Great Whale

Great Whale

Creature — Whale

When Great Whale enters the battlefield, untap up to seven lands.

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Great Whale Discussion

Last_Laugh on

1 month ago

Exploration, Burgeoning, and Wild Cantor are 3 more options for turn 2 Animar.

Temur Sabertooth and Equilibrium are 2 more bounce enablers to abuse etb's.

Walking Ballista and Purphoros, God of the Forge make any infinite bounce combos lethal. I.e. Ancestral Statue or any Cloudstone Curio combo.

Palinchron goes infinite by itself if Animar has 4+ counters. Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are worth running also (Great Whale if Palinchron is understandably out of your budget).

Spellseeker/Neoform and Weird Harvest are worth running if you add Walking Ballista. Weird Harvest looks up Ballista/Statue for both combo pieces and Spellseeker/Neoform are the last pieces you don't already run for the most efficient combo line in Animar. It only requires Imperial Recruiter in hand, 2 counters on Animar, , and 4 life.

  1. Imperial Recruiter looks up Phyrexian Metamorph

  2. Phyrexian Metamorph for 2 life copies Recruiter and looks up Spellseeker.

  3. Spellseeker looks up Neoform.

  4. Neoform sacs Spellseeker to look up Ancestral Statue.

  5. Bounce statue over and over til Animar's power is double your opponents life totals and use Statue's final bounce trigger to return Metamorph to hand.

  6. Metamorph for 2 life again copies Imperial Recruiter to look up Walking Ballista for the win.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid ⫷PRIMER⫸

EVENcast on A Monster’s Guide to Volo [Primer]

3 months ago

Wandering Archaic  Flip is amazing and I went back and forth between it and Diluvian Primordial for the Avatar slot. I’ve yet to pull the primordial in a game so I’m waiting to make the swap until I see it in action. Archaic is far more mana efficient and will help protect the board, but the primordial’s trigger is immediate and potentially game changing. Super tough call, but something tells me the archaic might make the final cut. I didn’t even know Great Whale existed, what a cool card! Might have to save up for that one. Myr Battlesphere is going in the maybeboard as well. I’ve spent so much time tinkering with this build and I’ll need more play testing to figure out what to cut. Thanks for the awesome suggestions!

Lumovanis on A Monster’s Guide to Volo [Primer]

3 months ago

Ah yeah, forgot about the difference in his trigger. I also am a huge fan of Wandering Archaic  Flip, especially when it starts getting cloned. Also, why not Great Whale? Myr Battlesphere might also be a good choice.

Scytec on Unique Commanders

3 months ago

Deadeye Navigator + Great Whale can get you infinite mana. :p

enpc on Consultation Tasigur (Spicy-ish)

3 months ago

Scytec: I glossed over the fact that you weren't running Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal. I saw the deck the other day and was going off my memory of it (since I remember the Pili-Pala combo) however jumbled my memory up of it and then glossed over it today - you'll have to excuse me for that.

In that case, it puts even more stress on the deck as you don't have any redundancy on the comob pieces and are now splitting ramp between mana rocks/dorks (which are generally more efficient ramp pieces) and lands which you need to combo.

If you're going to go down the lands route, unfortunately the best card for it is Palinchron, which isn't exactly budget. Great Whale is much cheaper, but still quite costly. Personally I used to use Peregrine Drake, Palinchron, Deadeye Navigator, Eternal Witness and Ghostly Flicker in my Damia, Sage of Stone deck, however would use Tooth and Nail to play it.

The benefit of Tasigur here is that you can also use cards like Neoform and Eldritch Evolution to turn tasigur into the mana untappers. And Evoltion is great since it can really fetch any of the creature parts.

Either way, I would persoanlly make the call to lean more towards land based combos or rock/dork based combos, but not to split your resources down the middle. You can techincally get some overlap if you went Peregrine Drake + Deadeye Navigator and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal by adding in Eternal Witness since she can work with navigator and reversal to form a loop. But for me it's about getting that overlap without spending too many card slots.

Pikobyte on wahoogibaplumpkis

3 months ago

You miss some of the best and most onbvious inclusions here: Ghalta, Primal Hunger, The Great Henge, Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise all reduce their own cost. You can cast them for cheap but still get a high cmc cascade trigger. Kodama of the East Tree is also bonkers in my Imoti, allowing you to put 25+ lands into play untapped in a single turn, that’s especially great with Nyxbloom Ancient or Zendikar Resurgent. Also if you get your hands on a copy of Palinchron or Great Whale, you should consider them. It’s a free cascade trigger or they even ramp with a mana doubler/tripler or lands like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Aetherflux Reservoir is a strong finisher, often giving 150+ life in a single turn. You could also easily reduce the amount of lands quite a bit if you include more ramp and card draw.

That should be enough for a first input

RambIe on Thrasios/Tymna vs Kenrith

3 months ago

Sorry, enpc it's still a Kenny combo :)

Lampad of Death's Vigil +Great Whale + Kenrith, the Returned King ability also works
My biggest argument is that Thrasios can still be in deck as well as any other options that could be considered.

Ignore the double post, first one only posted partially and would not let me edit.

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