Great Whale

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Great Whale

Creature — Whale

When Great Whale enters the battlefield, untap up to seven lands.

Great Whale Discussion

Last_Laugh on Animar - Big Creatures [feat. Grapeshot]

2 days ago

I'll try to keep things budget friendly... I think two of my suggestions are like $7-10.

Stratus Dancer , Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , Beastcaller Savant , and Great Whale are all good Cloudstone combo pieces here.

Weird Harvest currently looks up Ancestral Statue and Purphoros for with 3 counters on Animar for the win. Spellseeker can look up Weird Harvest for one more. The preferred line here replaces Purphoros with Walking Ballista (try to trade for one) and costs one less.

Last_Laugh on Dovo's Animar

1 week ago

I get that you're going the Primal Surge route, but for mana less you can...

Weird Harvest into Ancestral Statue / Walking Ballista and it only takes 4 mana and 3 counters on Animar to win. Add 1 mana and you can tutor up the win with Spellseeker . Add 1 more mana and you can tutor up Spellseeker to tutor up the win with Imperial Recruiter . Even Imperial into Spellseeker into Weird Harvest is less, just sayin.

I'd also squeeze in Cloud of Faeries and Great Whale . By dropping Primal Surge you get to consider Cloudstone Curio , Glimpse of Nature , Sylvan Library , etc.

Last_Laugh on Animar and friends

1 week ago

Nice deck. I do have several suggestions though.

First, Weird Harvest can win the game with only 4 mana and 3 counters on Animar. It essentially Tooth and Nails for Walking Ballista and Ancestral Statue. Add Spellseeker to the mix to tutor up Weird Harvest and win with 5 mana and 2 counters on Animar (3rd counter coming from Spellseeker).

Land untap etb's are godly here. Consider Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Great Whale , and/or Palinchron . Stadium Vendors accomplishes the same thing.

I'd also consider more redundancy for bounce enablers than just Curio/Sabertooth. Consider Equilibrium and Tidespout Tyrant .

I'd also get Primordial Sage , Soul of the Harvest , and Glimpse of Nature in here.

Last group of suggestions is haste enablers like Urabrask the Hidden and/or Ogre Battledriver . Not only is all of your stuff an immediate threat but haste also turns all of your mana dorks into Cloudstone combo pieces like Beastcaller Savant already is.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar's Creature Feature

3 weeks ago

I'm going to make several suggestions but the most glaringly obvious thing that needs work is lowering your mana curve a lot. Currently your avg. cmc is 4.74, which quite frankly is astronomically high. Your deck costs 308 mana currently... it should be about a full mana less (about 70 mana less).

Blightsteel Colossus, Emrakul, Garruk's Horde, Hamletback Goliath, Hoverguard Sweepers, Meteor Golem, Increasing Savagery, and Rishkar's Expertise should all be cut. I'm also not a fan of Jin-Gitaxias or Vorinclex here but more because I feel they're a dick move that's really not needed here. Nezahal and Consecrated Sphinx are both lackluster here as well. If you have to pass turn to get value or rely on your opponents to trigger stuff then it's not for Animar, you need to look for rewards for your own actions.

Ainok Survivalist , Den Protector , and Stratus Dancer are your 3 best morph options here and they also go infinite in Cloudstone combos. Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , and Stadium Vendors are all infinite mana with Cloudstone. Also consider Equilibrium and/or Temur Sabertooth for another bounce enabler here. Shrieking Drake reads - spend X blue: put x +1+1 counters on Animar. Last I'm suggesting a few cards for a game ending combo line... Weird Harvest to look up Ancestral Statue + either Walking Ballista or Purphoros, God of the Forge and end the game. Ballista is the preferred finisher here and only requires 4 mana and 3x +1+1 counters on Animar (Purph needs a 5th mana but same # of counters). Also consider Spellseeker to tutor it, glimpse of nature, or ryclonic rift up.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on Animar Combo

3 weeks ago

I have a few suggestions.

Weird Harvest is much more cost effective here than Tooth and Nail. Search up Ancestral Statue and Purporos currently for 4 mana then combo off with a 5th mana. The preferred finisher here is Walking Ballista so you only need 4 mana (both only need 3x counters on Animar). Also Spellseeker as a 2nd chance to get this combo going.

More mana untap etb's. Great Whale is also worth running in addition to the 2 in your maybeboard and Palinchron. Stadium Vendors also accomplishes the same thing.

Beastcaller Savant goes infinite in Cloudstone combos due to the haste. Haste also turns any other mana dorks into Cloudstone combo pieces, consider Urabrask the Hidden and Ogre Battledriver in addition to Wanderer.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Last_Laugh on animar and his eldrazi friends

4 weeks ago

Cloudstone Curio 100% needs to be added... yesterday. Equilibrium and Tidespout Tyrant are also options for etb abuse.

Vizier of the Menagerie is Chromatic Lantern on steroids here. Worth it just for the color fixing let alone the pseudo draw.

Exotic Orchard is a budget friendly land that deserves a spot.

Cloud of Faeries , Great Whale , and Stadium Vendors are all great here for infinite mana combos.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

OMNATH_OMNATH_OI_OI_OI on Budget Riku ($3 limit per card)

1 month ago

I would recommend adding Great Whale and Palinchron , and going down to 36 lands

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Did you guys know there are only six Whales in the whole game, and literally HALF of them have or can gain flying??


Living Island

Legendary Creature

Whales you control have Vigilance.

Whenever Living Island or another Whale you control attacks, you may return a number of permanents to their owner's hands equal to the number of Whales you are attacking with.

You have no maximum handsize.

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