Empress Galina


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

JuQ on [EDH] Kumena, Commander of Orazca

23 hours ago

Doesn't really look too bad for me.
You can get some ideas from this deck Jimmy's Kumena l Game Knights #14, it looked cool in the game they reccorded. Stuff like:
Empress Galina
Lullmage Mentor
Path of Discovery
Deeproot Waters
Heroic Intervention

Maybe some recursion like Seasons Past, Creeping Renaissance or the staple Eternal Witness.
Or some more card draw Mask of Memory, Shamanic Revelation or Pull from Tomorrow.
Maybe you need some more removal Reality Shift, Snakeform, Imprisoned in the Moon, Song of the Dryads, Pongify.
A card to make your opponents crap their pants Quietus Spike, perfect with an unblockable commander.

It just depends on your meta, what you lack during your games.

jpsuchecki on Kumena's wet slapping

2 days ago

Ok, so some other thoughts. There are a ton of tribal merfolk lords (merfolk that give other merfolk +1/+1). You have very few of them. There are other ways such as Vanquisher's Banner, Door of Destinies, Mirror of the Forebears and Coat of Arms.

Also, you have at least 12 ETB effects. Consider Panharmonicon.

Furthermore, increase, increase, increase your card draw. There are many ways you can do this.

If you can afford the following, I think they would help:Empress Galina Errata says she is a merfolk and is affected by merfolk tribal. Primal Vigor or Doubling Season. I don't think the latter is necessary, but if you want both, they will incrase your counters and token out put.

toffmcsoft on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

1 week ago

With the new legend rule in effect, Diluvian Primordial has been dropped and Empress Galina has been added.

zin1000 on Go Folk Yourself (Merfolk Tribal EDH)

1 week ago

Sorry, Inkfathom Infiltrator and Sygg, River Cutthroat can't be in your deck, there out of your color identity since they contain black which is not in you're commanders converted mana cost. And I recommend Urza's Incubator, Kiora's Follower, Stonybrook Banneret, Enclave Cryptologist, Empress Galina, and Mirror of the Forebears

TortillaConfetti on Derevi's Fish Wizards

2 weeks ago

I do have Empress Galina but I did not considered it haha, anyway, thanks so much for the deck list and giving me some ideas to play my merfolks, hope anything I said works out for you :)

asarov on Derevi's Fish Wizards

2 weeks ago

I did consider Drowner of Secrets, but ultimately decided against it since the deck has no mill plan or ways to synergize with our opponents' graveyards.

As far as Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca, Wanderwine Hub, and Merfolk Mistbinder, they are all on my acquireboard, to add in to the deck whenever I get my hands on them.

Also on my acquireboard is Empress Galina, who seems really strong in this deck, but is just a little pricey. Worth a consideration, I'd say.

SirFowler on Greenfolk

2 weeks ago

@WalkingIllusion Since they changed the rule of all planeswalkers to legendaries, you are able to steal them using Empress Galina now. Not to mention stealing commanders. Something to think about.

WalkingIllusion on Greenfolk

3 weeks ago


I personally don't like Empress Galina I can see how she can be good but only stealing legendary permanents is a bit too specific in my opinion.

Thanks for the suggestion though!

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