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•Tropical Fish Soup With the Spices•

Commander / EDH* G/U (Simic) Merfolk Tribal




After Ixalan block we can finally build a decent Merfolk deck. Thanks to a new commander Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca. This is a simple tribal deck. There is some cards in a maybeboard which should include here but I dont't have them and they are right now a little bit too expensive. I think this deck can do its things pretty well without them.

First thought about this build is it looks like 1vs1 type of deck. In multiplayer meta which includes lot of removal I don't think this deck gonna shine very well. Time will tell. Maybe this needs more removal and protection inside but in the other hand its seems very creature based aggro to me.

Deck includes:

  • Lots of draw and ramp. New explore ability is very nice here.

  • Islandwalk and unblockable. Fishes need to get through and hit face.

  • Lords, anthems and boost. There is always a bigger fish.

  • Colorful landscapes. Rainforests, waterfalls and seas to bring nice flavor.

Hope you like this. :) Leave a like and of course give me some tips. :)

Here is my tiny leader version: Tiny Tropical Fish Soup

And here is Modern version: Modernic Tropical Fish Soup


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Xenograft might be good in this since you have a lot of non-merfolk creatures that you want to be merfolk and having only Arcane Adaptation might not be enough.

January 6, 2018 12:33 p.m.

Also Coat of Arms, Epic Struggle, Kindred Discovery and Lullmage Mentor work pretty well in this too.

January 6, 2018 12:40 p.m.

Thanks for your advices :) kindred is already there. Coat of arms is a little bit hazzard right now cause everybody plays tribal decks :D epic struggle is a instawin, I don't like it. Xenograft might be good and Lullmage :)

January 7, 2018 1:32 p.m.

Maybe Konda's Banner? This is a pretty overlooked EDH tribal card tbh.

Also, it's a pretty cool deck honestly.

January 7, 2018 2 p.m.

Thanks :) I'll try that Banner, maybe I replace Grave Sifter. It has a same problem as Coat of Arms. But both are very powerful cards if opponets don't play tribal decks.

January 7, 2018 8:25 p.m.

I like the look of the deck so far. The only things that I might recommend would be Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Quest for Renewal be benefit from the tapped creatures. Another card that I found out that is more silly than anything else would be Breaking Wave.

January 7, 2018 11:03 p.m.

Hmm, Throne would be nice, maybe replace Merrow Commerce which is a little bit narrow cause 9 creatures is nonmerfolk. And Throne is nice way to push some damage which is hard to prevent. Quest is very solid and wave is so flavorful and have synenergys but maybe Cyclonic Rift is better way to close the game or wipeout one or two players. But overall very good advices, thanks :)

January 8, 2018 5:13 a.m.

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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Forerunner of the Heralds , Jadelight Ranger , Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca , Merfolk Mistbinder , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Path of Discovery , Riverwise Augur , Seafloor Oracle
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.66
Tokens 1/1 Elemental, 1/1 Squid, Kiora, 0/1 Plant, 8/8 Octopus, 1/1 Merfolk, 1/1 Merfolk, 9/9 Kraken, 1/2 Spider
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Top rank #21 on 2018-01-11
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-1 Tidal Courier maybe
+1 Tidal Courier maybe