Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) 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

Hissp on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

8 hours ago

Athraithe The point is that I've seen many people post to this list saying, "Hey here's a new spin on a commander/deck you all may not have seen, let's discuss!" Some people haven't done their homework, omitting basic cEDH staples like dual lands and Mana Crypt. Some of us have done our homework and are presenting the best possible list for a given commander.

Many of the Voltron staples like Uril, the Miststalker are sitting in tier 3 where they belong. Uril, the Miststalker literally never wins a game on turn 3. If you want to make the argument that there's too much spot removal in cEDH and without hexproof the deck can't compete no matter how fast it is, then that's a thoughtful discussion we could have.

I don't understand what your fixation with combat damage is because you haven't explained it. Doesn't Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder rely on combat damage? Similar to Yidris the primary goal of my Godo deck is to hit 1 person once and win that very same turn.

Almost every month you get someone new posting a deck idea to this list only for people to flame them because their deck would never match up against top tier decks. I never claimed anything close to what buildingadeck implied in his sarcastic response, and I don't see how that kind of toxicity is helping anyone.

Many times people like me are excited about the idea we've stumbled upon and overestimate its potential. I've conceded that my original tier 2 assertion was a reach, especially given that I've only played the deck a handful of times so far.

I've already advocated for consolidating all the lower tiers -- including much of tier 3 -- to non-competitive. Until that happens we're going to be arguing about whether my deck is more competitive than Aurelia, the Warleader, not whether it's more competitive than Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge or Sidisi, Undead Vizier.

Onlytruereject on Calamity is coming...

1 week ago


For start, absolute superb advice mate. Let me just break things down in the same manner you have so we can discuss this in best details.

  1. Heading that Mayael only helps 4 creatures is disappointing but refreshing to hear at the same time. Very nice catch and Ill be sure to replace her with something Ive had on the back burner.

  2. Mana fetches!!! While I agree that Zacama works best with physical mana, having the mana rocks is mainly to help ramp and get Zacama out faster. I do want to add the cards you suggested here, they just seem hard to come by at my LGS for some reason. Especially Skyshroud Claim seems to never be in stock. Very well noted though.

In terms of combos, I am by far not opposed to combo decks lol. I run a competitive Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck and have no problem with free spells or combos. I feel Paradox Engine is needed for all Zacama decks as having it on the field and casting Zacama will untap absolutely everything. While combos arent necessary, they might be nice. Paradox Engine is one card I wont be taking out.

  1. Ill have consider both of these. Not bad ideas here.

  2. Infinite combos are certainly not something Im against. I have a simic deck that can pretty much play my whole deck in a single turn. Will certainly look into this.

  3. Ill check out this deck and will give pointers if you can do the same and check out some of my others as well.

irisfibers on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 weeks ago


Your optimized Xenagos is actually a really interesting deck. I honestly hadn't really ever though of doing the whole infinite combat phases with it for multiplayer (not sure why cause it seems super obvious now). I have a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that does exactly what your Xenagos does. Out of curiosity, do you actually own the full deck or is it just theoretical (the mana base is beautiful, that's why I ask)?

Just to say it, my build was originally a duel commander deck and I have been modifying it as a multiplayer deck to play against some of the higher tier stuff in my playgroup. It completely smashes in duel (turn 4/5 every game unless it's slowed down), especially since they changed the life total to 20. That's why all the anti-control stuff (Tyrant) is in there cause you're fighting stuff like Baral polymorph. Tuskodon is basically a finisher in Duel as well which is why it's still in there (a couple of early game points of damage with your elves and that's all you need). I recognize the deck needs a bit more "damage everyone" cards but even still it holds up really well as a multiplayer deck. But I hadn't ever considered Heartless Hidetsugu (that's definitely on my add list) and had forgotten about Chandra's Ignition so those are going into it.

DrukenReaps on Chaos Commanders

1 month ago

I'll warn you now that chaos can be annoying for the person playing it just as much as anyone else at the table.

Some commanders used for chaos:

Norin the Wary

Jhoira of the Ghitu

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Zedruu the Greathearted

Here are a bunch of other ideas:


Entrei on Jeskai STORM Commanders?

1 month ago

TBH Jeskai is a really bad color combo for storm.

I would say grixis, but you already expressed your disdain. Maybe Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder?

NV_1980 on Temur Storm

1 month ago


Just wanted to point out, you have Notion Thief in your deck, but your commanders do not have a black color identity. I think you should either remove the thief, or switch your commanders to Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder (which incidentally also works well with your game plan).

Happy gaming! FYI, please have a look at one of my decks if you have the time. I'd love the feedback.

bem77 on Maximum Durdlization

1 month ago

Removed Myr Battlesphere and added Etali, Primal Storm. Just seemed to fit with the theme of this deck very well. Probably need to add some haste enablers to the deck to take full advantage of Etali, Primal Storm and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder.

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