Inkwell Leviathan

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Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Eternal Masters Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora Rare
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Rare
Conflux Rare

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Inkwell Leviathan

Artifact Creature — Leviathan

Islandwalk, trample

Shroud (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

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Inkwell Leviathan Discussion

Vaan on BU Resurrection

9 hours ago

So you have 8 big reanimation targets in Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial which is a good number for optimized lists. As far as upgrades for your bombs go Inkwell Leviathan is a solid threat and Kederekt Leviathan helps reset the board after you bring it back.

A problem you might face is having your big creatures stuck on your hand, Careful Study and Putrid Imp help lot with that.

Having only Ever After as your reanimation spell is also not good, Life/Death, Exhume, Stitch Together and Animate Dead are good options.

Buried Alive is great at getting your reanimation targets to the yard and Reanimate is the namesake of reanimator decks, both would be great additions, but the price tags...

Davidmon99 on Pattern Recognition #26 - Rarity

2 days ago

Hello berryjon,I just started reading your articles, and I found them incredible, and I wanted to ask when are you going to do an article about Leviathan and the succesors as you said in pattern recognition n19. I started around the first innistrad and got to admit this property of the blue color is quite interesting. Also how it combined with green to make the planeswlker kiora and how it made Sky Swallower transform into Simic Sky Swallower, apart from the old creatures maybe the difference in sustainability like Denizen of the Deep vs Inkwell Leviathan as they seem to be divided in two, those who "harm" you and those who seem normal. Maybe talk also about those that work better with islands only like Scourge of Fleets their combination with cards like Whelming Wave, Quest for Ula's Temple and Artful Dodge and finally a their evolution around magic years and maybe, make a deck?

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on revoking your library card

1 week ago

Nice to see a Stitcher Geralf list! One of my favorite characters in modern-day Magic, to be sure.

There are several ways you can go to improve this list. You can add more fatty creatures for Geralf to abuse, or just to pressure lategame, and you can continue to add to the milling theme.

Lorthos, the Tidemaker is a pretty big creature that essentially makes a "game over" in a 1v1 matchup. You'll also never be sad to mill him into a zombie.

Fatestitcher is an on-flavor card that can be unearthed from your graveyard after you've milled it to untap Geralf and re-use his ability again.

Artisan of Kozilek allows you to reanimate something huge from your graveyard that you haven't had the opportunity to exile away. Pretty gigantic threat on its own, too.

Wonder is an incredible creature to dump into your graveyard, thereby giving all your powerful zombie abominations evasion.

Geralf's Masterpiece is flavorful, but it also allows you to repeatedly recur it by discarding cards. A monstrous attacker in its own right.

Breaching Leviathan shuts down all of your opponents for a full round if you're able to amass the mana to hardcast it. Otherwise, milling a 9/9 will definitely create a huge zombie.

Tromokratis also falls into the category of "giant beefy blue creature that's good to mill into a zombie." Not bad to cast on its own, either.

Deep-Sea Kraken can be cast early on for its suspend cost, and then accelerate out much quicker, since it removes time counters whenever ANY opponent casts a spell.

Forgotten Creation is powerful card advantage that lets you get rid of more useless cards in favor of drawing into better answers.

Inkwell Leviathan is a monster that's extremely hard to get rid of, has meme-levels of power and toughness, and is one of the few blue creatures with trample.

Frost Titan is yet another strong blue finisher that shuts down a single permanent essentially so long as you can get it to keep attacking.

Pal00ka on revoking your library card

2 weeks ago

First, I think a deck headed by Geralf will have an extremely hard time milling an opponent out because he isn't meant for that type of deck, imo. Phenax, God of Deception is a better option to which you could bring a lot of your deck too but also take advantage of some great Dimir mill cards too.

Regardless, here's how I think you could improve this:

Anchor to the Aether, Time Ebb, Griptide, etc. allow you to snag an opponents' favorite creature (and not guess/hope a creature was actually on top of their deck) to which you immediately activate Geralf to "improve" them. Janky control but that's how I play, take from that what you will.

Is this 1v1 or multiplayer? I love Mind Sculpt but if this is multiplayer it will be subpar, sadly. What about Mesmeric Orb instead?

And blue is king of draw, so why play Dictate of Kruphix or Kami of the Crescent Moon? Please choose nearly anything else (Blue Sun's Zenith, Brainstorm, Ponder, etc.) that doesn't also give your opponent(s) an advantage too. You're already running a janky commander, no need to further disadvantage yourself.

It's also surprising you're running very few actual threats too. Why? Why not more guys like Scourge of Fleets, Tromokratis, or Inkwell Leviathan who will be fun "stitchings" or legitimate threats if hard-casted?

Geralf is a very atypical mono-blue commander, kudos for building him, but I think this can be improved. I'd be happy to check back to help with that process!

