Herald of Secret Streams

Herald of Secret Streams

Creature — Merfolk Warrior

Creatures with +1/+1 counters on them can't be blocked.

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Herald of Secret Streams occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.62%

Herald of Secret Streams Discussion

xram666 on Marchesa EDH: "Break in case of emergency"

4 days ago

Hi. Great deck. I also play a Marchesa Modular deck: Marchesa Modular

The strongest suggestions I can make:

If you like, take a look at my deck for additional input.

DemonDragonJ on All Will Be One

2 weeks ago

I have replaced Herald of Secret Streams with Abzan Falconer, which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.63 to 3.62, and also because flying is more versatile than is unblockability.

DemonDragonJ on Herald of Secret Streams or ...

2 weeks ago

hejtmane, that sounds to me like another point in favor of Abzan Falconer; it will not be as major of a target of removal spells as will be Herald of Secret Streams, so I thank you for that advice.

DemonDragonJ on Herald of Secret Streams or ...

2 weeks ago

In my Atraxa EDH deck, I have Herald of Secret Streams, because of how awesome that card is, but I am considering replacing it with Abzan Falconer, which I actually had in that deck before I replaced it with Merfolk Skydiver.

Being unblockable is very awesome, but the falconer has a lower mana cost than does the herald, it can put a +1/+1 counter on itself, and flying is usually more versatile than is unblockability (i.e., it has both offensive and defensive uses, whereas unblockability has only offensive uses), so such a replacement does seem to be very appealing.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Herald of Secret Streams with Abzan Falconer?

Sambo3975 on Big Bois

3 weeks ago

The way this deck works is pretty simple. Get out Vorel of the Hull Clade and one other creature. Put a +1/+1 counter on that creature (using one of many possible methods) and start using Vorel's ability to make it huge. You can equip Illusionist's Bracers to Vorel to quadruple the +1/+1 counters instead of doubling them. You can also use Gilder Bairn or Hydra's Growth for even more counter doubling. I considered adding a Doubling Season, but it's too expensive. You can use Seedborn Muse or Bear Umbra + Murkfiend Liege to enable you to activate Vorel's ability during your opponents' turns.

Once the creature gets huge enough to one-shot another player, you can use Crowned Ceratok or Trollbred Guardian to give it trample, or you can use Skatewing Spy, Archetype of Imagination, or Invert the Skies (which has the same effect as Archetype, but temporarily) to give the creature flying. You could also use Rogue's Passage to make the creature unblockable. I'm considering more tech (like Herald of Secret Streams) to make creatures unblockable. Use your giant creature to finish your opponents off, one-by-one, or, for a quicker finish, use Pathbreaker Ibex or Overwhelming Stampede to make all your creatures huge and kill everyone at once.

There are a couple alternate win conditions in the deck. Simic Ascendancy will get 20 growth counters on it pretty quickly, and its hexproof-ness makes it hard to remove before your next upkeep. Using Vorel's ability a few times on Darksteel Reactor is another option.

Last_Laugh on Chaotic Echo

1 month ago

Nice deck. I do have some suggestions though.

Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Spark Double copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Midnight Reaper in addition to Grim Haruspex.

Ashnod's Altar enables a 2nd infinite combo in your deck. Ashnod's, Sage of Fables, and Flayer of the Hatebound = infinite damage and card draw.

Herald of Secret Streams ends games fast.

Sadistic Hypnotist and that discard ability seals up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

mickalopagus on Union of the Snake

1 month ago

I like the proliferation with managorger. I think you dont have enough planeswalkers to make Bioessence Hydra really worth it. Kalonian Hydra is the MVP for any counters deck IMO, and he costs the same mana. I get if youre trying to do something different, but that would be a suggesstion.

Other great proliferate creatures you might like:

Evolution Sage, partnered with Cultivate can be pretty cool, turns Broken Bond into a proliferate card also

Fathom Mage is completely underrated and great card draw

Herald of Secret Streams is a wincon card that can surprise opponents especially if youve got a beefy managorger

Give / Take for card draw and of course

Bioshift to respond to kill cards targeting gorger, suddenly the creature they didnt kill/block is a 20/20.

Aphoticate on Chaotic Echo

1 month ago

This is FearDReaper from MTG Salvation. You asked me for my thoughts:

Dack's Duplicate never really preformed all that well for me. Imo clone effects are overrated. Phantasmal Image and Phyrexian Metamorph are also kinda meh in my experience. These guys were so much better before they changed the legend rule.

I haven't played my list in a while but if I reforged it I would definitely be trying Greven, Predator Captain. He seems to fit the deck like a glove and brings some phenominal card draw to the table.

Are you comboing with Murderous Redcap? If not I don't think he's a great include. In its place I would run Ravenous Chupacabra. If you are comboing with redcap, id still try to find a place for Chuppy. He's just sooo good

A few more cards I would add are: Herald of Secret Streams, Captivating Crew, Syr Konrad, the Grim, and Olivia, Mobilized for War (I see you have her in your maybe board but in my experience she is really good)

Lastly, idk how casual/competitive your playgroup is but if you wanna be really mean you can play Jokulhaups. I wouldn't recommend it if your group is more casual though as they will absolutely hate you lol.

Feel free to pick my brain more. Preferably on this site

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