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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Yisan, the Wanderer Bard Discussion
6 days ago
1 week ago
Attack with Argothian Elder, tap Forest, untap Argothian Elder with Maze of Ith activate Argothian Elder untap Maze of Ith and Forest rinse and repeat. Then funnel that mana into Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for all the value.
"The creature isn’t removed from combat; it just has its damage prevented. It’s still an attacking creature until the combat phase is complete" - it's just such an interesting ruling.
Also, it's fair to note that with some newer cards this is even easier ;)
3 months ago
Update 9/25/21: Creature Pile
Picked up a Grenzo to do a more creature based strategy with.
6 months ago
My first edh deck was Kamahl, Fist of Krosa because I read the odyssey series novels and loved his character. I was new to the format and didn’t know yet how to properly form a deck. Fast forward about a year to the M15 spoiler season when Yisan, the Wanderer Bard got spoiled. I fell for Yisan immediately, and transitioned my Kamahl deck into a Yisan deck. Very few of the cards are the same at this point in time. I was quite happy with my Yisan deck because I made it on my own (I don’t think edhrec was a thing yet) and quickly gained the ire of my former play group
6 months ago
As someone whose favorite deck revolves around tutors ( Yisan, the Wanderer Bard ) I hated Opposition Agent from the get go. However, having played dozens of games against HB and OA there’s very little comparison between the two cards. HB was always problematic whereas OA forces you to play a bit more creatively. I actually love the idea of finding a way around OA because it’s effect can’t easily be used offensively like HB
6 months ago
I'm going to complain a little more. I apologize.
Which of these describe traditional/stereotypical D&D bards?
Instinct driven, nature-centric, strong belief in destiny, physically powerful, focused on predator-prey interactions, minimalist
My answer is none. There is nothing about traditional D&D bards. They tend to fall into two broad categories, inspiring and manipulative. Inspiring would be -- Rally the Peasants , Outlaws' Merriment , Deafening Clarion , and Heartwarming Redemption are cards I would identify as showing this type of bard. Manipulative would be , with Beguiler of Wills , Besmirch , Role Reversal , and Captivating Crew as representative cards. Bards aren't nature characters. They can probably survive in the woods alone, but so can a paladin. Bards are , not .
8 months ago
I think my favorite fun commanders are Mayael the Anima for big guys, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard for a fun mono-green (I like elves), or Kenrith, the Returned King with Zirda, the Dawnwaker as companion and cards with cycling. Here are a few budget decks I've put together with them, although I have dozens and dozens of others on my profile you can look at.
Yisan's Elvish Sing-Along - $100 budget EDH Not as budget, but definitely could be built more that way
Kenrith Returns with Zirda by His Side *Got this idea from Commander's Quarters and ran with it.
9 months ago
Great Deck! I've been looking for a good non-gimmicky Codie deck that isn't all Hypergenesis or Living End . Have you considered Jeskai Ascendancy ? It has wonderful synergy with Codie and can infinite really easily. Also it let's you filter out permanents that accumulate in your hand when you have no way to flicker him which also helps your storm count.
Also, because you run with the realistic expectation that you will need to play some permanents to win, what's your opinion on the spells that cheat things in like Show and Tell and Tooth and Nail or Yisan, the Wanderer Bard