Harbinger of the Tides

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Harbinger of the Tides

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

You may cast Harbinger of the Tides as though it had flash if you pay more to cast it. (You may cast it at any time you could cast an instant.)

When Harbinger of the Tides enters the battlefield, you may return target tapped creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand.

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Harbinger of the Tides Discussion

edengstrom1 on Atlantean Assault

1 week ago

Merfolk was my first competitive deck as well! Very fun way to start playing.

Some suggestions I would have are Harbinger of the Tides and Merfolk Trickster to disrupt your opponents game plan while still playing creatures.

Harbinger of the Tides works great with Merrow Reejerey since the Reejerey can tap a creature when Harbinger is cast and then be returned to their hand.

Trickster is just a fantastic card that can be flashed in on your opponents turn that I would recommend for any Merfolk deck.

Hope that helps!! Have fun and welcome to Magic!!!

Rednad on Inalla EDH

1 month ago

Vor heutiger UG-Runde ein wenig Manafixing (32>35 Länder)

Raus:

Harbinger of the Tides Go for the Throat Puppeteer Clique Counterflux

Rein:

Vivid Creek Swamp Island Decree of Pain

Spathinator on Merfolk

1 month ago

I have toyed with using Harbinger of the Tides but prefer the Merrow Reejerey and tapping down my opponents creatures and swinging in for Islandwalk. At this stage i'm just teching in Merfolk Trickster in the sideboard as it is a good Tarmogoyf killer.

I might consider x3 Mistcaller as a tech option with all those meta decks that cheat their creatures in.

wallisface on UG planesblink

1 month ago

Not to try and steer you in any particular direction, but I feel if I were building this deck i'd be doing something like. It probably looks quite a bit different to what you're actually after, but might give you some more ideas to play around with.

3x Judge's Familiar

3x Augury Owl

4x Coiling Oracle

4x Gilder Bairn

3x Harbinger of the Tides

3x Rishkar, Peema Renegade

3x Mystic Snake

3x Nulltread Gargantuan

4x Metallic Mimic

24x Lands

4x Animation Module

4x Paradise Mantle

4x Turn to Mist

2x Illusionist's Stratagem

3x Kiora, Master of the Depths

3x Kiora, the Crashing Wave

2x Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

Some reasoning behind what I've done: Mystic Snake and Nulltread Gargantuan seem good but having 4 of each seem a bit too many. Tempest Caller seems to me at least like a pretty poor 4-drop (considering this turn you'll want to be either dropping a walker or holding up counter-magic). Metallic Mimic is great and combos with Animation Module greatly (if you name servo) for as many servos as you can afford each turn. Also helps spread around some love - though you could also name Druid, Snake, or Bird for a degree of value. Rishkar, Peema Renegade seems like a great include to give you the ramp you will soo badly need. I didn't think Elvish Pioneer cut the mustard so I ditched him. I threw in Judge's Familiar instead as it seems to give you more control options, and slow your opponent down.

Paradise Mantle seems great for this deck as not only giving you some easy mana ramp for creatures that you don't really want to be attacking with, but also gives Gilder Bairn a free way to tap without needing to attack!

Your existing instants seemed a bit slow so I figured Turn to Mist could be more useful as far as costing less mana, but also being able to be used on opponents creatures in times of need. as a backup, 2 copies of Illusionist's Stratagem will give you some late-game card draw. Finally I added a 3rd Planeswalker to the mix (reducing the others down to 3-ofs each) so that you have better odds of having multiple walkers down at a time. Nissa is also great for pumping the army while also creating blockers for stall. I think ideally there'd just be 2 of each Kiora, to make way for 2-of a 4th walker, but not sure which one fits the theme best.

edengstrom1 on Merfolk

1 month ago

Have you thought of putting Merfolk Trickster in the Mainboard? It's a great way to slow your opponent down and put a body on the board. I'm also a fan of Harbinger of the Tides as a way to set your opponent back as well.

Nice deck! Merfolk are really fun! Good Luck!!

Shoku on Merfolk

1 month ago

Hi Jackh! If building a standard merfolk deck is what you're looking for, then have a look at my list.


U/G(Simic) Guilds of Ravnica Merfolk

Standard Shoku

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However, if what you're looking for is a budget merfolk deck that can be built on the cheap, then I can suggest some very fun cards.

Cold-Eyed Selkie Cursecatcher Harbinger of the Tides Kiora's Follower Master of Waves Merfolk Sovereign Merfolk Trickster Merrow Harbinger Prime Speaker Zegana Stonybrook Banneret Thada Adel, Acquisitor Vorel of the Hull Clade Wistful Selkie Spreading Seas

With some more that cost a few dollars each if you're looking to upgrade.

Lord of Atlantis Master of the Pearl Trident Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca Thrasios, Triton Hero True-Name Nemesis

I'm sure I'm missing a few obvious choices, but hopefully you'll find a use for some of these cards. In my experience, some cards you may want to drop to make room are Herald of Secret Streams, River Sneak ,and vineshaper mystic .

Some cards that aren't related to Merfolk per say, but would be beneficial to your deck are: Giant Growth, Mana Leak, Unclaimed Territory , Botanical Sanctum(much cheaper out of standard), Hinterland Harbor, Lumbering Falls, Simic Growth Chamber, Temple of Mystery, Thornwood Falls, and Yavimaya Coast.

Sorry if all of this is a lot of information or if I've listed a lot of cards out of your price range, but there are defiantly some cheap upgrades to be made.

**edit I've noticed that tappedout has some card prices listed incorrectly, so check elsewhere first if you're thinking a card is too expensive.

The_Cardinal on Counter Productive Wizards

3 months ago

So I have an Izzet Wizards Edh. And the few creatures I thought of when I saw this were Sage of Epityr, Merfolk Trickster and Harbinger of the Tides. I don't know much about the spells, sorry. Hope you have fun playing this !

JoeBob21 on Merfolks

3 months ago

My first impression was that the 4 Spreading Seas should be switched out with 4 Aquitect's Will. Also two Silvergill Adepts should go and be replaced by 2 Streambed Aquitects. 1 Merfolk Trickster should be replaced by Bident of Thassa. two Cursecatchers should be replaced by two Counterspell. And one Harbinger of the Tides should be replaced by a Merfolk Sovereign. And also take out 2 Aether Vial and add in two more Sovereigns

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