Creature — Merfolk Wizard
Whenever a Merfolk you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.
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Seafloor Oracle Discussion
1 month ago
Masked vandal, Mistcaller and Thieving Skydiver have appeared in competitive merfolk sideboards - I'm talking 5-0 lists in modern. If that isn't 'making sense in modern' I don't know what is. Sideboarding is life to decks which target meta weaknesses like merfolk.
I explicitly said that the second half isnt' there yet - like vial goblins it needs something to push it over the edge into competitive, but a list that tutors up Master of Waves or Seafloor Oracle is in that 'almost there' state.
5 months ago
Cool! Two comments: First, idk about Merfolk Secretkeeper. You don't need mill and it can't do damage without help. There are other cmc 1 merfolk. Mist-Cloaked Herald to attack before you get islandwalk, Benthic Biomancer, Cursecatcher, Merfolk Spy, etc. Comment two: I think you'll empty your hand quickly. For card draw, consider Curiosity and/or Seafloor Oracle. Also: make a sideboard, maybe with Merfolk Trickster or Triton Tactics
6 months ago
love the list :) and absolutely love the fact that you take the time to list the individual basic lands! that's some dedication to your aesthetic choices! my wife has a kumena deck as well, and she often completely decimates me. cards on her list, that could do wonders for you, I think, are: Vorel of the Hull Clade, Stonybrook Banneret, Seafloor Oracle, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Hadana's Climb Flip, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Ring of Evos Isle, Favor of the Overbeing, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Give / Take, Bioshift, Sage of Fables, and Icon of Ancestry. Stay frosty mate
7 months ago
I think its possible to do both, because you use the leviathans late/mid game with ramp but if that doesn't work out you can play merfolk lords and cards that like merfolks like, Seafloor Oracle. Yeah Slinn voda is great.
7 months ago
Here’s some cards I found that might be fun! (And some overlap with Riotrunner’s suggestions!)
Floodchaser, Streambed Aquitects, Tidal Warrior, Lingering Mirage, Merfolk Wayfinder, Aquitect's Will, Scourge of Fleets, Sea's Claim, Ensnare, Engulf the Shore, Inkwell Leviathan, Colossal Whale, High Tide, Spreading Seas, Daze, Wonder, Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer, Quicksilver Fountain, Chasm Skulker, Wanderwine Prophets, Seafloor Oracle.
Obviously, we don’t need to include any or all of these, they’re just fun cards that could go in the deck!
11 months ago
Nice deck. I play a very similar and very mean Kumena deck. I also went back and forth on +1/+1 counters and ultimately did settle on it as I felt that combat damage was the most appropriate win con for merfolk (in part because I also play Legacy Fish). I don’t think assembling and executing your infinite mana combo is more efficient than winning with unblockable +100/+100 merfolk or generating so much card draw that you win with Thassa's Oracle. Both of my options also synergize directly with your commander. +1/+1 counters are accelerated by Doubling Season and Hardened Scales. You can flash in Simic Ascendancy on the end step just before your turn, and with a little finesse, win. With Doubling Season, either Kiora Planeswalker is a nasty surprise as well. Massive card draw comes not only from Seafloor Oracle, but from Bident of Thassa, Coastal Piracy, and now Reconnaissance Mission. My version of this deck replaces your standard countermagic and removal suite with Force of Will, Force of Negation, Mana Drain, and Cyclonic Rift but you probably don’t need to be told that these cards are very good. Gaea's Cradle and Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip are insanely good in merfolk aggro. The only non-merfolk creatures I include (aside from Seahunter) Are Deadeye Navigator, Deepglow Skate, Collector Ouphe, and Vigor. I should say, my merfolk deck is known to beat the seaweed out of many competitive decks. I hope this helps.
on Kumena EDH
1 year ago
Merfolk is always a potent tribe, but I do see some incongruous elements that ought to be obviated.
For the basics of a deck, I have some recommendations as for what may be excluded.
Storm the Citadel is a fine card, but it's restrictive and must be done on your turn, with a board state. Removal is best when it can be used both if you're ahead or behind in the game.
Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner only draws cards off of six creatures in the deck, and thence doesn't bolster much. Lords help, but card draw is more applicable when it's not dependent on your board-state. Curious Obsession falls unto the same category.
Spark Double is quite restrictive that doesn't do much on its own. Cloning the commander doesn't do much, either, so a worthy target isn't always available.
I'm not quite sure why Clear the Mind is in here.
Geode Golem doesn't actually cheat the cost of the commander by too much, so perhaps it doesn't merit inclusion.
Tidal Flats is a card selcouth to me, and I don't quite understand its purpose. It can mess up blockers, sometimes. The opponent needs to have no open mana, otherwise, it's useless. That's very easy to play around and I'd prefer just a kill spell.
You have an awful lot of lands in here. A deck-building strategy I adhere to is fewer lands in place of draw spells. They have more utility late-game and can still find lands if need-be.
As for the theme of the deck, I have some potential implementations.
Kiora's Follower is an on-tribe creature that synergizes with the strategy, and ramps. Only great. :)
Stonybrook Banneret spells itself out.
Cytoplast Manipulator is a splendid option for your counters theme.
As for removal, Reality Shift , Krosan Grip , Pongify , Beast Within , Rapid Hybridization , Kenrith's Transformation , Incubation / Incongruity , and Imprisoned in the Moon . Kill spells that strand a commander on the battlefield are always annoying to deal with.
At last, Vigean Graftmage seems perfect.
Alas, welcome to the format, and may you slaughter the opposition with your irriguous fiends. :D
I do have my own list if you wish to peer upon it: The River Anew