Maelstrom Wanderer

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Mythic Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Mythic Rare
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Mythic Rare

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Maelstrom Wanderer

Legendary Creature — Elemental

Creatures you control have haste.

Cascade, cascade (When you cast this 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. Then do it again.)

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Maelstrom Wanderer Discussion

DefinitelyNotJoe on Karametra, God of Harvests EDH

22 hours ago

Hey slayingmatt1234 thanks for the feedback, all suggestions are appreciated!

After looking through your deck, it does seem like we've taken quite the different direction to Karametra. When I first brewed this deck, I wanted to take advantage of the flash/recursion creatures that trigger his landfall ability into the most powerful X cost spells I could find. This led me towards a lot of mana doublers, high ramp spells, and even ramp creatures. The end result led me into 2 recurring scenarios in play; snowball out of control with 13+ lands by turn 5-6 consistently pulling Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger (My personal favourite card), or getting consistently locked down by the 3 other players who do not want to see Vorinclex every game.

Now for your suggestions, I used to run Stonecloaker for the same reason you mentioned, but I never found using him more than once a turn to be helpful, and any of the enchantress creatures at same or less cost seemed to net me card advantage more often if not always.

Temple Garden and Scattered Groves will be added, thanks! (This used to be a budget deck, so I strayed from improving the land base first).

Knight of the Reliquary seemed to play too slow for me, I put a lot of creature tutoring so my main landfall triggers have to be multiple triggers in a turn. I found the same with Emeria Shepherd, thought a GREAT card, I just never looked to pick it over any 7+ drop that I normally tutor for. I also leaned towards creature protection over recursion, with cards like Eerie Interlude, Heroic Intervention, and Teferi's Protection, I always found the instant answer to boardwipes to lean in my favor and end up setting everyone else behind.

I will look to add more enchantments if I can find some that tackle the main decks in my playgroup. In my playgroup specifically, I found some interesting answers that I included in the deck. Ground Seal against The Scarab God deck, Blind Obedience against Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder 's Sneak Attack + Maelstrom Wanderer deck, and Stony Silence + Aura of Silence against Sharuum the Hegemon artifact control deck + Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith voltron equipment. The end result now, was a consistent easy 3v1 win.

If you had the pleasure of speaking to any of my friends in my playgroup, they'd tell you that in play, this deck is a TERROR. Ulvenwald Hydra is a champ for cheating Rogue's Passage into play into an easy 20+ damage, an early Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger through Natural Order always locks my opponents to pay from behind, and Worldspine Wurm becomes so easy to play with Fauna Shaman + Garruk, Caller of Beasts / Selvala's Stampede. Any of the instant X spells with a mana doubler guarantees a win ( White Sun's Zenith, Entreat the Angels, Hydra Broodmaster ). A well timed Rishkar's Expertise into Overwhelming Stampede or Genesis Wave closes out easy.

If you get the chance, please play test it! Focus on ramping with Whitemane Lion, Greenbelt Rampager with Amulet of Vigor for an easy 6+ lands on turn, and play Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger to win.

Flyheight on Ramos's And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

3 days ago

No Fetches in the mana base?

So you said you're looking for cuts, here are some cards I particularly LIKE from your list (in no particular order):

Creatures (16):

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Coiling Oracle, Corpsejack Menace, Deathrite Shaman, Intet, the Dreamer, Maelstrom Archangel, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mercurial Chemister, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Weaver of Currents, Winding Constrictor, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Yore-Tiller Nephilim

Non-Creatures (28):

Maelstrom Nexus, Mirari's Wake, Pernicious Deed, Flesh / Blood, Hull Breach, Merciless Eviction, Slave of Bolas, Unexpected Results, Villainous Wealth, Abzan Charm, Jund Charm, Naya Charm, Sphinx's Revelation, Trap Essence, Chromatic Lantern, Door to Nothingness,Dragon Arch, Legacy Weapon, Lightning Greaves, Planar Bridge, Prismatic Geoscope, Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Vedalken Orrery, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Sarkhan Unbroken

Other cards I really like that you might want to consider (20):

Chromanticore, Trace of Abundance, Kiora's Follower, Wargate, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Knotvine Mystic, Gilder Bairn, Kiora, Master of the Depths, Captain Sisay, Ral Zarek, Karametra, God of Harvests, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Crystallization, Cavern Harpy, Fleetfoot Panther, Ivorytusk Fortress, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Duneblast, Congregation at Dawn, Bring to Light

If you relax your gold and artifact only restriction you can get a couple more fun toys (4):

Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Kalonian Hydra

Cards I see on your list that I have seen others suggest, that I think are ok, but not necessarily as awesome as above:

Creatures (3):

Jhoira of the Ghitu, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Teneb, the Harvester

NonCreatures (5):

Bounty of the Luxa, Fires of Yavimaya, Guided Passage, Mortify, Nissa, Steward of Elements

Other cards I've seen others use, but I'm not quite as hot on (8):

Safewright Quest, Bituminous Blast, Ashen Rider, Zhur-Taa Druid, Putrefy, Supply/Demand, Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Evil Twin

DVLuca on Intet nightmare

5 days ago

Intet's a triggered abilirty, so you have to use Strionic Resonator. Some other good manipulator is Scroll Rack, Evolutionary Leap and realy cheap to cast with intet is Maelstrom Wanderer

Ziembski on ramos good stuff

5 days ago

Fist of Suns lets you cast 2 spells for mana from Ramos ability.

Maelstrom Wanderer gives 3 counters, and each card you cascade into also gives more counters. Same for any other cascade card. You may want to put mroe of them.

Pieguy396 on Building EDH Simic

6 days ago

Well it's not Simic, but Maelstrom Wanderer is one of my favorite ramp commanders (and he includes Simic colors). Casting an 8-mana spell and ending up with 22 mana of value is a very good feeling.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Taste the Rainbow, M'Fer - Ramos Cascade EDH

1 week ago

Livingham

Yeah, Scapeshift is definitely outside my price range. The only time I'd ever spend more than $30 (and that's really pushing my budget) on a single card would be for a fetchland. Every card In my collection worth $20 or more I've cracked from a pack or traded for.

Group hug subtheme would probably be a direction I could take the list. There's an enchantment I can't remember that's like Propaganda/Ghostly Prison but taxes equal to the basic land types among your lands. I still want to add more cascade cards because I haven't been able to cast much yet. Probably going to pick up Maelstrom Wanderer first.

SLP_500 on Who needs a Scion, when Ur-the Dragon?!

1 week ago

What about Maelstrom Wanderer? Sure, it's not a dragon and you've got a few 8-drops, but 2 free spells and a haste enabler for 8 mana can really turn things around for you if you're a little behind. I serve the Ur-Dragon as well, and I'm going to test out Strionic Resonator with him. There are enough dragons with triggered abilities to make it worthwhile, and getting to copy Ur-Dragon's would be ridiculous.

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