Creature — Elephant
When Terastodon enters the battlefield, you may destroy up to three target noncreature permanents. For each permanent put into a graveyard this way, its controller puts a 3/3 green Elephant creature token onto the battlefield.
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|Commander Anthology (CM1)||Rare|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Rare|
|Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Terastodon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%
RG (Gruul): 0.96%
1 month ago
finnegang, thanks for the suggestions! Considering your suggestions:
Proteus Staff probably should be an inclusion. But note the downside as well: "put target creature on the bottom if its OWNER'S library. You cannot thieve a creature to polymorph into your own. This would work for your tokens, however.
Evolutionary Leap does not synergize well with the polymorph mechanic. You want your creatures to remain in your deck, and cheat them out directly from there.
Synthetic Destiny is not as "instant-speed" as it first seems. Read the fine print: "at the beginning of the next end step". The downsides are subtle, but the deck would need some tuning: you lose the thief effect of a main phase Molten Primordial, you lose the combat advantage of flipping a Void Winnower before attack phase, you may flip an untimely Terastodon.
2 months ago
Kaioken88 Thanks for the inquiry! I believe that Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house in Karador, to the fact that she will reanimate for free and combos extremely well with Karmic Guide. The reason why Karmic Guide and Phyrexian Delver are so crucial in this deck is because you get to "cheat" in creatures for less life, cost, etc. If for example you play Buried Alive, to target Karmic Guide, Sheoldred, Whispering One, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, if you have any reanimate in hand ex. Reanimate, you would target the Karmic Guide taking 5 life but bringing in Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Sheoldred, Whispering One, not paying the echo cost and letting it hit the graveyard to then bring it back with shoeldred or undying with Mikaues, thus being able to target everything in your graveyard for a lot cheaper and quicker. Sheoldred, Whispering One adds Immediate pressure to the board, especially below turn 4.
As to casting combos at 14 mana, that almost never happens because Karador loves to cheat creatures, with Karmic Guide, Victimize, Unburial Rites, Reanimate, Dread Return, Phyrexian Delver, etc. Honestly this deck can take the win without ever casting your commander.
Protean Hulk is definitely a fit for a more competitive game, so feel free to add it. As for land destruction, your best option would be adding Terastodon and just pinging the lands. If you have an objective and want recurring abilities, Altar of Dementia then continuing to reanimate through mikaues, the unhallowed or Karador, Ghost Chieftain, or any other reanimate spell would be ideal. And that works for any card that you would like to put on Lockdown. Yosei, the Morning Star has the ability to gridlock the entire board and I have done it multiple times. Woodfall Primus, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Archon of Justice, and Ashen Rider can all have the same devastating effect of combo-ing off.
What is so destructive about Karador is that there is no real threat that your opponent can play unless they exile your graveyard.
3 months ago
Hey love seeing new meren decks out there. This is the deck that I have been using since meren has been out https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ . I recommend taking a peak and hopefully there might be some fun stuff for you to find. If you have any questions on why I use or dont use certain cards feel free to ask.
So one thing Meren decks love to do is abuse ETB or LTB triggers and sac outlets. So I recommend any card that helps synergize with those type of effects or have those type of effects. A good ETB trigger is Terastodon, it blows up a lot of stuff and is easy to cast with cards like Natural Order or Pattern of Rebirth which I recommenced putting in your deck as well. Things that enjoy dying is nice like Mindslicer. This card is nice because it really hurts your opponenets but you enjoy having stuff in your graveyard so you benefit from having mind slicer be constantly sac.
Having a Demonic Tutor is nice but also any tutors that you can abuse will also be nice. For example Fierce Empath, Woodland Bellower, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier are really nice. A nice combo is fierce empath can tutor woodland for you and woodland can then get you any of your strong 3 drops, the reverse can happen as well. you can play woodland get fierce empath to enter and then you can get your hulk or combo piece out.
For planeswalker, Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip is an amazing one to have. I recommend cutting vraska but that is just because I personally think all the vraskas are bad for edh decks, especially meren edh decks.
If you want to be rude, Contamination is a nice card to lock out most decks with.
Also I recommend going down to 36 lands and then when you add more mana dork and ramp you should go below 36 lands. High Market is a good land cause its a 0 mana sac outlet for your deck.
If you want a strong and fair win, It That Betrays is really strong especially because it can steal other commanders.
I hope you end up having a lot of fun playing meren and I hope this advice helps out.
3 months ago
goldlion Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll give my thoughts on all of them here:
Commander Eesha Cool card! love the art and seems very useful! My one thought is that I prioritized keeping my evasive creatures mostly below 4cmc, since ideally I'd like to swing in on the turn Marisi hits the board. This still seems like it could be worth including though since it's always gonna be unblockable.
