Maelstrom Archangel


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare

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Maelstrom Archangel

Creature — Angel


Whenever Maelstrom Archangel deals combat damage to a player, you may cast a nonland card from your hand without paying its mana cost.

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Maelstrom Archangel Discussion

BreadOfJustice on 360 degree angel

3 days ago

Prismatic Omen is a good choice for five color deck, IMO. Darksteel Ingot, Coalition Relic, Chromatic Lantern, Mana Bloom, Mox Amber and Pillar of Origins are super great Mana fixers, and I love Path of Ancestry/Cavern of Souls in this deck. I am glad you included Maelstrom Archangel, great angel!

Icbrgr on You Can Be a Hero...

3 weeks ago

consider rebound spells like Emerge Unscathed and Distortion Strike...ordeal auras are sweet too like Ordeal of Thassa and Ordeal of Nylea...... idk what the deal is with you Commander.... would you consider an alternate 5 color commander like Maelstrom Archangel just to at least have some kinda benefit/synergy?

SirSh4ggy on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 month ago

This is a wicked dope deck. Your mana fixing seems great, surprisingly! My advice is to find more ways to cheat things into play.

Check out Maelstrom Wanderer, as you could cast it for 5 and cascade twice for 8. Unexpected Results might just be a fun card to throw in there. Defense of the Heart is two free beasties for a 4 mana cost enchantment. Quicksilver Amulet, Dragon Arch, and Elvish Piper are all much cheaper alternatives to your commander's ability.

For other mana fixings, look at Ramos, Dragon Engine's ability. While it's not exactly fixing, Maelstrom Archangel can do similar things as Ramos if you get her swinging. Anyway, I hope this helped. Good luck!

ThatGrimGuy on

2 months ago

Thanks for your feedback! I definitely think that Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Maelstrom Archangel, and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth spike this deck's price way up. There are plenty of more budget friendly options such as Winding Constrictor, Vorel of the Hull Clade, or even Fusion Elemental. I definitely don't think you should remove the expensive mana ramp/fixers, such as Chromatic Lantern or Crystalline Crawler because they really help this deck. The mana base is pretty much the sole reason that this deck is above 150 USD, the typical budget deck cost, BUT this is a five color deck and there are definitely plenty of even cheaper land options, such as the khan tri-lands, I just happened to choose a slightly less budget mana base.

I hope that my response helps you!

Vlasiax on scotchtapedsleeve's Knowledge Pool

2 months ago

If you're trying to build Ramos deck I'd try cascade builds with cards like Maelstrom Nexus, Maelstrom Wanderer and maybe Maelstrom Archangel. Also while you have 10 mana avaiable then why not Door to Nothingness someone just because you can :D

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Jodah, Archmage Eternal

2 months ago

Jodah is by far the most intriguing leaked legendary so +1 from me. I'd say you should run Fist of Suns, Sunbird's Invocation, and Maelstrom Archangel to provide redundancy incase Jodah is dealt with.

Both Forbidden Orchard and Exotic Orchard are great land additions. You could also consider the other cheap dual lands: BfZ tango lands and Amonkhet cycle lands

Skyshroud Claim, Wood Elves, and Nature's Lore seem like auto includes based upon your mana base and will serve you much better than Birds of Paradise or Captain Lannery Storm.

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds and Bloom Tender seem like great inclusions as well.

I think you could upgrade most of your removal packages. I understand that Contract Killing and Gild get you treasure, but cards like Utter End, Anguished Unmaking, Path to Exile, Cyclonic Rift, etc. are far superior and more versatile. Sylvan Reclamation is also great to deal with a troublesome Blood Moon and can help fix your mana.

Good luck deck building and I absolutely love seeing someone play Hypnox!

LittleBlueHero on Eight Tails Enchantment

3 months ago

If you group commander group is open to non-traditional commander options I played a Maelstrom Archangel tribal deck for a while. The card itself isn't so powerful that people are afraid of it and as long as I wasn't trying to pull off stupid infinite combos they didn't mind me using her.

Tmonster on "Curses..."

3 months ago

General Recommendations - Serra's Sanctum Wild Research Copy Enchantment Sigil of the Empty Throne Maelstrom Archangel Maelstrom Nexus

Don't know how much enchantment removal is going to be present, but maybe sideboard Open the Vaults Karmic Justice Crystal Chimes

Any of the "cast enchantment, draw card" effects - Eidolon of Blossoms Argothian Enchantress Enchantress's Presence Mesa Enchantress Verduran Enchantress

Protection - Eight-and-a-Half-Tails Faith's Shield Heroic Intervention Privileged Position

Control - Journey to Nowhere Oblivion Ring Detention Sphere etc.

Mana fixing - Crystal Quarry Chromatic Lantern Prismatic Omen Cascading Cataracts Joiner Adept

I understand the enchantment flavor for Chromanticore and that it's decent by itself, but would rather see Ramos, Dragon Engine or something else that functions better (although Ramos can be aggro).

Tel-Jilad Stylus for tucking Nefarious Lich and Illusions of Grandeur and my personal love for it.

You totally have a theme going and I dig it, just tossing some thoughts out there.

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