Whirlpool Rider

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Apocalypse (APC) Common

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Whirlpool Rider

Creature — Merfolk

When Whirlpool Rider enters the battlefield, shuffle the cards from your hand into your library, then draw that many cards.

Whirlpool Rider Discussion

Optimator on Human Fly

2 months ago

Actually, Forgotten Creation might be one of the better self-wheels. I'd cut Molten Psyche , Whirlpool Rider , and Fateful Showdown . Maybe one more--you have a ton of wheel effects that don't redraw up to seven cards and things like Arjun, Mind Moil, and Teferi's Gigglebox are the stand-outs. You still want some though.

Burn at the Stake is great but a little bit win-more so it's a potential cut. Lower on the cut list, to be sure.

Replacing Whispersilk Cloak with Tribute Mage would get you a blocker on the ground and add versatility.

ahobrien on

3 months ago

The instants look good and the sorceries are thematic.

3 suggestions. You have access to black with kess, and the best wheel colors. Wheel of Fortune is a lot, but include a Notion Thief with Windfall &/or Echo of Eons . Windfalling twice with notion thief can draw your whole deck.

Whirlpool Rider and Whirlpool Drake don't really net you any cards, but more importantly they don't disrupt your opponents. There are better creatures in these colors that are probably more on theme.

Last thing is that you have Laboratory Maniac in this list, but I'm not seeing any way to win with it here. Play Demonic Consultation Name Labman, play the lab man, then immediately cast Demonic Consultation again with Kess from your graveyard naming forest. That's a 2 card, 5 cmc win

smutazos on Mists of Oblivion

4 months ago

Use more card draw and Whirlpool Rider for huge mill.

WandererWil on Rascal & Friend

4 months ago

Thoughts on Whirlpool Rider ?

enpc on Turn Zero Shuffle Hulk

4 months ago

So Gaea's Blessing does the exact same thing as Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in the shuffle hulk piles except that it costs 2, not 10, so you can run Ad Nauseam and not just kill yourself. But if you're not running Ad Naus, both is good redundancy. But yeah, Gaea's Blessing forms the combo.

So just for clarity's sake (And I'm sure you know all of this) but the line for the deck is:

Flash + Protean Hulk -> Nomads en-Kor , Cephalid Illusionist , Blood Artist and Viscera Seer then milling unitl you hit Narcomoeba (then sac to seer) and then milling either Koz or Gaea's Blessing

There's also a line you can get which is:

Flash + Protean Hulk -> Viscera Seer + Grand Abolisher + Spellseeker getting Reanimate and then reanimating Hulk to get the previous line.

I have also seen people talk about including Cloud of Faeries in the deck in case you have any of the combo pieces in hand. Somebody was also talking about using Whirlpool Rider (instead of Grand Abolisher ) in the previous line to just reshuffle the pieces in.

As for Shrodinger's Cat - the line is:

Get Leonin Relic-Warder in the graveyard with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat in play and then either Animate Dead or Necromancy the cat. with the ETB trigger, off Warder, you can then exile the enchantment, sending kitty to the graveyard, which triggers the LTB ability which returns the enchantment to play, targetting kitty... I think you get the rest.

And with Blood Artist / Zulaport Cutthroat in play you win.

The nice thing about this package is that Necromancy is in the deck already, Animate Dead is an easy include and so you're really just adding Leonin Relic-Warder (which is still enchantment removal, especially with stacking triggers from something like Viscera Seer ). So for one extra card you have a backup combo which overlaps with the other cards.

UserGnome on Locust God EDH

5 months ago

My wife's deck is a locust god deck. Need to update the tapped out deck but a couple cheap cards that are crazy good are Whirlpool Rider and Whirlpool Warrior . They are such a cheap way to go through your deck. The bigger your hand when you start the better they are.

firerif on Aluren Shimmer Storm

7 months ago

Now that I have time

Filigree Familiar Seems off plan. I don't think it does what you think.

Same with Wirewood Savage

Cantrip/Tutor Creatures not in the deck

Spellseeker

Recruiter of the Guard

Dusk Legion Zealot

Bonded Fetch

Champion of Wits

Phyrexian Rager

Rogue Refiner

Generous Stray

Whirlpool Rider

Coiling Oracle

Carven Caryatid

Shardless Agent

I particularly Recommend Recruiter since it is an instant win with aluren if you run like 1 more piece.

multimedia on

8 months ago

Hey, nice start, but The Locust God is fueled by mass draw spells and I don't see very many here.

Archivist is good and his ability is called a wheel. You'll hear this term a lot in Commander and what it means is all players or just you shuffle some number of cards from hands and/or graveyard into library and then draw cards. This effect is very good with Locust because he triggers for each single draw therefore if you draw seven cards you make seven 1/1 Insects. Drawing seven of more cards from casting one card is very good.

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Expedite
  • Browbeat
  • Flame Fusillade
  • Renegade Tactics
  • Rile
  • Slip Through Space
  • Warlord's Fury
  • Dual Casting
  • Curiosity
  • Jalira, Master Polymorphist
  • Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer
  • Rummaging Goblin
  • Epic Experiment
  • Mechanized Production

Good luck with your deck.


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Whirlpool Rider occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.01%