Myrkul, Lord of Bones Commander deck


Deck Overview

Dive into the arcane mastery of necromancy with the Myrkul Lord of Bones Commander Deck, where strategic reanimation and control meld into a formidable force, binding the power of the graveyard to command the battlefield.

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Main deck

Commander

Myrkul, Lord of Bones - MTG Card versions

Myrkul, Lord of Bones

Creatures (26)

Agent of Erebos - MTG Card versions

Agent of Erebos

Quantity: 1
Ajani's Chosen - MTG Card versions

Ajani's Chosen

Quantity: 1
Archivist of Oghma - MTG Card versions

Archivist of Oghma

Quantity: 1
Archon of Sun's Grace - MTG Card versions

Archon of Sun's Grace

Quantity: 1
Augur of Autumn - MTG Card versions

Augur of Autumn

Quantity: 1
Avacyn, Angel of Hope - MTG Card versions

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Quantity: 1
Barrenton Medic - MTG Card versions

Barrenton Medic

Quantity: 1
Blood Artist - MTG Card versions

Blood Artist

Quantity: 1
Cartel Aristocrat - MTG Card versions

Cartel Aristocrat

Quantity: 1
Colfenor, the Last Yew - MTG Card versions

Colfenor, the Last Yew

Quantity: 1
Dauthi Voidwalker - MTG Card versions

Dauthi Voidwalker

Quantity: 1
Devoted Druid - MTG Card versions

Devoted Druid

Quantity: 1
Emrakul's Evangel - MTG Card versions

Emrakul's Evangel

Quantity: 1
Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa - MTG Card versions

Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa

Quantity: 1
Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff - MTG Card versions

Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff

Quantity: 1
Phyrexian Revoker - MTG Card versions

Phyrexian Revoker

Quantity: 1
Sanctum Weaver - MTG Card versions

Sanctum Weaver

Quantity: 1
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - MTG Card versions

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Quantity: 1
Setessan Champion - MTG Card versions

Setessan Champion

Quantity: 1
Tendershoot Dryad - MTG Card versions

Tendershoot Dryad

Quantity: 1
Tireless Provisioner - MTG Card versions

Tireless Provisioner

Quantity: 1
Underworld Coinsmith - MTG Card versions

Underworld Coinsmith

Quantity: 1
Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

Quantity: 1
Weathered Wayfarer - MTG Card versions

Weathered Wayfarer

Quantity: 1
Woe Strider - MTG Card versions

Woe Strider

Quantity: 1
Yavimaya Elder - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya Elder

Quantity: 1
Agent of Erebos - MTG Card versions

Agent of Erebos

Quantity: 1
Ajani's Chosen - MTG Card versions

Ajani's Chosen

Quantity: 1
Archivist of Oghma - MTG Card versions

Archivist of Oghma

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Archon of Sun's Grace - MTG Card versions

Archon of Sun's Grace

Quantity: 1
Augur of Autumn - MTG Card versions

Augur of Autumn

Quantity: 1
Avacyn, Angel of Hope - MTG Card versions

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Quantity: 1
Barrenton Medic - MTG Card versions

Barrenton Medic

Quantity: 1
Blood Artist - MTG Card versions

Blood Artist

Quantity: 1
Cartel Aristocrat - MTG Card versions

Cartel Aristocrat

Quantity: 1
Colfenor, the Last Yew - MTG Card versions

Colfenor, the Last Yew

Quantity: 1
Dauthi Voidwalker - MTG Card versions

Dauthi Voidwalker

Quantity: 1
Devoted Druid - MTG Card versions

Devoted Druid

Quantity: 1
Emrakul's Evangel - MTG Card versions

Emrakul's Evangel

Quantity: 1
Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa - MTG Card versions

Ixhel, Scion of Atraxa

Quantity: 1
Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff - MTG Card versions

Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff

Quantity: 1
Phyrexian Revoker - MTG Card versions

Phyrexian Revoker

Quantity: 1
Sanctum Weaver - MTG Card versions

Sanctum Weaver

Quantity: 1
Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - MTG Card versions

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Quantity: 1
Setessan Champion - MTG Card versions

