Maelstrom Pulse


Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Maelstrom Pulse


Destroy target nonland permanent and all other permanents with the same name as that permanent.

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Maelstrom Pulse Discussion

SynergyBuild on GRAVE BLASTER (Sultai Reanimator)

19 hours ago

After looking at your sideboard, I am still very confused:

1x Creeping Corrosion

2x Damnation

2x Damping Sphere

2x Maelstrom Pulse

2x Ratchet Bomb

3x Surgical Extraction

3x Thoughtseize

To start, the two of Ratchet Bomb? I mean, you are a three color deck, Engineered Explosives is nearly always better at 0, 1, 2, and 3 drops in this deck, since you can consistently get to any of those faster and easier with the three colored landbase. Unless you are willing to crack it turns 5-6 on 4 counters, I think it is a bad card for the list. And while also running 2x Damnation and 2x Maelstrom Pulse in the board, I'd think that only 1x Engineered Explosives is necessary unless you are running less of the other options.

Damnation is rare for the creature decks, but your deck is large in reanimation-type effects and graveyard synergies, so I'd imagine it is okay, however 2 of them makes me feel aggro is a problem for this deck, is it? Is zoo really beating your recursive threats consistently? I would imagine 1-4 Fatal Pushes in the mainboard and sideboarding Abrupt Decays out might be better in their place, so I'd go down to a copy, and sideboard out an Abrupt Decay, tossing in a Fatal Push would be better against aggro, game one and further, but honestly a Fog type effect might be better against Zoo, so I'd like to know when you sideboard them in.

Thoughtseize at x3 is a lot, I mean x1 Thoughtseize and 1x Inquisition of Kozilek is okay, but Thoughtseizes come in over IoKs against tron, and you run 2x Damping Sphere against them, so what gives? Is Gifts Ungiven that big?

Maelstrom Pulse at 2x is a lot, especially when you can toss in another Abrupt Decay, I'd rather 1x of each in the board in most matchups, I mean I guess is Troll Worship is a thing I'd like to hit the Pulses, but 2 mana and instant speed are normally better benefits than the occasional removal of two cards.

Creeping Corrosion is a lot for this deck, 4 mana and double green is hard for a deck with 20 lands, and for a deck with more self mill than draw, it is more evident here than ever. I'd scrap it for a Nature's Claim, and maybe toss in a second if we drop something else. Or maybe a Natural State.

New Sideboard:

3x Surgical Extraction

1x Thoughtseize

1x Inquisition of Kozilek

2x Abrupt Decay

1x Nature's Claim

1x Natural State

1x Maelstrom Pulse

1x Damnation

1x Engineered Explosives

2x Damping Sphere

1x Desecrated Tomb (found a spot for it)!

shadow63 on Mono Blue Control EX

1 day ago

It depends on if your dealing with stuff like Dreadbore and Maelstrom Pulse in your metta. ButDispel does allow you stop counter spells

linkizzl on deck

1 week ago

Hello, Dickbutt McGee here.

This is all fine and good, but you have nothing to prevent other people from fucking you over. You'll need a bit of removal in case someone plays something that essentially reads "Michaela's deck doesn't work anymore."


Gaze of Granite

Maelstrom Pulse

Abrupt Decay


Windgrace's Judgment

Garruk, Apex Predator

Ob Nixilis Reignited

Vraska the Unseen

Vraska, Scheming Gorgon

Cankerous Thirst

^^^These are all solid ways to remove bullshit on other people's field that may be fucking you over.

Some cards that allow you to do graveyard bullshit:

Jarad's Orders: Search for something big and scary to put in the graveyard for you to later cheat onto the field, and search for something that is good utility like Solemn Simulacrum to put in your hand.

Grisly Salvage is also a great way to be filling your graveyard with bullshit to later cheat onto the field.

Liliana, Death's Majesty is great for both filling your graveyard with bullshit to cheat, and then she also helps you cheat it onto the field

Golgari Charm is just a solid card all around. It might not make the cut but it's good.

Chasmolinker on Jund Midrange

2 weeks ago

It could go either way. It's good until it dies as it pumps Goyf. At 3 mana it could be tough to keep around with all of the hand disruption and removal, although it is out of Bolt range and I would have to fetch to Push it. I want to say Damping Sphere is better. Just because it gets down quicker and even though it's an artifact is a little tougher to remove. Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse and Kolaghan's Command are all I have to deal with it. It's a little more resilient to hand disruption since you can play it quicker.

zAzen7977 on GRAVE BLASTER (Sultai Reanimator)

2 weeks ago

Blasting Station seems to work really well so far and has a variety of uses. It helps me sac Gravecrawler to bring it back and trigger Prized Amalgam and Vengevine. It's a great plan-B wincon because I can sometimes deal 5 or more damage with it on a single turn. It untaps even on opponent's turns, so I can use it to sac a creature that would die anyway. But I'm still conflicted over main-decking Maelstrom Pulse.

Chasmolinker on Jund Midrange

3 weeks ago

MonsterHatchGames I was running 2-3 Grim Flayer some time ago and Mishra's Bauble fits that shell pretty well. Dreadbore is another “cute” card. I like one but beyond that I’d rather have Maelstrom Pulse.

zAzen7977 on GRAVE BLASTER (Sultai Reanimator)

3 weeks ago

Thanks SynergyBuild!

I do run Maelstrom Pulse, its on the sideboard! I originally main-decked two but moved them to make room for Blasting Station.

SynergyBuild on GRAVE BLASTER (Sultai Reanimator)

3 weeks ago

+1! Love the decklist!

Why don't you run Maelstrom Pulse?

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