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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
6 days ago
aaronmcd16- This is a really great start to a deck, but I have a couple of suggestions. Increase Merfolk Mistbinder from 3-4, as almost every single card in your deck gets a boost from it, and their abilities can stack. Wake Thrasher is also really powerful in a deck with your type of mana curve, but isn't legal in Standard. Remove both Beneath the Sands, as mana fixing isn't an issue. And if you're going to do that, might as well take out your Deeproot Champion. Replace those empty slots with 2 more Vineshaper Mystics and the aforementioned Merfolk Mistbinder. Hope my suggestions help! Fantastic job, keep up the good work!
1 week ago
Thank you Mice_Overseer I will take out 1 land for now and test that. I did notice that after tonight I did get too many dead draws. I am wondering what I should replace them with. I think Vineshaper Mystic Would be a good addition. What do you think?
2 weeks ago
Mana curve needs work. Seriously consider adding green for Kumena's Speaker, Cold-Eyed Selkie, Deeproot Elite, Forerunner of the Heralds, Jadelight Ranger, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca (once it rotates out of standard and prices drop), maybe Merfolk Branchwalker, Merfolk Mistbinder, and Vineshaper Mystic.
3 weeks ago
Hey, for a beginners budget deck this looks good. It's possible to make a completely fine budget causal Merfolk deck with only uncommons and commons. In fact overall the uncommons make up the base of Merfolk. Here's an example including other spells and lands:
- 4x Kumena's Speaker
- 4x Silvergill Adept
- 4x Merfolk Mistbinder
- 3x Merfolk Branchwalker
- 3x Vineshaper Mystic
- 1x Tempest Caller
- 4x Unclaimed Territory
- 4x Woodland Stream
- 3x Blossoming Defense
- 4x Mist-Cloaked Herald
- 3x Jade Bearer
- 4x Jungleborn Pioneer
- 4x Unsummon
Add to this the rares you have:
If you have a Kumena definitely play it, he's the best Merfolk. If you don't have one you can get all of the uncommons and commons I suggest for half the price of one Kumena. Likewise if you have more Deeproot Elite play them.
1 month ago
@chuckles2000 The issue i have with Jade Bearer, is that as a 1-drop on turn 1, it does nothing.Vineshaper Mystic has a similar issue if it's on it's own as I'll not get the second counter - although granted that's a lot less likely. Rishkar, Peema Renegade has the advantage of his passive "mana dork" ability on top of granting counters.Jungleborn Pioneer is an option though.Rishkar, Peema Renegade allows me drop more guys a turn, or create a much bigger Nissa. He is a candidate to go though, because as you said, he's not a merfolk. He'll stay in the sideboard though.I might drop 1 Deeproot Waters for the last Merfolk Branchwalker but I'm not sold yet on dropping Deeproot entriely.
1 month ago
Well, good for you - none of the super good merfolk are rare or mythic.
From here you have 2-3 branches - token spam with Deeproot Waters, alpha striking with Tempest Caller or low-to-the ground with protection with Swift Warden or unblockable tall with River Heralds' Boon.
I honestly think that n4 is the correct one, with a bit of number 3.
1 month ago
Yeah, I'll agree with you on your statement of "not enough copies." If you really like not having that many copies of anything, you should probably play commander. Since they only allow one copy of any card anyhow. The current "meta" for Merfolk is to have everything be quite cheap and go straight aggro, but a lot of the cards are based in RIX (Rivals of Ixalan), so, there will be a little wait for the majority of cards. If you'd want to fit into that meta, you'd have to do away with cards like River's Rebuke and Wind Strider. You could probably keep one copy of Tishana just for a little fun late game if you'd like, but, it wouldn't be preferred. Then if you do fit a lot of your cards into the cheap category, like 1-3, you can run Vanquisher's Banner for a lot of casts every cast later on. Trying to give advice to your deck is a bit difficult due to the fact that you don't have one set theme, you're just a part of everything. There are aggro decks that focus in that 1-3 range with Herald of Secret Streams and run right through with cards that give bunches of counters like River Heralds' Boon and Vineshaper Mystic. Then there are control versions of merfolk with a bunch of counter spells and then move stuff like Run Aground and River's Rebuke. Token decks are also a thing for merfolk, but they can run along side with the Herald of Secret Streams deck with Metallic Mimics. Tishana decks are fun, probably being run in a counter deck to get into late game and having a wall built of creatures to block with and then swing out in the end. I'll leave my deck that I've made out of the cards I had left over at home, it's not super great, but, it does its job. I'd recommend picking a theme and sticking to it, it'll make the deck a lot more smooth. Again, this deck will be so much better once RIX hits for merfolk tribal, it's coming up, January 19th!
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1 month ago
Thanks for the suggestion Steeven1. I was actually thinking of putting counterspells into the sideboard to bring them in if the opponent has too much removal for Blossoming Defense/Swift Warden to deal with them all. What do you think of this plan? Also I am considering swapping Shapers of Nature with vineshaper mystic to have a more immediate impact on the board. What do you think?