Wrexial, the Risen Deep


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders 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
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Legendary Creature — Kraken

Islandwalk, swampwalk

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

DrukenReaps on Dimir Doppling

3 weeks 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

1 month ago

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

Craven183 on Heavy Grinder

2 months ago

With an average CMC of 4.02 it looks like you could use more mana ramp like Mind Stone, Thran Dynamo, Dark Ritual, etc.

Might I suggest Wall of Blood as a risky, but delicious creature you can abuse? Also Paradox Engine would work absolute wonders in here- especially with more mana rocks!

Love the list and am a big fan of your inclusion of Wrexial, the Risen Deep! Good luck and I hope my suggestions help!

DrukenReaps on Best Mill Commanders?

2 months ago

In that case I really can't stress Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge enough, She fits perfectly and the red can give extra combats. But if you insist on dimir.

Dralnu, Lich Lord seems terrible to me with that downside. Unless you can get enough permanents I just see Blasphemous Act and friends ruining your day over and over... Just my opinion though if you can get him to work then cool. And Kess, Dissident Mage seems like a strict upgrade from Dralnu.

Wrexial, the Risen Deep can be pretty good, you'll use all the normal mill stuff like Trepanation Blade and Fleet Swallower. Expect to win more do to his damage rather than mill unless you pull some wicked spells off your opponents. Stormtide Leviathan, Spreading Seas, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and similar can make him rather terrifying. I would also have Lazav, Dimir Mastermind in the 99 because he is good and if your meta is too low on sorceries/instants you can switch them.

This site is a good place to start, though it is not all knowing:


This page is less mill oriented but potentially useful:


And here is pure gold for you:


DrukenReaps on Best Mill Commanders?

2 months ago

The Mimeoplasm is a good one. Usually people go self mill or do something dumb with Hermit Druid but I recently threw together Mimeoplasm Just Millin' Around. The general idea being to mill everyone and occasionally cast mimeo whenever a good combination of creatures end up in graveyards.

Some others that benefit from mill or use mill (I have little to no experience with any of these):

Stitcher Geralf- annoy everyone all at once and usually get large tokens

The Scarab God- exile problem things like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth in response to the ability hitting the stack so the next time you mill out that person it is gone. Also you get the 4/4 version which is hilarious.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind- no direct mill but able to do some funny stuff.

Wrexial, the Risen Deep- rather expensive and doesn't mill directly but benefits from it.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist- A bit meh by himself with how little he gets but he won't be by himself. worth noting if he hits things like Sol Ring then no one gets to have the ring except you.

Szadek, Lord of Secrets- very similar to what you have now but more linear. You know how much you get with this guy where as your current one could whiff.

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge- Likely to be one of the stronger ones. Cast every bodies stuff!

Master_Of_Obscure_Blue_Spells on It's Not Like You Use Cards To Play Or Anything

4 months ago

Would you consider Wrexial, the Risen Deep as a threat? He's sort of a hidden gem for mill decks.

Pieguy396 on Mirko Vosk, god of mill

4 months ago

Hey there! This deck looks pretty solid already, and I don't know how much I can help - it's already in great shape. Here's a few suggestions:

  • Grisly Spectacle is a little expensive for an EDH removal spell, but it accomplishes two tasks at once, which can be very valuable.
  • Cyclonic Rift is one of the best EDH board wipes in existence, and belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever.
  • Sire of Stagnation can get out of hand pretty quickly with all of the card draw and mill it provides.
  • Counterspell also belongs in pretty much every Blue deck ever due to its extreme efficiency and versatility.
  • Wrexial, the Risen Deep doesn't mill by itself, but takes heavy advantage of the mill effects in your deck.
  • Sepulchral Primordial for the same reason as above.
  • Whispersilk Cloak can protect your commander and ensure his attacks connect.
  • Whispering Madness is sneakily a mill card, forcing your opponents to draw and discard repeatedly.
  • Windfall also has the same effect.
  • Same with Jace's Archivist.
  • Undead Alchemist also causes some serious mill stuff.
  • There's basically no reason not to run Command Tower.
  • Bojuka Bog turns off any graveyard shenanigans your opponents have going on.

If you're looking for cards to cut, I'd start with:

In any case, hope this helps!

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