Melira, Sylvok Outcast
Legendary Creature — Human Scout
You can't get poison counters.
Creatures you control can't have -1/-1 counters placed on them.
Creatures your opponents control lose infect.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
|Want (2)||Cactusman , JazzCrimes|
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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Melira, Sylvok Outcast occurrence in decks from the last year
Melira, Sylvok Outcast Discussion
2 weeks ago
It's a very complicated subject as to whether a weak or strong commander is optimal for that exact reason.
It's very situation dependent.
Usually, it's optimal (from my experience) to attempt to compromise some style points, and instead focus on this: finding the most outlandish, weird, bad, garbage looking commander you can find, that is also incredibly strong. It's about appearance. If you present yourself as not a threat, but are, and wait until it is the right time to strike, and then quickly switch to a different deck the next game, and then play with different people after that, you will find the most success.
For example, Melira, Sylvok Outcast appears as though infect gives you a mighty heebie-jeebies and you are deathly afraid of it and yet you are playing that when no one else is playing infect. They think, "this person has no idea how this game works". However, instead, what you are actually doing is playing cards like Woodfall Primus so that you can blow up stuff literally at no cost.
For your predicament, I'd probably choose... Doran, the Siege Tower. Again, "What the heck?! Why is this person playing this!" You could make a stax deck that grinds the game to a halt, messes with their ability to do combat, which becomes more important in these types of scenarios, and win.
3 weeks ago
Glad to hear you like that, if I may be so bold I have a couple more suggestions, I notice you have mikaeus about no Triskelion, those two go infinite and can murder a whole table, then since you have jarad you can add Phyrexian Devourer to stack him with enough counters and sac to once again kill a whole table, then with those two in the deck you can add a Necrotic Ooze to do those combos anytime those pieces are in your grave, I often win with the ooze and fauna shaman by cycling combo pieces into grave from my hand then playing the ooze for the win, I would remove Shadowborn Demon, runescared-demon, and Thief of Blood mainly cause they are all super expensive cmcs wise and arnt winning you the game, then since I'm on this kick (lol) I notice you have the puppeteer with Melira, Sylvok Outcast he can be cycled infinitely, and with a Woodfall Primus you can clear a whole table lands and all, then I'd swap the dead bridge for Necropotence cause it belongs in every deck that runs black, I'm on a break at work so let me think a little and I'll suggest what to remove for the last two creatures, gotta think about that one, hope you like these as well :)
3 weeks ago
defamagraphy1 I was actually thinking of splashing white for kind of the same idea. the Devoted Druid Vizer Of Remedies mana combo, also the white protection spells. I suppose if I wanted to just have speed in green I could run Arbor Elf Utopia Sprawl and Devoted Druid Melira, Sylvok Outcast for quicker ramp
Honestly, Bow of Nylea Ezuri, Renegade Leader and Asceticism made their way into my list due to the amount of burn and aggro decks at my LGS to help me deal with those issues. Might be best to just commit to just one way of winning rather than having a viable back up plan if it speeds up the game by a turn or more even if it leaves me vulnerable to combo interruption that is game ending.
3 weeks ago
Hello everyone, since this worked out so well in the past, I once more ask for your input. I have a pretty solid Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck and I'm looking into improving it a little bit here and there.
Decklist can be found here:
Recent ideas that came to my mind are the inclusion of mana dorks to speed things up. What came to my mind are:
But I'm not sure whether they are worth it and what to cut for them. Alternatively I could use 1-2 more manarocks like Talisman of Resilience.
Furthermore I alwas wanted to include Wurmcoil Engine and while it's certainly not necessary in a combo deck, it's still a decent card to reanimate if the combopath is blocked or if more time is needed to prepare.
There still is the Hulk pile of Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Lesser Masticore and Disciple of the Vault which I'm debating to include, but the cards in seperate don't offer much value apart from being sac fodder and in case of Masticore a discardeffect (which is the same with Triskelion but he's just one slot vs three slots).
If you've come this far, I thank you for your time and your opinion on the deck and the presented ideas. Stay safe!
1 month ago
If your going for a meren stax build there are some fun cards to consider, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house for you and against your opponents, Necropotence should be in every black deck, Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos both lock out your opponents nicely with all the sacing you intend, Life from the Loam does lots of work in any graveyard deck, if you still want combos and to lock Melira, Sylvok Outcast pairs well with many cards to create grave stax combos such as Woodfall Primus, Puppeteer Clique are good ones to control your opponents graveyard and boardstate, Sadistic Hypnotist can help control their hand, Magus of the Abyss is also fun since everyone has to sac then it can sac itself just to have meren return it at turns end, (on the issue of mana real quick tho since you have all the other mana dorks you might as well pick up an Elves of Deep Shadow to complete.) Combo all this with all the free sac outlets you can find like Altar of Dementia/Ashnod's Altar type cards. well there are others but I think you get the idea, meren works really well with the creature and sac based stax not so much as with the more classic stax requiring tapping and cost shenanigans, tbh meren can be played in lots of different ways, hopefully some of this helps :)
1 month ago
great deck... but too much removal and too little card draw. many more cards such as Thrill of Possibility would be great in this deck to keep it going. about half the cards in your deck are removal, and I would consider taking out the more nonbudget removal spells for a wincon such as Melira, Sylvok Outcast. this card is only 2 mana and can provide an easy way to win with creatures such as Rotting Regisaur
2 months ago
Yeah as you said people seem to have very different reactions to effectively similar tactics, for example if I lock the board with a Magus of the Tabernacle + Winter Orb with an Azors elecutors out I'd recieve much more hate than if I threw down a Melira, Sylvok Outcast + Woodfall Primus even though the later is far nastier and far more difficult to break out of
2 months ago
Hey awsome deck I love Meren and +1 from me for be the only other person running Mind Slash, I dont card if it's not Mana Crypt its damn fun lol, anywho I see you have Puppeteer Clique, some fun cards you might like Melira, Sylvok Outcast just hilarious or play this with Woodfall Primus + any free sac outlet as well, it's fun to blow up their lands and pass turn. Then in every black producing deck I always recommend Necropotence and if you want some shenanigans to happen with that already broken card play Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal it's a good time. Then lastly you cant really feel golgari without a Life from the Loam easily one of the hardest working cards of all time, need grave presence>loam, need land>loam, need to recure artifacts? Add a Buried Ruin and bam>loam, and that's just for starters, good luck and feel free to check out my meren deck maybe you'll see something you like Meren, The Grave Walker, good luck!