Meren of Clan Nel Toth


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Meren of Clan Nel Toth Discussion

DrukenReaps on Aristocrat Commanders

2 days ago

Meren of Clan Nel Toth , Karador, Ghost Chieftain , and Teysa, Orzhov Scion are all proven quite capable of being built to any power level.

The recent unban of Painter's Servant has me eyeballing Teysa, Orzhov Scion more and more. She makes a strong commander without combo and ridiculous with it. Plus the pay off on her is exiling opponent's creatures. Anytime anything slightly scary looks at you just snap your fingers and it is gone.

Uncanny-Assassin on Please help with my Meren ...

4 days ago

Hey, just started playing magic not even a year ago. Not too familiar with all cards or even how good some are versus others. I put together a Meren of Clan Nel Toth deck but for some reason its not that great in my play group. I haven't been able to set up too much of a board presence before being over run by people who are tired of sacking their creatures. Any help would be much appreciated, so thanks in advance. This is the deck list. Meren

Squirrel_of_War on Gyrus, The Meat Grinder

2 weeks ago

Hi sonmew glad you like the deck! Gyrus is super fun to play but he definitely has a high learning curve because of his complex ability. I've made a lot of play mistakes while learning to play the deck properly. Most common mistake is forgetting the exile trigger at the end of combat for the token copies. Anyway, Doubling Season and Parallel Lives are both great cards that I mainly use to double the tokens Gyrus creates but they aren't required. I would say definitely get your hands on a copy of Parallel Lives if you can but don't worry to much about Doubling Season . If you can afford one Primal Vigor is a great substitute but it has a drawback of being a global effect which is good and bad. Good because it helps other players and can be used politically and is much less likely to be destroyed or put a target on your back. Bad because your opponents may get more of an advantage than you do and overwhelm you with tokens or counters. I think adding Meren of Clan Nel Toth is a stellar idea! She is a powerhouse, if you add her you should also toss in a few more sac outlets or creatures that sac themselves so you have a way to build up experience counters. You can check out my Meren deck below. Let me know if you have any more questions, I'm always happy to answer.

Death Pits of Nel Toth

Commander / EDH* Squirrel_of_War


MrLizard on Rolling in the Rot

2 weeks ago

When Playing Izoni, you want as many creatures as possible instead of cards that do similar things because they count as extra insects when they die. It's also worth noting that creatures are the easiest thing to pull back out of the graveyard for repeated value. I propose the following changes:

Golgari Germination --> Sifter of Skulls OR Pawn of Ulamog

Deadbridge Chant --> Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Golgari Locket --> Sakura-Tribe Elder

Crawling Sensation --> Splinterfright

enigmadox on Help with Meren plz

1 month ago

It looks like your trying to go budget with this list as well as low cmc, and +1/+1 counters. Meren of Clan Nel Toth wants creatures to get those experience counters. As well as sac outlets. id recommend increasing creatures and cutting from mostly instants and some enchantments possibly sorcerys too. Also not entirely sure why your running Black Knight . On that note.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Carrion Feeder

Nantuko Husk

all low drop creature sac outlet to make those xp counters while meren is out yahenni can get particularly mean as he gets big from board wipes that he can survive.

Skullclamp card draw.

Ashnod's Altar sac outlet and mana.

Sakura-Tribe Elder is great ramp as if meren see it die she gets a xp counter and if she has 2 she just puts it on the battlefield at end step to ramp even more.

Wood Elves is also a good card to res to ramp ahead. It can even tutor Overgrown Tomb if you have one (they are going for about 7 bucks as of this comment don't know your budget.)

Corpsejack Menace explosive with +1/+1.

Fleshbag Marauder make em sac get a counter.

Plaguecrafter make em sac premium.

Merciless Executioner make em sac more.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest benefit from them sacing.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari benifit from sacing only if you can sac reliably though. i still feel she is worth mentioning.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord a sac outlet that gets big and can win you the game.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal get more counters.

Managorger Hydra get alot of counters.

Gyre Sage get ramp with +1/+1.

Poison-Tip Archer make em pay with life for all the death.

Skullwinder good for politics.

Pollenbright Druid uber cheap proliferate or +1/+1.

Ravenous Slime make other graveyard deck hate you as your creature get huge.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan a less potent but cheaper Death's Presence .

Scute Mob adorable and terrifing if left on the field to long.

Tendershoot Dryad if you like tokens.

Vigor he makes everything bigger.

Vulturous Zombie bird that gets big.

Winding Constrictor more counters

Golgari Grave-Troll dredge +1/+1 counter a golgari staple cheaper since the reprint

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1/+1 staple

you also might want creatures to bomb into with meren.

Avenger of Zendikar high cmc yes but if hes in the grave with enough xp free plants that get bigger or die for xp.

Hornet Queen same as avenger but deathtouch and flying they dont get bigger but dont really need to.

Underrealm Lich is a great way to filter through your top deck and load your graveyard. combos with the oh so pricey but oh so worth it Sylvan Library the way the replacement effect works with these two out has you drawing three cards keeping one putting two into the yard 3 times for 3 more cards in hand an 6 more in your graveyard for meren to see at endstep. (sorry if unnecessary i love that combo.)

i may have gone a little overboard (and could go on) but i think looking through the creatures i mentioned might be able to give the deck a shot in the arm probably aim for 30-35 creatures as thats what meren wants to abuse. thats just the creatures though and you still might want to look into increasing your ramp and card draw.

i hope this helps.

Zoinz on Bolas Wills It

1 month ago

Hello there Senomar, I really appreciate the response! :)

Yeah i have been on the fence of Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and hes definetly gonna go at some point!

I feel like languish is fine in MY meta, not that often that it will kill any of my own creatures as i run so few and it also kills Meren of Clan Nel Toth and other 4 toughness creatures in my meta :) As for Fiery Confluence theres not alot of artifacts that it would kill so i would go with radiant flames instead of it :P

If i go with the reasoning that Counterspell is bad in 3 colours then i should probably take out Cryptic Command aswell, but my manabase is trying to accomedate the color intensive spells i play, reason for not alot of utility lands. Except for Tectonic Edge which i want to be a wasteland later :)

Recently cut Go for the Throat and i know its kinda controversial with me just saying that theres not alot of artifacts in the format but had to try cutting a spot removal for Thought Erasure . Tho now i think about it i should probably have cut Terminate instead.

Maze of Ith , is definetly a card some people play, but i really dont like it even tho it can save you alot of damage.

As for the more expensive suggestions, i really want them all... Snapcaster Mage , Liliana, the Last Hope , Wasteland but money ;) Force of Will is a card im really not that big a fan of getting 1. because of the price 2. Don't like the card disadvantage it can give as my meta can be quite grindy. (Ofc i know its a amazing card) Force of Negation or Negate are considerations instead :)

OptimalGreen on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Was wondering you ever gonna add Phyrexian Tower in? I've been playtesting it and I think it's great in the deck. Sacrificing one snake for two black mana has been wonderful and there's other applications like saccing Soul Snuffers or Eternal Witness and than using Phyrexian Reclamation or Meren of Clan Nel Toth to get them back and use them again.

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Meren of Clan Nel Toth occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Golgari: 0.54%