Whirlpool Warrior


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Whirlpool Warrior

Creature — Merfolk Warrior

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

(Red), Sacrifice Whirlpool Warrior: Each player shuffles the cards from his or her hand into his or her library, then draws that many cards.

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Whirlpool Warrior Discussion

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

6 days ago

First of all, sorry for the loooooooooooooooooong time without posting here, guys. I was really busy with college.

PartyJ on Revenge of the Nibblers

2 weeks ago

Hi chad,

a friend of mine plays this deck. I saw him using these cards, which you might find interesting to review:

It's a deck that plays well and doens't have to be very powerful to have lots of great times.I hope the suggestions give you some new ideas.

Have fun!


Supplice on The Draw/Token God

1 month ago

I'm surprised you're not running Thought Reflection, Otherworld Atlas, or Mind Over Matter. Same with Winds of Change and Whirlpool Warrior, all are very strong in decks that seek to draw many things.

SlavicGhaespar on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

1 month ago

Have you considered playing Whirlpool Warrior? He might be good for wheeling. Also, and I know it is a bit douchy Glistening Oil on Nekusar :)

Rabid_Wombat on Step Into My Firemind

1 month ago

Okay, all the following can go as they are either too expensive or not instants or sorceries. You need to focus on Niv's strengths if you are going to win even casual games ;)

Guard Gomazoa, Fog Bank, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Rider, Whirlpool Warrior, Blaze, Deprive, Venser's Journal, Kefnet's Monument, Hazoret's Monument and Inspiring Statuary

CaptSillva on Fun for $50: The Locust God

1 month ago

Here is a few other decent budget options to consider Whirlpool Warrior, Windfall, Mulldrifter, Burning Inquiry, and Goblin Lore.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on First edh deck

1 month ago

Pretty great decklist! The Locust God is a super great commander and it relatively simple to build, just include a bunch of card draw and wheels and you can just overwhelm opponents! There are four pillars of card types that need to be addressed when building EDH; mana ramp, card draw, spot removal, and boardwipes, in an approximate 10-10-5-5 split. Since your commander focuses on card draw so much, we can probably increase that number a little bit.

You're a little under for ramp at the time of this post. Your commander is a little on the high end for cmc so we want to hit six mana reliably. Primal Amulet  Flip, Ashnod's Altar, Izzet Signet, and Thought Vessel are all highly advised.

You have a nice healthy number of card draw effects, but there's a couple notable ones that would probably be worth including. Skullclamp is absolutely gross in that for one mana, you can clamp a Locust to draw two cards and make two more. With Ashnod's Altar, this becomes an infinite loop allowing you to draw your whole deck. Bident of Thassa is great in that your evasive hasty tokens will now make more evasive hasty tokens just for doing their thing. Arjun, the Shifting Flame is a great repeatable wheel on an evasive beater. Whirlpool Warrior allows you to redraw your hand twice for a low cost. Windfall is a strong classic. Jace's Archivist is another repeatable wheel. Mindmoil is an enchantment, which means it's more difficult to remove, but it also has Arjun's ability on it.

Removal looks good; counterspells count.

Boardwipes are where your problem is; you're running 0 as of now. Even in a token-focused build, having a panic button is always important in case someone else is faster than you. Good news is your commander is resistant to commander tax due to its returns-to-hand clause and you can rebuild fairly quickly.

Cyclonic Rift is such a versatile removal spell/boardclear that it's included in almost every blue deck ever. Blasphemous Act will almost always cost R in this list. Vandalblast allows you to blow up all your opponent's mana rocks and other troublesome artifacts. Incendiary Command does double duty as a Pyroclasm and a Wheel effect. This way, Locust God survives and remakes your board after you burn the little dudes.

Last thing to consider is upgrading your vanilla and french vanilla creatures to things that always play into your game plan. That's just a part of searching your collection for cool cards you've always wanted to try out and then trying them out!

Good luck brewing!

anton6776 on yer a wizard, zombie

2 months ago

Library of Leng is great in Nekusar for avoiding your own discards. Also no max hand size is nice. Perplex is nice as a counterspell if you need it, but its real value is in tutoring for 3 cmc cards. I think Eye of the Storm is really funny in Nekusar if you can get multiple wheel effects on it. Whirlpool Warrior is a wheel effect on a stick. Ebony Owl Netsuke is a good pain card.

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