Mer-Ek Nightblade


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH 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

Bou on EDH Licia, Tribute for the Tribune

3 days ago

@ReignBeauxRida: The Outlast creatures would be so much better if you could put a +1/+1 on other creatures, as it is now they only put them on themselves. Abzan Falconer and Mer-Ek Nightblade would be interesting though! The other effects we already have.

@AkaAkuma: Thanks! Soldiers are definitely a good option, I toyed with the idea as well. Favor of the Mighty seems good but you have to keep in mind that protection also means we can't enchant or target her, so we can't give her more counters, the equips still work because they don't have a color.

Rest for the Weary looks pretty good, but you'd ideally want it if they blow up Licia and you need to recast her.. Sunspring Expedition might be good as well for the same reason, just wait a little with sacrificing until you need it. I'm still piecing together the heal spells so I'll put this in the maybeboard :). Ordeal of Heliod on Licia wouldn't work that well..

The problem with lifegain spells is that you need them to help you cast Licia. If she's already there, extra life doesn't really matter because just fighting with her can get you pretty much 10 life a turn. Add in all the other tools we have and you can easily get 100 life. Aetherflux Reservoir at that point, would just be mean hahaha

Superphreak on The Witch-Maw Plague

1 month ago

Off the top of my head, some additions worth considering:

Glissa, the Traitor (~$2) Kill one of their creatures, bring back Hangarback Walker

Ivorytusk Fortress (<$1) Untap all your dudes during all untap phases, not just yours. And since creature abilities are instants unless stated otherwise...

Corpsejack Menace (<$1) Doubles all your Proliferate effects for +1/+1 counters, stacks with Panharmonicon's effect, so when Master Biomancer is out, your tokens come out with 4 +1/+1 counters on them. And if you have Doubling Season...

Mer-Ek Nightblade (<$1) Deathtouch for those whacky tokens! Remember Glissa, the Traitor?

Contagion Clasp (<$1) Another, cheaper, Contagion Engine

ArchangelAlchemist on Living in Death

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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

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