Stormtide Leviathan


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Stormtide Leviathan

Creature — Leviathan

Islandwalk (This creature is unblockable as long as defending player controls an Island.)

All lands are Islands in addition to their other types.

Creatures without flying or islandwalk can't attack.

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Stormtide Leviathan Discussion

NV_1980 on Braids' Phatt Palls

1 week ago

Hi itastelikelove,

Thanks for your comments. I'm not sure I'd choose the bounce effects you're recommending though. They seem a bit expensive to use compared to some of the other methods I'm already using. The Staff-Station combo also seems a bit far-fetched and not easy to pull off without tutors. Stormtide Leviathan is a nice defensive option, but in the current deck-setup he's also restricting my own attacks and that's not helping all that much. Scourge is already in here and has been very useful.

itastelikelove on Braids' Phatt Palls

1 week ago

Hey there! I've thought about making a Braids deck in the past, and I've done some other blue shenanigan decks, so I thought I'd share a couple of ideas.

If you're playing and copying Paradox Haze as much as possible, I'd consider adding Reality Strobe.

Voyager Staff plus Salvaging Station could be a great combo to lock opponents out of sharing Braids' ability

Stormtide Leviathan would be excellent in this deck, and Scourge of Fleets should be good too

gear12turbo on Kruphix Ramping Funtimes

1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendations! I'm definitely going to apply some of them, but not all of them, and I'd like to explain why: There are a few cards that you suggested I cut, that work sort of well but are not ideal, like Kiora, Master of the Depths Stormtide Leviathan, and Early Harvest, and they're in there because I actually own them. My collection isn't super big, and his is even smaller, so I was happy that I found any cards that I didn't have to buy. I had Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur on the list earlier, and I had considered Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger as well, but I want this deck to be fun to play against as well, and playing either of those cards makes you a HUGE target and are pretty miserable for everyone else when they come down.

Wiggyman on See That 1/1? That's Actually Blightsteel Colossus

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions Daedalus19876!

The problem with Polymorph is that it hits legendary creatures as well. I run four legendaries that I would rather not waste a Jalira ability on.

Sunder is honestly a great idea. I'll playtest it when I have time.

I was thinking about taking Darksteel Colossus out anyway, but I already tried it with Stormtide Leviathan. Tidespout Tyrant seems just overall like I would rather have one of the other three instead at any given moment. I might add Pathrazer of Ulamog, but it seems like I could be fine with just the other three creatures.

I tried the navigator after it was suggested, but it never really worked unless I tried REALLY hard to get the city's blessing.

Thanks for the unfortunate insight on Kaho, Minamo Historian. I thought it was just Isochron Scepter on a stick. Darn. Also, 'dramatic scepter'?! Cross between Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal I guess :)

Daedalus19876 on See That 1/1? That's Actually Blightsteel Colossus

1 week ago

Have you considered including Polymorph to be able to do Jalira's effect without needing her on the field (and thus when your opponents do not expect it)?

You could also run effects like Sunder to make your opponents unable to respond once you do drop your finisher. I'd also run an Eldrazi with Annihilator before I ran Darksteel Colossus, but that's more of a personal taste thing. I concur with the statement about Timestream Navigator, by the way. Other possible options are Tidespout Tyrant, Stormtide Leviathan, or Pathrazer of Ulamog.

Beyond that, the combo with Kaho, Minamo Historian+Dramatic Scepter doesn't work, since the spells that Kaho casts go to your GY after resolution.

I wish you the best of luck with this deck! :)

landofMordor on K.E.S.S|Kess EDH-Grixis Wizards #1

1 month ago

Lol it will be my pleasure, friend.

So Kess says only during your turns, and also an instant/sorcery. Automatically, that means I wanna move away from tons counterspells and more towards a value-based shell. Instants are still fine, since sometimes you'll need to respond, but you won't be able to flash back a counterspell very often, probably. Looks like you've already anticipated that, though, with some solid top-end value.

I'd prioritize focusing on a) your low-curve, and b) your threats.

For goal a) look at Ponder, Preordain, Anticipate, Minds Aglow, Diabolic Tutor, etc. Maybe some limited non-basic LD like Molten Rain (but not too much bc ppl will h8 u). Mass discard like Delirium Skeins will hurt your opponent more than you, probably. Artifact hate like Shatterstorm or Shattering Spree or Vandalblast will kill opponents' mana rocks. Graveyard hate like Learn from the Past and Commit / Memory. In general, you wanna pick spells that will help you survive into the late game, when Kess will shine. Card draw, cycling, and scry will help smooth your mana, too, and keep your hand/graveyard full of value. Oh, and stuff like Goblin Electromancer, Jace's Sanctum, Arcane Melee, and Curious Homunculus  Flip will be good.

Goal b) is up to you. Wanna cast Leviathans like Shipbreaker Kraken or Stormtide Leviathan? Wanna put in tons of cycling-themed finishers like Archfiend of Ifnir, Shadowstorm Vizier, and Drake Haven? Or just go straight value with Melek, Izzet Paragon and Talrand, Sky Summoner? Personally, I'd try to pick a neat theme, since Kess is fairly value-oriented by herself. I would be afraid of making it a "goodstuff" build, because those get boring to me after a couple of rounds.

Great start! Best of luck.

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