Hello everyone!

This is my take on a standard merfolk deck, but with a splash of black. This deck focuses on getting +1/+1 counters on as many creatures as possible and then hopefully dropping a Herald of Secret Streams for an unblockable finish.

Black is splashed to give access to Winding Constrictor, which is awesome when paired with a Metallic Mimic (and all of the other counters that are being thrown around). Fatal Push could also be a solid sideboard option (or mainboard?), but I haven't found a good home for it yet. Verdurous Gearhulk serves as an alternate win condition and the only truly "big" creature in the deck, whereas Kopala, Warden of Waves give the merfolk a bit of protection. Nissa, Steward of Elements can come down on turn 3 and give immediate card advantage or a double scry. Right now, the deck is a little inconsistent, and I'm not particularly sold on Cancel. Also, the sideboard needs some love...

I would love suggestions on how to make the deck a little bit more consistent or faster. Always a work in progress.

Thanks for checking it out!


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Date added 3 months
Last updated 3 months
Splash colors B

This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.38
Tokens Treasure, 2/2 Pirate
Folders Merfolk, Standard, Standard decks
Top rank #36 on 2017-12-08
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3 months ago)

+1 Herald of Secret Streams main
-2 Verdurous Gearhulk main
-4 Kumena's Speaker main
+3 Fatal Push main
+2 Vraska, Relic Seeker main
+4 Kumena's Speaker maybe
+2 Verdurous Gearhulk maybe
-1 Essence Scatter maybe
-1 Vraska's Contempt maybe