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
1 week ago
Elemental Bond for additional draw engine.
Herald of Secret Streams can help enable your victory by making your X/X creatures unblockable.
4 weeks ago
Wow! You put some work into those suggestions!! Excellent! Here are the nonland cards that leapt off of the screen and right into my heart...and then the deck list:
Two other spells will be included, as suggested by MTG Burgeoning YouTube subscriber Me Geal:
I prefer Garruk's Uprising over Nylea, God of the Hunt. Both spells provide trample to our creatures, but Garruk's Uprising is more favorable due to its card-draw ability. Nearly all of our creatures will have power four or greater, and as a bonus, Garruk's Uprising is triggered by creature tokens as well. Each time Zaxara, the Exemplary creates a hydra creature token with power four or greater, we will draw a card if Garruk's Uprising is under our control. Drawing cards is more beneficial to us than Nylea, God of the Hunt's ability to give target creature +2 +2 until end of turn.
So this brings our total to 13 cards. Let's continue:
Sacrificing a creature as an additional cost to cast Diabolic Intent should not be a burden in our deck, and we can put the card directly into our hand as opposed to on top of our library. Additionally, we can seek out any card in our library and not just a creature card and keep it a secret from our opponents by not being forced to reveal it. Diabolic Intent is, for all intents and purposes, Demonic Tutor #2.
By doing so, we dodge artifact removal, mass permanent removal and an overloaded Cyclonic Rift. The spells have equal converted mana cost and yield the same total amount of mana (if we include the land needed to activate Simic Signet to the basic land fetched-out by Rampant Growth).
The volume of cards and synergy among our +1 +1 counter spells are already strong in our deck. I sense that our ramp needs strengthening and with few deck slots remaining, necessity may outweigh desire. Thought Vessel helps us ramp and gives us no maximum hand size. We should be drawing a lot of cards, and we prefer keeping them in our hand over discarding down to seven.
I am unsure about Seedborn Muse. Currently we have eight instant spells officially in our deck list (including Cyclonic Rift and Assassin's Trophy) and without a flash theme and/or enabler, I wonder if the card slot dedicated to Seedborn Muse can be filled with a card more dedicated and/or focused to our theme. Bloom Tender ramps us and can help us cast bigger spells and seems like it's a better fit to the concentration of our deck.
I am stubborn when it comes to auras. The threat of a 2-for-1 looms large whenever an aura is cast. Additionally, with respect to Hydra's Growth, we don't reap the major benefits of this spell until the beginning of our upkeep. This allows each opponent an opportunity to remove it with instant-speed and sorcery-speed spells before we can double the +1 +1 counters on our creature. For the sake of comparison, when we cast Pemmin's Aura targeting Zaxara, the Exemplary, the threat of a 2-for-1 exists at instant-speed only. If left unchecked, the payoff is enormous and most likely game-winning. I don't sense the same level of power from Hydra's Growth. Strionic Resonator interacts favorably with multiple spells in our deck and presents greater versatility than Hydra's Growth. As Hydra's Growth enchants one creature, Strionic Resonator synergizes powerfully with numerous cards in our deck.
Open Into Wonder is in our deck already and provides our creatures unblockability (owning it!) for a turn, and Herald of Secret Streams makes creatures we control with +1 +1 counters on them unblockable. This type of redundancy is favorable. However, if this is the last creature we're planning to add to our deck, I think perhaps we go in a different direction and add a previously suggested creature, like Kalonian Hydra. How about exchanging one potential win condition for another?
I do not have available copies of Nyxbloom Ancient or Mana Crypt. When copies become available they will be added to our deck. We'll find a way to make it work! These are powerful spells and would serve us well.
So that's 19 spells added to our deck list! Awesome!! There are, at most, five more spells we can include.
As for our lands, after we solidify and complete our list of spells, we'll check back and construct the land base.
Great suggestions! Thank you again and keep 'em comin;!!
1 month ago
1 month ago
First off, I like this deck. it has some of my favorite things, like elves, and +1/+1 counters. Second off, I find it funny that you have expensive cards like Doubling Season bumping elbows with a Druid of the Cowl.
I don't really know how to do transitions well, so here are my suggestions: Sage of Hours, Herald of Secret Streams, Simic Ascendancy, Spark Double, Blighted Agent, Cold-Eyed Selkie, Cultivator of Blades, Pir/Toothy, Hadana's Climb Flip, Prime Speaker Zegana, Master Biomancer, Mycoloth, Solidarity of Heroes, Fable of Wolf and Owl, Wild Beastmaster, and/or Gyre Sage. Also, I noticed that you were running 5 color lands (Lands that produce any color mana. I feel you should replace them with basics/other duals.
