Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Legendary Creature — Ogre Wizard


Whenever Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deals combat damage to a player, as you cast spells from your hand this turn, they gain cascade. (When you cast the spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder Discussion

griffstick on Partner FRENZY

1 day ago

I thought I had to use those 3 you mentioned in this post. But if not I have got some good ones.

First one is easy Maralen of the Mornsong partnered with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled (maniacal laughing ensues)

Second one is fun but strong too. Maelstrom Wanderer partnered with Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

The third is just funny. Morophon, the Boundless partnered with Progenitus

Emuron on Add Wheel Tag

4 days ago

I think adding a tag for the Wheel archetype would be nice. I know that Forcefeed is a thing here, but Wheel isn't necessarily set as Forcefeed, especially in commanders such as Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder .

Boza on Mildly competitive storm commander?

1 week ago

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder list I made ages ago that is quite budget friendly, if you skip Wheel of Fortune (used to be 15 bucks back then):


BMHKain on The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

2 weeks ago

@king-saproling: I feel misguided w/ this CHAOS Commander. I actually wanted some suggestions on what you'd think is a better CHAOS CMDR; & what to suggest in there.

Unless you want me to change Color Identity, All I can think of is Okaun, Eye of Chaos & Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom . But does it have to be all Coinflip & nothing more?

The best I got is either Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , any 5-Color that's not Karona, False God , or The First Sliver . BTW, Zedruu the Greathearted might be a possible Group Hug CMDR of Mine; but there are others gambiting for this role Including One King... & Two Rulers of a Major Theros Area...

I can't decide which to choose; though I'm on the Bend for Yidris again, or even Jodah, Archmage Eternal ; both of which suits my needs, but even I'd like to find the right balance of CHAOS for the 99. That said, I'd rather have my CHAOS both Not only Just Right, but also strong enough to end the opinion that they're just casual trash.

Any thoughts?

BMHKain on MagicalHacker

1 month ago

@MagicalHacker: So, for awhile now, I've been working on a CHAOS deck Running Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder that also seems to have some degree upon Draw/Discard/Mill/Wheels, as long as it comes from a Library; be it Hand, Deck, Grave, Exile, or maybe a zone that counts as "Outside of Play" not counting a Sideboard (Please, WotC… Just do that... :/). There's just one snag. The cards actually have to benefit more to the user of this deck while everyone is suffering from such effects' Consequences. I actually think I'm deterring away from One-Sided CHAOS because of this. Decklist you're wondering? Well, it's missing 38 cards on-purpose; those count for the Anonymous Land Base. Ah what the heck, check it.

Yidris CHAOS Rends Our Cards, but only I Benefit.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


I love how you organized both your decks & your List of stuff. Since this deck has the "Glint-Eye"; no pun intended, I would like to know the Staple Function Sections that include 1-Sided effects; but also, I wonder if anything good exists outside of ; Yidris was a Grixisite himself after all.

Finally, this'll sound stupid, but I'm also working on a Mono- deck that benefits from everything it hates as well. I'd show it, but I ponder if you do want to know that later on. That said, what 1-sided stuff resides in which Staple Function Sections? Just mention the sections, & I'll pursue.

Worst case Scenario, I do a Pramikon, Sky Rampart Group Hug that punishes for the Hugs... XP

Keep up the great work, man! :D

Blood_berserker98 on 4 color sac

2 months ago

Hi everyone thanks for coming to help me. I want to build a 4 color Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder focusing on sacrifice mechanics i tried to use EDHrec but the only sacrifice deck that it puts in for Yidris is an eldarazi tribal deck that isn't really what I'm looking to build some suggestions on where to start and decent cards would be great. Thanks again and looking forward to your suggestions

BMHKain on

2 months ago

Actually, I'll give you guys a choice on the matter. Should I run Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , or Karona, False God ? I'm thinking of adding some , but this would also sacrifice any potential CHAOS has as a Deck Archetype that it's potential has never been revealed...


BMHKain on

3 months ago

@MindAblaze: As I was about to rebuild Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder from scratch, I will agree on the following:

  1. I do agree that some fat is underpowered in their own way. As I'm currently pondering this predicament, I'm starting low to see what abilities are truly underpowered in addition; thus deserving the Zweihander's Cleave .

  2. Just replaced them Rings w/ Whatever a Resonator is... .

  3. As for Stompy Aggro: Would I put Vanilla Fat in? I do like some consistency; (Glares Demonically at Hamletback Goliath .) but seriously, I may as well cut some while I'm on a case. For now though, I've stuff to do...

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