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Maelstrom Wanderer
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Maelstrom Wanderer
- Commander's Arsenal

Reviewed February 2, 2016

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 2.50
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Maelstrom Wanderer
 
Cascade is easily one of the strongest abilities in all of Magic. It's basically limited only by the fact that the spells that have it all cost three or more, meaning you have to wait some time and can't take over a game on the second turn without some additional help; in the case of something like Maelstrom Wanderer, it's also slightly limited by the large range of costs he can cast via cascade and thus the inherent inconsistency (it's not entirely optimal to spend eight mana and get a Birds of Paradise as your bonus spell). But this is a relatively minor issue, as a free spell is always a free spell, and even without library manipulation to let you know what you're getting, a single use of this card can put you too far ahead for anyone to reasonably catch up.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5


Armuun

Maelstrom Wanderer
 
An odd creature that possibly nets you two free spells (provided one isn't a counter..), I'll admit, it's hardly a great pick for a commander, what with the casting cost, but it's green, so ramp, yeah. It's a good fun deck pick though.
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 5
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 2.5


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