Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Mythic Rare

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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

NippDip on Yidris Storm

1 week ago

Waste Not seems like it could be helpful in generating tons of cards, mana, and creatures whenever you wheel. I play it in my Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck and it can win the game on it's own.

Wizno on Best Way to Combat Competitive ...

3 weeks ago

Hello All!

I'm seeking the community's assistance for thoughts on how best to adjust to my current EDH meta. My LGS is rampant with various storm decks and while everyone usually has a good time, I think there is a collective consensus that it's getting dull to sit through match after match of Storm players taking ungodly long turns. So I am turning to the community to see what types of decks/cards you would recommend to combat this type of meta.

Right now one player runs 3 different storm decks:

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip
Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic (which is a Storm/Doomsday deck)

There are also at least two Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder decks running around too.

blackhawk22 on Yidris voltron

3 weeks ago

Terramorphic Expanse is in there because I haven't finished the mana base, as it is the last thing I do and I plan on adding in some basics too take out some of the dual color lands that come into play tapped.

Bloom Tender with Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder would tap for ubrg.

Vial Smasher the Fierce works well with cascade because the first spell I want to cast each turn wants to be high costed. But as a whole he was iffy from the get go. So I will cut him.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang is good recursion and a cascade of 6 mana that I can cast for 1.

Sangromancer, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf and Waste Not are all in there to make the Wheel of Fortune type cards better and give me more value from using them. That's also why Burgeoning and Exploration are there. I play a wheel, draw 7 cards and then play 2 lands on my turn and third on an opponents.

No Mercy would be better pick. Coastal Piracy can be cut because it helps all of my creatures and I only need to pump up one dude.

Laboratory Maniac is in there because of my 7 wheel cards, plus all the cascading I should be doing. Almost every card I cast might be hitting for 1-2 more spells. I could easily burn through my deck relatively quickly.

I will have to do some research but I don't think that there are many Omnath, Locus of Mana type cards.

filkinsmark on Yidris voltron

3 weeks ago

Do you realize you have no basic lands? If that's intentional, cool, but then take out Terramorphic Expanse and it's twin.

How does Bloom Tender work? If you have Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder out, and you tap it, do you get 4 mana- one of each color? Or 4 mana of one color? Or one mana of one of those 4 colors, as you choose?

I think we could look at cutting;Vial Smasher the Fierce, Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Sangromancer, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Laboratory Maniac (sideboard against mill/control), Horizon Chimera--> Mostly due to them either not helping your main goal of a big/bad Yidris, or not being worth their cost, and I'm sure we could find better picks for those slots.

Waste Not (You have very little discard outlets, same reasoning I got rid of Nath), instead of Dissipation Field run No Mercy, you have so many triggers for drawing cards- is Coastal Piracy worth it? I think we could cut this and a few more. Between Burgeoning and Exploration, I think you should cut both- just based off of looking at other decks here (everyone expects them to be great, and always ends up taking them out due to lack luster performance)- but at the very least, choose between the two.

Your enchantment list is gonna be hard to cut man, they all look sweet haha

I think an important thing to add would be some way to keep your mana throughout phases and steps... Omnath, Locus of Mana-ish, but with other colors haha

Rhadamanthus on If I cascade from and ...

1 month ago

You can use double square brackets around a card's name to link it. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone reading your question understands what's going on: Blue Sun's Zenith, and let's assume either Maelstrom Nexus or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

In your example the Blue Sun's Zenith with X=4 will have a converted mana cost (CMC) of 7. In most circumstances, an in a card's mana cost counts as 0 for the purposes of calculating its CMC. However, when the spell is on the stack the symbol will instead count as whatever value you chose for X as you cast the spell.

enpc on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

n0bunga: I like the direction it's going. Not sure how I feel about the -9 but other than that it's cool.

Lilbrudder: I know Yawgmoth is supposed to be broken :P If he Magus of the Will'd (i.e. exiled himself) to do his thing then it might be a little more balanced. Plus you could get rid of the 4 card requirement.

And yeah, I get that the elf is broken. I might make her a 1/2 instead. I love Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder and Paradox Engine, but I wanted to make somethign that had hints of both. Plus being able to run Maelstrom Nexus in a deck is really nice.

Daedalus19876: hue hue hue, ally :D

NippDip on Yidris Storm

1 month ago

The main cards in my Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that you don't have here are:

  1. More cantrips (Ponder, Preordain, Serum Visions)

  2. Temur Ascendancy. Being able to attack with Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder immediately makes him much less prone to removal.

  3. Lastly, Past in Flames or Yawgmoth's Will. Combined with rituals and cantrips, they can bring your storm count up to crazy levels. (My record is 33.)

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