Shyvana_ Deckling

Hey! I'm an amateur deck maker, I like theme (tribal) decks the most because they're rather simple to make and work pretty well most of the times. If you ever have a question of why there's a certain card in my deck, feel free to ask and I'll tell you.

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You're missing two cards, you're at 58.

January 18, 2018 11:02 p.m.

You really should take some blue mana out because there's only one card in this deck that requires only one blue mana, and it's a 7 drop. So you can clear out the etb tap lands for better lands.

January 13, 2018 7:16 p.m.

Also, one more thing Agnolia, Seeker of Skybreak isn't legal in Modern because it's from 7th edition, Modern is only 8th edition and beyond. Then, Wellwisher isn't modern legal because it's from a commander set.

January 12, 2018 1:06 p.m.

Eyo man! A respectable deck build type, and I've got a couple ideas. Instead of the Frilled Deathspitter, run Ranging Raptors. It's a lot less aggressive, but, it increases your ramp a bunch when you do stuff like Reckless Rage, so you could probably run three Reckless Rages and three Lightning Strikes to hit your Ranging Raptors. Your sideboard looks really nice, I'd say. Nice amount of mana, too. Since you're just a ramp deck, maybe you should run Evolving Wilds in place of a couple lands just so you can get more lands out of your deck and you have a higher chance of drawing Ghalta, Primal Hunger. You could probably also make a little room for Otepec Huntmaster, but that's up to you since you have a Regisaur Alpha and Thunderherd Migration for ramp and haste effects.

In conclusion, I bet if you replaced those Frilled Deathspitters with Ranging Raptors, you'd be golden. Less aggressive, but, you get mana out of your deck and your ramp. By your midgame if you've been abusing Ranging Raptors and Wayward Swordtooth, I have no doubt you'd have Ghalta, Primal Hunger down and like 10+ lands on the field.

January 12, 2018 9:04 a.m.

I really really really like the explore mechanic, it's my favorite thing in Ixalan. I've got a deck already made, which can only get better in Rivals of Ixalan. I'll leave it below just for fun. But, my main concern with this deck, is how Victory's Herald is going to get onto the field besides Journey to Eternity.

"What's that ahead?"

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January 11, 2018 7:40 p.m.

This looks pretty neat, but, I've stayed away from both black and blue, haha. I've seen U/B was the deck that won Ixalan nationals! So, good luck man~

January 11, 2018 5:25 p.m.

Said on Enraged dino ramp...


Hey man, this deck looks super fun, just because of Siegehorn Ceratops. I love him, I'm so excited to use him in Naya because of cards similar to Rile. There's a card in RIX that you might consider, depending on your local meta. It's called Baffling End, it's only for 3 drop or less, but it's a permanent exile instead of temp, and it only costs 2. Then, I personally run Ixalan's Binding over Cast Out. I'm a R/G dino guy, so, I'm not too much of a help, but, I really love the Enrage mechanic, and Siegehorn Ceratops. I'll leave my deck here if you want some ideas, I've made edits to it irl, but I'm too lazy to edit it on here until RIX comes out so the edits will be permanent.

Here Be Dinos

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Good luck, man!

January 11, 2018 5:15 p.m.

Said on Kithkin power...


Well, a few things. First things first, this is not a standard deck, this is modern. Second of all, for any deck, you typically don't want to run just one of a lot of things, or two of a lot of things, it should be 2 on legendaries or super high cost stuff, and 3 or 4 on essential stuff. Third of all, you don't really want to have more than 60 cards. I would help on the card base, but, I'm a standard guy. Good luck!

January 11, 2018 5:05 p.m.

Said on B/W Vamps...


Heya man, you should watch this video. It's really outdated, but, it gets the point across of how to make a deck, a deck. I'll actually leave a review once you do format it. When you do figure out how to format it, here's my B/W vampire deck that you can get some ideas from

"Elenda, give us strength!"

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January 11, 2018 3 p.m.

