Inkwell Leviathan


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (DDO) Rare
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Inkwell Leviathan

Artifact Creature — Leviathan


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Inkwell Leviathan Discussion

Pieguy396 on Moving Forward with Eldrazi

1 week ago

I mean Inkwell Leviathan generally does a pretty good job of smashing face while being slightly difficult to deal with. Lord of the Void is also fun, as is Mindleech Mass .

Kay7men on Lorthos, the Freshmaker

3 weeks ago

I love it, but one small criticism.

Speaking from personal experience, Tromokratis isn't the best card, just cause it's hexproof clause is basically useless against instant removal, which is the vast majority of removal used. Why not swap it out for Inkwell Leviathan ? for just 2 extra mana you get a bigger butt with better defense and evasion on body. Plus it's a cheap card.

hungry000 on Big Blue Jerks

1 month ago

This is pretty sweet, I never thought of playing Nykthos in a Quest for Ula's Temple deck before! Sage of Epityr is great at setting up your library for the Quest, and Wistful Selkie helps dig for the Quest if you don't have it and gives +3 devotion for Nykthos. Cloudfin Raptor doesn't fit in this deck at all; coincidentally, Sage of Epityr fits perfectly, so there you go ;D

Other than that, I think you need some removal-creatures that give more devotion than what you have currently. Harbinger of the Tides is a pretty useful one, and Merfolk Trickster can fog a creature for a turn. For some disruption against noncreature decks you could also consider playing Judge's Familiar or Mausoleum Wanderer instead of Kraken Hatchling; while it's a Kraken and fits in the theme of the deck, there really isn't much point in cheating out a 1 mana 0/4 with your Quest. I do suppose it can block, though.

Also, I recommend replacing Tromokratis and Shipbreaker Kraken (and maybe 1 Lorthos) with some combination of Stormtide Leviathan and Inkwell Leviathan. They're less easy to hard-cast, but Tromokratis is mostly worse than Inkwell Leviathan in my opinion, and while Kraken's ability is okay, Stormtide Leviathan is even better at keeping your opponent's creatures at bay. (that rhymed) From my experience playing Whale tribal, Stormtide Leviathan and Scourge of Fleets can completely take control of games when used together.

patrickd117 on Artifactually Magnificent Future

1 month ago

I'd cut: Colossal Whale, Geode Golem, Inkwell Leviathan (I think this card is pretty mediocre at this point), Shipbreaker Kraken (you can't use Saheeli's cost reduction on the ability, so that's not gonna be active a lot of games and even if you do, it isn't great.) Vedalken Humiliator (This doesn't seem like it does a lot in your deck.) Void Snare (this would be the weakest card run in any deck in the entire playgroup by a decent margin.)

hungry000 on A Bigger Boat

1 month ago

Oh and here's a neat little tidbit that I forgot to mention: Inkwell Leviathan can be searched up by Treasure Mage, which is commonly played in mono U Tron. Seriously, the stars are aligning here.

itachi45 on A Bigger Boat

1 month ago

hungry000, I like your idea for mono blue Tron, the only problem is that a lot of my spells cost double blue and the tron lands only produce colorless manner. Maybe I should reevaluate putting some more counter spells in the main board. As for hitting my land drops, the amount of deck manipulation I have Throughs crying and drawing cards assures that I am almost never I am wanting for lands. Getting the eighth land for Stormtide Leviathancan be difficult sometimes, and even more so for Inkwell Leviathan, but if I’ve done my job well then I am typically lasting long enough to get to that point of casting them.

Dete, Thanks for your suggestions! I like the idea of cryptic serpent, and it plays well with a lot of my other spells. I also like the idea of people from tomorrow; Jace’s ingenuity is the most affordable, best draw spell that I can think of. And at the rate of five man I am still drawing three cards but now I am discarding a card, and both are instant speed. I’ll think about it.

Lastly my brothers... Don’t forget to upvote!

TheBoraxKid on Jhoira of the Ghitu

5 months ago

Evacuation to pop off at instant speed right before your creatures come out of suspension might be loony.

Sneak Attack would be good if you do intend to steer away from Eldrazi.

I think more counterspells to assure your threats don't get interrupted is a must especially since this deck requires so much set up to get going. On that note, I'd then bring in Snapcaster Mage and possibly even Torrential Gearhulk since your sorceries have such high value. You might also consider Archaeomancer depending on how highly you value your instants/sorceries.

Counterspells I would recommend would be of course Force of Will, Counterspell, and I think you could even afford a Cryptic Command.

Chancellor of the Spires is a fun blue fatty, so is Diluvian Primordial, Sphinx Ambassador and as vanilla as Inkwell Leviathan might look, it is super hard to deal with. You could also consider the new card Arcane Artisan to cheat out fatties if Jhoira is uncastable. Also, Timebender could be nice here too.

In summary, I think the deck is very strong but could use some more support in the counterspell department, with a little spell recursion (Snapcaster, Torrential, etc). I would also consider throwing in a bit more mana rock ramp to assure you have enough mana if Jhoira is uncastable. Consider Mind Stone, Thought Vessel andCoalition Relic as the three more important ones, and possibly even Hedron Archive or Commander's Sphere.

I would also say think hard on Obliterate, Jokulhaups, and Decree of Annihilation. I personally think they are great win conditions, but can lead to a lot of the same lines of play which can make games repetitive. I definitely wouldn't say cut them all together because they're a valid strategy to pretty much every Jhoira deck, but play around with the numbers, maybe try out 2 or maybe just one so you're not relying too heavily on them. Just find what feels right.

Mapk on Ride the Tiger

6 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion Bmw225. She might be the better pick over Inkwell Leviathan. I was thinking Razaketh, the Foulblooded could find a home in that slot as well.

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Inkwell Leviathan occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.16%

U/R (Izzet): 0.09%


All decks: 0.02%


All decks: 0.01%