Creature — Merfolk
Kumena's Omenspeaker gets +1/+1 as long as you control another Merfolk or an Island.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Kumena's Speaker Discussion
4 days ago
I enjoyed looking over this deck. Why no Tide Shaper? I agree that Kumena's Speaker did a LOT of work back in the day for the Fish, and to me, the Shaper is essentially another Speaker with so many people running Islands in their decks in Modern. And if they're not? Well then Shaper that sh!t. LOL
2 months ago
zapyourtumor Thank you so much for your help :).
I'm not sure if I have enough targets for Fold, but I also don't cast Fold every game, and when I do sometimes its more relevant to protect my merfolk from boardwipes than it is to have an 8/8. I've added 2 Summoner's Pact which should help out with grabbing a target for fold (or cheating it out a turn earlier).
I've personally found Simic Sky Swallower's flying to be much much more relevant (and needed) in my metagame. In games where I lost with a swalllower on board, Inkwell wouldnt have changed the outcome. So I'm sticking with the swallower but I can imagine in a more competitive environment the leviathan is better.
I like Kumena's Speaker! I'll checkout if I can reliably get green on turn one, I fear my cheap manabase might not allow for both a blue and a green one-drop. I did add a 4th biomancer and the pacts in favor of Growth Spiral, so I'm hoping that sufficiently improves the curve.
Once, again, thanks for your thoughts!
2 months ago
Sorry about the late response; this deck looks really interesting. I like how it doesn't go all-in on the combo and sort of attacks on two axes, going wide with merfolk and going tall with leviathans.
Do you find that you have enough targets for fold? I feel like Simic Sky Swallower isn't really worth it since, even though you can hardcast it, it only costs 1-2 more mana to hardcast than combo it in and lose 2 cards. I think going up to 2 Inkwell might be better. I guess Incubation can help dig for fatties. I also like the synergy with Stormtide Leviathan stopping your opponents' creatures from attacking and allowing yours to attack unblocked. Stuff like Mosswort Bridge is also pretty cool.
Corrosive Gale is some nice sideboard tech, I might try that out myself. I look forward to seeing where the deck goes!
5 months ago
@Igorimus: It's a good thought! Hall of Storm Giants IS a pretty medium option for agro compared to Lair of the Hydra. The question is more a matter of colors than card quality, tho. A lands utility in this deck is mostly secondary to its ability to cast my spells on curve. It makes mono green lands a severe liability, as I have Master of the Pearl Trident to cast on turn 2. The real question is Hashep Oasis vs lair, which is more of a toss up; both are excellent. I lean towards the former because I foresee having only blue lands to start in some games, which is mostly fine outside Kumena's Speaker, and topdecking an untapped green for my coco on t4 is very important to me.
6 months ago
Kumena's Speaker should come out for Phantasmal Image to copy your P/T buffs. the counter spells don't really fit in an aggro deck. you'll be casting creatures every turn and not have mana up to counter with, and you'll empty your hand too fast to play Force of Negation for free. instead you can use Collected Company to help swarm the field and Aquitect's Will to force an island onto your opponent before swinging with islandwalk. Tide Shaper can come out for 4 Misty Rainforest and -3 Merrow Reejerey and -1 Svyelun of Sea and Sky for +2 Kopala, Warden of Waves and the 4th copies of Collected Company / Aquitect's Will (after taking out the counter spells for the first 3 copies of each).
also no need to worry about Boil at all. nobody really uses that anymore, so you're free to just use the better lands like Misty Rainforest and Breeding Pool . Barkchannel Pathway Flip would also be a good addition.
6 months ago
1 year ago
Bringing down the average CMC or upping the levels of interaction will do a lot;
Jade Bearer, Kumena's Speaker, Brineborn Cutthroat, Harbinger of the Tides, Merfolk Trickster Mistcaller, Mist-Cloaked Herald/Triton Shorestalker, River Sneak, Silvergill Adept and Merfolk Skydiver will all let you operate at a lower CMC.
Lowering the curve also means you can run Neoform in place of evolution.
Traditionally merfolk is a tempo list using creatures that delay your opponent, then unblockability (previously islandwalk/flood effects) to finish them off. Its one of the few lists where a bounce effect is often just as effective as a kill spell. Its place in modern was defined by Blood Moon reslience from an all-island manabase combined with land disruption in Aquitect's Will, but that is not relevant in pioneer, so you will need to experiment to find a new nieche. It might be able to emulate affinity with ozolith support, with some luck and a favourable meta.
2 years ago
Is this the Fish deck you're using?
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The reason you're losing is you're not playing the two strongest cards for the deck (which are also the reason you play the deck in the first place)!
4x Breeding Pool (or Simic Guildgate if you're on a budget)
4x Hinterland Harbor
4x Unclaimed Territory
2x Benthic Biomancer
4x Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca
4x Kumena's Speaker
4x Merfolk Branchwalker
4x Merfolk Mistbinder
1x Merfolk Trickster
4x Mist-Cloaked Herald
4x Silvergill Adept
1x Tempest Caller
3x Watertrap Weaver
1x Zegana, Utopian Speaker
2x Carnage Tyrant
4x Dive Down
1x Merfolk Trickster
1x Sentinel Totem
1x Shapers' Sanctuary
2x Sorcerous Spyglass
2x Spell Pierce
2x Thrashing Brontodon
You should have no problems steamrolling non-red aggro decks, control, and have okay match-ups against midrange. You won't beat RDW/Burn, so if you get paired up against them don't sweat it if you lose. R/W variants are easier to beat. Just keep Goblin Chainwhirler in mind and don't get 10-for-1'd by overextending with 1/1s.
Spell Pierce and Dive Down laugh in the face of boardwipes (like Deafening Clarion or Settle the Wreckage ) because you can often just go full HAM and keep 1 mana open, which will force your opponent to tap out for the wipe. They get BTFO'd and you kill them anyway.
You should still get a Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca even if you decide to play EDH because he's a powerhouse of a general.