River Heralds' Boon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common

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River Heralds' Boon


Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature and a +1/+1 counter on up to one target Merfolk.

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River Heralds' Boon Discussion

Struyk on Simic Budget

1 month ago

The value of One With the Wind and River Heralds' Boon are really low... I use Spell Pierce instead.

Hexaflexagon on Baby's First Merfolk Deck

5 months ago

I'm going to suggest Herald of Secret Streams, more Forerunner of the Heralds, River Heralds' Boon, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca(optional), more Merfolk Mistbinders and more Deeproot Elite. I'd probably take out Aquatic Incursion, Spire Winder, Riverwise Augur and Silvergill Adept.

As for land, I think you should add 1 or 2 more land. You have Explore, which is useful for low land decks like this. I'd also suggest not having Unclaimed Territory because you have a lot of non creature spells.

EBTDizzle on Tatyova, A Ballad of Vodka and Merfolk

5 months ago

The first card is really cool. I actually originally had River Heralds' Boon on my list - similar effect but much tamer. This is a maybe, but it might be a bit mana intensive for this deck.

Burgeoning - yes! I forgot about this card.

Horizon Chimera - very interesting and worth considering. Flying, trample, and adds an extra lifegain event.

The Courser - when I first made this deck, I decided to run that or Oracle of Mul Daya. The Oracle is 1 more mana, but the added effect of being able to play another land each turn puts it over the top. I think I need to do some playtesting before adding this.

Overall, great suggestions. Thank you. Any thoughts on what I should cut?

multimedia on Kumena, Tyrants of Orazca

5 months ago

Hey, this is really well built. Kumena has a real shot at being one of the top Brawl Commanders.

The only cards I think that are less good here are Unsummon and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. I don't think Unsummon does enough as only a one of. Due to Planeswalkers able to be a Commander in Brawl then any bounce spell you play is better as one that can bounce a Planeswalker. This is a tempo play especially at instant speed that can put you far ahead.

There isn't a good mana sink here for Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun other than Ghalta, Primal Hunger. Ghalta's a great creature, but seems a out of place. Cradle can only make green mana and you actually have more blue here than green.

Other possible mana sinks for Cradle:

There's two cards in Standard that could have some impact in Brawl: Vizier of Many Faces and Mirage Mirror. These cards can become other cards including other creature Commanders. When you're playing three other opponents this gives you a lot of versatility.

River Heralds' Boon is a good tribal Merfolk spell. Instant pump spell, can give Kumena 6 toughness or put a counter on two different creatures for Herald of Secret Streams, etc.

Have you taken a look yet at the Dominaria spoilers? There's a few cards to consider making room for: Merfolk Trickster, Into the Roil and Hinterland Harbor are three so far.

Brawl is like Commander and on this site for Commander in the deck editor you specify your Commander with a tag. You can also do this for your Commander in Brawl.

1x Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca *CMDR*

In the deck editor putting this CMDR tag after Kumena then makes him the Commander of the deck; separating him from the rest of the decklist.

Good luck with your deck.

Hexaflexagon on Defenders of Orazca (Merfolk counters)

5 months ago

I'd rather have Hadana's Climb  Flip than Path of Discovery in a deck like this, which is why I have it in Simic Standard Merfolk. I'd also use River Heralds' Boon and/or Mist-Cloaked Herald over some of your Merfolk Branchwalker or Kumena's Awakening. Try taking out Expel from Orazca, as I tried it and it took up too much space in my deck for not much use.

Hexaflexagon on Simic Standard Merfolk V 2.0

6 months ago

Taken out all 3 of my Soul of the Rapids for 3 River Heralds' Boon. Thanks LeaPlath for the advice.

kikkervisje on Merfolk-based deck

6 months ago

the post says "modern" but i see you use a lot of recent cards, might even be standard legal if you switch it up a little. can't help but wonder why Herald of Secret Streams is in maybeboard. you don't seem to have a lot of +1/+1 counter giving cards, but might i suggest that could work wonders. a herald of secret streams with a bunch of unblockable buffed up merfolk can realy turn the tide. i run multiple Forerunner of the Heralds just to search out herald of secret streams. recent cards have a lot of possibilities for adding +1/+1 counters, both merfolk and out of theme support. slightly more expensive but very effective might be Metallic Mimic and Verdurous Gearhulk. Jade Bearer is a bad one drop since if you play him as a first turn one drop (which you should) he doesn't have a target for his counter. Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca is a little slow in my opinion. he takes too much resources to be effective. Tishana, Voice of Thunder could be an alternative, but she is mostly a finisher and the game usually doesn't last long enough to benefit from that.One With the Wind and Cartouche of Knowledge are great buffs but i'd prefer buffs in the form of counters since you have alot of support for that so River Heralds' Boon might work better. it doesn't give flying, but with herald of secret streams it has the same effect, namely not being blocked. i would cut the ramp and lifegain cards since merfolk has a lot of aggro/tempo potential. ixalan merfolk is what i'm gonna run when i get the last few cards. had a few playtests with it's predecessor before rivals came out. worked rather well and usually only lost when something could boardwipe me.

hope it helps

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