Maelstrom Nexus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

LVL_666 on Sliver Swarm

1 month ago

Hey Doombeard1984,

Sorry for not responding sooner - got busy with life and stuff. Also been working on a new deck for funsies. However, your question: would Maelstrom Nexus work as a possible value engine in your deck? In my opinion...I think you wouldn't get as much value out of the card as you would like. According to my count you have 13 cards in your deck that are CMC 5 or 6. Ideally with Maelstrom Nexus out, you'd cast one of those big cards and cast something smaller - ideally a Sliver. The problem here is that there's a bit of unpredictability with Cascade - once you cast that spell you could end up revealing and casting any of your instants or sorceries. Imagine Cascadeing into a Armageddon with no Gemhide Sliver on the board?

tl:dr - Would Maelstrom Nexus be fun to play? Yes. Would it get you consistent results with every Cascade trigger? No. Sometimes, it may even hurt you.

If you were looking for more consistent results that result in ether value, or just outright win you the game then I'd suggest:

The previously mentioned cards when paired with a Mana and Haste Sliver result in you casting everything from your deck for the most part. Sure, it doesn't exactly fit within the aggro play style you seem to be going for, but it ends the game. Most players who have played against Slivers know exactly what any of the previously mentioned cards mean when you get them on the battlefield, so expect to have to defend it when it hits the board. What do you think of my suggestions? Would you want to use any of those, or are you looking for something more unique?

Doombeard1984 on Sliver Swarm

1 month ago

So LVL_666 and Seventy7INa45 what is your opinion on something like Maelstrom Nexus in a deck like this? Just considering it an alternative enchantment I could possibly play, which could result in casting 2 slivers a time? Would be cool if you could let me know. Cheers

Mysterious_Anon on Hordes of Elementals

6 months ago

consider the black tutor cards, such as Imperial Seal Demonic Tutor Grim Tutor Vampiric Tutor

if you like cascade, cards that manage the top cards of your deck such as Sensei's Divining Top are a must. If you use the cascade creatures, the lower cost cascade creatures will fetch your different tutor cards while the higher cost ones will hopefully cast your large creatures for free if you have sufficent topdeck manipulation.

Sylvan Library topdeck manipulation at it's finest, and draw if you're willing to pay for it.

Birthing Pod may allow you to abuse etb effects and toolbox your elementals.

Conspiracy is another card you can use to force the elemental tribe on non-elementals to abuse your effects.

Chromatic Lantern is a mana rock that fixes you in all of your colours at once.

I don't remember any off the top of my head, but enchantment recusion cards for your Maelstrom Nexus that thing is a huge target and should be a cornerstone for your deck in my opinion. if it goes off it nearly doubles the value of any card you play. but you need the tutors to get it in your hand.

Maelstrom Archangel decent beatstick, brings out cards cheaply.

dbpunk on Show me your Ramos'

6 months ago

Ok so I think the best thing might be to get a copy of things like Maelstrom Nexus and other spells with Cascade. Because that will activate Ramos' ability.

Agent_Fire on Jodah Big Mana Tribal

8 months ago

I think Maelstrom Nexus would be a good addition to the deck.

bem77 on

8 months ago

nerdpwner739 thank you. Another lesson in Read the Card. Hmmmm... now what to pull to put it in, I am thinking lose Maelstrom Nexus.

Vlasiax on Ur-Dragon's Multiverse Onslaught | *PRIMER*

8 months ago

Today I was researching a little bit and found out some interesting cards in other Ur-Dragon builds: Animar, Soul of Elements, Deathrite Shaman, Maelstrom Nexus - could you give your opinion about those cards?

My another question is - are Dromoka, the Eternal, Glorybringer and Yosei, the Morning Star worth giving a shot? Because to me they seem to be too underwhelming but maybe you have some points for them from your playing experience :)

Hope I don't spam too much with these questions, I'm just building similar deck and I'd like to know more about my favourite tribal :D

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