Merieke Ri Berit

Legendary Creature — Human

Merieke Ri Berit doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Gain control of target creature as long as you control Merieke Ri Berit. When Merieke Ri Berit leaves the battlefield or becomes untapped, destroy that creature. It can't be regenerated.

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Merieke Ri Berit Discussion

Rzepkanut on Good starter Commanders

23 hours ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned and Edric, Spymaster of Trest are a great starter commanders. You can easily build a big creature based deck and go battle cruiser mode with those. I find since they have "group hug" aspects to them that they can also help out politically in games. It's nice to be ignored because you are helping people draw cards :) Also those 2 color combos are filled with powerful EDH cards. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons can be cheap enough to build, has been very impressive to me already, and her colors are also super powerful. Omnath, Locus of Rage is outrageously powerful and can also be budget. I think you can base in green and build anything for cheap and it can work. I only recommend green because its much cheaper to buy green ramp spells than tier 1 artifact mana and dual/fetches. The mana base of your deck can end up being much cheaper and still work great if you base in green. Cost is important to most people just starting out in the format. If that's not an issue than I would just go for something powerful. Look at 3 color ones like Merieke Ri Berit, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Rafiq of the Many or the aforementioned Maelstrom Wanderer.

I have builds of most of the commanders I mentioned on this site, you can look at my profile to see them. Maybe you will get ideas. Good luck!

TheDevicer on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

4 days ago

I mean, just play Brago? Aside from that, there's Merieke Ri Berit. Blinking her is pretty good. If you want a toolbox general that can get you stuff on command, even good blink targets, there's Zur the Enchanter.

falverin on Esper Council

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the in-depth review!

I hadn't even considered Conjurer's Closet, but since i have it, it definitely will be included to abuse Merieke Ri Berit! I took out what i thought were the "weakest" advisors including Dread, since the white advisor Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker does a similar ability while remaining on theme.

I couldn't rememeber what the other 'council' spells were aside from 'Will of the Council', so I am very glad you recommended Expropriate and Capital Punishment.

Im also considering adding Panharmonicon, thoughts?

chilbi on Name A Card, Any Card

1 month ago

Wtf - when did that one spike so hard?! Sorry mate, I did not pay attention to the price tag. Merieke Ri Berit for some creature control?

Raging_Squiggle on Best Copy-cat colors

1 month ago

So, on to my next, semi-casual EDH deck. I've had it on the back burner for quite some time now, and I've decided to try my hand at creating a clone deck with a subtheme of stealing or reanimating.

The reason for this deck's creation is I occasionally get complaints from people not liking my decks or it's too mean. This deck will only be as good as my opponent's, so if they complain, they end up inadvertently bashing their own deck building skills. (Lol).

Anyway! I have a couple ideas in mind, and I'd like to know what you all think!

  1. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind (Non mill)
    I used to have a mill Lazav deck. But that wasn't very fun in the long term. 2 Colors, less ability for reactions, but more consistent. Only has to see the creature enter the graveyard from anywhere. Copies, doesn't steal. 4 Mana. Hexproof.

  2. The Mimeoplasm
    I have most of the land base for BUG, as I used to run Damia. Adds green for ramp and Progenitor Mimic and Altered Ego. Adds reanimator cards like Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Provides reaction cards for artifacts and enchantments. But is more expensive to cast, and requires 2 creatures in graveyards to interact with.

  3. Merieke Ri Berit & Rubinia Soulsinger
    I haven't played with these before, so I don't know how I would like them. They have decent abilities, however each one either lacks a good color for thieving/copying, or has a color that is not suited for the theme.

  4. Sakashima the Impostor
    I have probably 3 mono-U decks, so a fourth isn't too appealing to me. On top of that, it loses both black and green, making me resort to more preemptive responses to threats, making me run more counterspells. Which at that point ends up being my Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. But if someone can make a good argument for this one, i'll take it into consideration.

  5. Marchesa, the Black Rose
    Trading Green for Red, or just adding Red, has come across my mind before. It allows for Dack's Duplicant, and more steal effects. However, I feel like this deck would turn into a combo deck at some point with Marchesa, which I'm not intending to do here.

Anyway! I'd love to hear your thoughts! As a side tangent, but still relevant, if there are commanders in some combinations of these colors, while not sticking to the theme of copy/steal, that you think would be good to use, let me know!

Rzepkanut on I BERIT you didn't see that coming!

1 month ago

Love the deck, seems good. I have a couple ideas. If you knew all this already then awesome, but just in case I wanted to share. First off...

The Ultimate Merieke Ri Berit Tech:If there are instant speed untap effects available (like Thousand-Year Elixir) when we want to tap Merieke Ri Berit to steal a creature, we can put an untap effect on the stack before the theft effect resolves, and then untap and retap her to steal another creature (before the first theft or its self destruct has resolved). It will always resolve the self destruct part before the theft part of each new untap effect. So each instant speed untap effect in play means another creature that can be stolen simultaneously each time we tap her. I have had a Merieke deck for years, and just found out about this tech a couple months ago on this website.

You are running Aphetto Alchemist + Illusionist's Bracers = infinite untaps. You may know the combo, if not there you go. I didnt notice those cards went infinite when I put them both in my Merieke deck at first. I just used those cards because they have their own synergies with the deck. If you add in Archivist (which is great with all the untap effects running around here too) you can draw your whole deck with the combo too.

Also personally I would change Retreat to Coralhelm into Blessed Alliance. Its an instant speed untap and it can kill most creatures Merieke cannot steal. I was underwhelmed by retreat in play testing.

If you are looking for other cuts maybe use less cards that just hose creatures that Merieke could otherwise deal with. As far is things to add, maybe more cards to protect her. She has such a target on her all the time. Lightning Greaves and Darksteel Plate work well for me.

Here you can check out my deck too, maybe you will find somethingelse. Happy gathering!

Merieke, Goddess of Theft

Commander / EDH Rzepkanut


ironmindraph on Best Commanders for Politics

2 months ago

Merieke Ri Berit is definitely one of the best political commander. Also, have a look at Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Cromat if you like 5 colors good stuff decklist and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

DaftVader on Best Commanders for Politics

2 months ago

Nobody does politics quite as well as Merieke Ri Berit. As long as you make it clear at the start that you intend to meddle rather than simply kill everything it shouldn't turn into a game of archenemy. Example of what I mean: Bad People doing Bad Things - Merieke Thievery.

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