Creature — Drake
Lieutenant — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, draw a card.
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Loyal Drake occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Loyal Drake Discussion
2 months ago
I dunno, that Loyal Drake doesn't look much like a starfish or crab...
It may seem innocuous but Sand Squid has always overperformed in my seamonster decks. Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) was the original with Thassa (which you've seen) but I morphed the deck into Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle (Tidal Trouble).
I had AEtherplasm in my mono-blue deck and it was quite good. Looks a bit like a jellyfish so that's a plus.
I always ran into issues where I would finally have enough ramp or Quicksilver Amulet out to do stuff but because I was open all through the early game I wouldn't have the life to realize my kraken dreams. Fog Bank , Guard Gomazoa , Gomazoa , Spiny Starfish , Wall of Kelp , and Wall of Frost are all good and on-theme, as well as helpful for Thassa's devotion.
2 months ago
AEtherplasm This will help a lot with getting your high cmc creatures on the field.
Loyal Drake The best part about having an indestructible commander is having any creature with Lieutenant.
3 months ago
Je jouerais aussi un Sun Titan .
6 months ago
Loyal Drake and several other creatures with Lieutenant are all worthy additions for EDH.
7 months ago
its alot, but the following cards i would consider to be your Voltron support. this would mean we are including A LOT of enchantments. I have found as much synergy as i could, but im sure its food for thought. Trophy Mage , Heliod's Pilgrim , Bruna, Light of Alabaster , Sram, Senior Edificer , Sovereigns of Lost Alara , Invocation of Saint Traft , Danitha Capashen, Paragon , Silverblade Paladin , Blackblade Reforged , Sword of the Animist , Swiftfoot Boots (for the haste), Ethereal Armor , Holy Mantle , Shielded by Faith , Daybreak Coronet , Mesa Enchantress (if you go heavier on enchantments), Trailblazer's Boots (OP OP in EDH),
Approach of the Second Sun can win a game out of nowhere
7 months ago
10 months ago
There is that 3CMC blue creature that proliferates, but of course it only proliferates each time you cast a non-creature spell. And at 3CMC I guess it would be too slow to do much for Animar even if it triggered off creature spells.
A 1CMC 0/1 that proliferates when it enters the battlefield would be pretty nice to see printed in this set.
The fact that the new Vivien gives creature spells flash and digs into the deck on the turn it enters for just 3 mana is a sweet deal, but I think that in fast cEDH metas it's just that little bit too slow. However, assuming you take 1 turn to uptick her, she can dig you 6 cards deeper into your deck over the course of 3 turns and still stick around to let you play your combo and interactive creatures at instant speed. There's also something to be said for Animar being able to step outside its usual sorcery-speed play style. And if you are playing in a meta where the level of interaction tends to often slow things down, that extra digging power seems worthwhile. At the very least, I think that the card can potentially do more for the deck than, say, Loyal Drake . In the end though, I have a hard time justifying its inclusion in a baseline Animar list because playing it early will probably unnecessarily cost you 1 turn until you can combo off. I would need a strong meta reason to include it.
1 year ago
What are your thoughts regarding how you are no longer running Shrieking Drake in this build for Animar?
From my perspective, The drake isn't a strong card on its own but I have always found it a valuable option to have in Animar. In particular, it acts as a way to pump Animar without having to empty your hand and, since it returns itself to your hand, you can always keep it around as a way to refuel Animar in case it gets hit with removal. The drake's ability to act as a card draw engine with Beast Whisperer , even without Animar on the field, and the possibility it gives of getting double duty out of a card-draw or tutor creature are all things that I have found valuable in a number of different circumstances. Gearing the deck's mana base to provide consistent blue mana for Kiri also makes the drake that much more reliable for getting multiple casts in a turn early on.
I would be inclined to include Shrieking drake over cards like Loyal Drake , Siren Stormtamer , and probably even Crop Rotation but I'm interested in hearing about your experience with the card and how you weigh its value as an inclusion in Animar.