Maelstrom Nexus


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Mythic Rare

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Maelstrom Nexus


The first spell you cast each turn has cascade. (When you cast your first spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom in a random order.)

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Maelstrom Nexus Discussion

cdkime on Pinball Wizard - Karona, False God EDH

2 days ago


I like that idea, and think I shall playtest with it some. Frankly, I've been a bit disapointed by Maelstrom Nexus so far--I had included it to add a bit of fun chaos, and quickly pump out some low mana cost auras when played alongside some of the higher costed creatures. In effect though, It has been pretty useless--I'll have a fist full of 3-mana enchantments, and my return from cascade is pretty low.

Child of Alara is an exceptionally fun card (albeit the art has always creeped me out) and should fill the "chaotic fun" void Maelstrom Nexus was included to add, and will likely provide more utility for the inconvenient mana cost. Good call--I look forward to trying it out.

Aethaleon on Yidris of the Infinite Cascade

5 days ago

The cards in the sideboard are outside the game, so there is no real sideboard for the deck. Burning Wish into Glittering Wish is how I have to go get Maelstrom Nexus. Cards from outside the game that I grab, don't have to follow the commander's color identity.

Boifren on Yidris of the Infinite Cascade

1 week ago

Its illegal for u to play Maelstrom Nexus in ur deck. It's 5 color and Yidris is 4.

AVail on Ramos, Spellslinger Engine

2 weeks ago

Minds Dilation is a card that's always in my sideboard. I almost feel like for "casting for free" cards it's a stable in EDH. +the combo with Rashmi is always fun. + Maelstrom Nexus and As Foretold - If you want to go that route.

WalkingIllusion on Ramos, The Unforgiving Storm

3 weeks ago

For starters you need Paradox Engine with this when you cast spells you can untap all of your mana rocks, I haven't played storm but I know that much, plus I would eventually get rip of tap lands. Don't get me wrong the temples are decent but the deck will be hurting because of it, you have all the battle lands try to replace the temples with "check" or "shock" lands but Temple of the False God is fine.

Chromatic Lantern IS A MUST, GET IT! Other mana rocks you could look into are "signets" (example Dimir Signet), Basalt Monolith can infinitely get you colorless mana when you have 5 mana and Rings of Brighthearth in play with it, Pyramid of the Pantheon is a slow but can be a good card.

Cascade would be a fun mechanic in it I would experiment with Sunbird's Invocation and Maelstrom Nexus.

Infinite mana is good with Staff of Domination

Before I stop writing rule of thumb when I was playing my five color deck is be careful with the mana dependent spells, if you have too many mana specific spells you would run into casting problems.

KellybPost on Ramos Dragon Engine

1 month ago

Ive had the most success building him with a flash style build as opposed to blinking him. You dont waste counters this way and dont take degenerately long turns while everyone sits around waiting for you to do math. It does still play a number of ways to bounce your general so you can net mana that way but can also just bounce the creatures that have the ETB effects and recast them for yet more counters on your general. Using the flash style also lets you leave up a lot of your mana to use as protection and makes better use of cards like Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and Maelstrom Nexus

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