Eternal 8Drakes

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Posted on Nov. 9, 2018, 1:32 a.m. by Eledain

Hey fellow magicians,

I have an idea to port the standart 8Drake deck to modern and/or legacy.

The premise of the deck is the following: 4 Crackling Drake, 4 Enigma Drake and 4 Arclight Phoenix.

Every suggestion will be prooved. I'm really curious what you guys think. Do you think it would be viable and which cards would you choose?

Shloki96 says... #2

I think in a Grixis control can you build something with Enigma and Crackling but the Phoenix doesn´t fit that well in this sort of deck in my opinion.

November 9, 2018 5:21 a.m.

redbird97 says... #3

I like the 2 drakes but don't see the phoenix in the deck.

November 9, 2018 8:05 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #4

Agree with the above poster about the Arclight Phoenix, but looking at Enigma Drake and Crackling Drake makes me think about Fling. Isn't there a new card that recently came out that has a similar effect?

8 pieces of Combo Piece A and 8 pieces of Combo Piece B usually makes a loose idea into a thing when a new set comes out.

November 9, 2018 9:02 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #5

maybe get some Countryside Crusher and Seismic Assault in there for a plan B, I've seen that deck lurking around in the shadows of the metagame.

November 9, 2018 9:06 a.m.

captainamerica says... #6

I play Izzet Control with Crackling Drake. I think you may find some of the spells there helpful. I disagree with Arclight Phoenix in the deck. Grixis is probably the best path, but Izzet is a bit more focused on the strategy I'm seeing. Maybe some burn? Especially 1 or 2 copies of Ionize.

November 9, 2018 9:49 a.m.

Shloki96 says... #7

Hey Spazik008 i think you mean Gravitic Punch. Well the idea is good you can play a control deck with Blood Moon.

November 9, 2018 9:50 a.m.

StopShot says... #8

November 9, 2018 11:22 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #9

kinda getting off topic but what about Electrostatic Field in a Storm shell? Could maybe get the Enigma Drake + Fling combo in there too.

November 9, 2018 11:48 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #10

You can go for 12 with Spellheart Chimera. It may turn out to be a little excessive in practice but it's worth thinking about.

November 9, 2018 12:46 p.m.
November 9, 2018 2:12 p.m.

Eledain says... #12

Spellheart Chimera has one big disadvantage, it is not Lightning Bolt proof.

November 9, 2018 2:39 p.m.

Shloki96 says... #13

captainamerica I'm relatively new to all this older cards. But would Opt be a better choice for Think Twice? I know you can only draw one card but you would keep a higher count on the spells in your graveyard for Enigma Drake and Crackling Drake.

November 9, 2018 2:41 p.m.

Shloki96 Opt is a fantastic card, however in the long run Think Twice nets you more card advantage.

November 9, 2018 4:27 p.m.

Funkydiscogod says... #15

I remember a long time ago I saw a deck that ran Magnivore as a big beater, along with a bunch of sorceries, and a few instants.

November 9, 2018 9:07 p.m.

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