|(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)|
90.9% 9.1%as of Core Set 2021
Whale is a seldom-used blue creature type used for marine mammals that can vary greatly in size. Distinguishing features include fluked tails and blowholes for expelling water. They are hunted as a source of meat, blubber, and bone.
History[edit | edit source]
The first creature to bear the type was Killer Whale in Exodus. The Narwhal from Homelands was issued errata in the Grand Creature Type Update to become a Whale instead of subtype Narwhal. The third, and last for most of Magic's history, card with the subtype Whale was Great Whale from Urza's Saga. More recently, however, Magic 2014 has added Colossal Whale and whales were also featured in the Kaladesh block.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Kaladesh[edit | edit source]
Notable Whales[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Prior to Khans of Tarkir's Wetland Sambar (an elk), whales were the only real-world mammals (aside from humans) to be featured in Blue.
- Ukkima, Stalking Shadow is the first legendary Whale.
- Pursued Whale takes inspiration from Moby-Dick, while Colossal Whale takes cues from either the story of Jonah or Pinnochio.
- "Whale" is also the nickname for players who are willing to spend large amounts of money on collectible products.
Tokens[edit | edit source]
|Whale||Blue||Creature — Whale||6/6||When this creature dies, create a 9/9 blue Kraken creature token.|