Kaervek the Merciless

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Kaervek the Merciless

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever an opponent plays a spell, Kaervek the Merciless deals damage to target creature or player equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

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Kaervek the Merciless Discussion

DangoDaikazoku on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 months ago

aznb01777 I wouldn't say my current meta is that powerful lol. Right now I've been seeing at stuff like Zo-Zu the Punisher, Gyrus, Waker of Corpses, Animar, Soul of Elements, Borborygmos Enraged, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, and Kaervek the Merciless. I personally run Toshiro Umezawa because it's the only EDH deck I have constructed on paper, but I had him stored in a Dragon's Maze fatpack box and I just so happen to have two of those same boxes and accidentally mixed them up so I put Toshi in my storage unit and now I'm left with a box full of random singles, so I've resorted to piloting friends' decks until I can either make the time to go out to my storage unit or put together a new deck. So I'd say my meta right now is pretty mixed, but we don't play competitively by any means. Sure we play to win, but there are lots of janky shenanigans all around. However, I have played competitively and I've seen many competitive high tier generals in action in the past, so I kept those experiences in mind when I ranked Tuvasa. I think your Tuvasa deck would do really well in my meta.

To answer your question, I believe this list is a tier list based on multiplayer as it's advertised that way.

DrukenReaps on Need coming up with a ...

3 months ago

I've not seen many decks like my Divine Decree. Marchesa is always nice to get out but not needed for the deck to win. Other than the combos some of the big players in the deck are Manabarbs, Wound Reflection, and Kaervek the Merciless. Using Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs or other pillows tends to stop most decks from getting traction against me. Makes for fun games quite often.

The Druken Enraged is another that is fairly unique from what I've seen. Much more reliant on combo but again the commander is only a nice piece and not needed. I have retired this deck because it has too much in common with In His Belly but it was pretty fun abusing enrage.

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

3 months ago

More improvements!

These changes improve the focus of the deck: damage and discard!

pokepower116 on Xantcha, Woke Agent

3 months ago

Jimmy_Chinchila - I like where your mind is at! Those cards never even crossed my mind when building this deck! Given that I don't have many ways of gaining life and I actively have ways to not gain life in this deck, I don't feel like I would be able to make full usage of Lich's Mastery and in many cases I could see it hurting me more than helping me. Platinum Emperion and Platinum Angel on the other hand I really like. I'm a little scared that they'll be like Kaervek the Merciless was in this deck and be a high CMC card that gets immediately removed before it has any impact due to my lack of protection in this deck. But since it's not actively damaging anyone else, maybe they'll draw less hate. Once I find the next underperformer in this deck I'll swap it out with one of those to give it a test run!

Gleeock - That card is hilarious! I almost want to build a deck solely based around it. Whereas this deck is pretty much purely "group-slug" I could see a deck built around that card being some weird hybrid of group hug and group slug with cards from this deck like Zo-Zu the Punisher, Manabarbs, & Ankh of Mishra while also having cards like Mana Flare, Ghost Quarter, Old-Growth Dryads, or Tempt with Discovery to have players ramp and hit those "punishing landfall" triggers like Ankh of Mishra. Not quite sure how the stack works in this case, but you could even potentially also try and get lucky with Warp World and see if you can Ankh or Zo-zu from your library to have players take damage from the lands they put into play from it. Either way, that's a really fun card!

acscreamholy - I've considered it and reconsidered it over and over. I'm still considering it! Unfortunately it only takes out one player at a time before you need to sacrifice Xantcha to do it again and you don't want to leave Xantcha under your control for an extended period of time. So it essentially takes a 2 card combo and turns it into a 3 card combo once you include a sacrifice outlet. I also don't have a lot of colorless mana sinks aside from Xantcha or Exsanguinate; so generating infinite colorless mana in this deck is much less useful than in most other decks. All that being said, it still is a way to take a player out of the game and it still is infinite colorless mana so it's definitely worth considering. I just would need to find approximately 5 slots for it (rings, monolith, and probably a minimum of 3 sacrifice outlets) and that's the hard part to do. Thanks for the suggestion and I didn't realize it wasn't in my "maybeboard" until you suggested it! Throwing it in right now.

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

4 months ago

Changes:

The deck needs a bit more card selection/draw. So in go Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Night's Whisper and Faithless Looting. These will help if, for example, we get mana flooded. Kaervek the Merciless is on theme (The Downward Spiral). Terminate will help out whenever needed.

It was tough to determine was to take out. Balefire Dragon is sweet with haste, but doesn't fit into this deck since we cast creatures after combat damage. That's the reason that Urabrask the Hidden is coming out as well. The other cards are good but not what I've found this deck needs.

Steelspike on Help Beating Muldrotha Stax

4 months ago

Thraximundar or, STAXimundar, with edict effects, other pain such as Kaervek the Merciless, Rain of Gore and as much annihilator and land destruction as you can cram in the deck in the Grixis colors.

As an alternative, Kresh the Bloodbraided. Same concept, just in Jund, which gives you access to Ruric Thar, the Unbowed along with Kaervec and Rain of Gore. Green also gives you access to Asceticism and Scavenging Ooze.

Silent Gravestone, Grafdigger's Cage, Arcane Lighthouse, Bojuka Bog...

Omen Machine is really good at hosing extra draw decks.

Hell, I just might build one of these decks now...

shirouu on Douchey Deck Help?

4 months ago

The concept of the deck sounds great, I'm tempted to make a deck with the same concept, or just "netdeck" the one you make. Havoc Festival looks good, and it plays along with the idea of not winning, but making your opponent lose because they cannot gain life . But enchantments can get destroyed easily due to things like Naturalize , Dawn to Dusk , Demystify , Decimate , etc. So just so that you have something to also prevent lifegain I would add Erebos, God of the Dead , That is if you're not on a budget. Descent into Madness is also a good card for the concept . I don't really know what cards you're going to use in the deck so it's kind of hard to determine what cards to suggest. I would add Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond to lower your opponents health and gain some yourself, but if you're going to add those then you should probably add some lifegain stuff to this deck, such as Disciple of Bolas , Blood Artist , Sorin's Vengeance , Chalice of Life  Flip , painful quandry , etc. I also don't know if you're going to be playing casual or competitive, but i'll assume competitive. I'd also add Kaervek the Merciless . Maybe you could throw in Whip of Erebos and a Exsanguinate . Those are all the suggestions I have right now, so uh good luck on making the deck. Again, the concept is really interesting to me so I hope this deck works out for you.

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