Creature — Orc Warrior
When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.
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Merciless Executioner Discussion
6 days ago
Skullbriar is a Voltron style build that is much more effective in a 1v1 scenario.
Savra is a little harder depending on what way you build the deck, tho it will be sac+creature focused. but she has no obvious goal which is good and bad in it's own right.
The same is said for mazirek, tho he boosts your creatures and has has a clear goal. if you use things like Butcher of Malakir/dictate of erebos with Fleshbag Marauder or Merciless Executioner you start gaining real value a making a relatively strong army fast. throw in a From Beyond maybe some Corpsejack Menace with some creatures that come in with a friend. the deck is very possible on a budget. then you swap the underpreformers for strong stuff later.
Also because it's something I don't see much of Decimator of the Provinces is a cheaper alternative to Craterhoof. Good for the time being and the emerge helps make your creatures a little stronger as it comes in. Round 75$ is a pretty easy thing to do with mazirek if you ask me. Just gotta be willing to do some digging and getting creative.
1 week ago
First of all, with this high CMC you need 24 lands.
While I understand you are trying to sacrifice your creatures for beneficial effects, the high converted mana cost of your deck makes it kind of hard to work with.
Here are some lower cost creatures that could be good:
Augur of SkullsBasal Sliver (mana accelerator to cast Ruthless Deathfang faster)Bile UrchinBlind ZealotBlood BairnBloodthrone VampireCarrier Thrall (mana accelerator, 2x creature)Corpse HaulerDeath CultistDemonic Taskmaster (need tokens spawn everyturn)Devouring SwarmWestvale Abbey Flip This is a must have.Disciple of Griselbrand Save yourself.Doomed Necromancer Worth it.Eldrazi Skyspawner Mana acceleratorFont of ReturnFume SpitterGnawing ZombieGutless GhoulMerciless ExecutionerMortician Beetle -------> Cause why not.Nezumi Bone-Reader ControlPawn of Ulamog mana acceleratorQarsi SadistQuest for the GravelordThoughtpicker Witch controlThrull Surgeon controlVampiric RitesVoracious Null
Skirsdag High Priest Isn't this amazing?
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
First of all: If you want to play Pauper, all youre Cards have to be Commons not uncommons. But beside this, I am really liking the Idea, +1. Here just some Cards you could play:Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Mind Rot, Contaminated Ground, Typhoid Rats, Shadow Alley Denizen, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Read the Bones , Defiant Salvager, Shadow Slice, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, Pulse Tracker, Murderous Compulsion, Bone Splinters, Stab Wound, Deadbridge Shaman, Boon of Erebos, Polluted Delta and Gray Merchant of Asphodel to call some. This are the first cards coming to my mind, I can look for other cards the next days.
2 weeks ago
Great deck! I made a version of this myself. I have a few suggestions for you: both player sacrifice cards, such as Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner, and discard cards such as Fauna Shaman and Lotleth Troll. Also I think you should have more self-mill cards (Commune with the Gods, Satyr Wayfinder, etc).
3 weeks ago
Hi there! Nice deck! I use a similar deck (Sacontrol with nice results!). My little contribution, beside you mention it's a 'casual' - sorry if you dont plan to make changes on it:
As our colleague said, Grave Pact is a must have on theme. After you resolve it, the board it's yours.
Altar's Reap over Vampiric Rites - I have tested Rites, but the instant speed and 2 draws make Reap better, imo. Your first sac will cost you 3 manas (one for drop, on sorcery speed and 2 for activate it). You'll have to use Rites for more than 2 times to worth it. Rarely happens in modern (the 'turn 4' format).
Since your black mana base seems well solid, I suggest you to use Gatekeeper of Malakir over Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner. Can be casted with CMC 2 if you need a body to sac, can be used without drawback and you choose the target. In other hand, wont work against indestructible creatures - but not many on format. Let the sac outlet for the specific (and instant speed speed) ones, such Viscera Seer
I would have Caustic Caterpillar on SB. But if your current meta demand this, ok.
And, in general, consider adding more draw engines to make your features more consistent.
3 weeks ago
Hello everyone, another irritating request for experienced help here. Im currently working on putting together a list (not on tappedout yet, just in the planning stages right now) for Meren of Clan Nel Toth and I am looking for some card suggestions. Just to say off the bat, Im not looking to create a super Staxy version of Meren (though some stax would be fine), even though that looks awesome, I want to focus more on her pulling amazing stuff out of the grave, and also have a heavy emphasis on sacing stuff, both on my side and a forced one for the opponents. Going through other Meren lists, I see the basically obligatory stuff, i.e., Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, Spore Frog, Shriekmaw, Caustic Caterpillar, Birthing Pod, Dictate of Erebos, all the good stuff. But Im wondering if there are any fringe cards that are just bonkers with her, or amazing things that I just stupidly missed. Also, please nothing crazy pricey, Im a poor poor college student so I cant really afford the awesome stuff. So while its not all that smart to put in a price limit, like $10 max for card price, unless its basically God Mode in a card, then screw price. Thanks in advance for any advice given, Meren looks absolutely amazing and I really want to make a deck that will do her justice without having to make me start turning tricks to pay for it.
Edit: Got a Decklist up and running, just a basic shell thus far so I'm probably missing a good amount of things and probably have some unneeded cards in it. Anywho, deck list is Meren's gonna Sac ya
3 weeks ago
I've been playing my version of Mazirek (Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)) for a while and have some ideas for a non-budget build.
First off, is 35 lands enough? Seems like your curve goes a little high.
Retribution of the Ancients is really good when you start rolling
Sylvan Safekeeper is another all-star! no spot removal ruining your day and you can sac lands to alpha somebody
Smallpox can be really good. plus two counters per player with a creature
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan shuffles around counters for alpha strike kills
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord can kill the whole table
Noosegraf Mob is an army in a refilling can
Wave of Vitriol is a game ender
Some cards I think could be cut are
Killing Wave this is a cool card i haven't played with, but it seems like a punisher card like Browbeat. you're giving your oppenents the choice of what to do, and they'll pick the thing that helps them out, not you.
Darksteel Ingot could be cut for a mana dork.
both 4 mana planswalkers could be cut i think. They just seem hard to keep around, especially in multiplayer games.
Reaper of the Wilds could be something higher impact. Right now it just looks like a big dude.
Smothering Abomination I'm just wondering about this one, do you run enough tokens to support it? It seems hard to run out on turn 4 and have it provide the vaule you want
Gilded Lotus for a mana dork
Wurmcoil Engine this is a good card, i just want to know if it's a "good stuff" addition or you need the lifelink
Army of the Damned is cool, but it makes tapped dudes so you can't block with them and it's soo expensive. Have you had good experiences with it?
Some of the cards in your maybeboard i think you should try and get in the main deck are
Phyrexian Arena card draw is good
Beast Within very versitile removal spell
Reflecting Pool good card is good