Anya, Merciless Angel


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

Anya, Merciless Angel

Legendary Creature — Angel


Anya, Merciless Angel gets +3/+3 for each opponenet whose life total is less than half his or her total starting life total.

As long as an opponent's life total is less than half his or her starting life total, Anya, Merciless Angel has indestructible.

Browse Alters

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Anya, Merciless Angel Discussion

frozenflame006 on Avacyn’s Angels

3 days ago

I'd say you have a lot of creatures and a bit heavy on the land (you could slim down mountains since you don't have much red in the deck currently). You have a half human/half angel theme going so you rock that if you'd like, but if the end goal is angels, make the focus angels. Slim down some of the filler humans and maybe replace some with tribal boosters like Adaptive Automaton, Metallic Mimic, Obelisk of Urd, Cryptic Gateway, Belbe's Portal to name a bunch. Or if you just want some other good angels, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is just fantastic. If you want to go battle heavy, Aurelia, the Warleader or Anya, Merciless Angel are both solid choices. Maybe a few boardwipes since you can protect your creatures like Wrath of God. Or you could add some just EDH staples like Solemn Simulacrum or Lightning Greaves. Hope this helps! Pick anything you like, you don't need to throw all of this in your deck but it gives you an idea of what else is out there!

(Plus you might want to remove Karakas since it's banned in EDH)

DespairFaction on Gisela damage is just weird

2 months ago

Yeah I hear you, I am working on a hyper competitive version of Aurelia and the RRR is real tough. Duelist heritage is a great card, I use it in all of my white decks. With Gisela in play, manabarbs does 2 to your oppoonents and I believe 0 to you, its been a while since ive played it. Price of progress is very good on its own. I killed a player with it in a Neheb deck the other day, and that was with no damage doubling, so with Gisela out late in a game you'll be hitting huge amounts of damage.

I probably wouldn't run Eidolon. Its ok early, but late in the game I don't think it will do much. Crescendo of War is a real interesting card also, but it can back fire once in a while. Sunscorch Regent is also very good, worth checking out.

As far as cuts to make. How has Boros Reckoner performed? I could see it being decent, but I could also see it getting lost in a clogged board state. Ive always found Anya, Merciless Angel to be really underwhelming. How has Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas performed, I could see that being a reasonable cut also.

ebaums24 on Gisela

3 months ago


Anya, Merciless Angel

Avacyn, Guardian Angel

Herald of the Host

Boros Keyrune

Boros Cluestone

Master Warcraft

Wild Ricochet

Aurelia's Fury

Legion's Initiative


You have a lot of cards that grant keywords to your cretures but a lot of your creatures already have the same keywords so i would look into that and maybe find some cuts.

You are also very land light in this deck considering your curve is higher than average and you are running less than the average land count.

LeaPlath on Holy War

5 months ago

OK. Well.

First up, you need acceleration more than lands. Cut down to 36 lands. Add Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Boros Cluestone, Land Tax, Mana Vault, Basalt Monolith, Chromatic Lantern, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Hedron Archive, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus until you have about 41 cards that produce mana. I suggest Sol, Signet, Monolith, Chromatic, Hedron personally.

Next up, strip back everything. I go for the 10 removal, 5 draw, 35 creature, the rest value school of basic deck design. Try to pick the angels you really want and cut the chaff ones.

Also you could have a more thematic commander. Anya, Merciless Angel is a good stuff Angel for the red zone. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is another good red zone commander but attracts more hate. Basandra, Battle Seraph is a more political commander, forcing attacks etc and turning off combat tricks and removal. Aurelia, the Warleader is just a generically good commander who helps attacks. Razia, Boros Archangel is pretty bad but is thematic.

0ffensiveWombat on Bushido, Way of the Samurai

6 months ago

If you're not even going to use Alesha's third color you might want a different commander. Not only do most of your creatures have power greater than 2, but you might like the Menace and protection Iroas, God of Victory offers. Or if you want to be unique and stick with heavy aggro, Anya, Merciless Angel is always fun in multiplayer games. Just my 2 cents, though.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

6 months ago

enpc: I'm glad you like the list! I've chosen not to run High Market because I generally don't have too much trouble flipping Avacyn on command, but it was in the initial draft of the deck before I tuned it. Basically the same story with Slayers' Stronghold - I used to run it, but eventually it became too much of a mana investment for a relatively small effect. Also, I just never had the right amount of mana to cast Avacyn AND give her haste (plus, she has "haste" if I cast her at my opponent's EOT). I really should find a slot for Fireshrieker though ;) Thanks for the comment!

SlaveToPhage: Thank you for the comment and the upvote! :) We've finally made it to 300, haha! Anya, Merciless Angel is pretty sweet, but when I tried running her I was hampered by the fact that you have to leave a player alive at half health to keep Anya indestructible. Personally, I think you should make her your commander, but of course I'm biased ;) Either way, link me to your list if you want me to look it over! Have fun with the deck - how's it playing?

ShishkyBob on replacing a few cards

6 months ago

I'd suggest adding Anya, Merciless Angel. She's a great late-game finisher. If you've done some good damage, she'll come out huge (7/7 or 10/10) and be indestructable, meaning she'll stick around through a lot of removal or wipes.

Load more

Latest Commander