Kaervek the Merciless

Kaervek the Merciless

Legendary Creature — Human Shaman

Whenever an opponent plays a spell, Kaervek the Merciless deals damage to target creature or player equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal

Kaervek the Merciless occurrence in decks from the last year

Kaervek the Merciless Discussion

Unlife on Theater of Insanity

6 months ago

Wound Reflection could fit, it also combos with Havoc Festival. Temporal Extortion as life loss or possible take another turn. Rain of Gore to prevent lifegain, maybe Kaervek the Merciless

bosny on Sisay Garna Kaervek Gerrard?

6 months ago

theFro they're not banned so much as not yet legal

thanks for the insights! i put this together half asleep one night, definitely just a prototype atm

i think i want to, like, get Pitiless Plunderer online, make loads of treasures off of creatures dying so i can kill a bunch off with Kaervek the Merciless or even Massacre Girl, have them come back to hand with Garna, the Bloodflame or play with Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero, repeat and then maybe win off of Syr Konrad, the Grim or such

mostly i feel like sisay decks tend to be "legendary goodstuff" and i wanted to play with the idea of a combo, secret commanders deck - she essentially allows you to partner anyt

Unlife on The Good, the Odd, & the Ugly (3 Commanders)

7 months ago

I'd recommend Kaervek the Merciless just to squeeze out a bit more damage

griffstick on Looking for card suggestions.

8 months ago

I'm a big rakdos fan and kearvek is my favorite rakdos cmdr so far. I'm a timmy type player who likes to have 25 to 30 creatures to a deck. I want to make a deck based around damage not life loss. I also want most of the creatures and enchantments to do passive or direct damage. I dont want a rakdos creature hate group slug Enchantment deck.

Oh yea the commander is Kaervek the Merciless and I'm using a Companion who is Obosh, the Preypiercer so odd spells only.

The deck is built I'm just looking for improvements.

The deck link is here. Kaervek+obosh

I'd prefer the suggestions to be made on the deck page. Thank you all in advance.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Considering has not only a lack of spell-slinger commanders, but Nikya of the Old Ways and Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, which actively counter that strategy, I think it's the least likely to have that idea represented.

Referenced on Gruul Locket:

Gna, Spell Brute

Creature - Ogre Shaman

Whenever a creature you countrol becomes the target of an instant or sorcery, it gets a +1/+1 counter and fights target creature you don't control.

Whenever a creature dies as a result of fighting, target creature gets X +1/+1 counters, where X is the creature's toughness.


It's kinda a fighting commander more than anything else.

I'd like to see a Hate-based Rakdos commander. Dragonlord Kolaghan, Kaervek the Merciless , and Tsabo Tavoc are probably the closest, but don't really hate on a particular mechanic/strategy/effect, etc.

I think I've been Ninja'd, if so, see above.

griffstick on None

8 months ago

Kaervek the Merciless does a better job of killing creatures and he can dome people to the face

dingusdingo on Suggestions for Rakdos?

9 months ago

The ultimate chad deck and absolute blast to play Kaervek the Merciless. Spam your deck with creature sweepers like Pyroclasm and Anger of the Gods and Damnation to slow down the extremely creature heavy meta and BTFO elf mana. Run a suite of mana rocks and accelerators/rituals to power out your high CMC commander. Run cards that do well in longer games and stalled out boards, like repeated draw effects Phyrexian Arena or creature spam Bitterblossom Goblin Rabblemaster. Also a big fan of cards that punish players, like Curse of Marit Lage or Painful Quandary. Throw in some good creatures (with 4+ toughness so you can spam red board sweeper spells), some reanimator spells, and some card draw, and your combo to win, and you've got a nasty little deck.

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