Creature — Leviathan


Leviathan enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step.

At the beginning of your upkeep, you may sacrifice two Islands. If you do, untap Leviathan.

Leviathan can't attack unless you sacrifice two Islands. (This cost is paid as attackers are declared.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Leviathan Discussion

bushido_man96 on Sea Monster Tribal

2 years ago

Thanks for these suggestions, Hexaflexagon. I'm not too worried about tutoring, as its mainly meant to be a casual deck with a fun theme. I had thought about Nimbus Swimmer , but just went a different direction. I do like Spearbreaker Behemoth , but doesn't fit the tribe, but is great support. I could definitely see adding Murkfiend Liege , especially for untapping Leviathan and Island Fish Jasconius .

The mana base is as it is mainly because of budget. I just can't afford to go get $80 lands, and some of the better ones I have are going in more focused decks.

Thanks for taking a look!

legendofa on Card creation challenge

2 years ago

Hellsea Primus

Creature - Leviathan Demon

When Hellsea Primus enters the battlefield, it deals 3 damage to each creature.

When Hellsea Primus dies or is exiled from the battlefield, put 3 -1/-1 counters on each creature.


You know that Leviathan versus lighthouse look? Take that, tun the water black and set it on fire, then add a billion spikes to the leviathan. That's the art for this thing.

Create a functional creature card with defender and haste.

Geralf_Cecani on Saheeli polymorph

2 years ago

Important note: this is not Baral. It is for casual multiplayer: the purpose of this deck is not to stop anyone playing magic before you draw your one-of Polymorph into Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.

It's meant to fuck around and occasionally drop a Leviathan. As such it'll need around ten polymorphs to actually hold itself together :\

Argy on Mechanics that never really worked

3 years ago

Oh I probably just mucked up the details.

The game was over a year ago.

All I remember is that it WAS the extra 1 Trample damage, attached to the Leviathan, that sealed us the game.

Caerwyn on Mechanics that never really worked

3 years ago

I am not sure I see how the banding helped in your story. Had you attacked with both creatures unbanded, victory was still assured (your Leviathan would be double blocked, dealing 5 damage to creatures, 5 damage to opposing team), and your Icatian Infantry would go unblocked, dealing 1 damage, for the total fatal 6.

Argy on Mechanics that never really worked

3 years ago

This conversation is just warming up.

I must be the most out there brewer in the world, based on a lot of the comments here.

Examples below.

Before I get to those, I totally agree about Outlast.

We couldn't even make it work in my friend's deck that had Abzan Falconer in it.

As people pointed out, the mechanic was just too slow.

landofMordor if you missed the Theros block then I'm not surprised that you don't see the beauty of Hypnotic Siren.

Thing was crazy. It gives you an early flier, good for Aggro, or a LATE flier, good for Control, that leaves a Creature behind if the Enchanted Creature dies.

I had it in so many decks.

StuBi has only built three decks in his life.

The first one was Fleet of Foot, which went heavy on the Dash theme.

To this day his favourite card is Sprinting Warbrute.

As with a lot of these mechanics, they sometimes work best when you only have a few cards with them, in your deck.

The most successful deck I ever built for StuBi, if not THE most successful deck I ever built, focused on Melding Gisela, the Broken Blade and Bruna, the Fading Light, and then equipping them with Stitcher's Graft.

Angelic High

Unfortunately StuBi doesn't write match reports, but the thing won so many FNMs that it wasn't funny.

12/13 with Flying, first strike, vigilance, and lifelink coming atcha.


Bolster is amazing in the DTK Cube I built.

Tarkir Skies

Mostly because of Enduring Scalelord.

I agree that it wasn't the best in Constructed.

Finally, banding.

Here, said my friend, build me a Mini Cube out of all these old cards I have.

(Argy looks at cards, sees that just about every Creature card has Banding on it)

Do not put Leviathan in that Cube, another friend said, no one will EVER pick that card.

The first time we play the Cube NO ONE is picking or , so I start to. We are playing 2HG. I happen to be partnering with my friend that said not to put Leviathan in.

Don't you pick that card, he warns me.

On the first go around of the last pack, I pick Leviathan.

Great, he says, we have lost.

We got ahead in the game, mostly through me saccing two Islands so that we could have a 10/10 Leviathan blocker sitting on the field.

It got to a stage in the game where our Opponents were down to six life, with a 2/2 and a 2/3 on the field.

I sacced two Islands so Leviathan could attack, paid to Band it with Icatian Infantry, and hit for game.


None of these anecdotes prove that any of the mechanics are great, just that they CAN work if you a build a creative deck that utilises them well.

Plus ... I just like telling Magic stories.

MP1234 on 50 Shades of Mana-Screwed

3 years ago

First post on this forum - I recently picked back up on MTG for the first time since I was 12 and playing without knowing the rules whatsoever. Ie my best friend and I thought that Leviathan was most powerful card ever having opened two starter Mirage decks. After picking back up on the game, I went rummaging through my parents attic praying that I somehow had some Power 9 from a trade or something. Clearly I did not.

Anyway, I found this deck by googling unbeatable MTG deck. First thing I thought of to compete with this deck was playing a Sphinx's Tutelage deck along with some cheap life gain spells like Blessed Alliance to stay alive until the graveyard fills up.

Thoughts? Trying to learn the game to recreate my lost youth.

xoxoxo on Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions.

Theme is pretty important, budget is low, I wouldn't want to spend more than a couple dollars on a single card. Combos are good, just not competitive "win before T5 w/ 2 cards" combos. Weak but clever or flavorful combos are fine.

Tidal Flats looks GREAT. Keeps other players off my back, totally fits the theme, this is definitely going in. Sorta like a cheaper themier shittier Conspiracy. Exactly the kind of card I'm looking for.

I also fancy Gorgon Flail. I've already got Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real. I've also got a Pirate Ship I could include for a poor mans Horseshoe Crab combo.

Thing from the Deep and Sunken City are definitely getting the boot. I was thinking Sunken City might be a good way to give my camarid/kelp/starfish tokens some bite, but something like Polymorphous Rush would be a lot more fun...

I figure I could at least sac Polar Kraken and Leviathan to Homarid Spawning Bed when the upkeep becomes too much, but some of these fatties are basically just in there for flavor/because I like them, their inclusion is hard to defend on merit. Plus, it's always extra satisfying when you win with some really horrible creature.

The combo w/ Tolarian Serpent is also pretty gimmicky, not sure if there's a any mono blue graveyard play that would make it worth it. I've got a Reminisce, from Onslaught, with water in the art :) Would this still be useful if I pulled the self-mill stuff, though?

Homarid Shaman is there 100% for the satisfaction of hosing beefy mono green decks with a lobster holding a magic wand. BLEATS OF DESPAIR!

I haven't gotten much mileage out of High Tide, I just added Great Whale which might help, but I expect you're right and this should be cut. Could repeat it w/ an Isochron Scepter but there's so few instants and sorceries it would be a dead card most of the time. Not much good ramp in blue for my fatties :(

Ring of Evos Isle seems like a better way to protect my creatures than Vanishing (and arguably more theme friendly), as fun as phasing is. I'll have to grab a one.

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