A tempo deck that uses small and cheap creatures and “manlands” to beat you while your spells are taken care of by the disruption caused by Daze, Force of Will, Misdirection, Stifle, Null Rod, Strip Mine, Wasteland and others.

Lord of Atlantis
Lord of Atlantis

Fish also has a drawing motor in place thanks to Standstill and sometimes Curiosity, to try to get ahead of the most powerful decks.

There are several variants of the deck, including:

  • Mono Blue Fish: the original Fish deck makes the most out of the synergy between Lord of Atlantis and other Merfolk while also having a definitely more stable mana base.
  • UR Fish: Combine Fish with some of the stronger cards of Sligh, such as Grim Lavamancer and Lightning Bolt plus the Blue/Red double card Fire/Ice.
  • WU Fish: The White/Blue version of Fish mainly incorporates one of the strongest creatures of the format: Meddling Mage together with Sword to Plowshares and other white disruption spells, like Balance and Disenchant.


1 Mox Sapphire
3 Null Rod


4 Cloud of Faeries
4 Lord of Atlantis
4 Manta Riders
4 Rootwater Thief


4 Force of Will
4 Misdirection
1 Psionic Blast


1 Time Walk


4 Curiosity
4 Standstill


4 Faerie Conclave
9 Island
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Maze of Ith
4 Mishra’s Factory
1 Strip Mine
2 Wasteland


4 Annul
1 Boomerang
2 Chill
1 Gilded Drake
2 Legacy’s Allure
1 Maze of Ith
2 Suq’Ata Firewalker
2 Wasteland
Black Lotus
Fabio Zanasi’s Fish deck at the VII Old Frame League.
February 2021IV MTGOF LeagueFabio Zanasi
July 2021VII MTGOF League2ndFabio Zanasi
October 2021VIII MTGOF LeagueTop 4Michael Giuliani
July 2022XII MTGOF LeagueÓscar Canedo
September 25, 2022LMOF 1.62ndDavid Aparicio
October 2022XIII MTGOF LeagueÓscar Canedo
February 2023XIV MTGOF LeagueÓscar Canedo