DRmagic2017 on YABBD (Yet another budget Breya deck)

4 weeks ago

Hello! I started at Shards of Alara release and I really enjoyed playing artifacts of Esper. I still like Artifacts theme and your deck looks nice. Of course it would be great to add some useful cards. I would recommend to replace Tezzeret, Master of Metal with Tezzeret the Seeker . Tutors are always needed in EDH. Enlightened Tutor is the best with artifacts.Master Transmuter can also help you a lot. For example it puts into play such monsters as Inkwell Leviathan or Darksteel Colossus. But it also costs 17-20 $. If you are interested in cheaper but useful cards: Indomitable Archangel gives your artifacts shroud and Silverskin Armor turns equipped creature into an artifact and gives it +1/+1. And don't forget about Platinum Angel if you don't want to loose the game :) Good luck!

Daedalus19876 on Riku, the Clone Commander

1 month ago

Here are some cards that I might immediately cut:

Academy Elite, Aeon Chronicler, Bloodbraid Elf, Bogardan Hellkite, Breaker of Armies, Dragon Mage, Flameblast Dragon, Hamletback Goliath, Hermit of the Natterknolls  Flip, Horizon Chimera, Hypersonic Dragon, Inkwell Leviathan, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Keranos, God of Storms, Kruphix, God of Horizons, Lorescale Coatl, Magus of the Future, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Memnarch, Mindwrack Liege, Murkfiend Liege, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Psychosis Crawler, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Quicksilver Gargantuan, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Scute Mob, Servant of the Conduit, Shipbreaker Kraken, Simic Sky Swallower, Somberwald Stag, Spellbreaker Behemoth, Spellheart Chimera, Surrak Dragonclaw, Talrand, Sky Summoner, Thassa, God of the Sea, Thromok the Insatiable, Tireless Tracker, Verdant Force, Vexing Shusher, Wall of Blossoms, Whisperwood Elemental, Wistful Selkie, Xenagos, God of Revels, Clan Defiance, Crater's Claws, Devastation Tide, Minds Aglow, Mizzix's Mastery, Reforge the Soul, Release the Gremlins, Seismic Stomp, Shamanic Revelation, Sylvan Scrying, Traverse the Ulvenwald, Unexpected Results, Urban Evolution, Volcanic Vision, Wheel of Fate, Arcane Denial, Clip Wings, Counterflux, Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift, Desertion, Disallow, Disdainful Stroke, Evacuation, Heroic Intervention, Insidious Will, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Negate, Plasm Capture, Sulfurous Blast, Trap Essence, Turn Aside, Unsubstantiate, Visions of Beyond, Void Shatter, Voidslime, and TBH there are simply too many things to cut to list them all because my fingers are getting tired. I'd cut most of your planeswalkers, most of your non-ramp artifacts, and most of your enchantments.

My primary piece of advice here is that 1) You really should choose to prioritize abusing creatures OR spells, not both, because there are simply too few slots, and 2) you want your spells/creatures to do things in multiples. You don't need too much draw here because your mana is tied up doubling splashy spells, but you need a heck of a lot of mana ramp to keep up.

I don't mean to sound curt, sorry :( Hope this was at least a bit helpful! I agree with Lilbrudder that it's simply too many cards to reasonably cut down, and that you should take a little time and find a focus for the deck.

MAGESTIC_LLAMA on 2DollarEDH - Zedruu, giver of stuffs

1 month ago

Meh, I think I'm going to stick with this wincon and maybe add some creatures like Eternal Dragon and Inkwell Leviathan to close out the game. It's a shame that Laboratory Maniac is over two bucks

miampizza on I Equip, You Lose

1 month ago

What's good about Deathrender is that you can cheat out a big fatty after another. I feel like now the deck looks like a one-trick pony revolving around only Hellkite Overlord to win. While the card IS good, it's certainly NOT versatile and relying on only this beater to win will instantly shut you out of certain matchups.

I playtested a bit and although I could cheat out the dragon quite early on, I didn't feel like he should be your end-all be-all card alone. What if someone uses an Unsummon effect? What if someone uses a Thoughtseize effect and remove your Deathrender from your hand? would you have to wait for 9 mana to play Bringer of the White Dawn even though his effect does not guarantee you'll recover your lost artifacts since it only triggers the next turn? What if an enchantment prevents you from attacking or how do you revive the hellkite if the game drags on?

I'm not saying the deck is bad, I really love decks that cheats out stuff. I myself piloted one for a few months at my local game store and it was nasty, but I didn't rely on just one creature to win, or else it's too obvious.

There are plenty of fatties out there like Blightsteel Colossus or Inkwell Leviathan to play around removal or just to make sure if they break your dragon you have another fatty coming up right away.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite you talked about your creatures being frail earlier. This card could fix it. It would make your opponent's cards crap while yours have decent stats.

Again those are just my thoughts feel free to ignore everything I've said since what matters is your fun only :D

NB: You CAN attach Deathrender to Inkwell Leviathan but you CAN'T equip it because of the shroud effect. Which matters little because you want to attach it anyway.

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