Creature — Merfolk Rogue
Whenever Merfolk Windrobber deals combat damage to a player, that player mills a card. (They put the top card of their library into their graveyard.)
Sacrifice Merfolk Windrobber: Draw a card. Activate this ability only if an opponent has eight or more cards in their graveyard.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Merfolk Windrobber Discussion
3 weeks ago
Spell_Slam Indeed it's lands, so Withdraw is much worse than Aether Tradewinds, since it can't bounce their lands. I agree regarding Silver Raven though. I understand if you need the 1 drop for consistency, but even if you do, it doesn't seem like the best choice. Spellstutter Sprite could be good, but if you absolutely want it to be a 1 drop, I still think you have better options - Merfolk Windrobber, Pteramander or Jace's Phantasm fill the same role early game of getting a flyer on board before them and getting a target for ninjutsu, while offering some small late game upside. Jace's Phantasm and Pteramander can scale up to be somewhat beefy to help speed things along if the game runs long, Merfolk Windrobber is clearly worse than them but could be good in conjunction with Jace's Phantasm. Could be that I'm undervaluing the scry 1 of course, I'm definitely intending to test this one out! Looks fun and original, strong theme, I love it!
3 months ago
I think rogues have had alot of support lately and it's a shame to not include them
Dauthi Voidwalker is pricy but also now a big big auto include
Drown in the Loch is another very solid option in modern as your 2 CMC interaction
Rankle, Master of Pranks is another pricyer inclusion but again a very very good addion (solid 2 of curve toper)
Soaring Thought-Thief is a solid lord and nice evasive body. it, Thieves' Guild Enforcer and down in the loch make a solid sub theme. Which also works well with void walker. Merfolk Windrobber also exists in this vain and again is a solid card (probably one of the Better one drop options)
Another option if you switch slither blade for changing outcast and invisible stalker to pretty much any other option. Bad Moon become viable. And its a very solid lord effect.
6 months ago
For multiplayer, it seems you'd want as many mill cards that hit "each opponent" rather than just "target opponent" as possible. So while I would normally recommend something like Fraying Sanity , I think a wider option like Memory Erosion could be more appropriate. Luckily, (aside from Anowon), the rogues follow that advice quite well. I do think I'd prefer another cheap rogue to Baleful Strix though. Maybe Merfolk Windrobber or Zulaport Duelist for the mill or maybe Oona's Blackguard for the power and hand disruption.
6 months ago
7 months ago
Budget rogues is a sweet brew - I ran it a long while back. I really reccomend running as many 1 drop rogues as you can - I was running up to 12, alongside card draw to keep them going, preferring unblockables as you can to take advantage of blackguard/thought thief and prowl. The higher up the mana curve you go, the more expensive the list gets as it turns into the faerie/ninja style lists.
Frogtosser is a fun card, but without a second cheap cost reduction spell, its probably better just to play some cheaper cmc rogues, unless you plan to ramp into a particularly key card.
Most of the below cards are really cheap, and you should be able to test different kinds of shells using them. You can mess around with mostly blue shells and add some negates, or mostly black and add push - but the best thing about rogue decks is that so long as you keep switching it up your opponents won't know exactly what they are facing, and will have to play accordingly.
Morsel Theft is a lightning helix at the face that draws a card when you are hitting your opponent, but bad without a board state.
Key artifact meta - Thieving Skydiver
'sorta' card advantage options
Noggin Whack / Acquisitions Expert a solid 'no hand for you' plan does a lot to keep your rogues on the battlefield. If sieze/inq is out of budget, Bribery or plain old Duress variants can still get you there.
Cards to avoid (traps)
Disciple of Deceit - the card disadvantage and tap/untap on it is punishing. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive relevant rogues already evasive Thieves' Fortune - if you are looking for answers its likely they've already stopped you hitting them in the face.
Secondly, Pyre of Heroes is an interesting option to turn 1 drops into 2 drops, letting you have more consistent access to lords like soaring or blackguard. It also dodges counterspells like vial, even if its not at instant speed and doesn't help after a wrath. Its worth testing with some proxies to see how it matches you against the decks you are likely to play, as artifact removal is common (but getting them to sideboard it in is also good). Glasspool Mimic Flip is notable in this case as a way to search out a clone of a lord without taking up a full creature slot, while Zulaport Cutthroat offers an option to drain out an opponent (even if it doesn't trigger prowl).
I hope this helps - have fun brewing!
8 months ago
Hey @Snake57! It's great to hear from ya!
I haven't been able to play too many games with the new cards that I'm testing, but this is what I think so far:
Darkwater Catacombs is great for paying for Yuriko's ninjutsu, but is awkward for casting 1 mana spells. Agadeem's Awakening Flip is an improvement and it plays very similarly to Sea Gate Restoration Flip.
Walker of Secret Ways was helpful because I got to look at my opponents' hands and adjust my plan accordingly. But it got easily shut down by Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Engineered Plague . In these scenarios, Azra Smokeshaper would have been practically unaffected, so I'm unsure about this swap.
Commandeer countered a game-winning Victimize when I was tapped out, and hits hard when you flip it with Yuriko. Exiling 2 blue cards is a steep cost, but it's more helpful than Commit / Memory , which is pretty difficult to cast.
As expected, Snuff Out is a lot less powerful in my playgroup since black is our most played colour. Even so, it can usually hit one creature on the battlefield, which clears the way for Yuriko. The card that I had to cut to make room was Cover of Darkness . It tends to be a win-more card, in that it's good when my board state is good, but bad when my board state is bad. So far I think that snuff out deserves the spot more.
There are also a few cards that I plan on trying out later on:
Gingerbrute is a card I've always been on the fence about, but I've heard nothing but good things from other Yuriko players.
Merfolk Windrobber is a classic 1/1 flyer for 1, and can replace itself in the late game.
Street Wraith deals 5 damage when you flip it with Yuriko, then you can immediately cycle it for another card that's more useful. It fills the graveyard for delve spells like Temporal Trespass and Dig Through Time too.
Gitaxian Probe is a cedh staple, and banned in both modern and legacy. For only 2 life, you get to look at your opponents hand and it replaces itself. It also fills the graveyard for delve spells.
Dismember is a 1 mana removal spell that kills most creatures, and hits for 3 damage with Yuriko.
I hope that all made sense! Let me know if you have any questions, or if you've found any hidden gems for Yuriko!
10 months ago
- Replace Murmuring Mystic with Silent-Blade Oni
- Replace Soul Manipulation with Arcane Adaptation
- Replace Merfolk Windrobber with Thieving Skydiver
- Replace Island with Clearwater Pathway Flip
- Replace Island with Sea Gate Restoration Flip
I may drop the fetches for basics and look for room for Throatseeker.
1 year ago
Combine this with that mill commander and Altar of Dementia, Enigma Eidolon, Fleeting Memories, and Merfolk Windrobber pay off for both, also the Ashioks work well with milling and stealing other peoples' stuff (that you can sacrifice).