Xyris, the Writhing Storm

Xyris, the Writhing Storm

Legendary Creature — Snake Leviathan


Whenever an opponent draws a card except the first one they draw in each of their draw steps, create a 1/1 green Snake creature token.

Whenever Xyris, the Writhing Storm deals combat damage to a player, you and that player each draw that many cards.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Xyris, the Writhing Storm occurrence in decks from the last year

Xyris, the Writhing Storm Discussion

Coward_Token on Strixhaven spoiler season

2 weeks ago

Echoing Equation: Brudiclad is very sad that this card has a simic color identity (cough Thousand-Faced Heroics cough). Anyway, point this at Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or Ezuri, Claw of Progress and you'll likely threaten to kill someone. Xyris, the Writhing Storm can produce an absurd amount of sneks for similar results on the turn after, while Edric, Spymaster of Trest can probably make you deck yourself with a source of evasion

Fervent Mastery: Look, it's red Buried Alive !

Spined Drake: Ironically, this set will probably not have Tidehollow Strix and friends

Rhadamanthus on How do snakes from Xyris …

1 month ago

With the way it's written, Xyris, the Writhing Storm triggers separately for each card drawn. Those triggers resolve one at a time, creating one Snake each. Mystic Reflection will only affect one token in your example.

Dzapo on How do snakes from Xyris …

1 month ago

If I deal combat damage to an opponent with Xyris, the Writhing Storm and say deal three damage making him draw three cards Xyris, the Writhing Storm triggers and I get three snake tokens. My question is do all three snakes enter at the same time, or does Xyris, the Writhing Storm trigger three times and I get three snakes one at a time.

Also what I'd like to know is for example if I cast Windfall and each opponent draws say five cards. If I have three oponents, then do I get fifteen separate Xyris, the Writhing Storm triggers or three triggers for five snakes or one trigger for fifteen snakes?

Why I'm asking is if I cast Mystic Reflection in response to the Windfall and choose for example Psychosis Crawler , how many snakes enter the battlefield as a copy of Psychosis Crawler ? Mystic Reflection cares about the next time one or more creatures etb, so it matters if they all come at the same time, or one at a time.

BringerOTBD on Land Flinging

2 months ago

Update: Xyris, the Writhing Storm is now the Commander. Dropped Kraum, Ludevic's Opus and moved Kodama of the East Tree to the 99. Also dropped Regrowth and put in Cryptolith Rite . Still looking for room for Nyxbloom Ancient and Mina and Denn, Wildborn .

Mr.Beaver on Land Flinging

2 months ago

Cool deck! I really like the idea of adding blue to get more value out of Borborygmos Enraged . Xyris, the Writhing Storm might work better as your commander though, since it can give you card draw and some bodies on the field. Since it seems like the lands or mostly there to fling, instead of actually using, you got probably use some more alternative ramp sources- like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Nyxbloom Ancient , and/or Cryptolith Rite (which would also go well with Xyris), budget permitting. Mina and Denn, Wildborn also seems like it would be worth looking into. This deck has a lot of potential and I'm excited to see how it continues to improve!

Hybrow on Xyris but You are the Snake

4 months ago

I love my Xyris, the Writhing Storm.. One of my favorite decks right now.

I put Altar of the Brood in for fun, and its surprisingly good.. I managed to mill the entire table.

Standstill is also very nice if played at the end of your turn, you get to draw three along with any other opponents.

I also went heavy counter spells in my version, Arcane Denial and Dream Fracture are both good options.

King_marchesa on The Ghost Of Cards Past

4 months ago

Sorry for the double post but as a wincon you could add Xyris, the Writhing Storm. His snake productions is massive in a wheel deck.

abby315 on New EDH wheel deck need …

4 months ago

If you're not set on using these colors, it's somewhat easier to envision a win-con using Ghost of Ramirez DePietro + Tormod, the Desecrator since you can make zombies using Ramirez' ability.

If you're set on the colors and using wheels to win but not the commanders, you might like Xyris, the Writhing Storm. (In which case, I recommend Snakes need wheels, they don’t have feet *Primer* for a good start!)

If you're set on the commanders and the colors, probably the easiest way to win is just to control the board using wheels to get you card advantage and break parity by making others topdeck, and then put in an infinite combo like Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter + Walking Ballista or some Aetherflux Reservoir combo.

In that case you're heavily relying on Rielle, the Everwise, Hullbreacher, and Narset, Parter of Veils, so I'd recommend adding Drift of Phantasms to help find them more reliably.

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