Wistful Selkie


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Eventide (EVE) Uncommon

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Wistful Selkie

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

When Wistful Selkie enters the battlefield, draw a card.

Wistful Selkie Discussion

RyH110 on Mono Green Stompy

1 month ago

jesmister: Aspect of Hydra is certainly worse when you find yourself facing off against decks playing large amounts of instant speed removal, but if your meta is not heavy with these types of decks, it has incredible potential. In general it is a way to give a creature anywhere from +3+3 (weak) to +6+6 (ridiculously strong). Also, the decks that play large amounts of instant speed removal can suffer at the hands of Prowling Serpopard , making it a worthy addition in fighting control style decks. As far as Wistful Selkie goes, it simply lacks the stats to help close out games the way the three drops played in most mono green stompy lists a

RedmundR2 on Devoted to the Wave

2 months ago

I'd like to see a bit more devotion creatures if we are running Nykthos, and can reduce the number of high cost bombs like Genesis Wave to have more consistent threats early. We also might want to consider card draw. I recommend Steel Leaf Champion , Leatherback Baloth , Kalonian Tusker , Wistful Selkie .

RedmundR2 on Untap to win

3 months ago

I feel like we are overly dependent on getting Arbor Elf combined with a Utopia Sprawl or other cheap mana source to properly go off quickly for the modern format. This combo is super powerful sure, but I feel like having a few more mana dorks just to more consistently get to 3 mana on turn 2. I also recommend Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and maybe some other devotion cards to take advantage of it, like Steel Leaf Champion or Wistful Selkie .

Tarwyn on Revamped Merfolk Wizards

6 months ago

Hi nice deck, I run something similar for casual play. I also run Watertrap Weaver , Wistful Selkie and Kefnet's Monument

wisegreenbean on UG Devotion

7 months ago

Might be a little payoff dense? You have 6 big green lads, 4 pacts, 4 payoff walkers. And also... Prophet of Kruphix , because you are a crazy person, which I respect, but also fear for you. Which is, I gotta tell you, a bad look. 15 is probs a lil high. And that's not even including the Frilled Mystic who also quite chonky. This chonk goes too far, that's 17 chonk. And that doesn't even touch on whether UU is reasonably castable for you. More 2 and 3 drops!

Rhox War Monk might be a reasonable takeaway from blue, as might Coiling Oracle ? If we're just brainstorming the U side of things. Wistful Selkie does intense devotion. And then on the chonk side, Tamiyo, Field Researcher opens up as a cute option, or Nissa, Steward of Elements .

vortexgrey on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

8 months ago

Hey there! So I decided to play around with the deck and rework it a bit and this is what I came up with.

The main issue I was having was that Hornet Queen and Primeval Titan weren't serving as wincons, despite being such high drops, so I decided to trade them in favor of extra ramp and draw power. I HIGHLY recommend the addition of Kiora, Master of the Depths , as she not only can she serve as a second Garruk {if not better), but she also lets you draw into your deck to grab a much-needed land and/or creature such as a Eternal Witness and/or Nykthos.

I do think Wistful Selkie is better than Eidolon of Blossoms (which I'd been playing in my build), as not only is it one mana cheaper, but it also provides an extra symbol for Devotion on Nykthos (though I am still playing one as a tech card for the moment). More and besides, it's rare that you get to draw more than a few cards from Eidolon anyway, and the aforementioned factors far outweigh the extra cards anyway.

I do recommend dropping Burning-Tree Emissary altogether however. The mana is clunky and the two mana symbols for Devotion are better granted through power cards like Acidic Slime or even Fertile Ground . On that note, I recommend swapping the playset of Burning-Tree Emissary for Fertile Ground , as not only does it actually ramp you in the long run, but it greatly powers up your Arbor Elf , Voyaging Satyr , Garruk, and Kiora plays as well.

NomadicSixGod on Turn 2: 939 Damage!! [[With Primer]]

8 months ago

Skoodly i will definitely keep Ramunap Excavator in mind, I think it really depends on the meta of whatever shop we are playing at (or the modern meta in general), but it certainly could be helpful depending on how often we see land destruction.

RyuSama1990 This is not a live or die by the combo type of deck, it isn't actually meant to go off on turn 2, that just shows the potential it has to go off. In terms of your understanding of the combo and us having to be on the draw, we do not have to be, we just need our T1 to be Forest and Arbor Elf , which is our go to T1 in most all games. Then T2 if we get lucky and draw our last piece(yes unlikely) then we can go off. Now as said we are not meant to go off on T2 but the more devotion we get on board the more mana we can produce to play our bigger threats, or go off with Genesis Wave . In terms of top decking once we play Genesis Wave you are partially correct. We can hit our Wistful Selkie 's which allow us to draw, but also by this time we should have enough board pressure early game that what we draw is not especially important, we will have more creatures on the board than our opponent and we can just go the weenie beatdown route. I encourage you to run this deck through its paces a few times and I think it might change your mind.

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