Empress Galina


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Empress Galina

Legendary Creature — Merfolk

(Blue)(Blue), Tap: Gain control of target legendary permanent. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

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Empress Galina Discussion

IHATENAMES on The Echo of Silence

2 weeks ago

i always love to play Laboratory Maniac , Rebuild and Empress Galinain blue decks so i suggest adding that. If your meta is high in graveyard shenanigans Relic of Progenitus , Mnemonic Nexus, Day's Undoing orTime Spiral is a few i would run.

NV_1980 on All Your Base are Belong to Us

4 weeks ago


I'm using a Keiga steal-deck that works slightly differently, though the principle is the same. In that deck, I've had fun with Legacy's Allure, Aura Thief and Memnarch. In case you feel like spending some more money, Empress Galina is just fantastic; she can steal all legendary permanents including planeswalkers.

Happy brewing and playing!



Mxyzptlk on Jodah's Historic Hangout

1 month ago

Silverdrake Power move lol. But Tsabo's never bad for popping opponents' commanders, so why not. I wish Empress Galina hadn't spiked. :/

Buxak on Classic triplets

2 months ago

Votes on if I should remove Curse of Exhaustion or Collective Restraint for Empress Galina.

Buxak on Classic triplets

2 months ago

Almost bought this card but then thought how mean is too mean in multiplayer format to get hated out too quickly. I mean I could steal mana rocks then Armageddon yeah Im getting ms. Empress Galina

Wiggyman on Classic triplets

2 months ago

If you want to really mess with your opponents' commanders, Empress Galina. People get really really mad, and you get really really happy.

Crav96 on Group hug and clone

2 months ago

Love the idea and the budget you're constructing in, so +1 from here. Now in terms of suggestions:

1) Kiora's Follower has nice interactions with Empress Galina and psuedo ramps you since you can untap lands

2) Birds of Paradise and Deathrite Shaman are just a super good includes imo (and you can pod them into Kiora's follower for example)

3) Eternal Witness provides so much value in any green deck, even more so in Sultai colors

4) Cyclonic Rift is an amazing board wipe that plays around indestructibility and hexproof (also a very good auto include in blue decks)

5) I dont know if you have Snappy because you just own him, but in general he is not that good in EDH, especially with your instant count. But that still depends if you want to use him reactively (e.g. flashing him in for counter spells,) or proactively by giving sorceries flashback.

6) Another of my favourite interactions in Sultai with reanimation is Sakura-Tribe Elder with Journey to Eternity  Flip. You get to ramp to 5-6 lands by turn 4-5 (enchant STE, sac him for a land, next turn reanimate him since you're at four mana, and repeat process) and its a reanimate on a stick (which can also combo with Kiora's Follower untap to reanimate twice in a turn). Also, even if you encounter the STE Journey to Eternity combo in the late game you can abuse it with Roil Elemental.

Thats all for now! I hope I was helpful. Happy brewing!!

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