Yisan, the Wanderer Bard


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

JuQ on Omnath EDH

2 days ago

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1x Birds of Paradise #Flyers #Ramp

Avoid Fate is a charming card but at the end of the day any other instant that gives Hexproof or Shroud is better because will also work against sorceries and abilities. My favorites: Sylvan Safekeeper, Blossoming Defense, Heroic Intervention and Vines of Vastwood. On the other hand Sheltering Word may be good in your deck with huge creatures.

Your land count is low, does Into the Wilds worth it? Looks like it would be better in your deck Path of Discovery

Vorrac Battlehorns do you really want that bad to be blocked by only one creature? I consider an upgrade to it Loxodon Warhammer, O-Naginata, Horned Helm (instant attaching, yay!) or Chariot of Victory

Greater Good and Life's Legacy are also staples for your kind of deck for card draw.

Homeward Path is another staple, you dont want your guys controlled or reanimated.

Sprouting Phytohydra is another creature I like but you don't seem to be able to capitalize on it in your deck. You already have many big guys on the ground to block whatever they send you. I know it's a deck of hydras but this guy underperforms.

Don't flyers give you a hard time? In my meta I would be kill with flyers with this deck almost every time. With all your mana production Silklash Spider is an auto include, Whirlwind is more efficient but one use only, World Breaker is a decent body with reach with built in disruption and recursion, you may also want to include a single Wastes so you can ramp it if you happen to need the diamond mana, but you dont seem to run land ramp. Speaking about land ramp, do you know Traverse the Outlands?

Tutors are awesome but there is a thing such as too many tutors. The only really crucial creatures to tutor into the Battlefield from the Library are Vorinclex and the Ulvenwald Hydra. Hydras dont like to be cheated into the battlefield because most of them have X in their cost and when you cheat them to the battlefield they enter as 0/0 and die. Therefore, a tribal tutor such as Kindred Summons works poorly with this tribe. If you check a top mono green commander deck such as Daruid: Seton-Storm you will see he only runs like 8 tutors and that's a pure mana production deck, all his druids tap for at leas one green mana because of his commander..Id try to go for more card draw and recursion instead. Seasons Past is quite nice.

Seedborn Muse, Nature's Will, Patron of the Orochi or Bear Umbra for Rude Awakening.

Everflowing Chalice and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard are not as sexy when you can't manipulate their counters.

Song of the Dryads and Beast Within are the best thing you can get as removal in mono green.

Aaron1324 on Surrak and Surrak

5 days ago

There are no bears in the deck as they have all been Savage Punched already.

Fauna Shaman is a worse Survival of the Fittest as it takes a turn to be usable without Surrak on board, but could be a pretty good inclusion for redundancy whilst also searchable early with Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Top is also pretty good and there are enough shuffle effects to get good use out of it, but it's a card I don't personally like as turns take too long with it especially with others in the playgroup using it already. Tooth and Nail is the most expensive card and yes getting there is hard, probably will swap for the Fauna Shaman. Glen is good with birthing pod and helps going off if Surrak / Vexing Shusher aren't around.

Bchong on Derevi, Empyrial Staxtician (Competitive)

2 weeks ago

@snapdisastermage I get you, every so often I find that creatures can just shit on me because my deck isn't formatted against them. Mystic Remora can also be seen as a stax piece because the more competitive of an environment you are in the more cards you will draw or stop from being played. I guess you can play a Birthing Pod package because you have all of the colors or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard combo.

Damping Matrix, Crawlspace, Manglehorn, Root Maze, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Are you having trouble getting killed over a couple of turns or are you getting otked? I mean Blind Obedience stops Kaalia of the Vast from attacking the first turn.

imoutogetyou on Looking for Creatures that Cheat ...

2 weeks ago

Sneak Attack and probably not what your looking for Yisan, the Wanderer Bard.

heavenorhell on Meren Graveyard Fun

4 weeks ago

UlmBurger I see what you mean. I will likely try adding another elf, maybe Fyndhorn Elves and the Golgari Signet. I do have a Birthing Pod in the deck but did not consider Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Chord of Calling was certainly considered but its a little over my budget at this point in time. I'd be keen to include it in the next iteration once i've fine tuned the deck a little more. Thanks for the suggestions!

Juanturnkill on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

It has more redundancy in card draw and focuses more on going infinite quickly due to a streamlined card selection not including cards that have too low an impact with untapping during other turns and phases, such as Quest for Renewal. It also got rid of some low impact cards in the deck such as Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Finally, more removal for Linvala, Keeper of Silence with cards such as Mouth of Ronom.

TheTeddler on Madd Gaddz

1 month ago

Leaning into the enchantress package and adding more controlling pieces could be great. eg:- Ethersworn Canonist- Hokori, Dust Drinker- Imposing Sovereign- Loaming Shaman- Choke

Other general notes:- Oblivion Ring effects fit with enchantress theme- Oust is good- Fiend Hunter and similar effects could be good tempo plays- new 3 mana dinosaur which sacs to kill an artifact is good- Fauna Shaman, Eldritch Evolution and Chord of Calling helps the toolbox side- Samurai of the Pale Curtain is better than Stonecloaker most likely- Dauntless Escort seems fine to prevent wraths- having Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and a few pieces for him to tutor is good too - if your curve is quite low he can hit a lot of different stuff quickly

Some ideas more in this list too: Explorey-Os! Selvala Combo/Stax

Steelspike on Infinite turn combo with just ...

1 month ago

Ezuri, Claw of Progress, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard 3 other creatures and Sage of Hours.

Yisan, tutor for a 1 drop, play 2 low cmc creatures, next turn tutor for Sage with Yisan.

Sage etb makes 5 xp counters.

infinite turns.

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