This Mono- Blue Merfolk Deck is based on a disruptive-aggro strategy. The idea is to play Aether Vial on turn 1. You then flash in your creatures with Aether Vial and keep mana open so you can use counter - spells,removal, or more creatures. The deck also uses alot of landhate. ( Spreading Seas , Tectonic Edge). Other win-cons include : Flooding the board with Master of Waves , or using Merrow Reejerey to tap or untap your permanents and/or lands. Alot of card-draw is also important in this deck. That is why Spreading Seas and Silvergill Adept work well.

I have been playing Mono- blue Merfolk now for about 4 year's and have done very well in Fnm's and tournaments around my city and/or meta. Merfolk is both fun and competitive and is my favorite " Tier 2" deck. I am always looking for Suggestions and feedback, so feel free to comment.


         - dylanyad

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scooter36 says... #1

I would suggest you add Merrow Commerce. It allows you to swing with your creatures and then untap at the end of your turn. You can use to block the your opponent's creatures

May 7, 2015 2:20 p.m.

dylanyad says... #2

lol no thanks . never heard of any top 8 merfolk decks using that, i mean its ok, but thers nothing worth replacing.

May 7, 2015 4:41 p.m.

DerpyEfalant says... #3

A Obelisk of Urd would be really good for Merfolk. I also suggest a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx.

May 10, 2015 1:16 p.m.

dylanyad says... #4

dude... lol wat? why wud i put those in my deck? No thanks.

May 15, 2015 11:51 a.m.

Stavi75 says... #5

i was looking at the net deck on mtg top 8 and was trying to figure out what is the point of minamo and oboro? could someone please explain?

May 16, 2015 2:40 p.m.

dylanyad says... #6

Having a variety of lands is good because alot of decks run Choke in their sideboards. Therefore you dont want to be running only basic lands. It's good to have a mix of both basics and non basics in your deck.

May 16, 2015 4:42 p.m.

gurahl says... #7

I'm here to say +1, and cudos for sticking to your guns about the Psionic Blasts. As a red player (forever), I've been contemplating blue decks to slip that puppy into since 'back in the day'

May 20, 2015 11:45 a.m.

DerpyEfalant says... #8

Sorry about that.

BTW, love the deck. Started playtesting with it and was pretty amazing.

Anyways, i suggest replacing the Dismember with Path to Exile and add a splash of white to the mana (Like Hallowed Fountain), replacing 4 Islands. I should also consider doing fetchlands (Flooded Strand), replacing the legendary lands. (Why Path to Exile? 'Cause Desecration Demon, 6/6 creatures, & Co.)

May 26, 2015 4:11 a.m.

thetdiddy says... #9

Awesome deck! Looks very competitive

June 4, 2015 7:51 p.m.

Elocsnrek1 says... #10

harbinger of the tides, a new merfolk from origins, could be a very nice run. It helps disrupt the opponent by bouncing a creature while keeping up your own tempo. here's a link for it:

June 28, 2015 6:52 p.m.

Are there any alternatives to Cursecatcher, Mutavault and Cavern of Souls?

July 24, 2015 5:48 a.m.

dylanyad says... #12

No , definately not. Cursecatcher is by far the best one drop merfolk. Mutavault has incredible synergy in this deck simply for the fact that its all creature types and gains islandwalk becoming bigger and unblockable. As for Cavern of Souls , i guess you could not run it, but i really really really recommend it against control matchups.

If your looking for budget options , you can run Cosi's Trickster as your one drop . But imo its terrible in comparison to Cursecatcher lol goodluck.

July 24, 2015 10:47 a.m.

Yeah you are right. I'm currently trying to match mine against slivers, though they are very hard to beat atm with my deck. I'm currently converting from a UW merfolk to this and it already got a lot faster. Guess I will have to add Cursecatcher and Mutavault - especially Mutavault might be very strong when playing against sliver...

July 24, 2015 7:39 p.m.

abdulbaqr says... #14

Why the Minamo? I've seena few of those but don't get why.

August 26, 2015 5:42 p.m.

merrowMania says... #15

Choke is a problem

August 27, 2015 10:47 a.m.

starvingheart says... #16

Why no Spell Snare? Personally, I feel like it's one of the best counters in Modern. I run three mainboard and rarely sideboard them out.

September 1, 2015 12:30 p.m.

dylanyad says... #17

because nobody runs it? and its not good in competitive Merfolk decks? unless your trying to play a control-based Merfolk Deck id really advise against running Spell Snare... On the other hand.. Spell Pierce ftw

October 25, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Coral Merfolk? :P

Ha. Ha. I saw that card and knew that I would have to "suggest" it on someone's fish deck. I play merfolk myself so I know that it isn't good. If you want to look, here is my deck: Now You Sea Me, Now You Don't!.

November 20, 2015 11:03 p.m.

Ixidron says... #19

How about replacing your Islands for Snow Islands and adding Scrying Sheets?

January 29, 2016 4 p.m.

dylanyad says... #20

wow, 80 upvotes! thanks guys for all the positive feedback. if you have time check out this combo deck I made :

its a competitive concept based on the card : Breaking / Entering. ENjoy!

January 13, 2017 1:13 p.m.

Bulldawg1310 says... #21

I really really like this deck, ive wanted to build a merfolk deck for a while, this might be the push i needed!

February 22, 2017 8:12 a.m.

dylanyad says... #22

Thanks Bulldawg1310 , go for it! Merfolk is very well positioned atm in the modern meta. If you have any questions about the deck just message me :D

February 24, 2017 9:18 a.m.

MrBeleren says... #23

What's your opinion on Metallic Mimic. I run them in my deck and they are pretty handy.

April 15, 2017 8:07 p.m.

MrBeleren says... #24

What's your opinion on Metallic Mimic. I run them in my deck and they are pretty handy.

April 15, 2017 8:08 p.m.

SharkyBigJaws says... #25

September 29, 2017 4:07 p.m.

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