Merciless Javelineer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Merciless Javelineer

Creature — Minotaur Warrior

, Discard a card: Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature. That creature can't block this turn.

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Merciless Javelineer Discussion

Raremeeet on Returning player looking for optimization ...

5 months ago

Hey guys I'm new to the forum and returning to Magic from a long break. The last set that came out before I gave it up was the Urzas set.

Anyways, out of boredom I started playing magic duels on my Xbox and then reconnected with some of my old friends who still play magic. I'd like to get a paper version of the my favorite deck from duels but am so out of touch with the game I'm not even sure what's out there. The format is pretty casual, but from what I can tell most of the decks my friends use would likely fall into modern format, but there are also some really old cards too, so im pretty flexible as far as sets I can use. Lastly I'd like to keep this fairly budget, I like the game but am not sure I'm ready to sink real money into it yet... and yes I realize that means the the liliana in the deck list has to come out.

The main thing I like about this deck is the interaction between the ruthless snipers, the various discard enablers and the madness mechanic. So I'm hoping you all could make some suggestions to take further advantage of that. I realize some cards in there aren't great but they're what i have available on the video game.

2 Cryptbreaker, 3 Ruthless Sniper, 2 Sanitarium Skeleton, 2 Lightning Axe, 3 Furyblade Vampire, 2 Call the Bloodline, 2 Macabre Waltz, 1 avacyn's judgement, 2 Distemper of the Blood, 3 Bloodmad Vampire, 1 Olivia, Mobilized for War, 4 firey temper , 1 Liliana, the Last Hope, 1 Avaricious Dragon, 2 Bloodhall Priest, 2 Merciless Javelineer, 1 Biting Rain, 1 Cut / Ribbons, 2 Horror of the Broken Lands, 1 Incorrigible Youth,

9 swamp, 9 mountain, 2 Dragonskull Summit, 2 Geier Reach Sanitarium,

Venifirous on -1/-1 Scorpion God Deck

11 months ago


I actually haven't really considered Tenacious Hunter yet. I am looking for a good card for the 4-mana slot, so now I have that and Merciless Javelineer. I'll be playing around with all of the cards and see what fits the deck well. Tenacious Hunter does definitely seem powerful, will basically always have its added abilities.

Enganeer on -1/-1 Scorpion God Deck

11 months ago

Merciless Javelineer is a woman, my bad.

Enganeer on -1/-1 Scorpion God Deck

11 months ago

Correction, you just accounted for all that... nice!

May I suggest Ruthless Sniper, you might have already though about him, but he definitely fits your theme and gives you a solid 1 drop. He also gives you a second interaction with discard/cycle, cause otherwise you're relying a Ifnir alone.

Second thought, I might suggest Merciless Javelineer, as he offers evasion, provides discard, and throws down counters at the enemy. He is however, a 4 drop and is red. Just a thought.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Too Many Women in Magic ...

11 months ago

I once debated someone about pronouns used for Eldrazi Titans, with someone insisting I should use "she" instead of "it" for Emrakul (Emrakul, the Aeons Torn). It's a fricking alien monster that spawns offspring. We don't assign gender to rocks or microbes. If it doesn't reproduce sexually it's not a gender. That's the only gender thing that annoyed me. I figure most other creatures and races we see do make babies.

I do however find it odd for Leonin females to have 2 breasts indicating they don't have litters (Kemba, Kha Regent). So would a female Minotaur have her breast plate down low on her abdomen? Is it a single breast plate for her udders (Merciless Javelineer)? Do female Merfolk give live birth? If they don't lactate then why have breasts (Kiora, the Crashing Wave)? These are the questions that need answering! :P

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Like Cows to the Slaughter

1 year ago

Burning-Fist Minotaur is a neat two-drop Minotaur. Maybe cause some headaches early game.

Tahngarth, Talruum Hero is a neat legendary Minotaur that can take out weaker creatures.

Merciless Javelineer is reasonably aggressive and can prevent opponents' creatures from blocking.

Flurry of Horns creates a couple of Minotaur tokens that can come down swinging.

Bloodrage Brawler is pretty big for his cost, if you don't mind card disadvantage.

Gnarled Scarhide is an on-theme enchantment minotaur that is also a 1-drop.

Bano42 on Hour of MINOTAURS

1 year ago


No need to apologize, it just helps other people reading your comment to understand what's going on. Do the commenting tutorial, it really helps if you're unsure of stuff :)

I really like Merciless Javelineer tbh. There's just no room in this deck for him.

Bano42 on Hour of MINOTAURS

1 year ago


Tag your cards! But yes, I considered Merciless Javelineer. I just think there are better options.

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