This is my take on Merfolk (with Rivals of Ixalan added). Basically, it still works like a normal merfolk build; you send out a bunch of little guys, give them +1/+1 counters, then slap down a Herald of Secret Streams and swing in for most of their life total. Idealy you would have a turn 1 Kumena's Speaker, turn 2 Metallic Mimic, turn 3 Rishkar, Peema Renegade or Vineshaper Mystic, then into a couple more little guys or just a Herald of Secret Streams for about 1/2 their life unblockable. But with this deck, I decided to throw in Ghalta, Primal Hunger for some extra fun. You can get him out turn 4 in some cases, but usually you would wait for turn 5 or 6 depending on what they're running removal-wise. It's definitely unexpected when they see a merfolk deck plop down a 12/12 trample for 2 mana, and if they have an incredible amount of blockers or something that would stop him, you can always just plop a counter on him with Rishkar, Peema Renegade and slide him through with your Herald of Secret Streams (which is pretty spooky).

Let me know what you think, and obviously the sideboard is just a random work in progress for now, so you can ignore that. -Thanks



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This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Ghalta, Primal Hunger , Silvergill Adept
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