Creature — Merfolk Wizard
When Wistful Selkie enters the battlefield, draw a card.
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Wistful Selkie Discussion
1 month ago
Here are some cards that I might immediately cut:
Academy Elite, Aeon Chronicler, Bloodbraid Elf, Bogardan Hellkite, Breaker of Armies, Dragon Mage, Flameblast Dragon, Hamletback Goliath, Hermit of the Natterknolls Flip, Horizon Chimera, Hypersonic Dragon, Inkwell Leviathan, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Keranos, God of Storms, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Lorescale Coatl, Magus of the Future, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Memnarch, Mindwrack Liege, Murkfiend Liege, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Psychosis Crawler, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Quicksilver Gargantuan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scute Mob, Servant of the Conduit, Shipbreaker Kraken, Simic Sky Swallower, Somberwald Stag, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Spellheart Chimera, Surrak Dragonclaw, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Thassa, God of the Sea, Thromok the Insatiable, Tireless Tracker, Verdant Force, Vexing Shusher, Wall of Blossoms, Whisperwood Elemental, Wistful Selkie, Xenagos, God of Revels, Clan Defiance, Crater's Claws, Devastation Tide, Minds Aglow, Mizzix's Mastery, Reforge the Soul, Release the Gremlins, Seismic Stomp, Shamanic Revelation, Sylvan Scrying, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Unexpected Results, Urban Evolution, Volcanic Vision, Wheel of Fate, Arcane Denial, Clip Wings, Counterflux, Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Desertion, Disallow, Disdainful Stroke, Evacuation, Heroic Intervention, Insidious Will, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Negate, Plasm Capture, Sulfurous Blast, Trap Essence, Turn Aside, Unsubstantiate, Visions of Beyond, Void Shatter, Voidslime, and TBH there are simply too many things to cut to list them all because my fingers are getting tired. I'd cut most of your planeswalkers, most of your non-ramp artifacts, and most of your enchantments.
My primary piece of advice here is that 1) You really should choose to prioritize abusing creatures OR spells, not both, because there are simply too few slots, and 2) you want your spells/creatures to do things in multiples. You don't need too much draw here because your mana is tied up doubling splashy spells, but you need a heck of a lot of mana ramp to keep up.
I don't mean to sound curt, sorry :( Hope this was at least a bit helpful! I agree with Lilbrudder that it's simply too many cards to reasonably cut down, and that you should take a little time and find a focus for the deck.
1 month ago
Generally, I dump all that mana into Kessig Wolf Run or Genesis Wave. I went less of a hydra route now as I've added Gen Wave components. Ideally for the deck to work as a combo finish, I Gen wave for like 8-12 the first time, I reveal a nykthos and play it either as a new one or destroy the old one, reveal an Eternal Witness and on average 5-10 more green mana symbols in the other permanents revealed through Gen Wave. Then cast wave again because of Witness's ability, but this time for 20+ plus mana. Hopefully revealing the finisher Craterhoof Behemoth or at the very least a Kessig Wolf Run to dump the basically unlimited mana I have left into 1 creature and swing for the win. Khalni Hydra is fantastic but because of its CMC it won't be playable on my first wave, only Craterhoof Behemoth is powerful enough to warrant missing him on a wave, considering I can bring him back and finish the game with him. Primeval Titan also helps to find Nykthos, which is easily the most important card other than Genesis Wave.... I do appreciate your input though :). Probably going to switch the geist with Kitchen Finks as my next move. Most gen wave decks run Wistful Selkie but I absolutely abhor that card for some reason.
2 months ago
Elvish Visionary is cheaper, but Wistful Selkie has more devotion to green which is extremely important for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. A good hand with Wistful Selkie and you're able to cast Craterhoof Behemoth turn 3 and attack for 26 with trample.
4 months ago
If you want draw then run Wistful Selkie instead. Provides you with a body and 3 devotion for nykthos
5 months ago
Austin_Smith_of_Cards Thanks for your comment and suggestions! I think I'm going to find room for Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and Kruphix, God of Horizons. These were originally in the deck but got cut, however, I think they should go back in.
Wistful Selkie Is another viable inclusion, but I already have Elvish Visionary and Wall of Blossoms which have the same synergy with Momir at a slightly cheaper cost. I find 2 mana vs 3 mana to be pretty relevant.
5 months ago
Rashmi, Eternities Crafter has some amazing synergy with Momir Vig. If you play a big enough green creature as your first spell of the turn, you can tutor for any creature you like that costs less.
Kruphix, God of Horizons is a powerful Simic legendary creature. You seem to be running quite a few expensive creatures, so he'll help you acquire the mana you'll need to play your Eldrazi.
Progenitor Mimic is value city in a single card. Want a copy of something? You're thinking too small. Want a copy of something every turn? Now we're talking!
Wistful Selkie is an easy-to-cast Simic creature that replaces itself after you play it. Just good old-fashioned value.
Altered Ego is another Clone variant worth looking into.
5 months ago
Well, I couldn't find any besides Wistful Selkie but then you'll be going for the more devotion route of the deck. Another option to fix that is to add Oath of Nissa, but youll be missing quite a lot since that one cannot fetch enchantments :(
Currently I still have 2 Kiora mainboard with 2 blue sources in the manabase (1 Island, 1 Breeding Pool) and I think that is enough if you combine it with the 4 Utopia Sprawl that you can use to make Blue mana (dropped the Oath of Nissa completely). Small added bonus: Spellskite doesn't cost life :)
Also, I like the sideboard options it gives me. I found that I had a problem with 2 kinds of decks most of all:- Super aggressive decks (Dredge, Infect, Affinity). I have added Anger of the Gods and Bonfire of the Damned in my sideboard for those.- Decks that win with Planeswalkers (Nahiri...). I have added a bunch of Mana Leaks and Negates to my sideboard for that to improve my matchups that way.
So I have yet to find proper mainboard blue ramp cards to add besides Kiora, but she does give some sideboard options.
6 months ago
Definitely one of the more spicy stompy builds I've seen.
Being completely honest, there are some fundamental problems with this deck. Those problems are the four copies of CoCo that you are running. I'm just not really seeing it working well with 18 untapped lands and only 4 dorks. It is a wonderful card, yes, but I just don't think it fits here.
The other, more common stompy deck that is mainly played uses a lot of devotion paired with Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and a bunch of big threats and ramp (Primeval Titan, Utopia Sprawl, Arbor Elf, Wistful Selkie, Leatherback Baloth, Craterhoof Behemoth, Genesis Wave to give a sample).
Don't get me wrong, I like this version of the deck, just don't think CoCo will be reliable enough to be considered.