Herald of Secret Streams


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.

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Herald of Secret Streams Discussion

amurphy1893 on Muddy Merfolk

5 days ago

Argy, Thanks for your feedback!

I will change out the Kumena's Speaker for another Herald of Secret Streams. It seems like Kumena's Speakers biggest weakness is that it gets +1/+1, but not a counter.

Ive noticed that Verdurous Gearhulk is a little clunky. When it works, its super fun. But it often sits in the hand. Ill look at Vraska, Relic Seeker and maybe even Walking Ballista in its spot instead.

Vraska's Contempt is definitely a better card than Supreme Will. Ill change that out.

Im at a loss for disruption. The deck tries to go wide and evade before the opponent can stabilize. Obviously, that doesnt happen every time.

Thanks again for taking a look! :)

Argy on Muddy Merfolk

5 days ago

I have a few initial ideas:

The deck plays solidly. Its biggest problem is that it doesn't have many spells that disrupt your Opponent's plans. That means, if they get their synergies happening faster than you do, it is game over.

ZendikariWol on Jenara Counters for Counting

5 days ago

Man, you gotta get you some Herald of Secret Streams.

Enticer on Unblockable Merfolk

1 week ago


I'm trying to trade for Metallic Mimic, but it's too expensive for me to buy. However, I might be getting some in around two days. If I do, then I may add Herald of Secret Streams back in. Hardened Scales seems interesting, I'll look into it once I find out the status on Metallic Mimic.

Thanks for the advice,


Frodomouth on Merfolk, Primal Hunger

1 week ago

Hey Laurie_89, you're right about the creature situation; red's creatures are faster than mine, but it's really only Hazoret that's bigger, but since they're all about attacking and not blocking I don't mind taking an early chunk of health in order to catch up afterwards, and they don't have any way of removing Ghalta, so if I was able to take the damage from them on turns 1-4 (which I'm assuming would probably be around 10 on average) then cast ghaltra, I could just use all my merfolk as chump blockers and ghalta would win in two or three turns. As far as energy decks go, I think they'd be tougher than red for me to deal with due to all their removal and good tempo, but I used to play a deck that was fairly similar to it until BFZ rotated out and as long as I can go first, I should be able to hold up pretty well, otherwise I'll have to resort to my sideboard for that matchup. Unsummon is my best friend against that deck, because they're gonna want to cast Servant of the Conduit asap every game, especially since I don't have removal, and in that case if I can Unsummon it, then it just buys me an extra turn minus one mana.

I definitely like the idea of Haze of Pollen though, because that works really well against both the red deck and energy decks, so I'll definitely plop a couple of those in the sideboard. Essence Scatter is a definite maybe, I just need to playtest it more to find out whether it's more important than Negate in my side right now or not. Sixth Sense is a great card, but I haven't been having trouble with hand size lately, so I'm gonna pass on that guy for now.

Also, I've been debating whether or not Watertrap Weaver would be a good addition or not, cause that makes for some pretty nice tempo, and if they only leave up a blocker or two, this can get you through a lot if you can't find a Herald of Secret Streams. But I'still unsure about it, because it does buy you time and can get your guys through a blocker, it can also tap their Servant of the Conduit turn 3 so they can't use it 'till turn four, but on the other hand it's a 2/2 for 3 and doesn't boost any of my other guys, and it only stalls one guy for a turn so it's not a permanent solution. Right now I'm just really hoping that they reprint one of the merfolk lords (Master of the Pearl Trident would be nice) so I can just fully commit to an aggro build instead of having to tweak it back and forth between aggro and mid-rangey stall.

Anyways, thanks Laurie_89 for the helpful suggestions, and now I've got to put them to the test to see what works best.

ZendikariWol on Fruits of the Ooze

1 week ago

This is a fun deck, and once again if you wanna look at mine (I can link it again but you maybe already looked at it) and take some cues I'd be honored. In particular, the changes that stood out to me were Abzan Falconer, Herald of Secret Streams, and, in their absence, Tuskguard Captain. Depending on your meta, Abzan Battle Priest could also be very destructive (or... reconstructive...).

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