I'm with you in valuing Gilded Drake higher than many in the cedh community. No No Yes?? Gilded Drake on a 2nd Round of Spiking. Gilded spade?? In comparison to Climbing boots, Spiked manacles have 2 more strength bonus (+4 vs. +2). Flying. It's 4 mana for 2 creatures to draw you 2 cards a turn plus it gets rid of annoying Leovold, Emissary of Trest, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the CompetitiveEDH community. This is also the weapon with the highest melee damage. I use Yasova as a commander for a twin based list, but her and a high market or goblin bombardment is a pretty good way to keep control of the board, I'm a fan of Keiga personally, though you need it to die/reanimate or clone it for the most value. There's a lot of money to be lost on damnation. Same goes for Survival of the Fittest and Null Rod which both have solid riffs (Fauna Shaman, Collector Ouphe, Karn). Drop Used for mining and very stylish. Rulings. Other cards to consider for hate on creature combo meta. It didn't end up making the cut long term, but something to consider. Yes No Yes? No No Yes?? This ability can't be countered except by spells and abilities. Interesting spike with Gilded Drake in the past 6 months. (This effect lasts indefinitely.) I tend to attribute that curve to genuine interest in the card, but enough deck limitations that its not an ideal buyout target. P/T: 3 / 3. The RC had a brief banter about it on their discord recently and it's a firm "no way in hell" for unbanning it so far. Treachery plays really great in my deck because I play Winter Orb and Back to Basics, so the land untapping can be a backbreaker. I appreciate that. Gilded Drake from Urza's Saga for . Its very helpful against harder matchups that generally tend to give me a beating in the face with commander damage after i strip their hand. Power/Toughness: 3/3. [[Dream Halls]] [[Treachery]] both are climbing and have been for awhile, [[Copy Artifact]] spiked high, dropped a bit and has since held, [[Earthcraft]] same basic pattern as Copy Artifact, [[Time Spiral]] appears to be slipping a bit since it's price correction, [[Academy Rector]] still not had a 2020 spike yet, [[Palinchron]] still not had a 2020 spike yet, [[Transmute Artifact]] [[Power Artifact]] both are climbing steadily, not yet spiked, [[Lion's Eye Diamond]] holdng after it's spike, [[Grim Monolith]] spiked and dropped,now holding, [[Null Rod]] slowish spike has held so far, [[Recurring Nightmare]] [[Aluren]] slight upward movement, no real spike yet, [[Yavimaya Hollow]] upward movement, no real spike yet, [[Gaea's Cradle]] rose steadily recently and has mostly held since, All the revised dual lands are holding or climbing: https://www.mtgstocks.com/lists/6, I think u/Patis96 and u/TheWorstQuestions highlighted the very appropriate flavor text for the card: "Buyer Beware". Log in sign up. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Drop Used for mining and very stylish. Gilded Drake - (G) (SF) (txt)Abeyance - (G) (SF) (txt)Wheel of Fortune - (G) (SF) (txt)Survival of the Fittest - (G) (SF) (txt)Dream Halls - (G) (SF) (txt)Treachery - (G) (SF) (txt)Copy Artifact - (G) (SF) (txt)Earthcraft - (G) (SF) (txt)Intuition - (G) (SF) (txt)Time Spiral - (G) (SF) (txt)Academy Rector - (G) (SF) (txt)Palinchron - (G) (SF) (txt)Transmute Artifact - (G) (SF) (txt)Power Artifact - (G) (SF) (txt)Lion's Eye Diamond - (G) (SF) (txt)Mox Diamond - (G) (SF) (txt)Grim Monolith - (G) (SF) (txt)Null Rod - (G) (SF) (txt)Recurring Nightmare - (G) (SF) (txt)Aluren - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. [[Survival of the Fittest]] slowish spike has held and is steadily climbing - perhaps spike coming soon? So, Gilded Drake is pretty much the best out there for its cost. Although not RL [[Damnation]] is also trending upwards. If you really need more of that type of effect after drake, run Shackles if your mana can support it (ie. treachery - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. Totally agree, it's got a very similar trend to some of the others, upward movement, but no real spike. Creature—Drake: Card Text: Flying When Gilded Drake enters the battlefield, exchange control of Gilded Drake and up to one target creature an opponent controls. 1 u Creature - Drake. This ability can't be countered except by spells and abilities. This is Reddit's hub for discussing speculating(2) and not for discussing speculating(1) about Magic: the Gathering cards. Rarity: Rare . It completely outshines every other single steal effect like [[Control Magic]]. Close. It's an effect that WOTC has been more than willing to sidegrade and power creep. So, Gilded Drake is pretty much the best out there for its cost. (This effect lasts indefinitely.) Expansion: Urza's Saga. Yawgmoth's Will - (G) (SF) (txt)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. My list is essentially monoblue and I run 16 islands, so I can reliably shackles creatures with 1-3 power, which covers just about anything aside from the new 4 colour commanders and Prossh. I do believe [[Treachery]] is an amazing pick at $30-35. 