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

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal

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

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth Discussion

AngusTheChap on That Just Sounds Like Animar But With More Steps

2 weeks 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?

3 weeks 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.

elyria on Nekusar is wheely wheely good :D

3 weeks ago

I highly recommend adding Kozilek, Butcher of Truth if you have one/can afford one/use proxies. I found having an automatic buffer against milling myself to be hugely important in multiplayer settings. I also like not having to worry about discarding good cards because everything eventually comes back.

Metroid_Hybrid on Syr Konrad's Value Train

1 month ago

I built my own version of Konrad that has evolved quite a lot since last year, and it's a blast (Ladies & Gentlemen, Mister Konrad Twitty..).

Two artifact you may seriously want to look into is Altar of the Brood and Mesmeric Orb; both create silly amounts of value with Konrad out..

Another thing is that it would be worth investing in one (or both) of the oldschool Eldrazi Titans (Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre/Kozilek, Butcher of Truth); both to prevent you from accidentally milling yourself out, and it opens up the use of Morality Shift as an instant Wincon..

SentinelElf2711 on Competitive UB mill modern (2020 short guide)

1 month ago

Hi Vinman, for the UBG version, Assassin's Trophy is very strong. Unfortunatly i don't really like the splash of green in mill, like the UBW version,it makes the manabase unstable (in my opinion). I know that Leyline of Sanctity is a very big problem for us, but we can be very creative with answers: did you think about siding Thassa's Oracle and milling yourself? It's a very good strategy,not only vs Leyline of Sanctity, but is very good vs dredge, decks who has Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Gaea's Blessing ecc (is really good in mirror matches too). We have Set Adrift, Stern Dismissal, we can counter it with Drown in the Loch. We have losts of answers, without needing green.But this is just my personal opinion :) Anyways, u can play Assassin's Trophy in mainboard, is a good good removal, and 1 or 2 Nature's Claim in SB. But in my opinion the best version of mill still UB. (I am working on a new list, this one is just a test). BTW ty for your comment. I hope I have told you something useful.

unwucht on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 months ago

Starsky2814 mass land removal is a bit frowned upon, and although my playgroup grudgingly accepts MLD I would be willing to sacrifice both Armageddon and Ravages of War for 2 more slots in this deck. Grudgingly, though, as I just ordered Ravages of War for this deck. Dang... I am glad you put Spark Double back in. The versatility of it is just too good to ignore. Especially if you have a few bounce effects you can abuse to fool around with it. Instead of Maelstrom Wanderer I would put my hopes on Temur Ascendancy as a haste enabler.

I am not willing, yet, to accept Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as another finisher. It is not even a rational reason, this deck simply does not "feel" Eldrazi...

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 months ago

rkjunior, At first I wasn’t a fan of adding an eldrazi titan, but Kozilek, Butcher of Truth could be a sweet add for sure.

Jensu08, I’d probably lean more towards adding back Temur Ascendancy if it came down to adding a cheap haste enabler. For now, I want to try out an elemental creature who provides haste, so I can use things like Smokebraider to help with casting cost or to trigger Risen Reef or burn damage if destroyed while Omnath, Locus of Rage is in play. Though the add of an additional haste enabler might not be a permanent inclusion. It’s just in for testing purposes right now. I’m excited to get a real game in on paper this week. That should help a lot with the questionable pieces.

MtgSheepish, those are all great suggestions and seem like a lot of fun. I definitely do like the ideas around them. Could make for a sweet deck if built around the ideas.

I didn’t consider Worldgorger Dragon because I didn’t feel I had enough ETB triggers in the deck to justify a mass flicker. Could be fun with a board full of elementals and Risen Reef. I did consider Realm Razer in the beginning when I decided I wanted to add some sort of form of land hate. Just didn’t make the cut. Though I didn’t even think about flickering him for the landfall triggers or even reset mana with Amulet of Vigor in play. Also, I am a fan of Manabond and it was an option a couple of days ago, when we were replacing Sol Ring. We ended up going with the re-add of Burgeoning instead. Lastly, I unfortunately cut Omnath, Locus of the Roil because he was feeling lackluster in my testing. Of course, when his draw ability is online, it is easily abused and you can gain so much card advantage with the big guy.

Thanks for checking out my list!

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