Drana, Liberator of Malakir

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Mythic Rare

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Drana, Liberator of Malakir

Legendary Creature — Vampire Ally

Flying, first strike

Whenever Drana, Liberator of Malakir deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on each attacking creature you control.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir Discussion

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov EDH

4 days ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). Shared Animosity also 100% deserves a spot here.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (Note, 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes, consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Necropotence , Herald's Horn , and Twilight Prophet . Drop your 1 time draw like Read the Bones. Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode... run Boros Charm (and Teferi's Protection assuming you got the precon).

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

bitterblossom125 on

4 days ago

ISBPathfinder made an extensive comment about Mirror Entity recently and after reading it I decided not to run it.

Its a heavy telegraph for the next turn that demands spot removal or sweepers so it never works. Also, even if you expect it to stick, doing nothing the turn it comes out can be a big deal if the board state demands immediate action. Plus, even if you get a swing or two with him, you’ve spent a turn or two not casting cards, which can end up putting you well behind the players you weren’t attacking. Drana, Liberator of Malakir is similar to mirror entity in that she doesn’t do anything the turn she comes in. However she doesn’t share the drawback of preventing you from playing cards and thus won’t put you behind if she’s removed. She also does not demand removal and so on average she generates much more value than mirror entity.

Finally, I am still torn on modern horizon’s sunbaked canopy and silent clearing. They are comparable to the painland cycle. The cons of that cycle are: relevant lifeloss, nonbasic, would lower my basic count to the danger zone. This outweighs the pro of fixing since our manabase is pretty consistent as is. These two new lands have the same issues and are even more painful. I am doubtful that the cantrip ability justifies all that. I have never played with horizon canopy though so I cannot be sure.

lagotripha on Your Life Is My Life

1 week ago

Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox is my big list of brew cards for mono black in modern.

For lifelink vamps, Indulgent Aristocrat , Gifted Aetherborn , Vampire Nighthawk , Call the Bloodline and Vampire Cutthroat should make up the backbone of your deck.

Powerful enablers for them are cards like Blade of the Bloodchief Lashwrithe or Vampire Nocturnus / Drana, Liberator of Malakir which let you 'outsize' the majority of modern midrange. Yes, mono black can reliably eat goyfs.

Finally, you want disruption. Jam a ton of Duress variants, its what mono black does best, and stripping their removal options and card draw makes that 10/10 lifelink token you made by discarding a land and equipping lashwrithe very effective. Past that, plan your sideboard- ratchet bomb is basically mandatory as your only enchantment removal, but the rest is more standard modern fare.

multimedia on EDH - Vampires

1 week ago

Hey, keeping your overall deck heavy black is good, the right direction, because of the low budget white and red are better as splashes mostly just for Edgar. You have about $50 to spend before you reach $100. All my card suggestions will cost half that. For the manabase consider a few more budget dual lands?

Can cut basic Mountains and Plains for these dual lands.

Most of my Vampire suggestions are one and two drop Vamps because I think you need more of them since they give you board presence faster because of eminence. The 10 budget Vampires to consider including:

Adding all these additional cards will cost about $24. This leaves another $20+ for a few higher end cards with Edgar such as Bloodline Keeper  Flip, Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Shared Animosity . Good luck with your deck.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Vampires EDH

2 weeks ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Door of Destinies , it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything. Shared Animosity also 100% deserves a spot here.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Twilight Prophet , and Necropotence . Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode, assuming you got the precon, get Teferi's Protection in here, otherwise Boros Charm .

Austere Command , Cover of Darkness , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on I Don't Like Being Called Eddie Baby

2 weeks ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Cathar's Crusade, it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything. Coat of Arms is pretty ballsy also.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , and Herald's Horn . Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode, assuming you got the precon, get Teferi's Protection in here otherwise Unbreakable Formation or Scapegoat .

Austere Command , Cover of Darkness , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks is appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

SirChris39 on True Blood [Modern R/B Vampires]

1 month ago

have you though of using this card Drana, Liberator of Malakir

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Drana, Liberator of Malakir occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

RBW (Mardu): 0.64%