Sharknado Invades Ikoria With Shark Typhoon

What’s scarier than sharks? FLYING sharks!

Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Ali Aintrazi, check out the Shark enchantment that has the Magic community buzzing from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths – Shark Typhoon!

In a set full of Godzilla Series Monster cards, Shark Typhoon may win the award for Most Flavorful Card in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths given its obvious ties to the American made-for-television sci-fi disaster film, Sharknado.

Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying, where X is that spell’s converted mana cost.

A six-mana enchantment that rewards its controller for playing noncreature spells with X/X blue Shark tokens with flying may be a bit expensive for competitive Standard play, but is more than acceptable for Commander battlefields.

But it’s the ability to create an X/X blue Shark token with flying at instant speed via cycling that has players of all shapes and sizes grinning from fin to fin, as it compares favorable with beloved white cycler from Scourge, Decree of Justice.

Cycling X1U (X1U, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Shark Typhoon, create an X/X blue Shark creature token with flying.

Will Shark Typhoon be a staple in Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Standard? Only time will tell but this Sharknado fan certainly hopes so.