Faceless Butcher

Faceless Butcher

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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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Torment (TOR) Common

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

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Faceless Butcher Discussion

king-saproling on Hyena Trio

2 weeks ago

Sure thing Prospekt. Yeah the order doesn't matter, you could even play Yannik last. Restoration Angel, Felidar Guardian, and Wispweaver Angel are a little confusing because they return the "Yannik" that they exiled immediately. This still works for the loop, it just reverses the order of who's exiling who.

For example, if Yannik exiled a Faceless Butcher and then you play Felidar Guardian targeting Yannik, Yannik's trigger to return Butcher will hit the stack, then his trigger to exile something (Guardian will be the target) will go to the stack on top upon fully resolving Guardian's effect. Guardian gets exiled, Butcher returns and targets Yannik, returning Guardian who then targets Butcher, and so on. Basically, every time Guardian arrives the loop order is reversed.

Glad I could help!

StopShot on Do these two cards permanently …

1 month ago

@DuTogira, that's the rules interaction I'm referring to.

Creating a token can exile the original Fiend Hunter/Faceless Butcher, before the original can exile a creature if you stack the triggers correctly. This causes the leave the battlefield effect to come first and then the original exile trigger can resolve. This means the exiled creature is lost forever.

And because this happens you can exile a creature every turn if you're in or .

StopShot on Do these two cards permanently …

1 month ago

Cards: Molten Echoes + Fiend Hunter or Faceless Butcher (You just need one of the creature cards and the enchantment.)

You have the enchantment out naming the creature type corresponding to the creature of your choice.

You then cast the creature and get an ETB from the creature and an ETB from the enchantment you can order however you want. Have the enchantment ETB resolve first and the creature ETB resolve second targeting a problematic creature you want to remove.

You'll first create a token of the creature which has its own ETB that's put on the stack above the original creature's ETB. The token creature will target and exile the original creature. This causes the "Leave the Battlefield" trigger of the original creature to resolve first before its ETB can resolve meaning the targeted problematic creature gets permanently exiled.

But not only that, but when the end step comes around the token gets exiled by the red enchantment's effect causing the original creature to return back to the battlefield which means you can keep repeating this process on every end step.

But there's even more, if your opponents run out of creatures you can exile instead you can target your own creatures with the exile effect, but this time you always have the original creature's ETB resolve first before the enchantment's ETB, which means when the token's ETB exiles the original creature, the creature the original creature was exiling will return to the battlefield effectively creating a flicker effect meaning you can also choose to trigger any of your other creature's ETB's every end step as well.

So basically every end step you can either permanently exile an opponent's creature OR retrigger any ETB of any of your own creatures that you want for free.

And well, if you add a sac-outlet like Goblin Bombardment or Phyrexian Altar you now have infinite "exile target creature," "infinite ETB's of any of your creatures" and your choice of infinite damage or mana or whatever depending on your sac outlet.

Even without a sac outlet, the token creature you create makes a recurring chump blocker that will also create the same end step effect whenever it dies to combat as well meaning you can potentially double the output of this effect if your opponent's attack you along with having the added bonus of acquiring an undying chump blocker.

I just want to point out this card synergy is busted. Is anyone else using this?

king-saproling on

3 months ago

Teferi's Veil is an old-school piece of Sedris tech that you might like. Attack with unearthed creatures and the veil will phase them out after combat, so they won't be exiled at the end of the turn because they no longer "exist".

You might like these too: Deadeye Navigator (you probably know this already but if two or more effects would exile something at the same time, you choose which occurs. so exiling an unearthed dude with Deadeye or similar effects gets around the unearth downside), Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Wormfang Drake, Changeling Berserker, Faceless Butcher, Worldgorger Dragon, Peregrine Drake, Mulldrifter, Intuition, Final Parting, Thalakos Deceiver, Solemn Simulacrum, Triskelion (combos with mikaeus. also decent with a flicker loop), Netherborn Phalanx (finds either piece of the mike & trike combo. could also unearth later to sneakily kill a token player)

TheHiketeia on Alesha's Drag Race

3 months ago

I run a more budget build of an Alesha deck, but I'm definitely going to be adding Felidar Guardian, Faceless Butcher, and Reveillark.

It might be a more budget suggestion, but Soltari Visionary is a fun card in Alesha and helps get rid of enchantments.

Ruffigan on

5 months ago

Shade's Form is definitely one to look at to get extra Gary triggers. Unhallowed Pact, Unholy Indenture, Undying Evil, Supernatural Stamina, and Abnormal Endurance are some others you might look into.

Liliana's Specter, Faceless Butcher, Cadaver Imp, and Lost Legion are some two devotion creatures to consider. Soldevi Adnate is nuts with Gary too.

Defile is a good removal option.

Syphon Mind would be a good draw spell.

Lowly_Hollow on cEDH Meren stax and Combo

10 months ago

I've got a different Protean Hulk line. Hulk grabs Phyrexian Delver and Viscera Seer . Delver returns Hulk, Seer sacs hulk to grab Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . Seer sacs Delver, Delver returns with undead and returns Hulk, Seer sacs hulk to grab Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Blood Artist , Hulk returns with undead. Yawgmoth sacs Blood Artist and puts a -1/-1 counter on Hulk (removing the +1/+1 counter), Blood Artist returns with a +1/+1. Yawgmoth sacs Hulk and puts a -1/-1 counter on Blood Artist. Repeat for infinite damage, all your 6-cmc creatures on the battlefield, and infinite card draw. It can be tweaked to add some sort of protection with Faceless Butcher . You might should include a card that can shuffle your graveyard into your library depending on the number of opponents because yawgmoth forces you to draw, or you could grab another combo with the undying hulk tutors instead of using Yawgmoth's ability to finish the job. You could tutor for a persist creature.

TheAmazingSteve on By the Horror! They're Infected!

1 year ago

Without a sacrifice outlet Faceless Butcher is fairly weak, as the creature will just come back later. The only sacrifice outlet I could find was Hell's Caretaker, so I would consider cutting Faceless for more room.

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