Creature — Drake
When Gilded Drake enters the battlefield, exchange control of Gilded Drake and up to one target creature an opponent controls. If you don't make an exchange, sacrifice Gilded Drake. This ability can't be countered except by spells and abilities. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)
|Want (8)||ARTiiii , winterwind10 , MRB_Alters , Grimsh , bluejay134 , Belphebe , villa1n , Jdreesman|
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|Urza's Saga (USG)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Gilded Drake occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Gilded Drake Discussion
1 week ago
One card that I always thought was pretty good with Aminatou, the Fateshifter is Counterbalance. Since you can shift the top card of your deck without revealing it, you can stack a 1 or 2 on top and nail an opponent for no cards. It also makes Sensei's Divining Top really good.
Gilded Drake is absurd with your general. Because of her wording, you can flicker permanents you own even if you don't control them -- so the minus becomes "steal target creature." It is $170. So either be rich or play with proxies... I love proxies, and I think they're unduly rejected in EDH.
Preordain is good in addition to your Ponder and Brainstorm. Brainstorm is best with more free shuffle effects than you currently have... They usually come from fetches like Polluted Delta, but those lands can be expensive. Slow fetches like Bad River also work, and things like Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are also good.
You have two Arcane Signets. Unless the rules have changed, that's not allowed...
You could also do with more two-mana mana-rocks; three-mana rocks, like Commander's Sphere, are significantly slower and come down turn three, competing with your commander. I suggest cards like Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Thought Vessel...
Finally, Omen of the Sea seems like it could be good to flicker, though playtesting would be needed.
Right. I hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
Warnings, in response to the token's etb target, if it gets killed, you lose the original forever too. So, for all intents and purposes, this is a fragile combo, but if you can protect this with some Sylvan Safekeeper, Giver of Runes or Mother of Runes (especially mother, as it is a human for Fiend Hunter, if this is a tribal deck).
Otherwise yes, this has even been used against me in a Winota, Joiner of Forces deck, I beat it, but only since my single useful creature had shroud, and the other creatures were just a Containment Priest and someone else's Gilded Drake when they stole something idk.
1 month ago
I can also tutor up Dockside Extortionist to generate mana for the win. It is a nice tutor, incase you want to keep the other tutors for answers or wincons.
1 month ago
Davinoth Thanks for the advice! Your comment made me laugh. Palinchron is great! Unfortunately out of my budget. You must be wondering, but you have Gilded Drake. I got lucky and was rummaging through a pile of my brother's old cards from when he was young and found the gem. I did consider Reveillark and its combo but during play testing my pod saw it coming from a mile away and did not let me near it.
1 month ago
My recommendations :
I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.
MANA COST TOO HIGH
I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.
Verity Circle (good against dorks)
Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)
CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation
AD NAUSEAM COMBO Angel's Grace
Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose
Heliod Walking Ballista
Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander
Didn't look at landbase
1 month ago
1 month ago
I love stealing things and one of the best ways to combat control is to steal their draws. notion theif and Narset, Parter of Veils are perfect for this. The ultimate theft creature is Gilded Drake though he's a tad expensive due to him being reserve list and all; Zealous Conscripts does an okay imitation - it's fun to steal planeswalkers and get their ultimate.:)
1 month ago
Mzuzi the Unlucky
Legendary Planeswalker - Mzuzi
Spells your opponents cast that target you or permanents or spells you control cost less to cast.
+2: Each opponent creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token. During each opponent's next turn, creatures that player controls attack Mzuzi the Unlucky if able.
+2: Target opponent gains control of Mzuzi the Unlucky.
-9: You get an emblem with "If you have cards in your graveyard, you can't lose the game." and "As long as you have 0 or less life, whenever you lose life, for each 1 life you lost, exile a permanent you control or a card from your hand or graveyard."
The static is based on Accursed Witch Flip, the first +2 is based on Gideon Jura/goad as a mechanic, and other +2 is based on Harmless Offering as well as Gilded Drake-type effects. The ultimate is a mix of Worship, Phyrexian Unlife, and Lich's Mastery.
I couldn't really think of a green aspect, so I just gave everyone some beasts to attack Mzuzi with.
Also not like a Magus of Stasis-type deal or Magus of the Moon, but like Collector Ouphe (I'm aware is't Null Rod), Yixlid Jailer, Melira, Sylvok Outcast, Vexing Shusher (kinda?), Stigma Lasher, Eidolon of the Great Revel, Ash Zealot, Tunnel Ignus, Harsh Mentor, and Immolation Shaman.