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Maelstrom Wanderer: Cascading into the Future

Commander / EDH Aggro Battlecruiser Casual Combo Ramp RUG (Temur)




This is just a glorified ramp beatdown deck that also tries to abuse 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).

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

  • 3b.) If you can't cast Maelstrom Wanderer for some reason, get some value engines going to combo with some ETB critters, that will eventually get out of control if left alone (like Progenitor Mimic and Inferno Titan ).

  • 4.) Keep killing stuff and gaining card advantages with ETB combos 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.

  • 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 be ok to cast...let me know if I missed any.

Thanks for your time :)

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44% Casual

56% Competitive

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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors WB

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.53
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Elemental
Folders EDH - Interesants, Funny, Buy?
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1 month ago)

-1 Progenitor Mimic main
+1 Sunbird's Invocation main
+1 Venser, Shaper Savant main
-1 Verdant Confluence main