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

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

6 days ago

Delta-117, I enjoyed reading your experience with the game. I started magic back in 2002 during the Onslaught block. I played off and on between high school, college and now as an adult with a professional job. I consider myself a "serious-casual" - I don't participate in drafts/game day/FNM/tournaments often, but I do frequent my lgs from time to time. Additionally, I have one really high end deck in my format of choice. I also have a few other decks for less serious play - casual EDH or casual. As the years go on, i'll just maintain and update this deck while picking up a few new cards here and there, or maybe a Commander deck that looks interesting.

As for the trading of cards that turn out to be more valuable down the road...hindsight is 20/20. I've traded away more Fetchlands than I could count...back in onslaught I remember getting annoyed because all I would seem to open were Polluted Deltas...I traded away a foil one. So yeah, I feel your pain. Every time I go to this page I always cringe a little bit looking at TCGPlayer's pricetag on this deck, I feel so silly spending so much money on just...cardboard. Best believe I didn't spend $3K...more like...$1,500-$1,700. I like to think of this deck as a reminder for me to keep my spending under control.

Sliver Queen, my favorite sliver unfortunately will never have a new printing due to her being on the reserved list. So when new slivers are printed demand for her will likely rise...so if you do plan on getting the legendary Slivers, i'd go for her first. But be weary, decks that have her have combos built around her, so you will have to make room for the other cards that compliment her directly i.e. Mana Echoes, Basal Sliver, and Training Grounds just to name a few. If you want to focus on strictly aggro, then she may not contribute as much. I'd say Sliver Legion would be your best choice. If we do see Sliver Queen in the future, then I think she'd have to be an all new planeswalker...which would be AMAZING. If she also had a built in tutor ability, then she'd obviously be the new general of this deck...but one can dream.

It's always a pleasure talking magic with you Delta-117, please keep me posted with whatever stuff you find. Additionally, i'm working on a page for Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, but progress is slow because i'm lazy. But I promise you once it debuts, it'll be a really awesome deck page...and a good casual deck as well.

Abhinav7354 on If a 4/4 creature with ...

1 week ago

In my playgroup, I have a 4/4 creature with protection from black that I use but recently my friend bought a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder commander deck and we got into a couple of arguements on whether I should take the one trample damage or not.

Yesterday on Would a Strionic Resonator cause ...

1 week ago

Say I have a Strionic Resonator on the battlefield and a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is swinging in at an opponent with double strike, I activate the Strionic Resonator targeting Yidris' triggered ability upon dealing combat damage.

I believe I can only target one instance of the two times Yidris' ability would be triggered, causing spells I cast from my hand to gain three instances of cascade. Is that right?

Bhaal666 on A good deck for 100 ...

1 week ago

100 bucks is hard but if you start with a precon and make a few upgrades it should be possible to come out with something good. Any of the 4-color precons are good though 4-colors itself can be hard to handle so you could take a look at other precons if you are new to the game. any hints on what you like to play? tokens? voltron? control? hug? slug? etc etc.

all of the 4-color commander precons start decent but they are precons so they need upgrading.

Breya, Etherium Shaper is a great combo commander, artifacts can easily infinite combo without you even realizing it. Of course you can avoid the combos and still make a really good deck.

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder makes a great voltron and storm commander. Storm is a combo strategy so if you are wanting to avoid that he becomes a very efficient voltron deck. free stuff left and right!

Saskia the Unyielding this is probably the worst of the 4-color because aggro is weak in a 40 life multiplayer game. she is able to make aggro work if you use Furnace of Rath or other damage doublers, she is good just beating 3+ people with combat damage is not easy. does get around pillow fort if that is an issue.

Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis this deck is high on value but is a hug deck. that is not everyones cup of tea and often needs to combo off to win if winning is possible. I would say this one likely needs the most upgrades to send it in a direction.

Atraxa, Praetors' Voice the most expensive and easiest to go nuts with the fewest upgrades. im not sure there is much more to say...

Mephalos on Another lost Atraxa player ...

1 week ago

Hey there everyone, it's my first post here and one of first builds I've done so far for commander. Im pretty new to the Commander, just recently came back to MTG after about 15 years, so dont be harsh ;).

I've created a deck lead by Atraxa, Praetors' Voice - Atraxa Hybridand the main problem I have with my playgroup is if we get 4 + ppl at the table (1vs1 or 1vs1vs1 is doing kinda good) I tend to get stomped early and from then controlled to the end of the game while I cant do anything.I face a mixture of: Boros, Geist of Saint Traft, with some controll/stacks and two quite strong infinite combo'ing Breya, Etherium Shaper/Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. Decks are from 150$ to pretty much 1000$ + so it varies a lot.

As you can see this deck can ramp pretty quickly and by turn 4-5 can have a very strong board presence that is just flashy enough to call for a board wipe or simply mass hate.

I do understand there are two ways to do it from here, I can either try to make it stronger or try it to fly under the radard a bit, but the main problem is, I need to put stuff on the board to evolve it and prolifirate ...

Please have a look at it and give me some fedback about what I should change.

enpc on Should I update the commander?

1 week ago

I used to run a Melek, Izzet Paragon deck which turned into a Riku of Two Reflections deck which then turned into a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck. He is a,lot of fun but I did find that the theme of the deck quite heavily changed with each rebuild. It definitely has a,much heavier storm focus now. But yeah, Yidris is good fun. I would recommend running Slip Through Space if you're going to play him.

KillDatBUG on Help a picky OCD wreck ...

2 weeks ago

Hm.. Not really sure how that's OCD, but whatever. I guess you could play Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder if you wanted to play all of that?

NippDip on Yidris Storm

1 month 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.

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