Kaervek the Merciless


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
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

Guigehlen on King of Pain - Rakdos $40 Budget Beaters

1 week ago

I also think in add Grave Titan and Kaervek the Merciless after a while. Do you think I should put them in the place of which cards?

naynay666 on First Commander

1 month ago

Once you strip all of the "Dragon's Matter" cards out you have a solid foundation for most Rakdos decks.

Here are a few new general suggestions.

Kaervek the Merciless - Big and brutal.

Vial Smasher the Fierce - Small and less brutal, but still fun.

Mogis, God of Slaughter - Hard to deal with and annoying.

Olivia Voldaren - So good she doesn't have to command vampire tribal.

The Scorpion God - New and probably a lot of fun.

killroy726 on Infect/Proliferate Commander

1 month ago

Kaervek the Merciless with Grafted Exoskeleton seems like something you'd be interestein

SteelSentry on Does Vial Smasher, the Fierce ...

3 months ago

No, commander damage is only combat damage. So the abilities of Vial Smasher the Fierce, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, and Kaervek the Merciless do not count. In addition, because of this, Planeswalker commanders have no way of doing commander damage.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Murdertime Funtime

4 months ago

For reference, my Tymaret Stax deck has an average CMC of 2.51. I would say for Lord of Riots a good ~3 CMC average would be good.

Kaervek the Merciless is another fun dude to run.

Grifoneis on Guilty pleasure

5 months ago

Nekusar's damaging ability is superb at ruining the whole table at once with Wheel of Fortune effects, look up other Nekusar lists for those because I'm not super familiar with them. Teferi's Puzzle Box is a good include along with Kami of the Crescent Moon. Feel free to throw in other good stuff constant damage cards like Mogis, God of Slaughter, Sulfuric Vortex, and Kaervek the Merciless to keep your opponents floored even when Nekusar is off board.

Be careful about including Notion Thief though, while it may seem good it's limiting the amount of card draw for your opponents which limits all the damage they take, and it can cause you to draw too many cards and have to discard a ton or even deck yourself out. That being said it's a good early game card to keep your own draw up.

swampy5 on

5 months ago

surely Kaervek the Merciless would fit nicely

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