Mercy Killing

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon

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Tokens

Mercy Killing

Instant

Target creature's controller sacrifices it, then puts X 1/1 green and white Elf Warrior creature tokens into play, where X is that creature's power.

Mercy Killing Discussion

SharpRaptor on Elf Tribal

3 months ago

As mentioned in previous discussions, there is little reason for this deck to be green white. The only card which is white other than the commander currently are Journey to Nowhere , and then there are 2 cards which are hybrid mana in Mercy Killing and Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers . Both of these are either easily replaced, or are mostly cut-able anyway.

Your choices from there mostly depend on which way you would like the deck to go.

In G/B your best option Nath of the Gilt-Leaf as this allows you to be an elf deck that can have board and hand control, with black removal and other tutor based options. This will be a good midrange option that allows you to grind out games and stop others going off by ripping their hands apart.

In G/U you end up with more combo options. The easily best is Momir Vig, Simic Visionary but its also the most combo based and complicated. Other than that you have Edric, Spymaster of Trest which can help you keep cards flowing. Tishana, Voice of Thunder is also another way to draw a lot of cards, but isn't actually an elf herself.

Duerten on ▷ GW MULTICOLORED! ◁ 【New from RNA!!】

3 months ago

I like this, Hero of Precinct One synergises well with Voice of Resurgence , Eldritch Evolution is just nasty.

But the mana base seems really unstable. I don't know what cards you have access to, but Pillar of the Paruns and Ancient Ziggurat can help casting multicolored stuff more consistently.

I would run Loxodon Smiter over Qasali Ambusher . Could run one more Eldritch Evolution , i guess the one Birds of Paradise is a placeholder for that?

Ohh and a very old but deadly card Mercy Killing !

lagotripha on Selesnya Aggro

9 months ago

There are some older primers on G/W beatdown- Its been a solid teir 2.5 deck for a long while. Think there were budget 'little kid' G/W lists floating around intended to be an introduction to the format, and more recently there are devastating midrange/combo hybrids, as well as the infamous troll worship.

Take a look at sideboards to support it and It'll compete for FNMs in all but the most cutthroat metas.

Bant Sureblade/Naya Hushblade is traditional in new alara lists.

You can run an older hatebear style list built around Gaddock Teeg, and he's a devastating sideboard option in many matchups, even if he is substantially less format warping that in the past.

With the meta-move to use Kitchen Finks and the like for combo, its worth considering Solemnity or Worship/Troll Ascetic interactions.

Additionally, Glittering Wish/Congregation at Dawn is in these colours.

In terms of more recent cards its things like Renegade Rallier, Emmara, Soul of the Accord, Knight of Autumn and Oath of Ajani, although each points to different strategies and support cards.

I'd steer clear of Wayfaring Temple, Unflinching Courage and Mercy Killing- while they sound good in theory they play very poorly.

Lord_Grimm on Oogie Boogie

9 months ago

This comment will be highlighting areas in the remaining non-land categories that may be better suited with upgrades.

Ajani Unyielding would be better off something like Advent of the Wurm

Adamant Will: why save 1 creature when you could use Make a Stand or Rootborn Defenses

Common Bond & Seeds of Strength may be better as Charge or Break of Day?

Demystify, Disenchant, Naturalize: Why so many card slots to enchantment hate? Aura Shards and Forsake the Worldly should have it covered. I do like Sundering Growth though.

Mercy Killing should be Beast Within, enough said.

Awakening works for ALL players BTW!!

Fertile Ground, why not Utopia Sprawl or Unbridled Growth?

Oath of Ajani may be better at Glorious Anthem or Spear of Heliod

Rampant Growth should probably be Selesnya Signet

Doombeard1984 on Selvala, Battlecruiser Returned

10 months ago

@akuir, yep, I have used Mercy Killing on myself as well as sometimes in a pinch on an enemy. Also, Selesnya Charm is a good utility card.

If you are considering running a lot of big creatures as well, or are thinking of just increasing your creature count in the, with the amount of ramp you have, Genesis Wave is always good.

I cut my MTG teeth on green, and have always loved playing "Timmy" style. Bigger and nastier the creature, the better. Glad I could help

akuir on Selvala, Battlecruiser Returned

10 months ago

Rishkar, Peema Renegade and Hardened Scales sound really good. Managorger Hydra is on my watchlist and I'll pick it up if I ever get my hands on one. Also Mercy Killing sound really flexible and I've never heard about it before. Definitely going to pick up that. Thx for your suggestions Doombeard1984

Icbrgr on Nissa: Believe In Your Elf!

11 months ago

@Miste_Wolfe oh yeah Mercy Killing can possibly create some really interesting plays! I personally have Never seen that before.

lagotripha on Copycat Craziness

1 year ago

Jam more Thragtusk. More Beast Within. Disruption, tokens, lifegain. Interacting with your opponent doesn't sound as good as an infinitely scaling threat, but is mostly a stronger option.

Rhonas's Last Stand is the newest interesting thing for the archetype, giving some much needed early power.

Mercy Killing doesn't sound great, but is almost playable. Wolfbriar Elemental is similar.

Then we get to the janky stuff. Call of the Herd or Mouth // Feed, perhaps, Pulse of the Tangle or Cobra Trap. Things to stop you dying to early creature drops. Giantbaiting into Second Harvest is a fun option. It of the Horrid Swarm or Miming Slime exist. Mitotic Slime is obnoxious if you can proc it. Ooze Garden can be a lot of fun. Slime Molding seems interesting alongside song/ Spore Swarm/Sprout Swarm

There are also weird rebuild options like Prototype Portal/Soul Foundry with artifact creatures and golem tokens, elf tribal, Khalni Garden/land token generation builds. Lots of cards, nothing that has shaken the world recently. Good luck with the build.

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