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Quote from MetatronnCould Vedalken Shackles find its way into the sideboard? Seems like it can be used as removal plus it helps you as well obviously.
Quote from milkman1187Great primer
I might just have to build this deck... been looking for a deck that abuses aether vial because I feel it's a really strong card that isn't really being exploited as much as it could, this deck look perfect lol.
I really like the list you're running, a couple of questions though, do the 7 colourless sources ever cause problems with coralhelm commander or lord of atlantis, or is the idea that you should be vialing them in anyway?
Most of the lists I've seen doing well in the dailies online have been running either one or the other.
Also how has rune snag been performing for you? I remember playing with it fairly extensively back when it was in standard and always being unimpressed and wishing it was a mana leak.
Wish we could play daze lol
Quote from AllyI agree with metatronn. Vedalken shalckes should be in the 75.
Also, how about splashing green for tarmogoyf, or red for lavamancer and bolts?
Quote from milkman1187I've personally always loved remand so I'll have to try that out
Have you tried deprive?
maybe as a 1 or 2 of, seems like returning a land wouldn't be too bad a drawback for the deck, especially if your not running cryptic or if you've got a vial out.
Plus it's a guaranteed hard counter and can catch people by surprise when they try and play around leak/pierce.
Quote from AllyVedalken should be in the 75 if you play mono U version, I meant.
I tried the red splahs, something like:
Steppe Lynx's DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
4 lord of atlantis4 cursecatcher4 silvergill adept4 coralhelm commander3 merrow reejerey2 phantasmal image4 grim lavamancer3 dispel4 mana leak4 remand4 lightning bolt4 mutavault4 sulfur falls11 island2 steam vents
Total, 61 card
Well, I tried this against rogue boros and my geist bant (no tarmogoyfs, but I guess I'd sideboard 3 dismember against them).
I played something like 10 games against boros (I won 7 and I think I lost 2 or 3 matches due to very fast starts and that **** lynx) more or less and only 6 against geist bant (4-2) 'cause it was too late at night but I must say even if the red splash shines against any creatures deck and has lot of potential, the real advantage is in the SB.
I made a couple of notes:
Combust: the best SB choice against any tier 1 deck: hits deceiver exarch, tarmogoyf more than once and baneslayer
We have also access to artifact destroy at instant speed with ancient grudge, and brimstone volley is amazing too against ANY creature base decks (I'm looking at you Big zoo / affinity).
Grim lavamancer shines against control decks. And against geist bant it was MVP killing those noble hierarch, BoP, scryb ranger (bye bye protection for blue). But he is not a merfolk.
Mana base looks fine, even if more fetches are need maybe. But I'm happy with it. Lots of merfolk died and became lavamancer food, which is fine 'cause opponents tarmogoyf became smaller.
Lightning bolt is excellent finisher. Against boros I run out of gas when my girlfriend had equipped hawk (lavamancer was awesome against him also...) and she was at 5. I didn't run any spreading seas, so I couldn't obtain benefit from my lord. BUT there was lightning bolt. I killed equipped hawk, swing with cursecatcher for 2 and she was like, hmmmm.... I know the 4th bolt still remains... pass turn and in her eot I bolted her. GG.
Something circumstantial but possible.
Phantasmal image was fine too but I feel this deck can easily beat lot of decks if the SB is well design. Hope to see this tribal deck shine again.
Sorry for english mistakes and thank you for reading this
Quote from chizarliciousI'm interested in getting into Modern and Fish looks fun. Among the most popular decks, which are good matchups and which are bad?
I see you don't have much on the main post yet, and I'm not looking for detailed analysis. I just want some eyeballing of which matchups are best and worst.
Quote from chizarliciousSpreading Seas and Path to Exile in the same deck is pretty awkward. Against Jund, for example, I usually find myself cutting them off from a color with SS.
Quote from ITRulesWhat about equipments? Are they feasible to use for Merfolk?