Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi 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

Leptys on Gitrog Land Combo

1 hour ago

@n0bunga

Hello! texaslady's art indeed is very beautiful, not bad alters on your end either!

You're correct that Necropotence does exile cards when I discard them, but one thing to note is that the discarded cards each create a trigger that says "remove this card in your graveyard from the game", instead of exiling it outright via replacement effect. See the following ruling for the Necropotence:

6/8/2016: If the discarded card isnt put into your graveyard (due to an effect such as madness) or leaves your graveyard (perhaps because another effect returned it to your hand), it wont be exiled.

What this means in practice is that despite the popular belief, Necropotence doesn't disturb the combo we are running at all (unless you're trying to go off on your discard phase using it as your discard outlet, that requires changing phases). This is because when you discard Dakmor Salvage to an outlet with a Necropotence in play, you can stack the Gitrog draw trigger on top of the Necro's exiling trigger, dredging the land back to the safety of our hand before the exiling trigger from Necropotence resolves. Same applies for when we discard a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth: putting the shuffle trigger on top of the exiling trigger just shuffles the graveyard back to the library before any exiling occurs.

Finally, if you for some reason did exile any wincon cards, you can just continuously reanimate and sacrifice a Riftsweeper as long as you still have Necromancy and Culling the Weak in the deck aside from the Dakmor loop. This reshuffles any exiled cards back to our library, allowing us to restore even a large amount of pieces back from exile.

Regards on Faith of the Devoted, here's my write-up on how the card works as an optional backup wincon for the deck:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveEDH/comments/6bkowu/state_of_the_deck_gitrog_dredge_posttournament/

Entari0 on Kermit the Frog Monster

3 days ago

As a frequent, and at least somewhat experienced, Gitrog player, I would like to lend some advice to you for this deck.

Firstly, I would recommend some combination of Wild Mongrel, Oblivion Crown, Noose Constrictor and Skirge Familiar. These are incredibly powerful ways to get lands into your graveyard, particularly skirge familiar. You should also probably be running some more cards with dredge, particularly Dakmor Salvage.

If you decide to add the cards I mentioned, that opens up some infinite combos. Skirge familiar with Gitrog in play and Dakmor salvage in hand results in infinite mana and card draw, but you will want Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in there to prevent dying to mill. The other discard outlets result in an infinitely powerful creature, along with infinite draw.

Here is the deck I have at the moment, some other star players are Scapeshift, Amulet of Vigor, and Mesmeric Orb. ALL IS SACRIFICE EDH

Daedalus19876 on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

4 days ago

Wow, a lot of comments to respond to! In order...

gockley: Thanks for the comment! You say yours is more wheel-heavy: any good ones I'm missing, other than Windfall? I love the concept of Mindwrack Liege and Library of Leng here, those definitely need to find a slot, thanks! I do think Arcanis the Omnipotent is too expensive, and I don't want to give cards to my opponent with Fevered Visions, however. Thanks again! (And if you like the deck, you're always welcome to +1 the deck haha...)

Hamster2558: I'm afraid it's probably not worth it; it's almost always 5 damage to the player with the highest life total rather than giving me cards.

Fungreatmario: Nah, the deck's combos are slow - I can't consume all of T7 to set back my opponents unfortunately.

ArmorEuro: I've considered it, but it's 12 mana :( kinda win-more here.

Workman4137: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is in here, but I'm not sure why Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius would fit (I think he's very weak actually). My plan for dealing with running out of cards is discarding Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to reshuffle my library - more efficient than Elixir of Immortality since I can also use him as a wincon. I haven't faced much mass discard (my meta tends to be very fast and low-CMC) but I should generate enough fliers to block Nicol Bolas, at least. For now I do have Purphoros, the most powerful token ETB effect, and I'll see if I need more... And I'm playing a silly combo deck where as many cards as possible try to draw into more cards (like a storm deck), so Counterspell effects aren't a priority at the moment. I would love Mana Drain if I could afford one (since it also works as acceleration), but for now it's out of my reach... Thanks for your comment! :)

lucal13: I'm undecided on Windfall here...if I have many cards in hand, it actively harms me because I "donate" that many cards to my opponents.

veggiesblowup: I'm afraid I do think he's too slow. The average CMC is already really high here, and I need to try and lower it further.

