Whenever a creature deals damage to you, destroy it.
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No Mercy occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
- Excactly when does a player die?
- Dread + Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker + Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts - Can an opponent sacrifice the creature that dealt the damage? Will I always get a token from Teysa?
- Does No Mercy destroy creatures that deal damage with abilities?
- Does No Mercy trigger before Lich's Mirror?
- Interaction between Death Pits of Rath and No Mercy
No Mercy Discussion
2 days ago
Thanks for stopping by!
As far as Stolen Strategy and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent are concerned, they were mainly replacements for Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker (because we already run No Mercy) and Aven Mindcensor (which is arguably worth a position somewhere in the deck if you can find one to fill).
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent adds an interesting layer of politics to any game where it is played. Whenever a player dies from it they almost never complain because they still got a 5/5 body that was fairly easy to remove through board wipes or chump blocking.
2 weeks ago
Hi ShutUpMokuba, first of all thank you for your feedback. Initially I played more cards like the ones you said; the problem was that as the game went on they became less and less effective. For this reason I opted for cards like No Mercy which instead of taxing, kills. The games at my table tend to last a long time, easily over an hour. When opponents have 15 mana available, they pay and attack.
3 weeks ago
Hey BMHKain, these are the changes that I would make:
- Null Rod --> Meekstone
- Humility --> Ward of Bones
- Cabal Ritual --> Alms Collector
- Culling the Weak --> Cradle of Vitality
- Leyline of the Void (your general serves pretty much the same role as this card) --> Sunbond
- Ashes of the Abhorrent --> Rule of Law
- Athreos, Shroud-Veiled (your general shuts Athreos' ability down) --> God-Pharaoh's Statue
- Diabolic Intent --> Night Dealings
- Trepanation Blade (interesting but unreliable) --> Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
1 month ago
Nekusar without creatures can work, though we would not recommend it because many creatures out there will enhance the power of his abilities a great, great deal. Then there's the many creatures that will punish your opponents for discarding that you will also not be able to use.
However, if you are truly set on keeping this deck creature-less, we would recommend the following cards to force your opponents to draw more cards:
To prevent the loss of your cards when you discard yourself, you could add Library of Leng ; it's wonderful. Speaking of discarding, we would also definitely recommend cards that cause some major pains for opponents in cases that they have to discard. Some ideas:
Last but not least, some more anti-creature ideas:
Some cards we would definitely cut in favour of the cards mentioned above would be:
- Bolas's Citadel ; not so good in this deck as it includes too few life-gain opportunities to compensate. Also expensive to cast.
- As Foretold ; free stuff is great, but your deck contains plenty of ramp so we doubt you really need this.
- Future Sight ; becomes a bit redundant in a deck with this many draw opportunities.
- Leyline of Anticipation ; we do not see a good reason for this to be in here; the additions we have suggested will be most likely be more valuable to your strategy in the long run.
- Mind Over Matter ; really not worth it in a creature-less deck.
- Omniscience ; same reason for why we would cut As Foretold . Moreover, this card is so expensive to cast.
Have fun with the brew.
Regards, Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
1 month ago
I don't have many aggro decks to my table, but i saw someone objecting how would you remain alive so, more for them than for you, here it is a little list of things that could be use for protection: the more renowed Ghostly Prison , Propaganda and Ensnaring Bridge , or the less known Koskun Falls , Crawlspace , Web of Inertia , Pendrell Mists , No Mercy . So, aggro it's not really a problem for Esper, including all wraths that the combination have.
Anyway, i'll surely build this up with a couple of changes (including Soothsaying ) and i'll let you know how it goes.
1 month ago
Thoughts on No Mercy , Filth + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Nexus of Fate I am running nexus to turns since it always shuffles in and its an instant. No Mercy is my don't attack me card. I have found getting Filth into the bin isn't too
1 month ago
Cut Vow of Malice for Read the Bones - If your opponents are smart, they will hold up removal for your commander. When you try to enchant it, they will remove it in response resulting in a 2 for 1. Read the bones allows you more gas to ensure that even though the table will be hitting you, you can hit back.
