Merciless Executioner

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

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Fate Reforged Uncommon

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Merciless Executioner

Creature — Orc Warrior

When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.

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Merciless Executioner Discussion

Ocheyo on Athreos EDH

1 week ago

Nice deck. Love Athreos. This is my build Athreos on the River Styx. I think recursion is important in Athreos, Reanimate and Necromancy, for instance. I would add Merciless Executioner and Phyrexian Delver. Possibly Purify over Merciless Eviction?

Thormonger on Chord of Angels

2 weeks ago

I love the 1 of Merciless Executioner +1 and have fun!

JoltsOfEnergy on Thelma and Louise

3 weeks ago

Maybe Merciless Executioner or Fleshbag Marauder as potential other sac outlets?

-Logician on Karador cEDH

4 weeks ago

You're well on your way here. Nice list. You're definitely missing some key pieces if you're aiming for as strong as possible.

You have Saffi Eriksdotter and Blood Artist/Zulaport Cutthroat, and yet you're not playing Loyal Retainers. Saffi + retainers goes infinite for infinite deaths. Not playing Elesh Norn? Use Survival of the Fittest to pitch for Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, then pitch elesh norn for Loyal Retainers. Play retainers to reanimate the elesh norn in the yard.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard has some great verse chains. You can literally just go Viscera Seer > Saffi Eriksdotter > Renegade Rallier.

Fauna Shaman is also excellent. Just another slightly weaker Survival of the Fittest.

When you add all those cards, I suggest the following cuts: Grisly Salvage, Satyr Wayfinder, Evolutionary Leap, Ashnod's Altar, Burnished Hart, Merciless Executioner, Unburial Rites and Dread Return. Generally speaking, by aiming to fill up your graveyard with cards, and then subsequently reanimating them, you're playing an inconsistent tutor engine. You also don't need to play big reanimate spells. Your commander reanimates plenty enough. The Necromancy could honestly just be Animate Dead to save a mana. The Ashnod's Altar gives you mana that isn't very useful unfortunately. Perhaps Phyrexian Altar instead, or maybe another creature sac outlet like Carrion Feeder. If you improve your deck by relying less on reanimation and more on tutoring straight for your combo pieces, then cards like the Ashen Rider, Acidic Slime, Archon of Justice, Magister of Worth etc start making less and less sense, and they could instead be contributing to a hatebear shell that allows your primary combo win-conditions to emerge through this removal heavy format. Cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Gaddock Teeg, Aven Mindcensor, Hushwing Gryff, Peacekeeper, Sylvan Safekeeper etc will help you keep your boardstate investments safe, lower your curve, and allow you to play a somewhat staxy shell, with a delicious combo inside.

Imagine this. You use a sac outlet sac your Protean Hulk. Your opponent is ready to try and interact with you with their Swords to Plowshares. But you get Karmic Guide and Sylvan Safekeeper. Suddenly, it doesn't look too good to try and target your stuff. Your Karmic Guide gets back Protean Hulk, and you sac it immediately. You're still protecting your Karmic Guide with the Sylvan Safekeeper. All of sudden, you have Saffi Eriksdotter and Dosan the Falling Leaf in play and your opponent's window to interact with you no longer exists, making your combo that much more competitive.

Best of luck with your build.

Azdranax on Bloodlust Legion

1 month ago

If you want to play mono-black vampires, I'd highly encourage you to consider Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for your commander. While Olivia's ability is fun, stealing from your opponents is often situational at best, and almost always slow and mana-intensive. Instead, Kalitas allows black to do what it does best - kill everything. Better yet, you don't just kill, you exile all those threats that die, which can often cripple your opponents. Add in cheap auto-sacrifice creatures like Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner and no amount of hexproof or protection-type equipment and/or spells can protect your competitors threats. The actual mono-black commander also color-fixes your mana, leaving you with several good options for non-basics that really shine, like Cabal Coffers, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Thespian's Stage, Bojuka Bog, etc. but doesn't require you to play anything other than swamps otherwise. Again, Olivia is fun, but moving to a truly mono-black build will immediately make the deck more functional and more competitive.