Terastodon is a card I've always liked, but I just wasn't sure if its cost was too high for this mostly aggressive deck. Definitely worth a try though, I'll test some games with him!
Blade of Selves Awesome, unique effect, and I have one in my collection already! Great suggestion!
Primal Vigor I had one, but I gave it to the Ghired player. I'll get one for sure when I get a chance, it's great in the deck, but it's sadly pretty expensive.
I agree with the thought about small flyers, I'll probably want some better evasive stuff, though hopefully still low on the curve. Happy to hear more ideas if you have any!
Some other cards I found in my collection since putting this list together, and am considering adding, are Sunblast Angel, Master Warcraft, Rhythm of the Wild, and Naya Charm The first two seem especially suited to the deck's goals, while the latter two are just solid and flexible cards in our colors. I like that Sunblast Angel can wipe the board of our last oppenent standing, so that we can easily finish them off at the game's finale.
3 months ago
Maybe removing a few more of the straight vanilla fliers? As much to get it to 100 as to keep it to novel cards that spice things it up. I like that goblin ballon brigade makes you work for it... not efficient, but fun(ny).
Oh man, I remember I used to have a Soltari Foot Soldier... totally forgot about that card, but I remember loving the art when I had it 22 years ago. Bonus points for this one.
I like the cards that are giving other people creatures.. What about Descent of the Dragons as a removal for things that are hurting your strategy, and as a trade giving them beaters to hit your other opponents? Sharing is caring after all. Terastodon could also be excellent in the flavour of removal.
An eventual card to add—if this deck proves to be fun enough to keep together and do 1 or 2 little upgrades for—would be Blade of Selves. Myriad cards could be great to explore in general, but it's nice to be able to choose which creature has it.
Primal Vigor? A sweet global enchantment, especially when you WANT to give other people tokens and counters.
I wish there was black in here... Clackbridge Troll (eldraine) would be fun.
Loving the chaos!!
4 months ago
With all the effects that grant trample, Terastodon can clear up a lot of problems, and trample largely negates the draw back, and if you want 18 power, you can just get 18 power.
Neat deck, I'm thinking of trying out this Multani as well, always thought he'd be a fun commander.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Nice meren deck. This is mine that I have been using since meren has came out as a card. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/graveyard-queen-meren-of-clan-nel-toth/ If you have any questions on why I use or dont use a card let me know, I am always happy to help other meren players out.
Having a Liliana, Heretical Healer Flip and Reanimate is nice for backup reanimation cards. Meren does typically get targeted so you want your 99 to be really tight and well. Then Meren is just the nice gravy engine that takes the deck from 100% to 1000%. So having similar effects of Meren is nice.
Sac outlets are very important for meren cause you want your exp counters to be as high as possible. It also synergizes well with merens ability. Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are nice ones to use cause they can generate mana. Carrion Feeder is a good one drop sac outlet that can sac itself. Protip: you mainly want creatures that can sac themselves and others vs just others. The exception to the rule is creatures with really strong abilities like Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Diabolic Intent is very nice because it is a tutor and a sac ability combined together.
Because meren ability revolves around bringing the dead back to life, you want creatures that can either kill themselves, have strong etb triggers, or like to die so you abuse meren ability and get a lot of value. Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, and Merciless Executioner are some creatures that a really solid etb trigger. I recommend at least running Plaguecrafter. Terastodon has a very nice etb trigger, it also synergizes well with natural order. Getting a turn 3 or turn 4 terastodon and targeting 3 lands is a nice way to get somebody to scoop. Mindslicer is a wonderful creature in meren decks, you sac it get an exp counter, make everybody top deck, and you fill up your graveyard. Everybody is suffering except you.
You are playing black and green so you have access to some really strong tutors. Pattern of Rebirth is a really good one because it just grabs any creature. Woodland Bellower is nice because it puts the tutor creature onto the battlefield, Fierce Empath is a nice tutor to grab any of your big creatures. Whats nice is both these cards synergize with each other so you can cast woodland bellower, tutor fierce empath and then grab another big creature Or do the inverse and you can do fierce empath to grab woodland so then woodland can get you a useful small creature. What is also nice is both of these are creature cards so you can abuse them with meren ability and keep tutoring cards each turn.
Some straight upgrades. Instead of Wall of Roots use Devoted Druid. Same mana cost but you can use devoted druid ability more then once per turn, plus when it dies you get an exp counter. Instead of Nyx Weaver use Altar of Dementia, same mana cost but easier to cast cause colorless, its a sac outlet so it synergizes with the deck better. It also has a higher roof which means you can mill yourself much more then 2 per turn. Also its ability if flexible and you have the option to mill other people but that isnt as strong as just milling yourself. Instead of Glowspore Shaman try Entomb or Buried Alive, it allows you to search your deck and pick what card you want to put in your graveyard. What is also nice is entomb is at instant speed.
I hope this helps a lot.