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He's a splashable Mahamoti Djinn for 1 colorless more.

Also, turn three morph, turn four swing and flip.

By the time he dies (turn 6), he's probably dealt 10 damage. He's hard to block (flying), and hard to kill (blue=counters). He is extremely aggro for a blue creature.

Also remember, He's Blue. When he is about to die, you can always Unsummon him for another go.
Posted By: ultratog1028 (8/18/2010 12:00:16 PM)


Why all the hate? This guy is good for at least 10 damage in the air for a relatively low cost.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (9/20/2011 8:11:40 AM)


Nowadays I run him with proliferate. I don't use him as aggressively as you'd expect, he's a great combat trick in blue: no-one expects you to pull off 5 power with 3 mana, in the air no less, so unmorphing against an attack can net you some nice kills. Proliferate keeps his counters happy, and I've discovered an excellent combo: Fool's Demise. Soon as he vanishes, Demise brings him back sans vanishing! All in all, a most useful card, especially when the deck also runs Willbender.
Posted By: LordRandomness (11/22/2011 9:54:45 PM)


Right, flicker effects do a great job with that guy to reset him after being turned face up. Otherwordly Journey is likely the best choice. Or you could simply Stifle the sacrifice trigger.
Posted By: Mode (11/20/2009 4:18:12 AM)


Momentary Blink decks used to play this guy, after flipping up and attacking, blinking him removes vanishing.
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (12/14/2009 10:12:20 PM)


Copy him somehow, maybe with Clone, and you've got one that doesn't have the drawback. Plus, two 5/6s in the air at say turn 5 is pretty intimidating.
Posted By: djflo (3/17/2011 6:36:02 AM)


غضب عارم
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (2/24/2012 7:38:44 PM)


Turn to Mist makes this guy playable, Otherworldly Journey makes him a beast! (Figuratively, of course, it doesn't actually make him a Beast.)
Posted By: spacemunky (10/30/2009 12:18:27 AM)



A maelstrom is a very powerful whirlpool; a large, swirling body of water. A free vortex, it has considerable downdraft.

Im guessing thats why its called what its called. Then again, it is from future sight so.... Might have some connection.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (8/30/2010 12:50:06 PM)


Hm... the art is awesome......but why oh why does blue get such crappy rares? Blue used to be my favorite color but nowadays.....not so much :(
Posted By: nevenshinko (11/16/2010 4:42:15 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!