Master of Cruelties


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander 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

chadsansing on Kaalia of the Vast Prototype

4 days ago

I love Kaalia!

I run a more creature-heavy version of the deck over at Snow-Covered Kaalia; please take a look if you'd like to see if there are any useful cards over there.

Some of my favorites are Rimescale Dragon (plus snow-covered basics), Kilnmouth Dragon, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, and Master of Cruelties.

Have fun brewing!

ericchen2003 on Alesha's Bag of Catmix and Death

6 days ago

Nice list. I also play Alesha EDH. Some cards you are missing that could be fun to play are Gonti, Lord of Luxury (annoying card), Key to the City, Master of Cruelties, Lightning Greaves (most commanders need this), Anger, Zulaport Cutthroat, Mindclaw Shaman (another annoying card), and also Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. There are many other great combos for Alesha but I can see they might not suit this deck.

Pieguy396 on The Power Of Mardu

1 week ago

Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Commander! This looks like a solid start to a deck, but I have a few suggestions that might help take you to the next level:

In any case, good luck with your deck! If you want help on another deck, or if you'd like me to justify some of my suggestions, feel free to leave another comment on my profile!

Kassu01 on Kaalia, Death from Above

2 weeks ago

You could put Master of Cruelties for the one turn win, Hall of the Bandit Lord helps you attack faster with Kaalia of the Vast.

SkulduggeryP on Mary and the Killbots: A Jazz Band

2 weeks ago


Notable expulsions:

  • Master of Cruelties: I've logic-ed this out, and unfortunately, he doesn't trigger if you switch him out, because it has to not be blocked during the blocking step. If you switched him out at the last second, your opponent could still add a blocker... I think. It still might have some use as a bluff, so add it if you want.

  • Pathrazer of Ulamog: What's the point? You have creatures that are larger and do more damage. It's useless here.

  • Hellcarver Demon: I've had time to think, and I believe that this guy is overall, not worth it, as our large creature density isn't the highest.

  • Raving Dead: After some playtesting, this guy is useless 90% of the time.

BahGringo on Sidar Kondo of Phyrexia

2 weeks ago

you should consider throwing in Lavaclaw Reaches as an emergency blocker and an attacker that can pack a punch.

Isochron Scepter is a great way to get one of your spells each turn.

Great alt win conditions: Master of Cruelties,Mirror Entity, and Vraska the Unseen

Tutors: Chord of Calling, and Gamble

Infect on Vial smasher: Glistening Oil, and Tainted Strike

Board control:Behind the Scenes, Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist, and Retribution of the Meek

Double strike: Duelist's Heritage, and Berserkers' Onslaught

If you want to see my take on Sidar and Vial The Meek Shall Inherit the Game,any feed back is appreciated


BahGringo on Sidar/Smasher Munchkins

3 weeks ago

You need more win cons. Try throwing in a Master of Cruelties, or Mirror Entity. If you need more suggestions see mine Let me know what your constraints are I wanna see you win with this deck in one of your vids.

VoidCaster113 on Oros's Disposable Army

3 weeks ago

Okie dokie! So, heres What Id recommend:

  1. Mana. Your land base is fine, though 38 is a little much for a creature heavy deck, since you want cheap and fast dudes. Id say cut one of each basic land, Horn of Greed, and Thaumatic Compass  Flipfor the three signets in these colors, Sol Ring and Hedron Archive. Dont forget sad robot, Solemn Simulacrum!

  2. Board wipes! Instead of Release the Gremlins, Vandalblast is a bunch better. You dont have to spend as much for basically the same effect, minus the tokens. Wrath of God can replace Death Grasp, and Wear / Tear is better than Hide/Seek.Mortify And Boros Charm would also work great. Finally, instead of Profound Journey, Living Death is great - a wipe + instant advantage if a lot of your cards are in the grave.

  3. Tutors and planeswalkers!Instead of Elspeth Tirel, Elspeth, Sun's Champion makes tokens AND can wrath, plus a buff as an ultimate. Always awesome. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is a bit costly, but can also work as a Dark confidant, for opponents LP instead. You DO need more tutors, as I noticed. Increasing Ambition is a pet card of mine, and Diabolic Tutor is a classic. Even Faithless Looting can give you some cheap card advantage early on. What you could replace for those is up to you, though, if anything.

  4. Combos and jank creatures!One card you should throw in is Ashnod's Altar - getting rid of cheap tokens for mana ad damage is one thing, but if you add a can like Banisher Priest and sacrifice it upon entering, the thing you Target will be permanently exiled. Alesha, Who Smiles at Death would be another cool addition for graveyard shenanigans, and by default, her pal Master of Cruelties would come out to play. Then theres the big girls: Aurelia, the Warleader and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight are just awesome. Hero of Bladehold and Hero of Oxid Ridge are great because of their attacking abilities, and Iroas, God of Victory always ensures protection. While were on gods, Purphoros, God of the Forge + a frequently forgotten card, Assemble the Legion, lets you slowly gain an advantage. Or, just go with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscriptsfor a short and sweet win. Just in case, theres always Panharmonicon for all your jank ETB needs.

Phew...I THINK thats everything off the top of my head! Lol

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