Rough draft a synergy-based Merfolk aggro list to see if it works. Suggestions very much welcome. Should probably find some more 3-drops, but there are just so many good options at 2.

I've seen a lot of people running slower lists with Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca and Deeproot Waters in the main alongside Metallic Mimic, but I wanted to try out a more aggressive variant, so I opted for the unblockable + Seafloor Oracle package. This makes the deck a lot faster, without compromising the ability to draw into more threats. I'm running full packages of Merfolk Branchwalker and Silvergill Adept to help hit lands, which can normally mitigate manascrew, while flooding is uncommon given the low land count.

Playtesting the deck I think it needs additional heavy card draw besides the Seafloor Oracles, and looking at what standard has to offer right now the best options seem to be Open Into Wonder and Driven / Despair. I'll have a look to see if I can find a black splash option that doesn't mess up my mana too badly for Despair. Open Into Wonder is better in a board stall of course, and can allow me to surprise lethal an opponent, but with a deck that goes very wide and 8 Merfolk that are already unblockable anyway, Driven seems like a much easier way to refill my hand. It also works better with Deeproot Waters in the sideboard.


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Might be worth running a couple of counters in the sideboard for Approach decks

January 12, 2018 9:28 a.m.

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Illegal cards Deeproot Elite , Merfolk Mistbinder , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Seafloor Oracle , Silvergill Adept , Swift Warden , Admiral's Order
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