Great Whale


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom 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 Shhhh.....Its just a statue

1 week ago

Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Great Whale , Stadium Vendors , Morph creatures, colorless Eldrazi, and Beastcaller Savant all go infinite with Cloudstone Curio. Curio is worth its weight in gold here.

Equilibrium is another option for a bounce enabler. It's harder to remove, not as efficient, but much cheaper.

You're also pretty heavy on non-creatures for an Animar list. Optimally you'd want about 10 less honestly.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. My curves not as low but the list is pretty optimized and a blast to pilot. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

xeotech on Soylent Temur is Made of Creatures

2 weeks ago

If you don't care about comboing then Great Whale is a budget version of Palinchron

Dischord on Competitive Aminatou

1 month ago

Here's my personal Aminatou list.

I play a full control deck, utilizing 10 different counterspells and various removal/stall cards like Lavinia of the Tenth and Ravenous Chupacabra . There are two win condition combos in my deck.

One combo uses the Altar of the Brood combo with either Felidar Guardian or Spark Double to create infinite ETB triggers with Aminatou, the Fateshifter 's [-1] loyalty ability to mill out all of my opponents.

The other combo is to use Deadeye Navigator / Archaeomancer + Ghostly Flicker and Peregrine Drake / Great Whale to generate infinite mana and ETB triggers to draw out my deck and win the game.

My deck isn't optimized, since I don't currently have the budget allocated towards my Aminatou deck, but it is focused. I have a clear win condition and a game plan to get it. Your deck is definitely not focused, since there are several cards in your deck that don't synergize together well at all. I suggest you check around the internet for more Aminatou decks before deciding on what kind of strategy you want to expand on.

Last_Laugh on Animar Counters

1 month ago

I have several suggestions for you. First, you need to take conventional deck building and toss it out the window lol... Animar doesn't get built like a regular deck.

For example, you are running 22 non-creature spells and in Animar you want about 15 tops. Any non-creature that can be replaced with a similar effect on a body needs to happen.

Ramp: Beastcaller Savant , Rattleclaw Mystic , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Somberwald Sage , etc.

Draw: Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , and Glimpse of Nature if it's in your budget.

Land Untap: Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Stadium Vendors , Great Whale , etc.

Last_Laugh on Animorphs, Soul of Surprises

2 months ago

Cloudstone Curio should be your first addition, this card is crazy good here and turns all your morph/eldrazi into combo pieces. Equilibrium is a good substitute but it's better with land untappers like Cloud of Faeries , Peregrine Drake , Great Whale , and Palinchron .

You also have better win-cons than Primal Surge available. Consider Weird Harvest ... in your current list it looks up Ancestral Statue and Purphoros for a win with 5 mana and 3 counters on Animar. Preferred finisher here is Walking Ballista so this combo requires 1 less mana. Spellseeker can tutor up Weird Harvest to win with just 5 total mana (w/ Ballista) and only 2 counters on Animar (1 more mana and 1 more counter for Purph).

Last_Laugh on Animar's Colossal Kaiju Revue

2 months ago

Are you avoiding Ancestral Statue infinite combos, Cloud of Faeries / Great Whale land untappers, and Cloudstone Curio / Equilibrium type bounce on purpose?

Last_Laugh on Animar - Big Creatures [feat. Grapeshot]

2 months 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

3 months 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.

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