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

Nathanaiel on Aggressive Loaming

2 days ago

Solid build so far!

If i may recommend trying some low-CMC planeswalkers to break the symmetry of Smallpox? While there isn't the budget tag on this deck, you don't run Verdant Catacombs so I imagine Liliana of the Veil is a bit on the rough side in terms of price.

Still, you could try cards along the lines of Chandra, Torch of Defiance, Xenagos, the Reveler or even Liliana of the Dark Realms.

I might also suggest Maelstrom Pulse and/or Dreadbore, seeing as you seem to have no removal for planeswalkers specifically, which can be a big problem for grindy decks like these.

Catalog9000 on card rarity methodology

4 days ago

I mean, it would be pretty simple to base cards on Timmy-Johnny-Spike mentalities with cards that fall between or, in some rare exceptions, all three.

The problem with this, however, is while it is fairly straightforward it's also left to personal interpretation.

For example, I happen to love Golgari Charm for it's mass Regenerate part. Swing and revive, block and revive. Oh shit son, they played a Maelstrom Pulse naming Zombies to clear your tokens? Not today.

But, nobody runs it. It's not considered "competitive".

And that's where the objectivity vs subjectivity comes into play.

Is it a powerful spell? Yes. Is it a "useful" spell? In basically any current meta? No. Therefore, it's more of a Johnny card.

If the game is met with tons and tons of boardwipe, that may change.

But that's the crux of the issue at hand. Card importance can change based on what cards are seeing competitive play. So a rankig system that is not 100% objective will always flex and bend.

So, unfortunately the answer to your question is "no". There simply isn't a decent way to concretely rank cards on any true spectrum. Some, like Fatal Push we can all agree on. Others, like Golgari Charm we can not.

Homelessguy on Gorm & Virtus, Schild und Schwert

1 week ago

Yeah, they're both sit in the command Zone together.

Also do you think Maelstrom Pulse is worth it in Commander?

I guess if you're really lucky when to take out a couple Sol Rings. Maybe I'm just not seen it.

Chasmolinker on Pattern Recognition #70 - Removal

1 week ago

Besides Angelic Rocket... The best I can find is Lux Cannon or Universal Solvent. I guess there is a way. But no where near as efficient as say Maelstrom Pulse or Anguished Unmaking. Thanks for the feedback.

nicclypuff on Abzan Rites

4 weeks ago

@Nathanaiel, I actually really like the mainboard Thragtusk, it's manacost isn't prohibitive like Ashen Rider and it provides excellent value.

From playtesting, Ashen Rider is an extremely good reanimation target but a really bad draw, since I do not have ways to discard it other than using Thoughtseize on myself. I have considered switching it out for another creature, but Anguished Unmaking or Maelstrom Pulse are also excellent removal options. I'm leaning more on testing out Anguished Unmaking since it's Instant speed and an Exile effect, but the lifeloss is pretty big since I'm still using painlands.

Thanks for your suggestions and viewing my deck :)

Nathanaiel on Abzan Rites

4 weeks ago

I'm not sure about mainboarding Ashen Rider as well as the Thragtusk. You already have plenty of Siege Rhino for the lifegain at a lower CMC, however I do agree that it is a nice reanimation target. Something like Anguished Unmaking or Maelstrom Pulse may be nice as a 1-of main, to hose the odd Bitterblossom or something, since I doubt you'll hardcast Ashen Rider?

Very nice deck overall!

enpc on You've never seen Infect done like this before.

1 month ago

I also think for your sideboard you should be running ~3 copies of Maelstrom Pulse. This will help you deal with Liliana of the Veils as well as token strategies (yay, Lingering Souls). You probably want a couple of Dismembers as well since Bloodbraid Elf is a thing. It also takes some stress of needing discard then and there.

Death Denied could be an interesting one since all your dudes are small. Not a mainboard card but against a lot of removal it lets you run out all your threats. Especially since you only have 16 creatures total you're packing and 4 of those are lands.

You may also want some Field of Ruins in your sideboard to deal with tron. That or Fulminator Mages (assuming you have tron in your meta). I'm not sure if Relic of Progenitus is still the graveyard hate goto but a couple of these could be good too. Shuts down Goyf, New Lili, Delirium, snapcasters, etc.

SirSgtCire on The Raging Grave

1 month ago

No Maelstrom Pulse, no Demonic Tutor, instead put in In Garruk's Wake and Golgari Charm. We shall see if we need/want to take this deck THAT far.

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