Maelstrom Wanderer


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan 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

Strangelove on Ramos of Chaos

3 days ago

For myriad:

Helm of the Host , Blade of Selves

For "colors matter" voltron:

Chromanticore , O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami , Genju of the Realm , Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , Maelstrom Wanderer , Maelstrom Archangel , Maelstrom Nexus

(note: the Maelstrom cards' oracle text does say "cast")

For win cons:

Simic Ascendancy , Mayael's Aria , Helix Pinnacle , etc

You can do anything with 5 colors! If you're going for chaos, look for asymmetrical combos that buff Ramos or leave you with huge card advantage.

Good luck!

MCJennings on Ramos Dragon Engine

2 weeks ago

Much appreciated! I have to say I think it's the most fun deck I've built yet. Thus far every win has been off the top and unexpected. Probably my favorite inclusion of what you mentioned is Possibility Storm for how much it 1) does not hinder Ramos' cascade minded build 2) Hoses combo decks entirely 3) Doubles up cast triggers & storm count for yourself. Potential to hard lock combo with Lavinia, Azorius Renegade but I'm too much a coward to run her since her being cloned or stolen would hose a literal 1/5 of the deck haha.

I know the counter doublers are common in Ramos, but I've found he becomes plenty lethal & ramp already and that his real struggle is keeping up with draw & protecting him - I just added Padeem, Consul of Innovation & multiple modal counterspells. Fear of the "win more" aside, I do think I want to test out Corpsejack Menace at some point. I may also be more hesitant because I already run Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as a commander and I'd rather avoid too much overlap.

I wanted to ask about your inclusion of Phyresis as your infect source- is it not an issue to cascade into it pre-Ramos? Or do you hold your cascade til after he's out?

Your Conflux setup with Cloudshift to "reset" ramos, Congregation at Dawn and Maelstrom Wanderer - what's the line from there? Value town or is there an infinite/lock I'm missing?

Is Past in Flames part of a combo or just value? Any advantage I'm missing to it over Mizzix's Mastery ? Flashback reuse in case it's cascaded into prematurely?

In your article you mentioned the benefit of running modal counterspells (charms) for cascade synergy- I see none now but I do see Trap Essence . What made you decide to make that transition? Ramos gets to 5 counters and is "online" but it could also do nothing on an unlucky cascade. AKA could you please sell me on it vs Dromar's Charm ?

How would you rate Kathari Remnant ? I'm indecisive on adding more cascade and if so which ones.

I think many try to go "all in" with Sunforger by including Tithe , Mistveil Plains , Stoneforge Mystic , etc. but I think it'll work better for Ramos just as as it is. Your deck atm is already 10 potential targets inclusive to counterspells, protection, draw, removal, search... I'm not sure yet but I think it should work well.

Hope I'm not overloading, just excited for a new deck and there's zero other Ramos players in any of my meta.

multimedia on Ramos, Tribal Legend

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

Card upgrades to consider:

MCJennings on Ramos Dragon Engine

2 weeks ago

I just found your guide and I feel like I've read through the last month of my own deck building. The tabulated chart you made of charms is very easy to follow and makes it much easier to evaluate what charms are needed and not in a sunforging cascading ramos EDH. I also have the conflux, chandra's ignition + infect.

How have the extra turns worked out for you? I'm still undecided on it myself.

What are your thoughts about Release to the Wind ? It can be used to reset ramos one turn but also can allow recasting/retriggering things like Maelstrom Wanderer and dodges board wipes since they're recast at your discretion.

Are you no longer running Sunforger ?

You mentioned chandra's + infect being your win off of Conflux, do you have any alternate pile combinations? I'd like it to be a bit more stream lined but I've yet to come up with anything as slick as a doomsday pile either.

I'm currently revising my own Ramos Deck. I'd love it if you would spend a moment advising me on the way of Ramos! My first week with it put together but I'm winning a lot and hoping to tune it much more.

majorappliance on Horde of Notions

2 weeks ago

ah, a fellow horde player... how much mana you ramping up to, cuz you can add a Time Warp to your Diabolic Tutor - Seasons Past fun to take infinite turns. It is quite mana intensive though. I enjoy weird random fun, so a Maelstrom Wanderer is especially funny when you can cast it from the graveyard with Horde of Notions ' ability at instant speed. ><

Raging_Squiggle on Invoke Prejudice clarification.

1 month ago

Any alternate way of casting the creature, whether it be Dream Halls , Maelstrom Wanderer , Omniscience , etc will still require you to pay the CMC of said creature because it’s still being Cast.

ChrisNicolella on Ramos' Invocation

1 month ago

Do you sometimes use the cascade effects like Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Maelstrom Wanderer and then run into the x spells like Sphinx's Revelation or Explosion. I'm trying to brew a Ramos build and I'm wondering how much of a concern that should be when deck building.

vasarto77 on Wurm EDH ideas?

1 month ago

What about a Maelstrom Wanderer As the commander instead maybe? Use lots of blue to bounce it around a bit and put in some control? That might also be a way to do it too. Just thinking of a way to maybe cascade my way into wurms?

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Maelstrom Wanderer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RUG (Temur): 2.36%