Merieke Ri Berit

Merieke Ri Berit

Legendary Creature — Human

Merieke Ri Berit doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Gain control of target creature as long as you control Merieke Ri Berit. When Merieke Ri Berit leaves the battlefield or becomes untapped, destroy that creature. It can't be regenerated.

Merieke Ri Berit Discussion

Vessiliana on Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft)

3 months ago

I have always liked the idea of Merieke Ri Berit, but the hideous art has always put me off. I will be sure to remember this deck for inspiration if they ever give her new art!

FatFreddiesCat on Cloning Merieke Ri Berit

4 months ago

If I use Spark Double to make a copy of Merieke Ri Berit, can I then Clone and/or Vesuvan Doppelganger the copy? Seems to me that either could be okay because no Legendary creature involved. Bob

RambIe on What should I cut from …

4 months ago

bah edit timer ran out... posting here so i dont spam your deck :/ sorry

p.s. you can just combo untap with indestructibility if you want an easy way to steal everything for as long as you control Merieke Ri Berit then you can add Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth & Kormus Bell if you want to be a real jerk :)

RambIe on I Can't Pronounce My Commander's Name

4 months ago

p.s. you can just combo untap with indestructibility if you want an easy way to steal everything for as long as you control Merieke Ri Berit

Lanzo493 on I Can't Pronounce My Commander's Name

4 months ago

Ramble: nice point on the Teleportation Circle. I didn't think of blinking the commander. Although, gaining control of something is arguably better than removing it. Fun fact, if you use Merieke's ability a second time before letting the first one resolve, you'll gain control of multiple creatures at a time and keep all of them until she untaps or you lose control of her.

I misinterpreted Merieke Ri Berit's ability. I though you lost control of the creature when she untapped, too. But you only lose control of the creature when you lose control of the commander. In which case, Soulherder and Teleportation Circle have another mark against them. If you use those cards to blink your commander for a fancy version of untapping, you lose control of the creature, then Kaya's Ghostform falls off, then it gets killed by Merieke's trigger. Of course, if you're bouncing your commander because you have no other way to untap it, then I see why you're running it. You just have so many better ways to untap her, though. I could be wrong, as I already was before. I've fought against Merieke Ri Berit before and it's brutally difficult when she has an easy way to untap (especially if it's at instant speed).

CamraMaan on Can Glorious Protector help Merieke …

9 months ago

That does help to clear up some of my confusion and misunderstandings... but I'm still not 100% on it all yet. I think I just need to re-read all that a few times and digest it more.

So if I'm understanding it correctly, I can tap Merieke Ri Berit to gain control of a creature, untap her with something before it resolves, tap her to gain control of another creature, then let her tapping resolve to take possession of the two creatures, but before her untap-to-destroy effect resolves I could then tap Whisper, Blood Liturgist and sacrifice the two creatures to reanimate one of my creatures...?

CamraMaan on Can Glorious Protector help Merieke …

9 months ago

I read recently that Merieke Ri Berit can stack stealing creatures with a series of untaps in the mix on the stack (say with Pemmin's Aura ), all before she officially untaps (on the stack) to destroy those creatures. Assuming this is true, can I also use Glorious Protector in this mix to exile all the stolen creatures before Merieke officially untaps, allowing me to permanently bring them all back under my control when Glorious Protector leave the battlefield...? I assume I can, but what would be the proper order of actions to successfully keep the creatures?

Also, all of this relies on the concept that I can untap Merieke before her tap ability resolves, then tap her to take another creature, untap her, tap to take another, etc. But my own logic thinks this has flaws in the process. If I tap her to take a creature, but untap her before it resolves, then I haven't taken possession of the creature yet, right? It must resolve in order for me to actually take possession of their creature, no? If untapping Merieke prevents her tap ability from resolving, and therefore her 'untap-to-destroy' from resolving, then it should also prevent her from taking possession of the creature until it resolves, right? It seems that if she gains control of the creature, and I take possession, then it naturally comes over with her untap trigger stuck to it. And then by untapping her to take another creature, that her untap trigger will then be on the stack, no?

I really want this to all work, but I know I can't explain it all correctly to my playgroup at the moment. Thanks in advance! :)

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