Creature — Zombie
Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counter on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
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- Butcher Ghoul + Ghave, Guru of Spores + Phyrexian Altar
- Ashnod's Altar + Butcher Ghoul + Ghave, Guru of Spores
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Butcher Ghoul occurrence in decks from the last year
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Butcher Ghoul Discussion
3 months ago
Hi there, I too run a Yawgmoth deck. And I also try to avoid infinte combos. To achieve this, you shouldn't run creatures with undying like Butcher Ghoul or Geralf's Messenger But I like your picks and the idea to go full on discard and proliferate. Maybe check out my decklist? Like Yawgmoths into light II
5 months ago
Hi, great deck! I have a few suggestions if you don't mind. First, I would cut Harsh Sustenance. Its an alright card but Gray Merchant of Asphodel is just straight up better and right on curve for you. Sustenance makes you splash white which slows your deck down with the fetches and the possibility of not getting double black when you need it. Also, early it's likely a dead card where you would rather be drawing zombies. Gary on the other hand is another zombie that could actually do more damage than sustenance. So I would suggest going to 3-4 Garys and gutting all of the Sustenance, plains, and Barrens and go to just 20 black sources. That will make some space for more Garys and maybe some Sign in Blood which is a pretty important draw spell in the deck.
Next, I would suggest adding Cast Down. It is hands down the best spot removal in all of pauper. Hits everything at instant speed for only 2 mana.
Viscera Seer- while not a zombie she is a very good sac outlet to help you dig through your deck.
Butcher Ghoul- great card, it can be sacrificed twice, is just a good blocker and is hard to kill.
Carnophage- just a thought, its probably not something you want to add because it seems like this deck is more midrange instead of agro but an interesting card non the less.
Bone Picker- another interesting card that could work with your aristocrats theme but not a zombie so it also might not be the best.
5 months ago
The monument makes your creatures spells of the indicated color cost “one generic mana less”. It does NOT reduce the amount of colored mana required to pay. In this case, it well not affect Tithe Drinker’s casting cost at all since it does not contain any generic mana.
If you were to cast Butcher Ghoul, however, you would only have to pay since the monument reduces the generic mana cost by 1.
5 months ago
I’d give Butcher Ghoul the axe. Undying is nice, but since you aren’t really building a deck around taking advantage of that mechanic he’s the least coherent element here I’d say.
Fruit of Tizerus might also be a card to consider adding.
6 months ago
In playing games with the deck, I have been founding that the deck plays more of a tempo game by attacking with undying creatures and holding up Village Rites and other sac outlets to deal damage while getting steady two for ones than an aggro game. Though the deck still definitely has fast starts, I often opt not to take those lines (since I have mostly just been playing against gruul and jund) because I feel like I am better just grinding the decks out and attacking with Retribution of the Ancients up. I think it is probably more correct to view it in that lens, but I am not sure what the appropriate change to make for the deck would be good to match the description if any.
Some changes that I am genuinely thinking about would be mainboarding more undying creatures (Butcher Ghoul is the only one worth looking at though it is really bad) or putting Gemrazer into the mainboard, which will help a lot with speed as well as resiliency against graveyard hate and other artifacts/enchantments. This while playing ghoul leans into the tempo/midrange route, gemrazer leans into a more aggressive route (where you obviously have more mainboard answers to removal of non creature cards). Not really sure which is best as of right now if I were to make one of those changes.
Thanks for the comment!
10 months ago
Alright, let's see if maybe this will help. I'm really new to everything on here sorry. //Lands 2 Dismal Backwater 1 Dimir Guildgate 2 Submerged Boneyard 4 Evolving Wilds 2 Desert of the Mindful 1 Arcane Lighthouse 1 Reliquary Tower 1 Temple of the False God
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//Creatures 1 Archetype of Finality 1 Overeager Apprentice 1 Agent of Erebos 1 Butcher Ghoul 1 Risen Executioner 1 Dutiful Attendant 1 Sly Requisitioner 1 Sepulchral Primordial 2 Zombie Assassin 1 Nightmare 1 Marshmist Titan 3 Graven Abomination 4 Workshop Assistant 4 Guardians of Meletis 2 Phyrexian Revoker 2 Ornithopter 1 Juggernaut 2 Veilborn Ghoul 2 Minotaur Abomination 4 Undead Servant 3 Gravedigger 2 Mogis's Marauder 2 Bogstomper 4 Walking Corpse 3 Corpse Hauler 4 Gravewaker 2 Returned Phalanx 3 Faerie Miscreant 1 Master of Predicaments 2 Benthic Giant 1 Stormtide Leviathan 4 Screeching Skaab 2 Seer of the Last Tomorrow 1 Floating-Dream Zubera 3 Fog Bank 1 Possessed Skaab 3 Armored Skaab 2 Murmuring Phantasm 1 Wall of Frost 4 Doorkeeper 1 Clever Impersonator 1 Jace's Mindseeker 1 Oculus 1 Mindshrieker 1 Willbreaker 1 Spellweaver Eternal 1 Wall of Mist 1 Sultai Skullkeeper 1 Diregraf Captain
11 months ago
So a similar but cheaper cmc alternative would be Butcher Ghoul. Also Putrid Goblin for a persist version. If you want a more expensive card that can help generally try looking at Cauldron of Souls. Also, in my opinion Genesis Chamber is one of the most underrated cards in commander, especially in terms of generating sac fodder for things like Phyrexian Altar or anything that benefits from frequent sac targets.
What specific qualities do you want for your sac fodder? Is it just low cmc self recurring, or anything else you are looking for?
As for your Mana, it's looking better. Still lean for my tastes.
1 year ago
The title made me think of a Rankle deck as the little fairy is a trickster, so he might be interpreted as Loki, who's the father of the norse goddess Hel. After scrolling a little through the list, I quickle came to the conclusion that this has to be a Yawgmoth list. That much regarding the flavour and synergies.
As far as suggestions go, how about Geralf's Messenger , Sightless Ghoul , Evernight Shade and Butcher Ghoul ? Just get into play two of these and go infinite, killing all of your opponents off with any die-trigger drainer.