Mer-Ek Nightblade


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Uncommon

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Mer-Ek Nightblade

Creature — Orc Assassin

Outlast (, : Put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. Outlast only as a sorcery.)

Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it has deathtouch.

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Mer-Ek Nightblade Discussion

ArchangelAlchemist on Living in Death

3 weeks ago

Tuskguard Captain and Mer-Ek Nightblade will make sure your creatures get through. Death's Presence is good redundancy. Fertilid, Viridian Joiner, and Gyre Sage for ramp. Shape the Sands, Tower Defense, and Assault Formation for toughness boosting. Not budget but Vigor.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on

4 weeks ago

Maybe add Winding Constrictor for extra counters? Also, some of the outlast creatures have fancy +1/+1 relevant addons- like Abzan Falconer, Ainok Bond-Kin, Abzan Battle Priest, Longshot Squad, Mer-Ek Nightblade, and Tuskguard Captain.

Tio_Infernape on Grow and Die

1 month ago

Ah, and the Outlasters from Khans of Tarkir can be a nice inclusion (although not a must) for the deck since some of then give bonus to creatures with +1/+1 counters (that are, obviously, the focus of the deck)

I think that the better one is Abzan Falconer, but there's also Abzan Battle Priest, Ainok Bond-Kin, Mer-Ek Nightblade and Tuskguard Captain. it's just a matter of choosing which ones fit into your playstyle.

Cthu1uS4uru5R3x on Atraxa, Counter Lady

1 month ago

I made a counter deck and was planning to turn it into a commander deck with white (It currently is green/blue/black), and I have some card suggestions that might be helpful. Crowned Ceratok, Sapphire Drake, and Mer-Ek Nightblade can really help a +1/+1 deck. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood can help with +1/+1 counters, and Ainok Guide can give you some options when it is cast. Triskelion can destroy your enemies or their creatures. Something you might want to think about is having a few more cards to prevent board wipes, just some counter target spell, or instant spell, or anything like that. Also, if you want to have basically another Forgotten Ancient, Managorger Hydra is very important. Endless One can be used at any point in a game, and be massive if, for example, Corpsejack Menace is out.

I could go on, but what you really should do is look at my deck here: Mutation Station

Oh, also Experiment Kraj is really good (It can act as another Corpsejack Menace)

LeBeerCat on Hey Sista Soul Sista

1 month ago

looks like Ajani's Pridemate is the bread and butter of the deck. These cards might compliment him and the life gain deck, Particularly the Battle Priest

Abzan Battle Priest

Abzan Falconer

Ainok Bond-Kin

You may want to splash some Abzan colors for other outlast effects such as Mer-Ek Nightblade

Jagd_Tallgeese on Atraxa-Angel of Annihilation

1 month ago

If you are looking to swing creatures with counters on them, then Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, and Mer-Ek Nightblade could be useful.

Snivy__ on Abzan Counters Frontier

2 months ago

I have actually been looking at those types of cards, and I think they might run. Thanks for the suggestion!

Others that go with the Falconer

Ainok Bond-Kin

Tuskguard Captain

Abzan Battle Priest

Mer-Ek Nightblade

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Firebones675 on outlast +1/+1 counter v2

2 months ago

Walking Ballista is a good card for your deck. I didn't suggest it earlier because of budget reasons. now that you have 3 birds of paradise in the list, i think you can take out your fertile grounds for ballistas. I think that it would be good even without the deathtouch. If you did want to include some way of giving it deathtouch, Mer-Ek Nightblade does work but i might consider Deadly Allure or Touch of Moonglove instead here as alternatives. (moonglove especially seems sweet if you can use ballista to kill several creatures in a row).

Regardless of which one you pick, for cuts to make room for deathtouch enablers, Woodland Wanderer, Ainok Bond-Kin, and putting anafenza to the side would be my choices.

Also are you aware of the interaction between deathtouch and trample? If you do feel free to ignore this last bit.

Because deathtouch specifies "Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it" and trample says "This creature can deal excess combat damage to defending player or planeswalker while attacking", you can say "of the damage my attacking creature deals, i'll deal 1 to each of your blockers and the rest to your face"

(WOTC does their best to minimize cards with both ability for this reason)

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