Mono-Blue Merfolk is still competitive over Simic for two good reasons: it dodges Blood Moon, and it has a good Burn match up. Burn has been rising in numbers, filling up top 8’s and winning several events. What is the best way to beat Burn? Master of Waves! This 4-mana creature instantly stabilizes vs Burn and threatens to win the game next turn. What happened to Master of Waves? Why is he back? Upon the printing of Modern Horizons, Plague Engineer saw play as a 4x card; terrible for Master of Waves. Since then, lists that would play Plague Engineer have run him as a 1- or 2-of, making the Master less vulnerable. With more Burn decks, and less Plagues, the MASTER is back!
Round 1 vs. Elves
Round 2 vs. Bant Stoneblade
Round 3 vs. Mono-Blue Tron
Round 4 vs. Mono-Red Prowess
Round 5 vs. Grixis Death’s Shadow
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