Herald of Secret Streams

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders 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
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

Abzkaban on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

3 days ago

Love the deck. Awesome name!

This probably goes without saying, but I don't see Doubling Season on the list. You do have Primal Vigor which is essentially the same thing, but DS doesn't help your opponents.

I would suggest Champion of Lambholt , but I see it's in your maybeboard already. It's still a great card to have in +1/+1 counter decks, though Herald of Secret Streams fills that role just fine. It might be worth finding a slot for Cultivator of Blades , however. It can give your board an extra oomph as another payoff for your counters.

It's good to see Fathom Mage here. She's amazing for abusing counters. In that same light, Prime Speaker Zegana fits well here. She comes in already caught up on counters and nets you card draw at the same time.

Also Inexorable Tide can get ridiculous in +1/+1 counter decks and doesn't require the combat step to proliferate like Thrummingbird .

Pheardemons on The sea's rage is a mere glimpse of our power

1 week ago

Harrin_Sniffadi - First off, thanks for the upvote and comment! Secondly, I've taken out Herald of Secret Streams because I rarely use the ability for +1/+1 counters. Honestly, my opponents tend to wipe my board as soon as they see 3 or more merfolk, and less if they're specific merfolk ( Lullmage Mentor , Surgespanner , ect.). Also, I've found four mana for a merfolk is hard to cast with protection, so I've tried to limit it to the most necessary ones with the best abilities.

When I have 3+ merfolk, I tend to hold them back to draw. The exception there may be if I can untap during everyone's untap step, but even then I probably just make Kumena unblockable and attack. I tend to want to wait for enough creatures plus Craterhoof Behemoth .

Brainpolice2 on [RNA] Bant counters

1 week ago

Yes I ended up taking out Pteramander because even though I have Biomancer's Familiar to help lower its costs it does feel clunky with its "instant and sorcery" aspect. I still have Benthic Biomancer partly for the sake of having a one-drop spot. But you make a good point about its usefulness later in the game.

After swapping Pteramander and such out for Herald of Secret Streams and Knight of Autumn , my deck is even closer to yours now but still a touch diff: Bant Biomancy

The main difference really is that I'm focusing on using Biomancer's Familiar to reduce Adapt costs and Shalai, Voice of Plenty 's activated ability. So this incentivizes me to put in more Adapt creatures, which pushes out space for the ramp and finisher cards you use here like Llanowar Elves and Hungering Hydra .

I'm not sure whether or not my route is effective or just waters down what you're going for here, I haven't playtested it yet.

MonkeySit on Merfolk Deck

1 week ago

I would probably take out the Reliquary Tower as you don't have any card draw except for Chart a Course . I would also maybe take out Vedalken Orrery because you don't have much interaction with the battlefield at instant speed other than buffing counters on Merfolk. I feel like maybe you could reserve that spot for either other instants - maybe some more control like Negate , a bounce card, a tap permanent card, or something of the sorts. I would consider putting in Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca 100% because of your inclusion of Merrow Commerce and will make your Merfolk unbelievably strong and annoying. If you did, you could consider the Reliquary Tower but i think it would be overkill and would just be used better to replace cards as opposed to having an abundance of them. I would also consider going further down the "can't be blocked" theme. Herald of Secret Streams is a shining example and Sleep is sort of another way of achieving it. Mist-Cloaked Herald is a great early game threat and so is River Sneak and will get absolutely huge if left unchecked.

Anyway, that's just my friendly suggestions based on my limited knowledge but hope I maybe have helped in some way :)

Brainpolice2 on [RNA] Bant counters

1 week ago

I was inspired by your deck when looking through more Simic style +1/+1 counter decks, so I put together my own little variation. I think adding white in this way is very beneficial.

The main difference in my approach is that I added a handful of Biomancer's Familiar as a matter of principle, and filled my deck with more one drops like Benthic Biomancer and Pteramander , while I decided to skip over Llanowar Elves because I don't have as much Hydra action going on to ramp into it. So I went a little more of an aggro route.

I also put Assure / Assemble in the mainboard and Unbreakable Formation in the sideboard for much needed protection from removal. The latter provides nice synergy too because it involves +1/+1 counters.

Knight of Autumn can be a nice card but I couldn't fit it in the mainboard vs. all the one drops and its 2nd ability does make it more of a sideboard card, so it goes in the sideboard for me.

Herald of Secret Streams is definitely a nice addition to this deck, but in my case I also just couldn't fit it in the mainboard. It functions nicely as a sideboard card still though vs. matchups against other creature-heavy decks.

As far as suggestions for your deck, Negate is a useful card but seems niche and lonely in this deck. You could easily replace it to get Assure / Assemble or Biomancer's Familiar in.

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 weeks ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks for another extremely helpful comment.


My newest swaps draft. Anything else you would change?



Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

2 weeks ago

Hey DrkNinja,

Thanks for another extremely helpful comment.


My newest swaps draft. Anything else you would change?



Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

Hexaflexagon on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

3 weeks ago

Hey bushido_man96,

Thanks for another comment. I do like your idea of adding in some "+1/+1 counter lords" and I already have some in the form of Skatewing Spy , Zegana, Utopian Speaker and Herald of Secret Streams . I have considered the ones that you talked about before. I'll playtest once I get a chance, but for now, they'll be in the maybeboard.

Thanks again,

Hexaflexagon

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Herald of Secret Streams occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

G/U (Simic): 0.62%