Master of Waves


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Theros Mythic Rare

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Master of Waves

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Protection from red

Elemental creatures you control get +1/+1.

When Master of Waves enters the battlefield, put a number of 1/0 blue Elemental creature tokens onto the battlefield equal to your devotion to blue. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

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Master of Waves Discussion

calvinwarning on Merfolk?

1 week ago

If your meta has a lot of removal, then yes it would be a good idea to keep two copies of Kira, Great Glass-Spinner.

Issues do arise occasionally with Phantasmal Image, but not as often as you would think. I personally mainboard two of them because I feel as if it offers a lot of versatility by being able to copy an extra creature on the battlefield, you can even copy a Master of Waves on turn four with Aether Vial so Phantasmal Image has protection from red to avoid those Lightning Bolts. The way I look at the drawback too is if someone is willing to target it, they'll most likely target it with removal anyways. The only real problem you'll see with playing it is against burn, but by game two you can pull it out for counterspells or even Spellskites now that you're considering it.

As far as Surgical Extraction goes, I've personally never used it but in mono-blue it can offer great utility as a sideboard option. If you want some removal I'd recommend Dismember because that's the best removal you have access to.

Glad to see you're getting more components that you need, my decklist looked a lot like yours while it was developing and I always enjoy helping fish players out with suggestions and watching their decks evolve. Keep me updated and I'll be able to assist you with questions or concerns that you may have whenever.

RazortoothMtg on Merfolk V.S. Goblins Duel Decks ...

1 week ago

Master of the Pearl Trident reprint as well hopefully. Although Krenko should be the face cards, the face cards have always been cards originally printed as mythics except for in Elves vs. Goblins because it was the first duel deck. I'm thinking maybe Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker could be good, because it has the one mythic printing in Modern masters. Warren Instigator doesn't look as exciting and cool as Kiki-Jiki does as a face card, even if probably more powerful in the tribal deck, so I vote no on that. For merfolk, maybe Master of Waves as the face card?

DemonDragonJ on Merfolk V.S. Goblins Duel Decks ...

1 week ago

I am not particularly interested in either goblins or merfolk, so I am not interested in this set, but I do hope for some good reprints. I believe that it is safe to presume that Lord of Atlantis, Goblin King, Goblin Warchief, Goblin Chieftain, and/or Goblin War Drums will be in this set, and Master of Waves would be very nice, as well. I shall predict that the "face cards" shall be Talrand, Sky Summoner and Krenko, Mob Boss, because they are two of the best representatives of their respective creature types.

zephramtripp on one for all and all for mycloth

2 weeks ago

As the previous poster suggests, it might be worthwhile to use token creatures to power up Ezuri very quickly. There are a couple options that seem most applicable to your deck, including:- Avenger of Zendikar- Chasm Skulker- Hangarback Walker- Hooded Hydra

Other options might include, to name a few: Acorn Harvest, AEther Mutation, Animation Module, Awakening Zone, Beacon of Creation, Caller of the Claw, Howl of the Night Pack, Homarid Spawning Bed, Genesis Chamber, Grizzly Fate, Kessig Cagebreakers, Master of Waves, Rise from the Tides, Sprout Swarm, Wolfbriar Elemental, Snake Basket, Sekki, Seasons' Guide.

These are mostly was to dump tokens into play en masse to most quickly generate experience from Ezuri, as well as establishing board presence more quickly.

Cool deck, though!

calvinwarning on Unblockable Merfolk

2 weeks ago

All of your merfolk would be unlockable if you ran merfolk lords like Lord of Atlantis and Master of the Pearl Trident and Spreading Seas or Aquitect's Will an opponent's land. They are a must in Modern merfolk.

Also some other merfolk staples to consider are Merrow Reejerey, Master of Waves, Harbinger of the Tides, and Cursecatcher. If you can get your hands on a playset of Aether Vial you will be a tempo powerhouse. Hope this helps.


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