Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Sorcery

Destroy all creatures with flying.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Starter 1999 (S99) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Legality

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

Whirlwind occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Whirlwind Discussion

slashdotdash on Green stompy

1 month ago

This is not bad at all. I have a couple of suggestions off the top of my mind though...

-----Organization-----

First off, I highly recommend using custom tags to sort your cards. To do this, go into the "edit" mode where you can see your card list. It will look something like:

1xArbor Elf

1xBeast Within

1xShared Summons

You can then add tags by using #Category after a card. For example:

1xArbor Elf #Ramp

This will assign Arbor Elf to the "Ramp" category. Unsorted cards are assigned to "Other" by default.

I recommend these categories;

  • Ramp (Aim for 12-16 of these. A card that costs more than 4 mana is too slow to be reliably called Ramp)
  • Draw (At least 12)
  • Removal (Around 8, make sure you can deal with other commanders/creatures!!!)
  • Sweepers (Boardwipes, Green doesn't really have many it's okay)
  • Support (Stuff that isn't obviously powerful but makes certain cards in the deck busted. Examples are your equipment)
  • Lands (Obviously. Aim for 34-37. This deck wants 34-36)

The remaining cards can be categorized based on the specific inner-workings of your deck. For example, this deck might have a "Big Bois" category for creatures that are just huge.

Depending on your sorting preferences, it can by okay to tag one creature with multiple tags. For example;

1x Thorn Mammoth #Removal #Big_Boi

Onto my Card Suggestions:

-----Suggestions-----

Onto the cards I would suggest cutting:

-----Cuts-----

  • Elixir of Immortality . Your deck doesn't ever want to be in a game where this utility would be useful. This card simply doesn't do much. You already have Eternal Witness and if you really want a late-game reload, try Creeping Renaissance or Seasons Past .
  • Gigantosaurus is alright, but I'm not in love with a 10/10 with no abilities. I know, I know, he makes Ghalta cost only 2, but I still think there are better options. Trust me when I say a creature with some sort of utility is preferable here. Ideas include the aforementioned Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage or a fight creature such as Thorn Mammoth or even another removal creature like Woodfall Primus or Terastodon (sorry, I know these are all really high CMC). Generally, cards that don't have some sort of utility are just not going to save your life when things get ugly.
  • New Horizons and Gift of Paradise could be replaced with faster ramp. For the sake of having creatures (for cards like Guardian Project and Beast Whisperer , not to mention Ghalta, Primal Hunger ), it would even be better to run Wood Elves , Springbloom Druid , Yavimaya Dryad , or Farhaven Elf .
  • Diamond Mare just isn't relevant. Sorry, but if you are in a position where gaining a small amount of life matters, odds are any other good green card would have done more to prevent you from being in such a bad spot. Your deck wants to be the aggressor, and quite honestly your offense will be so scary that most opponents wouldn't even consider attack out of fear of provoking you and simultaneously tapping their defenders. It isn't uncommon for a Green deck to retain the highest life total for a long time without the need for lifegain.
  • I think you have a few too many artifacts. Remember that your commander LOVES having creatures on the field, so finding ways to turn your artifact utility into creature utility will go far.
  • Staff of Nin is very slow and could be something like Garruk's Packleader instead.

-----Conclusion-----

All things considered, you've got a reasonably strong lineup. In a broad sense, I would recommend finding ways to include creatures with utility, since Ghalta appreciates bodies on the board and interaction allows you to curb your opponents' shenanigans as much as possible. Additionally and as I noted, there are fairly budget-friendly ramp options for the deck that are purely faster. Remember to keep a close eye on your Ramp and Draw, as these are the lifeblood of a commander deck, midrange especially.

It is worth mentioning that I never go below 34 lands. 35, and 36 are usually safe, so if you find yourself land-starved just add like 2 Forests and that should help.

Overall, you've done a good job though. Good luck making edits and please feel free to contact me about further changes/advice. I LOVE deckbuilding and Green is one of my colors ;)

ClockworkSwordfish on Sachi, Extreme Sub $14 Budget EDH

5 months ago

Do you find you actually have enough uses for all that mana you will be generating? You could dump it all into something like Domesticated Hydra , Feral Hydra or Kazandu Tuskcaller as a win condition. Urza's Blueprints and/or Arcane Encyclopedia are likewise affordable card draw pieces that don't interfere with your land drops the way Mercadian Atlas does.

I also doubt Blanchwood Armor is much more expensive than Aspect of Wolf, or Whirlwind more than Crosswinds - just some ideas for upgrades!

sub780lime on Multani, Yavimay's Avatar - The Land is Angry

7 months ago

Alright, I did a little test after some games and put every piece of ramp/fetch/land support card in one pile. I was actually surprised at just how ridiculous it was. I also realized I could use a little more balance on my removal, card draw, recursion. So, with that, I made the following updates:

Cards Out Chord of Calling , Greater Good , Grow from the Ashes , Hickory Woodlot , Memorial to Unity , Mulch , Undergrowth Champion .

Cards in Beast Within , Finale of Devastation , Ghalta, Primal Hunger , Pattern of Rebirth , Seasons Past , Triumph of the Hordes , Whirlwind .

Comments welcome, of course.

Oros on Kiora, Big Boi Beckoner

8 months ago

Silklash Spider can repeatedly wipe all flyers. It's a 2/7 reach boi that's also a Windstorm on a stick. Whirlwind would be another good option.

McToters on Do you even lift, bro?!

10 months ago

[email protected]_only thanks for the comment!

Funny enough, I have been debating about Rude Awakening and Silklash Spider for some time now. I actually just took out Whirlwind because i tend to agree it feels too limited (i totally know I should probably have a way or two to deal with flying). Silklash is strictly better actually if I decide to put something like that back in. I also just got my hands on All Is Dust as a general wipe which is great.

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