Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

, , Put a verse counter on Yisan, the Wanderer Bard: Search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost equal to the number of verse counters on Yisan, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Discussion

enpc on Mono green

6 days ago

DO you know who you want as your commander? This might help dictate the line of the deck. Because for a landfall list, if you're running Titania, Protector of Argoth as your commander, your deck will look very different to Azusa, Lost but Seeking. And these are both landfall commanders.

But if you're playing Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, you probably don't want a huge amount of high end creatures like Woodfall Primus (who is ok but not a staple). You might only end up running one eight drop which is Craterhoof Behemoth.

And then there's elves, which produce a bunch of mana but is completely different again.

SynergyBuild on Ashaya is REAALLLLLY good

2 weeks ago

Btw, thx for letting me know Nevinyrral's Disk doesn't work like that, but:

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard now can get Quirion Ranger or Scryb Ranger and Priest of Titania or Elvish Archdruid or Beast Whisperer and Ashaya, Soul of the Wild (or a line with Argothian Elder/Ley Weaver for one of the easiest combo lines ever.

This means ashaya at least adds 4 different 2-card combos, and 3 of them go immediately infinite, another closer to Isochron Scepter/Dramatic Reversal that needs some mana.

With that, one-sided sweepers, etc. I'd argue this card is better than Craterhoof Behemoth in green cEDH lists and Casual lists alike, being a wincon through damage, ramp, protection, and tons of combos.


SynergyBuild on Blooming Onion - The Best Deck in EDH [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Currently planning on testing an Ashaya/Yisan/Untapper package with the following cards:

Priest of Titania, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Eldritch Evolution, Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, Quirion Ranger, and Scryb Ranger style effects.

While high cmc, Ashaya immediately protects our field from Cyclonic Rift, Abrupt Decay, Grasp of Fate, etc., gives us immediate access to large swaths of mana, a massive beat stick, and a combo win line that might be a better alternative to one of this deck's or an additional backup.

The combo is simple. Big mana dork like Bloom Tender, Faeburrow Elder, Priest of Titania, then Quirion Ranger or Scryb Ranger, bounce itself to untap the big dork, tap it to recast the untapper and float more mana, rinse and repeat for infinite mana. Using Thrasios, Triton Hero, and the deck is played and you've won in a million different ways!

These cards seem playable individually and together they seem busted. The untapped specifically also combine nicely with Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, given some in-deck synergies lets us piece together an Ashaya combo or make a different combo.

@jaymc1130, @RNR_Gaming, any thoughts on this strategy?

smilodex on Ezuri Combo Elves *Primer*

3 weeks ago

Wow what a cool looking Primer. Solid deck, you did an absolutely great job! I'm a big Elf tribal fan, because Elves where my first deck ever.

Cool cards that I personally enjoyed playing:

This deck looks already pretty strong, if you want to play on a cEDH table, you just should do some small adjustments:

I played elves in almost every format and cool combo from modern was: Cloudstone Curio + Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel = infinite mana or with something like Elvish Visionary or Beast Whisperer you can also draw your entire deck if you want

SynergyBuild on Casual is starting to feel …

3 weeks ago

Massacar I don't suggest that, because I did it myself.

I've since just made budget cEDH decks that cost $10 and win turn 4 every game (Yisan, the Wanderer Bard) or $100 Hermit Druid Sultai piles and stuff.

Restricting yourself means that your gameplay will just get more boring, as it means you have a lower card pool and make games duller as you refine your skills more and more.

King_marchesa, same issue, now you just make less consistent cEDH decks.

Reznorboy on Gruul In cEDH?

4 weeks ago

So, I recently played against a Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy deck with my Yisan, the Wanderer Bard deck and ended up feeling very triggered when they won turn 4. I understand that everyone is trying to win, but I digress.

I then wondered if switching to a disruptive deck (rather than my adaptive one) could help.

Now obviously, I could play something like Baral, Chief of Compliance, but that just doesn't seem to have... the oomph I'm looking for. It needs to be a bit more... diabolical for my tastes.

And by that, I mean, rather than countering everything, blowing up lands, artifacts, creatures, enchantments, so much so, that winning is not the priority, but making that person trying to win turn 4 suffer.

I would assume Gruul would be perfect for this, however, there are currently no good (at least not competitive) Gruul commanders.

So, my question is, what would you all recommend?

Maybe Marath, Will of the Wild? Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce?

Reznorboy on I'm Terrible - In A …

1 month ago

Well, basically it's a variant of Vintage that only allows creatures with other rules. (And lands of course).

The premise of the turn 1 win required that your deck was stacked.

Basically, the deck was Gruul. You play some of the cards like Heritage Druid and Nettle Sentinel to get stupid mana, make Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, give him haste, start spitting stuff out, get Vizier of the Menagerie so you can play creatures of the top, play some more mana stuff like Nyxbloom Ancient, and end with like 4 Craterhoof Behemoths and swing for gg.

Reznorboy on Strange Request

1 month ago

Ok, I think what I'll do is this. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, with Temur Sabertooth and creatures with Mutate.

I think it would be cool. Even if not, I can try something else.

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