Meren of Clan Nel Toth


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Mythic Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Mythic Rare

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Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever another creature you control dies, you get an experience counter.

At the beginning of your end step, choose target creature card in your graveyard. If that card's converted mana cost is less than or equal to the number of experience counters you have, return it to the battlefield. Otherwise, put it into your hand.

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Meren of Clan Nel Toth Discussion

hkhssweiss on Google Ghave, the Unshackled Search Engine of Doom

15 hours ago

goldlion I like the way your thinking, and plus it's so janky no one can hate it LOL!

Some instants and sorceries that you can benefit from the top of my head you can go for a sub reanimator theme and I would like to go for the reusable ones. Here might be some cards that can help:

Regrowth, Oversold Cemetery, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Athreos, God of Passage, Dawn of the Dead, Disturbed Burial, Dread Return, Golgari Guildmage, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Palace Siege, Phyrexian Reclamation, Debtors' Knell.

On the more expensive scale:

Reanimate, Necromancy, Corpse Dance, All Hallow's Eve, Genesis, Sheoldred, Whispering One.

tbjbenjamin on Golgari Holocaust

3 days ago

Hi ZendikariWol,

All decks have weaknesses. Wrath and Armageddon effects both exist in my meta and while wrath effects can be quite crippling it doesn't mean we should scoop. For Armageddon, you just have to run sufficient dorks and rocks. Decks that run Wrath effects will only usually have 2-3 of such effects in their decks and rebuilding is generally ok. Carpet of Flowers helps a great deal, since the decks that run wraths are mostly control decks that also run blue. If your meta has excessive board wipes then Meren of Clan Nel Toth may not be the way to go since it is a creature deck at it's core. You may not like hearing this but the plan against control with board wipes is usually stax since we do not have access to blue. You have to disrupt their hand and mana base through several means so your board remains relatively protected. Examine my list to see many of such effects. I would even board in Necrogen Mists or Oppression and board out some creature-hate against a controll-y meta.

With regards to competitive commander, an entire reddit sub exists with over 20,000+ subscribers. There is also a discord link and decklist metabase there if you are interested.

My opinion is that commander is designed to be a social format, and not necessarily a casual one. It can be easy to conflate the two terms. People enjoy doing and deriving fun from different things and cEDH appeals to some players, who wants to experiment with powerful old combos that are accessible within the format. You have mentioned that your house rules are no stax and no combo, which is perfectly fine if your playgroup wishes to play at that particular power level. Playgroup construction is more important than deck construction, so the key here is playgroup agreement of power levels. Likewise, if your playgroup enjoys a no holds barred approach playstle, it can be equally enjoyable. That being said, stax and combo isn't the problem. Communication is the problem. Like you said, don't be a big trash bag and play MLD if everyone accepts those as house rules. Tune your deck to your meta.

This link here, while slightly outdated, can explain it better than me. Do have a read:

Kaleb_H99 on Meren Death Means Nothing to Me

3 days ago

ZendikariWol It depends on how you build the deck, Mayael the Anima, Kaalia of the Vast, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth all cheat out one creature but it's about finding ways to copy ability, cheat out more creatures in similar ways that your commander does. You don't want to rely just on the commander, but your commander will still be the main way of following the strategy you've built the deck around.

Vash13 on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

3 days ago

Great deck, im currently building a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck and found yours in related decks, i got some great ideas, THANK YOU! +1from me for sure, one question why no Golgari Rot Farm to free up one extra slot? Other than that any suggestions on mine would be apriciated,Merens risen, thank you

FormerBalloon on Savra, Queen of the Value!

4 days ago

griffstick/jordybear2002I run a similar strategy with Meren of Clan Nel Toth it's a lot of fun helps with value if not all your creatures are worth that much

isaelis on Glissa's artifacts (50$ budget deck)

5 days ago

ShadoWolFeng I believe Yahenni, Undying Partisan wouldn't be a bad card to put in. Though I feel as if Syndicate Trafficker will be stronger due to Yahenni being restricted to just creatures. I think Yahenni, Undying Partisan would be really strong in a Meren of Clan Nel Toth or Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest decks.

NensouHiebara on Balan, Wandering Knight | Equipment Voltron

1 week ago


Cyclonic Rift can be annoying, but it's not a complete gut punch. Everything's back in the hand, not destroyed. If it's being cast to slow you down and not secure a win, you should have an opportunity to rebuild.

There are also a few cards that are effective at keeping Blue Mages at bay:


Meren of Clan Nel Toth is a Graveyard deck. Applying some Grave-hate will put a stranglehold on her entire gameplan:

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