Harsh Mercy

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Onslaught (ONS) Rare

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Harsh Mercy

Sorcery

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

Darkshadow327 on Lord Markov Rules Here (EDH Tribal Series #4)

1 month ago

Thanks for the help Daedalus19876! Those were some cards I haven't really thought about before. I do agree with Anguished Unmaking over Hero's Downfall, exiling is just so much more reliably in my opinion. I love Harsh Mercy, I can't believe I've never seen it before. Patriarch's Bidding is a card I've been trying to find a home for in this deck for a long time. I agree and disagree at the same time :/ about Underworld Connections and Phyrexian Arena, I like having the option to draw cards so I don't lose too much life. However, this is deck has a lifegain subtheme so I should be fine. I don't know, I've been going back and forth between the two for a while.

Daedalus19876 on Lord Markov Rules Here (EDH Tribal Series #4)

1 month ago

Looks pretty good overall :) I build Edgar as well, and he's pretty fun haha. A few small suggestions, though:

  • I'd run Austere Command over Merciless Eviction. I find the modularity of big/small creature removal to be handier than the option to exile planeswalkers, but it depends on your meta.

  • I'd definitely run Phyrexian Arena over (or in addition to) Underworld Connections. It doesn't force you to keep a land tied up in order to draw cards.

  • Anguished Unmaking is one of the best pieces of removal in the game. I'd definitely run it in this deck, probably over Hero's Downfall.

  • Harsh Mercy and Patriarch's Bidding are your best friends. Punish your opponents for not playing tribal cards!

  • I've been considering Cloudstone Curio for my list. It lets you bounce between cheap vampires, so that you can get repeated cast triggers from Edgar :)

  • Malicious Affliction is also a great piece of removal unless your meta is heavily black, haha.

  • I feel like you need some more card draw in the deck. I would recommend Wheel of Fortune, but recent buyouts have pushed it into the stratosphere. Accordingly, I'd go for something like Reforge the Soul?

And as a final suggestion, I'd try running a lot more 1-cost vampires. The ability to flood out creatures in the early game is why Edgar got banned in 1v1 ;) Pulse Tracker, Insolent Neonate, Shadow Alley Denizen, Vicious Conquistador, Vampire Lacerator...All good options, and all very low curve :) I'd try to pull your overall average curve down to 3 or lower if you're able to, so that you can kill your opponents before they put up defenses.

As for cuts...I'd remove Teferi's Protection, Kindred Boon, Blind Obedience, and probably Sorin, Grim Nemesis. They don't pull their weight enough to warrant a slot, or so I've found.

Hope this helps, and happy deckbuilding!

filthyc4sual on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

1 month 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

Thanks!

SufferFromEDHD on Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?

1 month ago

Mono white FTW!

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

NiTRoBoX on The Vampire Bloodlines

2 months 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 months ago

Some board wipes you could consider:

Akroma's Vengeance

Cataclysm

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

2 months 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!

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