Channel Nikachu: Master of Waves is BACK in Modern Merfolk Nikachu September 17, 2019 Channel Nikachu 3 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! Lands2 x Cavern of Souls10 x Island (213)1 x Minamo, School at Water’s Edge4 x Mutavault1 x Oboro, Palace in the Clouds2 x Waterlogged Grove Creatures4 x Benthic Biomancer2 x Cursecatcher4 x Silvergill Adept4 x Lord of Atlantis4 x Master of the Pearl Trident4 x Merfolk Trickster4 x Merrow Reejerey2 x Thassa, God of the Sea2 x Master of Waves Other4 x Aether Vial – Foil2 x Spreading Seas4 x Force of Negation Sideboard4 x Ceremonious Rejection2 x Spreading Seas3 x Deprive2 x Harbinger of the Tides1 x Master of Waves3 x Relic of Progenitus Buy This List 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 Thanks for tuning in. Support me on Patreon to have access to the Merfolk Strategy Guide! 🙂 https://www.patreon.com/NikachuMTG Like me on Facebook! www.facebook.com/nikachumtg Twitter: @nikachumtg Instagram: nikachumtg Check out my Merfolk card Primers! Ep.1 Spreading Seas https://youtu.be/nt406K0hJnw Ep.2 Aether Vial https://youtu.be/dRI_2MiOU5U Ep.3 Cursecatcher https://youtu.be/2AR4f4ZoOBk Ep.4 Utility Lands https://youtu.be/qdTSuDxtlxE Merfolk in Competitive REL! Merfolk in Competitve REL Pt.1: https://youtu.be/s_4IYwtkcb0 Check out the sequel!: Merfolk in Competitive REL Pt.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGihNeaKKxg 3 Responses Jim Hopkins September 22, 2019 Some number of Veil of Summer in the SB could work in Simic if the local meta is Plague Engineer-heavy. Reply Jim Hopkins September 22, 2019 …at least gives you time to get a lord down and save the Master. Reply Nikachu September 22, 2019 Assuming you mean Veil of Summer protects my creatures from removal spells, yes. But it doesn’t protect me from specifically Plague Engineer 😛 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.