Shapers of Nature


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Shapers of Nature

Creature — Merfolk Shaman

3G: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

2U, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Draw a card.

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Shapers of Nature Discussion

Hexaflexagon on GU Standard Merfolk

4 days ago

Took out Enter the Unknown and replaced it with Shapers of Nature. Did the same with a Overgrown Armasaur and Seafloor Oracle

Boza on RIX Sealed Deck 1 (2/21/18)

3 weeks ago

You are playing 4 colors and 19 lands - that is a bad starting point - tyrant is good, but no other white cards are really worth it, so splashing a double white card is not worth it. Red is only for one card, so you can cut it too. Black is perfect as is, so is green.

I think that 3 colors is not uncommon in sealed. I would add blue to the mix for Soul of the Rapids, Shapers of Nature, Vona's Hunger is amazing, Waterknot for sure and Spire Winder and One With the Wind, given the you already have 1 hexproof merfolk.

Going for a BGU ascend control deck seems to be correct choice. Look for cards that give treasures too to make splashing easier.

elephantambush on Rashmi - Assisted Evolution

1 month ago

Looking for suggestions to replace Lifeblood Hydra, Shapers of Nature and Champion of Lambholt.

I'm thinking Altar of Dementia could replace Lifeblood Hydra which retains my wrath protection, but also gives me options to self-mill if I need to dig for recurrable answers, or mill opponents out/fuck with their topdeck tutors.

Other than that I'm out of ideas.

Shoku on

1 month ago

A few things I can say about your list. Merfolk Branchwalker and Silvergill Adept, They are both strong 2 drops that replace themselves when you play them, which is very important when it comes to Standard Merfolk. With cards like Deeproot Elite and Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca being the backbone of the archtype, you really need a way to keep playing as many merfolk as you can without running out of cards in your hand, because once you do, you stop making your board stronger. Kumena's Speaker is by far the best 1 drop you can play, whereas Jade Bearer and Mist-Cloaked Herald are both okay, but nowhere near as powerful as Speaker. Shapers of Nature is a card I feel has no place being in any Merfolk list, it is just a much worse Kumena. Merfolk Mistbinder is another card you really need to have 4 of, especially when you're playing Jungleborn Pioneer or Deeproot Waters , speaking of, running both in your list can seem fun, in my opinion Waters is a much too slow card to be playing despite how much value it can give you. Hadana's Climb, is in sort of the same way, much too slow despite how much value it can get you. The last piece of advice I really have is that Herald of Secret Streams isn't what you want to be playing for a way to close the game, it can be destroyed when you go attacking with all of your buffed fish making for some really bad blocks that can lose you the game. Tempest Caller is a much safer and more reliable way to close out the game. Other than that for budget reasons I can see why you're playing Woodland Streams over Botanical Sanctum and only 2 copies of Kumena. Best of luck with your fish list, if you need any more help, you know where to find me.

U/G(Simic) Rivals of Ixalan Merfolk

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Jaathik on Leviathans, Hydras, and Krakens, Oh My!

1 month ago

If your goal is big creatures, your ramp could be better. I'd recommend Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Exploration, and Garruk Wildspeaker. A few cards I'd suggest cutting are Deflection, Dismiss, and Counterspell unless you plan on adding more control aspects. Shapers of Nature and Basalt Monolith feel a little weak, and be careful of Dictate of Karametra and Otherworld Atlas, as they can turn against you. Though, if you like group-hug, may I suggest Braids, Conjurer Adept?

Dankey on Simic evolve

1 month ago

Why not Zameck Guildmage instead of Shapers of Nature?

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