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A couple of elvish promenades, a touch of Rhys the redeemed, then use your timberwatch elf and your Immaculate Magistrate to pump up a heedless one, then sacrifice said heedless one with this.

Mega token overload. It's so so wrong but it feels so right.
Posted By: Concerned_Bystander (9/22/2011 2:23:18 AM)


Method #40985273049857230495 for breaking Phyrexian Dreadnought.
Posted By: Ragamander (12/11/2011 8:05:58 PM)


It's cool that it's a sacrifice effect. Bring down even indestructibles!
Posted By: Arachnos (4/12/2012 9:17:06 PM)


Helpful in many cases. It works well with any deck that pumps up elf tokens IE saccing a 30/30 elf (normally a 1/1) with coat of arms, saccing it, getting thirty elves, and turning them into 59/59 elves. useful much?
Posted By: atemu1234 (8/14/2012 4:55:17 PM)


Back in Shards era, I ran a jund token deck in FNM using this card combo'ed with sprouting thrinax.

Lets just say that the people running B/W tokens crapped themselves when they would try to Path to Exile my Thrinax after it hit them a few times and i would respond by Mercy Killing it, getting 6 tokens for 3 mana and then next turn dropping Furystoke Giant for the win.

Posted By: rEplicant_rEject (12/13/2012 1:51:38 PM)


Well, you could use it to "counter" a doom blade, or combo with cumber stone / new jace.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (1/16/2013 4:34:58 AM)


Here's how i use it:
Thunder-Thrash Elder
Mercy Killing

Thunder-Thrash Elder that devoured 3 creatures (9 counters)

I break open the Thunder-Thrash Elder on the board with Mercy Killing, then cast the Thunder-Thrash Elder in my hand, devouring all 10 of the 1/1 tokens (30 counters)

31/31 Thunder-Thrash Elder from a 10/10 Thunder-Thrash Elder
for 6 mana and 2 cards
Posted By: Nxmee (11/30/2013 4:31:15 AM)


Owned this card forever, bought it solely for instant speed Green removal. I've since built many decks and this got brushed under the carpet.

But one day, looking through my collection, I noticed one little word on this card. "Warrior"

Bramblewood paragon
Champion of Lambholt

So say your just swung with your Keldon Marauders, whose a 4/4 because of bramblewood, now you cast mercy killing on it, and you get 4, 2/2, almost certainly unblockable elf warriors.

Next turn, you can swing for atleast 15 unblockable. and they won't even see it coming because your a pro and casted it during their end step.
Posted By: Thirty-Six (12/30/2013 1:30:23 PM)


On paper, this is one of my favorite kill spells for my Karador EDH deck. I'd love to see someone have something big and indestructible out and I have this and a board wipe in hand. Or this and an It That Betrays on the board.

"Hey, that's a nice Avacyn you have there. Why don't you just sacrifice that for me?"

It That Betrays: "Me gusta."

Who cares that my opponent now has 8 1/1s? I have freakin' Avacyn!
Posted By: Brawler_1337 (2/5/2014 6:16:51 PM)


Just so bloody good in EDH :3

By sac-ing Autochthon Wurm, you'll have a standing army at the ready, all in a moment's notice.

And it's all good if you have Tolsimir Wolfblood as your Commander...

*daydreams about all the possibilities with this card*
Posted By: AthenaLokman (2/21/2014 11:39:40 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!