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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle Discussion
2 weeks ago
A friend in my playgroup used to play land bounce decks with a lot of Moonfolk
I think these would also be great for you:
2 weeks ago
The perfect card to fend off an attack, as when a creature changes controller, it's removed from combat: simply cast it during combat.
Are you losing because your opponent has a scary board or a big unblockable untargetable lethal voltron commander? Kill them with their creatures. This is especially aggravating if you control little to no creatures, like after a onesided boardwipe (looking at Cyclonic Rift and similar).
Your opponent has a creature based infinite mana loop (like with Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle) and you need that infinite mana at instant speed? Go for it. Just before the end step, be sure to sacrifice their creatures to a sacrifice outlet, if you got any. Just to be grateful.
Do you want to collaborate with one of your opponents? Team up with somebody and make your board attack in your teammate's turn.
The card's versatile, with style.
on Tasigur cEDH
3 weeks ago
@RNR_Gaming - You think Freed from the Real + Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle is worth including? Or Freed with some combination of the creatures you listed above in place of Arixmethes? Kinnan looks like an all star, I will definitely keep an eye out for that card. I'll admit when I first read through your comment, i thought each of those creatures was heavily overcosted, but if i think of them as combo pieces for Freed, it makes much more sense. Haha. They don't serve any alternative purposes is the only issue. I quite like Krosan Restorer, i may order one of those at the same time as Freed if i decide to add that combo. I also really like the recursion stapled onto Fatestitcher, because that could be the key to me winning. I think those are the two I would consider as an alternative to Arixmethes. I am having a hard time balancing win-cons to answers honestly. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it!
on Tasigur cEDH
4 weeks ago
@enpc, TypicalTimmy, Lanzo493 - I have made some changes to the deck today. I swapped Krosan Grip for Nature's Claim, then I swapped the infinite mana combo of Grand Architect+Pili-Pala for Palinchron+Phantasmal Image/Deadeye Navigator. Since I picked up Palinchron I changed my ramp from artifact based to land based, swapping Fellwar Stone, all 3 Signets, and Darksteel Ingot for Fertile Ground, Utopia Sprawl, Search for Tomorrow, Rampant Growth, and Cultivate.
I couldn't find the copy of Freed from the Real I thought I owned, so the Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle combo I was considering didn't make it into the deck, though I would still like to hear y'alls thoughts on the matter. If you dont mind, in my previous comment I mentioned two decks I had laying around both Nicol Bolas is a THIEF! and the Mimeoplasm pre-con located here. If you dont mind flicking to those if you have a second and letting me know if any of those cards would better fit this deck.
Sorry to keep bugging you, but each of you seems to be competent in the format of cEDH and I want to get the best start that I can. I appreciate all of your time, and thank you again for all of your help!!
1 month ago
I would love to see krakens get more support in either green or black I think both work in different ways as we have seen with Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle and Wrexial, the Risen Deep. I am leaning more towards black for the lovecraftian horror.
1 month ago
Apparently a popular way to build Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle is sea monster tribal, but when I first saw it my first thought was voltron, hence arix on a budget. It consists of ramp to get him out on turn three when possible, a bunch of cheap cantrips to take off the slumber counters quickly, spells to make him unblockable and give double strike, and countermagic to protect him during the brief window between becoming a creature and wrecking your face.
2 months ago
I just put together a deck of my own with Koma, Cosmos Serpent , Serpent of Yawning Depths and Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle . I also added Arcane Adaptation so everything in the deck comes out as a Kraken, Serpents, etc. Which makes Nadir Kraken all the more fun too.