Mutilate

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
Magic 2013 Rare
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Rare
Torment Rare

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Mutilate

Sorcery

All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each Swamp you control.

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Mutilate Discussion

Rzepkanut on Greel, Making you Hate the Game

5 days ago

I forgot to suggest Expedition Map that card is important to be able to get your good lands more often. And Palace Siege is another great way to refill your hand each turn to use Greel more easily. I think Mutilate is great in your deck since you actually have very few creatures to worry about killing. Now that I'm looking for cuts maybe forget the Mind Sludge suggestion i made...because my first inclination is getting rid of 1 use discard spells like it and Duress and Persecute. They seem unnecessary with so many other repeatable discard effects in addition to your commander's ability. Other cuts and reasons... Whip of Erebos it exiles and you don't have many creatures to use, Feast on the Fallen there's more efficient ways to kill opponents, Mindcrank mill strategies don't work unless you are all in, Contamination not enough fodder to sacrifice to make it stick, Temporal Extortion opponent always chooses life every time...I guess that could be good still, Sangromancer is just a life gain spell basically, & Sewer Nemesis is okay as a big creature but the mill angle seems pointless. Cheers :D

Rzepkanut on Greel, Making you Hate the Game

5 days ago

Looking good!! Got some ideas for you:

Corrupt, Mind Sludge,Mutilate, The Rack, Rackling, Paupers' Cage, Wheel of Torture, Sanguimancy

Happy gathering!!

IlGuale on Momentary Blackout

1 week ago

Greetings! I love mono-B and yours seems pretty solid for a budget brew.

I don't know your meta, but i suggest you to consider some boardwipe like Mutilate, Flaying Tendrils and Yahenni's Expertise to face those decks (like Token or Affinity) which aren't very affected by your spot removal. Personally, I run 1 wipe in the main and 1-2 in the sideboard.

Talking about sideboard, i see where you're going and (but it's only my thought) i would use it to adapt your already existing deck to some specific matchup, instead of changing it completely. Here's mine, if you want to take a look :)


Mono-B(udget) Midrange

Modern IlGuale

SCORE: 1 | 8 COMMENTS | 261 VIEWS


Sargeras on Fangor Mono Black Devotion

2 weeks ago

Regarding lands I'd say you should either cut three other cards for three more swamps, or cut Nykthos and another card to play two more swamps. You really want to have 23-24 playable lands in the deck.

Another thing to add, since I don't know what your current sideboard is, some great budget choices are Mutilate, Flaying Tendrils, Nihil Spellbomb, Extirpate, Geth's Verdict, Ratchet Bomb, Tormod's Crypt, Hero's Downfall, Pithing Needle, Necrogen Mists, Distress, Memoricide, and Lost Legacy.

If you are looking for any more help, I made a whole primer on playing decks like this


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -25 | 25 COMMENTS | 6083 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS


Cheers!

2gherkins on You Can Call Me Pitlord

2 weeks ago

Hey man, love the deck. Always a fan of Kuro. But I just think that Nightmare and Squelching Leeches don't deserve a slot here. Additionally, Sorin's Vengeance, while flashy, only targets a single player, and ends up being fairly mediocre in EDH. I think you should really consider more boardwipes: Mutilate is phenomenal. Additionally, with Kuro, Pitlord on the battlefield, Horobi, Death's Wail becomes an instant boardwipe. If you want more boarwipes, Toxic Deluge, Decree of Pain and Damnation are the way to go. You also might want to consider more targeted removal such as Malicious Affliction. Falkenrath Noble and Victimize also seems mainboard worthy.

Also, if budget isn't an issue for you, Karn Liberated is pretty much strictly better than Scour from Existence.

Metroid_Hybrid on Mono-B(udget) Midrange

2 weeks ago

Here's what goes through my mind when considering Erebos's Titan in your list.. 1) It's first ability is extremely conditional, and therefore unreliable. (Not to mention opposing Dismembers are a thing).. 2) You have no way to trigger it's second ability at all..

