Aethertide Whale

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt Rare

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Aethertide Whale

Creature — Whale

Flying

When Aethertide Whale enters the battlefield, you get (six energy counters).

Pay : Return Aethertide Whale to its owner's hand.

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Aethertide Whale Discussion

TheRedMan on Temur Energy

1 hour ago

Finally with Amonkhet straight ahead i think i figured it out. Confiscation Coup it is. And Aethertide Whale.---So in the end i finish my opponent with his own creature. In theory...

clayperce on Best Amonkhet card for sealed ...

6 days ago

Shwang,
Thanks!

And yeah, I'm excited to build around Enigma Drake for sure! It's worst (Consulate Skygate for 3) is pretty bad, but like you say, the ceiling is BONKERS.

I'm not sure about Scaled Behemoth. I love the Hexproof, but the boardstate is normally so clogged up in Limited, I'm not sure he's worth it unless you can also get that evasive boost you mentioned. Bottom line: He's no Aethertide Whale nor Plated Crusher ...

Also, I started a 2HG thread over here: 2HG in Amonkhet, in case you're interested.

Shwang on Best Amonkhet card for sealed ...

1 week ago

Correct, you have no control, but I just wanted to have some fun brainstorming what the best rares will be in sealed. Decks do mostly rely on commons/uncommons, but there is occasionally the rare that takes over games. I'm just curious what you guys think that could be. Oddly enough, last pre-release, one of the best cards in the sealed pre-release was Aethertide Whale. It would be very unlikely for him to see competitive play outside of limited, but he's very deadly in the right format.

And clayperce I haven't played 2-headed giant at a tournament. I'll have to give that a try. I'm sure it's a whole different list of cards that plays well in that format.

wasianpower on Blue-Green Energy shenanigans

3 weeks ago

Appetite for the Unnatural isn't particularly good in the mainboard. I'd move it to the side, or leave one copy at most.

Aethertide Whale and Aethersquall Ancient are expensive but great, near unbeatable finishers in UG energy intensive decks. Aethersquall Ancient is at it's best when you have a bunch of creatures that create energy when they enter the battlefield as you can activate it each turn to prevent your opponent from ever untapping with creatures. However, they are very expensive so you probably only want 2-4 copies total at most.

Splashing red for Whirler Virtuoso and Harnessed Lightning is doable thanks to Attune with Aether (which should probably be a four of) if you're looking for extra removal or a way to go wide with tokens.

Ornamental Courage is worse than Blossoming Defense.

Wind Drake and Wild Wanderer aren't doing much in this deck at the moment.

Rogue Refiner is a broken magic card. You should probably be playing 4.

Take Down is fairly narrow, have you considered Prey Upon?

GabeBurch on Fog Tower

4 weeks ago

The maiden voyage of this deck did pretty well - 0/2, 2/1, 2/1 - 4th place out of 8

The first match was against a blue Aetherworks Marvel + Paradox Engine + Aethertide Whale combo deck and I got shut down pretty quickly. I think I may need some artifact removal in my sideboard.

The second match was against a red/black Vampire Madness deck. He beat me in game 2 due to his Vampires with haste and lack of fogs in hand, but I took him down in game 3 with a Torrential Gearhulk and Dynavolt Towers.

Match number 3 was against a black Metallic Mimic + Animation Module servo deck. Fumigate performed very well except when Yahenni, Undying Partisan was around because he just sacrificed all his servos. Game 3 wasn't looking too good until I drew a second Fevered Visions at the end of turn 5 and a third one at the start of turn 6 and played them both that turn. Three Fevered Visions on the board is wicked.

521nub on Temur Energy

1 month ago

What is Aethertide Whale for in the sideboard? You could probably lose the blue and get better mana as well as more sideboard space for things like Release the Gremlins, and maybe even Larger Than Life so that you have the option of pivoting into a pummeler deck. Just ideas :)

kellen.rice on Nissa Energy

1 month ago

great deck! i think you should add an Animation Module, because although your deck doesn't revolve around servo tokens, it combines with Decoction Module and Fabrication Module to go almost infinite. if you have all three of these one the battlefield, you basically can pay any amount of mana and get that much energy, counters, and servo tokens. i also think Aethertide Whale would contribute to this deck.

jawz on Marvelous Paradox

1 month ago

Interesting combo. I didn't really get it until I tried it out a bit. With Paradox Engine you can machine gun Aetherworks Marvel activations when you're pulling Aethertide Whales and Peema Aether-Seers.

I think your sideboard is ok. I'd probably swap out one Appetite for the Unnatural for one more Confiscation Coup. And I'd probaly swap out two Negate for two Horribly Awry. But those are fairly tiny adjustments.

I'd really want to find room in the main deck for Altered Ego though, to increase the number of Marvel targets you can pull to reload the Marvel. Maybe take out one or two Aetherwind Basker which is much worse when in your opening hand.

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