Murderous Cut

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Format Legality
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

Instant

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

bananacustard on U/B Control for Modern

3 days ago

I think you're right when it comes to having a tiny bit more countermagic. I really do want to add 1 Spell Snare over a discard spell. The chance of drawing a discard spell if I remove 1 falls down 5% which is 1 in 20 games so it's not that big of a deal.

As for Delve, it get's awkward with Search for Azcanta  Flip and Snapcaster Mage. I used to run 1 Murderous Cut and decided to run Dismember over it after a while. More fetches would help, but then I would be running either less Field of Ruin or less basics which hurts in certain matchups. At the point I might as well just change to Grixis Shadow.

Not really a "threat" but I think 1 Liliana, the Last Hope would probably be a good addition. Getting back a Snapcaster Mage can be huge later in the game. If drawn early, I can just straight out win the game with an early emblem if I have enough protection.

lagotripha on Spooky Scary Skeletons (And their Vampire Lords)

6 days ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of mono black cards to help people put together decks.

If you're looking at budget vamp tribal with cheap enablers, there are other options for sac outlets and tenacious/reassembling. Dregscape Zombie, Call the Bloodline and Zombie Infestation is fairly inexpensive and very repeatable source of tokens and card advantage. Indulgent Aristocrat is amazing when equipped with blade and keeps the love spread across vampires- I'd consider swapping artist for it as you aren't going for the full zulaport package. Bloodthrone Vampire is a good way to force blocks whenever you have a board. To a lesser extent Vampire Cutthroat deserves a look, as its unblockable against many decks and really good at stabilizing with a few blade counters.

On the artifact side of things, Genesis Chamber and Myr Servitor deserve a look, ouside of the list. The upcoming 1 drop zombie that puts some cards in the yard should be cheap and synergystic too.

If you desperately need budget removal, Vendetta Murderous Cut or Dark Withering are all more reliable than bone splinters, in the right build.

The second major cards to look at are cheap hand disruption. The various rats wreck a players hand when they enter play, and a sideboard full of Duress variants destroys some archetypes.

PhyrexianWombat on Bladewing Commander(THIS CATCH’S YOUR ATTENTION)

1 week ago

Seems fun! Bladewing is a personal favorite creature of mine. I used him as my commander for a while myself.

I have a few suggestions, if you want: (Keep in mind, I'm a pretty noncompetitive and somewhat broke player)

Dragons: I've always liked Scourge of Kher Ridges. He clears out smaller creatures nicely, his mana cost is a bit high, of course you can always cheat him out from your graveyard though.

Hellkite Tyrant can often come in handy, if you want to get greedy and start snatching artifacts. (Who wouldn't, haha)

I'd also recommend Utvara Hellkite, he's an absolute MONSTER if not eliminated immediately. Once again, high mana cost, but once again, graveyard shenanigans, haha.

Balefire Dragon, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Knollspine Dragon are good additions if a little more expensive.

I'd also like to mention that Rorix Bladewing and Shivan Dragon, while classic and awesome, are somewhat outshined by their newer counterparts Dragonlord Kolaghan and Moonveil Dragon.

Non-dragons: Anger's awesome if you can pitch him with something like Faithless Looting. (Another personal favorite.)

Buried Alive and the more expensive Entomb are awesome too.

As far as removal goes, I like Go for the Throat and Murderous Cut. Ooh, and Chaos Warp

A few more wraths might do some good, Blasphemous Act, Decree of Pain, Kindred Dominance, etc. Or the one I always wanted but could never afford, Damnation.

I'd also say that you might not need that many mana artifacts, though I always recommend Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus.

Geez that was longer than I expected, sorry.

chadsansing on Taking Out The Garbage:-)

2 weeks ago

Hey, PhineasMTGMaster - cool idea. Have you looked at decl lists like 8-Rack? There are a lot of cool discard-themed decks out there, including Hollow One and Dredge, depending on whether or not you want to discard or make your opponent discard. Even Jund depends on a lot of disruption.

However, a lot of popular discard or disruption decks include costly cards like Liliana of the Veil.

