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This card is amazing for one reason above all others.
Creature kill in green.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (2/21/2010 9:29:26 AM)
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Well, it looks like your Darksteel Colossus is not really a huge metallic titan, but a large colony of elves. And I have just the tools to fix that, where'd I put my Hurly-Burly?
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/7/2011 8:42:04 AM)
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Mercy Killing and Bloodseeker. It's like a slap on the wrist to anyone trying to build up a monstrosity.
Posted By: CaptainAwesome13 (9/28/2010 10:05:34 PM)
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Good thing it's an instant, so you can use this with undercosted strong creatures that have an upkeep drawback - which would in fact make it a mercy killing, since they would have died anyways; possibly a slow and painful death.
Sheltering Ancient makes a good shelter for five Elf Warriors.
Phyrexian Soulgorger's soul can get gorged for eight Elf Warriors."

A Sigil Captain can promote you all of these.
You can also grant them an Elvish Promenade to Oran-Rief, the Vastwood.
If you let them visit Voice of the Woods, they can call his best friend together.
Priest of Titania will gladly join them as well. Once she's there, i'm pretty sure a lot of others will follow:
Where she is, there is mana. And where is mana, there is action!

If you have something like a Serendib Sorcerer, mercy killing your opponent's Darks... (see all)
Posted By: Mode (7/24/2011 3:44:00 PM)
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With Wilt-Leaf Liege:

Mercy Killing 2 Green or White

Sacrifice target creature you control: Put more than enough number of green and white Elf Warrior creature tokens your opponent could ever manage to block. Then deal damages to him or her equals to the power of the sacrificed creature multiplied by three.

"There is no kill like overkill."

Also a great Remover against Indestructible, or after your opponent declare blocker in front of your Tramplers.
Posted By: Infernaldarkness (11/26/2012 2:01:53 PM)
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Combos hilariously with Phyrexian Dreadnought, netting you twelve 1/1s for the low low cost of 3Green or White. A distant honorable mention goes to Phyrexian Soulgorger, which gives you eight 1/1s for 5Green or White.

This is a fairly strong alternative to putting a single 12/12 in play Dreadnought/Stifle, which can be chump blocked each turn and dies to Path to Exile. There just aren't many decks that can react profitably to a dozen-creature assault. Thing is, nobody's ever tried to assemble Dreadnought/Mercy because storming into Empty the Warrens for six is easier (same cost, one fewer card, and you can play it earlier if need be).
Posted By: Salient (2/17/2013 7:37:18 PM)
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I know what the flavor is supposed to be, but I can't help but imagine a bunch of elves bursting out of the creature's belly, Alien-style.
Posted By: RocketLobster (2/22/2013 1:33:12 AM)
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In a token deck put Fallen Ideal in one of your creatures. Sacrifice all the tokens, us this and have TWICE the token that you sacrificed. ^_^
Posted By: Hokeymon (12/14/2009 7:36:25 AM)
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Devoted Druid Plus Quillspike.......Duh.
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (5/22/2009 11:24:25 PM)
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Use with decks that prefer huge ammount of weak tokens rather than huge creatures, like with the Convoke ability. Additionally, it can be used to save your creatures from destroy target spells.

If you're also playing with Red, you can use those cheap X/1 creatures that gets sacrificed at end of turn like Elemental Appeal and Ball Lightning
Posted By: Daikoru (8/17/2010 9:35:41 PM)
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