Creature — Orc Warrior
When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
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|Fate Reforged (FRF)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Merciless Executioner occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%
Merciless Executioner Discussion
3 weeks ago
@UltraMeh - You're welcome to steal anything you like from my setup, haha. Not bothering me in the least. I did it this way so it is easier for people to see how i intend my deck to work so they can give better suggestions. I do run removal, just the vast majority of it is stapled to the body of a creature so that I may recur it easily. Cards like Acidic Slime, Caustic Caterpillar, Ravenous Chupacabra, Fleshbag Marauder, and Merciless Executioner. I also main Beast Within because of the versatility. For the most part though, I want my answers on a body so they can be utilized multiple times easily without having to fetch them with Eternal Witness. Any other questions or concerns? :p I used to run considerably more answers in my list, but it got the point everyone in my meta assumed I would answer any threats, so I pulled a lot of them for threats of my own. Kind of a solve your own problems mentality right now so I am not being taken advantage of. :p
1 month ago
Nice meren deck. This is mine that I have been using since meren has came out as a card. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ If you have any questions on why I use or dont use a card let me know, I am always happy to help other meren players out.
Having a Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and Reanimate is nice for backup reanimation cards. Meren does typically get targeted so you want your 99 to be really tight and well. Then Meren is just the nice gravy engine that takes the deck from 100% to 1000%. So having similar effects of Meren is nice.
Sac outlets are very important for meren cause you want your exp counters to be as high as possible. It also synergizes well with merens ability. Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are nice ones to use cause they can generate mana. Carrion Feeder is a good one drop sac outlet that can sac itself. Protip: you mainly want creatures that can sac themselves and others vs just others. The exception to the rule is creatures with really strong abilities like Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Diabolic Intent is very nice because it is a tutor and a sac ability combined together.
Because meren ability revolves around bringing the dead back to life, you want creatures that can either kill themselves, have strong etb triggers, or like to die so you abuse meren ability and get a lot of value. Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, and Merciless Executioner are some creatures that a really solid etb trigger. I recommend at least running Plaguecrafter. Terastodon has a very nice etb trigger, it also synergizes well with natural order. Getting a turn 3 or turn 4 terastodon and targeting 3 lands is a nice way to get somebody to scoop. Mindslicer is a wonderful creature in meren decks, you sac it get an exp counter, make everybody top deck, and you fill up your graveyard. Everybody is suffering except you.
You are playing black and green so you have access to some really strong tutors. Pattern of Rebirth is a really good one because it just grabs any creature. Woodland Bellower is nice because it puts the tutor creature onto the battlefield, Fierce Empath is a nice tutor to grab any of your big creatures. Whats nice is both these cards synergize with each other so you can cast woodland bellower, tutor fierce empath and then grab another big creature Or do the inverse and you can do fierce empath to grab woodland so then woodland can get you a useful small creature. What is also nice is both of these are creature cards so you can abuse them with meren ability and keep tutoring cards each turn.
Some straight upgrades. Instead of Wall of Roots use Devoted Druid. Same mana cost but you can use devoted druid ability more then once per turn, plus when it dies you get an exp counter. Instead of Nyx Weaver use Altar of Dementia, same mana cost but easier to cast cause colorless, its a sac outlet so it synergizes with the deck better. It also has a higher roof which means you can mill yourself much more then 2 per turn. Also its ability if flexible and you have the option to mill other people but that isnt as strong as just milling yourself. Instead of Glowspore Shaman try Entomb or Buried Alive, it allows you to search your deck and pick what card you want to put in your graveyard. What is also nice is entomb is at instant speed.
I hope this helps a lot.
2 months ago
zin1000: It absolutely is. I already included Fleshbag Marauder and Plaguecrafter, but I have no Merciless Executioner. If I find one, I'll absolutely add it in. Because of the synergy of this kind of ability with Revel in Riches, the Reaper might still stay in even then as a fourth copy of the ability.
2 months ago
2 months ago
I think you need to squeeze in these four dudes: Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Plaguecrafter and even Slum Reaper, as they're a very efficient way to grow Ob. Shriekmaw is a useful inclusion as well, if you evoke it it will grow Ob too.
There is also an old enchantment, Tombstone Stairwell. This will create tons of tokens that are destroyed at the end of every turn, growing Ob huge in no time.
While running the Citadel you're hitting yourself a lot, so I recommend you include some way to mitigate that. Of course the first cards that come to mind are Sensei's Divining Top and Aetherflux Reservoir, but Whip of Erebos could be helpful as well.
I know this may be too far away from the deck you're trying to build, but you said you're only playing Ob because it was in your collection. Having said that, I think you may want to consider switching to Jund and playing Kresh the Bloodbraided at the helm instead. Access to red and green could give you a broader range on what you're trying to do with the deck.
2 months ago
Nice list! You might like these: Chittering Witch, Pitiless Plunderer, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Cauldron of Souls, Champion of Stray Souls, Black Market, Kaya's Ghostform, Woebringer Demon, Merciless Executioner, Slum Reaper, Syphon Flesh
2 months ago
Suggestions for removal / maybeboard:
- Cadaver Imp
- Deathcurse Ogre
- Endless Cockroaches
- Garna, the Bloodflame
- Scuttling Doom Engine
- Tattered Mummy
- Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
- Aid the Fallen
- Ruthless Disposal
- Temple of the False God
- Bolt Bend
Suggestions for additions:
- Ashnod's Altar
- High Market
- Phyrexian Reclamation
- Sire Of Insanity
- Worldgorger Dragon
- Animate Dead
- Dance of the Dead
- Merciless Executioner
- Fleshbag Marauder
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Rakdos Charm
Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead / Dance of the Dead forms an infinite loop that you can cancel at any time. The loop blinks all of your lands into exile temporarily, allowing you to tap them before they blink out. This can be used to create infinite mana. Worldgorger Dragon isn't a good card on it's own, but it combos well with Buried Alive and your Gravebreaker Lamia. Animate Dead and Dance of the Dead are great any time because they can target creatures in anyone's GY.