Herald of Secret Streams

Herald of Secret Streams

Creature — Merfolk Warrior

Creatures with +1/+1 counters on them can't be blocked.

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Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Herald of Secret Streams occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.62%

Herald of Secret Streams Discussion

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

3 weeks ago

Update:

I've added in the remaining two early ramp creatures, as well as the Umbra and Infiltrator. I've also added in Sword and Climb to speed up the counters on Ukkima.

Champion of Lambholt --> Krosan Wayfarer

Herald of Secret Streams --> Deathrite Shaman

Renata, Called to the Hunt --> Sword of Truth and Justice

Master Biomancer --> Hadana's Climb  Flip

Invisible Stalker --> Dimir Infiltrator

Ninja of the Deep Hours --> Snake Umbra

I'll keep you posted on more developments if I find more issues and great cards to use in the future. I'm not entirely sold on Climb yet for example, but time will tell how good it is.

Cheers!

pidyon on Shout Out to my X (Zaxara EDH)

3 weeks ago

I would keep Kiora in there. She's a great way to draw some cards and she untaps stuff.

Suggestions: Vorel of the Hull Clade, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Herald of Secret Streams, Longshot Squad, Tuskguard Captain, and Sage of Hours. Think about replacing Condescend with something else; maybe Spell Rupture?

I know you're not a fan of combos but Freed from the Real is a really great inclusion. Infinite mana means you can cast you X spells for huge amounts of mana and finish a game up in a pinch. Running a single combo in the deck doesn't make the deck a "combo deck" and infinite mana doesn't win you the game outright, so it's not as annoying as most combos. I personally wouldn't feel bad for running it, but you do you.

Nice build though, hope it turns out great; +1 from me.

Bobs_Army on Zaxara, Nightmare Hydra

1 month ago

If you put Herald of Secret Streams in the deck most creatures you control will become unblockable.

BTW love the deck. It looks like a lot of fun.

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

1 month ago

From a bit of playtesting, it really seems that the secondary game plan is underperforming. Getting more evasive creatures and going wider is nice for resilience in more casual games, and there is a good argument for keeping the deck like this in the interest of managing the power level a bit. I do have some thought on how we might up the aggression a bit though, do tell me what you think about my thoughts if you are interested!

Underperforming cards include: Fathom Mage, Master Biomancer, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Herald of Secret Streams, Champion of Lambholt (the plan of spreading counters around seems to slow and fragile), Slither Blade, Invisible Stalker (these creatures don't add any additional utility, and we have other evasive creatures that can take Ukkima's place in a crisis), Ninja of the Deep Hours, Ingenious Infiltrator (bouncing Ukkima is nice, but taking away the combat damage is very much a feel bad) and Edric, Spymaster of Trest (seems a bit slow, but probably has more potential).

What we need most is clearly more efficient ways to grow to 10 power. I'm considering cards like Giant Growth, Scale Up, Vines of Vastwood and Invigorate.

We also could use even more one mana ramping. Deathrite Shaman and Krosan Wayfarer seems like the best options to me.

We need some more card draw if we take ou the ninjas, and Snake Umbra seems like a good card draw replacement, as does Hunter's Insight.

We could also use the additional infect enablers in Glistening Oil, Grafted Exoskeleton and perhaps even Corrupted Conscience, but it may be more efficient to just add some tutors here instead, Demonic Tutor, Scheming Symmetry, Dizzy Spell and Dimir Infiltrator would be good choices in that case (without completely busting the bank).

Taking all this into consideration I may soon do the following switches:

Invisible Stalker --> Dimir Infiltrator

Slither Blade --> Dizzy Spell

Ninja of the Deep Hours --> Snake Umbra

Ingenious Infiltrator --> Hunter's Insight

Herald of Secret Streams --> Deathrite Shaman

Champion of Lambholt --> Krosan Wayfarer

Renata, Called to the Hunt --> Scale Up

Master Biomancer --> Vines of Vastwood

Fathom Mage --> Demonic Tutor

Simic Growth Chamber --> Scheming Symmetry

Dispel --> Fierce Guardianship

Yariazen on Zaxara, Exemplary Hydras

1 month ago

My personal opinion but Herald of Secret Streams works extremely well with zaxara

AkaAkuma on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

1 month ago

Phoe, hard question. I would possibly cut cards like vigor, shalai, mycoloth, Master biomancer or Sheoldred since they don't add consistency for a win but are just goodstuff to make room for tutors and Blade of Selves, Sage of Hours and Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord (winning with jarad gets old really quickly).

Also maybe you want to include Spike Feeder, Triskelion infinite combos

Fetch jarad with 40 power on board, Blade of selves equipped on reyhan swings for 21 commander damage in a 4man game (explained in a primer). Herald of Secret Streams, Simic Ascendancy (not included in my deck) and my favorite Walking Archive are some powerful win options.

I hope you have fun with these 2!

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