Master of Cruelties


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

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare

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Master of Cruelties

Creature — Demon

First strike, deathtouch

Master of Cruelties can only attack alone.

Whenever Master of Cruelties attacks a player and isn't blocked, that player's life total becomes 1. Master of Cruelties assigns no combat damage this combat.

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Master of Cruelties Discussion

Arkheid on ʙlʌᴄk wʌvᴇ

2 days ago

Quicksilver I already have Master of Cruelties in it ;D He is in the "unfair" category

Siggrimunaxe on Angels and Demons

1 week ago

Have you seen Master of Cruelties?

Enderzt on Alesha Who Smiles at EDH

1 week ago

Great list! I like the direction you took. A bit less combo than most. I would just look into adding a bit more recursion, sac outlets, and direct damage dealers. People already mentioned these but:

Murderous Redcap

Karmic Guide

Ashnod's Altar

Goblin Bombardment

Master of Cruelties

Are all great choices.

pauldiamond64 - Anguished Unmaking is much better than Vindicate. Not only will it get rid of something with indestructible but it exiles it preventing graveyard shenanigans. It is also an instant while Vindicate is only a Sorcery. The small life loss and inability to target lands is insignificant compared to the advantage of casting the spell during an opponents turn to interrupt a combo or get rid of something that can't be 'destroyed'

landofMordor on budget kaalia

1 week ago

The most expensive cards on your list are Iona, Shield of Emeria, Master of Cruelties, Balefire Dragon, and your two PWs. I'd argue that none of those cards are necessary, and some (ahem Iona) will just get you targeted.

I'd replace them with Auras to help your general connect, such as Pledge of Loyalty, or any DoT creatures like Thunderbreak Regent/Sunscorch Regent/Deathbringer Regent, and so forth.

Good luck Budgetifying! It's a noble endeavor.

CRKFIEND on Alesha, Who Smiles At Death Reanimator Combo

1 week ago

Dude, Protector of the Crown is an all star in my alesha build. I recommend you give it a look. It offers card draw, synergy with Alesha, and protection. Master of Cruelties is bonkers here, too. Plus it's synergy with Alesha and Key to the City are great! Nahiri, the Harbinger helps sift to your combo pieces, too.

Good job with the deck. I like it.

Die4Dethklok on The Queen's Poison Arrows

1 week ago

I like to tap to kill theme. I'd definitely have Basilisk Collar in there, and also Endbringer because it untaps every upkeep. It's a pretty solid combo. Enlightened Tutor can find you an artifact or enchantment to get things going.

I also found that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can be very good in Mardu decks, she also combos well with Master of Cruelties, if she reanimates him, it is a one shot kill for an opponent who can't deal with it.

Other value pices (depending on budget) would include Sun Titan, Rune-Scarred Demon, and Whip of Erebos.

Erebos, God of the Dead is also quite good himself, as an indestructible source of card draw

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