Yeah, I'll agree with you on your statement of "not enough copies." If you really like not having that many copies of anything, you should probably play commander. Since they only allow one copy of any card anyhow. The current "meta" for Merfolk is to have everything be quite cheap and go straight aggro, but a lot of the cards are based in RIX (Rivals of Ixalan), so, there will be a little wait for the majority of cards. If you'd want to fit into that meta, you'd have to do away with cards like River's Rebuke and Wind Strider. You could probably keep one copy of Tishana just for a little fun late game if you'd like, but, it wouldn't be preferred. Then if you do fit a lot of your cards into the cheap category, like 1-3, you can run Vanquisher's Banner for a lot of casts every cast later on. Trying to give advice to your deck is a bit difficult due to the fact that you don't have one set theme, you're just a part of everything. There are aggro decks that focus in that 1-3 range with Herald of Secret Streams and run right through with cards that give bunches of counters like River Heralds' Boon and Vineshaper Mystic. Then there are control versions of merfolk with a bunch of counter spells and then move stuff like Run Aground and River's Rebuke. Token decks are also a thing for merfolk, but they can run along side with the Herald of Secret Streams deck with Metallic Mimics. Tishana decks are fun, probably being run in a counter deck to get into late game and having a wall built of creatures to block with and then swing out in the end. I'll leave my deck that I've made out of the cards I had left over at home, it's not super great, but, it does its job. I'd recommend picking a theme and sticking to it, it'll make the deck a lot more smooth. Again, this deck will be so much better once RIX hits for merfolk tribal, it's coming up, January 19th!

"The river is a powerful friend."

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January 11, 2018 2:52 p.m.

Said on R/W ETB combo...


Heyo my man, this is a Modern deck, not Standard.

January 11, 2018 10:52 a.m.

Said on Decks not Updating...


Trying logging out and logging back in.

January 11, 2018 10:24 a.m.

Said on dinos...


Hey, your deck is Standard legal, for all intensive purposes, you just wouldn't be able to play it in tourneys until the 19th, which is when Rivals of Ixalan hits the stores. Also, now that you've taken out the Viziers, you can take out the dual blue lands for more R/G stuffs.

January 11, 2018 10:21 a.m.

Said on dinos...


That's just upsetting, my comment got deleted. I'll retype it later, man.

January 11, 2018 9:02 a.m.

Said on dinos...


This deck looks pretty interesting to say the least, I'll give that to you. But first off to give you some mana reliability, instead of Vizier of Many Faces, you can use Tilonalli's Skinshifter since it's in the same colors and has essentially the same effect for a cheaper creature. I'll leave a better update when RIX (Rivals of Ixalan) officially releases so I can play test my own dinosaur a little bit. Reckless Rage is a really fun one, but it's better if you have more enrage creatures and there are some really fun ones you can find. You can still use it, it just won't be as good as it can be. I would also take out Chandra because she's quite pricey irl if you don't have her. But I'm mainly saying that because if we also remove the Thunderherd Migrations, we can throw in Drover of the Mighty for a 2-drop, 3/3, that taps for mana and Ranging Raptors to use for enrage procs to get even more mana, it's one mana more for the same effect as Thunderherd Migration as well as a blocker. As for Ghalta, Primal Hunger, you really shouldn't run four of her since she's a legendary creature and you might get stuck with four in your hand and only able to play one. That's all I have for now since I've got to go, but, I'll leave my deck list that I have below. I still need to make the edits to it that I've made to it irl. Good luck, man!

Here Be Dinos

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P.S. I'd leave the boxes that show my suggestions, but, it's giving me a weird error message.

January 11, 2018 9:01 a.m.

This deck seems pretty solid from someone who doesn't play much modern, but, as Vezerick said, this deck belongs in modern, instead of Standard. Go to the "Edit" button, then at the top, right next to the deck name, there will be a drop down menu that currently says Standard. Click it, and change that to modern.

January 11, 2018 8:43 a.m.

I'm just going to throw this down here and hope you find some help out of it, it's my own cat tribal standard deck.

Hour of Cat-astrophe

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January 10, 2018 4:38 p.m.

Said on U/G Budget Merfolk...


This deck is $315, this is nowhere near budget. Check your title and tags.

January 9, 2018 6:08 p.m.

Said on Ixalan Merfolk...


Hey man! This deck looks fine to me for now, mostly because I'm just skimming across since it's mostly RIX stuff. I'll take a closer look at it when I edit my own deck when RIX does come out, if you shot me a reminder message on the 20th or 21st, I'd be more than glad to actually help out. As for now, I can give you my current merfolk deck that's just Ixalan stuff, to see if some of the cards will intrigue you more than the cards in RIX.

"The river is a powerful friend."

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January 8, 2018 10:21 p.m.




Here Be Dinos

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Hour of Cat-astrophe

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"Elenda, give us strength!"

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"The river is a powerful friend."

Standard Shyvana_


"What's that ahead?"

Standard Shyvana_


Finished Decks 8
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