So while Lashwrithe doesn't add Devotion, it does stick around and grow bigger & bigger.. A Godsend(lol) when you're in "top deck mode", and you draw a small creature; even better when it's a Deathtouch/Lifelink..

You actually make a good observation about Flaying Tendrils.. In that case you should keep the pair in your sideboard.. (Myself, I ran a mainboard Mutilate and a Damnation in the side).. However Protection doesn't apply to most Boardwipes in general, because they don't Block, Target, Damage, or Enchant.. (example: A Mirran Crusader can be taken out by a Drown in Sorrow)..

Faerie Macabre confused me at first too.. You see, this card can technically go into any deck, (I actually run this in Modern & Legacy colorless Eldrazi) because you never actually Cast it! It just chills in your hand until a Snapcaster Mage comes down & targets a spell, or they try to turn-1 reanimate a Griselbrand, or something else scary out of their Graveyard (even yours!).. You then say: "While that is on the Stack, I'll respond with discarding Faerie Macabre to exile X & Y.." Super sneaky & cutthroat as hell, but I will concede that it is strictly worse against Living End. But such is life, and why you want to build a varied sideboard..

Here's a link to my old list: Devoted to Obliteration.. (Note: I haven't updated the Primer in forever)..

Metroid_Hybrid on Mono-B(udget) Midrange

2 weeks ago

Because because of the color-greediness of the spells this deck runs, and the fact you're not running any 6+CMC or X-cost spells, means that Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx really doesn't have a place here.. I'd just replace it with another Swamp..

Flaying Tendrils isn't going to hit enough in the format, except a lot of your dudes.. Mutilate, although costing -more, is strictly better as it scales in power with the game..

Necrogen Mists.. I've never played with it, but to just randomly use it as a "budget LotV" just seems bad.. You're not building specifically around this kind of effect, so I would cut them for a 4th copy of Gifted Aetherborn and something else.. Have you ever considered Wrench Mind?

A general rule of thumb in Magic: anything that gives your opponent choices is bad; therefore Desecration Demon is a lot worse than it looks at first..

Also Erebos's Titan seems cute, but I think you should really take another look at Lashwrithe. Not only is it a body that scales with the game, but it hangs around and turns your creatures into huge game-enders for "free"! I would run AT LEAST 2x, if not more..

Finally for your consideration are the other two main Delve creatures: Gurmag Angler and Tombstalker.. The former actually has a home in Legacy Grixis Delver lists, however I recommend the Demon due to this being Mono-Black..

For your sideboard: As a Mono-Black deck, your options are limited.. That being said, you need 3-4x Pithing Needles and 3-4x Ratchet Bombs for things that tends to have a hard time with.. Faerie Macabre also makes for some effective budget-friendly graveyard-hate that catches people off guard, and is effectively un-counterable (the sole exception in the format being Disallow)..

You may also want to keep some alternative options for Victim of Night, just in case you DO happen to face a Zombie or Vampire deck.. Hero's Downfall is a thing sometimes...


Sorry for the big wall of text & suggestions.. Mono-Black Midrange/Devotion has a special place in my heart, as it is the deck that I really used to learn the Modern format & MtG in general.. I love my Obliterators though..

3InchMeatMonster on casual zombie deck

3 weeks ago

Ghoulcaller Gisa, Liliana's Reaver, Geralf's Messenger, Gravecrawler, Grave Titan and Dark Salvation are fun zombie cards. and the best zombie ever is Gray Merchant of Asphodel, for sure run at least two of him. i would lower the creature count and add in more removal like Go for the Throat and Dismember. a Languish or Mutilate or two would be good too. Sign in Blood or Phyrexian Arena for card draw. Grave Betrayal is always great. i would also recommend 2 Liliana of the Dark Realms for mana ramp.

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