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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
3 weeks ago
Hi Jackh! If building a standard merfolk deck is what you're looking for, then have a look at my list.
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However, if what you're looking for is a budget merfolk deck that can be built on the cheap, then I can suggest some very fun cards.
Cold-Eyed Selkie Cursecatcher Harbinger of the Tides Kiora's Follower Master of Waves Merfolk Sovereign Merfolk Trickster Merrow Harbinger Prime Speaker Zegana Stonybrook Banneret Thada Adel, Acquisitor Vorel of the Hull Clade Wistful Selkie Spreading Seas
With some more that cost a few dollars each if you're looking to upgrade.
I'm sure I'm missing a few obvious choices, but hopefully you'll find a use for some of these cards. In my experience, some cards you may want to drop to make room are Herald of Secret Streams, River Sneak ,and vineshaper mystic .
Some cards that aren't related to Merfolk per say, but would be beneficial to your deck are: Giant Growth, Mana Leak, Unclaimed Territory , Botanical Sanctum(much cheaper out of standard), Hinterland Harbor, Lumbering Falls, Simic Growth Chamber, Temple of Mystery, Thornwood Falls, and Yavimaya Coast.
Sorry if all of this is a lot of information or if I've listed a lot of cards out of your price range, but there are defiantly some cheap upgrades to be made.
**edit I've noticed that tappedout has some card prices listed incorrectly, so check elsewhere first if you're thinking a card is too expensive.
2 months ago
3 months 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.
3 months 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.
3 months 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 !
5 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)
7 months ago
Hey there! Thanks for your suggestions on my deck!
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.
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!