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Arcane Maelstrom is a 100 card Commander preconstructed deck with an instants theme, featured in Commander 2020.[1][2]


Arcane Maelstrom is Temur colored ({G}{U}{R}). The primary commander is Kalamax, the Stormsire, and the secondary commanders are Xyris, the Writhing Storm and Haldan, Avid Arcanist partnered with Pako, Arcane Retriever.


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Arcane Maelstrom

Commander (1)

1 Kalamax, the Stormsire

Planeswalkers (1)

1 Jace, Architect of Thought

Sorceries (1)

1 Surreal Memoir

New cards[]

The new cards in the deck are:

  1. Bonder's Ornament
  2. Curious Herd
  3. Decoy Gambit
  4. Deflecting Swat
  5. Eon Frolicker
  6. Glademuse
  7. Haldan, Avid Arcanist
  8. Kalamax, the Stormsire
  9. Lavabrink Floodgates
  10. Nascent Metamorph
  11. Pako, Arcane Retriever
  12. Predatory Impetus
  13. Psychic Impetus
  14. Ravenous Gigantotherium
  15. Shiny Impetus
  16. Twinning Staff
  17. Xyris, the Writhing Storm

Cards that were printed in the simultaneously-released Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths expansion, and thus use the Ikoria expansion symbol, are:

Double-faced tokens[]

The deck comes with 10 double-faced tokens:[3]


  1. Gavin Verhey (April 3, 2020). "Ikoria Commander". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast (April 6, 2020). "Arcane Maelstrom". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Unboxing Commander 2020 Deck 2 (Video). TraderOnlineVideo. YouTube (May 2, 2020).