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Hey, I saw you played against my list. I think you played it out pretty much like I would have, I think my sideboard could use a lot of help against this deck, but without really knowing where the meta is going, that might take some time. I played Naya Dinos in my prerelease today and boy was it fun, I'm considering running it in Standard and I'll definitely use your list to help me if I do. +1 from me!

January 13, 2018 10:42 p.m.

Jimmy_Chinchila Thank you for suggesting Heroic Intervention, I completely forgot that card existed. As for Growing rites and Tishana, i feel they're both too slow. For the most part, the deck actually has a lot of card draw. I also don't think the deck really has anything to do with the large amount of mana that Itlimoc can give.

January 8, 2018 8:47 p.m.

Shirubaurufu I am aware of that, also not being able to reveal it for Silvergill can sometimes put you behind, only reason I'm not running him at a 4, Elite seems just overall better than Mimic but I still want to run both.

January 8, 2018 6:38 p.m.

Shirubaurufu you are definitely right about not standing up to the bigger decks, my past couple of FNMs have been on the slightly sad side.

January 8, 2018 5:11 p.m.

Shirubaurufu There are so many 2 drops in the tribe, and honestly the all seem strong. It seems weird to think that before Rivals, the best 2 drops in the tribe are now some of the less good ones.

January 8, 2018 4:55 p.m.

Shagoth When I first saw Mist-Cloaked Herald I immediately knew it would be good. I remember when Ixalan first game out and people were playing around with Merfolk, I saw a lot of Slither Blade despite it not even being a Merfolk.

January 8, 2018 4:50 p.m.

Hashdaddy I love spellpierce, it together with Admiral's order gives you a lot of control over your opponent, i don't know if i would run Expel from Orazca over unsummon though. I will definitely look into it though.

January 7, 2018 9:16 p.m.

Cloudypie I haven't, no. I did used to run Tempest Caller before Rivals, but Herald of Secret Streams seemed like the better option. Now though without Herald and with less of a +1/+1 counter theme, I might consider running it again.

January 7, 2018 1:46 p.m.

Darsul I think McKendry2 was talking about Riverwise Augur. It's a 2/2 for 4 mana that Brainstorms when it ETBS.

January 6, 2018 3:36 p.m.

Said on Ghoti (RIX)...


Look's good, I really like River's Rebuke as a finisher.

January 5, 2018 3:24 p.m.

Unsummon is definitely good, I did have it in the sideboard but removed it for Kumena. Will probably make it's way back in once things have stabilized a bit.

January 5, 2018 11:27 a.m.

I_am_not_Batman I'm inclined to agree with you, in Ixalan the only thing making Merfolk somewhat work was the +1/+1 counters on them making them unblockable, 8 lords and Kumena's last ability aren't enough to make Herald of Secret Streams work. Unless tomorrow we get a Merfolk that makes the counter build more viable, I think Seafloor Oracle is going to replace Herald, at least in my list.

January 4, 2018 11 p.m.

xoorath very true! I'm liking the token strategy a lot more now

January 4, 2018 7:05 p.m.

Thanks swearwolf, I play a Merfolk deck in Standard currently and I found that Deeproot Waters is great with River Sneak with the right hand and is also great with Metallic Mimic, doubling the token's power and toughness and becoming unblockable with a Herald of Secret Streams. Most of the time though, Deeproot feels like a dead draw because it doesn't do anything the turn you play it. If i can play a few River Sneaks on turns 2 and 3, turn 4 Deeproot Waters is basically the game if you play a Kumena's Speaker with it. Most of the time the deck doesn't do that though. With Rivals coming soon, I'm very excited to try everything to try and make Merfolk work. I think Deeproot Waters may actually be strong enough with Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca. Thank you for the advice!

January 2, 2018 8:31 p.m.


U/G(Simic) Rivals of Ixalan Merfolk

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1/3 Friend Cube *P*

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Finished Decks 333
Prototype Decks 301
Drafts 0
Playing since Tenth Edition
Points 270
Avg. deck rating 43.00
T/O Rank 534
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper, Frontier
Cards Added/Fixed 2
Last activity 3 days
Joined 1 year
MTGO Username ShokuCyn