Crackling Drake

Crackling Drake

Creature — Drake


Crackling Drake's power is equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.

When Crackling Drake enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crackling Drake occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%


All decks: 0.14%


All decks: 0.28%

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Crackling Drake Discussion

usaDiabetic on Izzett dead?

1 day ago

I would run Light Up the Stage over the claims and discoverys. Also would like to see Crackling Drake in this list.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

I really like the design, although I think it's a tad weak, although Shadowborn Apostle is lowkey broken. Not sure, maybe it'd be fair. Difficult to gauge these effects.

Here's the Red one:


Creature - Elemental

A deck can have any number of cards named Flamekin.


At the beginning of your endstep, sacrifice Flamekin, then exile any number of cards named Flamekin in your graveyard. Each card exiled this way deals 1 damage to any target.


Probably very broken especially with Burning Inquiry, The Flame of Keld, etc.

I'm reissuing my challenge, as actually that's not what I meant, but very cool nonetheless.

So the Ascend/City's Blessing mechanic cares about the number of permanents

Undergrowth, Delirium, Threshold Crackling Drake all care about the graveyard, and the latter also care about Exile.

The Rack, Ebony Owl Netsuke, Iron Maiden, Venser's Journal, Sword of War and Peace, etc. Care about cards in hand.

I meant total number cards in library, or exile, or types in these zones etc. Is important to your common.

Frosto on Standard Phoenix

1 month ago

I like your idea of the Arclight Phoenix deck, keep the Phoenix's alive! I guess Crackling Drake is kinda obsolete now. Have you thought about Ox of Agonas or The Royal Scions?

RisingFeniX on Rising Phoenix

1 month ago

magwaaf I updated the list after the release of theros swapping Ox of Agonas for Brazen Borrower, cutting a copy of Treasure Cruise, Crackling Drake, and adding 2x Fiery Temper. I don't know if that was the question, please let me know.

Bolo33 on Please Help - cheap deck ...

2 months ago

Standard. Cheap?

That's hard to bear, for most. The thing I do to keep my decks cheap is avoid Shock Lands( Steam Vents and the like) and cards like Fabled Passage . I'm not denying their value, but are they really 10-20 times more valuable (in the game) than a card like Temple of Epiphany ? They both tap, and both give an add on.

Also, Sleeves exist, to protect cards. Cards can be bought cheaper when they are in a less-than-new condition. And foils are also a bit unnecessary, if your goal is to stay cheap.

Now for an actual idea. I was looking at the cards you liked at the top of this post. Pteramander and Crackling Drake are both big on instants, and getting Humongous as a result of them. Enigma Drake has already rotated, it is no longer standard legal. Two other red and blue cards that get Gargantuan as a result of instants/sorceries are Erratic Cyclops and Wee Dragonauts . Cards that help you cast such spells are Goblin Electromancer , and (sorta) Spellkeeper Weird . The instants/sorceries you want to cast with this can be damaging type, card advantage type, orcreature buff/debuff, or even the first two of these combined. (Counterspells are essential, too)

For Damage, Shock , Lava Coil and Electrodominance are good. Card-Drawing, Opt , Winged Words , and Chemister's Insight all draw and give card advantage. Infuriate , Sure Strike , and Sonic Assault both buff/debuff. Ral's Outburst both damages and gives card advantage. For a damaging deck, you may want Electrostatic Field . For a card-drawing deck, The Magic Mirror and Niv-Mizzet, Parun make a great combo. If you want to simply buff your creatures to victory, make sure to keep the pumping creatures.

Counterspells are essential, I find Quench is surprisingly useful. Ionize is great too, and everyone seems to love Mystical Dispute too, although it is pricey. Convolute is a cheaper (monetary-wise) thing to use.

I hope this helped you decide on cards!

Obrubnik99 on Please Help - cheap deck ...

2 months ago

Hello! About a half year ago my friends showed me MTG and i fell in love with this game. Until now, I only played with my friends so we didn't really care about the formats of MTG. I used three decks that i bought used from some guy. I think he didn't know much about MTG, because i bought all the three decks from him for like 3$. The decks were: 1. Preconstructed Planeswalker Deck Mu Yanling from Core Set 2020 (I think...) 2. Preconstructed Challenger Deck Second Sun Control 3. A blue-red nonpreconstructed deck in a plastic box with the name Izzet Drakes on it. It consists of cards like Crackling Drake or Enigma Drake or Pteramander and a bunch of sorceries and instants.

Now to the point. I would like to try some tournaments at my local shop. I'm not really familiar with the formats (so maybe someone could explain it to me, please) but the reason why i posted this in the Standard section is because two reasons: 1. There's a tournament for Standard every week that is free (I don't want to pay a lot when I'm beginning) 2. Someone told me once, that a competetivdeck in Standard will be much cheaper than in Modern

So i would like to probably build a competetiv deck for Standard, unless someon recommends me a better format. The reason why I want to build a new deck is because: 1. I don't think any of my current decks is good enough to be played in some (even small) competition 2. The only deck that is fully legal in Standard is the Mu Yanling Planeswalker Deck, which is probably the worst of the three

I want the deck to stay under 30$ if possible, and the other thing, that is probably impossible, but i will say it here anywayw is - I know that every autumn four of the oldest sets rotate out of Standard, so could it be possible to recommend a deck that would NOT rotate in autumn 2020? Please recommend some decks and help me! Thanks for all your answers!


P.S.: Sorry for the long post...

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on pioneer amulet

2 months ago

sweet deck. I'm still getting the hang of pioneer but why not Mindswipe over Syncopate , and why not the Kolaghan's Command or Flame Sweep or the Crackling Drake crew?

thinkoriginal on Rising Phoenix

2 months ago

For the SB, I've been sticking to (lately, at least) 4 counters, 4 burn spells, 4 planeswalkers, and 3 "other" slots. This covers Combo, Aggro, and Control. The "others" are meta dependent, but for me it has been another Crackling Drake for when an X/4 flying battering ram would only be better with another copy to cast, and then a choice between Abrade , Fry , or Aether Gust .

My counters, burn, and planeswalkers:

Mystical Dispute / Negate

Anger of the Gods / Mizzium Mortars / Magma Spray

Both Chandras you've listed, little Saheeli, and no-draw Narset

As for Anger of the Gods vs. Sweltering Suns , while it is a non-bo with Phoenix, Anger's exile effect is too good to pass up. I do, however, like the cycling ability on Suns, and its ability to chain into Phoenix recursion if you need to sweep your own side at the same time. I would say it's meta dependent, as well. If U/W control is very popular where you play, bring Anger of the Gods , because resilient threats will be the anti-meta cards you need to worry about, with creatures from Black Aggro, Dredgeless Dredge, and Hardened Scales needing to be exiled as opposed to killed. Against a more aggro-dense meta, Suns might be better for the card filtering.

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