Master of Waves


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) None
Theros (THS) 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

MrSeaSnake on monoBlue Devotion

15 hours ago

I have also made a mono-blue devotion deck and I found your take on it quite interesting. I have Kira, Great Glass-Spinner in the main deck. Have you thought about including Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? I don't see the importance of including phantasmal images. Is it for copying Master of Waves? What about tutors for Walking Ballista such as Trinket Mage? Running 4 Spreading Seas mainboard is a must for me. Have you tried it? Personally, I would cut like spell pierce for something like Voidmage Prodigy as it synergizes with other cards in the deck and gives 2 devotion on top of that.

elgosu1337 on Riku-Brudiclad

1 month ago

You're missing the strongest green wincons for Brudiclad or Riku: Pathbreaker Ibex and Biovisionary. Combat Celebrant also gives infinite combats and infinite damage with Brudiclad. Angrath's Marauders is also great in multiples since the damage doubles then doubles again. Bramble Sovereign is great for making tokens in addition to Riku's trigger. Panharmonicon gives extra triggers from Riku or the stuff you copy.

You also need more stuff to make tokens early on, especially creatures you can copy with Riku, like Young Pyromancer, Master of Waves, and Hanweir Garrison. Sorceries also work since Riku can copy them, so stuff like Hordeling Outburst, Tempt with Vengeance, Sylvan Offering.

t3hdarkness on Rx (Meth is)

1 month ago

If you want an alternate way to turn Arixmethes into a one shot kill, Grafted Exoskeleton turns any of your fatties into Blightsteel Colossus. Another method would be Umbral Mantle + 5 mana.

With all those Blue Mana Symbols a few devotion cards wouldn't be amiss. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx could work well with your land untapping cards and Master of Waves should generate a ton of tokens and give you another way to win with Dragon Throne of Tarkir

You could also use a few cards that take advantage of your commander's massive body. She's a little spendy, but Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is a shot in the army to your mana in both colors. Rishkar's Expertise, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Soul's Majesty, and Prime Speaker Zegana can all draw a whole fistful of cards.

robo12385 on Naban's Naban's Wizards Wizards

2 months ago

I like the suggestions, but I’m trying to build the deck around Naban, Dean of Iteration, using more ETB effects as control and value while Champion of the Parish being my big attacker due to double counters every creature I play with naban out (they’re all human wizards) and also Master of Waves as a good finisher as well. I agree with naru being a little useless in this build, and I will definitely consider adding red

haikukane on Tetsuko Umezawa

3 months ago

Whoa, thank you both for the extensive feedback!

I really like the idea of transitioning into more extra turns late game to finish off my opponents, and both Master of Waves and Chasm Skulker look like auto-includes. Day of the Dragons is also a unique win con that would be perfect to surprise unsuspecting victims.

I'll take all of your suggestions into deeper consideration and make some tweaks to the deck accordingly!

kamelyan on Tetsuko Umezawa

3 months ago

I got a win in 1v1, and one win and one loss in a four player free-for-all (sorry, I only played thrice) with my deck, and Master of Waves was probably the MVP. Spellskite also provided great support.

If you ever get a Sensei's Divining Top, Explorer's Scope works about as well as a Sword of the Animist, without the hassel of making your creature blockable.

PicklePlum Girl

Commander / EDH kamelyan


neosapien on Do It Again, Naban

3 months ago

I personally think Master of Waves would be cool, Vendilion Clique as well.

edengstrom1 on Merfolk

3 months ago

TamponThief Thanks for the advice!

I picked up a few Merfolk Trickster and another Master of Waves. I also replaced the Dispels with Spell Pierce which I think will work out better.

My next goal is to get the vials.

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