Yidaro, Wandering Monster

Yidaro, Wandering Monster

Legendary Creature — Dinosaur Turtle

Trample, haste

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Yidaro, Wandering Monster, shuffle it into your library from your graveyard. If you've cycled a card named Yidaro, Wandering Monster four or more times this game, put it onto the the battlefield from your graveyard instead. (Do this before you draw.)

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Format Legality
Custom Legal
Pre-release Legal
Gladiator Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Historic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

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Yidaro, Wandering Monster Discussion

Deasert_Nomads_be_godly on Big boy red

2 weeks ago

I feel that Yidaro, Wandering Monster doesn't really fit. I mean with all the trying to cycle draw. But even after you've cycled to it many times it will still probably not be worth the mana you spent to get it. I would switch it out for that.

vomder on Turtle Tribal

1 month ago

There is Chimeric Idol, Shell of the Last Kappa, Tortoise Formation, and Pattern of Rebirth which just shows a Turtle. And I was thinking if others would be ok with it, you could use Living Wish to grab Yidaro, Wandering Monster so you can have all the turtles.

abby315 on Illuna, Wishlist

4 months ago

I don't think you have nearly enough token targets for all of your Polymorph spells. It's a bit hard to count but I think you have about 9, and most of those are lands (which you might need)?

There's a lot of efficient token generation effects in your colors:
Dragon Fodder / Krenko's Command
Saproling Migration
Lazotep Plating is also a fantastic card that happens to create a token.

Sandwurm Convergence is a great enchantment hit that would also allow you to keep the Polymorph train running.

I don't think you have nearly enough cycling to take advantage of Unpredictable Cyclone or Hollow One (which is also a sad hit off of Polymorph) so I would cut them.

Also, Polymorphing into a cascade creature does not get you the cascade trigger. I know they might be in there as pseudo-Polymorph effects, but there are so many legit Polymorph effects that I don't think the ones you have are worth it. Maelstrom Wanderer is a possible exception because it has a decent ability if you hit it with Polymorph.

Titanoth Rex and Yidaro, Wandering Monster are super underwhelming.

Here are some other creatures to consider that are better Polymorph hits, because they have ETB effects:
Apex Altisaur
Nezahal, Primal Tide

Transmogrify is a polymorph spell you've missed, and it also works as a pseudo-removal spell. Reality Scramble is great, too, because you can polymorph any permanent.

Finally, you might want a few other Mutate creatures because they can retrigger Illuna. I'd only consider big creatures that you don't mind hitting on Polymorph, so:
Sawtusk Demolisher
Auspicious Starrix

BSmitt on Izzet Mogrify

6 months ago

I think Claim the Firstborn will make it into the sideboard when I build one. I was thinking more along the lines of No Escape or the post rotation variant Deny the Divine.

Yidaro, Wandering Monster is such a cool card to build around. I cut it last minute though. There's a lot to love especially with cycling. However, I chose to go another route for the pseudo hexproof. Imagine comboing to get 1 of your 2 creatures out and they murder it. Basically a scoop at that point.

Bolo33 on Izzet Mogrify

6 months ago

Just so you know, URO is weak to Claim the Firstborn. He has a cmc of 3. I also had another idea as a 1-of: Yidaro, Wandering Monster. He's like the whale, but with trample and haste. Too bad he is legendary.

Minousmancer on Mardu Cycling

6 months ago

I really like this +1

My only suggestion would to take out 1 or 2 lands for 1 or 2 more Zenith Flares.

I made mine with Blue instead of Black and also use Yidaro, Wandering Monster as a wrench. Inevitable Flare (Doom-Flare).

BelerenBoi on Did I say you could cast that? V2

6 months ago

You can replace Yidaro, Wandering Monster with Shark Typhoon if you prefer.

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