Kaervek the Merciless
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Kaervek the Merciless

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, Kaervek the Merciless deals damage equal to that spell's converted mana cost/mana value to any target (creature, player or planeswalker).

amarthaler on EDH Sarevok, Deathbringer & Tavern Brawler

2 weeks ago

In order to make the new Commander + Background work, I've temporarily removed Kaervek the Merciless and Spinerock Knoll; although Spinerock Knoll likely won't ever get added back in :D

JosephStardust on amarthaler

1 month ago

Hey again, I did a rehaul of the deck considering both your and other advice I got from my play group at college. Firstly, I decided that Kaervek the Merciless would make a much more suitable commander for my burn-heavy playstyle. Second, I decided to re-focus the deck, to almost purely make it burn heavy. Since before, it was adding a few combos that I now feel were unneccesary and strayed away from the burn aspect (Darkest Hour + Spreading Plague ). And third, I think this time I am way more aggressive than I was previously. Thank you again for all the help :)

Gleeock on Who are the Commanders you …

4 months ago

Firelights. I know what you mean about excessive table talk too. Even though I still say I like "politics" decks. I am more into cards that force deals or decisions... More Machiavellian politics, the discernible difference is that I usually remember that we are all opponents in a free-for-all game & I let the cards force the interactions a little more ala: Curse of Opulence, Shiny Impetus. Otherwise, I've seen far too many "deals" & teamups go south on people, particularly the one accepting a proposition. I usually say, "I am going to send damage where I will, If you have a threat, show it to me now instead of trying to hang it over my head". That being said, I love punisher style politics: Kaervek the Merciless is a true delight to me :)


5 months ago

Amazing deck, I like your style! Just stole Tempting Contract, Gate to the AEther and Boldwyr Heavyweights for my Kaervek the Merciless enabler deck, thanks! Check it out, maybe you stumble across an artifact or red spell for your deck ;-) Kaervek the Instigater

ClockworkSwordfish on Winota's Legends

1 year ago

If you want to really make Winota sing, the answer is tokens! She can only pull human cards out of your library, so the nonhuman versions of the same aren't pulling as much weight as they could. If you drop something like Dragon Fodder or Raise the Alarm , however, that means two creatures who get to dig for a big, powerful human when they attack! Cards like Spectral Procession and Lingering Souls just up the numbers even more from there. Sure, the tokens probably won't live through combat, but when they're replacing themselves with fatties like Cabal Patriarch , Greven, Predator Captain and Kaervek the Merciless ... well, you probably won't mind too much!

kpres on Fling on Steroids

1 year ago

Very cool. I like all the free spells and I especially like how you included the old-school Nightscape Familiar .

I'm curious about why Sakashima is in here. What does it do? Just be a blue partner or another copy of Vial Smasher?

You might like to add a few ways to deal with graveyard-based decks, or recur your own spells. Cards like Mizzix's Mastery or Commit / Memory might be good.

With all the free spells, you might run out of cards to play. Something like Day's Undoing would help to play at the end of the turn, letting you refresh your hand with instants to play on opponents' turns.

Cards to remove for these:

griffstick on Commander Suggestion

1 year ago

I second Kaervek the Merciless but I also think with those cards you mentioned that they would fit well in a Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip deck. But I have built a kaervek deck and he just wins games. He is so good. I especially like playing him and punishing the players who pass turn. This always keeps the salt to a minimum

MindAblaze on Commander Suggestion

1 year ago

Since you’re already doing mean things you could telegraph it with Kaervek the Merciless ?

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