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When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
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Merciless Executioner Discussion
2 days ago
As you said, the deck loses to Leyline of the Void but any similar effect, with Rest in Peace being the worst, will shut down the deck as well. As such I'd recommend Scour from Existence, Karn Liberated, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger to permanently deal with the problem or the less permanent but equally viable answers of Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Universal Solvent, and Unstable Obelisk. There's also the more specific and/or slower options of Argentum Armor, Gate to Phyrexia, Lux Cannon, and Phyrexian Tribute, with that last one seeming like a surprisingly decent possibility for the deck.
On another note, I'd put more board wipes in and Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, and the oft forgotten Slum Reaper to profit off Yahenni more or I'd swap them out for Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. Given the reason you made this deck, I know you don't wanna do that, but he'd also be a decent addition to the maindeck as another token generator.
1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback Jerkoid. I've tried to avoid having my board totally oppress the rest of the players at the table, but you are correct Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner are both all stars in the sac a creature role. I really like the Bone Splinters recommendation. Thematically I am staying away from thopters and servos, as I wanted this to stay creepy with zombies, harpies and stuff like that, so Hangerback is probably out, but yes would be awesome!
Thanks again, ~BoS
1 week ago
In general, I think you have too few creatures which benefit from dying. Getting a good balance between sacrifice targets and sacrifice enablers helps a lot. Try something like Hangarback Walker.
1 week ago
Mirror-Mad Phantasm is your best self mill option by far. It goes great with cards like Living Death and Living End assuming you're ok with some non-creature spells... if not then Primal Surge 100% deserves a spot for being all permanents.
Another card I've had great success with here is Bear Umbra due to the deck being a bit mana hungry and Muldrotha getting hated off the board... totem armor has saved my ass many times. I'd also run Glen Elendra Archmage and Siren Stormtamer for a little counter suite. World Shaper is also really good in self mill (I prefer it over Crucible here). I'd also try running Merciless Executioner in addition to Fleshbag Marauder, this effect is really strong here. Depending on your meta, Mystic Remora and/or Elephant Grass can be bonkers.
As far as cuts go, I'm not a huge fan of your walkers outside of LotV and Kiora, Crashing Wave. I'm also questioning your token producers like Skirsdag High Priest and Cryptbreaker just due to lack of synergy. Evil Twin is kinda meh and I'm having serious doubts over Golgari Thugs death trigger (granted you probably end up re-milling whatever you threw on top anyways). I'd also drop to 36 lands and consider running some off-color fetches.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Feedback and/or upvotes are appreciated. Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite
1 week ago
Alright, it seems the deck is a bit top heavy. Here are my suggestions. I have structured this rework of the deck to sac and get the mana out quick till you can have Meren stay on the board long enough or just hard cast the big things. You don't have to take my suggestions but I highly insist that this will make her work again.
2 weeks ago
Night's Whisper $1.58 is too much, Sign in Blood is $0.18 (and can target opponents), Read the Bones is $0.16 but I don't like the CMC3. Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood definitely the best. Brainstorm $0.70 is even better imo. Ponder is $2.30 so not a great option. Brainstorm/Sign in Blood best for budget. Altar's Reap don't like it either. Costly Plunder also not quite right.
Telling Time also not bad in budget $0.23 lets you scry one to bottom and replaces itself.
Dimir Signet $1.80 is so much. Talisman of Dominance $1.29 is better because it's CMC2. Also, Talisman of Indulgence $0.72. Fellwar Stone $1.25 but less predictable. I think the Signets are great, but $1.80 is tough.
Baleful Strix is $2.95 but pretty amazing, if you free up enough cash for him.
Displacement Wave slows you down too much I feel, it can give you a Thraximundar alone. You control it with , but it's not going to work in 1 hour format, outside of the 1 hour feel it's pretty weak anyway.
Shrieking Affliction is going to guarantee that 3x players are attacking you, and it's too slow to win you the game.
Can up you mana ramp with stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring $0.15,
Murder always a nice multi-purpose removal in this format.
Far // Away $0.24 can also be handy.
You're mana source distribution is quite good 24% / 24% / 37% .
Desecration Demon might be fun, he's only CMC4.
I think your fairly balanced too, maybe a little too heavy on Sorcery, sub 1 for an instant or another creature or artifact.
I wouldn't go counterspell (maybeboard has so many), won't work in this format effectively.
2 weeks ago
Whip of Erebos is very important in this format, often because combos are less prevalent, and often you will be killed through having your life reduced to 0. Lifelink is powerful in $50 budget commander league. Also, it's an artifact so can avoid removal, plus it allows me to recur creatures like Fleshbag Marauder/Slum Reaper/Merciless Executioner/etc that I can't recur, to trigger my Glissa, the Traitor ability to return my artifacts. Sangromancer to can gain quite a bit of life in an Barter in Blood/Mutilate/Etc type situation.
I did opt-in things like Golgari Cluestone/Horizon Spellbomb/Etc because of draw or LTB triggers as well (on stuff like Mycosynth Wellspring for example. I thought I needed more tutors Razaketh's Rite/Diabolic Tutor but you might be right where I need more ramp now. I'll try and get some reps in, I have 4 $50 commanders now, so i usually randomly choose, but I can select, last season, and this season Glissa, the Traitor runs a 33% win ratio (in 4-player pods), so it is fairly consistent.
3 weeks ago
Phantom General probably isn't worth running. Kheru Bloodsucker isn't very good, you don't have many things to trigger it. Geist-Honored Monk is okay, but doesn't really fit into what you're trying to do. Doomed Dissenter is okay as sacrifice fodder, but that's all he does. Not a huge fan of the instant / sorcery spells except for Bone Splinters.
Children of Korlis is a cool human that can sac itself ot trigger Xathrid and its effect negates damage for a turn. Benevolent Bodyguard can be sac'd to save one of your important guys from removal, like Xathrid; and he's also a human to trigger the effect.