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Type: Deck Idea
Variant Tag: conConstructed
Format: Standard
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Approx. Value:
$36.84

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Main Deck - 60 cards, 14 distinct
Columns
Name  Edition Price Type Cost
Rarity Color
Creature (36)
4 Deeproot Elite
$1.61 Creature - Merfolk Warrior
4 Jungleborn Pioneer
$0.18 Creature - Merfolk Scout
4 Kumena's Speaker
$0.23 Creature - Merfolk Shaman
2 Merfolk Branchwalker
$1.67 Creature - Merfolk Scout
4 Merfolk Mistbinder
$0.76 Creature - Merfolk Shaman
4 Mist-Cloaked Herald
$1.36 Creature - Merfolk Warrior
4 Silvergill Adept
$0.45 Creature - Merfolk Wizard
4 Tempest Caller
$0.24 Creature - Merfolk Wizard
2 Vineshaper Mystic
$0.22 Creature - Merfolk Shaman
4 Watertrap Weaver
$0.16 Creature - Merfolk Wizard
Land (24)
9 Forest
$0.25 Basic Land - Forest
9 Island
$0.25 Basic Land - Island
4 Unclaimed Territory
$2.06 Land
2 Woodland Stream
$0.18 Land
Sideboard - 0 cards, 0 distinct
No cards here. :(

Notes
 
This deck fills the prescribed mana curve with the best-available Merfolk, and I like the way it looks. The eight main payoff cards are Merfolk Mistbinder and Deeproot Elite. With any of them, Jungleborn Pioneer yields 5 power and 5 toughness for 3 mana—an amazing rate. The eight main ways to break through a board stall or big blocker are Mist-Cloaked Herald and Tempest Caller.

If you can afford more rares or mythics, then my first addition would be Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca. As a mythic rare, it’s not easy to get your hands on, but the card is powerful and much better at boosting your entire board than Vineshaper Mystic.

As a note on card choices and the mana base: Without Botanical Sanctum (which is not in Ixalan block), you don’t have enough green or blue sources to reliably cast interactive spells like Crashing Tide or River Heralds’ Boon on turn 2 or 3. You could get there by adding more copies of Woodland Stream, but that would come at the cost of untapped sources for the 1-drops. Since this deck runs both a green 1-drop and a blue 1-drop, your mana base has to contain lots of basic lands and four Unclaimed Territory, which effectively constrains you to a creature-only deck. Still, Watertrap Weaver and Tempest Caller are interactive cards that are castable off the tribal land. (Although your mana base is technically one blue source short of supporting Tempest Caller, the card draws provided by four Silvergill Adept and two Merfolk Branchwalker collectively count as the final source.)
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