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Serpent
Serpent.jpg
Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics
42 cards
{U} 78.6% {B} 2.4% {R} 4.8% {W/U} 2.4% {U/B} 4.8% {G/U} 7.1%
as of Modern Horizons 2
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type:"Serpent"

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[]

Alara[]

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

Amonkhet[]

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[]

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[]

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

Mirrodin[]

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

Rath[]

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

Theros[]

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[]

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

Zendikar[]

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[]

Dominaria
Ikoria
Kaldheim
Zendikar
Unknown

Trivia[]

Tokens[]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Koma's Coil Blue Creature — Serpent 3/3

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