Vona, Butcher of Magan


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Mythic Rare

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Vona, Butcher of Magan

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Vigilance, lifelink

, Pay 7 life: Destroy target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.

Vona, Butcher of Magan Discussion

MurderForBrunch on Vampire life gain/life drain

5 hours ago

Hi! I feel like this could be turned into a pretty spicy Commander deck with Vona, Butcher of Magan ! Anyway, I think that something like Sanctum Seeker is a “must include” in any vampire deck, specially with a lifedrain subtheme!

Ahdor on List of Bugs and Feature ...

1 week ago

I can't add Vona, Butcher of Magan to my EDH deck. When I enter her name or fullname, Tappedout won't show me any hits. Any odeas why I got this problem?

hippobob on The Void of Mass Confusion and to Many Key Words

1 month ago

The Void of Mass Confusion and Too* Many (Key?)Words ;)

Sweet deck, young planeswalker; it seems most formidable. I have a couple thoughts about ways you can totally max out the value in every card in the deck!

Basically, I think you want to maximize the chances that all the creatures you have on the field are working together.

Swap Out These 14 Cards -3x Vampire Nighthawk -2x Serra Angel -3x Dub -1x Primevals' Glorious Rebirth -2x On Serra's Wings -1x Zetalpa, Primal Dawn -2x Llanowar Elves

For these badboys: +1x Healer's Hawk +2x Lone Rider  Flip +1x Fauna Shaman +2x Thalia's Lancers +1x Isareth the Awakener +2x Sylvan Caryatid +1x Birds of Paradise +2x Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim +1x Vona, Butcher of Magan +1x Aryel, Knight of Windgrace

In general, you want to maximize your chances of game-winning synergy. I think these changes will help smooth out the mana curve, provide reliability to the central combos of the deck, and will add versatility to the things your deck can do in 'edge' cases.

Obviously these are just suggestions to help get your brain buzzin'. Here are some other zesty critters with keyword abilities: Pestilent Spirit Would work well with a more control-y and less aggro-y creature build Ochran Assassin (with a critical mass of creatures already on the battlefield, this could win lots of games) Elenda, the Dusk Rose Gifted Aetherborn

Another cool family of cards to consider is equipment. Odiric and knight exemplar could combo really well with Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Puresteel Paladin , Basilisk Collar , Loxodon Warhammer , and other powerful equipment.

Have fun sorcering! Your Bro

Noire_Samhain on Kambal Life Gain

1 month ago

Some cards I definitely recommend if you can get your hands on them:

Debt to the Deathless is an excellent win condition. Keep yourself alive to gather a good amount of mana, then blast everybody with it. And if everyone doesn't die? Combine it with your Aetherflux reservoir and blast those who are left. Also, Pontiff of Blight gives every creature Extort, so a simple cheap spell can be paid extra to make a major life loss and gain impact.

I'd definitely recommend cards that can also spend your life- you're going to have a ton of it, why not use it? Underworld Connections makes a land of yours a source of card draw. Vona, Butcher of Magan lets you kill creatures with it. Bloodtracker gets stronger with life payments, and draws you cards if/when he dies. Final Payment can go the aristocrat route by having you sacrifice a creature, but in this case, why not pay that measly 5 life? Aetherflux is a nice win condition, but want to make sure no one who survives it can take advantage of you paying 50 life with any flying creatures, skulkers, or otherwise evasive cards? Use Font of Agonies . You get fifty blood counters with one payment, and can kill off up to 12 creatures with its effects.

Also, its mana expensive but Treasury Thrull can get you creatures and enchantments back.

I'd recommend more of the dual lands to. Commander is often more casual, so any of the ones that come in tapped are just fine.

I hope you do well and have fun your first game! Black/White is my favorite color combination, though I prefer the aristocrats route, so it makes me excited to see new players choose it for their first deck.

Mj3913 on Kambal's Healing Church

1 month ago

Alright, so gaining a ridiculous amount of life is cool and all, but I think you need more to do with it. For instance, things like Phyrexian Processor , Vona, Butcher of Magan , Toxic Deluge , and Hatred . I see you have Aetherflux Reservoir , so with all that you could also add in Tainted Sigil and gain back everything you and others lost.

And on another note, dont forget about Exsanguinate .

Sorry I can't help on the what to remove... terrible at that. But hope I've helped in some small way at least.

pskinn01 on need upgrade suggestions for edgar ...

2 months ago

In commander, the mana base is usually the thing that costs the most to get right. But it's one of the first things you should address to make any deck better. By mana base, I include things like Sol Ring , the signets (such as Orzhov Signet ), Chromatic Lantern , and limit the lands that always enter tapped. Such as Dragonskull Summit . Land count of about 36 should work. To start, I'd stick to mainly low cast vampires with good abilities, cards that pump your creatures up, or benefit from them dying.

Commander decks like things that speed up your mana(ramp), draw you cards, recur cards from graveyard, and having removal for threats.

Here are some suggested additions to base deck (most budget, some not):
Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Indulgent Aristocrat , Legion Lieutenant , Swords to Plowshares , Sanctum Seeker , Forerunner of the Legion , Olivia Voldaren , Twilight Prophet , Bishop of Rebirth , Vona, Butcher of Magan , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Shadow Alley Denizen , Mirror Entity , Vanquisher's Banner , Metallic Mimic , Herald's Horn , Anointed Procession , Legion's Landing  Flip, Cathars' Crusade , Shared Animosity , Dictate of Erebos .

PS, don't know why bloodline keeper showed up as foil. You can get regular version. JS. I also over looked you having a list up. Some suggestions I see are in the deck. Oops.

solarbeam on Black/White Control

2 months ago

BW control generally involves discard spells. You can get some good ones with Duress , Despise , and Castigate . If your friends play mostly creatures, then Harsh Scrutiny is good too. Hymn to Tourach is relatively cheap, but it's very very very very strong, play it at your own risk of creating an arms race between you and your playgroup.

Removal spells like Mortify , Unmake , Anguished Unmaking , Silence the Believers , and Declaration in Stone are all fantastic and I would recommend them over murder or avenging arrow any day.

Healer's Hawk is definitely more of an aggro card, if you want an effect like that, I would recommend Vampire Nighthawk . Obzedat, Ghost Council is incredibly strong, as is Blood Baron of Vizkopa . Vona, Butcher of Magan is incredible too.

I love merciless eviction, but you should really only run one, I would recommend you play some copies of Day of Judgment , Languish , Wrath of God , and Ritual of Soot to get those wraths earlier and keep the board clear.

I cannot recommend enough some Isolated Chapel s, Temple of Silence , Concealed Courtyard s, Shambling Vent s, and Caves of Koilos . Fetid Heath has recently plummeted in price as well, but I don't know your budget.

You'll definitely want some card draw to refill your hand too. In these colors it comes at the cost of life, for the most part. My personal favorites in casual decks are Twilight Prophet , but she is ridiculously expensive, and Kaya, Ghost Assassin . Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Sign in Blood , Night's Whisper , Damnable Pact , Dark Bargain , Read the Bones , and Midnight Oil .

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

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