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When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
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Merciless Executioner Discussion
1 hour ago
I really like this deck! Now I want to build control with this aetherborn vampire too.
Couple of suggestions, you should probably add more card draw. Something like Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence, Vampiric Rites and/or on-demand draw such as Promise of Power, Succumb to Temptation. Skullclamp is really good with your Bitterblossom and Reassembling Skeleton. Even without them it's nice to have since Yahenni is a free sac outlet.
In time Yahenni should grow to a reasonable size and Toxic Deluge can be quite one-sized.
Maybe add some lifegain effects other than Loxodon Warhammer because monoblack decks are very liberal with their life totals. Kokusho, the Evening Star and Gray Merchant of Asphodel are good for this.
4 days ago
I would cut the curses from the deck simply because I feel their impact isn't high enough compared to some of the other cards you're running. You also have a ton of ramp so I think you can afford to cut about 4 lands from the deck. Which of those you would like to cut are up to you but that's where I feel your cuts can be made.
I would also consider cards like Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner to help fuel Yahenni more. I'm also partial to using something like Smokestack and/or Bitterblossom in a deck like this but that's up to personal preference. It looks like a lot of fun though!
1 week ago
If you are looking for a win-con look no further than Mike and Trike, or you can add Woodfall Primus for infinite land destruction. Also the upcoming Walking Ballista from Aether revolt will add redundancy the mike and trike combo. There is also the Necrotic Ooze, Phyrexian Revoker, Triskelion combo. Any of these are popular in meren decks.
In more detail, you should have Merciless Executioner, Skinrender and Bone Shredder for redundancy with Fleshbag Marauder. If you feel like you need fog effects consider replacing Fog with Spore Frog. If you want planeswalkers, you should consider the flipwalkers in B and G. Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip is a star in Meren and Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip is no slouch either. Also, Krosan Grip is strictly better than Naturalize. Finally, instead of Butcher of Malakir you should have a copy of Grave Pact and a copy of Dictate of Erebos. Seriously consider adding Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Tower and Diamond Valley to add to your sacrifice outlets.
You are welcome to come take a look at my Meren list, even though it is tuned for duel commander, it can certainly give you some ideas as to what creatures you might want to add. Pay special attention to creatures that do things when they enter the battlefield and of course, if you have lots of great ETB effects, you can always add Panharmonicon to double them
1 week ago
I'm a Meren player as well, and there are quite a few cards that I really enjoy playing. First, I'd recommend Viscera Seer. It gives you a good sac outlet that you can recur easily, and it allows you to sift through your library a little bit as a bonus. Caustic Caterpillar is great artifact/enchantment removal that sacrifices itself so that you can reuse it with Meren. Satyr Wayfinder secures a land drop while throwing stuff into your graveyard to later be revived. Reclamation Sage is an auto-include in any green deck I build as an easy destroy an artifact or enchantment, and with Meren you can keep reusing it, same as Caustic Caterpillar. Merciless Executioner is great as a second copy of Fleshbag Marauder for consistency. Catacomb Sifter is good for both 1 time ramp and a little more scrying while you're sacrificing, while putting down 2 bodies. Solemn Simulacrum is exactly what you want to be doing, having both a relevant ETB and LTB effect that are great. Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a really fun card that gives you potentially great value while yelling "don't attack me" with deathtouch. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is an amazing card, allowing you to sacrifice a creature while getting a tutor. Pretty sweet stuff. Bane of Progress can be backbreaking against most decks who are just trying to build up a crazy amount of artifacts and enchantments. I know that this is an absolute MVP in my deck, and it is usually one of the cards I tutor for. If you need to make room for anything, I think the most underwhelming portion of your deck resides in your instant spells. Not to say all of them are bad, but I'd take out cards like Consume Strength, Naturalize (if you add the enchantment/artifact hate I suggested), and Ultimate Price (it won't hit most commanders). Tainted Remedy should also be cut in my opinion, as it is highly situational. If you'd like, you can always look at my Meren list to get ideas (although I still need to update it to match my current list). Good luck on your build!
1 week ago
EternalBrewmaster: The other name might have been pithier, but I needed to get this deck to fit my normal naming scheme :(
I also just don't want to play Triskelion. Not only do I find it to be a useless card without the two possible combo pieces, I just find it to be a very boring way to win. Every mono-black deck ever uses them. It's just repetitive.
And Snuff Out is interesting! I'm always in favor of a free kill spell, hehe.
TheRedGoat: This is actually my most "battlecruiser" deck at the moment - I tend to control the board, then win either by attrition or commander damage or Rise of the Dark Realmsing to kill them. It's not a playstyle I've tried before, but I'm enjoying exploring it. I'll also look at Sadistic Hypnotist...
TheWallinator74: I'll definitely look at these!
Thank you all! :)
1 week ago
Snuff Out is free removal in this deck. Fleshbag Marauder, Anowon, the Ruin Sage and Merciless Executioner would suit this deck pretty well, along with Blood Artist and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet if you have the budget. I'm guessing you've already gotten Triskelion as a suggestion for this deck, but you could also include Mephidross Vampire to machine gun down your opponents with Trike.
3 weeks ago
Generally your not going to get much use out of devotion cards like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx or Grey Merchant of Asphodel in your list as a lot of your permenants are artifacts. However I would keep Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx just for the potential. I'll just list more good creatures you should consider to spare you the time of looking them up: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Crypt Ghast, Mindslicer, Rune-Scarred Demon, Bloodgift Demon, Shriekmaw, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Fleshbag Marauder, Slum Reaper, and Merciless Executioner.
4 weeks ago
Avenger of Zendikar Merciless Executioner Fleshbag Marauder City of Solitude Primal Vigor Parallel Lives Doubling Season Sadistic Hypnotist Chord of Calling Pattern of Rebirth Natural Order and two of my personal favorites Prismatic Geoscope Tainted Strike