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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|Commander 2020 (C20)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Xyris, the Writhing Storm Discussion
3 weeks ago
After thinking about it more, it also punishes my opponents for drawing extra cards. I'll have to consider what I would take out for it. Thanks!
3 weeks ago
By coincidence, I just started brewing a kydele / vial smasher because the ikoria commander decks have some fun tools for this kind of deck. Xyris, the Writhing Storm and Zaxara, the Exemplary are what gave me the idea so my deck will probably be a bit of a fresh take on the deck, but I like what I see here.
I know Xyris is a bit of a nonbo with Narset, Parter of Veils, but he interacts well with a lot of other things you have.
1 month ago
I'm not going to deny that this deck is, indeed, full of Temur good stuff...but as for strategy, it looks to be very scattershot. If we're playing Illuna as a straight value engine, which seems to be the case, we can get away with just a lot of raw power...but I would not sacrifice synergy for it as well. Synergy is the most powerful thing a deck can do.
Example: Purphoros, God of the Forge loves tokens. You have a decent token compliment in here... Xyris, the Writhing Storm, Avenger of Zendikar, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Master of Waves. But this is a relatively small portion of your deck. Plus a lot of them require extra work to really do their job...landfall and/or elementals for Omnath, blue pips for Master, symmetrical card draw for Xyris. And to top it off, most of the Mutate creatures we want to play to keep Illuna going do not help this strategy much. If this is what you want to be doing, it needs more focus.
One thing I see when looking at Illuna and similar creatures like Itali is how it's ability looks like Cascade, and how well that works with proper top-deck set-up. More reliable scry might do good, or even just incidental scry on spells where you can find it. Nissa, Steward of Elements comes to mind. We're also missing the BEST mutate creature Sawtusk Demolisher. Surrak Dragonclaw looks like trouble to me, because you know he's going to be the ONLY dude on your field when you desperately need to fire off some mutate card.
1 month ago
Legendary Enchantment - Aura Curse
Enchanted player can't cast creature spells with converted mana cost greater than 3.
Whenever enchanted player casts a spell, counter it unless that player pays .
Whenever the enchanted player casts a spell with a converted mana cost greater than the number of lands they control, Ojutai's Curse deals 5 damage to them.
Temur () is my least favorite wedge/shard. I like stax, aristocrats, and resource-denial oriented control (Lantern Control and 8-rack styles more than more traditional control).
I'd like a Temur commander you think I'd like, or at least one you'd like, if you don't feel like speculating. I just require it does something Temur doesn't have a commander for. Here are the existing Temur commanders and my sense of their themes:
Illuna, Apex of Wishes, which either incentivizes running only one or two nonland permanents or top-deck manipulation and mutate/bounce effects.
Intet, the Dreamer is largely about top-deck manipulation
Kalamax, the Stormsire is about instants and copying effects.
Maelstrom Wanderer is a combo-build using its cascade trigger.
Omnath, Locus of the Roil is Elemental Tribal with Landfall.
Riku of Two Reflections is interesting in that it works both with nontoken creatures and nonpermanent spells. Lutri, the Spellchaser would be ideal, were it not banned, lol, but Wort, the Raidmother, Dualcaster Mage, and Naru Meha, Master Wizard are definitely core to the spirit of its function.
Surak Dragonclaw. is about stompy creatures and maybe Trample-tribal
Yasova Dragonclaw is a voltron-style commander
Animar, Soul of Elements is for artifact creature and morphs.
2 months ago
MTGGoldfish - Out! (29 cards) Nascent Metamorph Eon Frolicker Xyris, the Writhing Storm Ravenous Gigantotherium Jace, Architect of Thought Predatory Impetus Shiny Impetus Psychic Impetus Primal Empathy Lavabrink Floodgates Bonder's Ornament Prophetic Bolt Clash of Titans Slice in Twain Curious Herd Strength of the Tajuru Goblin Dark-Dwellers Artifact Mutation Evolution Charm Whiplash Trap Surreal Memoir Haldan, Avid Arcanist Pako, Arcane Retriever Hunting Pack Rupture Spire Decoy Gambit Etali, Primal Storm Oran-Rief, the Vastwood Desolate Lighthouse
2 months ago
Ah, so Bow of Nylea was an easier shoe-in than I expected! As it turns out, Fierce Guardianship isn't in the same Precon as Xyris, the Writhing Storm (each deck only gets one, a slot filled by Deflecting Swat).
Although Fierce Guardianship is a fantastic Counterspell, happily playable in any Blue deck, I think I'd rather save myself the money and the hassle of finding it online / in stock.
2 months ago
How about a snake token deck around Xyris, the Writhing Storm?
3 months ago
I’d like to build an Xyris, the Writhing Storm, so temur colors and I need someone to help me optimize the mana/ramp.
The basic lands in the list are just there to illustrate the number of basic I intend to play. The ratio of each will be determined after I’m done building the rest of the deck.