Drana's Emissary


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual 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

Perpetual on Daxos the Returned Pillow Fight

2 weeks ago

I would recommend removing Skull of Orm because of it's CMC and redundancy. Sun Titan does the job for like 60% of your enchantments. Treasury Thrull and Silent Sentinel can get the rest.

I would also recommend removing Necromancer's Covenant. Save it (and it's 6CMC!) for a Zombie deck. While I am not totally sold on it, perhaps Righteous War would be good in that slot. Or if you aren't afraid of the 6CMC, go for True Conviction or Cathars' Crusade.

You have a 2 color deck, you really shouldn't need to settle for taplands unless they are bringing something aside from color fixing to the table. A Temple of Silence beats Vivid Marsh in your deck, for example. It's possible that even just having a basic land in some of your tapland spots would be a win for you. Also, Myriad Landscape beats your Terramorphic Expanse.

Personally, I would get rid of Painful Quandary. First off, it's not going to kill anyone fast, but it will make them mad. And 4-5 people mad at you is not good. Second, reanimator decks might just pick discard every time and be quite happy about it. Find something that makes you less of a target, or that discourages attacks against you. Parhaps something like Windborn Muse or an Extort card, or something seemingly harmless like Drana's Emissary.

Also, while you have plenty of board wipes you have no instant speed removal, and only two targeted sorcery speed removal spells. There are going to be times when you need a given card off the board, but otherwise like your board state and don't want to wipe.

Finally, I might look into something like Shackles. Not only can it move around to the largest threat, but also triggers Constellation, Mesa Enchantress, and Celestial Ancient on recast.

Carsf on Lord of the Bloodline

2 weeks ago

Right now, I recommend cutting Drana's Emissary, Markov Crusader, and Vampire Nighthawk. They're alright creatures, but not good enough as the game stretches on. I'd add Indulgent Aristocrat, Vampire Nocturnus, and Vampire Hexmage, for their own reason, though Nocturnus is a little pricey.

Also, consider Feast of Blood. Great cheap removal, and it can be cast if you play any vampire thanks to Edgar.

MaelstromMaxima on Oloro life transfusion

3 weeks ago

I don't know about your budget, but Greater Auramancy is better than Cloud Cover. You also have cards like Enlightened Tutor and other tutors to faster find your wincons.
Drana's Emissary is not a great draining card, especially since it's a creature. If you wanted to continue further with the drain theme, a card like Palace Siege would be better.
Sunscorch Regent is an odd card. Which I would easily take out for other cards, such as Divinity of Pride, Serra Ascendant or Serra Avatar.
Remand isn't that great in commander, I'd rather have a card like Disallow or Dissolve.
Bontu's Monument. Not a great addition to the deck, considering your low amount of creatures in the deck. Oracle's Vault could be a substitute.

Overall, I like this deck, since it reminds me of my own first commander deck Oloro, Controlling your foes to death

dancarvalho on Edgar Markov, Eldest

4 weeks ago

Red_Trinket on Paradox Haze Feat. Zur

1 month ago

Lazaro46 I'd say that overall, the deck has been performing pretty well at a casual level, maybe 50% tuned decks. If I were to mark the things that are in most dire need of change, it would definitely be the curve and the early game. If you were looking at upgrading the build that is posted here, I would take out some of the weaker win cons such as Herald of Leshrac and some of the less useful cards such as Drana's Emissary and Aven Mimeomancer. The early game is where this deck can struggle; if it gets a good start then it will faceroll against decks of a similar power level, but it can really struggle if it doesn't get a t3 or t4 Paradox Haze + abuser. Additionally, I would run a LOT more interaction. This version of the deck is super greedy, running almost no removal and no counterspells which tends to lead to losing a lot of games.

In summary, I'd take out all but your 5 or so win cons of choice and run some more interaction and more control elements. I'd take out most of the cards like Aven Mimeomancer and Martial Law since they don't do much to slow down an entire table, and I'd add more ways of consistently finding and protecting your good win conditions such as Mirror-Sigil Sergeant. I'll be the first to admit that there aren't a ton of ways that this card wins for you, which is why this is a VERY casual deck. Best of luck in your paradoxical ventures :)

Josh_Estrella on Markov Bloodline (please give suggestions)

1 month ago

KylerStar Thank you! I definitely plan on adding shock/fetch lands eventually. Thats a good call on Drana's Emissary -- I think swapping her with Cliffhaven Vampire makes a lot more sense, especially since I'm adding Exquisite Blood for those infinite combos. I'm taking out Gleam of Battle too and replacing it with Shared Animosity.

KylerStar on Markov Bloodline (please give suggestions)

1 month ago

I would suggest the obvious suit of shock and fetch lands. I absolutely love the idea of Drana's Emissary, but it usually gets cut from most of my decks. I would definitely suggest Cliffhaven Vampire which ends up doing more work and infinitely combos with Exquisite Blood. Which I would suggest as well for Exquisite Blood infinitely combos with Sanguine Bond. Would also suggest Whip of Erebos or Vault of the Archangel. Possibly Attrition. I have to suggest Crib Swap as removal that nets you a vampire(For this is technically a vampire spell). Blades of Velis Vel, Nameless Inversion, and Shields of Velis Vel are worth mentioning, though maybe not needed, on the same token.

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