Chromescale Drake


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Chromescale Drake

Creature — Drake

Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs (1) less to play for each artifact you control.)


When Chromescale Drake enters the battlefield, reveal the top three cards of your library. Put all artifact cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

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Chromescale Drake Discussion

Falco101 on

9 months ago

The main strategy I'd go with is generating large amounts of artifact tokens/creatures to win with either riches or crazy recursion loops with giant beaters, sacking a few myr or thopters with something like Champion of Stray Souls to bring back all your giant beasties. This is just a bunch of possible options that would help with that strategy.

Suggested Lands, don't need that many basics since you won't be fetching that many in U/B
Choked Estuary
Dismal Backwater
Jwar Isle Refuge
Cephalid Coliseum
Geier Reach Sanitarium
Myriad Landscape
Meteor Crater
Arch of Orazca

- Vedalken Engineer
- Renowned Weaponsmith
- Palladium Myr
- Springleaf Drum
- Paradise Mantle
- Mistvein Borderpost
- Lotus Blossom
- Khalni Gem
- Azor's Gateway
- Spires of Orazca

Trixy spells, aka, all your mana are belong to us
- Scattering Stroke
- Drain Power
- Spell Swindle

Remove it
- Imprisoned in the Moon
- Vial of Dragonfire
- King Macar, the Gold-Cursed
- Gild
- In Garruk's Wake
- Sundering Titan

Generate Artifacts
- Magnifying Glass
- Ruthless Knave
- Revel in Riches
- Deadeye Plunderers
- Sly Requisitioner
- Genesis Chamber
- Prototype Portal
- Golem Foundry
- Pitiless Plunderer
- Myr Sire
- Efficient Construction
- Prying Blade
- Tamiyo's Journal

Beasties that like shiny
- Gearseeker Serpent
- Chromescale Drake
- Qumulox
- Barricade Breaker
- Herald of Anguish
- Necrotic Ooze
- Kuldotha Forgemaster

Can't touch this
- Prowler's Helm
- Writ of Passage

Tag, you're dead
- Grafted Exoskeleton
- Quietus Spike
- Scytheclaw

I'm not dead yet!
- Soul of New Phyrexia
- Artisan of Kozilek
- Betrayal of Flesh
- Champion of Stray Souls
- Diabolic Servitude
- Dread Return
- Ever After
- Hell's Caretaker
- Infernal Offering
- Profane Command
- Stitch Together
- Tempt with Immortality

Draw & Filter
- Monastery Siege
- Skullclamp

MTGsoccer13 on Budget Grand Architect Aggro

1 year ago

I figured someone would bring it up, probably should have put it in the description. Although the combo of Grand Architect+ Pili-Pala is cute, it doesn't do what the deck is trying to do. The deck is designed to play like affinity and dump its hand then win by having bigger creatures than your opponent for the first few turns then closing it out with Smuggler's Copter and/or Throne of the God-Pharaoh. It would just slow down the deck too much, and while the Walking Ballista alternate win-con is cool, I just don't think the deck can support Pili-Pala. It would almost be like putting Chromescale Drake into affinity. It sounds cool and you can have a lot of blowouts and maybe another way to win, but it is just not what the deck is trying to do.However, a different deck that plays the combo could be done, I just don't think this is the right style deck for it.

Thanks for the suggestion though, herringtonr

Naksu on U/W Affinity Control?

1 year ago

How is this deck affinity, when there isn't a single affinity spell ? I also don't understand the reason for Mox Opal or Springleaf since you cap out at 3 cmc. Atleast take out the Thalias for a finisher like Metalwork Colossus etc.. Ethersworn Canonist is already filling Thalias shoes. Thoughtcast is a staple in affinity I think. Since the strong point of affinity is the ramp to strong stuff through artifacts, I recommend in to looking to these and figure out what you wan't from it: Mycosynth Golem, Chromescale Drake, Myr Enforcer and Frogmite to name a few. Good luck brewing, trial and error.. Trial and error.. :)

robo12385 on

2 years ago

Some more cool Affinity things are Assert Authority, maybe 1 or 2 Broodstars, Chromescale Drake, Myr Enforcer, Thoughtcast, and if your willing to drop a bit of money, Mycosynth Golem and Hangarback Walker