Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Legendary Creature — Zombie Cleric

Intimidate

Whenever a Human deals damage to you, destroy it.

Other non-Human creatures you control get +1/+1 and have undying. (When a creature with undying dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Legality

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

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed Discussion

Gidgetimer on Hapatra EDH

4 days ago

I disagree with those last three cuts. Personally I feel like you need at least another 3-4 ramp, not less. If you are adding Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, you might as well also add in Triskelion and leave Defense of the Heart in as a tutor for exactly the Mike/Trike combo.

Gidgetimer on Meren, Mischievous Mortician

3 weeks ago

Damn, I was hoping to say "looks good" and be off.

When there are three counters (initially) you have to use 1 to do damage, and 2 to hit Triskelion. Each time after that you use 2 of the four to do damage and 2 on Triskelion. Native 1/1 plus Mikey buff means that he will be a 2/2 unless there are other things modifying the P/T. This is the same reason that the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista combo needs a sacrifice outlet that many people don't mention.

As a tip, you also want to do the damage one point at a time and make the first two damage go to Triskelion. Then use the ones after that to kill opponents/opponents' creatures. This will negate instant speed exile unless your opponents have two sources initially or three sources after Triskelion has 4 counters. Once you have the two damage marked you can kill it in response to a Path to Exile by removing counters. If they try to Path in response to the first or second (after the first resolves) one targeting Trike, you can remove more counters to ping it down in response. If you do your damage to opponents first a Path can successfully exile Triskelion ending the combo.

I realize that most people will just scoop when they see the combo. In case someone doesn't, it is good to know the optimal play pattern so that they don't trip you up on minutiae and can't be tricky with instant speed exile.

Gidgetimer on Meren, Mischievous Mortician

3 weeks ago

There is a minor issue with the way you described your combo. Triskelion is a 1/1 and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed buffs it another +1/+1, so the Mike/Trike combo does 1 damage on the first iteration and 2 damage on each iteration after that since the first two activations are always pointed at Triskelion. I only mention this because if there are death triggers going on it may change some calculations.

bopple100 on good deck

3 weeks ago

i would suggest adding more tutors. also get rid of your bad zombies as this is an infinite combo deck and not a zombie tribal deck. zombies is more the subtheme. if you want to go into the zombie tribal deck consider adding more lords like Death Baron and Lord of the Accursed. other than that I would add some more staples in black aristocrats like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, Bolas's Citadel, and Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Also just good black cards are Diabolic Intent, Necropotence, Carrion Feeder, Deadly Rollick, Grim Haruspex, Grim Tutor, Bastion of Remembrance, Butcher of Malakir, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Imperial Seal, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Decree of Pain. also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion is a good combo. looks like a good idea but i would get rid of all those 1-2 mana zombies that have no effect of the game. enjoy the deck!

Gidgetimer on Hapatra -1/-1 Combo

4 weeks ago

gemmillion- Ah, I didn't look that closely to notice that all of the free sac outlets I am used to and the redundant Zulaport Cutthroat effects were not there. I noticed that you didn't run as much redundancy on these effects, but didn't register that all of them were gone. I wasn't even going to comment since I figured the lowered redundancy was like the tutors and just a concession to keep the power level appropriate. I did comment though, when I saw there was some confusion from another commenter about Mikey's role.

I did see I line I hadn't thought about with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and activating Devoted Druid's untap ability just to remove the +1/+1 counter and then kill her off. That is a cool line. It also works with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, or one of the Hapatra-likes, instead of the Blood Artist effects. I really like it.

Gidgetimer on Hapatra -1/-1 Combo

4 weeks ago

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed isn't used for the lord effect. It is used for the undying. It is a combo piece. Two combos are explained in the deck description and then it also goes infinite with a sacrifice outlet and Carnifex Demon or a sacrifice outlet, Ivy Lane Denizen, and Soul Snuffers.

oddzac on Hapatra -1/-1 Combo

4 weeks ago

I think you should swap out Mikaeus, the Unhallowed for something cheaper. It's got a high cost and color dependency for what's basically a lord effect. I see that you're already running Eldrazi Monument, which was going to be my rec, but I think it's still a fair point.

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