Channel Nikachu: Simic Merfolk Races in Modern! Nikachu August 29, 2019 Channel Nikachu Modern has gotten incredibly fast. Hogaak has set the bar for the speed and now Izzet Phoenix, Dredge, Mono Red Phoenix, Urza Whir, and Burn are rising to keep up pace. How does Merfolk compete to keep up? Splashing green for Kumena’s Speaker and Merfolk Mistbinder! Both these cards add more power at a lower curve which enables a lot more turn-4 kills, or threatens turn-4 kills to distract our opponents. Splashing green also gives Merfolk access to Collector Ouphe, a card that defeats Merfolk’s most troublesome cards: Walking Ballista, Engineered Explosives, and everything in an Affinity deck. Lands4 x Botanical Sanctum2 x Breeding Pool2 x Cavern of Souls4 x Mutavault4 x Snow-Covered Island4 x Waterlogged Grove Creatures4 x Kumena’s Speaker4 x Silvergill Adept4 x Lord of Atlantis4 x Master of the Pearl Trident4 x Merfolk Trickster4 x Merfolk Mistbinder2 x Merrow Reejerey Other4 x Aether Vial – Foil2 x Echoing Truth4 x Spreading Seas4 x Force of Negation Sideboard2 x Echoing Truth2 x Deprive1 x Dismember4 x Collector Ouphe2 x Grafdigger’s Cage4 x Chalice of the Void Buy This List Round 1 vs. Taking Turns Round 2 vs. Blue Moon Round 3 vs. Hogaak Round 4 vs. Villainous Wealth Round 5 vs. Jeskai Ascendancy 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 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.