Kopala, Warden of Waves

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] 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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Kopala, Warden of Waves

Legendary Creature — Merfolk

Spells your opponents cast that target a Merfolk you control cost 1 more to cast.

Abilities your opponents activate that target a Merfolk you control cost 1 more to activate.

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Kopala, Warden of Waves Discussion

LikeSpider943 on Deeproot Tree

1 week ago

Kopala, Warden of Waves is good sideboard tech.

RedmundR2 on From Steel to Gills

1 month ago

My first recommendation is to add some cards that interact with your opponent, such as artifact or enchantment removal. Currently if your opponent drops an Ensnaring Bridge, you have to way of interacting with it and you will lose from there. Green offers plenty of removal for those cards, like Naturalize or Nature's Claim. I would consider adding other forms of removal in the sideboard so you can respond to control decks.

My second would be to add some one drops, Kumena's Speaker would fit nicely. I'd consider maybe Cursecatcher or Merfolk Spy or Dakra Mystic possibly as well.

My general other recommendations would be Merfolk Branchwalker and Kopala, Warden of Waves.

Hexaflexagon on The Fish Shall Rise

1 month ago

I think you should have Merfolk Trickster in your main deck for Kopala, Warden of Waves. You may also want to try adding Forerunner of the Heralds. Also not a big fan of Jade Bearer.

GloriousSeeker on Best Merfolk Deck

2 months ago

I play a lot of Merfolk. I see that your deck is good. But it really miss the balance. I recommend that you play 1 copy of Kira, Great Glass-Spinner and 1 copy of Kopala, Warden of Waves.

I understand that you're playing Vapor Snag. But 1 extra Harbinger of the tides or Merfolk Trickster is much better. I have played a lot with Vapor Snag and is in my view worthless. Or play an extra Spell Pierce. You have too little board control over your Merfolk.

I'm a huge fan of our master of all waves, Master of Waves! But 4 Mainboard is not worth the effort. I play 2x Master of Waves in my sideboard. I have too many matches lost because they played a simple non-Red removal on my Master of Waves and have lost the matchup. That is why my tip, consider take the Master into your sideboard and run another 4-drop or 3-drop for example Watertrap Weaver. The best Merfolk player has the card also played and has had a great success! So this is not just a tip from me, but also of them!

Cards that under-rated but extremely strong are the following: Watertrap Weaver, Merfolk Trickster and Kopala, Warden of Waves.

You need more counter needed in main Board, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner and Kopala, Warden of Waves are both 1 time needed, Vapor Snag modify them by another Merfolk or an extra Spell Pierce. And you have to look at your sideboard and Master of Waves in your mainboard.

I have now won 58 of the 60 games. The Master of Waves is extremely strong, but not against non-Red tier decks. Watertrap Weaver and Merfolk Trickster have brought me many wins.

BTW @dylanyad, I've seen how you react towards other people. They're here to help you and you snatched them quite a lot. This is a tip because I'm playing like 16 years Merfolk now. Since that the hype of playing Merfolk. I'was playing it already. So take these tips ;)! You can consider what you want or not.

DangoDaikazoku on Gone Fishin

3 months ago

Hey vishnarg,

I am writing a primer for Modern Merfolk and I was wondering if you would be okay with me featuring this deck under my splash options category as a reference to a white splash list. Let me know what you think because this list looks almost exactly what my white splash deck looked like, except I included Harbinger of the Tides in the mainboard and I had Kira, Great Glass-Spinner sideboarded which is a strong alternative to your Monastery Siege. Kopala, Warden of Waves is also a strong newer option as well. I'd like to see ya freshen up this list because it looks really nice!

Hexaflexagon on Interaction between the Forerunners and ...

4 months ago

Hi,

My deck, Simic Standard Merfolk V 2.0 has a Vanquisher's Banner and 2 Forerunner of the Heralds. I had a Banner out and had chosen Merfolk. The next turn, I cast a Forerunner. Using the stack, am I allowed to tutor for a card (let's say Kopala, Warden of Waves) and then draw it from the Banner's last ability?

Pieguy396 on Tatyova, A Ballad of Vodka and Merfolk

4 months ago

Hey there! Thanks for your suggestions on my deck!

If you're going for a more Merfolk-centric deck, Kopala, Warden of Waves, Merrow Harbinger, Lullmage Mentor, Seahunter, Cryptolith Rite, and Master of Waves are all very strong.

As for just general suggestions, Counterspell, Kodama's Reach, Krosan Grip, Beast Within, Rapid Hybridization, Reality Shift, Lightning Greaves, Plasm Capture, Eternal Witness, and Explosive Vegetation are all very strong.

Also, not sure if this is something you want to be putting in your deck, but you can go for the Strip Mine/Wasteland lock with Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Crucible of Worlds (or Ramunap Excavator).

Finally, if you're looking for cards to cut, I'd consider Arctic Merfolk, Jade Bearer, Jungleborn Pioneer, Merfolk Branchwalker, Storm Sculptor, Vineshaper Mystic, Extract, Enter the Unknown, and Exhaustion.

Hope this helps, and thanks again for your suggestions!

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