Vineshaper Mystic


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

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Vineshaper Mystic

Creature — Merfolk Shaman

When Vineshaper Mystic enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target Merfolk you control.

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Vineshaper Mystic Discussion

joaoguaxinim on Deeproot Tree

1 week ago

Indeed I need to focus wether I want to go on the conter plan or not. Today's FNM I tried something different from this build, even making 4-0 last FNM with it, using some Jadelight, it's an interesting idea. DRW indeed is feeling too slow for current standard even benefiting a lot from playing the creatures after it. Gonna ponder about Hadana's and Swift Warden as they are good inclusions in the deck. Been thinking a lot about putting Vineshaper Mystic in the main to help with the counters. BDefense is very good, and I keep putting it in and out every now and then.


2 weeks ago

I was becoming aware of this while testing the deck. But your remark caused me to put two Vineshaper Mystic back to the deck, increasing the number of +1+1 counters I can put on my creatures.

The_Cardinal on Merfolk united

3 weeks ago

Metallic Mimics are way too important. I HIGHLY recommend playing them. I also think 4 Kumena's are too much. I would recommend 3..? Vineshaper Mystic isn't necessary in Sideboard. You could put the Tempest Callers in it, 'cause they're useless agaisnt Control decks. Also, I ALWAYS recommend having a Silent Gravestone in your sideboard, even more with all the Graveyard decks that are coming in M19. Other than that, maybe.. remove 1 Herald of Secret Streams..? Needs some testing. Hope I helped a little bit, gl hf !

FastIsFaster on Simic 'folk

2 months ago

I feel like Vineshaper Mystic would serve you better than Jungleborn Pioneer given the focus on +1 counters. I know JP can give you a double trigger on Deeproot Elite, but Vineshaper Mystic lets you really choose your counters more effectively I think and is a better blocker/stand in, with the 3 base toughness.

Another card to consider is Curious Obsession, as the card advantage can be really impressive on something like Mist-Cloaked Herald, or anything else that is unblockable (flyer from Climb, anything else if you have Herald of Secret Streams out)

Pieguy396 on Tatyova, A Ballad of Vodka and Merfolk

4 months ago

Hey there! Thanks for your suggestions on my deck!

If you're going for a more Merfolk-centric deck, Kopala, Warden of Waves, Merrow Harbinger, Lullmage Mentor, Seahunter, Cryptolith Rite, and Master of Waves are all very strong.

As for just general suggestions, Counterspell, Kodama's Reach, Krosan Grip, Beast Within, Rapid Hybridization, Reality Shift, Lightning Greaves, Plasm Capture, Eternal Witness, and Explosive Vegetation are all very strong.

Also, not sure if this is something you want to be putting in your deck, but you can go for the Strip Mine/Wasteland lock with Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Crucible of Worlds (or Ramunap Excavator).

Finally, if you're looking for cards to cut, I'd consider Arctic Merfolk, Jade Bearer, Jungleborn Pioneer, Merfolk Branchwalker, Storm Sculptor, Vineshaper Mystic, Extract, Enter the Unknown, and Exhaustion.

Hope this helps, and thanks again for your suggestions!

Hexaflexagon on Simic Standard Merfolk V 2.0

4 months ago

Took away a Woodland Stream and added Vineshaper Mystic. I have felt that I have been getting too many lands and not enough other cards.

Also took away 3 Waker of the Wilds for 3 Kumena's Speaker and 1 Mist-Cloaked Herald for 1 Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca.

x12721 on

4 months ago

Firstly, cut the non-merfolk cards (Soul of the Rapids, Waterknot, Castaway's Despair) and some of the weaker merfolk (Jade Guardian, Shaper Apprentice, Shapers of Nature, Vineshaper Mystic). Replace them with Deeproot Elite, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, Merfolk Mistbinder, and Silvergill Adept. Also consider Aquatic Incursion to ensure your merfolk have unblockable, and possibly Seafloor Oracle in place of Herald of Secret Streams.

davcot on UG Standard Merfolk

4 months ago

Nice deck !

For removal, I suggest Savage Stomp or Hunt the Weak. Simic merfolks can get quite big with all the +1/+1 counters opportunities which make them great weapons to directly fight your ennemies' creatures.

For easy counters, you can also add Jade Bearer, vineshaper mystic or Hadana's Climb. The latter can even send them flying !

Keep it up

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