Merciless Executioner


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Fate Reforged (FRF) Uncommon

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Merciless Executioner

Creature — Orc Warrior

When Merciless Executioner enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.

Merciless Executioner Discussion

bradtheimpaler13 on Syr Konrad, the Grim

4 days ago

Fleshbag Marauder would be better than Merciless Executioner cause he's a zombie could be relevant for Gravecrawler . Vilis, Broker of Blood is cool.

Vazeal_Templari on Death is For Other Colors

1 week ago

DaitokujiAmnael Unfortunately I couldn't see what I would remove for Tainted Strike , but as for Shriekmaw i have Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner which act the same with double triggers, but it says sacrifice so it gets around Indestructible and I just sac them to themselves

MoonHollow124 on Chainer, Nightmare Adept

2 weeks ago

So I was mucking about with the Anje precon and I decided to play with Chainer, Nightmare Adept . And it was fantastic. Just a precon with a few better lands and a new commander. Now I want to build a chainer deck that is a staxy, nasty, wrathy deck where I play a Plaguecrafter / Fleshbag Marauder / Merciless Executioner over and over and just keep my opponents off of creatures. So I'm doing that. What do I do to win/keep the destruction rolling after they can play 2+ creatures a turn? (I'm playing Dictate of Erebos ). I also want a handful of madness cards just because you can cast them off of Chainer. Probably a handful of the best. I have a bunch of them because I have the precon. Any suggestions for the deck?

feyner on Greven Hansen, predator Hunter

3 weeks ago

Permanents that let you pay life for free are allstars in Greven. Fortunately, the ones you don't have are also cheap. Moltensteel Dragon , Souldrinker , Soul Channeling , Unspeakable Symbol are all good.

After dumping up to 16 life into these, you're total might be getting low. That's why lifelink is critical for Greven. You're missing the cheap ones again: Cartouche of Ambition , Vampiric Link , Butcher's Cleaver .

Lastly, to make Greven's menace count, you want to clear at least all but one of each opponent's creatures (without killing Greven). You aren't including Fleshbag Marauder , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , or Vona's Hunger ; all of which clear one or more creatures from EACH opponent! Not to mention some all-star Greven board wipes like Chandra's Ignition , Ritual of Soot , and Crater Hellion . Spot removal can fill the gaps; pack a few.

A couple other notes. First strike can help Greven win any combat without a scratch, regardless of blockers. Double strike is obviously better. Card draw is better on permanents: Greed and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip are good, so is erebos. Chainer, Dementia Master lets you lose life to reanimate, so does Phyrexian Delver (reanimate on a stick).

I'd add one land and some usefull bigger creatures. Get some five and six toughnesses in there and you can put Greven on the two-hit clock without a lifesink. The goal is to lose life after all.

I like where you're going with this thing. Hopefully I've shown you some cards you missed!

m_to_the_three on Rayami the sac queen

3 weeks ago

Aye I love graveyard decks so I got a bunch of fun ideas for ya to try out. If ya also want, I recommend checking out my meren deck to help ya out with some ideas, especially because golgari fits into Sultai colors.

So first thing is your commander exiles all creatures from all players. So having cards that make everybody sac creatures is really useful. Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , and Fleshbag Marauder are all wonderful creatures that forces everybody to sac a creature. You simply sac one of these guys when they enter the field, so you dont lose anything and your opponent will lose something and ideally cause your commander to gain an ability. I recommend to having at least Plaguecrafter because its the best one. Next are sorcery/instant that can cause everybody to sac stuff. Pox and Smallpox are my favorite because it can cause your opponents to lose a lot of tempo and it simply benefits you because you have potential of getting a lot of keyword abilities. Innocent Blood is an also nice sac card to help you out.

Sac outlets are also very important in this deck. You do run a decent amount but one that is really good and you are missing is Razaketh, the Foulblooded . It lets you sac whatever creature you want so you get more keyword abilities but it also tutors any card you want which is very solid. What's nice is you are able to get flying and trample if you sac Razaketh to itself. Westvale Abbey  Flip is another sac outlet that im surprised you dont have in the deck. It can be hard to get a 5 creature sac but when you do you get a really powerful creature that can easily help you win the game. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is nice because you can sac it to itself, tutor a card and give your commander deathtouch.

A nice boardwipe that can help you out is Massacre Wurm . very strong creature, can kill off a lot of creatures by just entering the field, and if it kills any keyword ability creatures your commander can get stronger.

