Mesmeric Fiend

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Common
Torment (TOR) Common

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Mesmeric Fiend

Creature — Nightmare Horror

When Mesmeric Fiend enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.

When Mesmeric Fiend leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to its owner's hand.

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Mesmeric Fiend Discussion

StopShot on Alesha, Death’s Cruel Mistress

1 week ago

If you'd like more ways of exiling your opponents stuff I'd recommend Faceless Butcher, Mesmeric Fiend, Leonin Relic-Warder, Petravark.

If you'd like to add more insult to injury I'd use cards like Tainted AEther, Shivan Harvest, Vampiric Rites, and Erratic Portal as other ways to trigger the leave the battlefield effect before the enter the battlefield effect. Flameshadow Conjuring and Panharmonicon can also double those triggers as well.

BoozeUsually on UltraBudget Value Meren

2 months ago

ZendikariWol

Entomber Exarch and Mesmeric Fiend definitely sound like cards to consider. I like the value package the deck has going now but really just don't know how it closes out games without Nooze/Mike & Friends combos. I guess I am going for keeping the board clear with Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, and Dictate of Erebos and then finish up with Kessig Cagebreakers and Pathbreaker Ibex for lethal combat.

ZendikariWol on UltraBudget Value Meren

2 months ago

I have a definite contempt for stax in commander. Leave the spiky trash for legacy.

So for outlets, the all-stars are, maybe Corpse Traders if you have a combo-y meta, Disciple of Bolas, Perilous Forays, Quagmire Druid is a MUST, Stronghold Assassin, and surprisingly Vampiric Rites.

A couple wraths: Killing Wave, Necromantic Selection, and Plague Boiler (a great bluff if your opponents can't remove it).

Targets include Dawntreader Elk, Entomber Exarch, Mesmeric Fiend can be sac'd in response to the etb which resolves in this order: first you sac it, then it leaves the battlefield, then it enters. Essentially exile a card in an opponent's hand. Primal Druid, Reclamation Sage, Thragtusk, and Veteran Explorer.

TwelveOpossum on tiny leader ayli

2 months ago

Hi this is Derek.

Okay here's the obvious weak links:Deadeye Harpooner: Fine card, probably would be better as something like Fiend Hunter, though (there's a combo with Ayli).Disciple of the Vault: I think your artifact theme is a lil light.Encampment Keeper: If you want an anthem, you are probably better off with a legit lord or non-creature anthem effect. If you want to go the lord route, you'd probably need to go more tribal. Also there's definitely other 1 CMC monstros that would give you some boost.Master Trinketer: Probably a bit too slow. Fine card, though.Solemn Recruit: Little off the main goals of the deck. Good card, though - maybe also consider Mirran Crusader if you want this kind of lad?Battle at the Bridge: Definitely would need stronger artifact theme for this to be actively good. It's fine, it's just not actively good. One potential option is Profane Command?Chaplain's Blessing: This sort of lifegain tends to be bad. Maybe consider a triggered source? Depending on budget, Sword of War and Peace seems good. Sylvok Lifestaff too. Even Inspiring Cleric from Innistrad (which also gives you a body for Ayli).Shadows of the Past: Seems okay but maybe something a little cheaper for a powerful effect? Spirit Bonds might be sick here.Decomission: I think there's probably better alternatives for artifact/enchantment destruction.

Obvious omissions:Lingering Souls is INSANE.If you want to go the token route, you may want to consider anthems (Spear of Heliod, Glorious Anthem, Mirror Entity, Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit), as well as other powerful token makers (Secure the Wastes, Sword of Body and Mind, Brimaz, King of Oreskos, Monastery Mentor).For removal, consider sweepers (Slaughter the Strong, Forced March, Black Sun's Zenith, Retribution of the Meek) as well as the really strong point removal (Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares) and the really cheap removal that's considerably worse (Vendetta, Smother, Ulcerate) and the more flexible removal that can hit everything (Vindicate, Anguished Unmaking).

Mother of Runes is sick.Sacrifice outlets have a few obvious combos in Fiend Hunter, Mesmeric Fiend and Tidehollow Sculler.Orzhov Signet is good.Card draw is good. There's not a lot of good card draw in BW. I would suggest Skeletal Scrying or maybe Damnable Pact.Finally, gots to have some way to interact with graveyards (people DEFINITELY use them in the format). Bojuka Bog is the standard. People often rock Tormod's Crypt and Relic of Progenitus too.For mana base, maybe Orzhov Guildgate, Scoured Barrens and Forsaken Sanctuary as well as Caves of Koilos and Orzhov Basilica (a sick combo with Bojuka Bog). More expensive options are Godless Shrine, Isolated Chapel and Shambling Vent.

ConfusedQuagsire on Demonic Devotion

2 months ago

My bad, Inferno1337 I didn't check if it was legal. I was just thinking that if it was Mesmeric Fiend than it couldn't be the target of cards such as Naturalize.

Inferno1337 on Demonic Devotion

2 months ago

But Mesmeric Fiend isn't modern legal...

ConfusedQuagsire on Demonic Devotion

2 months ago

Maybe try Mesmeric Fiend instead of Brain Maggot

multimedia on G/B Budget Elves, Help Wanted

3 months ago

Hey, you asked for my help. This is a very nice budget Elf deck, good job. To make $120 budget be prepared to cut quite a few cards.

To hit a $120 price point consider cutting:

Eladamri makes Elves unable to interact with Heritage Druid or Ezuri's regenerate. The combo of Heritage and Nettle Sentinel is one of the strongest Elf combos. Dwynen is the least good Elf lord because she can't interact with Collected Company replace her with more Imperious Perfect. Champion is fine, but cutting him cuts $7. You can replace him with one more Imperious Perfect.

Harbringer is also fine, but pretty slow cutting her cuts $5. Consider cutting Hopes replacing it with 4x Duress or 4x Mesmeric Fiend this will cut $4. The double black casting cost of Hopes is going to be very hard to cast because Elves are only making green mana not black. Only 4x sources of black mana is not enough to consistently cast Hopes when you need it in the early to mid game.

Duress is a better card than Fiend, but Fiend can interact with Company or take a creature either one is disrupting your opponent most importantly taking a potential board wipe. Consider cutting Grip for 2x Reclamation Sage cutting $3. Sage is an Elf and can interact with Company. Cutting 1x Decay from the sideboard cuts $4.


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