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pie chart Izzet Merfolk




Playing this deck at a local Modern event on August 11th.

Revamped my previous UW Merfolk deck (which went 4-3 at GP: Columbus with no byes).




ajacobik says... #1

Why is red even in this deck?

July 28, 2012 2:07 p.m.

mafteechr says... #2

Lightning Bolt gives removal and reach that blue doesn't have. Also, Combust , Blood Moon , and Smash to Smithereens are great sideboard cards in the Modern meta.

July 28, 2012 4:21 p.m.

ajacobik says... #3

I suppose that they could be useful, I just don't see worrying about the convoluted mana base when you could just play mono blue. Your choice, though. +1 anyway!

July 28, 2012 6:04 p.m.

mafteechr says... #4

Not sure how the mana base is "convoluted," but thanks.

July 29, 2012 1:26 a.m.

vishnarg says... #5

Lightning bolt????

August 3, 2012 6:06 p.m.

mafteechr says... #6

It's an absolutely amazing card in the deck.

August 3, 2012 6:26 p.m.

vishnarg says... #7

How did I miss that... whoops. Spreading Seas is a good idea though...

August 3, 2012 7:29 p.m.

mafteechr says... #8

Yeah, it's solid. Nothing like a card that replaces itself and enables Islandwalk.

August 3, 2012 8:49 p.m.

gheridarigaaz says... #9

I always thought that card:Aquitect's Will topped Spreading Seas in a merfolk deck seeing as it cantrips and enables Merrow Reejerey 's ability. though you kinda lose the point of having something that changes a land into something else when it gets to keep what it once was.

I was thinking of changing my merfolk from UG to UR to fit in Fervor seeing as all my lords seemed to get burned to death by my brother's goblin deck before even making an impact...

Whats with the Misty Rainforest s? just deck-thinning? or showing off your budget? lol

mine uses Halimar Depths and Simic Growth Chamber so i can accommodate more spell slots

August 9, 2012 11:54 a.m.

mafteechr says... #10

You don't need that many lands that actually produce mana, so having 5 fetch lands just makes getting out Steam Vents that much easier. Deck-thinning is negligible.

I agree completely with Spreading Seas being strictly better than card:Aquitect's Will. Land denial is much more important, and I'm not running Merrow Reejerey anyways.

I don't believe Fervor is the answer you're looking for. Try Kira, Great Glass-Spinner .

August 9, 2012 2:10 p.m.

gheridarigaaz says... #11

Why the shift from UW to UR? You lose path to exile and sygg. I really like blood moon in the sb, great idea

August 11, 2012 2:37 p.m.

Hidran says... #12

The price is disgusting.

August 1, 2016 11:51 p.m.

Superflu_s says... #13

Have you thought about putting in Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

September 22, 2016 9:37 p.m.

sepharus30 says... #14

It seems good and fun. Questioning why it's called izzet merfolk though. There aren't any izzet cards in there

February 16, 2017 12:24 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

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Avg. CMC 1.64
Top rank #39 on 2012-08-12
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