Herald of Secret Streams


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Herald of Secret Streams

Creature — Merfolk Warrior

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

Herald of Secret Streams Discussion

austintayshus on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

Looks like a fun strategy, but I have a few suggestions.

First, you need more lands. Looks like you have 6 open spots atm, definitely fill those with lands, preferably shock lands like Overgrown Tomb and Hallowed Fountain . I think you would be okay with 34-38 lands. And a few basic lands is fine in a 4-color deck.

Second, you'll need more card draw effects, by my count you only have 6 (7 if you count Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, which I really don't). I'd recommend recurrable effects like Beast Whisperer and Harvester of Souls and Consecrated Sphinx and Mentor of the Meek . About 10 card draw effects is a good number for most decks.

I TOTALLY understand getting too attached to certain cards and I also hate cutting cards, but some cards that I would recommend cutting are

Hope this helps! +1

CrypticCmdr on Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

3 weeks ago

Herald of Secret Streams or Vendilion Clique - is there a reason you play this? Do you most often play 1v1 and not multiplayer?

FearMySnakes on Simic Counters 2019

3 weeks ago

I have a deck that has a draw cards/gain counters function. If you want you can look at some of the cards I have in Lorescale Coatl / Chasm Skulker and see if any might fit in your deck. Herald of Secret Streams is a good card for when you have multiple creatures with counters.

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

3 weeks ago

You can, if you like, create custom sort categories by adding a # in your edit list (eg. "1x City of Brass #Land") and then setting >Edit >Default category >Custom

Don't forget Thraximundar and Warstorm Surge ...

Here are some houses:

Bloodtracker ... must have imo

Herald of Secret Streams ... where'd this go?

Dack's Duplicate ... +1/+1 clone

Spark Double ... +1/+1 clone

Viscera Seer ... tier 1 version of Carrion Feeder

Mulldrifter ... if is too much then play this

Treasonous Ogre ... seems good

Harvester of Souls ... + Damnation ?

Reef Worm ... endless worms

Spawning Pit ... you can sacrifice the Spawn tokens to recoup 1/2 the value if they're wiped

Drana, Liberator of Malakir ... yes... anything that lets you ignore the throne is amazing

Yahenni, Undying Partisan ... it never leaves the board so expect 10+/10+

Toothy, Imaginary Friend ... yes

Midnight Reaper ... yes

Burnished Hart ... do not underestimate this

Goblin Bombardment ... yes

You could also try playing some big beefs that are wipe oriented like...

Ogre Slumlord

Overseer of the Damned

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled

Revel in Riches

If you count Merciless Executioner , Innocent Blood , etc, with wipes like Damnation , etc, you have 12 wipes and 5 removal... which is probably too much control.

To play aggressively, Marchesa needs evasive creatures with double strike ...or maybe even...

Core Prowler ... maybe

Flesh-Eater Imp ... I have one, you should try it out

Grafted Exoskeleton ... sacrifice might be nice

Viral Drake ... proliferating your +1/+1 counters would be pretty sweet

...Keep in mind Infect replaces damage so either make it a core theme or only play the ones that can get to 10 Infect quickly.

Demons would also be pretty sweet:

Archfiend of Depravity ... wipe

Defiler of Souls ... make them sacrifice

Demon of Wailing Agonies ... make them sacrifice

Havoc Demon ... wipe

Indulgent Tormentor ... another Bloodgift Demon

Kothophed, Soul Hoarder ... draw to get off the throne?

Krav, the Unredeemed ... seems good

Lord of the Void ... betrayal

Malfegor ... wipe?

Rakdos, the Showstopper ... wipe

Ravenous Demon  Flip... sacrifice Marchesa or take the 9 to get off the throne?

Reaper from the Abyss ... removal

Rune-Scarred Demon ... tutor

Silent-Blade Oni ... betrayal

Liliana's Contract ... hilarous

munky702 on Zombie Amass

1 month ago

I'm thinking a couple Arcane Adaptation for army and you can just start throwing counters on everything. Herald of Secret Streams making all your creatures unblockable.

TheNocholas on Ninja EDH

1 month ago

Nemesis Mask and Whispersilk Cloak would ensure unblocked creatures. Herald of Secret Streams would be a bit of a build around with +1/+1 counters but I have seen him work well in my merfolk evasion build Edric, Merfolk Master

Murphy77 on Counterpoint (Simic Proliferate)

2 months ago

Playing around with a similar idea, I found that adapt creatures (led by Growth-Chamber Guardian ) with Biomancer's Familiar are probably the most efficient way of generating +1/+1 counters. If you then play both Evolution Sage and Flux Channeler your number of counters on the field grow very quickly. Add in Simic Ascendancy (which also gets growth counters for every proliferate) and you have a strong added win-con.

I found that Hydroid Krasis , Herald of Secret Streams and Nissa, Who Shakes the World were all a bit slow for an up-tempo version of this deck that aims to win quickly. See what you think of WAR PAW

stensiagamekeeper on Temur Proliferate or Riot!

2 months ago

Didn't think of this before but Herald of Secret Streams could be a nice addition somewhere in the 75.

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Herald of Secret Streams occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.62%