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- Exile all artifacts.
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Merciless Eviction Discussion
9 hours ago
1 day ago
apohl13, I would never consider taking this card out. It becomes invaluable with all of the saccing that I do in my own list, and it's so easy to clean out troublesome creatures on my opponents' side of the board. It's not as strong as Thoctar, but it's close to it's powerlevel and has definitely been the source of several wins for me.
I even had a game recently where someone cast Merciless Eviction on my filled out board, so I used Sharpshooter to kill off all of my own creatures (I was lacking a sac outlet) and set up an explosive Balthor the Defiled followup turn. I may have sentimental value towards the card since it's helped me win so many games, but I still think it's one of the strongest cards in the deck.
3 days ago
Colorless is the best color. I'm always happy to see someone else playing the best Kozilek. And with a pretty dang good budget too, wow. I did my best to read the comments, but I can't promise I won't repeat some of their suggestions.
Can I talk you into some stax? Our precious artifact babies need all the protection from evil Merciless Eviction 's and nasty Bane of Progress es. I know that the primary strategy for dealing with the main artifact-destroyers at the table is to hit them hard and fast, but that won't happen every time. Shut down those pesky forests with Winter Orb . Slow down those speedy decks with Tangle Wire (seriously though, this card is the nuts). Torpor Orb can't hurt either. A well timed Kozilek into Static Orb gets the Ws almost immediately.
Do you ever get much value out of the Urza lands? Miren, the Moaning Well is solid because sac outlets are good stuff. Deserted Temple is a budget Candelabra. Scavenger Grounds can save your butt against graveyard shenanigans. And dude, where's your Strip Mine ?
I infer from your list that you enjoy the smashy side of this deck, while I prefer the speedy combo assembly aspect of Kozi. I understand Fireshrieker 's value of one-shotting some poor sap, but Batterskull seems a little too low value, as does Key to the City . I fill those slots with ways to get Kozi back in my hand/command zone, like Ashnod's Altar and Erratic Portal .
How much value do you get from Mirrorworks ? I felt it was a little too slow and cut it from my list a while back. A 5 drop I'm currently interesting in trying out is Memory Jar . Another I'm on the cusp of purchasing is Staff of Domination , because everyone says it's amazing. If you're ever interested in yet another ramp artifact, Kyren Toy is delightfully weird. I'm pretty hype for Newgin , too.
You're doing God's work, colorless player, keep it up. Really fantastic list. Sorry for the essay.
3 days ago
Asceticism - Avacyn's Pilgrim - Avenger of Zendikar - Bred for the Hunt - Commander's Sphere - Darksteel Ingot - Duplicant - Ezuri, Claw of Progress - Ixidron - Linvala, Keeper of Silence - Merciless Eviction - Mulldrifter - Rite of Consumption - Servant of the Scale - Skyshroud Claim - Toxic Deluge - Triumph of the Hordes
6 days ago
No worries, Byuante.
Westvale Abbey Flip seems a bit win more in this deck and I think there are better token generation / outlet options to help enable your main win con of Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter . I almost prefer the added control offered by Sadistic Hypnotist .
I'd prefer Merciless Eviction in place of one of the more targeted removals.
P.S. orzhov is not my strong suit :)
1 week ago
Adding black would also let you run cards like Nekusar, the Mindrazer , Fate Unraveler , Kederekt Parasite , etc... as alternate win cons in case you lose your Smothering Tithe. Right now I'm a bit concerned that it's vulnerable to exile when Return to Dust and Merciless Eviction are format staples. Something like Into the Roil or Chain of Vapor would help you rescue your Smothering Tithe in that event. Barrin, Master Wizard would also be excellent for getting added utility out of your treasures.
1 week ago
Hey, nice deck, tons of great cards here :)
There's a lot of one drops here which is good, but it's deceiving because there's only five one drop Vamps. Two drops are the same, there's only six two drop Vamps. A total of 11 one and two drop Vamps is not enough for aggro. Consider more early game Vamps?
