Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge

Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge

Legendary Creature — Dragon

Flying

Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge can't attack unless you control four or more artifacts.

At the beginning of your end step, create a Treasure token for each nontoken creature that died (was put into a graveyard from the battlefield) this turn. (It's an artifact with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Gain one mana of any colour.")

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Discussion

Shnuff on Treasure Generator

1 week ago

I'm messing around with a pirate-dragon-prismari treasure deck myself and forgot about Mechanized Production so thank you for that! Brass's Bounty , Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge , Galazeth Prismari , Goldspan Dragon , Shimmer Dragon and maybe even a cheeky Hellkite Tyrant could be fun.

Narrash on Storming Legends - The Ur-Dragon

3 weeks ago

Danwinzz2 a difficult question but one I should answer before actually buying the card. Rationally speaking there are several candidates. I feel like the prime candidates would be Dragonlord Ojutai , Dragonlord Kolaghan and Dromoka, the Eternal . However, for my personal deck, I'm committed to playing all 10 dragon legends of Tarkir, so my choice would be very different. First one to go is definitely Golos, Tireless Pilgrim . I hear it, it's a great card, mana sink and ramp. But considering the commander, turn 5 is precisely the turn when you should be playing a dragon (6 drop thanks to Eminence, more thanks to ramp). The ramp is nice and we're always looking for more in this deck but the reason you should play Golos, Tireless Pilgrim is for the ability. But the very few times it managed to stay on the battlefield, I just found myself not using it because I'd rather cast something from my hand. Overall, I'm just not a fan of Golos, Tireless Pilgrim in my particular version of the deck. There goes the spot for Scion of Draco . For Tiamat , I'm thinking Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge or Hellkite Tyrant . I played Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge for the sole reason that it offers a turn 2 dragon defender (still playtesting it). Honestly, I just like the design, I think it's a fun little card, but of course the ceiling is quite low. Hellkite Tyrant on the other hand offers quite a higher ceiling. However, on all the games I've played, I never took more than 2 artifacts, mana rock at that, which this late in the game made no difference. I'm sure it must feel incredible to play it against an artifact deck but I don't have one in my meta and having one card being a silver bullet to a specific strategy in commander isn't how I want to play it. The more I think about it the more cutting Eladamri's Call for Tiamat makes some sense. I keep instants low because I don't want to leave a mana source untapped with this deck. It made for a good tutor but the only non-dragon creatures I'd ever want to tutor would be Xenagos, God of Revels and Sylvia Brightspear . Tiamat wouldn't be able to fetch Xenagos, God of Revels but it would serve the tutoring purpose better.

multimedia on Upgraded Breya

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget upgrade so far of the precons.

It looks like you've mixed the Osgir precon with the Breya precon which is interesting. Osgir kind of has some negative synergy with Breya or Silas as Commander because Osgir's best ability is to exile an artifact from your graveyard. With Breya and Silas you want to take advantage of being able to reanimate/recur artifacts meaning you don't want to exile them from your graveyard. Akiri has nice interaction with Osgir because he makes token copies of artifacts that make Akiri bigger. In saying this if you want to better utilize Osgir then play Akiri/Silas as Commanders.

Osgir's exile ability is powerful, but it doesn't go with Breya therefore in my opinion Osgir is out of place. I play budget Breya and not Akiri/Silas thus I may have some bias, but these Commanders seem very different in gameplay. With Akiri/Silas attacking seems important, using Commander damage as a source of winning and value. Breya is less about attacking with her and more about using her ability sacing artifacts for modes for value to control the game. Breya's best strength as Commander is being a win condition combo piece with the two Thopters she creates.


With Breya as Commander I would play Silas in the 99 because he's an artifact, but not Akiri. With Akiri/Silas I would play Breya in the 99 because she's an artifact who's three artifacts for four mana. Akiri/Silas want evasion to be able to do as much combat Commander damage therefore I would include more budget artifacts to give them evasion:

You don't really want these with Breya instead budget combo pieces:


All these Commander choices are better with less creatures and more artifacts. Lots of creatures is not what you want unless they're artifact creatures because all these Commanders abilities are only good with artifacts. 40 creatures is a lot of creatures for any Commander deck that's not tribal like Elves. Consider cutting creatures for more artifacts?

There are some exceptions here for nonartifact creatures:

Whirler Rogue seems very good with Akiri/Silas to make either or both unblockable, but is subpar with Breya. You could cut all the others that I didn't name for artifacts or other cards.

Some cards to consider cutting to get to 99:

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

emeraude on [Toggo/Ich-Tekik] It's Not Just A Boulder

1 month ago

stuff like Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Goldspan Dragon Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer

are good colours for artifact removal. It synergies well with Ich-Tekik.

a lot of treasures in too!

cool deck overall :)

NTakamura on RambIe

3 months ago

Hey Ramble if you get some time could you take a look at my edh deck that I built around Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge ?

Greedy Dragon

NTakamura on Need some advice on Gadrak, …

3 months ago

Hello I would like some assistance in improve my Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge deck. This deck’s main focus is to sacrifice creatures to trigger his ability to make treasure tokens. Also there are also other cards in the deck to help me achieve this as well. There is also a sub focus on number of artifacts as well. I would like to tighten up synergy for this deck and make it more competitive, like a high level casual. Thanks in advance.

Greedy Dragon

Davie_Bones on Song of Dragons

3 months ago

Ok I love the idea of using those. That synergizes so well with Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge and Goldspan Dragon !! I was also thinking about putting in Rielle, the Everwise .

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