Vedalken Shackles


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions Mythic Rare
Modern Masters Mythic Rare
Fifth Dawn 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

Profet93 on The Abusive Boyfriend

1 day ago

Blue Sun's Zenith is listed twice

Riptide Laboratory to save talrand and reuse snapcaster and aeromancer

Academy Ruins to recur your artifacts

As Foretold is crazy good. Must add

Future Sight for value

Overburden to slow down those green decks

Vedalken Shackles to get whatever you can't counter. Plus it fits your abusive theme well.

Cards to remove...

Favorable Winds win more card

Leyline of Anticipation most of your deck is instants

Profet93 on Sakashima clone all the big things! (Mono-U EDH)

3 days ago

Hey. I love the idea of a clone deck, fun and cheap. Your average converted mana cost seems high and you don't have much ramp.

Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo can help you get a lot of mana. Moreover, you will want to have many open so you can return your commander back at any time.

Crystal Shard > Erratic Poral

Tower of Calamities costs too much for what it does.

Kefnet's Monument might be something to consider

Vedalken Shackles can be a fun card

Worn Powerstone more ramp

Profet93 on Talrand, Summoner of No Fun

6 days ago


I always love to see another Talrand user. Let's make sure we kill everyone's fun, leaving only for ourselves, shall we?

Future Sight, while it may seem slow, generates a great amount of card advantage over time (seriously, it gets ridiculous). Works well with Mystical Tutor

Overburden is always fun (doesn't apply to your tokens, only nontoken creatures)

Land Equilibrium if you have the $ (currently waiting for funds to free up for myself)

I know you run Back to Basics but I still must recommend the following for you to consider...

Academy Ruins - Recur important artifacts (Ex: Isochron Scepter)

Riptide Laboratory - Saves talrand, baral and most importantly reuse for Snapcaster Mage

Caged Sun > Gauntlet of power

Sphinx of the Final Word seems weak (unless there is another person in your meta who plays counterspells). Even then, it's still not that good for how much it costs.

You can't counter everything, that's where Vedalken Shackles comes in :)

Blatant Thievery has won me a couple games

Feel free to check out my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand for some other ideas. +1 from me. Let me know if you have any questions/comments about my suggestions :)

TheAnnihilator on Blue Moon

2 weeks ago

Izzet Charm, Remand, Snapcaster Mage, Scalding Tarn + Steam Vents, Think Twice, Blood Moon, Burst Lightning over Wild Slash, Roast or Flame Slash. All cards you should consider adding. Also, Academy Ruins to go with Wurmcoil (and maybe Vedalken Shackles?). You may also play Bonfire of the Damned.

Dissolve, Mindswipe, and Ravaging Blaze are all too slow for Modern.

Mandalorian on Mono Blue Hate

2 weeks ago

Vedalken Shackles is fantastic in decks with a lot of islands.

MartinHex on Blue moon

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback!

Vedalken Shackles for sure is a powerful card, I'm just not really sold on it in a field where Death's Shadow and Eldrazi Tron are the biggest threats. But then, I have never tried playing it. What do you think about the fact that it might be hard to reach 5 islands to be able to steal a Reality Smasher?

The reasoning behind Hieroglyphic Illumination is that cycling for one blue has been really huge for me to get to Blood Moon on turn 3 aswell as giving me card advantage later on with Snapcaster Mage. I'll try a 1-1 slip next week and see how it performs though!

FreeTheTacos on Blue moon

3 weeks ago

I think Vedalken Shackles is pretty well positioned due to the lack of Abrupt Decay right. Seems strong in a deck with 10 islands.
Also, not a huge fan of Hieroglyphic Illumination. I'd rather just have Think Twice. Everything else looks sweet. Nice deck.

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