Now the #2 Meren deck on TappedOut!!!

Welcome to a A budget version of Meren for those looking for some graveyard fun but have limited money to do so! This deck uses Meren as well as some other cards to cause some graveyard shenanigans as well as some control against your opponents.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier, This guy is fun and will help us achieve the combo that we want or any other card for that matter!

Necrotic Ooze + Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion. This is the main combo of the deck also known as our main wincon. As stated above we can use Sidisi to get a Buried Alive and then focus on getting the Ooze reanimated for the win. If not Sidisi well we still have some options like Diabolic Tutor, Dark Petition, Mastermind's Acquisition and also Razaketh, the Foulblooded. So we should be able to get to a wincon reliably. However if the above is a no fly zone then we default to Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and Phyrexian Devourer thus killing the board in one swail foop! THEN if that doesn't work we bring out good ol' Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

Now should that fail we turtle up and control the board. We will be using cards like Merciless Executioner, Fleshbag Marauder, as well as some creature STAX effects by abusing Dictate of Erebos, and also Butcher of Malakir. Thankfully with the amount of creatures/tokens we have fodder is readily available.

Strionic Resonator, Becuase abusing Meren's ability more than once is just too good

Eternal Witness, do you like getting tutors and various other cards that aren't creatures back to you hand repeatedly? Yeah, so do I!

Lastly let us look upon the glory that is Living Death because let's be honest, this card is a late game bomb that really shakes up the game!

I would add that you not believe TappedOut's price total at the bottom of this deck. I went in to TCG and did some digging and was able to get my total of the deck around the $138 mark fairly easily so I am sure you can as well if not perhaps cheaper. Also I would like to thank you for taking a look at my deck! If you like it please consider hitting the upvote button. If not and you think it is garbage let's have a chat about what you think. I am always willing to hear people out. Thanks again everyone! Cheers!

Note: I have yet to make changes to the deck since new cards have come out from C18, M19 and GoR. I have been paying attention to the cool stuff that has come out, I just haven't had a lot of time to sift through the deck properly.


Updates Add

First off I would like to start this update off by thanking all of the 102 people who have upvoted this deck. I am grateful for all of you.

Second the changes that are coming involve me updating the description a bit and also some card changes as well. Don't worry this deck is still certainly under $150 currently we are at $130 as of writing this. I decided to increase the price of the deck overall because I realized that I could really increase the power level for about $20. Thus keeping myself great budget wise while also making sure that I can keep up with some other decks. I am very pleased with the result. What are your guy's thoughts?

The card changes that have occurred are as follows:

Greed ---> Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip

Beseech the Queen ---> Mastermind's Acquisition

Hero's Downfall ---> Ravenous Chupacabra

Mycoloth ---> Avenger of Zendikar

Sifter of Skulls ---> Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Pawn of Ulamog ---> Twilight Prophet

Shriekmaw ---> Journey to Eternity  Flip

Evolutionary Leap ---> Eldritch Evolution

Demon of Dark Schemes ---> Vindictive Lich

Swamp ---> Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Archfiend of Depravity ---> Explosive Vegetation

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25% Casual

75% Competitive

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 3 weeks
Exclude colors WUR
Splash colors G

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.36
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 3/3 Beast, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 2/2 Morph, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, 1/1 City's Blessing, Experience
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Top rank #7 on 2018-06-10
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3 months ago)

+1 Solemn Simulacrum maybe