Setessan Champion

Quantity: 1
Tendershoot Dryad - MTG Card versions

Tendershoot Dryad

Quantity: 1
Tireless Provisioner - MTG Card versions

Tireless Provisioner

Quantity: 1
Underworld Coinsmith - MTG Card versions

Underworld Coinsmith

Quantity: 1
Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

Quantity: 1
Weathered Wayfarer - MTG Card versions

Weathered Wayfarer

Quantity: 1
Woe Strider - MTG Card versions

Woe Strider

Quantity: 1
Yavimaya Elder - MTG Card versions

Yavimaya Elder

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (10)

Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Eerie Ultimatum - MTG Card versions

Eerie Ultimatum

Quantity: 1
Exsanguinate - MTG Card versions

Exsanguinate

Quantity: 1
Grim Tutor - MTG Card versions

Grim Tutor

Quantity: 1
Merciless Eviction - MTG Card versions

Merciless Eviction

Quantity: 1
Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

Quantity: 1
Rite of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Rite of Oblivion

Quantity: 1
Three Visits - MTG Card versions

Three Visits

Quantity: 1
Torment of Hailfire - MTG Card versions

Torment of Hailfire

Quantity: 1
Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

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Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Eerie Ultimatum - MTG Card versions

Eerie Ultimatum

Quantity: 1
Exsanguinate - MTG Card versions

Exsanguinate

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Grim Tutor - MTG Card versions

Grim Tutor

Quantity: 1
Merciless Eviction - MTG Card versions

Merciless Eviction

Quantity: 1
Rampant Growth - MTG Card versions

Rampant Growth

Quantity: 1
Rite of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Rite of Oblivion

Quantity: 1
Three Visits - MTG Card versions

Three Visits

Quantity: 1
Torment of Hailfire - MTG Card versions

Torment of Hailfire

Quantity: 1
Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

Quantity: 1

Instants (12)

Angel's Grace - MTG Card versions

Angel's Grace

Quantity: 1
Autumn's Veil - MTG Card versions

Autumn's Veil

Quantity: 1
Culling the Weak - MTG Card versions

Culling the Weak

Quantity: 1
Deathsprout - MTG Card versions

Deathsprout

Quantity: 1
Fracture - MTG Card versions

Fracture

Quantity: 1
Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Putrefy - MTG Card versions

Putrefy

Quantity: 1
Rite of Harmony - MTG Card versions

Rite of Harmony

Quantity: 1
Silence - MTG Card versions

Silence

Quantity: 1
Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

Quantity: 1
Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

Quantity: 1
Village Rites - MTG Card versions

Village Rites

Quantity: 1
Angel's Grace - MTG Card versions

Angel's Grace

Quantity: 1
Autumn's Veil - MTG Card versions

Autumn's Veil

Quantity: 1
Culling the Weak - MTG Card versions

Culling the Weak

Quantity: 1
Deathsprout - MTG Card versions

Deathsprout

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Fracture - MTG Card versions

Fracture

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Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Putrefy - MTG Card versions

Putrefy

Quantity: 1
Rite of Harmony - MTG Card versions

Rite of Harmony

Quantity: 1
Silence - MTG Card versions

Silence

Quantity: 1
Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

Quantity: 1
Teferi's Protection - MTG Card versions

Teferi's Protection

Quantity: 1
Village Rites - MTG Card versions

Village Rites

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (8)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Campfire - MTG Card versions

Campfire

Quantity: 1
Decanter of Endless Water - MTG Card versions

Decanter of Endless Water

Quantity: 1
Expedition Map - MTG Card versions

Expedition Map

Quantity: 1
Jeweled Lotus - MTG Card versions

Jeweled Lotus

Quantity: 1
Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

Quantity: 1
Lotus Petal - MTG Card versions

Lotus Petal

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

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Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Campfire - MTG Card versions

Campfire

Quantity: 1
Decanter of Endless Water - MTG Card versions

Decanter of Endless Water

Quantity: 1
Expedition Map - MTG Card versions

Expedition Map

Quantity: 1
Jeweled Lotus - MTG Card versions

Jeweled Lotus

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Lightning Greaves - MTG Card versions

