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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|Double Masters (2XM)||Rare|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
GU (Simic): 0.51%
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle Discussion
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Why in quack is Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle so expensive? The guy has $2 last I checked, so I kept him, and now here he is at $12.
2 weeks ago
1 month ago
There are various "types" of lands, for example:
In addition to these, there are also Snow lands, such as Arctic Flats, and Snow lands have their own rules. Any color produced by a Snow land or permanent may pay for a cost. They aren't very common, but they exist. For example Rimescale Dragon uses .
Now that we have established this, notice on the card Forest the typeline reads the following:
- Basic Land - Forest
What you are looking at is:
- Supertype Type - Subtype
In the case of Snow-Covered Forest, it reads:
- Basic Snow Land - Forest
This translates into:
- Supertype Supertype Type - Subtype
Cards such as Walking Atlas don't care what the land is you put into play, it only cares that it has the Land type. So yes, Walking Atlas can indeed put Dryad Arbor into play, despite being a Creature, as she is ALSO a land.
Cards such as District Guide will allow you to tutor any Basic Land (must have the Basic Supertype) or a Gate (must have the Gate Subtype).
With these examples given, notice how Evolving Wilds says to search your library for a BASIC land.
It is because the land MUST have the supertype BASIC within the typeline
Any land which does NOT contain the word BASIC is, by default, "non-Basic".
2 months ago
Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle is easier to cast only requiring 2GU whereas Zaxara, the Exemplary requires 1BGU. This means that it's easier to cast Arixmethes turn 1 or 2 than it is Zaxara. The other thing is that Arixmethes is a land which makes it a very hard to remove dork.
Though it is easier to go infinite with Zaxara using Freed from the Real than it is with Arixmethes, it is a very fragile combo that can lose because it can't find that aura. Sultai doesn't have great enchantment tutors, so you are only left with Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Demonic Tutor as means of grabbing it directly. The combo is also easily countered or stopped as all someone has to do is remove Zaxara (through anything from Swords to Plowshares to Cyclonic Rift). Arixmethes overall simply provides better consistent ramp which is what makes the deck stronger.
That being said, both decks can be strong, but one lends itself to more casual play than does the other.
2 months ago
I definitley love the way you are taking this deck. I once tried to build a Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle tribal sea creatures deck and it was trash. I think this is definitely a fun was to take it. The advice that I have for you:
- Pick one direction to take your deck in and go in that direction.
This will allow you have a much better deck as there is less of a chance that you will draw a card that is a blank in the current situation. I would, of course, recommend the sea-creatures theme with a subtheme of card draw, as this seems the most versatile and powerful.
- Cut the "value" cards.
I know this may be hard, but a lot of the cards in your deck don't really add to a specific game plan (e.g. Caged Sun). These are just adding to the cost and in my opinion, detract from the power of the deck.
- Remember Braids is symmetrical.
This may seem obvious, but she can allow your OP to get in some scary things. I would recommend adding about 5 ways to ensure that she benefits you more than your OPs. Propaganda is a step in that direction, but there are better options. Try to stop them from being able to use her trigger, or something else. I'm not sure of any specific card that can help, but I'm sure there are some. Try looking on EDHrec.com.
That's all the advice I can give. I'll check back in a couple of days to offer more, or just reply if you have a specific question. Good luck!!!
3 months ago
Its pretty simple: Do Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle counts as devotion to other cards while he is a land? I think this is an unique case and I never thought on it till now. I may be wrong but I think it does cause I think devotion counts the symbols on permanents, but I need to make sure.
4 months ago
I just came up with a pretty janky Tooth and Nail combo that works with Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle untapped, 6 other lands - or even fewer if you have mana doublers, and one additional mana (so 9 altogether). However, it requires at least 3 blue mana sources in your lands (including arixmethes) and at least 3 green ones (also including him). So no additional mana but T&N's casting cost is required (in contrast to the Palinchron/Eternal Witness combo).
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Step 5b: Instead of searching Craterhoof Behemoth with the Finale, just get yourself a Selvala, Heart of the Wilds onto the battlefield, saying the x from the finale is 100. Selvala gains haste and can tap for 100 mana of any color immediately. From this point on, mana doesn't matter.
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Altogether, you will need to "build around" this combo a bit, but I'll try it myself when I switch from Vorel of the Hull Clade to Arixmethes.