Firstly, don't mind the cheesy title. Meria is no Urza but she is fun to play. I personally favor gruul colors over mono blue although they both have their advantages and disadvantages. The ideal strategy of the deck is to go through the deck using Mystic Forge, Sensei's Divining Top plus an artifact discounter (i.e. Cloud Key or Foundry Inspector), or artifact shenanigans with Meria to find a win-con. Having Battered Golem and Traxos, Scourge of Kroog out produces mana on top of the card advantage when abusing Meria's exile ability.

Win-cons include swinging with Hellkite Tryant or Blightsteel Colossus (good for you if you manage to have both out), or casting Finale of Devastation or Crackle with Power through a bunch of mana rocks. Reckless Fireweaver, Firebrand Archer, and Ghirapur AEther Grid effects and impulsing/exiling effects through Chiss-Goria, Forge Tyrant, Birgi // Harnfel  , Faldorn, Dread Wolf Herald, Meria herself and many more similar cards are sub-win-cons. Displaced Dinosaurs isn't reliable for a guaranteed win but is super strong in the deck, especially, when you can put a zero cmc out as a 7/7 dino or produce tokens which enter as BIG dinos (although the deck doesn't do much with artifact tokens). Unfortunately, this nerfs blightsteel but awesome otherwise. Karn, the Great Creator plus Mycosynth Lattice, Wandering Archaic  , Trinisphere, and Crawlspace are ways to lock down opponents and stall.

I considered splashing the Kiki-Jiki route, but I decided not to do that. Please include card suggestions or thoughts in the comments; I will be open to any sort of feedback. Thank you for your time! :)


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I added Grinding Station which I forgotten the existence of. I also added a few more cards with Firebrand Archer effects and cards that complement them such as Snake Umbra.

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97% Competitive

Date added 1 year
Last updated 4 months
Exclude colors WUB
Splash colors RG

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

14 - 1 Mythic Rares

49 - 2 Rares

21 - 4 Uncommons

11 - 1 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.80
Tokens Beast 3/3 G, Construct 0/0 C, Emblem Daretti, Scrap Savant, Human 2/2 G, Treasure, Wolf 2/2 G
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