MTGApprentice2016 on Size doesn't matter, it's how you abuse it~ Alesha

1 month ago

This seems like a fun deck to run. I'm personally a fan of reanimator decks in EDH. I've never seen this commander do well though sadly. My play group runs a lot of grave hate. The suggestions that I have for you are Fleshbag Marauder and/or Merciless Executioner as well as Impact Tremors. You're running a lot of ETB effects or death effects. With your Commander's ability, you might as well abuse them to the max. I've personally won games by having either Fleshbag or Merciless on the table and just recurring it. Blade of Selves attached to one is also amusing. Also, why aren't you running Gray Merchant of Asphodel? That seems like it would be close to an auto-includ for this deck.

multimedia on The Braids of War!

1 month ago

Consider expanding on the +1/+1 counter theme that Kresh is using? Cards that give your creatures bonuses for having counters:

Giving Kresh trample seems very good because otherwise he can just be chump blocked constantly. Giving him trample with spells is really a one shot deal where as using some creatures that can give him trample can last longer.

As far as the sacfrice theme with Kresh you can also expand on it using more creatures that give you value before they die and they die without needing to use other cards:

These creatures are removal spells who also die by themselves.

Creatures with evoke seems good with the Kresh because you get value from them using their low evoke cost and then they die by themselves. Creatures who are evoked do enter the battlefield and then they die. They work with abilities that want creatures to die such as Kresh. Brairhorn for example is a nice aggro evoke creature that Kresh can really benefit from.

Creatures with exploit such as Sidisi lets you sac a creature even itself and get value.

Good luck with your deck.

nonjon on Fancy Pants - Pure (C/U)

1 month ago

(16) MODERN PURE decks as of 04/17/17


Delver and the Hasteful Eight (BLUE/RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Pyroclasm, Relic of Progenitus, Smash to Smithereens, Shrine of Burning Rage


Elves (GREEN/black)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Elves of Deep Shadow, Putrefy, Naturalize


Veterans (WHITE commons only)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Journey to Nowhere, Kor Hookmaster, Kor Sanctifiers, Infantry Veteran


Soul Sisters (WHITE)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Harm's Way, Celestial Purge, Faith's Fetters, Armored Ascension


Goblin Tokens (RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Electrickery, Massive Raid, Destructive Tampering, Goblin Rally


Drain Inspector (BLACK)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Consume Spirit, Marsh Casualties, Shrieking Affliction, Mind Sludge


Trondrazi Fire (RED/GREEN)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Lightning Bolt, Shrapnel Blast, Darksteel Sentinel, Volcanic Geyser


Spellbombo (ESPER - WHITE/BLUE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Disciple of the Vault, Restoration Specialist, Nihil Spellbomb, Sunbeam Spellbomb


Bogle Battle Rattle (GREEN/RED)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Giant Growth, Electrickery, Destructive Revelry, Fling


Faeries (BLUE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Agony Warp, Negate, Faerie Harbinger


Mill-town (BLUE/BLACK)

9 spells, 24 land

Sideboard: Balustrade Spy, Far / Away, Psychic Spiral, Illness in the Ranks


Lingering Tokens (WHITE/black)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Doom Blade, Rootborn Defenses, Marsh Casualties, Phantom General


Warriors (WHITE/BLACK)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Rush of Battle, Timely Hordemate, Grasp of Darkness, Raiders' Spoils


Viralbots (BLUE)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: AEtherize, Corpse Cur, Rapid Hybridization, Corrupted Conscience


Dorkless Burn (RED/white)

10 spells, 20 land

All do damage to the face, a bit more than half can aim for creatures too.

Sideboard: Pyroclasm, Searing Blood, Smash to Smithereens, Journey to Nowhere


Fancy Pants (WHITE/blue)

10 spells, 20 land

Sideboard: Auramancer, Recumbent Bliss, Eel Umbra, Ordeal of Heliod


(16) MODERN PURE decks as of 04/17/17


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