Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi

When you cast this spell, draw four cards.

Annihilator 4 (Whenever this creature attacks, defending player sacrifices four permanents.)

When Kozilek is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

iplayBANJO on The Gitrog Monster

2 weeks ago

OK. So this might get a little weird. Gitrog is maybe one of the funniest competitive combo decks in Commander. A very unique kind of combo that lets you draw your entire deck (multiple times) and do basically anything you want to win. It's very odd, and can be done for pretty cheap as far as I've seen. The things that are really necessary are The Gitrog Monster and Dakmor Salvage .

The way it works is that you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand to trigger Gitrog's last line of text to draw a card. Then you use the Dredge ability on Dakmor Salvage to get it back into your hand by milling two cards from your library into your graveyard. Then you discard Dakmor Salvage from your hand again, and again... And again...

When you mill a land into your graveyard with dredge, you'll draw an additional card. So it's net positive in that you'll end up with more cards in hand then you started with. But wait, you ask, how do I not mill myself out of the game? I'm glad you asked. You shuffle your graveyard back into your library! The most efficient way to do this is with Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , but I've also seen it done on a budget with Elixir of Immortality .

Now how do I turn this into a win, you wonder? You make mana during the loops described above and do whatever the f**k you want! Most rituals you have available to you, like Dark Ritual Cabal Ritual and Songs of the Damned , create black mana. But there are ways to create green mana. One simple one is Early Harvest . Those will give you infinite mana during the loop, which already puts all of your cards into your hand. Then you can win with simple stuff like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire . Just make sure to pay attention to the grumblings of the other players at the table. If you can't hear them it probably means everyone picked up their cards and left. Congratulations! You've now won the game!

(I'll give your list a real look later, but I felt that I had to share all of the above information first.)

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

2 weeks ago

LONG TIME SINCE AN UPDATE, BUT HERE ARE SOME UPDATES:

  • Kozilek, Butcher of Truth replaced by Sphinx of the Second Sun . I recently realized that Kozilek can sometimes really hinder your strategy to deck yourself with. If you pull Thassa's Oracle and Kozilek in the same BFOF, it can be real sad sometimes. Sphinx of the second sun offers immediate value the turn you play it, has a lower CMC, AND it is a sphinx. The only downside is if you are trying to win with Nexus of Fate combo, he can't be on the field, but you could set this up with relative ease.

  • Mind Stone replaced by Jeweled Lotus . This one hardly needs an explanation. Jeweled Lotus is SO good in Unesh, because it allows you to play him really fast sometimes. Mind Stone is really lack luster compared to it, the draw effect doesn't make it worth keeping in the slot.

  • Thassa, God of the Sea replaced by Thassa, Deep-Dwelling . After play testing this, I like the value that Deep dwelling generated mor than God of the sea, even at the increased CMC. If your hand is somehow dead at the end of the turn, Deep-dwelling's ability will really save you (provided a sphinx is on the table).

  • Lonely Sandbar replaced by Glasspool Mimic  Flip. The cycling on sandbar is underwhelming, I'd prefer to have the versatility of being having another potential sphinx instead.

ninetoe on Yarok, the Triggered

1 month ago

And if you DO end up deciding that Kinnan and all his infinite mana shenanigans are a good route to go down, I suggest throwing in Timetwister , Beast Within , Reality Shift , and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth (and maybe Memory's Journey to cover yourself.)

Time twister + Thrasios, Triton Hero (or any card draw engine Compulsion , Stroke of Genius for example) can be used to infinitely cast the same spell over and over and over. Ashnod's Altar or any other sac outlet if you want that spell to be a creature.

Happy hunting! :)

enpc on (Kaldheim) Mystic Reflection uses

3 months ago

Coward_Token: Go the other way, give everyone 6-7 copies of Dark Confidant and watch people panic as they rip a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as their first reveal.

saluma on Golos superfriends

3 months ago

Hello fellow superfriend. I like your deck but I have to question some card choices and come with some suggestions. First of how do you make your Valakut trigger? You dont have nerly enough mountains... Second why did you choose ulamog, the ceasless hunger over some other titan like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth? Third and last why do you play Karn Liberated and Ashiok, Nightmare Muse? I personaly think Karn is to slow and I cant really think of a reason to play Ashiok, Nightmare Muse.

You already have Oath of Teferi and Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God add Aminatou, the Fateshifter for a three card combo to win. She is also very strong on her own in a SF deck. Faith's Reward could be considered aswell. Uping the lands to 38 or add more manarocks could also be a good thing here.

I hope I dont sound rude, I just want to help and share my view. +1 from me.

Senko-San-1 on Fork over your dinglehoppers

4 months ago

awsome! also i did some more digging for you and found some cards you might want :)

and don't forget to add in some fetch lands so you can thin out your deck and improve your chances of drawing the things you need. (when I mean fetch lands...I mean cards like Evolving Wilds or Scalding Tarn

also add in a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or a Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre to prevent mill decks or to just reset after a bored wipe

AngusTheChap on That Just Sounds Like Animar But With More Steps

4 months ago

Thanks for the comment and the feedback! These are all great ideas. This deck's plan is more based around maximising the cost reduction and storming off playing creatures. For that reason it's more important to the strategy to get one counter on as many creatures as possible, and the second counter is generally not important or necessary. Hence no Hardened Scales.

As mentioned in the description, my play group has some restrictions on our casual decks, and that means that Sol Ring is banned. I suspect you're right that Selesnya Signet is probably worth it. I was loathe to include noncreatures since they can slow you down while storming through your deck.

Finally, Emrakul, the Promised End and the other Eldrazi are all super sweet inclusions here. This current build is optimised to basically deck yourself because it's the most fun to goldfish (So maybe Kozilek, Butcher of Truth deserves a slot? So expensive though.), but if you plan to build something with Hamza to play against actual opponents I agree having some pieces like Emrakul would be really strong.

Debatra on ETG Graveyard shuffling?

5 months ago

I'm looking for any Commander-legal cards like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth that can potentially reshuffle your graveyard into your library multiple times. I could just keep running Kozilek, but I'm trying to get Annihilator out of all of my decks.

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