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Faceless Butcher

Faceless Butcher

Torment - Common
2BB - Creature Nightmare Horror - 2/3

When Faceless Butcher comes into play, remove target creature other than Faceless Butcher from the game.
When Faceless Butcher leaves play, return the removed card to play under its owner's control

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 3.47 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 4.60 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed February 20, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Wow, this guy is amazing.  You can do a lot more
tricks with him than just the apparent ones.  Bouncing
him in response to his Comes-Into-Play ability removes
a creature from the game forever.  Imagine the tricks
that can be done with Temporal Adept!  Beside the
tricks, he's a quality creature and will see loads of
play when Torment comes in.

In Limited, he only gets better.  Removal is a key
part to limited, and this guy says "remove" right on
the card.  Doesn't get any simpler than that.

Constructed: 3.8
Limited: 5


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 3.5.


This 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.
187 Rating: On a motherhumpin cop!!
Limited Rating: 4
Constructed Rating: 3


Limited *****
Constructed *****

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 control". 


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.

Limited: 4.5
Constructed: 3

John B

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.





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