Drana's Emissary


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Battle for Zendikar 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

Fresh303 on life and death CMDR

4 days ago

This deck is actually very similar to the first EDH deck I ever built as well; check out how it looks now right here: Ayli, Eternal Annihilator. There are a lot of really good cards in this deck but also a lot of cards that are either low-impact or off theme. For instance, Mindslaver doesn't really fit the theme of your deck and you have no way of abusing/recurring it. That card is both low impact and out of place in this deck. Some of your other low-impact cards which I would consider replacing are Tithe Drinker, Drana's Emissary (another card which I cut from my own deck), Rest for the Weary and Chaplain's Blessing. Furthermore, there are much better cards which you can replace the Pacifism type effects with such as Anguished Unmaking and Utter End, which I highly recommend you include. Another thing to consider is mana fixing, you currently only have basics in this list which can lead awkward draws and inability to cast your cards.

Dangerwillrobinson79 on The Cabal's back. And they got ethnically diverse

5 days ago

Cool build, love vampire decks! Consider swapping Drana's Emissary with Vampire Nighthawk. Same 3 cost flyer but life link and death touch. Also she's 2/3 instead of a 2/2. Just recently became one of my favorites.

hoardofnotions on The Family from Sea Gate.

5 days ago

Shard Convergence- worth it? maybe a Cultivate instead

Darksteel Ingot swap with Chromatic Lantern or Coalition Relic

Lands could use a big update, and it dosen't need to be expensiveall the taplands (guildgates and gain 1 life lands) could be replaced with the tri lands from alara blockArcane Sanctum, Crumbling Necropolis, Jungle Shrine, Savage Lands, Seaside Citadel, and Exotic OrchardReflecting Pool is a better Rupture Spireyou could throw in a couple colorless utility lands and have you filter lands color fix you when needed. maybe add Vault of the Archangel, Reliquary Tower, Temple of the False God, Winding Canyons

Lurking Predators and Munda, Ambush Leader seem like best friends!

Captain's Claws makes ally tokens

Jwari Shapeshifter is the clone you want!

creatures that don't seem strong enoughGoblin Freerunner, Drana's Chosen, Drana's Emissary, Jori En, Ruin Diver (Not even an ally!), Zulaport Chainmage,

ally's you could addAkoum Battlesinger, Bala Ged Thief, Bojuka Brigand, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Grovetender Druids, Hada Freeblade, Halimar Excavator, Harabaz Druid, Highland Berserker, Kalastria Healer, Kor Entanglers, Makindi Patrol (change for Joraga Bard), Murasa Pyromancer, Oran-Rief Survivalist, Reckless Bushwhacker, Tuktuk Scrapper

you could swap Marshal's Anthem for Patriarch's Bidding

also add Harsh Mercy

maybe cut the Overwhelming Stampede

guinomogreminho on Orzhov vampires

1 week ago

I loved your lands and used your Temple of Silencein my vampire deck. My suggestions: remove Tithe Drinker and put Gifted Aetherborn, Blood Artist is so expensive, and so useless, l prefer Indulgent Aristocrat. At place of Drana's Emissary you can use Gatekeeper of Malakir. Anowon, the Ruin Sage is a good one when your deck is restricted to vampires only. I think it was a constructive hint.

IAmTheWraith on Karlovation - Taxation is extortion

3 weeks ago

Im not sure about the loss of Drana's Emissary, I played this deck a few times on Untap with and without hes, and I think that although the drain isnt much, it can help when you are in dire straits, and its a sure trigger every turn, instead of just explosive turns every 3-4 turns.

MrHighscore on Karlovation - Taxation is extortion

4 weeks ago

@CelineT good point. I'll take out Academy Rector (I should probably also remove Debtors' Knell, but on the ohter hand: fun stuff).

Minor tweaks basted on cards I have in stock


DarthVader314 on Vampire Mutilation Sweep Lifegain

4 weeks ago

I would take out Sanguine Bond and replace it with Drana's Emissary. The bond doesn't come in early enough for it to be effective, whereas your Emissary can be played on turn 3 at the earliest and triggers some of your vampire abilities. I only playtested a little bit, but what you have is pretty cool. I would be careful around control as sometimes they could freeze you up, but I haven't really seen much of that. Good deck so far.

carpecanum on Bleed them Dry

1 month ago

Drana's Emissary and Recumbent Bliss fit right in

Wound Reflection (maybe)

Vampiric Link or Spirit Link (these do not rely on combat damage and can be placed on opponents creatures if need be) Spirit Loop (only your creatures)...

I would consider dropping the infect sub-theme and going full life gain/drain unless you go full on infect (an unpopular choice).

Aetherflux Reservoir should be hilarious

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