Murderous Cut


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

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon

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Murderous Cut


Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for {1}.)

Destroy target creature.

Murderous Cut Discussion

lagotripha on Budget Warriors

2 days ago

I'd start with looking at Rush of Battle and a few lands, 1-2-3 isn't exactly super mana-intensive already. I'd look at lowering the overall curve to help pile on the pressure those first few turns-probably going to three foremost and two of the two drops. Budget creature decks without vial either need each creature to be amazing (which makes the cards expensive), or run a lot of one-drops that like other one drops.

A few disruption spells and low to the ground creatures is the theory behuind delver. Disfigure is great sideboard tech, but Oust , possibly Murderous Cut if your find youreself with a lot of spells are both options. Take a look at what people are putting in cubes to see what the best budget options are- things like Reciprocate or Oppressive Rays do ok.

If I was looking at ban, I'd look to increase tempo&pressure - Bump in the Night in some number to finish the game. If I was looking at a grindier strategy, i'd try to pack a lot of hand disruption- Drill Bit , duress etc.

If I was looking to go more competitive, I'd start by filling out a sideboard based on the decks I'd play it against- a clearer idea of what you are meant to face down and what you lose against lets you plan. Knowing you can side in cards to fill gaps helps a lot.

SideBae on Tasigur EDH

1 month ago


Sometimes the list fluctuates -- in the current build I use, I have Notion Thief in. I just didn't think (forgot to) update the deck list, and I'm not sure what I put it in for. That being said, it is a good card.

Plunge into Darkness is a card I think needs to stay in the list. As mentioned in the description, my general goal is to remove my library from the game, then make Nexus of Fate the only card in my deck. Unfortunately, I've found that frequently I am doing the milling manually, some ten or so cards a turn. Plunge into Darkness lets my mass-exile twenty-odd cards for two mana, and, if I'm lucky, grab Nexus of Fate to take another turn.

The Murderous Cut is certainly on the chopping block, and Narset's Reversal certainly seems worth a try.

Thanks man!

CaptainBirdy42 on Tasigur EDH

1 month ago

Nice list! Have you thought about Narset's Reversal and Notion Thief ? Maybe for Plunge into Darkness and Murderous Cut ? Looks like a lot of fun to play!

Daron6 on Torment of Nihil Waste

1 month ago

Hey!! First of all, Dark Ritual Is banned in Modern. You should cut Quest for the Nihil Stone for The Rack which is more consistent. You need discard cards xddddd. If you are playing on a budget use Despise and Duress . For creatures you can use Gurmag Angler which is really good and cheap. You need removal, try Fatal Push or Murderous Cut and Cast Down . Liliana of the Dark Realms don't do really much. Hope this suggestions help you!!

YamishiTheWickedOne on WB Vampire Life Drain

2 months ago

Oh other side note on black, the best creature in MtG that isn't named Tarmogoyf is Dark Confidant , aka "Bob", named for an infamous cheater he was designed by and named after. The guy embodied Black perfectly. This card is seen in vamps sometimes, with Asylum Visitor being the 5th Bob, also used in Jund at times.

Dreadbore , Rakdos Charm , Kaya's Guile , Falkenrath Gorger Skymarcher Aspirant , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Slaughter Pact , Murderous Cut , Lightning Helix , Liliana's Triumph , and newly legal Unearth . Just random other Mardu cards. Mardu = Red/Black/White, Rakdos = Red/Black.

DrayDray on Rakdos Reanimental

2 months ago

I like the deck! +1

My feedback:

  1. I definitely agree that maybe a single copy of Blightning in the mainboard could be beneficial.

  2. I would also suggest Murderous Cut - between Faithless Looting and all the other low-cost Instants and Sorceries you are running 1 copy of Murderous Cut would be easy to cast for 1 black mana consistently.

  3. Tragic Slip would be very easy to turn on with all your creature hate and self-sacrificing.

  4. That being said you do run a fair amount of creature hate - I think mainboarding a copy or 2 of Nihil Spellbomb in the place of 1 or 2 destruction spells would improve your game 1s against decks like Dredge and Phoenix - just a thought

Looks good though, good luck!

B0effe on Time to let old painless out of the bag

3 months ago

Looks like fun! I would suggest to use Reliquary Tower and maybe even Thought Vessel , since you run some draw abilities, which can be devastating for your opponents if you don't have to discard down to a maximum handsize, e.g. with Necropotence or Necrologia .

In this regard, I would also suggest to use Ad Nauseam because (1) besides Necropotence it is as black as a black card can be, and (2) it serves well with your lifegain.

Further, although I fully get the idea of using lifegain to ensure your lifetotal while using, e.g., Erebos' draw ability, you may consider to run Platinum Angel . If you have angel on the battlefield and play Ad Nauseam at the end of opponent's turn, you may put your entire library into your hand. On your turn, you play Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond , gain +1 life = win the game.

I would also consider to use Vraska's Contempt over Slaughter and to use Murderous Cut over Go for the Throat .

Finally, that Cabal Coffers should most definitely be added to the deck, at least instead of Cabal Stronghold , as Coffers is simply just endlessly better.


[email protected]_only on THE RED ANGEL'S LAUGHING |[PRIMER]|[EDH]| TARIEL

3 months ago

Most of my decks run Reito Lantern as graveyard disruption. Not as mana efficient, but it A) lets me recoup my own losses, B) disrupts reanimation strategies, C) lets me play politics (what is it worth to you to get card X back into your deck?), and D) doesn't invoke as much ill-will as exile. less useful in this instance, still worth mentioning.

If you're already planning to (and carring about) exile cards, some odd options are available to you:

Academy Rector for enchantment digging.

Ugin's Nexus plus a sac engine lets you time walk outside of blue.

Rakdos Charm and Stonecloaker have costs, but provide additional utility / options.

Grim Lavamancer as another instant exile source / disruptor.

Harvest Pyre and Murderous Cut as additional removal in exchange for exiling cards.

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Murderous Cut occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

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