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Pro Thieves don't knock on doors.

They just come in, get out, and you're screwed.

Same with this deck.

I attack, you don't block cuz you can't, I steal your life, you're screwed.

Now how does that work?

Remember, smart people don't play by the rules...

Early game:



  • Vineshaper Mystic: Straightforward. +1/+1's are always welcome.

  • Rishkar, Peema Renegade: Almost the same as Vineshaper Mystic, except for the mana ability.

  • Herald of Secret Streams: The win-con in most games, granting unblockability for all creatures with +1/+1's on them (not just merfolk)

  • Verdurous Gearhulk: The hyperbomb to deploy when you feel like having a Timmy-eruption or when everything else fails. Great value (8/8 trample) for 3, if you want to evaluate it like a Johnny, but then again if you are a Johnny, chances are, you've already evaluated this card a long time ago. I'm talking too much.

  • Deeproot Waters: 1 word: Tokens. 2 words: why not. Of course, you can switch this out for a second Verdurous Gearhulk if you want.




This deck is pretty similar to Corbin Hosler's Ixalan Merfolk Deck, but has an alternate token strategy and a bit of ramp built in. Anyways, Merfolk is one of my favorite mtg tribe so this is of course the first Tribal Ixalan deck I made.



COUGARMEAT says... #1

October 29, 2017 4:30 a.m.

-Arcanity- says... #2

sure, but Blossoming Defense does it pretty well

October 29, 2017 10:48 a.m.

COUGARMEAT says... #3

October 29, 2017 11:28 a.m.

I understand why Slither Blade for mana curve reasons, but just for consistency it seems running 4 River Sneaks would end up being better. I'm running 'folk online right now, and board wipes are the only thing that slows you down, and standard is ass deep is sweeps right now. Heroic Intervention is a life saver, particularly when your elf lets you cast it with 2 creatures.

October 30, 2017 10:16 a.m.

-Arcanity- says... #5

COUGARMEAT Spell pierce for board wipes.

November 3, 2017 11:34 a.m.

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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.13
Tokens 0/1 Plant, 1/1 Merfolk
Folders ideas
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