Maelstrom Pulse


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
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

RedmundR2 on Sunbird's Shoal

5 days ago

I mean, I see jund players running Maelstrom Pulse and Abrupt Decay, Green tron and Dredge players running Nature's Claim, Bant Spirits running Dromoka's Command and Knight of Autumn, etc. The list could go on. Sure alot of it is in the sideboard but those cards are there for a reason. Artifact and enchantment hate is usually bundled, and people almost always have some sort of answer to those cards for modern in my experience. I personally always include artifact/enchantment hate in my sideboards because so many people at my local run Ensnaring Bridge and other cards similar. You can probably shoal in response sure, but a single edict effect can kill whatever you happened to cheat out. If the opponent hasn't already killed you. I disagree that enchantment/artifact hate is rare in modern, I see cards in a ton of sideboards.

Not to mention any control deck can leave 2 mana open to stop you from playing it. The combo might be strong game 1, but game 2 its not that hard to see coming and stop, like most high CMC combos in modern. You also need to have Sunbird's Invocation, a shoal, and a big creature in your hand to pull the combo off, plus ramp the first few turns while somehow not dying. There are 2 card combos that go infinite in modern that cost less than 6 that can do very similar things as Sunbird's Invocation. Or the OTK decks that actually kill you on turn 4, not just drop a big creature down that then has to swing the next 2 turns to kill the opponent.

Chasmolinker on Competitive Mono-Black Vampires

1 week ago

Worth splashing white or green for Anguished Unmaking or Maelstrom Pulse for Leyline and Chalice

multimedia on Skullbriar 2.0

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking if any recent cards are worth an upgrade in any of your decks. Out of all your decks this one in my opinion has the most potential for upgrades. Even just with cards that are already in Magic, not ones that were in recent sets. You seem serious about upgrading this deck therefore most of my suggestions won't be budget cards.

Cards in recent sets to consider:

Other recent:

Cards that can be potential upgrades for cards here:

  1. Diabolic Intent or Vampiric Tutor > Diabolic Tutor
  2. Maelstrom Pulse > Hero's Downfall or Putrefy
  3. Trophy > Abrupt Decay or Putrefy
  4. Reanimate or Animate Dead > Vigor Mortis
  5. Sylvan Library > Ordeal of Nylea
  6. Berserk > Soul's Might
  7. Scavenging Ooze > Obsessive Skinner
  8. Night's Whisper > Harmonize
  9. Drana, Liberator of Malakir > Vastwood Hydra
  10. Rishkar, Peema Renegade > Fungal Behemoth
  11. Pir > Varolz, the Scar-Striped
  12. Unspeakable Symbol > Death's Presence
  13. Umezawa's Jitte > Blessings of Nature
  14. Forum > Evolving Wilds
  15. Greater Good > Curse of Predation

Good luck with your deck.

Chasmolinker on Brother, That Looks... Infected

3 weeks ago

So I was able to get in some playtesting against my Jund Midrange (Competitive) deck and I think it's a lot more even pre-board. I cut a Liliana of the Veil for Maelstrom Pulse and swapped Abrade with Fatal Push. I like the re-addition of Maelstrom Pulse a lot because it fills the spot of Abrade being able to hit Hollow One as well as another Karn Liberated killer. Also, it can be a pseudo board wipe against certain decks. A second Fatal Push helps me have a better chance to kill Inkmoth Nexus in the infect match-up. It's still anyone's game, but I feel better prepared for it should people go really aggressive and jam Infect, burn, and hollow one. Thanks again for playtesting my deck. Best of Luck!!

I really like a one of Dryad Arbor over one Pendelhaven for edict effects.

hkhssweiss on Saskia Budget EDH

3 weeks ago

kingquark No problem!

Krosan Grip is great due to the split second clause as it's pretty relevant. Beast Within is generally an amazing card, but because you have access to other colors their are other cards that do it so much better such as Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, and Vindicate.

Another card you can maybe run is Orim's Thunder.

Cards I would consider cutting would be: Shamanic Revelation (Too slow), Woolly Thoctar, Voltaic Brawler, Moltensteel Dragon, Herald of Torment, Bloodbraid Elf, and Accorder Paladin (All of them are a bit underwhleming in terms of value and a bit vanilla).

Some adjustment for budget I would consider are: Iroas, God of Victory, Gisela, Blade of Goldknight , Dauntless Escort, Forgotten Ancient, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Mirror Entity, Taurean Mauler, Hydra Omnivore (Hidden tech, it also does additional damage to the player you chosen!), Tana, the Bloodsower (Also makes additional tokens due to hitting two players!), Urabrask the Hidden, Gahiji, The Honored One, Hero of Bladehold, and Hanweir Garrison.

Hope that gives an idea that could help!

APPLE01DOJ on Shadowblitorator

3 weeks ago

I like the list. I think that you will win flat out more games if you swap the Maelstrom Pulse to MB in place of Gatekeeper of Malakir.

Blackgate on Steel scales

1 month ago

I like this deck! If you like Maelstrom Pulse because it’s unconditional permanent removal, I would sideboard this for match ups that need a sweeper-type effect vs tokens and similar creature archetypes and replace it with a more efficient unconditional removal card like Assassin's Trophy. I would then replace your two copies of Abrupt Decay with two copies of Rishkar, Peema Renegade to give you some additional ramp for your Hangarback Walker and Verdurous Gearhulk creatures. I like Glissa, the Traitor in this deck too.

DotaFerShota on GB Rock

1 month ago

Chasmolinker Thanks for the feedback! I am totally with you on some of the removal. I am trying to trade for some important pieces like Maelstrom Pulse, Collective Brutality, and Thoughtseize. In the meantime, do you think something like 2xFatal Push and then 2x Go for the Throat or Cast Down?

Ritual of Soot is one I will swap in. On the Tasigur side, I really like that card! He has won me some games and is easier to cast compared to the BBBB on Obliterator.

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