Serpent

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Serpent is a mainly blue creature type used for cards that depict big limbless reptiles with large heads. Unlike the similar landbound wurms, the snake-like serpents live in the sea.

The first card to bear the type was Sea Serpent in Alpha. More than twenty blue serpents have been printed. Other examples include Kukemssa Serpent, Denizen of the Deep and Harbor Serpent.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Alara[edit | edit source]

Alaran serpents mainly live in the seas of Esper. Like all lifeforms on that shard, they are infused with Etherium to varying degrees.

Amonkhet[edit | edit source]

Serpents are found within the Luxa River on Amonkhet.

When Razaketh transformed the Luxa into blood, most serpents either died or became highly aggressive.

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Dominarian Serpents lived in the large oceans, often in the deep sea, and were sometimes tamed by Merfolk. Regions where they came near the coast were Tolaria, Otaria and Jamuura.

During the Ice Age, large Serpents inhabited the snow, living similar to Hellions and Wurms.

Kaladesh[edit | edit source]

Kaladeshi serpents live in the sea and are known to hunt artifice and collect it in large quantities.

Mirrodin[edit | edit source]

Serpents were native to the Quicksilver Sea on Mirrodin. The Vedalken sometimes utilized them as guardians of their spires.

Rath[edit | edit source]

Serpents like the Sliptide Serpent existed in the Rootwater. Their fate following the Rathi Overlay is unknown.

Theros[edit | edit source]

Serpents like the Floodtide Serpent are among the sea monsters that exist in the seas of Theros. Like krakens, they are associated with Thassa.

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

Within the deep sea of Ulgrotha, the Marjhan lives. This serpent resembles an anglerfish and is known to hunt whales.

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

Zendikari Serpents mostly live away from the continents within the sea. Exceptions are the Shoal Serpent, who come near the coasts of Ondu. They are sometimes compared to “a reef that runs aground on ships". Serpents also cluster around the island Jwar, defending their territory viciously.[1]

Notable Serpents[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Creative Team. (November 11, 2009.) “A Planeswalker's Guide to Zendikar: Ondu”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
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