NV_1980: I could see that! Interesting idea haha.

RazortoothMtg: I've found that Kraum tends to give me an additional card each turn. Still, he may get cut - I'm indecisive.

Nightange1: I want Vicious Shadows in here, but I'm not sure it's worth the mana cost...

cujo253: I could see him, I suppose...I'll have to look into it more :)

Thank you all for your comments! And if you liked the deck, +1s are great - trying to make it from #2 to #1 ;)

Sparky41 on The Locust God

5 days ago

Also the most important cards in his deck were the OG eldrazi titans, who guaranteed he didn't Mill himself out on his wheels.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Snap157 on Rakdos; Burn It Down

5 days ago

Alrighty then let's get you all set!

You've got some big things and that's not bad with your commander, but you'll need some cheaper burn spells if Rakdos can really work. With that being said, Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, Bump in the Night, and Rift Bolt are your best friends. As for land base, try to shy away from basics, but add in as many rakdos duals that don't come in tapped as possible. I'll get you started down below.

While using rakdos, keep in mind that he takes away only colorless mana, so huge eldrazi such as Void Winnower, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Pathrazer of Ulamog, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Desolation Twin and It That Betrays can all go out for free if you play it right.

It's also important to keep in mind that the ability only impacts creatures, so super expensive things like Din of the Fireherd, Subterranean Tremors don't belong.

Furthermore, there are some cards that don't work too well in an aggro build like this and could use an upgrade. Take out:

replace with:

With these changes as well as the ones mentioned above, you'll be well on your way to a hated deck! Good luck!

thegigibeast on Dramatic Locust

5 days ago

Ok, I still have a few comments/questions about what you guyz have said:

@merrowMania

I know Imperial Recruiter is a good creature tutor, but the only relevant combo piece it could get is a Phantasmal Image, since the other ones have a greater power... It would have been a no brainer if I had more creatures in the list, but for now it will not make the cut. Maybe it will get tested later on, but not now.

@n0bunga

This deck is not a 1vs1 deck, it is a multiplayer one, designed to play in 4 players pod, so I don't see Lightning Storm and Master the Way as viable cards in here. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth has been suggested couple times now, so I will look towards the inclusion. At first, I did not thaught about him because I wanted to have a low average CMC (at 2.16 for now) with a lot of cheap interaction spells. The more it has been suggested, the more I started thinking, and the more I wanted to include it in. The thing is, I need to have ways to play with it without my commander, because I will not cast Kozilek a lot, it would be there to recycle back my entire graveyard, and like it has been mentionned before, it would let me get infinite tokens once I have infinite mana through infinite cycling with the commander, winning with damage. I simply don't know what to remove for it yet.

@Ohthenoises @sonnet666

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth will definitely come in as soon as I know what to remove. Cutting the Ashnod + Clamp combo seems the way to free 2 slots, since those are dead cards outside of combo... For now I will remove those two to include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Transmute Artifact. But I would simply like to know how Blood Moon affects my High Tide plan? I run quite a lot of basics, so it would not affect me a lot... And I think it would be pretty good against 3+ colors decks?

Also, I am thinking about Cephalid Coliseum as a land, would let me pitch some cards that clogs my hands like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth stuck in there in early turns.... Any more ideas?

benjameenbear7 on Infinite Swarm | Competitive Locust God

5 days ago

Have you considered adding Kozilek, Butcher of Truth? It will allow your deck to go truly infinite while also being a card that hits hard and has a good cast trigger.

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