Merfolk Skydiver

Merfolk Skydiver

Creature — Merfolk Mutant


When Merfolk Skydiver enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on target creature you control.

: Proliferate. (Choose any number of permanents and/or players, then give each another counter of each kind already there.)

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War of the Spark (WAR) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Merfolk Skydiver Discussion

EldraziOfRavnica on plainswalker

4 days ago

The problem with this deck is that is falls apart if the opponent plays Great Wall :). Evolution Sage is probably worth inclusion, as is Merfolk Skydiver.

DemonDragonJ on Herald of Secret Streams or ...

2 weeks ago

In my Atraxa EDH deck, I have Herald of Secret Streams, because of how awesome that card is, but I am considering replacing it with Abzan Falconer, which I actually had in that deck before I replaced it with Merfolk Skydiver.

Being unblockable is very awesome, but the falconer has a lower mana cost than does the herald, it can put a +1/+1 counter on itself, and flying is usually more versatile than is unblockability (i.e., it has both offensive and defensive uses, whereas unblockability has only offensive uses), so such a replacement does seem to be very appealing.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Herald of Secret Streams with Abzan Falconer?

GollumWasFramed on Pioneering Simic Unblockable Counters

3 weeks ago

I’ve been playing a similar deck for awhile. Servant of the Scale has been an amazing 1 drop for me. Merfolk Skydiver is another really good piece for this. Easy plus 1.

Epicurus on Niv's Misfits

1 month ago

TolarianScientist, sorry to keep singling you out, but you're the only one commenting on this deck...

Alright, so I just removed Terminate, Merfolk Skydiver and Rise of the Hobgoblins in favor of Maraleaf Pixie, Gyre Engineer and Lotus Field. However, I really can't figure out what I would remove for Arcane Signet. It just seems like that would put me at too many spells that aren't mana pairs, and I like the mana rocks I already have in there better. I already added Faeburrow Elder, and had forgotten to mention Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle as a mana dork in my previous comment. Do you think that's enough?

Epicurus on Niv's Misfits

1 month ago

TolarianScientist, your concern is real. At the moment, I'm running 16 spells which deal with that concern:

For a hot second, I also had Atzocan Seer on the list, but dropped it in favor of including more offense as a tradeoff for losing mana production (I removed it for Knight of New Alara).

The problem with mana dorks is that none of the best ones are color pairs. With any other 5-color commander, this decklist would look totally different.

I like your suggestion of borderposts. Right now, the Spells I'd most consider removing are Merfolk Skydiver, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Deathbringer Liege, Terminate and Dovin, Grand Arbiter. Of those spells, how many and which would you replace with borderposts of the same colors?

Sorry for the long response.

multimedia on Yarok's Horrific Funhouse

3 months ago

Hand of the Praetors is good way to repeatedly give your opponents infect. Praetors triggers on cast of an Infect creature which can take advantage of the interaction of Shrieking Drake with Yarok. With Yarok Drake gets two bounce triggers, first one bounces itself and the second can bounce any other creature you control with Infect.

Yarok + Shrieking Drake + Cloud of Faeries + four lands equals infinite mana by tapping and untapping those four lands with two Cloud triggers. Use this infinite mana with Viral Drake / Merfolk Skydiver for infinite proliferate after you have given all your opponents a poison counter. You're constantly casting both Cloud and Drake meaning that each time can you trigger Inexorable Tide as another way for infinite proliferate.

Should consider adding a few more dual lands and cutting some basic lands. Cabal Coffers is displayed twice in the manabase which is not allowed in a Commander deck. Sandsteppe Citadel has white mana in it's color identity which isn't allowed because Yarok doesn't have white in it's color identity. Llanowar Wastes , Yavimaya Coast , Breeding Pool could replace three Forests since they can be tapped turn one to make green mana. Hinterland Harbor and Drowned Catacomb are the other Sultai Check lands and they could replace two Islands. With 34 creatures Guardian Project can be good repeatable draw especially since it triggers Yarok, you draw two cards when the creature ETB.

Good luck with your deck.

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