Wrexial, the Risen Deep


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Legendary Creature — Kraken

Islandwalk, swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island or a Swamp.)

Whenever Wrexial, the Risen Deep deals combat damage to a player, you may cast target instant or sorcery card from that player's graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Wrexial, the Risen Deep Discussion

VanVlaenderenP on Control Hand Discard Hand

1 month ago

Your Wrexial, the Risen Deep is useless. You can only recall cards which won’t have any target anymore.

Did you check any specters?

WhichKing on

1 month ago

I have a deck with a similar concept! I think you could do with some reactive answers (like Reality Shift, Pongify and Rapid Hybridization). Not sure if you'd want to switch the denser mana rocks for 2CMC rocks instead to get you started faster in the early-to-mid game.

I came to a similar conclusion about the lack of proactive wincons in clone decks. If you are willing to change up commanders, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, The Scarab God, The Mimeoplasm, Wrexial, the Risen Deep are possible options that can carry a clone heavy theme whilst being better able to serve as wincons in their own right.

Regoober on John Stuart Mill

1 month ago

Pretty Cool Deck! I'm guessing you've already discussed with your playgroup playing a non-legendary commander so I'll move right into suggestions.

First off, Phenax, God of Deception and your commander? Woof. (It could even be a sub-in commander if someone gives you a hard time about having a non-legendary commander.) Additionally, Szadek, Lord of Secrets can be a potent swinger, but may be a little two high CMC to be competitive.

How about ways to get bonus value off of your big-buster spells like Traumatize? Primal Amulet  Flip Flipped, Mirari both get you cheap, repeatable copies of spells... You're currently running a LOT of creatures and a few Instants/Sorceries, so maybe not great to slot yet, but I feel like you'll be moving away from hard-line rogues when you're not hitting as well as you'd want. Not saying I don't like the tribal, I just think you want more interaction.

Since you have a lot of permanents, Altar of the Brood is an Auto-include, IMO. it starts doing work from turn one and adds mill to your land-drops. Also, since you're tribal rogues, Notorious Throng is the #1 best Prowl card out there. Also works nicely with Altar of the Brood and your commander.

I like to test Strionic Resonator in any deck I run with a commander w/ triggered abilities. For {2}, you get a second instance of mill. It may not be good enough for that reason, but it's a versatile enabler for ETB triggers, too, like Gonti, Lord of Luxury.

Let's get more value from your opponent's graveyards. Both Diluvian Primordial and Sepulchral Primordial get you value from EACH of your opponents' graveyards which make them great cards in this multiplayer free-for-all format. Wrexial, the Risen Deep also nets you free casts which trigger your commander. Spelltwine is cool because you get one of theirs and one of yours.

Finally, your commander is Lethal and FAST. You're going to want to protect that. Whispersilk Cloak at the MINIMUM needs to be in because it gives you evasion, too. In addition, Swiftfoot Boots and/or Lightning Greaves to make sure it sticks around and can swing for that juicy 21+ commander. Other Evasion-type cards: Aqueous Form, Artful Dodge, etc. may get you through the chump blockers, too.

I hope that helps!

Atrabilogie on {U/W} Control

2 months ago

Also, I doubt that this could be an option but I know an interesting card that can synergise well with this deck.

Momentary Blink

It can be used to trigger Torrential Gearhulk and Reflector Mage abilities.

This Momentary Blink can actually be a counterspell through Torrential Gearhulk, if you choose Unwind or Rewind, it actually untaps more lands than you've used. That's very helpful to cast a full powered Sphinx's Revelation at your opponent's endphase.

I'm new here so let me just relink you correctly my decklist :

3 Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

1 Skeletal Vampire

1 Dralnu, Lich Lord

2 Dreadship Reef

1 Underground River

3 Dimir Aqueduct

9 Island

2 Swamp

3 Desert

3 Drowned Catacomb

4 Rune Snag

3 Spell Snare

4 Rewind

4 Think Twice

4 Mystical Teachings

1 Seize the Soul

3 Mana Leak

1 Cancel

4 Repeal

1 Cremate

1 Last Gasp

1 Sudden Death


3 Persecute

4 Deathmark

1 Slay

1 Seize the Soul

1 Trickbind

2 Moonlight Bargain

1 Spell Snare

1 Dreadship Reef

1 Darkblast

Things I added :


Hero's Downfall

Wrexial, the Risen Deep (not very strong but cool card)

Venser, Shaper Savant

DrukenReaps on Phenax Copy Mill

3 months ago

You certainly could do that with Oona. So the only thing I feel like you are sure of is you want UB which is a very fun color combination. Some wincons for this color combo are mill, aggro, control and voltron.

Mill is pretty straight forward. Oona is great for this. Normally this is considered to be a weak strategy in commander and people are not wrong in that assertion but it can be downright devastating against non-graveyard decks.

Aggro is a bit weird in commander since you need 40 damage to multiple opponents asap. It isn't easy but UB has a ton of unblockable. The result here is that people need to use all their board wipes and spot removal on dumb things like Inkfathom Infiltrator.

Control is what you already have going here. Again I'm not a fan of the guy but Dralnu works for this. I would definitely contact someone that uses him on this website if you want to use him. Other good control commanders are Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, Taigam, Sidisi's Hand, or Dragonlord Silumgar.

Voltron really depends on the commander. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, and Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker can all work really well for this. This tends to be a weaker strategy.

But my #1 suggestion is just to look at the different legends here https://edhrec.com/commanders/ub and pick the one you like the look and feel of. Most important in commander is that you have fun playing the deck which means enjoying the look of it and enjoying how it plays.

babushkasara on All hail the ancient crab

4 months ago

I'm currently procrastinating, so I have more suggestions.

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