Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Wrexial, the Risen Deep

Legendary Creature — Kraken

Islandwalk, swampwalk (This creature can't be blocked as long as defending player controls an Island or a Swamp.)

Whenever Wrexial, the Risen Deep deals combat damage to a player, you may cast target instant or sorcery card from that player's graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Mythic Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Wrexial, the Risen Deep Discussion

Player3.14 on Sword of Body and Mind …

2 months ago

So, now that this thread is off the main page, I guess the consensus is:

On the "mill 10" clause:

  • The "mill 10" clause can be a bit of a drawback because graveyard recursion is prevalent, though this drawback can be somewhat mitigated by attacking the player with the fewest graveyard recursion effects or at least a player who's commander is not graveyard-based.
  • It is prudent to run graveyard hate along with Sword of Body and Mind, perhaps in higher quantities than usual.

On Sword of Body and Mind in general:

  • In general, it is the weakest of the Mirran Swords printed to date.
  • It may be worth running if it's the next best equipment in a voltron deck that needs more equipment, but likely not for it's strength alone.
  • It is best for specific strategies or certain commanders that can take advantage of its ability (like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind or Wrexial, the Risen Deep) or at least consistently mitigate the drawback, like Anafenza, the Foremost.

Protoplanetary on Looking to improve a mill …

7 months ago

For a while now I've had an EDH mill deck with Mirko Vosk as the commander. I always play casual so it worked for a long time until my friends started figuring out how to fight it. I decided to revamp it with Wrexial, the Risen Deep and/or Lazav, Dimir Mastermind as the commander, and while it performs well, I think it could be better, even if it's casual. I'm looking for suggestions on how to do this without bumping the price up a ridiculous amount (hence why I did not put things like Jace, the Mind Sculptor in it. Wrexial/Lazav Mill (casual/jank) (WIP)

king-saproling on Circu, stealing strategist

7 months ago

Wrexial, the Risen Deep could be a decent alternate general

DemonDragonJ on Mind Over Matter

11 months ago

I have replaced Wrexial, the Risen Deep with Thief of Sanity , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.40 to 4.35, which is good, and I also feel that the thief's ability better fits the controlling theme of this deck.

DemonDragonJ on Diabolical Machinations

11 months ago

I have replaced Wrexial, the Risen Deep with Thief of Sanity , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 4.89 to 4.84, which is good, because this deck has the highest mana curve of all my decks (due to the presence of Kozilek and Ulamog), and I also feel that the theif's ability better fits the name and theme of this deck.

DemonDragonJ on Wrexial or Thief of Sanity?

11 months ago

I have Wrexial, the Risen Deep in every EDH deck of mine that contains the colors black and blue, because it is a 5/8 for six mana and has an array of awesome abilities, but it still is very expensive, so I am contemplating replacing it with Thief of Sanity .

The thief has lower power and toughness than does Wrexial, but it also has a much lower mana cost and a far nastier ability, and I also prefer flying over landwalk, even two of them, so I feel that it would be a great replacement for that card.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Wrexial, the Risen Deep with Thief of Sanity ?

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