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Creature — Merfolk Scout
When Jungleborn Pioneer enters the battlefield, create a 1/1 blue Merfolk creature token with hexproof. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)
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Jungleborn Pioneer Discussion
1 month ago
With the curve he is running, 35 is generally enough. I would say add one more land but it is a minor difference. Not to mention also that Kumena himself is a draw engine, land drops shouldn't be a issue.
I do agree that for your first EDH built, it looks really solid. Some suggestions for the budget I would recommend are:
Thada Adel, Acquisitor - She can steal ramp from your opponents or just steal their things in general :P
Swift Warden - A cheap way to protect Kumena.
Jungleborn Pioneer - Makes that extra token to activate Kumena's card draw faster.
Cosi's Trickster - Just a one drop merfolk that can bigger everytime your opponents tutor.
Cursecatcher - Makes your opponent's really think about tapping out, and most of the time they forget.
Mystic Remora - Taxing card draw.
Cards that I would recommend investing in getting when you have a bit more leeway with budget:
Sylvan Library: Card draw is insane, since you have low cmc you will drop your hand faster, therefore you need just as much refill.
Natural Order: Access to your more higher cost green creatures, ex. Tishana for burst card draw, Seedborn for the untaps, etc.
Hope that helps!
You can take a look at my combo version to gain more insight :p
2 months ago
While your deck is focused a bit more on the 2 and 3 drops, I think that for your 1 drop slot you should really consider Kumena's Speaker. In my opinion, it is by far a better 1 drop than Mist-Cloaked Herald and Jade Bearer.
One other thing is that while Deeproot Waters is a good option for late game, it works much better with 1 drops in the mid-game. In your deck, Jungleborn Pioneer might be a better option, as well as being able to be cast off of Unclaimed Territory until January when Breeding Pool is in standard.
2 months ago
4 months ago
Drop from sideboard
5 months ago
Hey! I've playtested the deck a bit. It felt pretty nice but I saw some places where it could have been better in imo.
First things first, I would change Jungleborn Pioneer into River Sneak as it is a bit more evasive and has a lower CMC.
Secondly, I think you should look into some planeswalkers. Huatli, Radiant Champion felt really nice to me, especially with her -1 ability and unblockable Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca. Nissa, Steward of Elements could also work.
Then I onto the lands. Firstly, I tried cutting down lands to 22 as this is an aggro deck and the curve isn't that high. Moreover, I don't really believe Unclaimed Territory fits here as you need more basic lands to untap the dual ones and not the whole deck is only Merfolk.
Anyway, this deck felt really nice. I think I'll be bringing it to the next fnm.
7 months ago
Those are good ideas, but I prefer Jungleborn Pioneer as it is a good top deck after a wrath, and it provides more bodies for Deeproot Elite, Merfolk Mistbinder, and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca. As for Curious Obsession, it could be good but it would mean going down some merfolk, making all the lords worse and Unclaimed Territory worse.
7 months ago
I feel like Vineshaper Mystic would serve you better than Jungleborn Pioneer given the focus on +1 counters. I know JP can give you a double trigger on Deeproot Elite, but Vineshaper Mystic lets you really choose your counters more effectively I think and is a better blocker/stand in, with the 3 base toughness.
Another card to consider is Curious Obsession, as the card advantage can be really impressive on something like Mist-Cloaked Herald, or anything else that is unblockable (flyer from Climb, anything else if you have Herald of Secret Streams out)
8 months ago
Jungleborn Pioneer is a good choice for the deck, as your 1/1 merfolk token will be unblockable with Tetsuko out. With that said, you might want to add Saproling Migration and Spore Swarm to get even more tokens.
Also, because Tetsuko make any creature with power/toughness of 1 unblockable and you're playing with green, you might want to consider some combat tricks; cards like Blossoming Defense and Larger Than Life. You can play these instant spells after the declare blockers step because with a Tetsuko out, they're already unblockable. Blossoming Defense also helps protect Tetsuko, which you want to do because the deck is based around her