Creature — Nightmare Horror
When Faceless Butcher enters the battlefield, exile target creature other than Faceless Butcher.
When Faceless Butcher leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control.
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Faceless Butcher Discussion
1 month ago
Carnival of souls is quite the pick! I don't think I would run it, seems too easy to kill yourself. Though with enough aristocrats effects, I suppose you can get by.
In my grenzo deck I have about 20 non-creature cards. 2 of them inherently can be used in the graveyard and I decided on the others because I needed more interaction in the group I was playing against.
Out of those ones which you aren't running and I don't see in your maybe pile or deck that you should consider are:
Thran Turbine essentially a sol ring that you can use only during your upkeep on grenzo
Elixir of Immortality a way to protect your graveyard from someone trying to exile it
Desecrated Tomb makes each successful grenzo activation net you a Bat
Tel-Jilad Stylus lets you do 2 things -- repeat an etb of a creature already out, protect a creature from being interacted with. You can even activate grenzo and then use this in response to avoid targeted destruction. I've used this thing on Faceless Butcher to save grenzo from boardwipes.
Dark Privilege lets you block most creatures with grenzo, use it as a sac outlet and increases his power and toughness by 1. It also avoids lots of targeted removal, though not the most popular boardwipes.
Songs of the Damned depending on where the game is, this can be worse than dark ritual or net you 10 mana.
I would additionally suggest giving
a spin because it is some very good disruption, removes enchantments and lands. If you're lucky it can be a red timewalk due to bringing in the lands untapped.
A land you might want is Scorched Ruins . As far as you are concerned, once grenzo is out, this is like playing 2 lands for one. though there are obviously downsides.
My mana base consists of 36 lands and 12 creatures that produce mana, or in the case of
You have 6 out of the 12, and are running palladium myr which isn't a bad pick and I honestly forgot about it. The 5 which I haven't mentioned are Basal Thrull , Generator Servant , Treasure Nabber , Blood Vassal and Catalyst Elemental . With the exception of Nabber, they all replace themselves manawise due to generation 2 mana. I would avoid putting in manadorks that do not make 2 or more mana.
You might additionally want to consider
which lets you recur creatures or disrupts someone else's grave.
Since a grenzo deck usually does not cast that many spells, you can try throwing in some asymmetrical effects, such as
Eidolon of the Great Revel
to leverage that, though with the direction your deck is currently in, that doesn't seem necessary.
Additionally Shrieking Mogg can be used both offensively and defensively. If you know it's on the bottom, you can tap down an opponent before their declare attackers step. If it's your turn, tap down their creatures during your declare attackers step and all of their blockers will be tapped. It also neatly fits into the goblin theme you already have present.
2 months ago
Sure thing Prospekt. You're mostly right except for this part: "If one is an exiler and one is a blinker, the blinker needs to come in last to exile Yannik or the exiler, whichever is on top". The blinker can come in first as long as it is nested by exiler#1. For example, you could play Felidar Guardian first, then play Faceless Butcher (exiler#1) nesting Felidar. Then when you play Yannik (exiler #2) nesting Butcher, Felidar will return and begin the loop.
To simplify, the first and last creature can be any kind. The second creature has to be an exiler nesting the first. Conveniently you always have access to at least one exiler (Yannik), so in that way it really doesn't matter what the other two creatures are so long as you remember this rule (2nd creature must exile the 1st).
In some situations, you can establish a loop with only two blinkers. For example Felidar Guardian + Restoration Angel can blink each other indefinitely. Payoffs include things like Soul Warden or Good-Fortune Unicorn + Nikara. So this would be an exception to the above rule.
Not sure how different your list is, but in mine there are some creatures with blink effects that don't work as part of an infinite loop (e.g. Charming Prince ) and are only there as a value engine piece. So that's something to keep in mind as well.
Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with your list. It's certainly not an easy deck to pilot and it's a shame some people are so impatient. I hope your future games are more fun!
2 months ago
This is a really cool concept! Changeling Berserker, Hero, and Titan are particularly intriguing with Reaper King. With one of them, 2 other creatures with the same or similar "nesting doll" effect, and Reaper King, you can create a loop where you destroy all your opps' permanents. For example, Changeling Berserker + Mirror Image + Restoration Angel will create such a loop.
You might like these too: Fiend Hunter , Wormfang Drake , Faceless Butcher , Worldgorger Dragon , Felidar Guardian , Clone , Evil Twin , Unstoppable Ash , Boggart Mob , Wren's Run Packmaster , Cateran Summons , Goblin Recruiter , Blood Speaker , Maskwood Nexus
4 months ago
Thoughts on these? Phyrexian Metamorph , Altered Ego , Progenitor Mimic , Faceless Butcher , Nightmare Shepherd , Identity Thief , Deadeye Navigator , Path of Discovery , Pitiless Plunderer , Torrential Gearhulk , Illusionist's Stratagem
6 months ago
Swapping back Village Rites for night's whisper for Mesmeric Fiend and Faceless Butcher stack fun. Adding two Dusk Legion Zealots for more regular draw. Dropping a DLZ, then using it to chump with Undying Evil or Village Rites isn't the flashiest play but it does seem to work pretty well.
8 months ago
btw you could replace Slum Reaper for Fleshbag Marauder. Tortured Existence goes incredibly well with Grave Scrabbler and other dredge/madness cards, along with delve cards like Gurmag Angler/Sultai Scavenger.
you could include Mesmeric Fiend for the same reason you got Faceless Butcher, a great removal for black is Snuff Out being free and all, same goes for Hymn to Tourach and Sinkhole but they might be banned in your play group. Unearth/Crypt Rats are grate cards aswell.
theres probably more but idk what to say so yeah good luck
9 months ago
Looks good. Deadeye Navigator would let you keep unearthed creatures. Same with Identity Thief, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, Essence Flux, Siren's Ruse, Teferi's Time Twist, Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Illusionist's Stratagem, Voidwalk, and Kaya's Ghostform. Changeling Berserker, Faceless Butcher, and Wormfang Drake work similarly and are pretty nice since they can be unearthed themselves.
9 months ago
Cards you could add for added devotion in place of those cards.