Gray Merchant of Asphodel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 (C14) Common
Theros (THS) Common

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Creature — Zombie

When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts towards your devotion to black.)

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel Discussion

wyatt0781 on Hythonia the Cruel - Discard

7 hours ago

You could definitely use some more efficient discard spells, look up an 8rack deck to get a few cards you could use. Also your commander choice for this deck is rather strange, she's not a good commander and seeing as how most of your creatures are not gorgon shes terrible. Seeing as how this seems to be on a tight budget Id recommend:

Commander You Should Go With In my Opinion:Greel, Mind Raker

Good Discard Spells and Synergy:

The Rack, Liliana's Caress, Dreamstealer, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Larceny, Rackling, Cao Cao, Lord of Wei, Dark Ritual, Mind Twist, Mind Sludge, Mind Shatter, Read the Bones, Raven's Crime, Mind Slash, Scepter of Fugue, Malicious Affliction, Go for the Throat, Walk the Plank, Shrine of Limitless Power, Necrogen Mists, Black Market, Underworld Connections, Greed, and Archfiend of Ifnir

Thats a lot I know but this deck seems to be just what you had lying around (not a bad thing thats how my decks start) so I thought Id try to help a bit, good luck!

SoakingDrop52 on Black Merchant of Devotion

1 day ago

I was studying a white splash. Cards like Kataki, War's Wage or Stony Silence seems OP against affinity and i could put Path to Exile to improve my removal threat.

I tested Aether Vial in these 2 days it helped me a lot to save mana to cast heavy creatures like Phyrexian Obliterator and Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

smilkows on Zombies Beat You Black And Blue

2 days ago

Nice deck! I think it looks like a fun one to play. I will have to think about the questions above, but for types of suggestions- I think another board sweeper of some kind could be useful. I mention this as in my current grixis list I ran into trouble against players with protection from black/blue and I needed an additional way to deal with them that got around targeting. One card that while not a Zombie, does some work is Duplicant.

Another card that I think would be fun for your list is Gray Merchant of Asphodel. That card could do some awesome things in your list.

You already have a Volrath's Stronghold, which is awesome. I like pairing that with Phyrexian Tower. You can use the 2 mana you get from sacrificing a creature to the tower to put the creature card back on top of your library. It has been a helpful way to save some of my creatures from targeted removal and board wipes if I leave at least the stronghold and the tower up. If you do that with gray merchant it can be a fun little combo. Thank you for sharing!

Poseidon31 on Modern Mono Black Aggro on a budget

4 days ago

I would replace Tombstalker with Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Bone Picker with Vampire Nighthawk and would add 2 copies of Doomblade.

Than you need more Lifelink, to use the Whip as a crucial finisher and the Arena as a card draw, without high selfdamage, maybe with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet or Tribute to Hunger. Normally your opponent will only have one or two creatures on the board. Therefore Tribute to Hunger is more efficient as Consume Spirit. Then you need something against Aggro or Token Decks. Yahenni's Expertise should do its job, and can bring you a Nighthawk or else back on the board, after you cleared it.

Those creatures are all double black for your devotion to black.

I run a siilar deck, maybe you give it a look:You played a creature? And.... its gone!.

SoundTramp on Enchant black

1 week ago

Gray Merchant of Asphodel might be a good addition to close out games. Keep up the good work!

Chatora on mafiahamster44

1 week ago

Watse goeie Standard Pauper decks is daar? Ek weet in non-standard pauper is Gurmag Angler, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, en Mulldrifter goeie kaarte, maar het geen idee in standard nie.

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