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

xander11 on PartyJ

13 hours ago

Hey PartyJ I am working on a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder Chaos deck and need help adding the cards from my maybe board to the deck while also adding in janky fun win cons that people wont ever really see coming. So far I can with with coin flips and with Lab Man but that's really it. Cascading Chaos, Depths of Insanity

Saucealicious on Nicol Bolas, the chaotic maelstrom dragon

1 week ago

Thanks for checking out my deck Harness the Maelstrom~ Yidris EDH! I hope you found the description useful and that you saw some cards that you might want to use for yourself :)

In general, make sure you have enough draw to keep your Cascade chains and Paradox Engine chains going. I have a list of interesting cards for my own deck, there's a lot of different things in it and everything might not be that good but if you look through it I'm sure you'll find something you like! Here's the link: Maybe Cards for Yidris EDH

For specific suggestions, on the top of my head I would recommend Arcanis the Omnipotent since he is just bonkers with your Paradox Engine strategy and maybe Yawgmoth's Will (don't be fooled by the card text, it has been updated. It does not count as casting cards from your hand. You will not Cascade from them!) since it's a cheaper Past in Flames, but it loses Flashback.

DonaldFuck: While you're right that Torment of Hailfire would not be a good card specifically for Cascading, it is still a really good card in and of itself, especially in a deck like this that can generate a ridicolous amount of mana with Paradox Engine. If you hit it while Cascading you could just put it on the bottom of the deck if you don't want to have it in your graveyard. While that would be a wasted Cascade you have to keep in mind that Cascade in a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder-deck is always a stapled-on bonus, you're rarely spending resources in order to get it! :D You're still casting a card normally, that card's effects are never lost even though the FREE Cascade might be a miss! :)

Qolorful on Jori En vs Arjun! Which ...

2 weeks ago

Of the two you are considering, I'd say Jori is better, because Arjun doesn't actually give you more cards than you had, so your hand will still shrink as you go with it. I think both of the alternate generals recommended prior would be stronger than jori though. I'd also say that if you aren't dedicated specifically to izzet, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is an amazing good stuff general, because it is incredible to get 1 or 2, or sometimes 7 cascade triggers off a casted spell

Quicksilver on Ramos "In response..."

1 month ago

Ramos is a broken powerhouse. Perhaps a Hardened Scales to speed up the process? A few more 3 and 4 color all stars might be useful too, Anafenza, the Foremost and Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder. Ydris nets you 4 +1/+1 counters, plus because you're casting another card with cascade, you get more counters for free.

golgariizzet on Wheel of Death (EDH)

1 month ago

neat i built a deck same colors but with Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder it is way more budget but i milled out 3 opponents and left myself with 7 cards it was a nice feeling.I HOPE U UNDERSTAAND, I WANT TO MILL YOUR HAAAAND!

enpc on Best storm commander?

1 month ago

As mentioned, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder is good for storm. His ability is awesome by itself and having a four colour commander gives you access to basically the best storm cards available, as well ad recursion.

pskinn01 on Best storm commander?

1 month ago

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge are the best storm options, but I like mizzix also as a spell slinger.

MoonTurtle7 on Best walker commander, not Atraxa

1 month ago

Narset, Enlightened Master is a HUGE superfriends enabler that can throw them out like crazy, While staying fairly safe. Though running creatures can get problematic, cause if you find your saving grace with her, too bad, she just exiled it. Which is why a lot of people run her as the commander and not a member of the 99.

Vorel of the Hull Clade with stuff like Mycosynth Lattice and Liquimetal Coating, there are a few things that can turn your superfriends into artifacts. to which Vorel can then double it. throw in doubling season on top of that BAM you got some scary shenanigans going on. Though no red.

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder can be superfriends friendly, but you lose some of the safer Planeswalkers like Ajani and Gideon (the same can be said for vorel) Which is honestly pretty minor. Unlike Maelstrom Wanderer Yidris can use the golgari planewalkers, cascading from Garruk, Apex Predator into Vraska the Unseen. Both of which are killer EDH walkers. Though the contingent with Yidris is that you to do damage, which can be catch 22 and really isn't as easy as it seemed. Not to mention you can tend to win through commander damage, which is just kinda boring when you could be chaining fun superfriends shenanigans.

That was my 2 cents good luck, and happy deck building.

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