Drana's Emissary


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

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Drana's Emissary

Creature — Vampire Cleric Ally


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

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Drana's Emissary Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

I see a lot of people attempt Orzhov "burn". You know, vampires + life gain / life loss. Things like Extort / Arterial Flow, Drana's Emissary. That stuff.

There are numerous creatures that can stand in for Sanguine Bond such as Cliffhaven Vampire but nothing for the other half; Exquisite Blood.

So here's for that.

Zera, Sanguine Connoisseur

Legendary Creature - Vampire

When Zera, Sanguine Connoisseur enters the battlefield, you may pay 4 life. If you do, draw two cards.

Whenever an opponent would lose life, you gain that much life.

Pay 5 life, : Target player loses 3 life.


Turn the hit song Bohemian Rhapsody into a Saga.

Cloudius on orzhov enchantment hate

1 month ago

Auramancer mainly fetches Auras. I went through your list again and realised you don't run them at all, so we can ignore this suggestion.

In EDH, I'd play redundant cards if the effects are important, so u may not cut the Annex.

I'd cut the following:

Subversion - It's a 5 drop, and at best gains you 3 life each turn. It's worst in 1 v 1 situations.

Festering Evil - Same reasons as above. 5 drops should have a bigger impact on the game imho. I'd run Pestilence if I needed the damage effect, it costs 1 mana less and you have to wait till your upkeep for it to trigger.

Screams of the Damned - Same reasons as above.

Royal Assassin - He has a fragile body and can only kill 1 creature per turn. Perhaps Grave Pact if you need more removal, as you can churn out tokens and sac them to trigger GP.

Drana's Emissary - 1 life loss/gain won't get you very far, esp when we start with 40 HP in EDH.

Myojin of Night's Reach - It's effect us powerful but it's also an 8 drop. By the time you cast him, chances are, most of our opponents would have emptied their hands and have very few cards in their hands by then.

I've a Orzhov deck, though it's not the same concept as yours, perhaps you can draw some inspirations from it too. Here's the deck link.

Recurring Nightmare

Commander / EDH* Cloudius


Feel free to check out my other decks too and give me a +1 if you like them! Cheers.

jzt0 on Drain Em'

2 months ago

Hey there!

I'm going to preface my comment with what I always do: This is all positive criticism, and I don't want you to take anything the wrong way, I'm just giving you the comments I would take myself.

I love the idea, and having ways to gain life, alone, makes it difficult for aggro/burn decks to quickly take care of you. That being said, your deck is 1) too slow. 12 of your creatures die to a 2/2 with no keywords. If they bring out a 5/5 with trample, you lose. Period. You need creatures that work for you in a vacuum. A Vampire deck is a great idea for Drainin' Em :), you can run your deck around Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle + Sanctum Seeker. Legion Lieutenant can help boost your army, and Lingering Souls are an extremely efficient and low costing way to keep you alive early game to aggro/burn decks. Vicious Conquistador is a really good 1 drop. 2 defense and having them lose one life upon attacking is so strong, especially when boosted by the aforementioned creatures. With the new creatures, I'd remove Drana's Emissary + Cliffhaven Vampire in a heartbeat. Slow, inefficient, and do nothing for you. Speed up the tempo here is key, so you give yourself a chance to win.

2) The deck needs removal. Again, if they have a 5/5 with trample, the game's over. If you had something like Doom Blade, or Mortify, or Oblivion Ring, or Unmake, you'd be in much better shape. All are great choices.

3) There are a few cards I am not a huge fan of. Campaign of Vengeance costs you 5 mana and does you pretty much nothing. What if you're not in a position to attack? What if you only have 3 creatures out? It's just not great until many more turns in, and at that point, you've either lost, or won. I'd prefer you put in a big creature, or add removal. Trespasser's Curse doesn't do you too much either. If they're running aggro, you're toast anyway. 1 life per creature makes 0 difference. If they're running control, it won't do you anything all game long. Children of Korlis is poor at all points in the game other than turn one. Late game, it's a dead draw, and they'll wipe you to 0 before his ability gains you life, and outside of turn 1, he's a chump blocker to anything more than a 1/1. Alternatives include -> Duskborne Skymarcher has flying, Indulgent Aristocrat has lifelink and can boost other Vampires, Vicious Conquistador has big defense and a nice ability to boot.

I know I ripped your deck apart, but I really like the idea, and lifelink is a really great mechanic you can work with to make a quality deck. Best of Luck!

hejtmane on Edgar: are there any (no ...

3 months ago

I found a really cool thing you can do with Oathsworn Vampire SO Butcher of Malakir and Indulgent Aristocrat and Drana's Emissary oh so fun pretty simple use sacrifice get +1/+1 counters witch triggers the Butcher of Malakir make other people sacrifice and at upkeep you get oathsworn back recast him rinse and repeat.

That is scratching the surface you can stack this loop to all types of fun with leveraging the initial sacrifice Blood Artist, Havengul Vampire,Bloodflow Connoisseur these are just examples you can stack more on top of that with vampires. Now we need to add Oathsworn into my sons deck and if Edgar is you commander when you bring oathsworn back on the field you get another vampire token oh the glorious ways to stack in mtg.

Unlife on Edgar: are there any (no ...

3 months ago

I don't know any, and I doubt there are any 2 card combo's but I think there may be something with Edgewalker, a sac outlet and perhaps some way to recast a vampire cleric from the graveyard? Drana's Emissary/Duskborne Skymarcher, Phyrexian Altar/Goblin Bombardment and Magus of the Will

I know it doesn't work because magus exiles, but maybe you or someone else can out together something that works

hejtmane on Edgar: are there any (no ...

3 months ago

We just built my son a tribal vampire commander waiting for some cards to fill in for mana. Vampires have a lot that stacks with Sanguine Bond add in Drana's Emissary, Cliffhaven Vampire, Gifted Aetherborn and a ton more with lifelink, Sanctum Seeker which with the token spam can get crazy add in Sorin, Lord of Innistrad and Bloodline Keeper  Flip and Olivia Voldaren to steal creatures as vampire and attack them with their own creature. That is not even counting Vampire Envoy

All that will help stack with that combo you can have some crazy fun with Vampire tribal

Waylayer on Vampiric Life-Drain

3 months ago

Cool deck! I have thought about someday trying a W/B vampire deck.

This is just my opinion, so take it for what you think it's worth, but I think your deck could improve by lowering your average cmc (converted mana cost). I'd switch out Vicious Conquistador for Vampire Cutthroat or Indulgent Aristocrat, because I think that incidental life gain (via lifelink) would be worth more than the extra couple damage you get with Vicious Conquistador. Plus, those two suggestions would synergize with Sanguine Bond. I might also switch out some of your higher manacost creatures for the two I mention below:

I realize you're running White/Black, so the 1BB manacost of Vampire Nighthawk might be a concern, but in my opinion, it's one of THE best vampires, and I'd run 4 of them instead of 2, if I were you.

Last but not least, I highly recommend Drana's Emissary. All she has to do is sit there, and your deck is doing what you want it to.

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