Maelstrom Nexus


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

OpenFire_V2 on Triggered abilities with "when you ...

3 weeks ago

Since both are cast triggers, they'll trigger simultaneously. This lets you order them however you want. I'm confused how you get a Maelstrom Nexus on your side of the field with Edgar Markov as your commander.

Mythwind on Triggered abilities with "when you ...

3 weeks ago

How would abilities from Edgar Markov and Maelstrom Nexus interact and trigger in the stack?

Playing Edgar Markov as commander, if I have Maelstrom Nexus in the battlefield and cast a Vampiric Dragon as my 1st spell, assuming I will cascade into Soul Collector. How do triggers stack? Do I get to choose any orders?

Kaleo42 on Dragons with Friends

1 month ago

I need to find my Stubborn Denials but will for sure make room for one. In the mean time I added the following cards.

Mother of Runes

Fist of Suns

Fellwar Stone

Maelstrom Nexus

TheLineGuy on Budget Sliver EDH

2 months ago

Personally I would throw in a Maelstrom Nexus and Virulent Sliver over Steel of the Godhead and Ghostflame Sliver.

Pretty rad otherwise.

cdkime on Pinball Wizard - Karona, False God EDH

2 months 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

2 months 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.

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