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Maelstrom Wanderer: Cascading into the Future

Commander / EDH* Aggro Battlecruiser Combo Competitive Ramp RUG (Temur)



This is just a glorified ramp beatdown deck that also abuses ETB (Enters The Battlefield) effects on creatures. Having a broken ass commander like Maelstrom Wanderer doesn't hurt either. Cards that allow the top card to be revealed are used to enhance the cascade quality.

The "Fair" Plan:

  • 1.) Efficiently cast your ramp spells.

  • 2.) Play some creatures with ETB effects (like Flametongue Kavu or Wood Elves).

  • 3.) If you can afford to, cast Maelstrom Wanderer and smash.

  • 4.) Keep killing stuff and gaining card advantages with ETB dudes and attacking until you win.

The "Unfair" Plan:


Card Choices and Deck Notes

  • Every card in the deck can be cascaded into and be casted, so I never have to put any awesome cards on the bottom.

  • Especially the counterspells, I only chose ones that are always good to cascade into for maximum value.

  • At first I was avoiding cards that create infinite loops to instantly win with this build, but after some serious soul searching and self reflection.... I realized I wanted to play them :D

Budget suggestions appreciated most. I'm anyways looking for suggestions of other fun cards to abuse my opponents with.

I've tried to collect all the best land ramping spells that get 2+ lands, and all the counterspells that you can cascade into and still be good to cast...let me know if I missed any you like.

Thanks for your time :)

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 3 weeks
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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Circuitous Route
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.27
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Elemental, 6/6 Dragon, Clue
Folders EDH - Interesants, Funny, Buy?, Cool Decks, Uncategorized, Maelstrom, edh
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