Murderous Cut


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Murderous Cut


Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1.)

Destroy target creature.

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Murderous Cut Discussion

Darth_Savage on Where Nightmares Come From

1 week ago

What about Bile Blight, Smother or Victim of Night rather than Doom Blade, all are decent removal and probably less limited, but they are still situational. If you weren't running delve creatures I'd suggest Murderous Cut, while on the subject of delve I'd suggest Soulflayer since your playing the Nighthawk it could be nasty.

Deepstriker29 on Sidisi's Crazy Combos

1 week ago

While it may be very consistent in its current state, your landbase is asking for you to eat a Price of Progress or Blood Moon. Another basic for each color is desperately needed. The other big problem here is the incredible saturation of your commander drop - you're running 8 proactive spells in the exact same slot as Sidisi herself, which is made all the more mind-boggling by the fact that only four of your ramp sources are 2 mana, which allows for a turn 3 Sidisi to get the ball rolling. None of these spells are a better on-curve play than Sidisi due to wanting her zombies, and you could very likely stand to shave off a few of these for the immediate removal a combo deck wants in droves such as Murderous Cut or Mana Leak.

Lumek on Monoblack lifeFling

2 weeks ago

Soot Imp isn't good enough in terms of cost/power. Against combo i have already discard and Lost Legacy.
Bloodsoaked Champion can't block and i want the game go long. It is good for more aggro decks. Also doesn't synergize with Murderous Cut and Profane Command (which is btw very good card, natural 2 for 1 and won me few games already:).
Slitherhead can be good to buy some time and boosting creature can be very useful especially for Gifted Aetherborn against Lightning Bolts. But bolt could be played in response to scavenge as kind of 2 for 1. Discard or Ruthless Ripper seems as better turn1 play to buy some time. In future i plan to play Thoughtseize instead of Duress in nonbudget version.
Regarding Bile Blight agree, that instant is way more better than sorcery and i should play it. You are second in suggesting it, will buy it and find some place for it (instead of Disfigure maybe).
Note: my friend have two Fatal Pushes and borrowed them to me, currently playing one instead of Disfigure and one instead of Victim of Night. But with some way to easily trigger revolt would be better, equip Lashwrithe away from 0/0 Germ is one way (fetch land is obvious, but don't own any).

ParadoxicalSlacker on Grixis Fulminator Control

2 weeks ago

I really like this and am thinking about mainboarding Fulminator Mage in my Grixis Control deck. Nightmares of Grixis. I would only suggest getting rid of Murderous Cut, and maybe two Terminate and replacing them with Fatal Push. If you are up to it, you should add in Liliana, the Last Hope. Excellent creature removal and Graveyard synergy with a great finisher. I also don't know if you heard but Search for Azcanta is quickly becoming a Modern Staple, generates enormous card advantage. Anyways, I really like your deck. It incorporates some Prison aspects of Mana denial, which is awesome. If you have time check out mine, and let me know your thoughts.

RingweMakil on BW Tokens

3 weeks ago

a. Extirpate. Yes. All the yes.b. Field of Ruin over Ghost Quarter now?c. 3 Fatal Push, 1 Murderous Cut, 2-3 Path to Exile?d. Anguished Unmaking?e. Are four Intangible Virtue really necessary?f. Tron isn't actually as awful anymore; land destruction, Stony Silence, Extirpate, Sorcerous Spyglass, Runed Halo is a LOT of very good disruption. May I recommend at least 1 Fulminator Mage?

Radiocade on Golgari Aristocrats

1 month ago

Admittedly I wasn't much impressed by Ghastly Demise when I first encountered it, but it surprised me with how generally useful it was. Murderous Cut outperforms it by miles, but that doesn't really seem like what you want for this list.

RingweMakil on BUG Midrange

1 month ago

smoresnbacon, all fair and understandable points. I think in your list Spreading Seas would be more likely to be a sideboard card, but at that point, it's worth thinking about Fulminator Mage instead.

One of the reasons I championed Murderous Cut was Hollow One. It's basically 1 mana at all times against that deck (all hail Burning Inquiry).

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet isn't always a four drop. And if he does get killed, well, we're playing creatures. Creatures die. If you ever play him against removal light decks, however, or get even the littlest bits of value out of killing an opposing creature, you end up so far ahead it isn't even reasonable. For five or six mana, you get to: make a 3/4 lifelink that splices this ability onto the next removal spell you cast, a 2/2 bear, and exile an opposing creature. I'd play that all day. Kitchen Finks, Voice of Resurgence, Eternal Witness - the upside to a Kalitas that does not die is so high I would always consider playing him, and having access to at least 2 across my 75.

RingweMakil on BUG Midrange

1 month ago

With regard to the zombies matchup, I'd recommend a pair of Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. This has the incidental effect of improving immensely all your creature based and aggro matchups, including burn. Kalitas is a one card board dominating engine if backed up by any removal, and provides a much needed recurring life buffer. (Although, of course, real men play The Scarab God :P)

Now that we have Jace, the Mind Sculptor (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH) I do not think you still need the four JVP. Switching two out for Snapcaster Mage or Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet may be well worth your while.

A slightly concerning fact about the removal package in your list is the few ways it has to answer big creatures with high cmc (usually, this means Tasigur and zombie fish, but Modern is a wide format and people often play other large creatures, such as titans and dragons - Primeval Titan, Stormbreath Dragon, etc.). May I make so bold as to recommend 2 Murderous Cut or one Cut and the third Maelstrom Pulse? The value of M. Pulse has only been steadily rising in my estimation, with the abundance of Hollow One, tokens, and now, Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

If you do decide to play the Kalitas, you would also be able to afford 4 Thoughtseize over the 3rd Inquisition. Time once was, when Inquisition would take almost anything TSZ would; these days, Tron, Eldrazi, Cryptic Command, TitanShift, Jace TMS, Tasigur, Gurmag, and so many other relevant things dodge Inquisition that it is actually necessary to play Thoughtseize. With Jace and Liliana to deal with dead cards, having bad topdecks with no way to smooth them out should no longer be an issue.

I must confess some surprise at the complete lack of Collective Brutality in your list. This card is extremely versatile, coming in handy against aggro and control, and will always trade with something relevant against midrange. It helps fill the graveyard, it turns dead cards into useful draws - is there any reason you're avoiding running it?

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