Creature — Leviathan
When Kederekt Leviathan enters the battlefield, return all other nonland permanents to their owners' hands.
Unearth (6)(Blue) ((6)(Blue): Return this card from your graveyard to play. It gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn or if it would leave play. Unearth only as a sorcery.)
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|Shards of Alara (ALA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Kederekt Leviathan Discussion
1 month ago
Daveslab2022 Yeah, I know how instants work, and how miracle works! I never said I didn't get it. Thanks for telling me though, however yeah, it could be complex to people that don't get priority being held. And, yes, I do believe that the 'best judges' is a vague enough term that I doubt it particularly matters, however I doubt without a time limit that at least most every player with knowledge of layering, priority, and most every card in the game should be fine as long as they aren't worrying about wins/losses and instead are worried about the rules they should be pretty much able to run through any 250 cards pretty easily.
Again, I did spend some time playing with this list for context: https://scryfall.com/@BeanKernel/decks/917e2948-7576-4d44-87b1-e27c121631c2?as=list&with=usd
After running through what lasted (about two hours, god dang) of gameplay and setting up some proxies for the cards I didn't own, I won with no losses and only two opposing wins against my unnamed relative who I played against (They messed up on casting a couple spells with incorrect targetting after a Kederekt Leviathan) otherwise no misplays.
Now personally, I do agree this isn't something necessarily good for new players, it seems to go well for intermediate players that want to see some cool practices with weird cards, but experienced players that know the rules don't need it, and players that don't understand some basic layering, state based effects and similar rules could end up missing issues the opponent has.
Seems like a boring format for anyone who doesn't mess up a lot and wants to improve, and seems like a boring format for people that even do like that as they can just study the real comprehensive rules. Memorization is key, and this format doesn't help a ton with that.
3 months ago
Thanks so much! These suggestions are great. Here's my thoughts:
Vigor: I didn't know about this card at all! This will create infinite zombies and my combos stay intact! Thanks.
Gravespawn Sovereign: This card needs to be tested, like, yesterday. How haven't I heard of this card?
Stinkweed Imp: I've tested most of the dredgers, and they always felt really lackluster to me. If I put in the whole package, it would probably become a lot better, but I don't want to overhaul half of my deck.
Void Winnower: I actually own this card, but I don't know what to cut for it. All of my reanimation targets provide insane value, but this seems as good as any. Do you have any thoughts on what to cut for it?
Kederekt Leviathan: Once I start to pick up the more pricy instant-speed reanimation, I'll probably put this in as a gotcha! card, but for now, I'll stick to my guns.
Phyrexian Delver: Well, that seems like a no-brainer. How am I not running this?
Thanks so much for these suggestions!
3 months ago
Hi there, this is Voidia/Lime_Blue, the Author of SBT Combo.
This list has a great start to a mid-tier SBT deck and reasonably close to what I might play if I wanted to power-down my own cEDH deck, so you have a great foundation to work with. I'll try to keep my recommendations fairly budget and more in the realm of niche tech, because obviously duals will help the deck, but we already know that.
Living Death: This card is an absolute powerhouse because of the self mill the deck is already trying to do.
Basalt Monolith: Combo's with Mesmeric Orb and doesn't require haste on a creature.
Vigor: Any self-shuffler will do, but the turtle buffalo is my favorite. With a mesmeric orb combo, this will create infinite zombies and won't reset your progress like an eldrazi titan.
Gravespawn Sovereign: A more unconventional zombie lord, he can snowball extra tokens into larger bodies, also reanimates everything when you set up the previously mentioned infinite outlet.
Stinkweed Imp: Stand in for all the high dredge options, Dredge is super powerful in this deck for filling the yard with reanimate targets and getting a statistically guaranteed zombie.
Void Winnower: One of the most powerful early reanimation targets that puts up a quick clock while heavily restricting your opponents.
Kederekt Leviathan: Tech reanimate choice if you need to reset the board of problematic permanents. Works very well with the enchantment reanimates like Necromancy because you get the enchantment back to use on something that will stick around.
Phyrexian Delver: All I need to say is Vilis.
Hopefully these give you some ideas about how to kick it up a notch with this deck. Happy Milling!
4 months ago
Umbilicus is a great suggestion as a way to blink your boss so others don't benefit from her. Any blink cards would be really helpful. Blinking Kederekt Leviathan or Scourge of Fleets could keep the game in a constant holding pattern if you need time to build mana etc (but could get really annoying).
5 months ago
5 months ago
6 months ago
@darth87 I usually don't like to include more tutors (even if it's probably just getting Wonder). This card would fit better in a Muldrotha deck, where you can cast the card you get with Gravebreaker Lamia without wasting resources like a Victimize like this deck most likely would, and you can save more mana with the more spells you cast (instead of just saving when you cast Kederekt Leviathan/Corpse Connoisseur/Vizier of Many Faces like this deck would).
6 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
I had previously bought all the creatures you'd mentioned when assembling this deck on MTGO.
The Simic Sky Swallower just feels weirdly vanilla to me. It's obviously not with three separate abilities but given the sweep or unblockable nature provided by the others, Shroud and Flample just don't excite me the same way.
As for the Kederekt Leviathan I considered and dismissed it because, for that mana, I'd much prefer a one sided board sweep. Sure, we'd have a 5/5 when all was said and done but things like Teferi's Protection would mess us up badly on that play. I just don't like the risk it exposes us to.
The Kiora planeswalker is valid. Kiora Bests the Sea God would be magical One on One but somewhat less so in Multiplayer and the Reef Worm just feels like too many hoops to get to my Kraken. I'm very impatient and lazy. I want my big stuff NOW.
I really appreciate the input though! I'll have to test with the Serpent of Yawning Depths soon.