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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Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder Discussion

kanokarob on What is the best superfriends ...

2 weeks ago

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder lacks White and Narset, Enlightened Master lacks Black and Green, all of which are really important colors for superfriends, even if you think Red isn't. Tamiyo, Field Researcher, Ajani Steadfast, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Liliana Vess, Sorin Markov, etc. Not to mention mana fixing cards like Oath of Nissa and protective cards like Sphere of Safety.

dlamars on What is the best superfriends ...

2 weeks ago

Eh I think honestly Atraxa and Ramos are hella borrrring and vanilla. Narset, Enlightened Master is my preference but Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is pretty fun too. Always nice to have something to do on your turn rather than loyalty counters, pass.

Chickens_are_awesome on What is the best superfriends ...

2 weeks ago

What do you think is the best commander for superfriends? I have been trying to decide between Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Ramos, Dragon Engine, Narset, Enlightened Master and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Chickens_are_awesome on Best superfriends commander

2 weeks ago

What do you think is the best commander for superfriends? I have been try to decide between Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Ramos, Dragon Engine, Narset, Enlightened Master and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

SlavicGhaespar on A Girl's Best Friend is an Eldrazi

2 weeks ago

Oh.. I just figured out. Since you are in those colors. You can also play Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Maelstrom Wanderer and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. So you can maximize triggers from Kaervek and Vial Smasher :)

brandonsperry25 on Moskstraumen

1 month ago

No problem at all sir. I tend to take things with a grain of salt. Can never be to sure of peoples intention without knowing the tone they are speaking in.

My fault for not checking the accordions. I assumed they were links to other deck lists. Entropic Uprising being the Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder precon if I remember correctly.

So, I have looked at them now and if I was going to give any sort of constructive criticism I guess it would just be titles so people know exactly what they are looking at. I appreciate the creativity though so don't scrap them just to please me or others for that matter.

While I'm at it, I thought of another card. I use it in a black red discard deck that has no creatures working with Megrim and Liliana's Caress. Burning Inquiry. It might help here with all the discard you have going on. Only drawback being the random discard on your end. You may be wanting something in hand and discard it away by chance. Then again, you could run Library of Leng to prevent the card loss. Something to think about.

girlyvader on The Roil: Chaos in 5C

1 month ago


I've looked at trimming white and/or black multiple times over the year and a half I've spent using and tweaking this deck, but I can't find a way to retain the frankly insane ramp this specific manabase offers. Lack of mana actually isn't an issue I have to deal with often, which is why I've taken to following the IT maxim of "If it works when all the rules you know say it shouldn't, don't touch it" and am rather unwilling to mess with the manabase.

Psychic Battle has been on my 'include this' list for a while and will be slotted in as soon as I actually remember it exists when trading.

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is both a creature, which I've themed the deck not to have, and something which, when played, allows the opponents to mentally assign the deck as being a very odd storm deck. It doesn't matter that the assumption is wrong; it allows the more serious players I often face online to form a plan against the deck.

Perplexing Chimera isn't included because it is both a creature and, given what my relevant large spells are, usually more effective against me than the opponents I'm facing.

Endless Whispers was actually in the deck, however it was cut because I play this deck primarily online, which means I have no clue what I'm facing and the decks tend to be more serious/less creature heavy. Order of Succession is perfect for the one thing I actually want it for: messing up the many, many decks who rely almost entirely on their command in the early/mid phases of the match. If I were playing this physically, I'd definitely swap them back.

Witch Hunt is a placeholder for Psychic Battle, though I might try putting Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder into that slot just to see if it's worth dropping the no creatures theme to include it.

MagicalHacker on The Roil: Chaos in 5C

1 month ago

Looking good :D There are definitely a ton of chaos effects, so while I would drop Order of Succession, Mindmoil, Telemin Performance, and Witch Hunt for Endless Whispers, Yidris and Friends, Psychic Battle, and Perplexing Chimera, it really depends on what type(s) of chaos you want to cause, and how much of each type if multiple types. I find using the custom categories to be very helpful in looking at the deck to see what effects I have too much of and what I don't have enough of. For example, you could aim for 10 cards that draw you more, 10 cards that ramp and smooth your mana, 7 chaos cards that switch control of stuff, 7 chaos cards that make people's instant/sorceries target different things than what they want or get copied, 7 aikido cards, 3 board wipes, 4 cards that protect your stuff, 7 cards that change board states drastically, and 7 cards that help you cast more stuff. Those number can be tweaked as the deck is built, but building it that way let's your decision making be easier (it's easier to cut a card from 7 slots than from 62 slots), and ensure that you don't have a hand full of cards that all do the same thing that isn't chaotic enough for a particular board state (diversification is easier when you know what diverse effects you want).

Also, I will say that with only four white cards in the deck, I would be thinking about whether or not I want to change the commander to the aforementioned Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder for chaos in the command zone and a bit of an easier time with mana.


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