MTG – A Guide To Merfolk – Modern & Legacy Decks Are Nearly Identical – Magic: The Gathering

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So, you say that you’re interested in building a competitive Modern deck that won’t break your bank account, and you also think you one day might be interested in Legacy? Then have I got a deck for you: mono blue merfolk. Why? Mono blue merfolk is affordable, competitive Modern deck, and it shares about 2/3 of the same cards as its Legacy counterpart. That means that if you build a modern merfolk deck, you’ve practically got a legacy deck as well. What’s more, the cards do not rotate out of either format, so unlike Standard, once you’ve bought and built this deck, you can play it forever.

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Modern Merfolk Basic Build:
16 Island
4 Aether Vial = $60.00 (*prices calculated using TCG Player and searching eBay for lowest cost + Buy It Now)
4x Aether Vial
4x Silvergill Adept
4x Lord of Atlantis
4x Merrow Reejerey
4x Master of the Pearl Trident
4x Vapor Snag
4x Coralhelm Commander
4x Spreading Seas
4x Remand
4x Cursecatcher
4x Mutavault
14x Island
2x Cavern of Souls