Merchant of the Vale

Merchant of the Vale

Creature — Human Peasant

. Discard a card: Draw a card.

(You may cast Merchant of the Vale from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)


Instant — Adventure

You may discard a card. If you do, draw a card.

(You may cast Haggle for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Haggle, this card is treated only as Merchant of the Vale in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Haggle: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon. You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=1. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Merchant of the Vale's cost. If you cast a Haggle that another player owns, only you may cast the Merchant of the Vale that got sent on an adventure, not the owner.)

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Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Common

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Merchant of the Vale Discussion

chase4455 on Can Possibility Storm cast either ...

3 weeks ago

I've seen a lot of contradictions on this, and want some clarification.Possibility Storm specifies a card type and then that you can cast the card without paying it's mana cost. Does Possibility Storm prevent casting a card type other than the appropriate type once the card is exiled? For example if I cast Walking Ballista with Possibility Storm in play and hit Merchant of the Vale can I cast haggle?

DragonOfTheWest on Jeskai Particle Accelerator

1 month ago

GS doesn't change the source of the damage, just the recipient. So TC is the only source of damage. GS redirects 2 damage from you to TC and then (maybe? I think this might fall under replacement effects not working more than once for the same damage instance, but for this it won't matter anyway) GS redirects the same 2 damage from TC to TC. After all the redirecting is decided, the 2 damage is applied from TC to itself, and its ability triggers continuing the loop.

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EpicFreddi on ▷ OX DREDGE! ◁【Ox of Agonas!】【THB】

2 months ago

Instead of Merchant of the Vale I'd recommend Insolent Neonate in the OX version because it's +1 card in the yard and also a thread. Merchant is better for a midrange-style dredge deck.

DPhoenix on Love You Dead (Feldon of the Third Path EDH)

3 months ago

-1 Burnished Hart +1 Pilgrim's Eye : Burnished is meh for Feldon, as spending 6 mana (3 for reanimation and 3 for activation) for ramp isnt something that this deck can do reliably.

-1 Insolent Neonate +1 Fires of Invention : The enchantment makes you less reliant on your commander if he isnt on the board. Extremely powerful when both are active.

-1 Rummaging Goblin +1 Merchant of the Vale : The instant and 1 costed loot effct is relevant and then you can cast him to still get the looter, which you can use right away, as he doesnt need to tap.

-1 Shattering Spree +1 Spine of Ish Sah : You have quite a lot of artifact hate, which is ok for your meta. This artifact will remove a problematic permanent for you.

-1 Tectonic Reformation +1 Shenanigans : Not so sure that a mono red deck can afford to discard lands, so its a possible card to substitue for shenanigans, which is reusable artifact hate thanks to dredge 1 which is very very good in this deck.

Justrafaplease on Living End Fortune

3 months ago

You could try swap Merchant of the Vale for Insolent Neonate , you will lose the instant speed, but neonate will work better with Living End .

lagotripha on The Pioneers of Burn

5 months ago

Pioneer 1 drop toolkit

Burn has a few great things carrying over from modern- Eidolon of the Great Revel Abbot of Keral Keep , Bomat Courier , Legion Loyalist

Goblin heavy has tribal lords, tokens etc.

Artifacts-matter has Shrapnel Blast

Akroan Crusader / Foundry Street Denizen is cute with entries like Rile and Collateral Damage and might find a go-wide plan.

Flameblade Adept / Hollow One discard matters with Insolent Neonate / Merchant of the Vale is a thing.

Otherworldly Outburst and Skin Invasion  Flip might see play in a creature-heavy meta. Thud might just be the best burn spell in the format, depending on how removal looks.

Darth_Savage on Pio Grixis H1

5 months ago

Hollow One in Modern was a base red deck, blue red might make sense, since it gives you Izzet Charm, Cathartic Reunion and Merchant of the Vale and I had a similar idea Hollow_One_Pioneer which is more spell based. The Royal Scions mean that almost every creature can trigger the ferocious ability on Flamewake Phoenix, in addition since my version is more spell heavy it can play Arclight Phoenix too. I could be wrong but I feel that stretching to 3 colours, when a similar idea can be achieved in 2 might not be the best option.

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