Quote from Shoebaccha »Hey Team,
I'm new in MTG Salvation, newish to MTG again (I was into it during Invasion, took some time, bought a few packs of Shards, now I'm back) and as you can guess I'm getting into Modern by getting into Fish. I have a deck, but I'm wondering if anyone has any resources wrt current archetypes that I can read up on before bringing my deck to a FNM. (I watch Nikachu's awesome stuff when I can, and I'm only acquainted with how Tron and, like, 8-Whack Goblins works (and what cards they typically run).
Does anyone know where else I can primers for the big archetypes in modern right now so I can study up before walking into a FNM for the first time in 15 years with a Merfolk deck? Any info would be greatly appreciated!
It depends on your LGS meta, but to give you an example, my LGS has multiple KCI, Burn, & Bridgevine players, Jeskai Midrange, Jeskai Control, Elves, another Merfolk player, RG Ponza, Eldrazi Tron, Affinity, BW 8 Rack, and Humans. Besides Merfolk, I run Death & Taxes and UW Spirits.
Generally if you hunt around the Modern forums here on MTG Salvation, you should be able to find a current tier list. One of the key questions you need to answer for yourself is whether you want to run Mono-U Merfolk, or Tropical (GU) Merfolk. Mono-U is much more tempo-oriented and requires good match-up knowledge, skill, and patience; Tropical is a bit more aggro, but has a larger variety of sideboard options and helps the deck have a more even playing field with some of the worst matchups for Mono-U, namely Affinity, and in my experience, KCI. I would recommend the below list from rothgar as a starting point for a customized Mono-U list and go from there.
Hope this helps!
Quote from rothgar13 »Hi all,
Just wanted to pop in and report that I've had some success with a list going really heavy on the land hate, as follows:
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4 Aether Vial
4 Lord of Atlantis
4 Master of the Pearl Trident
4 Master of Waves
4 Merfolk Trickster
4 Merrow Reejerey
4 Phantasmal Image
4 Silvergill Adept
4 Sea's Claim
4 Spreading Seas
2 Echoing Truth
3 Relic of Progenitus
4 Tectonic Edge
2 Venser, Shaper Savant
Pretty simple stuff. Lots of land hate, lots of beef, and just enough interaction to make it all stick. If your meta is looking heavy on the BGx, Burn, and Tron, give this a spin.