Forerunner of the Heralds
Creature — Merfolk Scout
When Forerunner of the Heralds enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a Merfolk card, reveal it, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.
Whenever another Merfolk enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Foreruner of the Heralds.
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Forerunner of the Heralds Discussion
6 days ago
Merfolk have certainly received a big boost with RIX. What I am missing from your deck is Nissa, Steward of Elements and Forerunner of the Heralds, which both add value to a Merfolk Deck. I would be seriously tempted to replace Jade Guardian with Heroic Intervention
1 week ago
from the new set RIX coming out try looking into some of these. there are some expensive ones but there are lower cost ones. just ideas see if you like any.
1 week ago
My budget does not quite reach to Cavern of Souls! If it did, it would be in this deck, same with Aether Vial. What are your views on Prime Speaker Zegana? It is a bit off curve, but it is very powerful, especially if I have a big Forerunner of the Heralds.
1 week ago
Their is no draw in this deck. I love the fact that you put Forerunner of the Heralds in as no one has even considered it (even though they are desperate for a way to play Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca in every game). Chart a Course is a good draw spell and is popular in merfolk, but I like Seafloor Oracle. Quite reliable if you have a River Sneak in play, and can be very beneficial if you include a few Mist-Cloaked Heralds to maximise the card draw. But you dont have to take the advice on the Mist-Cloaked Herald as Im playing it in modern and just love the card. Overall this is a great deck, the one drawback is the fact there is no draw. Also PLEASE dont use Jade Bearer, it is AWFUL. Perhaps Admiral's Order in the side to deal with control, specifically Settle the Wreckage.
1 week ago
My version is coming along. More midrange than aggro. Link: Ghoti (RIX)
Big improvements were made with:
1x Ghalta, Primal Hunger. Blocks hazorett, or can close out a stalled game.
2x Forerunner of the Heralds. Was skeptical, but turned out amazing. Most games that stall out, I want either Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca or Herald of Secret Streams. This lets me have both as a 2 of, working as an almost 4 of. It also gets big by itself quite quickly.
2x Herald of Secret Streams. This replaced River's Rebuke as my main board finisher. Against ramunap and temur I basically take beats for a while and block until they can't attack well. Then I chip in with unblockables, or present lethal with this guy. Very strong with mimics, elites, and kumema.
6 deserts and 3x Unquenchable Thirst. Before sideboarding not interacting hurts a lot. This so far seems like the best removal I've tried out. Unsummon wasn't perminant enough to stop hazoret. waterknot seems too slow since you can't hit hazoret and play a 2cmc fish on turn 4. The game was pretty much unwinnable before this change. Now it's still feeling unfavored but I'd guess 40/60 instead of 20/80.
Aethersphere harvister in the sideboard. Obviously for lifegain, but also to block fliers. I couldn't see any other way to beat a tempo deck with fliers.
Pros: more consistent on land, answers more decks (imo), can interact more main board.
Cons: Less gas. Can't go wide and unblockable nearly as well.
I like that we're trying two directions with this. I think both look promising and interesting. The discussion here has helped me a lot.
1 week ago
all in all I think all the 4 drop merfolk don't hold water (sorry, couldn't stop my self);
Herald of Secret Streams, Better in EDH then Type 2
Forerunner of the Heralds, 4 drop that dies to shock well, every thing no thank you.
Seafloor Oracle, In theory ok but, when gold fishing a deck with it makes me wonder how many creature you are willing to send over just to push damage through on turn 4 to draw a card and whats the crack back from that choice. I fear it will always hit the board too late or other cards like Vanquisher's Banner or Lifecrafter's Bestiary do better.
in short turn four I feel would be best spent casting 2(qty), 2(CMC) drops over 1(qty), 4(cmc) drop but, what do i know.
Metallic Mimic vs Deeproot Elite, Mimic doesn't trigger Deeproot Waters (on EBT) and Elite dodges artifact removal. Now if your running say the banner or Bestiary you may just run mimic too eat artifact removal, not sure that's where you every really want to be but, it's an option.
The biggest issue facing merfolk I see are the gods and flyers. Finding answer to flyers isn't hard but, the gods how ever are another story. what have you found that works?