Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Common
2BB - Creature Nightmare Horror - 2/3
Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target
creature other than Faceless Butcher from the
When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the
removed card to play under its owner's control
3.47 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 4.60 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed February 20, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
Wow, this guy is amazing. You can do a
tricks with him than just the apparent ones.
him in response to his Comes-Into-Play ability
a creature from the game forever. Imagine
that can be done with Temporal Adept! Beside
tricks, he's a quality creature and will see loads
play when Torment comes in.
In Limited, he only gets better. Removal is
part to limited, and this guy says
"remove" right on
the card. Doesn't get any simpler than that.
|Better than Nekrataal in my
opinion. I wonder if this combined with
Phrexian Plaguelord might make for a nice little
combination of removing
creatures from the game and never seeing them come
back. Combine some cheap
creatures to sacrifice to Recurring Nightmare, and
we might have a deck. In
Limited he's basically always a first pick and a
4.5. In Constructed he's
waiting for the right deck, but is very solid at
is like Nekrataal's retarded cousin. I think the
last time R&D has a new idea that worked was
the Carter administration. Though, I guess -
technically, Threshold is a new mechanic. Ok, so
I'm a bitter old man with nothing to live for
but putting others down.
Rating: On a motherhumpin cop!!
Cool picture, cool name, hellacool creature!
Already proven to be powerful in limited...
I expect the Butcher to have just as big an impact
in constructed. Forget that bounce crap...
Butcher is the definition of "aggro
The power of this guy in limited is
enormous. Nice sized butt, can remove almost
any creature and reasonably cost. If you
play black you have to play this guy.
In constructed, I think he might see some play in
block, but not too sure on that. It's a very
interesting format and time will tell. I
think he's better in limited.
2 power for 4 really doesn't fit into aggressive
style decks. He really
doesn't work too well in control, either, because
playing heavily black
control means playing Mutilate, and there's better
things a control player
could be doing at 4 mana anyway.
Nonetheless, he's a decent creature that
might find a home in some decks, particularly in
block. This is all in
relation to constructed, of course. I may
not be good in limited, and so I
don't rate the cards that way, but even I know
he's pretty decent there.