- Vicious Conquistador
- Pulse Tracker
- Shadow Alley Denizen
- Skymarcher Aspirant
- Metallic Mimic
- Gifted Aetherborn
- Dusk Legion Zealot
- Olivia's Bloodsworn
In multiplayer Commander aggro is difficult to play because you don't have to just kill one opponent you have to kill three with 40 life each. Because of this playing more cards that can damage all opponents at once gives you more reach. Cards like Impact Tremors , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , Zulaport Cutthroat and Price of Progress are low CMC cards that can add a lot of reach. Cutthroat is not a Vamp, but he punishes each opponent when a board wipe or removal happens. Mass Hysteria with haste and Blind Obedience making opponents creatures ETB tapped are low CMC cards that can increase your aggression. Obedience's extort is also reach.
For the manabase Pain lands and Rainbow lands are better than Filter lands and Scry lands because of one drops. Command Tower , Mana Confluence , Caves of Koilos , Battlefield Forge , Sulfurous Springs are helpful with one drops. The Scry lands ETB tapped which is not what you want with aggro. There's not enough basic lands to support Smoldering Marsh; it's consistently going to ETB tapped. It looks like you can afford just about any land so no reason to play any lands that ETB tapped.
There's only 34 black cards here compared to 65 nonblack cards this makes Vampire Nocturnus unreliable and your four drop needs to do a lot and be reliable. Top and Rack do help with Nocturnus, but this is too slow especially when you already have Bloodline Keeper who you don't have to jump through hoops to use. Exquisite Blood , Merciless Eviction and Kindred Dominance are good cards, but not with aggro. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle , Heirloom Blade and Mortify are also good cards, but lackluster here compared to the all the other cards.
I have more advice, but I'll stop now. Good luck with your deck.
3 weeks ago
The answers to your questions vary more based on your deck than they do based on your meta.
If you are playing a control deck, 8ish counterspells is usually sufficient (providing you've got plenty of card draw to make sure they show it). I usually go for some selection of Disdainful Stroke , Arcane Denial , Counterspell , Negate , Essence Scatter , Dissolve , Sinister Sabotage , Swan Song , Commit / Memory and if you can afford them Pact of Negation , Mystic Confluence , Cryptic Command and Mana Drain . Important to remember that Cryptic is not as good in commander as it is in 60-card formats, and Force of Will is mediocre at best. If you are NOT playing control, don't play counters.
Board wipes, if you are playing a heavy creature based aggressive deck, should be zero. If you are playing control, three-four. If you're playing superfriends, 8-9. At least two of Wrath of God , Day of Judgment , Supreme Verdict and Damnation should always be the first ones you put in, followed by Merciless Eviction , Blasphemous Act , and Austere Command then some selection of Cyclonic Rift , Evacuation , AEtherize , Settle the Wreckage , Fumigate , Kaya's Wrath , Chain Reaction , Akroma's Vengeance , Terminus , In Garruk's Wake , Necromantic Selection , All Is Dust and Kindred Dominance . Prioritize your picks to 1) be cheap so you aren't restricted from casting them and 2) be flexible - Merciless Eviction and Austere Command should be high pirority picks, and things that bounce/tuck/sacrifice are good for indestructibility.
As for spot removal... play little to none. Unless your deck focuses on it, it's fairly weak. I'd run things like Hero's Downfall / Vraska's Contempt / Beast Within / Swords to Plowshares / Path to Exile because they are cheap, flexible, and can deal with hard-to-answer permanents, but I wouldn't typically run more than two-three in a deck. The exception, of course, is right here: Shameless self promotion.
Remember that you're playing in multiplayer pods. If you spend one card to answer an opponent's one card, you're down by the two cards your other two opponents didn't have to spend. That makes both spot removal and counterspells much worse than usual. Board wipes are by far preferable to both options.
Merciless Eviction occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.11%
W/B (Orzhov): 1.16%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.74%
RBW (Mardu): 1.13%