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Cook’s Kitchen – Merfolk

 Cook’s Kitchen – Merfolk

Merfolk has recently come back into trends thanks to Adam Boyd at the Star City Games Indianapolis Invitational. The list below belongs to him. It has become trendy again because the sea creatures slaughter these “Island based” combo decks – Sneak and Show/Reanimator. When looking down the list there’s not a whole lot in my opinion to be impressed with. Nine total counterspell effects, with five of them being conditional, and another four effects from Cursecatcher. What has been extremely successful about the new Merfolk has been four Phantasmal Image. Emphasis goes on the four. The card either Draws a card, Lords (+1/+1), or kills Emrakul/Griselbrand. How busted. Automatic four of! It’s actually probably the best card in the list. In a field full of Reanimator and Sneak and Show, I can see why Adam did so well. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Merfolk

Trials and Tribal-ations- Merfolk

My first article on tribal decks covered Elves, so (with apologies to purists) it should be apparent that I’m not following the color wheel.  I do plan to hit each color at least once, though.  This time we’re hitting blue, with the extremely popular choice- Merfolk.  Like Elves, Merfolk is such a deep tribe in Magic’s history that an extremely competitive tribal Merfolk deck is ever-present at top tables of high level Legacy events.  I’ll list that deck, and the Elves deck (referred to as Combo-Elves) at the end of this article. Continue reading Trials and Tribal-ations- Merfolk