Drana's Emissary


Format Legality
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
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat 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

AnthonyTD on Edgar Markov - Commander

18 hours ago

Thanks a ton for that deck link! I kind of have a better understanding of where I want to go with this. I'm thinking of going for more of an Aristocrat build utilizing the tribal theme with the mass of tokens that Edgar Markov will produce. So cards like Kheru Bloodsucker, Blood Artist, Drana's Emissary,Sanctum Seeker,Twilight Prophet, and Zulaport Cutthroat are what I'm thinking of.

I now need to cut roughly 18 cards to get the 30 or so lands that I want. Any suggestions are welcome!

Faded on Ayli, first attempt.

6 days ago

This is a solid list. I run a Teysa, Orzhov Scion deck. Teysa, Orzhov Scion Control that started out as an Ayil build.

Some cards to think about:

Karlov of the Ghost Council - You have a ton of life gain triggers, Karlov is both a beater and removal. Possible cut Drana's Emissary.

Auriok Champion - if you are looking for more life gain, the protection is an added bonus. Potential replacement option for Ajani's Mantra.

Anguished Unmaking - would be fantastic in this build with all your life gain, better than Vindicate. Utter End is also great for the instant speed. You seem to be running a fair amount of board wipes so perhaps you don't need them but if you find you need more spot removal those two are all stars.

KylerStar on

1 week ago

I would suggest removing Drana's Emissary, for one of the cards Valzasaurus mentioned. It really under preforms. One life per turn is extremely nominal with the huge swings found in commander.

canplayallday06 on Ally Aggro Deck

1 week ago

I love this deck, i am playing a slower white black version with a lot of life draining cards such as Drana's Emissary and Kalastria Healer I am also using Talus Paladin for more life gain in addition to Ondu Cleric I think you should add Test of Endurance

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on I Love Lucy

2 weeks ago

Hey, awesome deck! I love Licia to no end, I've been looking into her for a while now. I have some suggestions to make your deck stronger

Like Tavern Swindler and Gonti's Machinations. These are great early drops, and concerning licia, they ramp you very fast for no mana required! Instead of Temur Battle Rage and Brute Strength, consider Abzan Falconer and Duelist's Heritage and Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant. Heritage can be used politically, as you inch players not to attack you by promising double strike, and Falconer is amazing, nuf said. I also wanted to mention Illusionist's Bracers, Key to the City, and Ashling's Prerogative, if any of those strike your fancy. Lastly, for the late game, I'd recommend Treasury Thrull, Crypt Ghast, Chandra's Ignition, and Necrologia instead of your Syphon Mind.

For the mana base, I'd add Sulfurous Springs, and maybe some vivids if this deck is fine with being a bit slower.

The deck looks fine as it is, so it's hard to find cuts. Without testing your deck, the weaker cards seem to be Haunted Cloak, Baneslayer Angel, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Drana's Emissary, Felidar Sovereign (you've a lot of wincons anyway), and Blood Tribute. Some of the stronger cards I see are Twilight Prophet, Sword of War and Peace, Hide (which I'm adding to my deck as we speak), and Crested Sunmare.

Hope this helps!

SynergyBuild on Life Down the Drain

3 weeks ago

*Sanguine Bond, you accidentally posted up a decklist!

Drana's Emissary and Agent of Masks could be drops, I don't like them a lot.

Silverdrake on W/B Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood

3 weeks ago

I'm inclined to agree that you have too many creatures, I just thought that's what you were going for so I didn't mention it. If you want to push that combo harder you'll likely want either more copies of the two pieces, or more ways to find them. Idyllic Tutor is a good choice, especially since you have other worthwhile targets like Oblivion Ring and Blind Obedience. I'm also a fan of Mastermind's Acquisition. It's definitely a slow card but grabbing something from sideboard is a neat trick, and it can find more pieces than just enchantments. Being in white, you could probably use some Path to Exile, and being in black you could probably use some Inquisition of Kozilek and/or Thoughtseize.

In my opinion, deckbuilding is first and foremost about expressing yourself, so you should play whatever cards you think are fun. If I were you, though, these are the changes I would make:
Cut 2x Gift of Orzhova, 2x Phyrexian Arena, 2x Crypt Ghast, 2x Archfiend of Depravity, 3x Drana's Emissary, and 2x Blind Obedience
Add 2x Idyllic Tutor, 2x Mastermind's Acquisition, 4x Lingering Souls, 3x Inquisition of Kozilek, 2x Path to Exile.

Other cards to consider for mainboard: Thoughtseize, Fatal Push, Authority of the Consuls, Archangel of Thune, Damnation, Wrath of God

Cards to consider for sideboard: Fragmentize, Rebuff the Wicked, Anguished Unmaking, Damping Sphere, Pithing Needle, Torpor Orb

RunTheJewels on The Fountain of Life

1 month ago

I like the deck! I think I would put in Vona, Butcher of Magan For taking away game changer cards from opponents. I also noticed that this paired with Exquisite Blood is a big game over.

Have you thought about: Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim -could work well with Sanguine Bond and Resplendent Angel -sacrifice the angel after attacking if you have not gained enough life or at the end of opponents turn Drana's Emissary -sit back and watch them slowly die or combine with Anguished Unmaking - - if you have extra life to spare it is a powerful card Kambal, Consul of Allocation -good against creature-less or creature-deficient decks Obzedat, Ghost Council - don't need a defender? Deal 2 damage/gain 2 life each turn after attacking! Also works well with Fatal Push Vizkopa Guildmage - Whenever you gain life, deal equal damage to opponent. With a lifelink creature and Sanguine Bond that is triple damage. Intervention Pact - they won't see it coming Scholar of Athreos - no limit to this ability

These cards may not have lifelink, but may pair well with the deck.

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