Killer Combos – “So Fresh, So Clean”

Melira, Sylvok Outcastplus signEtched Monstrosity








Glistening Oil
got you down? Another day ruined by an inconvenient breakout of phyresis? Well, fret no more! We’ve got your ultimate stain-remover, ready to redeem even the most seemingly hopeless situations.

Well, Melira, Sylvok Outcast isn’t exactly a stain-remover, but she is a fantastic shield against the creeping crud of New Phyrexia. She’s also one of the most interesting cards in the Scars block. She’s one of the last Mirrans standing after the oil of Phyrexia ravages the plane, and she has the potential to turn the tide of many games dominated by cards from SOM, MBS, and NPH.

While Melira is fantastic at stopping an opponent, she can also allow you to get the most out of your own deck. Etched Monstrosity is a fine card, but it’s difficult to produce five colors of mana in a Block or Standard deck. If Melira is in play, however, he’s a 10/10 for five colorless.

Keep in mind you won’t be able to draw cards based on Etched Monstrosity’s ability because Melira doesn’t remove counters, she prevents them. However a 10/10 for five is hard to argue with.

Something else about Melira that may not immediately occur to you is the fact that each of her abilities contains phrasing that allows ONLY YOU to benefit from her hatred of Infect. Simply put Melira in any Infect deck and you can be sure that if you come up against the mirror (an opponent playing a variation of your deck), you will have a sizable advantage.

As we said earlier, Phyrexian Unlife + Melira = Invulnerability. In Legacy, she’ll make your Persist creatures keep on coming back. Found any other interesting uses for Melira? Leave us a comment.

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