Murderous Cut

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Murderous Cut Discussion

B0effe on Time to let old painless out of the bag

2 weeks ago

Looks like fun! I would suggest to use Reliquary Tower and maybe even Thought Vessel , since you run some draw abilities, which can be devastating for your opponents if you don't have to discard down to a maximum handsize, e.g. with Necropotence or Necrologia .

In this regard, I would also suggest to use Ad Nauseam because (1) besides Necropotence it is as black as a black card can be, and (2) it serves well with your lifegain.

Further, although I fully get the idea of using lifegain to ensure your lifetotal while using, e.g., Erebos' draw ability, you may consider to run Platinum Angel . If you have angel on the battlefield and play Ad Nauseam at the end of opponent's turn, you may put your entire library into your hand. On your turn, you play Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond , gain +1 life = win the game.

I would also consider to use Vraska's Contempt over Slaughter and to use Murderous Cut over Go for the Throat .

Finally, that Cabal Coffers should most definitely be added to the deck, at least instead of Cabal Stronghold , as Coffers is simply just endlessly better.

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[email protected]_only on THE RED ANGEL'S LAUGHING |[PRIMER]|[EDH]| TARIEL

3 weeks ago

Most of my decks run Reito Lantern as graveyard disruption. Not as mana efficient, but it A) lets me recoup my own losses, B) disrupts reanimation strategies, C) lets me play politics (what is it worth to you to get card X back into your deck?), and D) doesn't invoke as much ill-will as exile. less useful in this instance, still worth mentioning.

If you're already planning to (and carring about) exile cards, some odd options are available to you:

Academy Rector for enchantment digging.

Ugin's Nexus plus a sac engine lets you time walk outside of blue.

Rakdos Charm and Stonecloaker have costs, but provide additional utility / options.

Grim Lavamancer as another instant exile source / disruptor.

Harvest Pyre and Murderous Cut as additional removal in exchange for exiling cards.

Valengeta on Untempered Dread

1 month ago

keevel it's because Go for the Throat can be used early game. In mid and late situations Murderous Cut becomes more valuable but I think the point of running removal here is mainly to stop early creatures. But yes a 2-1 spilt is not a bad idea, thanks.

I'll check out your deck

keevel on Untempered Dread

1 month ago

Love the deck!

Any Reason you're running Go for the Throat over Murderous Cut or maybe do a 2-1 split?

My Mill Deck: Mission Brief Trap

bula on Bolas Control

1 month ago

RobsJourney not yet, the deck is still sorta developing, I reckon it's about 90% finished, still considering what cards to add. It's either more flavour, more proliferate and/or more planeswalkers and planeswalker protection. Cards I can see removing are Thief of Sanity , Murderous Cut , Mana Geode and Finale of Eternity . I'm still thinking of what to add though.

the__odysseus on Oops, All Removal - Skullbriar Voltron Control

1 month ago

I'm not sure this deck can be cEDH, but here I go. Toxic Deluge , Natural State , Fatal Push , Dismember , Berserk , Beast Within , Bane of Progress . I'd pull Tangle Wire because it doesn't seem to be doing anything in this deck, as you want to cast your commander T2. Icy Manipulator is bad, and so is Mind Rot . I'd also pull Naturalize , Price of Fame , Blackmail , Despise , and Duress . Doom Blade is really awkward sometimes (I prefer Vendetta anyways), and I'd drop the Murder . For slowing down your opponents, I'd add Torpor Orb , Root Maze , Nether Void , No Mercy , Chalice of the Void , Grafdigger's Cage , Leyline of the Void . Maybe even Hum of the Radix . Just a point- Murderous Cut is better the more fetches you run Sorry about the long post, just really want this deck to work!

SynergyBuild on Why Utter End, and cards ...

2 months ago

What are some of the most popular instants and sorceries according to EDHREC?

Putrefy , Utter End , Terminate , Mortify , Krosan Grip , Hero's Downfall , Crosis's Charm , Bant Charm , Sylvan Reclamation , Go for the Throat , Doom Blade , Murder , Grixis Charm , Cancel , Dreadbore etc.

