Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle

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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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Rare
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan 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

DeinoStinkus on If imprisoned in the moon ...

1 week ago

Yes, similar to how Dryad Arbor is affected by summoning sickness and Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle cam attack as soon as it loses its land type.

TriusMalarky on Building a commander deck... Help

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.

TypicalTimmy on Winota of Drannith

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.

Compare this to Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle who is a land while on the battlefield, but not a land while in any other Zone. Therefore, no Walking Atlas may NOT put Arixmethes into play.

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".

bossomus on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

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.

Kiran_M on Braids' Aquarium

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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

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!!!

pedroedmarcos on Arixmethes gives devotion as a ...

3 months ago

Hey there,

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.

mtgdani92 on #JasonDiesFirst - Arixmethes Primer

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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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.

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