Crackling Drake

Crackling Drake

Creature — Drake

Flying

Crackling Drake's power is equal to the total number of instant and sorcery cards you own in exile and in your graveyard.

When Crackling Drake enters the battlefield, draw a card.

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Crackling Drake Discussion

wallisface on Less clutter?

1 month ago

The revamp is better but not by any notable margin - both decks have too much inconsistency to pick up on the differences from game-to-game.

I think you need to work towards getting playsets of your cards. The following list below just uses more copies of what you’re already running, and will play significantly stronger than what you’ve got now:

multimedia on Kalamax Kopy

2 months ago

Hey, you've started to upgrade the precon, but haven't done much yet. Nice upgrades of Narset's Reversal, Ral Storm Conduit, Shark Typhoon and Cyclonic Rift. Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet since Kalamax is in the main deck 99. To fix this, in the editor add the CMDR tag at the end of the Kalamax, the Stormshire text.

Kalamax, the Stormshire *CMDR*

What's your budget for upgrading the manabase? I ask because you essentially have the from the box manabase of the precon minus a few Forests. $20 would give you a decent upgrade; $40 a much better upgrade. Adding more dual lands that will ETB untapped will speed up gameplay.

Some areas to consider further upgrading on a budget:

Some cards to consider cutting:

The biggest change these cuts would make is reducing the mana curve. Cutting many higher mana cost cards for lower mana cost ones will help gameplay. More instants and less creatures will give you more with Kalamax.

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Thunderbutt

2 months ago

Hey, good job upgrading the precon on a budget.

All players at some point have problems with mana screw; it's just part of the randomness of the game when playing more than one color. Ways to reduce the possibility of getting screwed with lands on a budget are slim because you're relying on basic lands, but there's some hope from nonland cards. The three Guild Signets: Izzet Signet , Simic Signet and Gruul Signet are more 2 drop mana rocks that are ramp you can tap any land to make two different colors of mana. Roiling Regrowth is less good Harrow ; more mana fixing with basic lands.

Of course upgrading the manabase with more dual lands: Bond lands, Shock lands, Filter lands, Pathways and less basic lands would help with color fixing. These lands can be expensive and there aren't a lot of good budget options: Shivan Reef , Ash Barrens , Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse .

Kalamax is nice with more lower mana cost instants that draw or filter: Brainstorm , Impulse , Manamorphose . Solve the Equation is a new card from Strixhaven; it's a tutor for any instant or sorcery. Return of the Wildspeaker is a powerful draw effect with Kalamax because it's going to have high power.

Storm-Kiln Artist is another new card from Strixhaven and it's a repeatable source of treasures which can be saced to make any color of mana. Artist has magecraft which is a busted mechanic with Kalamax because it triggers when you copy a spell. With Artist in your control + tapped Kalamax you create two treasures just by casting the first instant on a turn. If you combo with tapped Kalamax + a Fork this creates infinite treasures which is infinite mana. Prismari Command is an instant that can create a treasure token, two with tapped Kalamax as well as do other effects.


Some cards to consider cutting:

If interested I offer more advice. Would you like more advice? Good luck with your deck.

Icbrgr on Keranos, Storm's Will (v.2)

2 months ago

I tried building around Knowledge and Power before and personally just couldn't make it work... any game i won it was despite playing knowledge and power rather than because of it.... im really jaded about that card lol.

I think if you want scry to be the payoff mechanic of the deck then going more in an Izzet blitz route with Sigiled Skink and Flamespeaker Adept and Opt / Titan's Strength would be the way to go..... otherwise i'd say trade out Mystic Speculation and knowledge and power for just about anything else like a Crackling Drake or something similar.

TheGiftedBard on Picking the right precon

6 months ago

Hi?!

I’m fairly new to the game and new to edh, my apologizes if I’m not in the right section.

I’m currently looking at the precons and there’s a few I’d like to try but right now I think that getting just one is probably smarter in case I end up not liking the format.

In all the precon I looked at, these are the one that my lgs still have. I’m gonna list them one by one with a quick reason why I’m interested by them.

Commander - Devour for Power - The Mimeoplasm: I do like the idea of dumping stuff in my graveyard to basically make my commander into whatever I need for a particular situation, I recently bought a small collection with a Sheoldred, Whispering One, Mortivore, Golgari Grave-Troll, Lhurgoyf and Hermit Druid.

Commander - Political Puppet - Zedruu the Greathearted: The idea of casting curses on my opponents and giving them creatures to screw them over seems terribly funny and diabolical. Switching my Steel Golem for Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre would be a win for me even if I end up losing the game.

Commander 2015 - Call the Spirits - Daxos the Returned: Building an enchantment deck seemed fun and I also have cards like Sorin Markov with his -3 and cards line Debt to the Deathless or Exsanguinate in my collection for alternative way of winning the game.

Commander 2015 - Seize Control - Mizzix of the Izmagnus: It’s probably not the main goal of the deck but casting instant and sorcery with Talrand, Sky Summoner or Murmuring Mystic and having Crackling Drake on the board to swoop in with a bunch of flying drakes and birds on the board made me laugh.

Commander 2015 - Swell the Host - Ezuri, Claw of Progress: Ezuri just looked so badass and flooding the bord with a bunch of 2 and 1 power creatures and adding stuff like Craterhoof Behemoth and Beastmaster Ascension or using Triumph of the Hordes or even buffing them up with Ezuri + some proliferate triggers looked like sometimes that could be very scary for the table.

Sorry for the long post but There’s so many choices that I got lost and confused on what could be better a first deck.

Thanks for the help.

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