Whelming Wave

Whelming Wave


Return all creatures to their owners' hands except for Krakens, Leviathans, Octopuses, and Serpents.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Rare
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Whelming Wave occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.21%


Latest as Commander

Whelming Wave Discussion

alechodgin23 on Circu EDH

6 days ago

Cool deck. Definitely a +1 from me.

I think a big weakness to these types of decks is dying to combat damage as you've already acknowledged in the description. I'd recommend more general control. What I mean by that is more board wipes and rift type effects like Damnation , Evacuation , Darkness , Flood of Tears , Engulf the Shore , Whelming Wave , etc.

Raknulfr on Always a Bigger Fish

1 week ago

I really like the Deck! :)

With all the fishies in the Deck, ever thought adding Whelming Wave to it?

Grubbernaut on Mono blue control

1 month ago

For sure! Here's some sideboard ideas, too:

Crush of Tentacles , Whelming Wave , Cyclonic Rift , Mystical Dispute , Negate , Aether Gust (a must for Oko), Tormod's Crypt , Grafdigger's Cage , Ashiok, Dream Render , Ratchet Bomb , Thing in the Ice  Flip, or either Ugin.

Also: 1-2 Blast Zone in the deck will help hedge you against aggro.

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

@BigCountry64 I think I like the idea of Thing in the ice... I just worry that it would be too slow for this deck because I use Whelming Wave as a fog to stay alive most times and it would be reset if I was in a pinch... maybe if I ditched the wave in favor of more fogs it could work though?... I will playtest with it! Thank you!

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

Fetches would be nice for sure but unfortunately i just dont have ANY in the entire WUBRG Color pie... The manabase isnt exactly competitive (neither is my Modern environment/competition) but it appears to be playable in the repeated Naya Zoo matchups I've been playtesting; I've been losing more often than winning but I dont think its mana related and moreso my spell list...im hoping with the addition of Dawn Charm ill be able to stave off the topdecked Lightning Bolt / Lightning Helix now... However I do have a few Expedition Map s not doing anything that I can certainly put in here to help out my Gatecreeper Vine ! I'll see if that helps.... I actually saw a Primeval Titan at the LGS I got my 2x Hinterland Harbor s from and almost bought it with this deck in mind but I decided against it because I dont really think I have the space to add any means to protect him/give him haste... but maybe?... its kinda a neat idea? but it might end up costing me changing the direction/focus of the deck kinda like you were alluding too... I mainly thought He'd just speed up Maze's End and didnt even consider his synergy with Field of the Dead ... Im kinda having a love/hate for that card so far... the extra chump blockers are really nice sometimes but Whelming Wave kinda nonbos with it and sometimes I just wish it was another copy of Mazes End... Im gonna keep tinkering/playtesting with this list to make it better; thanks again!

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

I was thinking alchemist refuge could be used for turning Whelming Wave into an AEtherize would be good or even better being able to cast it after the opponents 2nd main phase would buy me extra time... same going for playing kiora but eh... the only reason I think I might wanna keep presence over hearth is because of the lack of protection for kiora...now I'm playing with/playtesting with 5color gates to gain budget access to mainly... for possible Dawn Charm / Supreme Verdict ... gonna see if 2x basics with Gatecreeper Vine could be viable in a Blood Moon scenario before getting too carried away thought... I know fulminator mage and ghost Quarter are everywhere but the main focus is still kiora.

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

1 month ago

My environment will mostly consist of tons of various aggro/tempo Tribal decks like Elves/Treefolk/Ninjas/Spirits/Faeries and Naya Small Zoo and Bant Blink/Wish Control centered around Venser, the Sojourner / Glittering Wish hence why I was pretty focused on Torpor Orb but I think graveyard hate/permanent removal should be able to stop Time Warp / Eternal Witness shenanigans.)... other things pop up here and there but those are the most common decks I'll be facing.

I was hoping proliferate would help me "speed up" kiora but I agree 9/10 I found myself wishing Steady Progress was just a Fog ... Currently I'm trying out Gigadrowse and so far it seems to be pretty effective; make me wanna also try Sleep / Downpour .

A full playset of Kiora seems pretty necessary to me so far in playtesting... im able to easily stall out a game to T12 but even then i've had plenty of cases of not drawing a single kiora just run out of Fogs by the time I do get one....otherwise at least a means to Tutor her... Thats why i was experimenting with Silent Arbiter but he is just too high CMC/hard to protect... Tamiyo, the Moon Sage might be really good in here as being a possible "target fog" or maybe even a one-sided mass draw... I have 2x copies of her so its a possibility; but might cost too much CMC?

definitely agree that Kiora, the Crashing Wave is a bit of a challenge to reach as a wincon but I really wanna feel rewarded when I get wins...she's a pet card of mine/my fiance and a steady stream of 9/9 Krakens is just too funny. (basically because of opponents using shock lands I just need to get 2 that can attack and then Whelming Wave / Gigadrowse G.G.)

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