Yisan, the Wanderer Bard


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

, , Put a verse counter on Yisan, the Wanderer Bard: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of verse counters on Yisan, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Discussion

multimedia on Need a new fun/cheap commander ...

1 day ago

Hey, consider a mono colored Commander? With mono colored you don't have to worry about getting expensive price dual lands for the manabase or playing sub-par duals because of the low budget. Some options are:

multimedia on Derevi

2 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic. If you want to abuse tap/untap and disrupt your opponents with Derevi then consider expanding on the Stax/hatebear theme? But like Bchong said if you're playing the Stax theme then you want to limit the amount of high CMC cards because you will not be able to consistently have enough mana to cast these cards.

You say you don't have mana problems, but I find that hard to believe because there's a lack of ramp here with only 33 lands. There's no one mana dorks, only one two drop mana rock (Vessel) and no land ramp spells (Into the North, Farseek, Nature's Lore, Rampant Growth, etc.)? Mana dorks and land ramp are the main reasons to play green in Commander.

If you're tapping down lands then consider adding mana dorks? Mana dorks are not effected by effects that tap lands therefore they can still make mana. Other cards that are helpful when you can untap lands with Derevi/dorks are the enchant land ramp enchantments. Most mana dorks are one mana 1/1 creatures who can also attack when you have your opponents locked down. These dorks can attack, do combat damage to an opponent and be used to untap a permanent with Derevi. Edric, Spymaster of Trest and/or Nature's Will can make attacking with dorks or hatebears very beneficial.

Ramp to consider adding:

More set-up that your opponents cards become tapped consider these cards:

There's a hatebear theme here consider expanding on it:

Budget lands to consider adding:

Consider Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or Birthing Pod? Both are very good with having the ability to untap a permanent with Derevi. They can give you a repeatable way to tutor for and put a creature right onto the battlefield, paying only one, two or three mana; this is helpful with the Stax/hatebear themes. As far as high CMC cards Sun Titan is one I suggest because he can reanimate a Stax/hatebear card especially good with Stasis or Tangle Wire.

An equipment strategy is not good in Commander unless going all out playing Voltron with a ton of equipment, cards that care about equipment and cards that can protect your creatures while being equipped. My advice is cut the equipment strategy (Helm of Host, etc.) and focus more on expanding ramp and Stax/hatebear strategies.

I will help you make cuts to add these cards if you like some of these ideas.

Good luck with your deck.

TcgAvatar on Mono-green

5 days ago

I understand your point enpc but my problem with Yisan, the Wanderer Bard is that where I play people always tend to target the player with the general that either is super popular a.k.a. stuff lime animar braya atraxa or stuff that gives a lot of card advantage.

I saw my playgroup tearing a meren deck by turn 4-5 just because its A. A very popular general and B. It gives a lot of card advantage mid to late game.

enpc on Mono-green

5 days ago

Have you thought about building Yisan, the Wanderer Bard? He gives you a lot more options in the way of commander as you can just fetch the aforementioned options.

My issue with both Rhonas and Omnath is that they don't provide you with any ramp or card advantage.

Demarge on Mono-green

5 days ago

well Yisan, the Wanderer Bard by far would be the most powerful commander option for mono green. the toolbox tutor engine that he is makes for very powerful threat/answer machine.

edhrec is also a fairly good tool in figuring out how most people work with their commander choices.

KayneMarco on [Primer] Commanding from the Throne of Abundance

2 weeks ago

Has anyone suggested Yisan, the Wanderer Bard yet? Seems with the large creature count it would be a damn good addition to this deck.

Struyk on The WALL hit like a TRUCK

2 weeks ago

My only problem with this deck is that my opponents just focus on killing Arcades and removing Assault Formation so I added some 1 cost hex proof spells like Mizzium Skin and Dive Down. Also added Mimic Vat to exile Arcades if really needed and play him each turn, pretty dangerous but get's the job done :D Stealing some good enemy cards is also nice!

Would also add some win-con planeswalkers as this deck is king at keeping them alive.

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