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.)

3 : 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

RazortoothMtg on Looking for creatures tha benefit ...

1 day 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.

dlamars on Rasputin gets geared up

1 week 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 week 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.

REDWHITEandBLUE on Ras Moofin Blinkweaver

1 week ago

they are counters so cards like Inexorable Tide, Deepglow Skate, and Viral Drake could be cool.

TheTindell179 on Pauper EDH Primer

1 month ago

MrXilas: You ain't lying. I think Boros Swiftblade just got replaced as the best pdh Voltron commander in Boros. I still think the creatures with infect still edge it out Voltron-wise due to the ability to win the game so fast. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Viral Drake still outclasses him just because he can create his own win condition in a pinch.

The7thBobba on Super Friends Commander/EDH

1 month ago

Ilikeit:D since comments are tl;dr. I'll just suggest off the top of my head. Contagion Engine is great, so is Viral Drake. Doubling Season is a great initial boost for tour walkers. I'd toss in a handful of tutors to make the deck more of a toolbox :)

Stay frosty!

generalrenard on Scry About It (Planeswalker EDH)

2 months ago

Inexorable Tide, Contagion Engine, or Viral Drake for Nissa? I would run Viral Drake because Nissa can cheat it out, so the only problem would be what to take out. Maybe Avenger of Zendikar as it is very slow? For Inexorable Tide its not a creature so no cheating it out, and you cheat out creatures with Nissa, Steward of Elements, and play cards with Future Sight and Vizier of the Menagerie style cards, so maybe? Since you need to tap for it, you can really use Contagion Engine one per turn, but it will put two loyalty counters on Nissa, and I don't know if it is that dramatic of an effect. Overall great deck, great idea I hope you have fun with it. +1 Upvote

WiltLeafElves on ValleyGirl Atraxa

2 months ago

There is literally no point in wasting a Bojuka Bog on a deck who only used their graveyard for one thing and doesn't touch it ever again

harmonize is probably going to be faster, but it clogs up my already clogged up curve. On turn 4, instead of drawing more cards (which can be done later), I should be advancing my board state.

Cruise can be cast very late for 1 mana, drawing 3 cards, and leaving you the rest of your mana to cast them, as well as activating abilities such as on Ghave, Guru of Spores, Viral Drake, or Contagion Engine. Not spending 4 mana and instead spending 1 mana to draw 3 cards leaves me more mana to do more things.

sarkhanisverybroken: inspiring call is still better :)

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