Stonybrook Banneret


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Common

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Stonybrook Banneret

Creature — Merfolk Wizard


Merfolk spells and Wizard spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

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Stonybrook Banneret Discussion

IlGuale on

2 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try to answer to anything:

. I tried Stonybrook Banneret but it always feels subpar because a lot of my creatures costs and the reduction of from turn 3 isn't really effective. It would make me drop Merrow Reejerey or Merfolk Sovereign for just two mana, but still on turn 3, leaving me with one floating mana, hoping to have something to spend it on.

. Borderpost are indeed strange and i feel uncomfortable playing such odd cards. I mainly added them as my T1 play for the Devotion plan. Playing them on T1 instead of Triton Shorestalker gives me a decent ramp, especially with Nykthos. The other reason for their presence here is that i got the impression that fishes cc1 drops aren't very editing (except Kumena's Speaker and Cursecatcher, but i am mono-U and poor). But maybe i was just wrong.

. Kopala, Warden of Waves is love for a budget player and definitely worth couple of slots. I wanted it in my side in a similar way real Merfolk's players side in Kira against removal, but after seeing how many burn spells Goblins play, it becomes a must.

. I was waiting for Silvergill Adept's reprint as uncommon in Rivals because the price while drop and i like the new art, but it will sure be a 4x in the final deck.

. Yeah Harbinger of the Tides is good, but clunky. Also, against Goblins in particular Tidebinder Mage can be sometimes better.

. I will search those version for sure, thanks.

rothgar13 on

2 months ago

Borderposts are slow and subpar. If you're looking to accelerate Merfolk onto the battlefield, your best option is Stonybrook Banneret. I'd also recommend the full playset of Harbingers, and something like Mothdust Changeling or Triton Shorestalker at the 1-drop spot as a stopgap. Nykthos is also a massive win-more - one of the things Merfolk sometimes struggles with is not having good mana sinks, so that sort of ramp card does next to nothing here. Ghost Quarter's a better use of the spot. Kopala, Warden of Waves is cheap and pretty good, so he should be in here.

Themysteriousone on Come My Fanatics...

2 months ago

@sketchyscribbler thanks I've decided to give Stonybrook Banneret a run and see how it goes. :)

Sombrereo on Wizard Tribal - Magic Aids

2 months ago

I'm glad you like my deck, thanks for your suggestions! :)

Sage of Epityr was a pretty recent addition so adding some Polluted Deltas sounds like a great idea.

I've tested Stonybrook Banneret in earlier versions but I don't like it for some reasons:

  • I already have plenty to do on turn 2. I'd like to get Metallic Mimic out before I play any other wizards and I'm also trying to get card draw going with Dark Confidant. In certain matchups I want to play a Meddling Mage asap, while Voidmage Prodigy has priority against other decks.
  • It doesn't actually provide discount on many Wizards: only 12/30 have their cost lowered while the effect doesn't even come in handy when i'm putting creatures onto the battlefield with Aether Vial.
  • In a deck where the discount effect has great impact, you'd like to have that type of effect every game. In this build however, drawing multiple Stonybrook Bannerets doesn't do aynthing.

Sage's Dousing needs some more testing imo. Lowering the creature count makes Aether Vial worse and it doesn't come in handy until turn 3 so I don't want to play too many. It is card advantage + control however, so it's on point with the strategy of this deck.

Pieguy396 on Wizard Tribal - Magic Aids

2 months ago

Hey there! Awesome deck - I've had a Wizards deck saved on my phone for a little bit, and I love your implementation. Have you considered Stonybrook Banneret at all? What about Sage's Dousing? I find that they're both rather strong cards in a Wizards deck. Also, I might consider adding in a couple of Polluted Deltas to maximize the effectiveness of Sage of Epityr.

Enticer on Unblockable Merfolk

2 months ago

I'll ditch Jungle Delver.

Thanks for the clarification around Stonybrook Banneret.

As for removal, I have three, but as you said, four is better. Maybe I could add in one more Echoing Truth or Natural State (I Already have them).

Curiosity and Distant Melody sound interesting, but after playing with the deck a bit I don't feel like it needs draw cards. I'm going to play a bunch this Friday, so I'll get a better sense of what it needs then.

Also, why does your username show up in red?

Thanks for the advice Baconfish!


Baconfish on Unblockable Merfolk

2 months ago

Again, I really don't think that Jungle Delver is good enough. It's ability is much too expensive to use, and it is just a 1/1 for 1 mana. I'd go with Triton Shorestalker instead then.

Stonybrook Banneret only reduces colorless mana, so a Triton Shorestalker would not be affected, neither would Master of the Pearl Trident.

As for the Navigator's Ruin, I'm sure you could find more suited cards for the deck, but if you like it, keep it. The usual problem with milling like this, is that your opponent will be dead from being slapped in the face long before they are milled to death. Milling the opponent definitely could annoy them though, but against other decks such as re-animators or delve, you'd just be helping the opponent.

It's up to you whether or not you want to keep some removal, but I would highly recommend running some. A deck without removal is just putting itself in danger, and I'd almost never run a deck without 4 removal spells.

I also really would consider some draw spells, because there's no worse feeling than topdecking and just drawing useless stuff all the time. Blue is the master of draw spells, with stuff like Opt, Serum Visions, Sleight of Hand, Anticipate, Telling Time, Thirst for Knowledge, Distant Melody or Curiosity. For green you can go with Keen Sense or Warriors' Lesson.

I personally like the Cold-Eyed Selkie as it will easily draw you 3-4 cards with some of your buffers in play, but if you can't get that then so be it.

The artifacts I threw in the maybeboard are indeed expensive, but might prove to be lethal in tribal decks. You can look into them at a later point after playtesting with the deck.

Remember that you can always alter your decks, mine are still being altered 2 years after I've made them.

Enticer on Unblockable Merfolk

2 months ago

Thank you Baconfish for going to all that trouble! I commented on your deck copy.

My plan for Jungle Delver is that it's a cheap creature, which my other creatures would buff, sort of like Triton Shorestalker. I was going to put in Kiora's Follower, but I decided that Kopala, Warden of Waves was better.

Also, in Stonybrook Banneret, does it mean that Merfolk spells cost one less colorless mana to play, or just one less mana? If I had a one blue mana Merfolk spell, would Stonybrook Banneret have an effect on it?



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