salvage and a discard outlet.

I would strongly suggest Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to be able to shuffle the milled cards back again. With Dakmor Salvage you basically draw every 2nd or 3rd card in the deck, so you might reach a point at which you have dredged through the whole library, have the kill spell(s) in the graveyard and nothing to take the needed cards back to your Hand either...by discarding Kozilek you can repeat the proces until you have everything you need on the hand.

BlueScope on Eldrazi and Infinite Mill EDH ...

1 week ago

Please link all relevant cards: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ancestral Statue, Altar of the Brood

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking about here... it certainly needs to be played out, not just because there's a lot of instant speed graveyard removal, but also because you could Stifle the triggered ability that has you shuffle the respective card back into your library.

Also, keep in mind that EDH isn't a competitive format, so things like time limits and slow play penalties aren't a concern outside of the comfort of the players of going through the motions. That said, whenever you do have the possibility for an infinite loop, you may suggest a shortcut that executes it a certain amount of times - this is part of the official rules and doesn't require any kind of house ruling", which is what I understand you'd like to do here. Of course, you won't be able to name a certain amount in which you'll reach the desired result of just having that one Eldrazi in the graveyard, so your infinite loop really ends up being a game stall.

Maybe you can make some sense from my rambling, and maybe you want to provide some more info :)

Adam_Dills on Kozilek, The Gas Pedal

1 week ago

Gotta find a spot for Paradox Engine that card leads to some pretty degenerate stuff. I play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and everytime I play Paradox Engine I get to do so much stuff. I usually over commit as a result, but it is pretty fun getting to play your whole hand. Then draw a new hand and play all of that too.

RyugaKuroyami62 on Kydele & Smasher, Johnnies Unite!

2 weeks ago

Laserbeam The deck wants to just ramp, and do aggressive things or bone my opponent in one way or another. Also, I am running several permanents that draw me cards, like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Temur Ascendancy. Also, I envy you, because I've been either with the perfect amount of mana or completely Mana Screwed. My deck is loosely based on Josh Lee Kwai from the Command Zone's Bruce Tarl & Kydele ramp deck, as well. It's more so just to win on accident if I can't swing.

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