Whirlpool Drake

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage 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
Apocalypse Uncommon

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Whirlpool Drake

Creature — Drake

Flying

When Whirlpool Drake enters the battlefield, shuffle the cards from your hand into your library, then draw that many cards.

When Whirlpool Drake is put into a graveyard from play, shuffle the cards from your hand into your library, then draw that many cards.

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Whirlpool Drake Discussion

terand42 on Livin' La Vida Locust!

2 days ago

Your Deck has a pretty cute name too.

In terms of land...

I am a big fan of Academy Ruins. Skullclamp is a great card in this deck, and it sucks to have it blown up, milled, or discarded. Academy Ruins fixes this problem, and rescues Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar which also tend to draw a lot of hate.

I Also Like Strip Mine in almost any deck. It doesn't help you that much, but when somebody gets Gaea's Cradle or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale you want to blow it up ASAP.

I'm not a huge fan of Temple of the False God. It being a dead card until you have 5 lands just feels too slow to me. I think either of the lands I have suggested would be better.

In terms of artifacts...

I suggest adding Pithing Needle for control. It can easily shut down decks that rely on their commander, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or Captain Sisay.

I really like Library of Leng. It let's you keep your hand, which makes your wheel's that more devastating. What is really killer is the second ability, which lets you keep stuff that would otherwise be lost when wheeling. (If you discard more than 1 card you can choose for some cards to go on your library and the rest to go in your graveyard).

For beating people down Coat of Arms is ridiculous. You have to be careful though since it is a universal buff, throw it down for the kill, not when you "Don't have anything else to play for turn". I did that once against a Krenko, Mob Boss and learned my lesson.

Mana Vault is great for getting out your commander out just a little bit earlier.

I would suggest cutting some creatures from your deck to make room for these artifacts, which I will list below.

In terms of creatures...

If you decide to add Pithing Needle, Library of Leng or Mana Vault then Trinket Mage is great utility. You can use him to get all of the above and Sol Ring and Skullclamp and Altar of the Brood. Being able to fix your mana base or get ready to ramp or punish another player is too good to pass.

I haven't used her yet, But Nin, the Pain Artist looks like a good fit. I would bump off Blue Sun's Zenith for her. You can ping locusts to draw, deck out others, and kill opponents utility creatures/mana dorks.

You should consider Cutting some of these creatures:

Psychosis Crawler will sometimes get big, but you'll probably be beating people down with locusts, and the ping damage can easily be replaced by buffing your locusts more or be out-damaged by your other enchantments.

Mindwrack Liege is kinda mana heavy. There are other things that buff better, and his other ability is ok. Not terrible, but not the best either.

Whirlpool Drake and Forgotten Creation suffer the same fate. If they costed a little less and came out a little faster they would be great, but whenever I got them out they where kinda "meh".

terand42 on Locust God, Take The Wheel!

2 days ago

Your Deck has a pretty cute name too.

In terms of land...

I am a big fan of Academy Ruins. Skullclamp is a great card in this deck, and it sucks to have it blown up, milled, or discarded. Academy Ruins fixes this problem, and rescues Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar which also tend to draw a lot of hate.

I Also Like Strip Mine in almost any deck. It doesn't help you that much, but when somebody gets Gaea's Cradle or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale you want to blow it up ASAP.

I'm not a huge fan of Temple of the False God. It being a dead card until you have 5 lands just feels too slow to me. I think either of the lands I have suggested would be better.

In terms of artifacts...

I suggest adding Pithing Needle for control. It can easily shut down decks that rely on their commander, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or Captain Sisay.

I really like Library of Leng. It let's you keep your hand, which makes your wheel's that more devastating. What is really killer is the second ability, which lets you keep stuff that would otherwise be lost when wheeling. (If you discard more than 1 card you can choose for some cards to go on your library and the rest to go in your graveyard).

For beating people down Coat of Arms is ridiculous. You have to be careful though since it is a universal buff, throw it down for the kill, not when you "Don't have anything else to play for turn". I did that once against a Krenko, Mob Boss and learned my lesson.

Mana Vault is great for getting out your commander out just a little bit earlier.

I would suggest cutting some creatures from your deck to make room for these artifacts, which I will list below.

In terms of creatures...

If you decide to add Pithing Needle, Library of Leng or Mana Vault then Trinket Mage is great utility. You can use him to get all of the above and Sol Ring and Skullclamp and Altar of the Brood. Being able to fix your mana base or get ready to ramp or punish another player is too good to pass.

I haven't used her yet, But Nin, the Pain Artist looks like a good fit. I would bump off Blue Sun's Zenith for her. You can ping locusts to draw, deck out others, and kill opponents utility creatures/mana dorks.

You should consider Cutting some of these creatures:

Psychosis Crawler will sometimes get big, but you'll probably be beating people down with locusts, and the ping damage can easily be replaced by buffing your locusts more or be out-damaged by your other enchantments.

Mindwrack Liege Just costs too much. There are other things that buff better, and his other ability is so rarely used that it won't be too big of a loss to give him up.

Whirlpool Drake and Forgotten Creation suffer the same fate. If they costed a little less and came out a little faster they would be great, but by the time they come out they are kinda "meh".

Ender666666 on Livin' La Vida Locust!

4 weeks ago

I've considered Coastal Piracy but didn't include it due to space reasons. It's still a possibility if other cards fail to perform though... I may cut Whirlpool Drake for it at some point.

Ropis on Locust Draw

1 month ago

Cards to consider (if you haven't already):

Arjun, the Shifting Flame

Burning Inquiry

Incendiary Command

Magus of the Wheel

Desperate Ravings

Faithless Looting

Izzet Charm

Whirlpool Drake

Whirlpool Rider

Whirlpool Warrior

...and for maximum chuckles, it would be awesome to find room for Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded here. I think you can get some work out of him.

Sparky41 on The Locust God

1 month ago

Also Thought Reflection, Consecrated Sphinx, Jace's Archivist, Whirlpool Warrior, Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Rider, and maybe Diviner's Wand and Mizzix's Mastery. My friend plays a degenerate Arjun deck, and I feel a lot of the same principles carry over, albeit with a more powerful payoff in The Locust God.

Force_of_Willb on Why Did It Have To Be Dragons

2 months ago

some cheap cards to draw lots of cards at once Windfall, Whirlpool Rider, Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Warrior, Jace's Archivist, Teferi's Puzzle Box, Winds of Change, and Blue Sun's Zenith

I would remove Blistercoil Weird, Stuff Doll, Electrostatic Bolt, Remove, Blast of Genius, Urza's Incubator & Belbe's Portal. What creature types do name use to make those cards worthwhile? - Dragon? I don't think Belbe lets you cast your commander.... Lastly Heartstone besides Pili-Pala I don't think you have a creature this effects

greatdevourer on The Izzet Equation - Themed Budget EDH

5 months ago

Have you considered any of the following:

Mindwrack Liege to help make your creatures a little bigger

Teferi's Puzzle Box, Winds of Change, or Psychic Spiral to annoy your opponets more

Whirlpool Drake, Whirlpool Rider, or Whirlpool Warrior to refresh your hand

Overall, I like your theme and it seems pretty good.

FooQ on Manaless Dredge with Countermagic

1 year ago

Since I am milling cards by dredging, I end up milling stuff like Ichorid, Nether Shadow, Bridge from Below, and Narcomoeba, all stuff that can get me creatures without paying any mana. Once I get three, I sacrifice them for Dread Return targeting Whirlpool Drake

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