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Creature — Merfolk
Kumena's Omenspeaker gets +1/+1 as long as you control another Merfolk or an Island.
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Kumena's Speaker Discussion
3 days 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.
2 weeks ago
Kopala really offers a lot of protection, and while i did want to add trickster to the main deck, a problem i ran into doing so is a clunky mana curve. Curving Kumena's Speaker into trickster can be hard. Forerunner of the Heralds is a bit slow as a four-drop compared to Tempest Caller since it does not impact the board directly. Jade Bearer does have the problem of being a bad card on turn one, so i might just run 4 Kumena's Speakers.
1 month ago
Thanks for the input! The reason I'm using the Kumena's Speakers over Mist-Cloaked Herald is that I found myself needing a beefier blocker in the early game. Also, Heroic Intervention is a good recommendation but a bit pricey for me. I decided to throw in a few Blinding Fog as a more affordable alternative.
1 month ago
Ok there is a lot to be improved with this deck, so I’ll start by saying lower your curve. Merfolk is not a midrange strategy, successful lists are heavy aggro. That being said, 3 cost cards no longer can be your highest costed group. Add more 2 drop and 1 drop merfolk. There is that 1 drop 2/2 Merfolk from ixilan Kumena's Speaker and the value 2/1 Merfolk Branchwalker is a great tempo merfolk that lets you filter your deck or get rid of dead draws.
Another problem with the deck is the sporadic spread of merfolks, the 1 and 2 ofs merfolk. You need to pick your few best merfolk, and run 4 of them for consistency. Some great merfolk to run 4 of: Silvergill Adept Merfolk Mistbinder Lord of Atlantis Master of the Pearl Trident Merfolk Branchwalker. If you want to run the island walk lords, Spreading Seas is a must have. However, 1 and 2 ofs are not always terrible, because sometimes they can win you the game, but you don’t always need them clogging your hand. What comes to mind for me with merfolk is Master of Waves, which wouldn’t be bad to pick up 1 or 2 of.
The last thing I’ll touch on is lands. You want to have both blue and green open as early as possible, so look for lands that come in untapped that produce both. One cheap land that does this is Yavimaya Coast, there are others that are more expensive but that’s up to you. If your gonna run 22 lands, you have to lower your curve like I said before, as 24 is the golden number for magic with a perfect curve.
I don’t know if you’ll read all of this, I’m just trying to help you become a more experienced magic player with a better understanding of the game. If you found this helpful, follow my profile or upvote one of my decks. Welcome to magic, dude.
2 months ago
I doubt anyone will see this but the accepted answer is not a full and complete answer to this question as it has been asked.
- When your opponent casts the second Jade Bearer they do not choose any target because the ability that adds a +1/+1 counter only triggers once it has entered the battlefield.
- Once the second Jade Bearer resolves and enters the battlefield its triggered ability will trigger and, before you or your opponent receive priority, that ability will be added to the stack at which point they will select its target, in this case the Kumena's Speaker.
- At this point with the second Jade Bearer on the battlefield and it's triggered ability on the stack and targeting the Kumena's Speaker your opponent will presumably pass priority to you in order to get the triggered ability to resolve. At this point you can cast Harnessed Lightning to deal the 3 points of damage necessary to kill it.
- If you do kill the Kumena's Speaker before the triggered ability resolves the ability will, when it eventually does resolve, detect that its target is illegal and be removed from the stack effectively countering it.
The above distinctions are important for competitive play because if you have an issue on this and call over a judge telling them "I responded to him casting the Jade Bearer." you may not like the result.
Fundamentally, it is key to understand the timing so that you can respond to your opponents appropriately and using the correct wording so that your action stands up to additional scrutiny from the judge staff.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Deeproot Waters could help you multiply the amount of Merfolk you have on the battlefield.
Although you wouldn't be able to activate the second part of the card. Appeal would make one devastating creature for a turn.
This was before you removed all of the Merfolk creatures. I felt it would have worked with some adjustment.