My concern here is that your mana costs are too high to let you play enough creatures to win or enough disruption to keep your opponent from winning in Modern. More black, less blue, and fewer creatures might help.

Here, I think you can lower your mana curve (and then re-tool your mana-base), keep costs down, and have a lot of fun.

Maybe something like:

Sideboard:

With a bigger budget, you can improve the mana base, get better disruption (e.g. Inquisition of Kozilek), or explore a full list of a discard archetype like 8-Rack.

joefantana on help with a mono black ...

2 weeks ago

all those cards are nice, thanks. gonna cut Cranial Archive for the Perpetual Timepiece since it can leave the noncreatures for the delve of Murderous Cut, added in the Phyrexian Ragers, and ill have to get some Nighthowlers i swore i had a couple. also found some Dismembers and threw them in and take the slot for priciest card.

probably gonna get 2 of the Phyrexian Delver also.

Thanks guys

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on help with a mono black ...

3 weeks ago

I've always considered Read the Bones to be better than sign in blood since it gives you the scry. It'll help to even out the mana curve a bit more, too.

For removal, I'd suggest Murderous Cut. It can hit anything, and the delve will help you cut noncreature spells out of your deck, allowing you to power both Grave Strength and Liliana's Indignation while cutting out Read the Bones, since you don't want to shoot yourself to much.

If you want more creature based card draw, Phyrexian Gargantua and Phyrexian Rager have the same effect as Dusk Legion Zealot.

Phyrexian Delver would be a good addition. In case you milled a creature you want, you can get it back. It does shoot you though, so I'd run no more than two in the deck.

Most importantly though, you'll want Nighthowler. It's a cheaper Revenant that also sees your opponent's graveyard. The only downside is the fact it doesn't fly. If that becomes an issue, you can bestow the Nighthowler onto the Revenant.

This seems like an incredibly fun deck idea, and I hope this helps!

Boza on Pattern Recognition #71 - Fuel ...

4 weeks ago

Ontario, Maro has since said that a return to Tarkir is likely, as the plane itself was well-liked, despite Dragons being less successful in market research than Khans. But most of that can be attributed to the fact that Khans was the first set of a block, while Dragons was the third (in fact, the last third set ever).

While I do not know how exactly the SB started (I too think this is a good topic for a PR article), it is the opposite of cheating - SBs allow play to be normalized. Every deck has good matchups and bad matchups.

For example, mono red aggro is traditionally good vs control decks, becuase its threats are faster than a control decks responses. However, with sideboarding, a control deck can bring answers like Murderous Cut that play well versus aggro decks, but not others. Similarly, an aggro deck in game 2 will bring in slower but more resilient threats like Chandra's Phoenix to be able to grind through a control deck's removal. This helps to alliviate archetype mismatches.

Heck, even in Limited a card like Pierce the Sky is not a good card to start in your main deck in Dominaria Limited. However, it is a great card to bring in the deck if your opponent is blue/White, which normally have a lot of fliers.

SBs allow for varied gameplay and are vital part of deck construction.

Kayne117 on wrexial mill

1 month ago

I highly recommend more answers and draw power. This deck has almost no draw power, so it will probably run out of gas pretty quickly. You also don't have many ways of dealing with troublesome cards from your opponent.

For card draw, I recommend:

  1. Staff of Nin
  2. The Immortal Sun
  3. Arch of Orazca
  4. Phyrexian Arena
  5. Underworld Connections
  6. Disciple of Bolas
  7. Kumena's Awakening

If you don't mind giving cards to your opponent in return for a slight mill effect and cheaper draw power, you can try:

  1. Temple Bell
  2. Jace Beleren
  3. Howling Mine

For removal/answers, I recommend:

  1. Sever the Bloodline
  2. Curtains' Call
  3. Go for the Throat
  4. Murderous Cut
  5. Victim of Night
  6. Rewind
  7. Dissolve
  8. Dismiss
  9. Countermand
  10. Desertion

There's probably some stuff that could be done better in regards to the mill and kraken themes the deck is going for, but I don't know enough krakens and I don't play mill, so I can't be much help there lol. Those are some things I spotted though.

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