50000 50,000 coins true 30,000 coins 20,000 coins 30000 2.267 2.267 kg true Gilded pickaxe 4632382 4,632,382 coins infobox-cell-shown 4 4- Press J to jump to the feed. File:Gilded d'hide chaps.png 11 April 2019 ? Drop Oh, I'm a gold digger? Being able to untap 5 lands is so nice, especially if one of those lands can produce 2 mana (Phyrexian Tower, Ancient Tomb, Temple of the False God, etc). 2. invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss. It begs the question, what other RL EDH staples will follow this pattern soon as well? Thalakos Deceiver - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call, I use Sower of temptation in my Edric deck. But its on my list i check regularly :P So figured I'd report on it. [[Yawgmoth's Will]] is another worth watching. Against Azami, [[Caustic Caterpillar]] on 1, Gilded Drake on two and Leovold on 3 is a lot of win to handle. Often torpor/gryff shut down what the creature combo is trying to do anyway. Here's hoping! While those effects are certainly not without their flaws --mostly being sorcery speed, pseudo "2-for-1" in multiplayer, 'targeted' effets, that don't further your own strategy, and often containing a clause as to when it ends-- if you can time them well they are the hardest counter to some commanders out there since the departure of tuck effets. If you can't make the exchange, sacrifice Gilded Drake. I'm using it in my Atraxa-Hatebears list: best case scenario is I keep Yisan at 1 and tick it up to two in response to someone's Commander coming into play. I run Drake and Torpor orb in the same deck, its all about timing so I think 2 1-of nonbos isn't too bad. Drake is one of a kind, and that's why the price is pushing $30. Yes No Yes? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. edit: It's low CMC also works perfectly with Ad Nausem. The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Cursed Totem - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Humility - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call, Zealous Conscripts - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Merieke Ri Berit - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Gilded Drake - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Caustic Caterpillar - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Hushwing Gryff - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Torpor Orb - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Vedalken Shackles - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)Sower of Temptation - (G) (MC) (MW) (CD)[[cardname]] or [[cardname|SET]] to call. If you don't make an exchange, sacrifice Gilded Drake. 50000 50,000 coins true 30,000 coins 20,000 coins 30000 2.267 2.267 kg true Gilded pickaxe 4632382 4,632,382 coins infobox-cell-shown 4 4- This ability can't be countered except by spells and … Since November the card has nearly doubled in price; since February of last year, you could purchase LP'd Drakes for roughly $45.00 on TCG, it has since Nearly tripled. The effort on this is nice, but I'd caution people that with many of these that if you're thinking about going in deep you're running a very real risk of buying at a peak. No No Yes?? 1000 1,000 coins true 600 coins 400 coins 600 3.000 3 kg true Gilded spade 3985498 3,985,498 coins infobox-cell-shown 4 4- Plus it synergizes really well with storm enablers like [[High Tide]]. Torpor and Hushwing you already mentioned. File:Gilded pickaxe.png 11 April 2019 ? Gilded pickaxe?? Rarity: R Card Type: Creature Drake P / T: 3 / 3 Description: FlyingWhen Gilded Drake comes into play, exchange control of Gilded Drake for target creature one of your opponents controls or sacrifice Gilded Drake. The psychological effet alone makes some people wary of casting their Commander outside combo turn; while you would be tempted to keep Breya on the board for mild control, if there is a risk of it being stolen, you are much more likely to avoid tapping out in order to keep the sac effet always on. File:Gilded pickaxe.png 11 April 2019 ? My favorite is always [[Cursed Totem]], works really well with most hatebears being static effects. User account menu. not atraxa) and Treachery if you cant. I noticed [[Gilded Drake]] has spiked again on mtgGoldfish: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/price/Urzas+Saga/Gilded+Drake#paper, TCGPlayer only has 5 copies available (starting at 200$) https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/urzas-saga/gilded-drake?xid=pi47f7ddc8-bd45-4ee2-8f40-a4f76796eb93.