I hope this helps!
1 month ago
Here are some cards you might like:Serum Visions,Sleight of Hand,Remand,Chasm Skulker,Nadir Kraken,Path to Exile,Mana Leak,Basri Ket,Herald of Secret Streams,Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, and Supreme Verdict.
2 months ago
Thanks for the considerate response. After reading I do think I will take this route and change my Animar deck to hydra tribal while changing Gargos to voltron, though I'll probably put him into new Animar as well. I look forward to building and eventually playtesting this new version that kind of mashes together my two favorite decks. I'm combing through my decks on the site to find some extra includes and a couple cards you might like are Kiora's Follower, Altered Ego, The Great Henge, Shaman of the Great Hunt, and especially Herald of Secret Streams. Anyways thanks again and I might come back in a while if I find more cool stuff you don't have or for gameplay advice once I put this together.
2 months ago
Here's some cards you may want to add to the mana base: Temple of the False God 'cause extra mana. Forge of Heroes + Opal Palace for the easy +1/+1 counter on Pir/Toothy. Novijen, Heart of Progress to give any creatures a +1/+1 counter on entry. Bonders' Enclave + Karn's Bastion for card draw & proliferate on demand. Nesting Grounds to shift any of your counters around. Castle Garenbrig + Castle Vantress for extra mana to activate abilities and some scry on demand. Mosswort Bridge's Hideaway is very easily fulfilled by Toothy. Blast Zone should help if you find a horde of tokens blocking the way. Misty Rainforest if you want a fetch land. Fabled Passage + Terramorphic Expanse to increase the basic fetching.
Additionally, since it seems you are mainly aiming to put lots of counters everywhere, here's some cards that may be useful towards that end (in no particular order): Crystalline Giant + Nesting Grounds + Vivien, Monsters' Advocate lets you start moving various keyword counters around your creatures. Hornbash Mentor + Wingspan Mentor give other creatures a flying or trample counter respectively, then start handing out +1/+1 counters to any creatures with those keywords. Avian Oddity + Titanoth Rex give the same keyword counters as the above pair when cycled. Skatewing Spy + Trollbred Guardian give everyone that has +1/+1 counters flying and trample respectively. Additionally, Longshot Squad gives reach to creatures with +1/+1 counters, Herald of Secret Streams gives unblockable, and Crowned Ceratok + Pridemalkin + Tuskguard Captain give trample as well. Ominous Seas pumps out tokens twice as fast with Pir around. Primal Empathy either gives you card draw or an extra +1/+1 counter. Contagion Clasp + Contagion Engine for additional proliferate on demand. Sword of Truth and Justice also works when you really start pounding people. Primal Vigor is a second Doubling Season, but beware that it affects all players. Song of Freyalise is a time bomb finisher that also activates any of your passive buffs for creatures that have +1/+1 counters. Branching Evolution doubles any +1/+1 counters you generate. Inspiring Call makes all your creatures with +1/+1 counters indestructible, as well as drawing you a card for each one. Give / Take lets you draw at least three cards (four with Pir on board) if you need to dig for something quickly. Vivien of the Arkbow + Vivien, Arkbow Ranger + Vivien, Nature's Avenger are all great support Planeswalkers. The two arkbow Viviens have removal with their minus ability (note that Arkbow Ranger can hit planeswalkers!), and the avenger grabs the top creature in your deck with her minus. Nissa, Voice of Zendikar isn't as great at putting counters on your creatures as the Viviens, but the tokens should prove useful blockers, and her minus puts counters on everyone instead of just one creature. Additionally, since you'll probably be drawing lots of cards, Jace, Arcane Strategist will also be handing out counters with his passive. Kalonian Hydra doubles everyone's +1/+1 counters every time it attacks. Also, Rite of Passage is great if you find your creatures constantly taking nonlethal damage, as it gives them an extra counter for surviving.
Hope this helps finish your deck! :)
3 months ago
I used to play Ghave in a similar fashion but found myself being targeted nonstop thanks to Ghave's reputation. If that ever becomes a problem, consider Reyhan, Last of the Abzan + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm instead to help float under the radar.
Reyhan's ability to save counters really ups the versatility of a counters deck. Blue also gives access to a few fun cards like Deepglow Skate, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Herald of Secret Streams, Sage of Hours, Bred for the Hunt, Master Biomancer, and Spark Double.