Lightning Greaves

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Lotus Petal - MTG Card versions

Lotus Petal

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Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1

Lands (28)

Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Canopy Vista - MTG Card versions

Canopy Vista

Quantity: 1
Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

Quantity: 5
Fortified Village - MTG Card versions

Fortified Village

Quantity: 1
Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

Quantity: 1
Indatha Triome - MTG Card versions

Indatha Triome

Quantity: 1
Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

Quantity: 1
Llanowar Wastes - MTG Card versions

Llanowar Wastes

Quantity: 1
Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 6
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Shizo, Death's Storehouse - MTG Card versions

Shizo, Death's Storehouse

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 3
Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

Quantity: 1
Undergrowth Stadium - MTG Card versions

Undergrowth Stadium

Quantity: 1
Verdant Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Verdant Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Woodland Cemetery - MTG Card versions

Woodland Cemetery

Quantity: 1
Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Canopy Vista - MTG Card versions

Canopy Vista

Quantity: 1
Forest - MTG Card versions

Forest

Quantity: 5
Fortified Village - MTG Card versions

Fortified Village

Quantity: 1
Godless Shrine - MTG Card versions

Godless Shrine

Quantity: 1
Indatha Triome - MTG Card versions

Indatha Triome

Quantity: 1
Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

Quantity: 1
Llanowar Wastes - MTG Card versions

Llanowar Wastes

Quantity: 1
Marsh Flats - MTG Card versions

Marsh Flats

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 6
Reliquary Tower - MTG Card versions

Reliquary Tower

Quantity: 1
Shizo, Death's Storehouse - MTG Card versions

Shizo, Death's Storehouse

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 3
Temple Garden - MTG Card versions

Temple Garden

Quantity: 1
Undergrowth Stadium - MTG Card versions

Undergrowth Stadium

Quantity: 1
Verdant Catacombs - MTG Card versions

Verdant Catacombs

Quantity: 1
Woodland Cemetery - MTG Card versions

Woodland Cemetery

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Dive into the arcane mastery of necromancy with the Myrkul Lord of Bones Commander Deck, where strategic reanimation and control meld into a formidable force, binding the power of the graveyard to command the battlefield.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: Strategically designed with a smooth mana curve, the Myrkul Lord of Bones Commander Deck lays the groundwork for early disruption and mid-to-late game dominance. This is facilitated by low-cost removal spells and incremental ramp in the form of treasures and rituals.
  • Land Count: A stable foundation of 36 lands ensures consistent access to resources, with a careful selection of swamps and various utility lands that align with the deck’s control and reanimation strategies.
  • Win Conditions: As an iconic reanimator, Myrkul paves the way for victory through a relentless stream of resurrected threats from both your graveyard and your opponents’, culminating in overwhelming board presence or draining life totals through combos or powerful ETB effects.
  • Card Synergy: Each card in the deck is a cog in the machinery of death and reanimation, with cards like “Animate Dead” and “Phyrexian Reclamation” creating a symphony of returning creatures to orchestrate your rise to power.
  • Color Balance: The deck predominantly harnesses the power of black mana, with an emphasis on maximizing Myrkul’s unique ability to exploit the graveyard, complemented by occasional splashes of other colors for diversity and control.
  • Card Advantage: Card advantage is gained not only through drawing but also by reusing creatures and spells from the graveyard, with cards like “Grim Haruspex” and “Mausoleum Secrets” ensuring a steady flow of options.
  • Tempo: Dictating the tempo is key; early game removal and control cards set the stage for your late-game threats, with quick-reanimation spells like “Reanimate” that disrupt opponents’ strategies and accelerate your own.
  • Versatility: The deck is equipped to handle a wide array of threats, with a suite of spot removal and board wipes such as “Damnation,” coupled with targeted reanimation spells to turn the tides in your favor at pivotal moments.
  • Sideboard Strategy: Though Commander games typically don’t employ a sideboard, having a suite of interchangeable cards ready to adapt to your local meta, such as graveyard hate or additional control elements, can be critical for tournament play.
  • Resilience: This deck doesn’t easily falter, boasting a resilience that comes from being able to recover lost creatures and spells. Counterspells like “Negate” and protective spells like “Swiftfoot Boots” safeguard your key pieces and strategies.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: Myrkul Lord of Bones Commander Deck revolves around its imposing commander whose abilities orchestrate the graveyard, bringing a persistent and formidable presence to the board.

