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addaff says... #1

Pretty straight forward fish deck. I'm trying out Cold-Eyed Selkie in mine. I use Judge's Familiar as a temp for Cursecatcher . Have you thought about Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ?

October 18, 2014 3:44 a.m.

vishnarg says... #2

Judge's Familiar isn't a merfolk, so it's not ideal. Cursecatcher is far better as the 1 drop of the deck. Cold-Eyed Selkie may work, I'll try it out. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would make much mana in this deck, but I have no real use for all that mana, so I'll just stick with the current mana base. Thanks for the suggestions!

October 18, 2014 5:29 p.m.

addaff says... #3

I just don't have any Cursecatcher s so it's my cheap replacement till I get them. The aggro game suffers a little due to them not being merfolk. This is what I'm working with.

When fish attack Playtest

Modern addaff


October 18, 2014 11:06 p.m.

bennybubbles says... #4

I love decks that focus on one creature type that are still viable for use. However, I'm not sure about Master of Waves, maybe if you added in something else to buff the elemental tokens, Obelisk of Urd comes to mind, though it is a little high-costing, but something that has a similar effect, as the elemental tokens all die when Master of Waves as they are all 1/0 s. Other than that, its a great deck, I'll +1

November 24, 2014 4:48 a.m.

vishnarg says... #5

Master of Waves is well worth the investment here for 4 mana, because not only is he himself a Merfolk that is pumped by the other Merfolk lords, but makes at least several of those tokens when played and is a threat that has to be dealt with immediately. It is very often possible to attack for lethal the turn after he is played. Devotion in this deck by turn 4 is usually pretty high, so to me his value as a 4 mana bomb is unquestionable.

November 24, 2014 9:54 a.m.

calvinwarning says... #6

I run modern merfolk and mine's pretty similar in structure to yours, take a look at it please Ebb and Flow (Merfolk). I like your use of Chalice of the Void in here. If you could check out my deck on my page and let me know what you think of it I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. +1

December 14, 2014 8:54 p.m.

Clones16 says... #7

lord of atlantis isnt modern just saying

February 4, 2015 9:55 a.m.

vishnarg says... #8

It is legal in modern. It was printed in Time Spiral, a modern legal set.

February 4, 2015 10:28 a.m.

Aquitect's Will, because of Master of the Pearl Trident. Does the same thing as Spreading Seas, but is cheaper, less susceptible to removal, and will usually draw you a card. However, bear in mind that Aquitect's Will will add the land type Island, while Spreading Seas will replace the land type. Your call.

February 6, 2015 9:37 a.m.

SpatulonMk3 says... #10

What exactly is the point of the Cosi's Trickster?

February 20, 2015 8:05 p.m.

xlaleclx says... #11

It's a merfolk that gets big quickly

February 20, 2015 8:14 p.m.

dan8080 says... #12

Just a suggestion because it's I think better than stony silence for anti affinity Hurkyl's Recall. Affinity about to swing for lethal? Drop that targeting them and they have to rebuild an entire board from scratch. And it doesn't affect the vial

February 23, 2015 11:46 a.m.

zogofstuff says... #13

I love the description!

February 25, 2015 10:01 a.m.

tlchuck says... #14

Splashing White, but no Sejiri Merfolk? I always thought that that was one of the reasons (along with Path and SB cards) that fish players splashed white. Obviously it would mean your white splash would need to be a bit heavier (Effectively having 5 plains is a bit few to turn it on). I don't play a lot of fish, but that could be something to look at.

April 3, 2015 2:37 p.m.

vishnarg says... #15

Thank you for that! I didn't know that existed but I really like it. I would have to run more fetchlands and Hallowed Fountains but it's definitely a good idea.

April 3, 2015 3:01 p.m.

Manapanda says... #16

Hey, I like yoyr fiah deck too! Just seems like 4x Master of Waves might be a little much... maybe take out one or two for some cheaper Merfolk for early play?

April 9, 2015 1:23 a.m.

Manapanda says... #17

Looking at yoyr curve though... Not too sure tbh, but my gut just tells me you don't need four

April 9, 2015 1:24 a.m.

vishnarg says... #18

Yeah I've been thinking about cutting to 3, maybe adding another Sejiri Merfolk to the mainboard. I'm playing with it, but he's really good even at 4 mana. I'm looking for something better to play. I was considering Cryptic Command actually, because why not.

April 9, 2015 10:21 a.m.

pumpkinwavy says... #19

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner is better than Monastery Siege cause she's awesome!

April 24, 2015 9:44 p.m.

Because Cryptic Command is bad in Merfolk.

When you want to counter something, you us Remand, Spell Pierce or Unified Will.When you want to bounce one thing, it's more often than anything else a creature, so Vapor Snag. When it's more than one thing use Hurkyl's Recall for artifacts or Echoing Truth for anything else that might not be a creature. Echoing Truth can deal with any annoying Planeswalkers or Enchantments in your way, it also works for multiple creatures and is good against Token decks. It has more utility than boucing a single permanent.To draw, the deck uses Silvergill Adept and can use Remand.Merfolk doesn't want to choose the tap option because we're Islandwalking, we aren't worried about blockers. A combination of the above bounce effects plus Path to Exile, since we're splashing white, keeps us from worrying about attackers.

Mostly though, its costs four mana. To use it at instant speed you need to leave four mana open. With four mana, you're better off casting Lord of Atlantis, Sejiri Merfolk or Merrow Reejerey and holding the last one or two open for any of the above spells.With four mana, and a Merrow Reejerey on the field on turn four, you can: cast Silvergill Adept revealing Cursecatcher and get the draw, cast Cursecatcher to have a counter in place, tap or untap your own or your opponents permanents(not just creatures) as you go with Merrow Reejerey, and hold one or two mana depeneding what you tap/untap for Vapor Snag, Path to Exile, Echoing Truth as bounce/removal or for Spell Pierce, Remand or Unified Will to counter. You can choose all for modes for the same mana, maybe not at instant speed but it's better than choosing two and you're building a board precence here as well.

Cryptic Command is a great spell, I wouldn't say otherwise and it offers different choices but Merfolk decks can offer many more choices by making use of other spells and it's creature cards. Giving yourself all of those choices gives the deck more versatility (Y)

February 15, 2016 7:17 p.m.

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