Harsh Mercy


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Harsh Mercy


Each player chooses a creature type. Destroy all creatures that aren't of a type chosen this way. They can't be regenerated.

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Harsh Mercy Discussion

filthyc4sual on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

5 days ago

Harsh Mercy is a must, not sure how I missed it!

Crib Swap was in the deck at some point, I took it out for... reasons? Probably? I'm going to put it back in now :P


SufferFromEDHD on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

5 days ago

Mono white FTW!

Suggestion: Maybe Harsh Mercy and Avian Changeling definetly Crib Swap. Can be tutored by commander.

NiTRoBoX on The Vampire Bloodlines

1 week ago

toastySmorc thanks for the +1 :) I wasn't on the pc, but I checked your deck on my phone.
I don't want to be focused on tokens sacrifice too much, I use Drana's Emissary as I wanted some more creatures with flying plus her ability gives me life no matter what and it can work with Well of Lost Dreams or pay for cards like Phyrexian Arena.
I played a game yesterday 1vs1, vs selesnya tokens deck and this card actually saved me because of the life gain effect, and I won the game. But I agree this is far from being a good card.

I don't really like Bloodghast and as Erich_Zann mentioned its a good sac source but beside that I prefer something else, if Edgar gave a vampire token for each time a vampire non-token creature enters the battlefield then it will be a must have but it would be way too OP.. heh
Also the price on that card is too high $20 I prefer to get something more useful for that money.. :\
About Sorin I'm still not sure about either of them, need to test and see, the one you mentioned is good as his +1 is a card draw, and his -x is good vs other planewalkers. It isn't a bad card in general, but yes as I said need to test more.
Westvale Abbey  Flip is good land for such a deck in general, as it is an easy flip, in terms of flavor you can easily think of it as a dark god of the vampires or something, as he is a Demon Prince.
Contagion Engine didn't have a chance to play it yet, but I have it as sort of Black Sun's Zenith, sure for 6 cmc the sun will do -4/-4 but this will also be on my creatures, and I do have some small creatures and the tokens are 1/1.

Erich_Zann, I don't use Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond as my group of play doesn't really like infinity combos.
Boros Charm might be an option didn't thought about this one. But its quite hard to anticipate a board wipe '..
I use Harsh Mercy as Kindred Dominance quite high CMC. But it surely can be a good finisher, will get a copy of it for sure for anycase.
I will get a copy of Ashnod's Altar to try it out but I don't really like Eldrazi Monument for it I will need to be more token oriented for sure. I do have a copy of Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle I will see how to put him in, and I can't get Legion's Landing as it out of stock in the shop I buy, thought I was going to include it.
Wanted to say thanks again for the comments and suggestions really appreciate it guys. :)

TheWallinator74 on Arahbo and Cats of Old

2 weeks ago

Some board wipes you could consider:

Akroma's Vengeance


Harsh Mercy

Hour of Revelation

Sublime Exhalation

Tragic Arrogance

Wave of Vitriol

Nevinyrral's Disk

Other spot removal you could use:

Swords to Plowshares

Krosan Grip

Return to Dust

Sylvan Reclamation

As well, I think your deck could make use of the fight mechanic and similar effects.

Beezy on Dinosaur Rampage

3 weeks ago

Harsh Mercy is a great pseudo-sweeper in tribal decks and really helps get blockers out of the way for Gishath on the cheap. Boros Charm has several nifty implications in the deck as well; giving Gishath double strike could potentially be hilarious. Walking Ballista also has great synergy with your enrage creatures, and I think you could cut Dual Shot since it's very low impact in EDH. I've also had great results from Lifecrafter's Bestiary as a card draw engine. The deck looks cool!


4 weeks ago

Shared Animosity and Harsh Mercy would be great with dinosaurs.

Commander 2017 brought new tribal cards to the table. Don't know the names but it's worth looking into.

Izu_Korasu on DRACARYS!

1 month ago

Harsh Mercy is an option in a non-tribal meta, Toxic Deluge, Consume the Meek, Gaze of Granite, Austere Command are other options that should let your dragons survive.

NiTRoBoX on The Vampire Bloodlines

1 month ago

Thanks as always for the suggestions,
If I could get a copy of Harsh Mercy,Cover of Darkness I would include them,
still need to cut 3 cards out..

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