What do these have in common? Well, they are bad removal (or countermagic... or both), all of which are overcosted.

Why? Well, these all fall under different categories, however, I will go from the easiest to explain to the hardest.

Cancel is too expensive, countermagic should be one or two mana so you don't have to clearly have a sign up that you are holding countermagic. This is really cheap, and I can't compete with that, but Mana Leak or Counterspell would be better in the spot tenfold.

Murder is the same, as creature removal, but at least can be cast on endsteps. The issue lies with that many spells cost less, like even Doom Blade , which I also don't like, or do more, like Terminate , another I also don't like.

Disdainful Stroke is way too specific, so many spells costs 3 or less you may hold up the mana multiple turn cycles in a row without a target, wasting mana and a card. Too expensive considering cards like Swan Song , Spell Pierce , Red Elemental Blast , Flusterstorm , etc. exist. Even at a low price Mana Leak , Negate , etc. do work.

Doom Blade and Go for the Throat are the same, except they still have application when used on an endstep. Too expensive despite that, as Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Dismember , Fatal Push , etc. exist if you can spend the money, while on a budget Murderous Cut , Tragic Slip , etc. do a lot.

Hero's Downfall is just a worse Ruinous Path , another Murder with slight upside. All of these are bad. Go with any of the options in Murder or Go for the Throat / Doom Blade .

Grixis Charm and Crosis's Charm cost Grixis, 3 mana, and are just too hard to cast to be worth the half Vindicate esque effect they do. They bounce anything, kill some things, and one has a minor benefit like 2 extra power. It just doesn't serve consistent enough for removal. 3 mana in Grixis is too much altogether.

Bant Charm is nearly the same, with the counter upside. It has a Dispel attached to it, making it the least bad, but for 3 specific mana, it is simply too much to hold up easily.

Dreadbore is a sorcery, costs two specific mana, and doesn't hit many permanents. I'd rather a Terminate , though I dislike both.

Terminate only hits so many permanents, and costs 2 mana. I'd replace it with most of the cards mentioned at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade above.

Sylvan Reclamation five mana is too much unless it is a sweeper. This has utility, hitting two permanents, and is an instant with landcycling, but the mana cost needed to be 1 lower to be efficient. Nature's Claim , Return to Dust , Disenchant , Natural State , Naturalize , etc. are all better.

Krosan Grip is sweet against some decks, don't get me wrong, however, is too specific and too high mana cost to be argued better than a Beast Within or Nature's Claim or Natural State .

Utter End is too high mana cost to be worth it. It is a worse Anguished Unmaking , another bad card, and is just too much to warrant using it over a card like Chain of Vapor , Swords to Plowshares , Nature's Claim , Dismember , or any of the other 1 cmc removal spells.

Putrefy / Mortify staples for price, not because they are good. For better options, look at the ones listed at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade or the ones listed at Sylvan Reclamation .


Thoughts?

(BTW this was an April Fools, all of these cards can be good or bad in specific metagames or decks.)

Unlife on UltraDimir

2 months ago

I think it does need to be streamlined, but I also think it just be an awkward deck sometimes. I would cut Remand for some other sort of counter magic. If it’s in the graveyard, you can just remove it instead of having them discard it again then remove it. I agree you will need boardwipes, because your deck is a lot more interactive, I’d recommend Damnation over bontu’s, plus a few copies of Fatal Push or Murderous Cut . If Wurmcoil Engine works great, but I would cut baral for another wurmcoil or gearhulk maybe. I’m not sure your budget but Liliana of the Veil is often a huge threat, as it speeds up discard and can win on its own. Collective Brutality lets you turn dead cards in hand into gas, killing things, discard, lifedrain, etc. As I’m typing I’m also thinking you want a fairly low mana curve, maybe Snapcaster Mage It’s a chump blocker and lets you get the most out of surgical/extirpate. Hope this helps, I’d save Spell Pierce for the side once you have a better feel for what you’re playing vs.

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Murderous Cut occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%