Tidebinder Mage

Tidebinder Mage

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Tidebinder Mage enters the battlefield, tap target red or green creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's untap step for as long as you control Tidebinder Mage.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Tidebinder Mage Discussion

Yuri200X on blue

1 month 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

1 month 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)

2 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.

triproberts12 on Mr. Sandman, Bring me a Dream

4 months ago

If you're going to devote a deck to your favorite card (Nice choice, mine's Soulcatchers' Aerie), I would go all in. For example, in Dimir, Mana Skimmer is the Timeshifted version of Somnophore.

Time of Ice, Quiet Contemplation, Back to Basics, Dream Tides, Wrath of Marit Lage, Temporal Distortion, Neko-Te Thalakos Dreamsower, Wall of Stolen Identity, Frost Titan, Queen of Ice, Wall of Ice, Niblis of Frost, Guardian of Tazeem, Icefall Regent, Dungeon Geists, Mesmerizing Benthid, House Guildmage, Tidebinder Mage, Watertrap Weaver, Frost Lynx, Stitched Mangler, Fogwalker, and Vertigo Spawn would probably be my picks for "freeze" tribal.

Alternately, if you're not invested in Dimir, so much as in the creature itself, you could build a Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, or Empress Galina deck, since those commanders probably best represent what the card is doing.

Winther on It's leviosaaaah

6 months ago

Hello VampiricJace !

Tips appriciated! I wanted to include her (?) into the deck, but wasnt sure what to cut. For now I opted for cutting a Tidebinder Mage. I might end up regretting that as that card was bonkers shutting down threatning commmanders, but time will tell :-)

Again, thanks for the feedback :-)

capriom85 on What have you been playing?

7 months ago

Argy, I have been playing mono blue devotion. The list that you see posted most often wasn’t getting the job done. I swapped the set of Curious Obsession out in favor of a play set of Wizard's Retort . In this deck is basically Counterspell . I also removed things like Spell Pierce and Dive Down . There just weren’t enough moment’s where they go the job done. I added in more Brazen Borrower and went to a full set of Harbinger of the Tides . Even if I am not bouncing and tapping a lot of stuff for tempo plays I am usually playing my stuff at opponent’s end step so I can leave counter mana up for things I honestly cannot deal with.

I find control to be a decent matchup for me most of the time, as long as I keep Teferi, Time Raveler off the board. I can outlast most of my burn matchups.

Things I have trouble beating are dredge and Gruul aggro. As long as I can stick a Grafdigger's Cage , I can close out games 2 and 3 against dredge with minimal stress. Against the Gruul deck, I can slow them with Tidebinder Mage , but between Gruul Spellbreaker and Embercleave , I have trouble keeping my life above 0. Steel Leaf Champion is also stupid good against this.

vomitpile on Naban Elemental Combo (Pioneer)

7 months ago

Tidebinder Mage out of the side could be a good answer to big green stuff alongside Aether Gust, getting a double trigger from Naban and adding 2 devotion is pretty nice.

How does Morph work with Risen Reef? It won’t re-enter as an elemental initially, and I don’t know for sure if flipping it back over counts as entering again but I don’t think it does. 3 devotion is nice but I’d rather have more utility creatures than extra beaters.

UnderworldFiend on Naban Elemental Combo (Pioneer)

7 months ago

Tidebinder Mage and Shorecrasher Elemental could be nice additions to this deck. They both fit the theme.

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