No Mercy


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) None
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare

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No Mercy


Whenever a creature deals damage to you, destroy it.

No Mercy Discussion

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 week ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

1 week ago

Sorry for taking a little while to respond all, i'll knock out all your questions in one post:

  • The_Raven_Guy "what’s your take on Intruder Alarm ?" - good question. My opinion on IA is that it's an excellent card, but with a massive drawback - your opponents can take advantage of it as well. That means you can only play that card when you know your are going to go off, you don't have the luxury of playing it at an earlier point and use it as a means of improving your board state. I prefer to be more shrewd in my dealings with my opponents, and I don't like to play cards that anyone could potentially take advantage of. IA is a good card, and definitely worth inclusion in any combo deck that can take advantage of it - but it doesn't afford you much flexibility in it's use.

  • degli, "what do u think about Smothering Tithe ?" - definitely an interesting card, and an excellent mana ramp source for mono-white, and decks that don't have access to mana dorks or green. Within the context of this deck, I wouldn't see much use for Smothering Tithe as it would be disadvantageous to be dependent on opponents to generate me mana - I want my mana at a moment's notice, and under my terms. Again, Smothering Tithe is a great card - but more useful in something that has more stax effects - with cards like Propaganda and No Mercy alongside it.

  • dhoby87, "Any thoughts on my deck list?" Give me a little bit of time and i'll leave you a well thought out post on your deck page. For now, i'll toss ya a +1 as a start.

whiledpayne on Chainer Fun

2 weeks ago

Strangelove mainly i wanted to lean to stax about as much as this list is now, maybe add a couple more enchantments that I like, No Mercy or Oppression

and i do like alot of your sugestions , except Burnished Hart it is a little mana intensive which is why it got cut. it pretty much reads 6 mana 2 lands, by the time i have six mana i am off to doing other things.

other than that what is some fat that you see that should be trimmed and replaced with what? I really would like to here your feedback thank you

Joe_Ken_ on Marchesa, Queen At Arms

3 weeks ago

multimedia I need to update the deck since I do have a few of the cards you are suggesting and I need to remove and swap some stuff out.

I would like to keep Sorin, Grim Nemesis in the deck since it has just won me a game before.

Archetype of Courage gives my creatures first strike which is more to combo with Queen Marchesa for deathtouch.

I keep Protector of the Crown in in case I need to get the monarchy back and because it combos really well with Hammer of Nazahn

I like Torment of Hailfire but I could see removing it since I’m not playing mono black and don’t have a crazy amount of mana ramp.

I’ve been meaning to put in my Luminarch Ascension , Windborn Muse , No Mercy , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , and Enlightened Tutor . I also have a Containment Priest so I should probably put that in since it also goes good with Kaya, Ghost Assassin

I would like to hear your reasons for making some of the cuts you suggest.

Ripwater on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

3 weeks ago

Patolea Next to Ghostly Prison etc you could also try and run No Mercy ? Also Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker really helps with not being attacked.

I'm also thinking of running maybe Grenzo, Havoc Raiser . I often have problems keeping the monarch, if I can start to goad their creatures with a 1/1 haste deathtouch creature.... But not so sure how reliant that solution will be :)

Rahvin_dom on Draconic Overlord

3 weeks ago

Got a chance to play at the LGS last night, and it was glorious.

I landed an early No Mercy , which effectively prevented my opponents from attacking me. The Nekusar player correctly informed the rest of the table that this was unwise, but they failed to listen. I was able to largely bide my time and build up mana, with Tezzeret, Artifice Master providing some card draw. I held up Cyclonic Rift and waited for the opportune moment.

That moment arrived after the Atraxa player had killed my other two opponents and was swinging in at me for a 1-shot Commander damage kill. I Rifted at the end of combat. He was already tapped out. At the end of his turn, I cast Wheel and Deal . He was sad. The God-Pharaoh was pleased.

On my turn, I landed Bolas's Citadel . I cast Vampiric Tutor from my hand to put Omniscience on the top, then cast it for 10 life off Citadel. Kess, Dissident Mage . Consecrated Sphinx . Draw 2 from Tezzeret. Whispering Madness on top, cast for 4 life. I filled my hand, and was able to use Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal to kill my opponent with an arbitrarily large Torment of Hailfire for the awesome flavor win.

It was a very good night.

MonkeySit on Phenax Mill

1 month ago

Oh the puns are real in that comment haha!

Good to know that my thought process was on the money thinking of the LabMan and yeah Jace would be good too (I have one which means no need to buy more cards).

when you say "they could kill me" I assume you mean by means of me milling myself instead? or do you mean that having such a large amount of draw would put a huge target on me for my playgroup to go after? Sorry haha was just trying to work out if your suggesting the Notion Thief combo is a valid tactic?

Yeah, I completely agree - that's a brilliant idea. It seems to be a much more stable way of winning as opposed to something like a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth to recycle my cards to keep milling. Why not just mill myself once the option presents itself - milling 92 cards is much easier than 276 haha!

Interesting concept being able to bring back my creatures from the graveyard like that.. it would certainly add to the Rise of the Dark Realms which is already in the list. I must agree that I'm not sure if I'll include them or not but I will definitely keep them in mind!

I have also been thinking of another maybe-card being Underworld Dreams . I'd probably remove Notion Thief though if I was going to do that.

I am picking up a huge portion of the list in about 15 minutes and I can safely say that this weekend I'm going to Traumatize my friends and show them No Mercy ! heh..heh heh..

DemonDragonJ on Bolas Wheel

1 month ago

Have you considered Dread in place of No Mercy ? It does cost 2 more mana, but, for that additional cost, it is a 6/6 creature that is difficult to block and automatically recurs itself when it dies.

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No Mercy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Black: 0.16%

Rakdos: 0.19%