Drana's Emissary


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

DRmagic2017 on Vampire Lifelink

1 week ago

Hello! Your deck is based on life-gain theme so I think Drana's Emissary, Cliffhaven Vampire and Bloodbond Vampire would be a nice addition.

I'd also recommend to experiment with Rings of Brighthearth. For example Licia, sanguine Tribune + Rings of Brighthearth = six +1/+1 counters.

chadsansing on Castlevania

1 week ago

Voldaren Pariah  Flip might be fun to test with the flip off of your Markov tokens. Maybe Drana's Emissary in addition to the Drana and Kalitas suggested above.

Happy brewing!

Leon_Mercury on Bad Moon Rising

1 month ago

Cliffhaven Vampire and Drana's Emissary might be able to help, as they're both fliers and can deal some nice microtransactions to give you the advantage. Best when combined with lifelink.

Zulaport Cutthroat, while not a vampire, can really help to take advantage of chump-blocking with tokens.

Sgtpopnfreash on Oloro Life Siphon

1 month ago

Drana's Emissary is good in this plan

TheDuggernaught on Black/White ally life gain/drain

1 month ago

This re-animator build is probably what I would envision as the best ally life gain/drain build. The other option would be introduce more control elements and slowly win through Drana's Emissary and Cliffhaven Vampire triggers. You could also add in a Sanguine Bond or Exquisite Blood to "oops I win." This style would likely utilize a lot of control elements to keep your opponent's board clean until you just slowly drain them.

So it is up to you and how fast you want the deck to be. Do you want a re-animator combo that can likely win as early as turn 4? Or would you prefer the slow grindy control deck?

**Correction to the above comment as it is too late for me to edit that one. You would need to rally for 4 since Cliffhaven Vampire is a 4 drop. But the math is the same. You still do actually gain that much life and do that much damage.

cebel3 on How To Gain Life And Execute People

1 month ago

I know I commented on this like less than an hour ago but a few more things just popped in my head that may help out your deck. Check out Alhammarret's Archive not only does it double your life gain but you double draw outside your draw step. Also possibly check out Cliffhaven Vampire so you can double dip on your pings form things like Blood Artist and Drana's Emissary and a few other things in your deck like Blood Tribute. I would also look into getting Vedalken Orrery so you can use pseudo-haste on most of your creatures (summing them on your opponents end step) as well as adding Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves so you can use Tree of Perdition right when he drops or swing right away when you drop Sun Titan or Serra Avatar.

Pieguy396 on Mad Dash: Vampires

1 month ago

Hey there! Nice deck you have here! Addressing your questions in order:

First, I would recommend cutting the following cards:

You may notice a theme with the above cards: They're mostly low-CMC Vampires with a small effect. While I rarely play super-aggro EDH decks, the fact that you're facing usually 3 opponents with 40 life each means that simply having a lot of creatures doesn't do a lot. Edgar Markov makes a lot of tokens on his own, which can all grow absurdly large, so I really don't think you should be focused on spending your cards on weenies when you can be doing better things.

As for your other concerns:

  • I really don't think Well of Lost Dreams has a place here. It's best in heavy-lifegain decks that lack other strong ways (and need strong ways) to draw cards, neither of which is a good descriptor for this deck.
  • Purphoros, God of the Forge, and Door of Destinies, on the other hand, absolutely belong in here. Door is one of the strongest cards tribal-aggro decks have in the format, and Purphoros is excellent in any deck looking to swarm the board.

Some other suggestions:- Bojuka Bog- Blade of the Bloodchief- Bloodcrazed Paladin- Vanquisher's Banner- Anointed Procession- Vampire Nocturnus (maybe)- Path to Exile

In any case, hope this helps! Good luck!

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