Vona, Butcher of Magan


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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.

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Vona, Butcher of Magan Discussion

DuTogira on New to EDH. Please help ...

2 weeks ago

If you want a deck which kills everything and makes a big dumb creature though, might I recommend Vona, Butcher of Magan? W/B are the two best colors for tutors, and thus consistency in a game plan, in commander. They are also home to the most powerfully cheap removal spells in commander.
A vona deck built on cheap removal, tutors, and different artifacts/enchants to protect vona herself is a terrifyingly powerful deck to face up against, and one of my favorites to play. Like omnath it’s a bit too slow for hypercompetitive metas, but it is strong nonetheless.

jakeelephant006 on Black White Matters

3 weeks ago

In a gist, less removal, more ramp, creatures and lands.

This is a solid deck. It really has some power in some places. The trick is getting it to be cohesive. Right now there doesn't seem to be a real solid theme or focus which makes the deck unwieldy during play. It wouldn't take much to fix this, though. I think it would be a good idea to focus on getting Athreos out and then playing value creatures and forcing opponents to make the decision on whether or not you get to play those creatures an additional time.

Cards to pull: Removal - You have more than enough in here so you can cut some of the less effective (more restrictive) cards like Divine Verdict, Pillar of Light, Ghostly Possession, Reprisal, Murderous Cut, Arrest, Suppression Bonds, Doom Blade or Armament of Nyx. (I put the cards in order of what I would think is best to pull to worst to pull). I would generally stay away from creature based removal here because you want to increase the number of creatures you have in the deck.

Other - These are cards that kinda just take up a slot. They're generally not bad, but they kinda pull this deck in directions that don't help the deck win like it should. These include Raise Dead, Baneful Omen, Edge of the Divinity, Cutthroat Maneuver, Erebos's Titan, Nighthowler, Pontiff of Blight, and Hopeful Eidolon. I hesitate to put the creatures on here cuz I think it would be best to have more creatures than fewer but these ones are good things to cut if you're looking to make more room.

Cards to add: Generally, I'd try to slot in some more ramp cards like Sol Ring, Orazca Relic, Orzhov Signet, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum and the like. Also you could do with more card draw. For instance Dusk Legion Zealot, Ambition's Cost, Read the Bones, Hedron Archive, etc. And then put in some more quality creatures. Maybe they should have etb or death effects like Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Demon of Dark Schemes, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Blood Artist, and more. Or maybe they're just solid creatures like Bontu the Glorified, Cataclysmic Gearhulk, Crested Sunmare, Urgoros, the Empty One, or Vona, Butcher of Magan. Maybe even a couple more board clearers like Crux of Fate, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Fumigate, or Hour of Revelation

Essentially, this deck has the structure to be real strong. It just needs some focus and a few upgrades to really get where it wants to go. Hope this helps.

MurderForBrunch on B/W Standard Vampires

4 weeks ago


I also think your deck needs more consistence. Here's a Vampire deck I've been playing for a while: Mavren Fein and the Fanatic 88! W/B Vampires

I found playing that deck that creatures like Vona, Butcher of Magan or Arvad the Cursed are way too slow. Against the Mono-Red deck you want everything to be cheaper, in that you might be halfway dead by turn 5. And against control, there's a low probability of resolving, by turn 5 they have a bunch of counterspells.

Something I would definitely consider as a 4-of is Sanctum Seeker, sometimes you just need to play that, attack with a bunch of tokens and drain them to death! Also, Elenda, the Dusk Rose is an amazing creature, that leaves several bodies behind when she dies. And besides that, I would recommend a low agro curve, it's what has been working for me. Cheap creatures, some cheap removal like Vicious Offering (specially when you can sac tokens, and kill them ASAP.

Well, that's my suggestion, based on what I've seen in my LGS. But there's tons of different metagames. Whatever works for you, makes fun games for you is the way to go! :D

Booch138 on A Knight at the Orzhov (STD W/B Tribal Midrange)

1 month ago

Myleswhateva SOOO much of me wants to agree with you, but I love Danitha way too much. She has proven to do quite some work for me actually (as with any Legend that gets paired up with Blackblade Reforged, I don't care how "slow" it is). There is a possibility I may slim her down to 1, but her static abilities are top notch especially when the History Hammer comes down, which ultimately cascades of it + whatever knights are on the board win me the games. I DID take out 1 singular Josu Vess, Lich Knight last night. 2 was a little much. 1 may be, but I like him enough to run just one. Vona, Butcher of Magan is also proving to be great. I will admit that by the time she gets on board, the game is usually fairly over, but I love lifelink. Plain and simple. The spot removal, slow as it may be, adds even more fun. I may end up side decking one. But the deck plays out incredibly consistently honestly. Give it a shot, the random "take this outs" turn out to be pretty valuable SO FAR. Are there better more consistent alternatives? Absolutely. But the deck is shaping up to be incredibly vicious. Will be doing FNM with it next.

As for Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip I have actually been playing with one in the paper deck. It is doing nicely, as the card draw in the 4 and 6 slot that comes later has USUALLY helped, but the Arguel's is providing a nice amount of "just in case" card draw. Good suggestion!

Myleswhateva on A Knight at the Orzhov (STD W/B Tribal Midrange)

1 month ago

Take out a Danitha Capashen, Paragon, and take out Josu Vess, Lich Knight they are pretty weak in this deck. Vona, Butcher of Magan is not really doing much for you either. put in some card draw like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. I don't really see a place for equipment or auras in this deck either. maybe put in a Kwende, Pride of Femeref to give your dudes double strike.

Zulfi on The Knights Who Say, "Ni!"

1 month ago

Khunjund: Alright so I did a little digging and these are a couple cards I found that may fit; Sword-Point Diplomacy, Forerunner of the Legion, Vona's Hunger, Profane Procession  Flip and Bontu's Monument. Thoughts?

InquisitorBiggie: Absolutely, I had it in there with Elenda, Dusk Rose and Vona, Butcher of Magan, but now that they're gone I'm thinking I'm going to replace the Rebirth for a Slaughter the Strong, or maybe an Urza's Ruinous Blast.

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