Vedalken Shackles


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Mythic Rare
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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Vedalken Shackles


You may choose not to untap Vedalken Shackles during your untap step.

(2), Tap: Gain control of target creature with power less than or equal to the number of Islands you control as long as Vedalken Shackles remains tapped.

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Vedalken Shackles Discussion

lordofsearingpains on Most Underplayed Commander!

2 weeks ago

Might I suggest Vedalken Shackles, a must for any mono blue deck?

Skull_Creed on Marchesa, Queen of Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

I could be overlooking something, but what is the Vedalken Shackles doing in here? It's a great card, but for 0, it's very limited unless you're stealing Islands too. Anywho, I love the idea and upvoting.

dasrac on Help with U/R Artifacts Deck

3 weeks ago

Nin, the Pain Artist artifacts

Is my build. Vedalken Shackles plus Nin is absolute gas. It's slightly out of date as ive made Breya my "artifact" deck, but this is still what I would use as a base were I to remake it.

deemberdom on Quicksilver Waters

1 month ago

The deck looks like fun! Cool idea. Here are some cards that you might be interested in:

Vedalken Shackles - if you can get enough islands consistently this could do some work

Whir of Invention - as another means to tutor up Quicksilver Fountain.

Bring to Light - can also tutor Quicksilver Fountain, but indirectly. You can Bring to Light for Fabricate or Trophy Mage which can then grab the Fountain. It's flexible in general.

Planar Bridge and Planar Portal - are both pretty mana-intensive, but if you find yourself needing more ways to tutor for Quicksilver Fountain they could do the job.

Mandalorian on Teferi's Magical Mystery Tour

1 month ago

Hello Shane.Allen, I'm sorry it's taken some time to get back to you, I've been away for a couple of weeks. I agree with Polybius that some more "tax" like cards could be good. Maybe Laboratory Maniac as another wincon with Enter the Infinite? The problem with making card suggestions with a deck like this with low synergy and more Mono U good stuff is that there is ton of ways to build it and for it to still be good. I think it will mainly come down to preference for you. Here are some cards to consider if you havnt already, and mind you I don't have suggestions of what to take out for them since it's just good stuff for good stuff.

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

Copycats- Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, and/or Phantasmal Image

Vedalken Shackles

Stormtide Leviathan

Docent of Perfection

Voidmage Husher

Gilded Drake

Sphinx of the Final Word (I'm making the assumption that you are playing Teferi is because there is a decent amount of control in your group and Teferi is very very good against them, as is this card)

Pact of Negation

Pongify, Reality Shift, and Rapid Hybridization can help with removal since Blue struggles in that category

Mind Over Matter is another combo you could add with Azami in your deck to draw your deck

Hope this give you more to brew with!

SteelSentry on That's a Nice Creature You Have There...

2 months ago

2 theft all-stars that might have a place in this deck is Vedalken Shackles and Empress Galina, although the Shackles are temporary and dependent on being on the field. Desertion is also not bad.

I'm not sure about Overflowing Insight. Even in EDH where the mana isn't a problem, sorcery speed is pretty bad. I would consider Stroke of Genius or Pull from Tomorrow. While the mana to card ratio is lower, they're more flexible, and more importantly instant speed.

Hc_Clan on Look at this stuff, Isn't it Neat? (Thada Adel)

3 months ago

Hey ShreddyBass! Thank you for your feedback! Yes, sorry, I guess it was budget but I've done some upgrades since first posting the deck -- I'll make sure to change that or add budget alternatives in the description. I would recommend if you're playing against precons take out some of the removal and control in exchange for cheap draw spells. You could also do merfolk or clone (shapeshifter) tribal if that interests you! Many merfolk give evasion bonuses (which could help our commander be more effective) and clones sort of 'mimic' our opponents power level which always makes the game more fun.

Here is what I would do if I wanted to do clone tribal on a budget, for example:

Out:Back to Basics, All Is Dust, Bribery, Caged Sun, Cyclonic Rift, Memnarch, Reliquary Tower, Rhystic Study, Sapphire Medallion, Sculpting Steel, Thassa, God of the Sea, Vedalken Shackles, Wurmcoil Engine

In:Stunt Double, Clone, Vizier of Many Faces, Body Double, Saheeli's Artistry

Combined with some ETB effects: Crystal Shard - bounce your own creatures!, Diluvian Primordial, Mulldrifter, Solemn Simulacrum, Archaeomancer

And some goodstuffs:Capsize, Fact or Fiction, Streambed Aquitects, Tideshaper Mystic

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