Mikaeus, the Unhallowed


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Dark Ascension (DKA) Mythic Rare

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Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Legendary Creature — Zombie Cleric


Whenever a Human deals damage to you, destroy it.

Other non-Human creatures you control get +1/+1 and have undying. (When a creature with undying dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Discussion

ItsRuben on Competitive Edgar Markov

1 day ago

Thanks for the ideas!

Triskelion is indeed an auto-include with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. I would like to put in Yahenni, Undying Partisan, but what do I need to cut?

Also, I found an Imperial Seal for 68, so I'm definitely going to pick that one up. Is the mana good? Or do I need more swamps for Cabal Coffers and Nirkana Revenant? I would like your opinions please :)

Soup2DIE4 on [Critique Please] Marchesa's Army Needs You!

2 days ago

@Diakaine Dictate of Erebos is an amazing card for Marchesa, but I avoided putting it in because it might be too mean for my play group. I want everyone to have fun. My play group also has Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves banned, just beacuse they were used in every single EDH deck, and just could so easily swing a game so early. Same with Sol Ring. Variety and letting people get to play all their cool cards is what makes the game fun for us.

If I wasn't going for a budget deck, you bet I'd put Grave Pact and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed in my Marchesa deck. Definitely cards to add later down the road if I have some extra spending money.

Hound of Griselbrand was a nice suggestion. Thanks!

Diakaine on [Critique Please] Marchesa's Army Needs You!

2 days ago

One of my favorite combos is to completely lock out your opponents creatures using Grave Pact Dictate of Erebos and a sac outlet Viscera Seer or Ashnod's Altar. also Toxic Deluge is a great board wipe to lower you off the throne. and anything with undying will never die so Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is good or anything with undying Hound of Griselbrand and more protection for marchesa like Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots. heres my decklist if you would like to see Marchesa, the black death

Masne98888 on Cards that should be banned in EDH

6 days ago

Hi guys, thanks for you feedbacks.Your comments made me reflect, the goal of the banlist is not to destroy combo decks (it is impossible, even removing all the cards you suggested, new combos would come around); it is just to make the format more fun.Talking about cards like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Reveillark, it's true that they are used mostly for combos, but they can create some interesting interaction; i think in that case is up to the player to decide how to build the deck in order to not be unfair.You also suggested to ban Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sen Triplets and Iona, Shield of Emeria; i think those cards are pretty powerfull and very annoying to play against, but imo not over powered, so not ban worthy.Ultimately I decided to not ban any card you guys proposed, I just added them all to the "honorable mentions"; and following this logic i decided to remove Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker from the ban list.

But in the end i gotta say that this banlist is not meant to be my personal list; I want it to be open to the players and filled with their opinions, so if other people want the cards you proposed banned, i will put them in the banlist.

Neotrup on Does Chronozoa create Monster Mash ...

1 week ago

If you combined Murderous Redcap and Geralf's Messenger you'd have a single creature with both undying and persist. We can do this in black border by having Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Cauldron of Souls, and Brisela, Voice of Nightmares. In the black border world, both abilities would trigger, but the first one to resolve would return both cards, Bruna, the Fading Light and Gisela, the Broken Blade to the battlefield with either a +1/+1 counter or a -1/-1 counter on each of them (same type of counter), with the second trigger doing nothing as neither card was there for it to return. Why would the silver border case of a mashed Murderous Redcap and Geralf's Messenger work differently with the triggers only returning one each?

MoonTurtle7 on Cards that should be banned in EDH

1 week ago

Though admittedly quite a few of the cards on this list are annoying but not game breaking. Leaning towards things like necropotence and wheel effects. I mean they are strong. But rarely have these been the decider of the match. Banning wheels as a play style is not exactly justified, It's not leovold. You can answer it, as annoying as it is, it's not a strategy that says "I win" simply because they sat down and decided to play.


Deadeye Navigator Really should be on the list, if not Peregrine Drake and Palinchron Literal cards only used for insta-wins.

I even use this card but Paradox Engine has had it's time. It should be banned.

Mana Echoes and Food Chain, I mean these two are pretty obvious. Just devolving into combos most of the time and being abused so much there are decks entirely devoted to just these cards alone.

I'm also Dumbfounded Doubling Season has not been banned in any of it's formats. Made for the fungus and their spore counters, but never used for that purpose at all. The card is so powerful Wizards pretty much refuses to reprint it. I'm sorry to the superfriends players out there. But this card is broken and NEEDS to be banned in EDH and Modern end of story.

A player dropping vault crypt or a mox is a huge deal, and as much as I would like the extra slot, Sol Ring is not broken per say. It's extremely efficient and really solid, but not "I win the game".


I know I will catch some Flak for my opinions here but I can mention quite a few.

Iona, Shield of Emeria the fact that she's not banned is outright foolish. She's not fun, and can just outright stop players from playing the game... she has to be banned. the fact that she hasn't just displays the incompetence of those in charge of bans at the moment.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Undying is such a cool ability... too bad there are so many cards that were not printed with Undying in mind. This guy is just a combo enabler and is seen by most as nothing else. He should be banned as a commander and as a card honestly. playing this guy as a commander is dirty. oh I sneezed, I just did an infinite combo. He is WAY worse than Kiki-jiki. I was sad when I made a mikaeus deck and accidentally won... a lot, it's gone now.

Sen Triplets I mean seriously, Emrakul and these triplets are in the same boat. it's not fun having someone just steal your turn wiff your stuff. But the Triplets have the bonus of getting colors so yeah... this one is more of a gripe. But they're not fun to be across the table from most of the time.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, yeah... I mean seriously. I love this card, it has so much going for it, even has so many options of how she should be built. Best commander that came out in 2016 bar none. But she's literally too good. 4 cost, 4/4, 4 fantastic colors, Flying, vigilance, deatchtouch, AND lifelink WTF!?! and to top it off at your end step PROLIFERATE! For some mild comparison Saskia has vigilance and haste has her ability and is a 3/4 for 4 mana. Yidris literally just get 5/4 trample and his cascade power (which has a random factor to it), K&T get to be a 2/8 with a group hug ability and no keywords... and Breya at least gets to be Swiss army knife with no keywords. Out of the 5 she's just ridiculous. I mean proliferate alone is 95% why she's picked, and then some asshole on the design team has like. "SHE NEEDS ALL THE THINGS" If you literally just had these commanders trade with one another the atraxa player would be on top at the end on the trade always because she kills her target can fly over everybody else, doesn't tap and even has the benefit of gaining life on hit. being capable of Voltorn, superfriends, +1 and -1 counters, stax, AND MORE. No wonder she's one of the most popular commanders, she just outright puts most commanders to shame.

bem77 on Ayli Shutdown the Board

1 week ago

NV_1980 I was thinking of cutting Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Healer of the Pride for Tithe Drinker and Burnished Hart.

While Mikaeus is a beast of a card, I have 12 cards with the Human type line that this card does not synergize with.

filkinsmark on Church of Athreos - Cleric Tribal

1 week ago

Hey! Cool tribal scheme! I love tribes myself, bunch of different lists haha Just wondering if you felt Mikaeus, the Unhallowed would be a good fit? You seem to have 28 Human creatures, so he seems like he'd be able to give you a lot of value? You'd also be able to make better use of your Damnation then as well, without fear of losing your whole board!

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