Master of Waves


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) Mythic Rare
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Master of Waves

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Protection from red

Elemental creatures you control get +1/+1.

When Master of Waves enters the battlefield, put a number of 1/0 blue Elemental creature tokens onto the battlefield equal to your devotion to blue. (Each in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to blue.)

Master of Waves Discussion

LiamLollipop on LiamLollipop

4 days ago

My favorite card is Lord of Atlantis followed by Master of Waves

wereotter on Go Broko with Oko

3 weeks ago

If you're still making considerations, I would look at Ovinize instead of Turn to Frog . Both are instant speed, but one makes the creature a 0/1 while the other is a 1/1. This could make a difference if the creature you want to steal is equipped or enchanted.

If you do go this route, I would also recommend do-nothing artifacts to swap like Darksteel Relic , Sigil of Distinction , or Sphere of the Suns . Also Master of Waves will let you swap a 1/0 elemental to your opponent that will die as soon as you give it to them, and Bronze Bombshell will explode for 7 damage while you keep their creature.

legendofa on Chandra, the Elementalist?

3 months ago

I'm not sure she's really "creating life out of fire." Chandra's Spitfire and Chandra's Phoenix seems to be more like flames shaped into temporary recognizable forms, similar to (maybe just my interpretation of) Master of Waves 's tokens being water temporarily given form. Chandra was introduced in the Lorwyn block, but did she ever come into contact with flamekin?

dhannum on Brudiclad copy shenanigans

4 months ago

Tilonalli's Summoner -> Master of Waves --- Make tokens more efficiently

Book Devourer -> Fact or Fiction --- Cute, but it's really slow and expensive

Stalking Vengeance and Bane of Bala Ged -> Saheeli, Sublime Artificer and Chasm Skulker --- Too many expensive 7 drops that get killed before they can do anything. Bring the curve down and add more token production

Surveyor's Scope -> Manifold Insights --- I've always wanted to try this one, and more draw will help more than ramp that often does nothing.

andrewkelly239 on Merfolk/Islandwalk/+1/+1

4 months ago

Consider running more like Kodama's Reach , Journey of Discovery , Farseek or Explosive Vegetation . Fertilid is a viable replacement as not only is it a body, but you can respond to damage dealt to it by removing one of it's +1's, plus with this +1 build you can get more use out of it. Proliferate is a mechanic you may consider running in this deck if you wind up spec'ing into +1. I would sideboard your counterspells for the moment and add more like Whelming Wave . Engulf the Shore is a solid spell that does nearly the same. (Plus I really like the similar artworks.) Drop Retraction Helix outright. Cursecatcher is good at diffusing instants and also counts as a merfolk.

Merfolk Spy has a decent saboteur ability. Many cards you may want to consider running instead of non-merfolk have "When ~this creature~ deals combat damge to a player, _". Given the evasive nature of this deck, I would consider looking for more of them. A good example would be Riptide Pilferer .

There's some auto-includes I'd consider as well-- Stonybrook Banneret , Wanderwine Prophets , Combine Guildmage seems like it would provide some synergy here, Kopala, Warden of Waves seems like you'd want it, but doesn't bring synergy. I'd consider dropping Master of Waves for Lullmage Mentor

Ugin420 on Would The Elementals be able ...

4 months ago

Greatsword : even Ashmouth Hound 's ability wouldn't kill Master of Waves before blockers were declared, for 2 reasons. the first is that the hounds ability can't trigger until after blockers are declared, and the 2nd is that Master of Waves has pro-red, and can't be dealt damage by Ashmouth Hound .

Ugin420 on Would The Elementals be able ...

4 months ago

the other guy definitely tried to pull a fast one on you. you should have asked "what specifically is killing my Master of Waves ?". because if i were a bettin man, his only possible answer could have been "combat damage", in which case you easily counter by saying "how can there be combat damage if i havent declared blockers yet?". the trick in situations like these is knowing which questions to ask your opponent, in order to force them to find a way to defend their claims.

dragonstryke58 on Would The Elementals be able ...

4 months ago

I forgot to note that Master of Waves is only forced to be declared a blocker for that creature IF ABLE. If he was somehow tapped due to paying a cost (like convoke) or another ability (like Icy Manipulator ), he would be unable to block and thus not forced to be declared as a blocker during combat.

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Master of Waves occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Blue: 4.09%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.17%