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 (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

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

2 weeks 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

TheDuggernaught on Modern Scarab God LandLock COMBO Deck - NEW in HOU

1 month ago

I played a similar list to this last night and did fairly well! Had tron in two of my three matches though, which kind of sucked. One difference is I ran 2 Trophy Mages. I was kind of torn between 1-2, as he is honestly the worst card in the deck, but the reason I kept him as a 2-of is that he can so easily grab Quicksilver Fountain, Crucible of Worlds (which also allows Ghost Quarter to combo with Quicksilver Fountain), my 1-of Filigree Familiar, or any of my 3 cmc artifact sb tech (Vedalken Shackles, Ensnaring Bridge, Sword of Light and Shadow, and Imi Statue) What are your thoughts on running Trophy Mage for the added ability to grab some pretty neat sb tech? A 2/2 for 3 is pretty meh, but he can act as a body to buy a turn before a board wipe which can then be reanimated with The Scarab God.

MeoYorick on

1 month ago

How about Vedalken Shackles or Dominus of Fealty to sacrificing creatures of the enemy :D

Profet93 on Tisk Tisk Talrand

1 month ago


Yeah, I designed this to be as competitive as possible. You can replace the expensive cards with budget replacements.

Bident of Thassa is VERY GOOD. Repeatable card draw is nice. The second effect can be useful (Ex: They have a Royal Assassin and they are holding it back as defense but you can make it attack and block it to death).

My drakes are my bombs. If not, Blatant Thievery, Bribery, Vedalken Shackles.

Runechanter's pike can be your finisher if you like since it is cheap. I also reuse Snapcaster Mage with Riptide Laboratory

filthyc4sual on I like to draw

1 month ago

This deck should be in the legacy, vintage or casual hubs.

Ruination Guide isn't the best win condition for control, and neither is Archive Trap or Millstone. I would recommend Consecrated Sphinx, Vedalken Shackles, or even just Elixir of Immortality to keep reshuffling your deck in so your opponent decks themselves.

I think you should run more card draw. I would add Remand as a cheap counterspell that cantrips and probably Serum Visions.

I'm glad your getting back into MTG!

Profet93 on The Abusive Boyfriend

2 months 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)

2 months 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

2 months 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 :)

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