Viral Drake

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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New Phyrexia Uncommon

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Viral Drake

Creature — Drake

Flying

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

Delta-117 on Atraxa - Ohhhh, you wanted to play Magic...

5 days ago

Okay here are my promised suggestions.

Take out Winter Orb for Winding Constrictor, Trophy Mage for Master Biomancer, Tangle Wire for Eternal Witness, remove Sun Titan for a Ajani Unyielding, Supreme Verdict for I believe As Foretold even though not covered in your list if you can acquire one of these I recommend it, otherwise add maybe Vorel of the Hull Clade.

Beyond this, swap Stasis for Hardened Scales, Shred Memory for Scavenging Ooze, Perplex for Thrummingbird, Peacekeeper for either Authority of the Consulate (Will explain why soon) or Corpsejack Menace if not, Narset Transcendent for Glen Elendra Archmage, Muddle the Mixture for Abzan Charm, Luminarch Ascension for Aura Shards, Kiora, Master of the Depths for Forgotten Ancient, Idyllic Tutor for Collective Effort, Humility for I think Archangel of Thune if you have or can get one easily the card works well when you have of course your commander and Authority of the Consuls if you choose to run that, or just Rishkar's Expertise, Fabricate for Crystalline Crawler, Aura of Silence for Prime Speaker Zegana.

You could always add in some hydras to this like Primordial Hydra, Kalonian Hydra, and Lifeblood Hydra. Some other considerations are Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel which I recommend one or more (I use both) so you don't ever have to worry about discard when you play Prime Speaker Zegana or Rishkar's Expertise. I also think you should try and add Inspiring Call which further supports having something for unlimited handsize. Oath of Ajani, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Abzan Falconer, and Chasm Skulker(good if you include all of that card draw) are a few other ideas.

When I can again I will try and help you find a place for Viral Drake and any others I missed/suggested additionally.

WarknightSoul on Atraxa- Competitive Super Friends

4 weeks ago

Why do you use Crop Rotation ? I use Viral Drake as a proliferate engine with Inexorable Tide, not a fan of Contagion Engine seems too slow, but your deck has enough mana to pull it off. I think you should use Rings of Brighthearth in a superfriends deck. Not a fan of Wood Elves too, Birds of Paradise maybe ? Oath of Liliana is nice too and have you considered a Demonic Tutor ?

HaunterHunter on Let Ezuri Reign

1 month ago

Dryad Arbor, Zoetic Cavern, Khalni Garden are lands that can trigger ezuri.

Managorger Hydra, Tuskguard Captain, and Phantom Nantuko are great creatures.

Hooded Hydra, Hangarback Walker, and Chasm Skulker are must-haves.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood give counters

Other good cards: Burnished Hart, Gyre Sage, Hornet Queen, Inspiring Call, Progenitor Mimic, Eldritch Evolution, Green Sun's Zenith, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Verdant Confluence, Rishkar's Expertise, Asceticism and more.

For planeswalkers i would suggest Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar

Another thing to note is that proliferate works on experience counters so that means: Viral Drake, Tezzeret's Gambit, Thrummingbird, Skyship Plunderer(he's basically a single target proliferate)

vbfabled on Child of alara

1 month ago

Okay, from what you told me I think I have some good suggestions for you.

What you'll want to try to find is cards with the proliferate mechanic for a counter-based deck. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is a really good new one. One of the best is Contagion Engine, since it proliferates twice, and Contagion Clasp works as a mini-engine. Some that I included in my Atraxa deck are Steady Progress, Inexorable Tide, Thrummingbird, Viral Drake, and Tezzeret's Gambit. In case you didn't know, Loyalty counters on planeswalkers count for proliferate, so every time you proliferate you can add a counter to each planeswalker you coutnrol.

Also, for Super Friends Planeswalker decks, all of the Oaths can be very useful. In particular for your commander deck, I would consider Oath of Chandra, Oath of Gideon, Oath of Nissa, and Oath of Ajani, although Jace and Liliana's can be useful, too.

The best counter deck card is Doubling Season, but if you don't have the extra lung to sell to buy that card, Winding Constrictor, Hardened Scales, and potentially Primal Vigor are good, too. I also recommend Deepglow Skate.

Other than that, any of the Abzan cards that give abilities to creatures with +1/+1 counters like Tuskguard Captain, Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, and Mer-Ek Nightblade will all be very useful.

TheDeckMaker2300 on Rise of the Praetors

1 month ago

nice deck.

although I know there's a lot of enchantment stuff of infect but i would atleast consider a couple more infect creatures like

not all of them in this list these are just the most reconmended ones

and not that this is a good idea but maybe the chanceller cycle as well for flavor?- Chancellor of the Annex- Chancellor of the Spires- Chancellor of the Dross- Chancellor of the Tangle

HaunterHunter on This Deck Atraxa Lot of Hate

1 month ago

Plaxcaster Frogling? shroud for two mana?

Gyre Sage? for manas

Bloodspore Thrinax for the same thing as master biomancer

Fuel for the Cause, Steady Progress, Contagion Engine, Contagion Clasp, Viral Drake, Spread the Sickness, Grim Affliction. These are all proliferate cards, some are draw power, some removal, a counterspell and one infect. Proliferation is usually good in a proliferation deck. xD

Edric, Spymaster of Trest or Bident of Thassa over Bred for the Hunt all creatures versus only +1/+1 creatures.

Novijen, Heart of Progress gives free counters to creatures that came in this turn

Rogue's Passage, Reliquary Tower, and Command Tower are a EDH Staple

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