Job 40:15-24 describes Behemoth as a powerfully muscled, grass eating creature with “bones like bronze and limbs like bars of iron” that lives at the top of a mountain. The word has since come to be synonymous with “gigantic” although a specific size is never mentioned. Big and powerful, Behemoths fit solidly into green, but have been in every color except black (as it is used in the sense of “large creature” rather than a creature type).

Job 41 describes the Leviathan much more fiercely: he is a sea dwelling monster with scales so close together that no air can get between them and they “cannot be sundered.” When he sneezes he calls forth lightning, and he breathes smoke and fire. His eyes are bright enough that he illuminates the dark sea around him. He cannot be defeated by fish hook, sling, javelin, barbed irons or clubs and “when he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid.” Primarily blue, (with the exception of Simic Skyswallower and Nemesis of Reason), Magic emphasizes the large, sea dwelling aspects of leviathan rather than the more draconic fire-breathing aspect.

Commander’s Toolkit

Good Cards for Token Decks                                  

1. Rhys the Redeemed 

One of the very few one drop legendary creatures. Able to produce 1/1 elf tokens for three mana and make copies of all tokens you control for six mana. If you can find a way to keep him in play for that long he can get stupidly out of control.

2. Thragtusk/Armada Wurm

Because who doesn’t want five life and/or an army of tokens whenever these guys blink out and re-enter. Combine these two with a Flickerform or Conjurer’s Closet and you’re in business.

3. Doubling Season

Of course the infamous Doubling Season, For obvious reasons.

4. Nomad’s Assembly

This puts a 1/1 Kor soldier token into play for each creature you control, A great way to increase your board presence

5. Assemble the Legion

This card can get ridiculous, especially with Doubling Season. Watch as your soldiers spread like bacteria and eradicate any hope of defense.

6. Growing Ranks

Allows you to copy any token you already have every turn, oh look at this 8/8 Godsire token, I think i’ll have another one of those, and maybe another one next turn.

7. Mycoloth

This guy is a must have in any token deck, mainly because he has both the ability to act as an outlet and to produce tokens proportional to twice the number of creatures sacrificed upon entry.

8. Hero of Bladehold

The hero is especially good if you combine it with multiple attack steps or doubling abilities. It also has battle cry which powers up your tokens when they attack.

9. Dragon Broodmother

Great because it produces baby dragons on each player’s turn. They also have devour 2 which means they can eat some of your other tokens upon entry so you can have bigger dragons if need be

10. Awakening Zone/From Beyond

Why not have tokens that can produce mana as well as providing some form of defense. Well with these cards you can.

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(ps, these are great places to start commander decks!)