Gilded Drake


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare

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Gilded Drake

Creature — Drake


When Gilded Drake enters the battlefield, exchange control of Gilded Drake and up to one target creature an opponent controls. If you don't make an exchange, sacrifice Gilded Drake. This ability can't be countered except by spells and abilities. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

Gilded Drake Discussion

Unlife on Opus Thief

2 weeks ago

I love this deck, its in colors I've been trying to build for a cEDH deck and I think the strategy is great. I'll be borrowing heavily to build my own variant. I was curious, what is the purpose of Gilded Drake ? Is it just to steal an opponents creature, or is it part of a combo I'm missing?

AtrusOfMyst on Aminatou - A Child's Take on Genocide

1 month ago

Fun looking deck. +1

I have been having lots of fun abusing Aminatou's -1 ability to steal opponent's creatures with Gilded Drake . Juxtapose is another interesting card with a similar effect.

Another fun card to flicker that removes an opponent's artifacts or enchantments is Act of Authority . Casting Reality Acid on any of our opponent's stuff and then flickering it out is a good piece of hard removal too.

An alternate win condition that is quite fun if you have ways to control the top of your library is Approach of the Second Sun .

Here's my take on upgrading the "Subjective Reality" commander pre-con with Aminatou, the Fateshifter at the helm here.

My strategy is about 70% topdeck shenanigans, 30% flicker/blink. Its a little bit powered down from yours (7-8 power level out of 10, no infinite combos).


Cloudius on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

1 month ago


Admonition Angel - Oblivion Ring on a stick. Combine it with Dissipation Field and Adarkar Wastes and you're guaranteed a "Landfall" trigger every turn (at a expense of 1 life).

Dungeon Geists - Permanently taps down a troublesome creature. Sower of Temptation is better but this is worth considering if you want redundancy. Gilded Drake would be the best but I noticed that you've labeled this deck as "Budget" so it could be out of the budget.

Karmic Guide - Tutorable graveyard recursion in white. Can be blinked for repeated use (blink it in response to the echo trigger will let it stick around for one more turn for more shenanigans). It combos well with Reveillark but since it doesn't quite fit the theme of the deck, I'll just leave the combo for your reading pleasure.

Shrieking Drake - This little fellow may seem underwhelming. You mentioned you tutor for Archon of Redemption 1st 90% of the time. If you've mana to spare, you can cast Drake and return itself to your hand, so every you spend gains you 1 life. With Ephara, God of the Polis in play, Drake effectively reads ": Draw a card at the beginning of your next upkeep" as it guarantees that a creature ETB under your control every turn. You can also return another creature and recast it for it's ETB effects.

Hissp on Bureaucratizing Paradoxical Engines - GAAIV

2 months ago

Hey, interested to hear your thoughts on Containment Priest , Gilded Drake , Linvala, Keeper of Silence , Meddling Mage , Phyrexian Revoker , Recruiter of the Guard , and Alms Collector (I'm building a Lavinia deck and looking for some overlap in other Azorius Commanders!)

tlfernan on Ancestral Animar

2 months ago

What u guys suggest as a cheap replacement for Gilded Drake ? I had some problems with people trying to get control over animar...

Fevereiro 2, 2019 5:29 p.m.

tlfernan on Harvest Animar

2 months ago

What u guys suggest as a cheap replacement for Gilded Drake ? I had some problems with people trying to get control over animar...

ObviousError on Zedruu, Enlightened Master

2 months ago

So, I promised to take a look at your build. Looks like tons of fun.

So, I really like redundancy. Makes your deck feel more consistent. One of these cards that achieve that is Puca's Mischief , it's a better Zedruu despite not looking like a goat lady. Exchanging a howling mine for their sylvan library AND getting zedruu triggers from that play feels very good.

I'd also strongly advise you to test Smothering Tithe as soon as possible, it really is all that and a bag of chips. It really helps decks looking to play at instant speed one way or another (like zedruu's ability).

I really like Kumena's Awakening it's a howling mine that gives the cards at a better time (your upkeep, instead of their draw) and eventually turns into your personal howling mine. Removal that you can later give away is also stellar, stuff like Grasp of Fate .

The card Reins of Power seems like a fun political tool, steal their blockers, fog (swapping control of creatures mid combat takes them out of combat) or borrow someone's army to kill another. If I had the money for it and my deck didn't like Torpor Orb effects so much, then I'd really like Gilded Drake . Thaumatic Compass  Flip becomes another maze

Also more toys for solemnity to play with: Delaying Shield , Phyrexian Unlife

I hope these tips are somewhat useful, keep on enforcing the will of zedruu :).

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