Vona, Butcher of Magan
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Dandan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Judge's Tower Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Vona, Butcher of Magan

Legendary Creature — Vampire Knight

Vigilance, lifelink

, Pay 7 life: Destroy target nonland permanent. Activate this ability only during your turn.

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Belfore on Healing Therapy with Mr. Oloro

1 month ago

Things that can be useful with life gain. Kuro, Pitlord, Doom Whisperer, Greed, Staff of Compleation, Unspeakable Symbol, Vilis, Broker of Blood, Vona, Butcher of Magan. Just a few of the things I found with a quick search that could be interesting.

king-saproling on enchant me enchant you

2 months ago

It's not a bad list at all, but if you want to go with vampires plus lifegain subtheme there are better choices of commanders (Astarion, the Decadent, Amalia Benavides Aguirre, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, and Carmen, Cruel Skymarcher are solid options. There are tons of other good options too).

If you're heart-set on Athreos, I would drop the vampire/lifegain themes and go with creatures that have sac effects (e.g. Westfold Rider, Cathar Commando, Bounty Agent, Priest of Fell Rites, Stronghold Assassin, Necrotic Sliver, Burnished Hart, Dauthi Voidwalker) plus cards with reanimation abilities (e.g. Bishop of Rebirth, Celestine, the Living Saint, Custodi Soulcaller, Redemption Choir, Sun Titan, Carmen, Cruel Skymarcher, Athreos, Shroud-Veiled, Breathkeeper Seraph, Court of Ardenvale, Gift of Immortality).

Tyrant-Thanatos on What's your favorite mechanic, and …

1 year ago

I love filtered draw cards like what seshiro_of_the_orochi listed, but I prefer the ones that pitch the remaining cards into the grave, such as Grisly Salvage or Winding Way.

I also love draw-replacement effects. Whether it's Dredge, Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar, or something like Words of Waste.

I'm borderline obsessed with Underrealm Lich, which does both of these things.

I'm also unreasonably satisfied with the mechanical combination of creatures with both Vigilance and a Activated Ability. Some creatures are printed this way, like Adarkar Valkyrie or Vona, Butcher of Magan, but it's just as easy to create the scenario by granting vigilance to something like a Bloodline Keeper  Flip.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Saskia the Viking

1 year ago

This looks hilarious, I love the sheer brutality this deck represents. I've been struggeling to build a Saskia deck in a similar style, and yours really helps me with that. Thanks a lot!

Looking through your list, I think I have some useful suggestions.

First, Drizzt Do'Urden would propably be another quite awesome addition, the same goes for Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats. And Vona, Butcher of Magan. Seriously, this deck could basically every badass looking character one could find.

Then, you play such a high amount of legendary creatures that Heroes' Podium has actual finisher potential. And it even draws cards.

Finally, a thing I've always considered hilarious for Saskia would be blink spells. Just imagine attacking the player chosen for Saskia, with the other two opponents thinking they're save, to then flicker Saskia, resulting in an unexpected double kill.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Cause Dihada Bad Day

1 year ago

Looks pretty powerful. The creature suite is obviously pretty toolboxy, but that's simply in the nature of legendary tribal. A legend you might find useful is Vona, Butcher of Magan. She just slaughters boards, and she's insane with a little protection.

What's more, Heroes' Podium gives you a powerful anthem and a way to filter for legends. Hero's Blade is another cool card for legendary tribal.

SteelSentry on If magic made a spin-off …

1 year ago

I think that's a stretch, tbh. it's not like Wizards themselves have endorsed the Imperium of Man, and I don't see a problem with letting you play as an evil faction. It's not even the first time they've done something like this; Vona, Butcher of Magan is a clear parallel to Hernan Cortes in both lore and card. New Capenna had a plethora of references to American crime, including the substance Halo which has a clear comparison to crack cocaine, and by extension the war on drugs which is a problem that is still ongoing today.

it's totally valid to be uncomfortable with Warhammer IP seeping into Magic, but it's a little unfair to shame Wizards for unrelated 40k fans supporting the Imperium when there's plenty of issues to raise within WotC themselves.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Of Man & Spirit, Thy Legion Is Sent Forth.

1 year ago

This looks really interesting, but I think there are some general problems. The most important is that your curve is very high, but you have somewhat expensive ramp, too. I have some ideas for you.

First thing first, you can have your companion show up as a card similarly to how your commander ist shown. Just write * CMPN * (without the spaces between the asterisk and the letters) behind your companion in the sideboard.

Green has all these version of Llanowar Elves, and I think adding some of those instead of your MV3 or 4 ramp creatures is important. Sakura-Tribe Elder is a great ramp card. These changes could already solve the mana problem.

More removal seems important, as well. Reclamation Sage and Manglehorn would be fine additions. Massacre Girl is a good boardwipe on legs. Cataclysmic Gearhulk could work for you if you were to add in some enchantment creatures. Vona, Butcher of Magan can solve many problems. Noxious Gearhulk, Nekrataal and especially Ravenous Chupacabra would be useful to deal with creatures.

Archon of Absolution and Windborn Muse are additional pillowforts.

Now to some other cards to maybe add.

Genesis is a powerhouse recursion engine. Eternal Witness and also maybe Timeless Witness would be great, too.

Veteran Explorer is a great ramp card, though it might be hard here to use him multiple times due to your low basic land count. What a shame ;)

With your legendary sub-theme, Thalia's Lancers might be a pretty great addition.

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