Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Commander 2014 Rare
Rise of the Eldrazi Rare

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Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief

Legendary Creature — Vampire Shaman

Flying

: Target creature gets -0/-X until end of turn and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief gets +X/+0 until end of turn.

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Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Discussion

Wizno on Tribal Vamps

2 days ago

First off, welcome to the world of EDH! I think you'll find it's definitely one of the most fun formats you'll experience. As someone who has played tribal vampires before, I think I can offer you some suggestions based on my experience. Now I'm not sure what you're budget is for cards so feel free to ignore any suggestions that are out of your budget range.

Vampires are tricky because they don't have as much tribal support as say Goblins, Elves, or even Zombies so you really want the best they have to offer. I think that 44 creatures is a bit too high, even for a tribal deck, so I would cut and refine some of your weaker vampires.

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief
Vampire Nocturnus
Necropolis Regent
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Rakish Heir
Pawn of Ulamog
Markov Blademaster
Mirri the Cursed
Malakir Bloodwitch

These are a few ideas of some very powerful vampires that could easily be swapped in for some of the less optimal brood.

As with any EDH deck, your mana base is going to always be tweaked and upgraded to make your plays faster and more reliable. Now this is something you can do over time and as budget allows but some major lands to consider are:

Blood Crypt
Graven Cairns
Shadowblood Ridge
Rakdos Carnarium
Temple of Malice
Sulfurous Springs
Tainted Peak
Dragonskull Summit
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Cabal Coffers
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Now the latter 3 lands are included for explosive ramping and because I've found most tribal vampire decks are more black than red. Another thing to keep in mind is that generally, you don't want less than 36 lands in your deck unless you have a lot of mana rocks to support less. Olivia is a very mana hungry commander so I would suggest about 38 lands.

Along similar lines, I would include the following mana rocks to further ramp/filter your mana:

Rakdos Signet
Sol Ring
Talisman of Indulgence
Darksteel Ingot/Commander's Sphere

While not traditional "ramp", Urza's Incubator can be very helpful in this deck since vampires tend to be a bit higher mana costed.

You'll want to include a few cards to help you draw more cards just to get more power from the deck. There's a lot of options out there but one card I strongly suggest is Phyrexian Arena.

The same goes for your removal. A little spot removal and a few board wipes should have you covered.

Two pieces of equipment I feel no Olivia deck should be without are Basilisk Collar and Blade of the Bloodchief.

If you want another powerful combo for the deck besides the two blood enchantments, you could look at Bloodchief Ascension+Mindcrank.

I hope these ideas help! Best of luck to you with your deck!

TheACTR on Card creation challenge

6 days ago

Drana's Embrace

Legendary Enchantment

: When target creature goes into the graveyard this turn put it into play under your control. It's controller loses life equal to Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief's power.

Next card: Make a bird.

Busse on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Meren's Scepter

Legendary Artifact

General's Weaponry: Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Black creatures you control get +1/+1

: Create a 3/2 Black and Green Zombie creature with "Sacrifice this creature: All creatures get -2/-2"

"All of Jund will belong to me, or meet infinite decay..."


Do something like this but specifically for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief

jparker-sartori21 on help with my buget mono ...

1 week ago

Add the bloodline keeper and remove Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief. Also, I wouldn't use either Kalastria Highborn or Blood Artist. They are both slow and weak.

GoldenDiggle on Anowon's Ritual

1 week ago

Hey! I think this deck looks fun! My favorite thing to do in black is sac.

I think that you could make good use of an Ashnod's Altar. It's nice to dump into an Exsanguinate, Tenacious Dead and Reassembling Skeleton can be sac'd as many times as you have , Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief and Dark Impostor make great use of the ability with pacts out.

I think that Yahenni, Undying Partisan is a perfect fit in this deck as well. Things die and (s)he can sac them.

Fallen Ideal kicks a lot of butt, and ends the game with a pact. Not to mention it recurs itself.

Deck looks good! +1!

UnleashedHavok on The Queen and Her Fort!

1 week ago

Pacification Array is pretty solid with Marchesa, as is No Mercy. I don't see Selfless Squire in here and I think that's a must have for Marchesa. I am a fan of deathtouch creatures with her as well, two of my favorites are Gifted Aetherborn and Vampire Nighthawk. Let's see..... Dread is another fantastic card in this type of deck. I'm also planning to use Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief in my deck. Drana is great because she will dual purpose as a fairly strong flyer with the added threat of removing almost anything your opponent(s) try to throw at you.

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Funny. I had considered Drana, Liberator of Malakir as a potential, but had passed over Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief due to CMC. I am aiming at CMC for any replacements, unless it is absolutely amazing.

Exsanguinate has been good, not as flashy or interesting as some of the other cards, and the mana cost is limiting, but it still gets the job done. I would replace it with a more in-theme wincon, but I am still looking for the perfect one. Archetype of Courage has yet to make an appearance. We shall see.

I have also recently thought about adding Lightmine Field. Not exactly No Mercy, but maybe a decent Rattlesnake to replace Dread if it comes out.

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