Merciless Executioner

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon

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Merciless Executioner

Creature — Orc Warrior

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

Merciless Executioner Discussion

DSquirrel on Meren

1 day ago

Cards like Journey to Eternity  Flip and Deadbridge Chant are great additional recursion as some people will focus on not letting Meren stay out.

Necrotic Ooze works well with any graveyard deck.

Poison-Tip Archer Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat add extra value to sacrificing creatures.

Plaguecrafter is a better version of Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner it's always a 3rd copy of the effect if that's what you want to though

Lyscian on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: Glissa's Compost Bin

1 week ago

I don't have much in the way of constructive comments, I just wanted to say I really like this deck, and you did a fantastic write up. Glissa was always a deck I thought would be fun to play, but I never had the cards to really make it work (too much competition w/ my windgrace and daretti decks) anyway this is a really inspiring list and i like the theme.

I'm just gonna leave a few card suggestions that I didn't see in your list that are worthy of consideration, if you haven't already.

Merciless Executioner Sylvan Library Casualties of War High Market

Harrow maybe has some interesting interaction w/ artifact lands? Diabolic Intent has been pretty useful to get stuff in the bin. Stitch Together is a pretty solid reanimation card, Recollect and Regenesis seem like they might be better than reclaim. I understand that the 1 cmc is powerful, and instant speed is always good, however, I personally don't like putting stuff on my top of my library (i know that in Glissa that doesn't make much of a difference), so in case you ever feel like maybe yo wanna change I strongly recommend those two. Regenesis is especially fun. :)

Good deck, thanks for sharing. +1'ed

Daedalus19876 on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

1 week ago

My first thought would be to reduce the number of lands you control that enter the battlefield tapped. They're a significant issue for this deck IMO, since WB doesn't have access to especially good acceleration as-is. Your enchantment suite is good, though I'd be cautious about Luminarch Ascension (I wouldn't run it without Cataclysm in the deck).

I find that Damnable Pact is generally a bad return on card draw; I'd run something like Vampiric Tutor to grab Skullclamp instead. I'm not convinced by The Elderspell here unless you play in a meta with a significant number of PWs (this deck isn't generally one where you want to eat your own PWs to get a boost in loyalty). Careful with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - he can sometimes backfire when you'd rather get the death trigger than the token. Swords to Plowshares is significantly better than Path to Exile in this deck. I'd cut one land for Fellwar Stone , probably. I'm surprised not to see Lightning Greaves in here, since it's good at protecting Elenda from the dreaded exile effects. The other glaring exclusion is Toxic Deluge , which is an INCREDIBLE board wipe for this deck (since you can tailor it to not kill Elenda under most circumstances, and immediately gain back far more life). I'm curious if you've considered Bolas's Citadel , since it works very well with Pox -style effects in a deck like this that can gain back life. From your maybeboard, I'd most highly recommend Fleshbag Marauder , Hero of Bladehold , Merciless Executioner , Reaper from the Abyss , and Sadistic Hypnotist .

Hope that helps! Deck looks pretty good to me ;) and I'm flattered by you linking my primer in the description!

Ripwater on Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Dig up her Bones

1 week ago

Frank_Glascock as Control_Train said before. Your wincon is most of the time people scooping. The grind is too long and playing without a boardstate is no fun. The deck itself is build as a toolbox so you can tutor to solutions. That's why most of the creature with a certain effect are only run once. In my case I added another plaguecrafter in the form of Merciless Executioner since people tend to exile my plaguecrafter and a bit of backup is pretty good.

Ripwater on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

1 week ago

I agree with Frank_Glascock that Prowling Serpopard is not really pulling it's weight. I play in a control heavy meta and I rarely tutor for it. So that one goes out for Mindslicer . In my opinion as well Mindslicer is a ruthless card and much better against control then the more passive Prowling Serpopard

The other one that I've cut is Necrotic Ooze again, rarely pulled it's weight and often he turned into a sakura tribe elder... Not what I want to do for 4 mana. Chosen to add another copy of Plaguecrafter in the form of Merciless Executioner . My playgroup is really after removing plaguecrafter from the game ASAP. So another copy of it will make sure I can do my thing a bit more.

I don't agree with you, Frank_Glascock, on Destructor Dragon . At first I was a bit sceptic as well, but it is recurable removal that goes after anything that is not a creature. At first I thought why not Woodfall Primus , but 8 experience is just harder to get back than the 6. Especially since my playgroup loves to keep meren off the table...