Cut Shade's Form for No Mercy - Same issue with above and if you use it on your commander, you won't get it back unless you let your commander go to GY because it isn't technically "dying. People will try to kill you and mo mercy is a deters them
Cut Ward of Bones for Sensei's Divining Top - I used to love ward of bones, but I don't see how you abuse it. Even if Skittles is your only creature, they can still play one creature. It's 6 CMC and doesn't exactly stop your opponents, if anything it just paints an even bigger target on your back. Top will allow you to filter into what you need. Even better with shuffle effect like tutoring, fetches, etc...
2 months ago
So Scarab God is one of my favorite commanders so you're in luck. I have a lot of recommendations for you. Lets start off with creatures. Creatures: Though you want mostly zombie tribal, you do want a few largely impactful cards that you can discard into your graveyard and recast with The Scarab God . Some cards I'd recommend are Sheoldred, Whispering One , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Sower of Discord <--- This card in combination with Paradox Haze + Wound Reflection make for an extremely quick kill for 2 people, Noxious Ghoul , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Eternal Skylord , Gleaming Overseer , Undead Alchemist , Corpse Connoisseur , Lord of the Accursed , Lich Lord of Unx and Gisa and Geralf
Lands: First of all your Crypt of the Eternals isn't legal in your deck as it has red mana. Now lands are usually the most expensive part of a deck but also the most important part of the deck. If you're willing to cough up the money or want to get proxies of them here's my recommendations: Cabal Coffers , Command Tower , Crypt of Agadeem , Fabled Passage , Field of the Dead , Myriad Landscape , Nephalia Drownyard , Phyrexian Tower , Polluted Delta , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , and Volrath's Stronghold . If you have a way of making a proxy I'd also recommend Underground Sea because this card is ridiculously expensive. Then equalize your basic lands a bit more with 13-14 swamps and 7-8 islands.
Sorceries/Instants: My recommendation is remove all of your instants and sorceries with the exception of From Under the Floorboards , Syphon Flesh , Army of the Damned and Zombie Apocalypse . Now simply replace them with Restless Dreams , Mind Bomb and Careful Study so you have more discard outlets.
Artifacts/Mana Dorks: Most of your artifacts and mana dorks are good but could use some tuning. My recommendation is to swap Dimir Locket with Dimir Signet . Swap Prismatic Lens with Arcane Signet . Swap Star Compass with Commander's Sphere . Swap Charcoal Diamond with Darksteel Ingot . Then as an alternate win condition, you can toss in a Mindcrank and Strionic Resonator to mill your opponents as they take damage and then allowing you to double Scarab Gods ability.
Enchantments: You're missing out on some amazing potential with enchantments. Keep all of the ones you have but think about replacing Monastery Siege with a Rhystic Study or The Immortal Sun . Now I'm just gonna list off a lot of enchantments for you that work wonders in this style of deck. Pick and choose which ones you want: Tortured Existence , Zombie Infestation , Curse of Disturbance , Phyrexian Arena , Grave Pact , No Mercy , Dictate of Erebos , Liliana's Mastery , Open the Graves , Rooftop Storm <-- this one is a must have. Wound Reflection and finally Grave Betrayal . Your Endless Ranks of the Dead is new to me btw and I'll definitely be adding that one into my Scarab God deck. That thing is nuts.
Lastly your Maybeboard, the only cards I'd recommend putting in is Torment of Hailfire and Grave Titan . The rest are either unnecessary or do more harm than good. Though if you do want a planeswalker I'd highly recommend Liliana, Untouched By Death . She synergizes with the deck extremely well, especially if you have Rooftop Storm on the battlefield because now you can just recast everything from your graveyard for free.