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|Commander: Rule 0
, Pay 1 life: Add or .
, , Sacrifice Fiery Islet: Draw a card.
3 months ago
These cards both fit the theme and have at least some synergy with the deck- Muse Vortex, Spellbinding Soprano, Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel, Fires of Victory, Victory Chimes, Entrancing Melody, Maelstrom Muse
Talruum Piper is a bad card, but it is a musical Minotaur.
These cards don't quite fit the theme but are powerful in this sort of deck- Volcanic Vision, Immolating Gyre, Tzaangor Shaman, Omnispell Adept, Galvanoth, Epic Experiment, Summons of Saruman, Aminatou's Augury, Commence the Endgame
You should also consider running more lands than 35, with a mana curve this high it can be easy to stumble on lands. Alternatively you could play more ramp spells like Worn Powerstone and Coldsteel Heart.
5 months ago
Some thoughts from a fellow Murktide player:
I've seen other people say this on here, but running a one of or maybe even 2 Blood Moon would be great in here, I would just cut Fiery Islet for off color fetches such as Misty Rainforest and add an island or two.
7 months ago
Bluelian! I've got some additional cards that I think we should consider and potentially work into your list to provide you with more wincons and card draw:
Solphim, Mayhem Dominus, Jin-Gitaxias Flip, Electrostatic Field, Docent of Perfection Flip, Counterspell, Mana Drain, Fierce Guardianship, Deflecting Swat, Blue Sun's Zenith, Electrodominance, Lightning Bolt, Increasing Vengeance, Rapid Hybridization, Force of Will, Valakut Awakening Flip, Sublime Epiphany, Jeska's Will, Finale of Revelation, Crackle with Power, Banefire, Finale of Promise, Red Sun's Zenith, Seething Song, Mindsplice Apparatus, Primal Amulet Flip, The Magic Mirror, Twinning Staff, Thousand-Year Storm, Double Vision, City on Fire, Ral, Storm Conduit, Riptide Laboratory, Temple of Epiphany, Cascade Bluffs, Stormcarved Coast, Scalding Tarn, Fiery Islet, Spirebluff Canal, Training Center, Reflecting Pool, and Plaza of Heroes
1 year ago
Here’s a section from my recent budget Merfolk deck.
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#### [[card:Cavern of Souls]]
With a heavy representation of [[symbol:U]] decks in the current Modern Meta, this powerful land is worth it's weight in Platinum. (Literally) Unfortunately this high price tag limits us to 1 copy.
#### [[card:Otawara, Soaring City]]
An un-counterable bounce spell on a land is hard to not include. This land is still a reasonable price and offers the deck an added utility with which to steal victory. Play it untapped as a [[symbol:U]] source, pitch it to bounce a permanent for soft removal, or bounce your own permanent for protection. Keep in mind that this hits artifact creature and enchantment lands if needed.
While not an island, an honorary merfolk that can receive a boost from your [[card:Lord of Atlantis (LEB) | Lords]] and provide a threat that can be tough to interact with against certain decks.
#### [[card:Waterlogged Grove]] / [[card:Fiery Islet]]
Running out of gas in an aggressive deck is the worst thing you can have happen. With an empty board and an empty hand, the top of your library is your last resource in Merfolk. The ability to double dip in a pinch makes this untapped land a welcome addition to the archetype. Be careful with the pain taken from this land as it can add up against other aggro decks.
1 year ago
Castle Vantress would likely also be helpful
1 year ago
What does Warren Instigator do for this deck? Am I missing the goblin theme? Gibbering Fiend is a machine gun.
Fiery Islet more card draw.
Walking Ballista your deck doesn't have a counter theme or generate big mana but this robot is a colorless engine that will do work early/mid/late game.
1 year ago
plakjekaas I have a similar story about that card! My brother got me the DOM Chandra Planeswalker deck for my birthday a few years ago. I joking said "Wouldn't it be crazy if one of the packs from this deck had Teferi, Hero of Dominaria?"... and it did! lol
The times I opened a foil, borderless Wrenn and Seven after again saying "Wouldn't it be crazy if...", the Amonkhet Invocation of Shatterstorm because Invocations are SO COOL and when I got a random three-pack of MH1 from Amazon that had Wrenn and Six, Fiery Islet and some other random sliver or something.
(Slightly off-topic, but I think my actual favorite pulls are from Flesh and Blood. My first two boxes of Uprising got me 2x rainbow foil Crown of Providence AND a cold foil one!)
1 year ago
Such a clever concept. Big fan of "less is more" and this list is it. I too have an Izzet 43 Lands.dec list piloted by Keranos but my theme/gimmick was Legacy 43 lands.dec your glass cannon heavy land based combo is awesome!
I'm going to spit ball some ideas because your list got my creative juices flowing:
Cursed Scroll that many basics makes this efficient colorless damage.
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle make something out of all those basic mountains.
Tolaria West tutor for the utility lands.
Back to Basics brutal to greedy mana bases.