Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle

Legendary Creature — Kraken

Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle enters the battlefield tapped with 5 slumber counters on it.

As long as Arixmethes has a slumber counter on it, it's a land. (It's not a creature.)

Whenever you cast a spell, you may remove a slumber counter from Arixmethes.

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Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

6 days ago

Field of Flowers

Creature - Plant

Defender, Hexproof

Field of Flowers enters the battlefield tapped.

: Add one of any color.


Seriously, just make it a damn land and get it over with! Though actually it's a tremendously good card. First of all, it costs you literally nothing. Second of all, it fixes mana for all decks. Third of all, it can't be targeted which means it can't be blown up. Fourth, it kicks off ETB triggers that care about creatures. Fifth, it's a chump blocker you can beef up. It'd probably be printed at Rare and people would be wondering why it isn't Mythic. I'm sure it'd be at least a $30 card once it finds a home. It'd probably land in Jund, which would push it up to the $45 mark at least. I mean, Hell Wrenn and Six hit $100. Anything's possible now haha

Make another land creature, like Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle , but this time in Rakdos or Gruul.

CrowMutini on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Windstealing Shipmage

Creature- Goblin Pirate

Whenever Windstealing Shipmage attacks, if you control another creature with flying, it gains flying until end of turn.

Plunder 4


Reimagine Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle to be a little more powerful+flavorful.

Yesterday on Can Hex Parasite go in ...

1 month ago

Please link the cards when you post a question in future, it makes it somewhat easier to deal with.

Hex Parasite & Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle

No, I'm afraid not. In EDH, all the cards in your deck must conform to the 'colour identity' of your Commander. Hex Parasite as a card doesn't have a colour, and as a permanent doesn't have a colour. But this is different from the colour identity of the card.

The colour identity is derived from the colour of the card + the colour of any mana symbols in its mana cost and rules text, except for reminder text.

  • Hex parasite has in its rules text, so it has a black colour identity.
  • Dust Stalker has in its mana cost, so it has a black & red colour identity.
  • Pontiff of Blight has only in its reminder text, so its colour identity doesn't include white.
  • Sphinx of the Guildpact as a card is all colours, so it has a WUBRG colour identity.

LadyZ on Tuvasa - Enchantment Deck

2 months ago

A new land was printed recently that you're gonna want to look at: Hall of Heliod's Generosity . You can also look for Verduran Enchantress , Hero of Iroas , and Sterling Grove .

I'd look at cutting Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle and Hydra Omnivore

Ascarmillion on Any cards like thing in ...

3 months ago

Im searching for a list of knowned powerful cards that have a etb effects were they enter the battlefield with a certain number of counters, and then u have to remove them for something to happened, cards similar to Thing in the Ice  Flip Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle Dark Depths

Flagellum on MagicalHacker

4 months ago

MagicalHacker I will keep an eye out for it! But I apologize, as I may have worded my last post poorly. The deck I'm tearing apart is Karametra which seemed slow/clunky as a ramp type general and I was contemplating building Marwyn, the Nurturer , Feather, the Redeemed or Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle .

Marwyn would be another ramp general but is much faster. She has the support of elves and can achieve infinite mana quite easily even without Marwyn which is nice. Seton, Krosan Protector was another thought but druids are a bit more limited and are mostly useless without Seton (aside from Gilt-Leaf Archdruid ).

Feather seems fun/easy to build but I tore apart my Zada deck which was very similar (granted it focused on generating tokens which is what my Purphoros deck did). Voltron isn't necessarily my thing (Both Rafiq and Karlov taught me this) so I will probably abstain.

Lastly, Arixmethes is the only one not like anything I've made before but that might be due to it's type/color. Can also easily go infinite green but seems slower than Marwyn. However he is in Simic colors which can enable more shenanigans. A 12/12 is amusing for general but non-sea creature themed decks are a little harder to come by!

Flagellum on MagicalHacker

4 months ago

Hey MagicalHacker, saw your vid on EDHrec. Seems like you're "moving on up" perhaps even to the East side... Puns aside, I require your assistance or suggestion and appreciate all the help you've given me in the past. I'm stuck between commanders and plan on liquidating one of my decks that just isn't playing like I want to (that being Karametra). So the commanders that I'm contemplating is:

Marwyn, the Nuturer: elf tribal more or less. Marwyn can go infinite with just a few elves and things like Umbral Mantle or capable of generating large amounts of mana with cards like Seeker of Skybreak or Quirion Ranger ECT. Finishers would be green staples Craterhoof Behemoth or Worldspine Wurm . Maybe Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre for laughs. Generate a lot of mana and cast a huge Hurricane or Squall Line offset by beat downs or Wellwisher . Heck Killer Bees would be a funny way to kill someone... Tighter budget due to less trade then the next 2 commanders.

Feather, the Redeemed : cantrips for CA. But this would feel more like Colton. But she also seems like the flavor of the month atm but reminds me of my old Zada deck so I have most the caltrops already before the price hikes due to the hype.

Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle : not your typical commander. Uniquely a land but can still be modified by how creatures etb as well as landfall. Can generate infinite mana with Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura for shenanigans. Not doing sea creature tribal so finding good lists is a little harder to find. Doesn't interact with counters like typical Simic commanders but becomes a huge 12/12 beater when activated. Lots of cantrips that allow for being unblockable.

Any advice or reccomendations would be greatly appreciated!

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Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GU (Simic): 0.51%