Lore Drakkis

Lore Drakkis

Creature — Lizard Beast

Mutate (If you cast this spell for its mutate cost, put it ontop or underneath target non-Human creature you own. They mutate into the creature that is on top and that creature has all the abilities of every card that is underneath it.)

Whenever this creature mutates, return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Penny Dreadful Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal
Frontier Legal

Lore Drakkis Discussion

Suns_Champion on Split Second #2: Color Cropping ...

1 month ago

TypicalTimmy "Just use green for some land tutors and focus the rest into Mardu. She runs extremely fun like that."

ahhh but that wouldn't be very Mardu, would it? I think with Color Cropping, you have to be 100% in or don't do it. What's the point of restricting your colors if you're going to "cheat" with the best cards?

That said, I totally "cheat" with Hybrid mana, like Alesha, Who Smiles at Death in Boros Najeela and Lore Drakkis in Boros Vadrok. Nobody is perfect! But I consider those as being part of the Color Cropping.

Mj3913 yeah like I said, I came up with the idea on my own, but so had other people before and after me. It's a great idea no matter how you discover it, and I'm always amazed to see people's creativity!

I saw a Mono-White Yorion... but it was for standard or modern. In those formats, it doesn't seem like as big of a deal because decks aren't tied around the color identity of a legendary creature. In EDH, it feels like breaking the rules without actually cheating, which is the best feeling ever.

Daedalus19876 on Pat Sajak (cedh primer)

2 months ago

Legendary_Cardboard: Regarding Lore Drakkis, it DOES let you get an extra free-cast off of Vadrok, if you mutate Vadrok a second time! In addition to the instant/sorcery recursion from Drakkis :)

Legendary_Cardboard on Pat Sajak (cedh primer)

2 months ago

Exil3dbyrd - I don't think he's worth it, or at least not sure what I would swap him for. I'm trying to run as few dead cards as possible, but having a nice clean second combo to fall back on could be good!

Daedalus19876 - Lore Drakkis is interesting but requires more mana/Dockside triggers, since I don't get to cast the card for free like I do with Vadrok, Apex of Thunder. I will probably try it out as a failsafe though.

I'm happiest to steal Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe with Steal Enchantment, but Legacy's Allure or even a turn one Mystic Remora would be fine as well. Overall it is possibly cutable, I just really like it!

Really appreciate the comments from you both!!

multimedia on Thunder-Raptor Likes Artifacts and Enchantments

3 months ago

Hey, interesting budget version of Vadrok.

Repeatable bounce effects for Vadrok are better than playing many subpar creatures with mutate just to be able to mutate. Crystal Shard and Portal of Sanctuary lets you repeatedly bounce Vadrok to mutate again, Shard can do it an instant speed. These permanents can be reanimated by Vadrok. Manifold Key can untap either of these artifacts or make mutated creature unblockable. Expensive price cards that do this are Cloudstone Curio and Equilibrium. Vadrok and Lore Drakkis are a great mutating pair when you can keep bouncing them. Instants that can bounce a creature can then become repeatable effects such as Snap and Capsize.

Creatures who have protection especially hexproof are good targets to mutate. Geist of Saint Traft is one of the best mutate targets and his attack ability can be powerful with flying Vadrok. Indestructible is another form of protection when mutating: Kefnet the Mindful, Adanto Vanguard and Darksteel Myr.

Mask of Memory can be repeatable draw and discard of a permanent or instant/sorcery to reanimate/recur. Mask is good with flying creatures. Can cast a 3 CMC Planeswalker with Vadrok. Narset, Parter of Veils is a powerful in multiplayer Commander. The Royal Scions can be repeatable draw/discard and pump.

Mirrormade is a very good budget copy effect in multiplayer Commander. Exotic Orchard, Shivan Reef, Prairie Stream, Sulfur Falls and Ash Barrens are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Fire and Water

3 months ago

I think you can lean further into the "Mutate" theme with Lore Drakkis, Cloudpiercer, and/or Dreamtail Heron to draw for more answers and to make Rielle and the Phoenic more effective. Hope this helps.

Daedalus19876 on Pat Sajak (cedh primer)

3 months ago

The Dockside Extortionist + Winds of Rebuke + Vadrok, Apex of Thunder line also works with Lore Drakkis, if you consider him playable to recur counterspells/wheels and generate a second potential mutation trigger. Snap is another piece of redundancy for this line.

Daedalus19876 on Mutation in Edh

3 months ago

Okay so, as someone who built Mutate in EDH and is enjoying it immensely --

1) If your commander is mutated, and dies/gets exiled/etc, the commander card itself heads to command zone and the other cards mutated onto it go to the correct zone (graveyard, exile, etc). The exception is Leadership Vacuum, which WILL pull the rest of the pile into the command zone, leaving the non-commander cards stranded there forever. This also means that your commander will trigger "dies" abilities when it dies, even though the commander card returns to the command zone.

2) I'm going to have to half-agree with DrukenReaps here. I think Nethroi, Apex of Death and Illuna, Apex of Wishes are the most generally powerful. Brokkos, Apex of Forever and Vadrok, Apex of Thunder are both very good if built right, but are somewhat... odd. Casey4321's Brokkos Infect deck is a menace, and I'm VERY happy with how my own Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH deck is functioning so far! It's getting much less gimmicky and more focused as I test it more -- it'll never be truly cEDH, especially since I'm only using two of the three potential colors, but it can demolish most midpower and focussed EDH metas.

3) I definitely agree that you NEED to know the rules to play with mutate. It's a bizarre mechanic, which has a lot of odd interactions, and you won't get full value without exploiting the corner cases. But it also allows a lot of fascinating new combos, such as Dockside Extortionist + Lore Drakkis/Vadrok, Apex of Thunder + Snap to generate infinite mana! Or just Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with Sea-Dasher Octopus ;)

Lorefire on Ultra-budget Izzet storm

3 months ago

Looks fun.

Unless you decide to run rituals and past in flames Lore Drakkis is honestly fine in the deck. Mission Briefing would work as well.

Though if you continue to run the lore drakkis I'd recommend going to 4 copies. The mutate ability gets better in multiples. So much value of unanswered. And still at minimum gives a decent blocker or a spell back.

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