Kaervek the Merciless


Format Legality
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
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

jpermar on The Downward Spiral

2 weeks ago


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

1 month 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?

1 month 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.

Uskebasi on Bad Decisions

2 months ago

I have a deck like the one you described, with Kaervek the Merciless at the helm. Mogis is in the deck.

Here's the link: Trick or Treat?

kdmurphy001 on Dark Alley w/ Mr. Rakdos and His Eldrazi

3 months ago

Not sure how I feel about Kaervek the Merciless. He's an asshole for sure but not sure he's a big enough asshole for Rakdos.

Not sure what to put in it's place but cheap tutors like Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor would be a good fit I'd think.

ErnieSpratt on Jund GoodStuff

4 months ago

@ Cybersix

If I had Oracle of Mul Daya, I'd probably put one in instead of the Frog monster. I originally planned to also play Ramunap Excavator, but that guy kind of doesn't do anything without his frog bro or a Stripmine (which I probably should include in the list If im being honest). So Gitrog is just another slow piece of ramp + Card draw for now.

The other thing is that I usually am "That Blue Player" of my group. And this deck is something that I came up with to whip out when the dudes get sick of my shit )

On the same note, I find that Sheoldred and Gravepact are kind of too oppressive, and boring. So I prefer something funkier and less common in those slots, like Puppeteer Clique, Underworld Cerberus, Kaervek the Merciless, Olivia Voldaren, Massacre Wurm to name a few that I want to experiment with.

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