Mercy Killing

Mercy Killing


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.

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Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mercy Killing Discussion

Coward_Token on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

1 month ago

I only just now noticed that the Ant has some really cute synergy with Mercy Killing =)

Gleeock on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

1 month ago

These are the hard questions we ask. I like the ant better than Orzhov Advokist at least for this because ant is rewarding action instead of rewarding inaction (which feels to be against the spirit of the deck, it can push people to not get behind the 8-ball & has some bizarre bit of telegraphing to it: You might get warning on who they plan to attack with what depending on what they select for ant... It is also going to mean that things that grow stronger with counters are going to opt-in on that every time.... Its all kindof cutsie, but I do think it is reasonable to have cutesie at cost. Goblin Spymaster usually is my first replacement pick for replacement although I do love him.. Mercy Killing is another tough removal, my original reason for removal was that it was creature-based removal & creatures are rarely my major issue (typically I want to utilize opponents bangers), but it is a really solid conversion tool for early indestructible Eldrazi drops at instant-speed or late game bruisers (where this deck CAN suffer) I think of targeted some goading as pseudo-removal with less wasted damage... But yeah sometimes you just need TRUE removal.

Coward_Token on Marisi, C-C-C-C-Corona Breaker

1 month ago

Yeah I kind of dismissed Agitator Ant because I figured that like Orzhov Advokist it could be bad that you're actively making people consider whether to attack you or not. However, I'll concede that it's an important distinction that they given the option of putting the counters on one of their creatures and attack you with the rest and/or put them on a creature that you've already goaded. Dunno what it'd replace though; Goblin Spymaster? (Token gifting and non-goaded forced attacking isn't quite as important here as it is with Gahiji after all.)

You know how I feel about the Impetus =) You could take out Mercy Killing and replace it with any of the naya-Impetuses for fun, I'm just reluctant to cut down on what little removal I have. I'm glad WotC is paying attention to goad, makes me think this deck has a bright future ahead of itself

carpecanum on The Punk Rocker And Her Goodest Boy

1 month ago

Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Mercy Killing maybe?

Palace Siege and Citadel Siege.

I have a deck that specializes in creatures with Modular. If you went full on artifact you could mess around with stuff like that and Skeleton Shard et al.

LLLulu-22 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Thanks DragonOfTheWest for the interactions. I'm pretty sure Necrotic Plague and Mercy Killing trigger Giver of Pacts ability, because it's a spell or an ability that an opponent control, who make you sacrifice it. Cyclonic Rift is Cyclonic Rift and Darksteel Mutation is kinda of a fair card so it doesn't bowser me too much.

Next challenge : Make a card that depict the death of your favorite character in mtg. Make it flavorful.

DragonOfTheWest on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Giver of Pacts could still be brought down by auras like Darksteel Mutation or Necrotic Plague . Also Cyclonic Rift . I'm not sure how it would interact with Mercy Killing .

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