Pearl Lake Ancient

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Pearl Lake Ancient

Creature — Leviathan

Flash

Pearl Lake Ancient can't be countered.

Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Return three lands you control to their owner's hand: Return Pearl Lake Ancient to its owner's hand.

Pearl Lake Ancient Discussion

Caerwyn on Blue Ocean Deck

1 day ago

Casual is a pretty difficult format to offer feedback for, since the metagame varied widely from table to table. To that end, I am going to try and offer advice that fits with the theme of this deck--the Blue Ocean. So, while it might be fair to say something like Judge's Familiar would be an upgrade to Cursecatcher , it would not work flavorfully, so I will not be making those suggestions.

To start, I do not think you need four copies of Pearl Lake Ancient . Strong as High Tide can be from a ramp stance, you're not going to be able to ramp into casting two Ancients in the same turn as your High Tides. Frankly, I do not think you have enough payoffs to really justify running High Tide , and you might want to focus instead on removal, counters, and card-draw. I would replace all four copies with two copies of the much better Nezahal, Primal Tide .

You are in Casual, which gives you freedom to run whatever counterspells you want. Rather than running Negate and Essence Scatter , both of which are conditional, consider running the classic Counterspell and Mana Leak .

Opt and Brainstorm are both great budget-friendly cards that can be cast during your opponent's turn to boost Brazen Borrower .

You do not quite have the high enough density of instant/sorcery cards (or fetch lands) to really make it shine, but Treasure Cruise is still an incredibly powerful card, worthy of a slot or two.

Long-Finned Skywhale is pretty mediocre, being a 4/3 for 4 that can't even block all the time. Tempest Djinn would be a good replacement--you can cast it as a 3/4 flier on turn 3, and it only gets bigger from there.

Hope some of this helps!

dogeconomics on Deck Quality Control

1 day ago

Hello friends,

(Disclaimer: My first post, so let me know if I need to make edits.)

Could anyone provide some feedback on my two decks? I’m getting back into this after 15 years. Yay. For now this is just for casual play. I don’t mind spending a few dollars, just not many dollars. Thanks for stopping by and for any and all help!

Blue Ocean Deck

Blue White Drakes

SynergyBuild on $23 Budget UW Control (Modern)

11 months ago

I had battlegrace as a budget Baneslayer, but Aetherling I think really is worth dropping a Pearl Lake Ancient for, diversifying threats and all.

elgosu1337 on

1 year ago

Just pointing out that you linked to the wrong deck with the same name.

Azusa, Lost but Seeking is almost a must in land decks. Storm Cauldron is great since you hurt opponents more than yourself, and it actually gives you bonus card draw. Horn of Greed and Nissa, Vital Force also give you card draw when you play lands. Patron of the Moon and Amulet of Vigor can give you infinite landfall with ways to bounce lands like Storm Cauldron, Cloudstone Curio, Simic Growth Chamber, Ghost Town, Meloku the Clouded Mirror, or Pearl Lake Ancient.

ToxicMoonlight on Thassa

1 year ago

Hi mushtard! I really like this deck list you have. I also have a Thassa, God of the Sea deck that looks almost like it! If I were to make some changes, I would take out any underwhelming cards like Thassa's Emissary & Sealock Monster for more impactful spells like Cyclonic Rift, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, & Pearl Lake Ancient. I'm also very unsure about the new Octopus Umbra. It's very flavorful, sure, but in a deck where your creatures are already big and scary it may not be that useful. I'll need to play with that more... If you ever want to take a look at my Thassa, God of the Sea deck and use it as a reference, you're more than welcome to do so anytime!


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Catpocolypse on WUBeR

1 year ago

Np for the feedback. I realized that you lack a alternate win con. Say that they Surgical Extraction you Thing in the Ice  Flip. You are countering they're stuff, prolonging the game for no reason. I'm thinking something along the lines of -2 Young Pyromancer, +2 Pearl Lake Ancient or another common control win condition.

Congrats on going to Nationals btw.

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