Cultivator Drone


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Common

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Cultivator Drone

Creature — Eldrazi Drone

Devoid (This card has no colour.)

: Add to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a colourless spell, activate an ability of a colourless permanent, or pay a cost that contains . ( represents colourless mana.)

Cultivator Drone Discussion

Caerwyn on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

TypicalTimmy - Honestly, I'd be extremely confused, as it is a huge break of the colour pie. Mono-Blue does not generate coloured mana, with the three exceptions of: (1) Ceta Disciple , which requires Green to use the mana ability; (2) Sea Scryer , which only produces , and, further, is an older card, from an era where the colour pie was not as important as it is today, and (3) Vedalken Engineer , which is limited to artifacts. Further, all of Blue's mana generation is on permanents, not instant spells.

Modern Mono-Blue cards tend to generate , and this mana is often restricted in some way, such as with Curious Homunculus  Flip, Cultivator Drone , or Renowned Weaponsmith .

Properly, your card probably should involve both Red and Green. Green tends to be the colour of Colour fixing, while Red tends to be the colour of instant speed mana generation. Which, at this point, we've just reinvented Manamorphose .

If we wanted to do a Blue-inspired colour fixing instant, we'd still want the Red element, as Red gives us access to instant-speed mana generation. Something like:

Mana Alter


Add . Spend this mana only to cast an instant or sorcery spell.

New challenge: Take an previously-posted card on this thread, ideally in the past page, with a colour pie issue and rework it so it fits with our modern understanding of each colour's role.

Skoodly on Pauper Combo

1 year ago

702.118b You choose which creature to sacrifice as you choose to pay a spell’s emerge cost (see rule 601.2b), and you sacrifice that creature as you pay the total cost (see rule 601.2h)

So your Cathodion would die as you cast the card, then you'd add . Cultivator Drone might be a better target

RazortoothMtg on More combo help!

1 year ago

Suns_Champion: Alloy Myr also works to power up Puppet Conjurer for infinite. Similar to Puppet Conjurer you also have Ghoulcaller Gisa, Lich Lord of Unx, and Myr Propagator,, although those last two are gonna need a lot of mana dorks. I can think of Leaden Myr, Silver Myr, Alloy Myr, Apprentice Wizard (if you have a producer it gets you to the for Propagator), Crystalline Crawler, Cultivator Drone (Propagator only), Gold Myr, Magus of the Coffers, Lotus Guardian (painfully expensive), Opaline Unicorn, Scuttlemutt, Vesper Ghoul (although limited), and Kozilek's Channeler.

Another possibility I forgot is Drana's Chosen. The cohort part is easy with Zur as the commander, just tutor Arcane Adaptation and you have another Ally and an infinite combo.

Myr Turbine could be great as well. After playing it, Zur tutors Animate Artifact, Ensoul Artifact, or Tezzeret's Touch and puts it on Turbine, which then goes infinite with Intruder Alarm. Same idea with Summoning Station and Throne of Empires

Henryen on Deceiving, Crushing Hugs ft. Kruphix

2 years ago

There was a time where I was drawing 3 cards per turn while playtesting, although thinking about it that would make my opponents target me. Thanks for having me reconsider Psychosis Crawler. I will take it out and put in something more... worthy (ramp haha).

Cultivator Drone has always been a homie for me, but after your notes I do see where you're coming from. I guess I could drop the "-tivator Drone" part and keep the Cultivate! hehe

As for instants and sorceries, I would take out Fog then... I just didn't like how I was swarmed one time with 24 tokens. Respite makes it perfect for me to be able to cover at least one weak point of my deck. Also, maybe a delay could be what saves me? One could never know haha... and I will keep the counterspells just to have insurance for Kruphix and the big guys I'm planning on casting.

I never intended to flip Cryptolith Fragment  Flip, as I only have once in my life... it was more as some kind of mana ramp just in case I'd need it (and it has saved me in playtesting). I would keep it just to have the deck be more consistent, not having to worry if I don't draw the other island.

killinglights on Deceiving, Crushing Hugs ft. Kruphix

2 years ago

Howdy! The deck looks sweet, lots of cool cards. I just have a few suggestions to help tune it just a bit.

Creatures: I like the fatties- having a ton of extra mana is nice, especially for big colorless Eldrazi. However, I think some of your utility creatures are a little underwhelming. Cultivator Drone is a little underwhelming, since 3-mana is a lot for a mana dork. Some ramp spells fill this slot nicely, like Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. Otherwise, some cheap mana elves like Elvish Mystic and Fyndhorn Elves can do a lot as well.

TheRedGoat on Need help building a standard ...

3 years ago

Okay, so I checked out your old version of a U/B mill strategy (Miller Time was it?) and I'm not sure you can pull off one that is quite the same as that in the current standard.

Now I say this because there are no cards currently that gain power from having a large grave. Just from having certain cards in the grave.

So what you might should consider is setting true mill up as an aside to a delirium strategy, or one that uses creature recursion a lot.

For instance, Manic Scribe and Startled Awake  Flip apply a great basic and consistent mill, while cards like Distended Mindbender or Vexing Scuttler can abuse those creatures (Startled counts as a converted cost 4 creature when flipped and is in the grave by the time you'd choose targets for the Scuttler casting effect) to be cast more easily and put pressure on the opponent. Other Eldrazi centric cards help accentuate this like Cultivator Drone or for more expensive ones Thought-Knot Seer (or Exultant Cultist for the cheap side)

I've also got a mono blue deck that is set up to work without the sets that are rotating out so take a look if you'd like. (I'll link it here soon if you'd like)

Testaccount on Clue mill

3 years ago

Also, werenotworthy how would a Cultivator Drone help in this deck? It's mana would only work for 6 cards in my deck since I will never try to ramp up to my eldrazi, unless I get out Rite and mysteries, in which case would have too much ramp. It would just be a 2/3 for 3

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