Kozilek, Butcher of Truth


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Mythic Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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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.

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

Tzaraak on The Broken Lord!

5 days ago


Thats alot ^^

Well, lets start off, exept Merchant Scroll i have dont rly think the others have a place in this deck :) my opinion ofc, ppl might dissagre and thats fine!

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is there to prevent mill, wich at my LGS is often used after painter unban.

Lux Cannon is there to use when i have unlimited untaps with dramatic, but no Urza out, this has been the case many times so far, thats why its there, at my LGS there is played a brick ton of removal and counters. Aetherflux Reservoir and Chalice of Life  Flip is there for the same reason :)

Expedition Map is there to get back that missing wincon pieze with Academy Ruins or Buried Ruin after a mill or when its countered or Inventors' Fair for the tutor for the missing piece. Done this many times, so it has a good place :)

And the last big question, why so many Wincons? short answere, at my LGS there is a ton of removals and counters, if you have 1 or 2, the chanse of them being countered and removed is so high that you want more than one. On top of that the chanse of drawing one half of a combo in the opening hand is MUCH higher like this, and then all it takes is one tutor instead of 2 tutors or a very lucky draw :) thats just how i see it ^^

I do agree with most of what you said, but this is a deck i actualy play at my LGS with makes me have to take into consideration what most of the ppl play there. If i just wanted to make a deck that was good and not take into consideration the LGS i am at, it would look a WHOLE lot different ;)

Thanks for your comment :D

Bchong on The Broken Lord!

5 days ago

You should play:

Chain of Vapor Narset, Parter of Veils , Mental Misstep Merchant Scroll Sai, Master Thopterist Arcum's Astrolabe Trail of Evidence ...literally anything that can consistently crap out artifact tokens Mirrodin Besieged

Why are you playing: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is this just for the shuffle? Lux Cannon this is a win more card...you supposedly already have 2 artifacts so its better to play literally anything else and just activate urza Heartstone if you have infinite mana anyways then this card is a waste of your time Expedition Map ? you have perfect mana anyways is pumping 2 mana into this to grab like academy ruins the best use of mana?

why so many wincons? like you don't need chalice, aetherflux, lux cannon, and Jace. Its better to focus on 2ish combos, because your wincons are dead draws until you have the combo...I suggest Jace and Aetherflux because they dont require dramatic scepter just infinite mana and or a deck.

Profet93 on Azusa, Lost but Seeking

6 days ago

List seems cool. Curious why you run dampening sphere with cradle but I take it thats a meta call.

Avg CMC is tight so I don't know if these will fit but maybe Genesis for Kozilek, Butcher of Truth ? You can use survivial to find and toss genesis and get constant recursion. Big daddy K can be used with survivial at instant speed to dodge grave hate. Plus he draw you 4 cards which is very useful in Azusa. 10 CMC might be high for your list but worth considering.

Is lotus petal that useful?

How do you win with the ooze? Same question with Kamahl, although he looks easier to win with.

Jelatinator on Linessa EDH

1 week ago

Edit to above: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth .

BlackDragon123 on Anje Falkenrath

1 week ago

There are definitely some rocks you're not currently running that I think would be good inclusions, and I question two of them. Talisman of Indulgence and Rakdos Signet will almost never actually accelerate you to Anje at all. Since they cost 2 mana, you'll most often be playing them on turn 2 (turn one with, for example, a Mana Crypt , but that'll let you get her out on t2 on its own if you have the lands to do so), which means she's still hitting on turn 3. I like Mana Crypt , Jeweled Amulet , and Blood Pet a lot, since any of those with a second land guarantees t2 Anje, which is our goal, first and foremost. I like the Pet over Skirk Prospector since once Anje is down, black is wayyy more important to us than red. There's also one more ritual you may well want to find a slot for, in Songs of the Damned . I'm not currently sure if it's optimal to run every madness card or not, but my list is.

I would almost certainly include Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , since he can allow you to rebuy your wincons on your Worldgorger turn if you discarded them earlier, and even turns some of the doofy madness cards ( Alms of the Vein as an example) into instant-speed wincons on those turns, since you can reshuffle them in and then draw back to them with Anje, in case all your primaries ended up exiled somehow. Also, I feel like you're really missing out on a lot of power by not including Necropotence , Restless Dreams and Tainted Pact .

DemMeowsephs on Niv Mizzet Parun cEDH - control

3 weeks ago

I would remove the following cards and replace them with the following, following cards: (I think that makes sense) Remove: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Captain Lannery Storm , Commander's Sphere , Blink of an Eye , and possibly Narset, Parter of Veils . Replace Arcane Signet , Teferi's Puzzle Box , Reforge the Soul , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and maybe some more ramp. But the biggest change you could do that might make it better is use Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander. This way you could use all the amazing black tutors, and still combo off with Niv Mizzet, and still have a wheel commander. Some tutors you could use are here: Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Cruel Tutor , Dark Petition , Dimir Machinations , Final Parting , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , and more. This way, you could tutor for either of the Niv Mizzets, and one of the combos to win! All the while keeping your wheel theme. I don't know about you, but that's what I would do.

RNR_Gaming on Atla's Eggs

3 weeks ago

You only seem to have one titan. I'm assuming you'll be adding the rest later. Kozilek, Butcher of Truth and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger should definitely be in. Additionally, the lesser eldrazi: It That Betrays , Artisan of Kozilek and Pathrazer of Ulamog would all be great includes. You could also think about Darksteel Colossus and Blightsteel Colossus (I would wait for a reprint on blightsteel though)

DriftingEpyon on Which Came First: the Timmy or the Egg?

3 weeks ago

While Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and Kozilek, Butcher of Truth are really nice for their shuffle effect, they are still way too expensive for the budget I wanted for this deck. If you already have them or can afford them, then I definitely agree that you should run them!

The deck has been fixed to have 100 cards. Thank you :)

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Kozilek, Butcher of Truth occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Green: 0.19%

Golgari: 0.13%

Rakdos: 0.16%