Master of Cruelties


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) 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

Mardu_Maniac on Tariel, Wrecker Of Souls

6 days ago

For the alesha, I'd recommend Master of Cruelties. Also might want to add Reveillark, Ravos, Soultender, and Karmic Guide.

If you want more suggestions check out my Weenies Who Smile At Death!

SlavicGhaespar on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death - Competitive

6 days ago

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker andZealous Conscripts seem like an decent way to finish out the game. Master of Cruelties is awesome like duff87 said. Pretty much all red loot spells are great to fill your grave.

Mardu_Maniac on Alesha's Casual War Effort

1 week ago

Hey, check out my Alesha deck here(Weenies Who Smile At Death)... Also, a must for Alesha is Master of Cruelties, if they have no blockers its an insta-kill!

SteelHeadPaladin on Zurgo: "Smash!"

1 week ago

No problem, and I'm happy to help. Everything can always be objectively better is motto I live by when playing this game.

Oh, and before I forget Rogue's Passage is a good land card if you're running Master of Cruelties to get his effect through.

ZendikariWol on Alesha's Weenie Army

1 week ago

Since this is clearly 2-power good stuff, I'd suggest Raving Dead and Break Through the Line. Break through the line works insanely well with Master of Cruelties and, if you develop your equipment package, you can voltron something after making it unblockable.

Chickens_are_awesome on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

How is Master of Cruelties supposed to work? I feel like it will put too much of a target on you.

@ on God of Goats

2 weeks ago

Anaba Ancestor seems really bad- it doesnt get any real benefit from your commander because you have to not attack with it to maintain its ability, or its just a 2 mana 1/1. Plus, on board +1/+1 just is not a very powerful effect, even if repeatable.

Similarly, Flurry of Horns seems underwhelming. You have to get up to 5 mana, and then you get two vanilla 2/3s. This is the top end of your curve, and still does very little for you. Anything that is five or more mana should be really powerful. Thus, the cards that I feel are too expensive for their effect are: Flurry of Horns, Master of Cruelties, Warchanter of Mogis, Behold the Beyond (what three cards would you tutor for after spending 7 mana? There really isnt any way to use this to help you win- it can be a lot of value, sure, but youre probably off with either straight up draw or cheaper tutors to get your draw), Minotaur Aggressor, and then replace Plague Wind with In Garruk's Wake, at least. It is almost strictly better.

This deck seems like it could make use of a Whip of Erebos, if only for the life gain. You have a lot of pain effects, and Whip of Erebos is a very powerful artifact with both utility and circumstantial advantage.

A lot of your card draw comes from one time sorceries or Costly Plunder. It feels like this deck could use some more repeatable card draw, like Greed or Erebos, God of the Dead, or even some of the red psuedo draw like Outpost Siege and Chandra, Torch of Defiance. You may also want Phyrexian Arena, but you dont get to choose whether to draw that card. Other good cards for card advantage: Commune with Lava, Oracle's Vault, Stromkirk Occultist, Chandra, Flamecaller (wheel), vance's blasting cannons , Arguel's Blood Fast, Conqueror's Galleon, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Tamiyo's Journal, and The Scorpion God.

Ok I g2g, but looks good! looking forward to playing this!

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