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.
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?
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.
I like the 2 drakes but don't see the phoenix in the deck.
November 9, 2018 8:05 a.m.
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.
November 9, 2018 9:06 a.m.
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.
November 9, 2018 9:50 a.m.
November 9, 2018 11:22 a.m.
November 9, 2018 11:48 a.m.
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.
If you play Spellheart Chimera, Enigma Drake, and Crackling Drake; you may want to play Serum Visions, Thought Scour, Lightning Bolt, Logic Knot (max of 2), Think Twice, Flame Slash, Ionize (max of 2).
November 9, 2018 2:12 p.m.
November 9, 2018 2:39 p.m.
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.
November 9, 2018 4:27 p.m.
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.