Creature — Whale
When Great Whale enters the battlefield, untap up to seven lands.
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Great Whale occurrence in decks from the last year
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Great Whale Discussion
2 weeks ago
I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks: I had been considering putting together a Tazri deck for a while prior to this thread (I have played her in the past but have since pulled the deck apart). I have been looking into a better balanced list here: Tazri which is far from done, but might give you some ideas. I am running Palinchron which allows for some additional combo lines above Great Whale (since it combos with Bramble Sovereign ) however if Palinchron is outside your budget then that's understandable.
2 weeks ago
The problem the food chain Tazri list is that the entire deck is devoted to the food chain line. The deck also heavily relies on the forbiddent tutors (e.g. Tainted Pact ) which got expensive as hell thanks to Thassa's Oracle .
One good budget alternative is to use Deadeye Navigator + Great Whale or Peregrine Drake with Tazri and Kalastria Healer as the same infinite line that the FCT decks do. The benefit of this line however is that you can still go ally heavy in the build and deadeye has good synery with the list. You can also use Eldrazi Displacer or Eternal Witness + Ghostly Flicker (which are both good cards in ally decks anyway) as redundancy on deadeye.
4 weeks ago
The main thing I'm seeing that this deck needs some work on is lowering your non-creature spells by a LOT and adding bounce enablers. Most Animar decks run less than 20 non-creatures and instead run similar effects on their creatures.
Other random suggestions: Walking Ballista is your most mana efficient finisher with Ancestral Statue. Vizier of the Menagerie is excellent draw on a damn good card. Shrieking Drake is a fairer version of Ancestral Statue. Clones like Dack's Duplicate, Stunt Double, etc. work great with land untappers like Great Whale and the others you already run.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly but there's still budget cards to pick through. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
1 month ago
Cloudstone Curio is amazing with morph creatures.
Walking Ballista is your best finisher here. Especially if you run Ancestral Statue as the above poster recommended. If you add these 2 cards, also add Weird Harvest to tutor the combo up. Shrieking Drake is another option that's a bit fairer than Statue if you're avoiding infinite combos.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
2 months ago
You avoiding Ancestral Statue combos on purpose? I guess either way, I'd suggest Neoform and Weird Harvest to look up your Cloudstone combos even though they're both a bit better with Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista. You can also substitute creatures that immediately replace their mana along with your morph creatures. Consider Beastcaller Savant, Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, Palinchron, and/or Stadium Vendors.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's Cloudstone and Ancestral combo and the list is pretty optimized. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
5 months ago
Oh wow, that's a lot of suggestions. Thanks king-saproling!
Lunar Force is an interesting idea that definitely synergizes well with Venser. However to use it properly, you'd be required to use a lot of mana (3 mana on the Force, while saving up another 4 for Venser). Though I think if the ability was a may-ability, it would totally be worth it.
Speaking of "mays," would the same trick work with Perplexing Chimera? I'm not familiar with the fine-print of the interaction, but I believe you could return Chimera to your hand as its ability triggers, and basically steal their spell with no downside (besides paying a total of 9 mana for the exchange)? If that would work, that would be pretty nifty indeed.
Okay, so the Ghostly Flicker/Displace cards are for the combos with stuff like Naru Meha, Master Wizard? Interesting. I haven't thought of that. Does this kind of fall in with your Sigil Tracer suggestion?
I've been keeping Equilibrium in the back of my mind for quite some time now. On paper it's a really good card, but I've found that most of the time, I'd rather be playing something else, and it becomes a dead card in my hand. It does synergize really well with Venser, but it's also pretty mana intensive.
Cloudstone Curio. Now that is a suggestion! I'm still not entirely sure about all of the implications of this card, but right away, I can see that it can potentially make Venser bounce one extra thing every time he hits the board. I suppose that it also makes it easier to bounce Venser back to your hand with another creature if you don't have one of the Gourmet Bagels out. It also allows you to infinitely bounce a Great Whale with a Peregrine Drake (or a Glasspool Mimic Flip/Clever Impersonator/Spark Double/Phyrexian Metamorph for that matter). A definite include.
8 months ago
Shipbreaker Kraken - Diluvian Primordial - Stormtide Leviathan - Tidal Force - Kraken of the Straits - Deep-Sea Kraken - Tromokratis - Great Whale - Colossal Whale - Scourge of Fleets - Inkwell Leviathan - Talrand, Sky Summoner - Aethersquall Ancient - Isleback Spawn - Grozoth - Gearseeker Serpent - Tidal Kraken - Pearl Lake Ancient - Merfolk Looter - Lorthos, the Tidemaker
10 months ago
Looks fun +1 from me!
Incubation Druid + Vigean Graftmage is cool. I feel like I'd seen it before but forgot it exists. I'd suggest outlets like Shaman of the Great Hunt or Thrasios, Triton Hero to dump all that mana once you have it
I run Deadeye Navigator and Palinchron in my Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck. Deadeye is cool with Omnath to use his first ability and zap away problem creatures or chew away opponent's life totals. With Palinchron (or Great Whale, or Peregrine Drake) this is now infinite mana and infinite damage! Mwahaha
Anywho, please check out my omnath deck and tell me what you think! I've been messing with it since he was first spoiled, but it's still a work in progress (as is any deck!). Have fun!