Sol Ring I rarely have the feeling that I miss it.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari is really performing well. She is almost our Grave Pact since we dont run that card or Dictate of Erebos . But recurable.

Agent of Erebos is amazing in any Meren deck. Almost any deck plays some way of recursion and he is an all-star at keeping graveyards empty. I often dump him early game in my Survival of the Fittest to get him out of my graveyard later on.

Final Parting is a really decent tutor in this deck, cause it basically let's you get 2 creatures at the cost of 2.5 mana per creature. Wich is a bit more than a Demonic Tutor , but the fact that it's 2 tutors on 1 slot, I think is pretty amazing.

Control_Train, I have a hard time agreeing with all your cut's for WAR. New Lilly and Bontu are amazing for our decks! But I don't think Massacre Girl will perform that well. With the amount of Meren removal I'm experiencing, I'm quite reluctant in playing here and probably wiping my own meren off the battlefield.

Soul of the Harvest seems like an pretty okay card. Haven't got it out that often yet. If I would cut him it's probably for a Fleshbag Marauder . And play all 3 of them.

Guardian Project seems like a wrong idea to take out. It draws soooo much cards and at a 4 mana investment I'm quite happy with it.

Casualties of War is amazing and it went directly into the deck.

Other cards that I would like to discuss with the both of you are: Garruk, Apex Predator Old face smasher has been in my deck for quite some time now. And especially with WAR out he performs really well. His mana cost is most of the time not really the problem and if our deck performs well by the time he hits there won't be much creatures to deal with him.

Kokusho, the Evening Star quite soon I found out that playing meren makes me a target. And when you are a target your life goes down. Kokusho fills this gap and get's me my life back. The fact that he is a flyer (next to the dragon, we play zero flyers) is quite nice as well. He really was the card I was missing in this deck and won me the game already a few times.

Sheoldred, Whispering One Often people already spent most of their removal when she hits the table and that means they have trouble dealing with her. She is an absolute all-star and if not dealt with most of the time results in a win.

Would love to get your imput as well!

Veitanah on Unearth the Graves

1 month ago

Get rid of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth because you have no cards outside of Lashwrithe that utilize the number of swamps you have.

Also, add Kokusho, the Evening Star in Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth 's place. Possible Creatures (That are also cheap) to add:

Sidisi, Undead Vizier - self sac to tutor

Soulstinger - Self-sac fodder, puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Skinrender - Self-sac fodder, also puts -1/-1 counters on opponent/target creatures

Puppeteer Clique - Two free reanimation

Phyrexian Ghoul - Self-sac to pump up

Merciless Executioner - Forced board sac, your own creatures return sue to Mikeaus

Leaden Myr - 2-drop black mana dork

Grim Haruspex - Although it's a human, it provides card draw

Fallen Angel - Sac-fodder to pump out, also has flying

Falkenrath Noble - Nice passive ability with flying, also provides 1 life anytime a creature dies, including itself

VampiricTooter on Golgari Guild Kit Commanders?

1 month ago

Merciless Executioner Plaguecrafter etc. Give you a double trigger and you can sacrifice them to their own ability Or sac a token and save them for blocking. Get a Blasting Station to add extra value damage Ashnod's Altar Phyrexian Altar probably a total of 6 to 8 sac outlets. Pitiless Plunderer for more mana. Green ramp spells, Blood Artist , Zulaport Cutthroat Vindictive Vampire Falkenrath Noble to drain and gain life. Whisper, Blood Liturgist and Hell's Caretaker are great sac/recursion. some creatures that etb and give you creatures tokens, such as Sengir Autocrat . Sanguine Bond if you want to further capitalize on the life gain. Torment of Hailfire to kick em while they are down. Smothering Abomination Sifter of Skulls Razaketh, the Foulblooded and that is mostly just the black part of the deck. The nice thing about Golgari is that there are a great deal of synergies between the legendary and dual coloured creatures to a point where a lot of them are playable in each other’s decks and when you sac a creature of both colours you receive both benefits from savra. A life gain sub theme or mass resurrection are both decent approaches. Buried Alive and Entomb are great! Well I’m sure that you probably were aware of most of these cards but hopefully these are useful to you. I will check back later to see who you chose as a commander. Cheers.

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Merciless Executioner occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.41%

Golgari: 0.32%