Drana's Emissary

Drana's Emissary

Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally

Flying

At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Uncommon
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Uncommon
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Drana's Emissary occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Drana's Emissary Discussion

Roo182 on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

1 week ago

Update - I added Vizkopa Guildmage and took out Drana's Emissary

Arktaurous on Edgar Markov Vampires

1 week ago

Great deck!

I would swap Vampire Cutthroat with Vampire of the Dire Moon because deathtouch is handier than skulk.

I would get Dark Impostor in there. You could swap out Stromkirk Condemned,Vampire Hexmage, or Vampire Nocturnus. More than half your deck isn't black cards so Vampire Nocturnus might not be as handy not to mention showing your opponent your next draw is not usually advantageous.

Purphoros, God of the Forge is kinda expensive for a chance at extra damage. Consider Brutal Hordechief; relative same cost but more bang for your buck. Along with Sanctum Seeker and say Foul-Tongue Shriek you could be doing a ton of damage.

I would swap Basalt Monolith out for Ashnod's Altar. A lot more mana production, a lot more synergy with other cards in the deck, less expensive, more utility est.

I think you really need some card draw in there but I'm not sure how to make those changes. You could use cards like Oathsworn Vampire as a way to sacrifice a creature for cards like Altar's Reap, Carnage Altar,Costly Plunder, Dredge, Merciless Resolve, Morbid Curiosity, Phyrexian Vault, Reprocess, Skulltap, or Vampiric Rites.

Idol of Oblivion could get you some extra card draw with all of Edgar's token generation.

Cliffhaven Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, and Epicure of Blood are all worthy of consideration.

Drana's Emissary is also nice to have early game.

LordBlackblade on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

2 weeks ago

And it looks like spoilers don't work in comments, at least not for me! So much for keeping things neat. Anyway, here's what I wanted to say:

Cuts

Lands

Enchantments

  • Curse of Fool's Wisdom - This really screws over one opponent, but what you should be shooting for is stuff that does "splash damage" so to speak, remember, you will usually have three or more opponents in a game.

Artifacts

  • Armillary Sphere - This one is just okay. Ensures you hit land drops, but doesn't boost you

  • Bontu's Monument - I don't feel like you're running enough creatures for this effect to pay off

  • Fountain of Renewal - "On your upkeep" effects seem really powerful, but on a multiplayer format, your upkeep happens less often relatively speaking. It's not terrible for the cost, but I'm sure we can do better

Sorceries

  • Final Parting - I don't think you have enough graveyard interaction to make this better than other tutors

Creatures

Instants

  • Murder - There are definitely better kill spells we can find

  • Ray of Distortion - Not bad, you're definitely getting that choice is key in EDH; however, I think there are a couple better options to choose from

Adds

Enchantments

Artifacts

  • Sun Droplet - This card is a sleeper! Not that it says each upkeep, helping you stack those sweet, sweet Karlov triggers

  • Talisman of Hierarchy - I love the talismans. Great rocks in any multicolor EDH deck in my opinion

Sorceries

  • Read the Bones - One of my favorite black draw spells. Card selection plus draw is generally very powerful

  • Syphon Mind - A critically underplayed draw spell in my opinion. Puts you up quite a few cards on each opponent

Creatures

Instants

  • Return to Dust - Gives you options and can snag two cards for one. Considered a staple in some circles

(I've been on this site a long time and I still haven't figured out the quirks of coding on here all that well!)

LordBlackblade on Karlov/Sorin Blessed

2 weeks ago

I took a gander. Honestly, not bad for you first list!

Here are some adds that might be worth considering. I know multimedia already recommended some of these, but here is my take:

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Here are my cut recommendations to make room for upgrades/changes:

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ZendikariWol on

2 months ago

This is two different decks fighting each other for space.

One deck is BW Ally lifegain/rally. For that, you want to be running Bloodbond Vampire, Drana's Emissary, Kalastria Healer (which absolutely wins games), Zulaport Cutthroat, maybe Lantern Scout.

The other is Mono-White lifegain. Ajani's Welcome, Daxos, Blessed by the Sun, Authority of the Consuls, Archangel of Thune, Ashes of the Abhorrent for the sideboard, maybe Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Lone Rider  Flip, perhaps, as a finisher, Nyx-Fleece Ram is stunningly potent against fast creature decks, in a similar vein to the also-pioneer-legal Wall of Essence.

I think your first step in making improvements to this deck is deciding which of these your deck wants to be.

Krystyl_Rose on Vindictive Vampires

3 months ago

I think Ensnaring Bridge would actually assist this deck more than hinder it, as its effect doesn't target only the opponent nor stall defenses. Since the object of this deck isn't high power attacks (it's the low level triggers that drain the life of your opponent on a steady basis that do the damage) they could have no cards in their hand and it wouldn't stop anything, but at the same time, it would hinder their own attacks.

For example, if I had Cliffhaven Vampire and Exquisite Blood on the field and used ANY trigger ( Ajani's Welcome , Piranha Marsh , etc) then the infinite loop would trigger and the game would be over - Ensnaring Bridge would have made no difference. Or if I didn't have the infinite loop out, but had something like Drana's Emissary on the field - attacks would be limited, defenses would be the same as usual, but life drain would be continuous.

BioProfDude on Extortless extort

3 months ago

Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Drana's Emissary might be solid additions to this deck. Drana's Emissary looks to be a particularly good fit. In the 4 mana spot, I think you're correct that Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet would be better. I love Cliffhaven Vampire , but Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is just sooooo much better. Even Drana, Liberator of Malakir is pretty good. It doesn't necessarily hit the theme you have, but it's pretty good. It's a bit weak (power) for what you get, but Vampire Envoy is yet another card that would fit your theme.

Hope these suggestions help! +1 from me!

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