Multi-Angle Threats: This deck thrives on versatility, offering threats through undead synergies, potent spells, and relentless board control options.

Adaptability: With a robust suite of cards that react to numerous game states, this deck is built to pivot strategies, making it resilient against a multitude of playstyles.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: Optimizing the Myrkul Lord of Bones Commander Deck demands finesse, as it revolves around ability synergies and graveyard manipulation. Players must navigate these intricacies adeptly to unlock its full potential.

Targeted Removal: This deck’s linchpin relies on its commander’s presence; thus, spot removals can disrupt play rhythm. Including counterspells or hexproof-granting cards is crucial to shield Myrkul from such threats.

Cards Breakdown

  • Myrkul, Lord of Bones: This legendary black creature transforms into an emblem that resurrects your creatures as they die, giving each eternal life and defiant resistance.
  • Grave Pact: This enchantment ensures that when your creatures die, your opponents must also sacrifice creatures, fostering a balance of power.
  • Dictate of Erebos: A flash enchantment mirroring Grave Pact’s effect, allowing strategic timing and reinforcing your sacrificial control during the game.
  • Phyrexian Tower: Adds valuable mana acceleration and facilitates sacrifice synergy, essential in fueling Myrkul’s resurrection ability and maintaining board position.
  • Reanimate: A low-cost spell able to return powerful creatures from any graveyard to the battlefield under your control, a cornerstone of reanimation strategies.
  • Entomb: Provides instant-speed search and burial of any card into your graveyard, perfectly setting up your deck’s reanimation targets.
  • Liliana, Dreadhorde General: This planeswalker’s ability to create creature tokens, draw cards upon death, and force mass sacrifice fits seamlessly into the deck’s strategy.
  • Pawn of Ulamog: Every non-token creature’s death creates tokens that can be sacrificed for mana, amplifying the value and the deck’s resilience.
  • Blood for Bones: A versatile sorcery for sacing a creature to return another, plus a bonus reanimation to hand, essential for maintaining board presence.
  • Living Death: Acts as a game-changer by exchanging creatures on the battlefield with those in the graveyards, often swaying the endgame in your favor.

Similar Decks

Commander players who enjoy the play style of the Myrkul Lord of Bones deck often find affinity with other decks that excel in recursion and graveyard strategies. The “Scarab God Eternals” deck is a prominent example, manipulating the graveyard to reanimate powerful creatures for relentless assaults. “Muldrotha, the Gravetide” decks utilize a permissive play pattern, allowing you to play cards from the graveyard for enduring board presence. “Meren of Clan Nel Toth” focuses on creature sacrifice for value and recurring resources, much like Myrkul. “Karador, Ghost Chieftain” and “Chainer, Nightmare Adept” further echo this theme, capitalizing on the potent interactions of creatures with the graveyard to gain advantage and control the game flow.

How to Beat

  • Artifact Suppression Deck:
    • Employs artifact disruption like Stony Silence.
    • Prevents activation of Myrkul’s triggered abilities.
    • Strategically dismantles the deck’s reliance on artefactual power.
  • Comprehensive Graveyard Hate:
    • Incorporates cards like Rest in Peace.
    • Eliminates benefits gained from Myrkul’s graveyard interactions.
    • Directly attacks the heart of Myrkul’s resurrection mechanics.
  • Indestructible Creature Strategy:
    • Fields creatures like Darksteel Colossus.
    • Provides resilience against Myrkul’s death-triggered abilities.
    • Focuses on outlasting and overpowering through superior permanents.

BurnMana Recommendations

The Myrkul Lord of Bones deck is a testament to the strategic depths of MTG. With a suite of cards that reward savvy graveyard play, it excels at recovering from seemingly dire situations. To truly master this deck, focus on understanding your commander’s synergies and maintain board presence against disruptors. Stay vigilant in shielding Myrkul from targeted threats, and your undead legion will lead you to victory.

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