Butcher of Malakir

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Butcher of Malakir

Creature — Vampire Warrior


Whenever this or another creature you control dies, each opponent sacrifices a creature. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens enter the graveyard before they cease to exist.)

Hypersayia9001 on Help make deck good

8 months ago

I would suggest Phyrexian Altar, which is admittedly pretty expensive but allows you to easily ramp up by sacing zombie tokens, but this also combos with Gravecrawler to give you infinite ETB and LTB triggers, which in turn goes well with the like of Noxious Ghoul, Butcher of Malakir, Champion of the Perished, Archghoul of Thraben, etc...

Crow_Umbra on Smeagol will guide you | **Primer v2.0**

8 months ago

Hi there, thank you for reaching out. I hope my suggestions will be helpful, but here are some things I noticed when I took a look at your deck:

If you haven't already, I would recommend checking out EDHREC's page on Smeagol, Helpful Guide, here are the pages for a Sacrifice themed deck and a more Landfall focused deck. These pages can give you an idea of which effects overlap between the two strats, and what might be within your budget.

I hope these suggestions were helpful.

NV_1980 on NV_1980

11 months ago

Hi Edgardxcore, thanks for reaching out and asking for my opinion, it's appreciated. You've chosen a nice first Jund commander in Henzie, the blitz ability is an amazing perk in a creature-heavy army.

To be honest, I'm not sure I would recommend finishers for your deck, but one that does come to mind and could become quite the powerhouse in a blitz-deck, would be Kresh the Bloodbraided as she grows so powerful with each successful blitz you do. Can't be summoned with blitz though, as you want to keep her alive.

Anyways, I've found Jund's strengths rely more on wearing opponents down through resilience; lots of recursion and forced saccing. Two creatures that enable these and immediately come to my mind for a Henzie deck, would be Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (who will basically let non-human creatures you just blitzed return unharmed (and stronger!)) and Butcher of Malakir (who forces all your opponents to sac when you blitz something).

These are just some initial thoughts. Let me know if you have more questions or you're looking for additional options.

lhetrick13 on Forza Orzhova

1 year ago

Mattio38 - Two great sac outlets you might consider are Contamination and Attrition. I noticed you do seem to have a Treasure Token subtheme going on so Contamination will likely impact your opponents more than you and potentially complete lock them out if they are not running any . Attrition is great as is helps ensure that your opponents' board state is never to large are most aristocrat decks are built around creating lots of little things and sacrificing them for a net benefit so having the largest/biggest board state is not likely unless you interact often with your opponent. Butcher of Malakir provides a similar role but looks like would not be the most useful in your deck.

smelly318 on Commander League- "Party Time"

1 year ago

I won my second pod yesterday and pulled The Meathook Massacre from my prize promo pack.

Made the following changes:

OUT: Dusk / Dawn, Butcher of Malakir

IN: Charcoal Diamond, The Meathook Massacre

VampRamped on A Vampire Storm *Primer*

1 year ago


Wow those are some good questions let me do my best to answer them. Yes I have an integrated list so I enjoy having the ability to have the option to do either strategy in a game. A more dedicated list is going to be marginally better but because the storm strategy only needs you to play Mana Echoes and Phyrexian Altar you do not really do anything that negatively impacts the aggressive gameplan.

I have had no problems playing Urza's Saga in this list my mana base is very good even without all the dual lands (I only have scrubland) The way to see urza's saga is a very versatile tutor that gives access to mana in sol ring if you really need it or Skullclamp and Sensei's Divining Top which are excellent combo pieces.

Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is good because my list has a few higher mana value vampires in the deck and cheating them into play is worth losing the vampire token in many cases. Additionally having the flexibility of gaining life and getting some attacking power or having a recurring removal spell are both quite good tools to have.

Scion of Opulence I have found actually carries it's weight very well. Helps out the storm lines if you do not have Phyrexian Altar yet by recouping colored mana in the storm lines. In aggro lines you can sac for mana in a pinch if you need to use a protection spell to save your board. A 3/1 body is also not bad for 3 mana to be aggressive with, and it is really great with Bloodghast so overall good card in my experience.

Signets are roughly as strong as talismans but the main advantage is that if you are going for the storm with just Mana Echoes and Skullclamp you can hit the signets off the draws and you can filter colorless off of Mana Echoes into more colored mana than what you get with the talismans.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle is ok he is in a vampire flex slot and I will frequently cut him for access to different vampires, he doesn't trigger off tokens but you usually have a nontoken vampire that is attacking. Even though his stats aren't great you usually have a lot of lords and sac outlets you want to use so the bodies are useful for both those occasions

Right now would admit Butcher of Malakir is on this list for fun he probably isn't that good especially if you are curving out with an aggro strategy. Bloodline necromancer however is good because you have great ETBs that you can recur in this deck in Champion of Dusk and Malakir Bloodwitch.

Shared Animosity is very good and definitely playable I'm only not playing it because it is not useful if you are storming off. Idol of Oblivion is too slow, and if I need card draw I will get Necropotence or Skullclamp as much stronger options. Protection spells are definitely better in more aggressive list but I play reanimator spells because they are strong with both strategies. I can sac my board for value in storm and then bring all the creatures back to net value, and also mass reanimation lets me spend all of my mana every turn and does not require me to hold up mana if I am worried about a board wipe. Though again I think you want to play a critical mass of protection spells in aggro of 5-7.

Thanks for the input and was nice to be able to engage with you

DreadKhan on tBZ_Garna-Bloodfist

1 year ago

I suspect cards like Rite of the Raging Storm would probably work in here, you'd either get in for 5 each turn or get a card, and nobody else can swing at you with the tokens/changelings. Since you can also use Goblin Bombardment after a creature has dealt damage, you can kill any creature before combat actually ends, so you'd still get the card even if they let the creatures hit them. Any token generator that would ever be worth using is probably good in here too, even Orochi Hatchery could draw a lot of cards if people have to block. The best way to force people to block would be any kind of power buff that is global, I like Berserkers' Onslaught in Red, double damage also works well with any other buffs you can add. I guess there is stuff like Judith, the Scourge Diva too. The effect is pretty clunky, but with your Commander Captive Audience looks a lot better, those tokens are much more valuable, and it still usually a death sentence for one player.

Zulaport Cutthroat is a great Aristocrat to look at, I usually don't bother with it but at your budget maybe Butcher of Malakir can be a real nuisance, as can Ogre Slumlord if you're losing lots of non-tokens. If you find yourself running more wipes/removal, Sangromancer can generate a lot of life.

Not sure if they're within your budget, but Fire Covenant and Phyrexian Purge can both clear a ton of other people's stuff. Make an Example might be the best sorcery speed removal effect ever printed, it's non-targeted and uses sacrifice, but you choose the piles that die so you always hit what you need to hit with it. Ashes to Ashes/Reckless Spite can clear a couple bodies. In Rakdos I feel like you want some of the following, Feed the Swarm, Chaos Warp and Wild Magic Surge to deal with awkward permanent types.

Docter_UwU on Gitrog EDH

1 year ago

Brother I love where you are going with this deck, more mana is more mana. I am not a fan The Gitrog Monster yes you get extra land but what does that do for you in the long run? Butcher of Malakir gives you a lot of leverage, BUT it works with only creatures not land's being Sacrificed. Maybe try throwing in Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest to benefit from all Sacrifices, Carrion Feeder can jack up your sacrifices and combo with the Butcher. Also good pick with Attrition its one of my favorite black cards.

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