I think that lowering the curve and adding in the colorless Metallic Mimic will be a lot better than the defensive Kumena. I like the SB a lot, but I think that River Heralds' Boon is a must 4-of for any Merfolk deck. The problem I ahve with jade bearer is that it is not a 1-drop that can be played on turn 1. Maybe the 1/1 unblockable is better?
January 10, 2018 3:44 a.m.
Thanks for the suggestions Boza!
You may be onto something with Kumena, I will be testing him over the next few days. For now I'm running him because he is a good body that can break board stalls. The curve of this deck is already very low, putting in any more than 16 2-drops seems like too much. I could, however, see taking him out for cards like Vineshaper Mystic, Jungleborn Pioneer, or Watertrap Weaver. It will simply be a matter of testing the optimal 3-drop to fill that slot.
I actually agree that Mist-Cloaked Herald is better than Jade Bearer, however, our mana cannot support consistently being able to have a 1-drop on turn 1. For this reason, I chose the 1-drop to go along with Kumena's Speaker. To be fair, Jade Bearer can be played on turn 1, it's just sub-optimal. Still, I'd prefer a suboptimal 1-drop to one that I can't reliably play on turn 1.
January 10, 2018 4:04 a.m.
Boon gives a permenent +1/+1 or +2/+2 to a creature, allowing something like Mistbinder to get in for damage and additionally, works great with herald, allowing it to get in on the party. I think herald is a very correct choice for the deck, but you currently lack ways to put counters on your dudes - using deeproot elite correctly will be crucial for the turn you play herald. Perhaps, if you do not include Herald, Tempest Caller could be decent enough for one-shotting.
I can see that about the 1 drops and Herald not being too OP without boon to boost it.
January 11, 2018 3:35 a.m.
I Love merfolk and have also been playing around with a standard list for Ixalan block. Would you consider Deeproot Waters in the deck as a possible 2 of? It would allow each of your creatures to pop another out as well, simply generating more lil creatures to swing with. It also would trigger the effect of Deeproot Elite a second time.
January 12, 2018 8:53 a.m.
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This deck is not Standard legal.Highlight illegal cards
|Illegal cards||Deeproot Elite , Jade Bearer , Jadelight Ranger , Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca , Merfolk Mistbinder , Silvergill Adept , Naturalize , Seafloor Oracle|
|Folders||RG Fish Standard, useful, Andres decks, Standard|
|Top rank||#5 on 2018-01-12|
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