Viral Drake


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
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Viral Drake

Creature — Drake


Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

: Proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

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Viral Drake Discussion

Pieguy396 on Fast Acting Poison

1 month ago

Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I have a few suggestions for you:

scapegoat_tom on Infect to make'em sweat

1 month ago

ztcrown I've thought about including Phyrexian Swarmlord before but its a late game card for this deck so it never makes the cut. Right now this deck is going to win the game between turn 2-5, anything beyond that and I'm basically screwed anyway and Phyrexian Swarmlord usually isn't going to help much due to the number of creatures my opponents have on the board by that point. This is why I use Viral Drake as my late game creature since it can usually fly over top of their creatures or I'll just use his proliferate ability in hope of a win.

randomguyguy on Casual Atraxa Superfriends

1 month ago

Definite:Luminarch Ascension, Lighthouse Chronologist, Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, Land Tax/Tithe,

Maybe:Orzhov Advokist, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (Is this banned?), Dovin Baan, Gilded Lotus, Inexorable Tide, Myojin of Cleansing Fire, Vorel of the Hull Clade,

Probably not:Thalia's Lancers - planeswalkers are now legendary, As Foretold, Grimoire of the Dead, Lux Cannon, Mind Unbound, Pursuit of Knowledge, Pyramid of the Pantheon,

Potential Cuts:Liliana, the Last Hope - 1bb is hard to hit on curve since you're primarily GWU

Inspiring Call, Juniper Order Ranger, Viral Drake - these require too many pieces in play to be worth the amount of mana they cost, and/or are too situational.

Norn's Annex 2 life is pretty cheap


ZendikariWol on The mimeoplasm , I have no friends

1 month ago

Looks fun, but could maybe use more The Scarab God . For the infect subtheme, Viral Drake, Contagion Engine, Inexorable Tide, Tezzeret's Gambit, and Thrummingbird. Also, here are some cool names for the deck: 'I'll Mime That', 'Like Geralf, but Worse', 'Grave Shenanigans and Infect: the Two Worst Things', and 'The Friendship Destroyer'.

RazortoothMtg on Looking for creatures tha benefit ...

1 month ago

Steel Hellkite, maybe Thundering Spineback, Scavenging Ooze, Deadeye Tracker, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Soul of New Phyrexia, Soul of Ravnica, Soul of Zendikar, Soul of Innistrad, Fertilid, Cryptbreaker, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Cemetery Reaper, Silklash Spider, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief, Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet, Memnarch, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Polukranos, World Eater, Chameleon Colossus, Heroes' Bane, Viral Drake, Ant Queen, Champion of Stray Souls, Sphinx of Magosi, Stitcher Geralf, Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter

Ruthless Knave has to have a way to go infinite with Training Grounds but I'm not sure how.

Magus of the Coffers goes infinite even without Training Grounds, but grounds does make it even better. Same with Palinchron.

Deadeye Plunderers + Training Grounds + Parallel Lives + Marrionette master is infinite damage. Replace Parallel lives with Doubling Season/Primal Vigor, or replace Master with Disciple of the Vault.

Deadeye Navigator would go infinite with a creature that produces 2 or more blue mana and a haste enabler, such as Concordant Crossroads. Kind of clunky as a 4-card combo, but it's on theme. ALso deadeye is just good to protect from removal.

Also Paradise Mantle + Pili-Pala + Training Grounds is infinite. You can replace Pili-Pala with Knacksaw Clique as well.

Remember with these infinite mana combos that infinite mana means infinite Tasigur activations, so you draw your whole deck, and you can mill everyone out with infinite Reality Shifts, which is a good removal spell on its own.

Razulghul on Rasputin gets geared up

1 month ago

bushido_man96 thanks for the suggestions! I did think about it, originally the deck had Inexorable Tide, Thrummingbird, Viral Drake etc since proliferate works so well with rasputin. Infect would be great if I could get it to be consistent, the card pool is a bit limited without green or black though. I cut those pieces to add more traditional voltron pieces but if it is getting smashed in my meta I'll try that route out.

I'm going to have to see if the pillow fort is necessary, the deck is pretty low key. Cyclonic Rift in testing has been pretty good at preventing blow outs but I'm just beginning to get an idea for how it performs so we will see.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Geodude333 on Horde of tokens

1 month ago

Try taking out Parallel Lives for Anointed Procession. Then take out the green mana sources and replace them with more reliable RWU sources to get more reliable starts. Also try subbing out one Assemble the Legion and Inexorable Tide for more early game options or mana rocks to accelerate you. Viral Drake is pretty bad. I would think Plaguemaw Beast would be better with hangerback and assemble.

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