Merfolk Trickster

Merfolk Trickster

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Flash

When Merfolk Trickster enters the battlefield, tap target creature an opponent controls. It loses all abilities until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Arena Legal
Historic Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Merfolk Trickster Discussion

Denver_Dudes on merfolk bois

1 month ago

Not sure if this helps, but you should only need 1 Kira, Great Glass-Spinner in Merfolk. You can substitute 1 Kira for 1 Merrow Reejerey.

I would also suggest removing the 4 Opt for 1 Merfolk Trickster, 1 Merrow Reejerey, and 2 Vapor Snag. You could also add in some Harbinger of the Tides, if you so choose.

Alternatively, you could also look into 8 seas variations and run 4 Sea's Claim along with Spreading Seas. It’s a really fun way to mess with your opponent.

All and all looks like a good starting point for Merfolk.

rjife on Blinded by the Darkness | Dimir Rogues

2 months ago

I think this deck has a lot of potential! I may be biased on my liking of counterspells, but I do feel that Nimble Obstructionist would be great in this deck because of its versatility, and Merfolk Trickster or perhaps a Mizzium Meddler instead of the Crafty Cutpurse. also, the Lochmere Serpent seems a little too high on the curve for an aggro deck, possibly a Notion Thief would work better.

Yuri200X on blue

3 months ago

Augur of Bolas Mistcaller (SB) Quench Fae of Wishes (surprisingly at 0.19 tix atm) Harbinger of the Tides (also surprisingly cheap at 0.10 tix atm) Merfolk Trickster (in response to troublesome creatures) Naban, Dean of Iteration (if you got lotsa triggers) Tidebinder Mage SB against red and green Nimble Obstructionist Elite Arcanist + Dissolve

Yuri200X on blue

3 months ago

Augur of Bolas Mistcaller (SB) Quench Fae of Wishes (surprisingly at 0.19 tix atm) Harbinger of the Tides (also surprisingly cheap at 0.10 tix atm) Merfolk Trickster (in response to troublesome creatures) Naban, Dean of Iteration (if you got lotsa triggers) Tidebinder Mage SB against red and green Nimble Obstructionist Elite Arcanist + Dissolve

lagotripha on Merfolk Tribal Pioneer (Suggestions Wanted)

5 months ago

Plan your sideboard alongside your first 60 cards- knowing all the tools you have available will help immensely. Knowing you have Tidebinder Mage for RDW or Deeproot Waters for control/midrange.

Bringing down the average CMC or upping the levels of interaction will do a lot;

In terms of 'raw power', Hardened Scales/The Ozolith offer the biggest boosts.

Jade Bearer, Kumena's Speaker, Brineborn Cutthroat, Harbinger of the Tides, Merfolk Trickster Mistcaller, Mist-Cloaked Herald/Triton Shorestalker, River Sneak, Silvergill Adept and Merfolk Skydiver will all let you operate at a lower CMC.

Lowering the curve also means you can run Neoform in place of evolution.

Traditionally merfolk is a tempo list using creatures that delay your opponent, then unblockability (previously islandwalk/flood effects) to finish them off. Its one of the few lists where a bounce effect is often just as effective as a kill spell. Its place in modern was defined by Blood Moon reslience from an all-island manabase combined with land disruption in Aquitect's Will, but that is not relevant in pioneer, so you will need to experiment to find a new nieche. It might be able to emulate affinity with ozolith support, with some luck and a favourable meta.

Augur of Bolas/Deeproot Champion offers a version of the list that wants to spellsling, but I can't say that I've thought through what that would look like.

hungry000 on Ula's Temple

6 months ago

I made a similar deck in the past, so I'll link it here: Devotion to Ula's Whales

I chose to have a few more devotion creatures than you so Nykthos would be more consistent (because it's a very good backup). As Darth_Savage said, your deck doesn't have much in the way of early game interaction. I would suggest playing cards like Harbinger of the Tides and Merfolk Trickster since they give good devotion and can help you stall for that extra turn you need to go off. Other than that, I found Grozoth to be the best card to play off of the Quest. It makes sure you have the fatties to overwhelm your opponent with after you get the Quest to 3 counters while decreasing the chances of getting flooded with uncastable things when you don't need them (since you can play fewer of them).

Pyromancer999 on Under the Sea

7 months ago

I've always found Merfolk Trickster to be a very valuable two-drop and flash fits with some of the stuff here. I also think Wavebreak Hippocamp could be huge in tandem with Stinging Lionfish and Verity Circle also It might be nice to have a bit more disruption (counters, a bit more removal) because that is a huge resource for blue that feels yet untapped, otherwise love the theme! +1

Meachman on Merfolk

7 months ago

Looks like a lot of good card draw, but not seeing much removal or interaction. Merfolk Trickster is a versatile answer to threats. As aggro as you look to be, Sleep could help you out. With the kind of mana you're able to crank out, Mass Manipulation could also help.

Simic Ascendancy could be a nice alternate win condition given the ability to crank out counters.

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