For cuts, just pick whatever you think is lack luster. i do think though Tempt with Discovery can be easily cut for one of the cards I mentioned or for another ramp spell. Tempt with discovery is mainly only good for land decks or people running really high powerlands. You arent playing anything to crazy, so somebody can simply take a tempt get a Cabal Coffers , Gaea's Cradle , or a Stripmine and simply get a lot more ramp then you will or simply destroy your best land and just cause you to go downhill.

dingusdingo on Black Staples Lying Around: How ...

1 month ago

Izoni, Thousand-Eyed

Plays exceptionally well with aristocrat and friends. Great tokens for mana sac or skullclamp cards. Draw and creatures and life baked into the command zone. Green gives access to ramp for Hailfire

Many of the cards you will want you will either have or be cheap to acquire. Some ez deck tech Merciless Executioner + friends, Caustic Caterpillar , Golgari Grave-Troll + other dredgers, Llanowar Elves + other cheap dorks, Beastmaster Ascension and other effective token beatdown cards, Viscera Seer + other sac effects. I also highly recommend Cryptolith Rite or Citanul Hierophants . Slot in a handful of the fantastic removal that G/B offers, some tutors, and big beaters for the reanimates, and its a deck

m_to_the_three on Adun Oakenshield and the Suicide Squad

1 month ago

I love to see legend legends decks. I have three; vaevictis, hazezon, and nebuchadnezzar.

Because majority of your landbase is basic and you got decent ramp, you might want to cosnider just going all basic and run some fun nonbasic land hate. That is one of my strategies in my OG vaevictis deck. It helps slow down decks, especially greedy decks, which gives you time to start the snowball of suicide squad. There are some classic nonbasic hate like Ruination and Blood Moon but my favorite one in Vaevictis is Destructive Flow , the pinnacle of jund cards.

Because you run a lot of sac outlets, you might want to consider some cards that enjoy dying. Mindslicer is a very powerful card that if you can get it to die will put everybody at a halt except for you because your commander can bring them back. Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder , and Merciless Executioner are another set of creatures that are solid in slowing your opponent down and are wonderful things to bring back using your commander. Plaguecrafter is the best of the set because it can get rid of walkers and make your opponents discard. I run all three in my Meren deck.

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip and Meren of Clan Nel Toth are also good cards to consider in the deck for some recursion. liliana can also get you a zombie and can do more things then just causing recursion.

I also recommend cutting Tempt with Discovery because you dont have any really powerful lands. So even if people accept the tempt they might get something more powerful, for example a stax deck can pull a Strip Mine and make you lose a land, a black deck can pull a Cabal Coffers and get a lot of mana, and a really expensive green deck can just get a Gaea's Cradle . It might just be best to put a mana dork or another green land tutor card. For the same mana cost, you can put in Mwonvuli Acid-Moss , destroys a land and gets you a forest, it will give you a 2 mana lead against one of your opponents and a one mana lead against the rest of them.

Overall though its a very cool deck. I recommend checking out my Meren deck to maybe give you ideas for more creatures that dont mind dying or are good for recursion and to see if there are any sac outlets or graveyard recursion you might want to consider for your deck. Also my vaevictis deck can help ya find some fun jund cards for your legend legends deck.

I hope this helps!

m_to_the_three on All Bow Before the True Queen

1 month ago

If you are having trouble with aggro creature decks, I recommend Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder , or Merciless Executioner . Plaguecrafter is the best one so i recommend at least that one. My meren deck runs all three because its a reusable kill spell that you can spam multiple times per turn.

Two other cards that can help you out can be Mindslicer and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip. Mindslicer when saced will force your opponents to top deck and will slow them down. While you should be at the same speed because you can just reanimate your cards or bring them back to your hand. Liliana is nice just because you can use her +1 to fill up your graveyard to cheat out stuff with meren or use it as another way to bring cards back to the field.

Also one really cool card to reanimate a lot with is Terastodon . In my meren deck, I bring it out by turn 3 and that just helps mess with everybody mana base.

For mana, Dryad Arbor is a good one for meren, you only need 0 exp to bring it back and its a free creature to be used to sac/produce mana.

Very cool deck. Meren was my first commander so i love seeing other meren decks. If you want,check out mine and you might be able to find cards that can help ya out

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Merciless Executioner occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Black: 0.41%

Golgari: 0.32%