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Kumena Tap/Untap Merfolk Tribal Commander EDH

Commander / EDH GU (Simic) Merfolk Tap/Untap



Full merfolk shenanigans! Use Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca and all of the tap/untap synergies to draw many cards and quickly outvalue your opponents. I have intentionally tried to include as many merfolk as possible to be able to keep the deck as thematic as I could without sacrificing power.

Many cards in this deck let you untap many times to take as much advantage of Kumena's abilities. These include Seedborn Muse, Murkfiend Liege, Merrow Commerce, and Quest for Renewal. The more of these you get on the battlefield, the easier it will be for you to win! The best card in the deck that I always tutor for is Surgespanner. Its ability synergizes so well with Kumena and allows you to consistently take out any threat on the board for two mana. Harvest Season is also very nasty and will shoot you forward in lands compared to your opponents in no time.

Several cards let you make an army of merfolk tokens like Deeproot Pilgrimage, Deeproot Waters, and Emperor Mihail II. With your token army, you can take full advantage of Vodalian Hexcatcher and Lullmage Mentor which can let you easily deny any of your opponent's most powerful spells moving forward. I've also found that Stonybrook Banneret and Merrow Reejery with either Emperor Mihail II or Realmwalker can allow you to play many merfolk in a turn off the top of your library as you can untap a land from Merrow Reejery, essentially reducing the cost by 2 for each merfolk and then can use Kumena's second ability to draw around any non-merfolk cards.

You usually win by outvaluing your opponents with a wide board and taking advantage of Kumena's last ability. Cards like Cyclonic Rift, Raise the Palisade, and Herald of Secret Streams also help with this strategy. Alpha Status in connection with Kumena's first ability making him unblockable has also won me the game many times! There is also an infinite combo in the deck with Kiora's Follower, Glasspool Mimic   (as a copy of Kiora's Follower), and Deeproot Pilgrimage which infinitely can infinitely untap one another to create an infinite number of 1/1 merfolk tokens.

As with all my decks, the deck is well balanced with 15 forms of card advantage (draw/tutoring), 17 forms of targeted removal or interaction, 13 forms of ramp, and 6 cards to protect Kumena and your board.

I hope you enjoy the new additions from Lost Caverns of Ixalan as much as I have. I wish you the best of luck in sinking your opponents!


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91% Casual


Date added 5 months
Last updated 5 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

49 - 0 Rares

21 - 0 Uncommons

10 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.82
Tokens Beast 3/3 G, Copy Clone, Manifest 2/2 C, Merfolk 1/1 U, Merfolk 1/1 U w/ Hexproof
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