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Drakebond, by crusader_ff3      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 6/3/2008
Updated: 7/21/2022
Colors: Colorless White Blue Black Red Green

Intended Format: Vintage
Vintage: Not Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Not Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $322.83*
Sideboard: $58.78*
Total Cost: $381.61*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
1 View Picture Gorilla Shaman (2) Buy
2 View Picture Lightning Angel Buy
4 View Picture Lotus Cobra Buy
1 View Picture Quirion Ranger Buy
4 View Picture Sea Drake Buy

1 View Picture Balance Buy
4 View Picture Daze Buy
2 View Picture Disenchant Buy
1 View Picture Enlightened Tutor Buy
2 View Picture Gush Buy
1 View Picture Merchant Scroll Buy
1 View Picture Sunder Buy
1 View Picture Swords to Plowshares Buy
1 View Picture Timetwister Buy
1 View Picture Wheel of Fortune Buy

1 View Picture Armadillo Cloak Buy
1 View Picture Exploration Buy
3 View Picture Fastbond Buy
1 View Picture Mana Breach Buy
1 View Picture Seismic Assault Buy
1 View Picture Stasis Buy

1 View Picture Black Lotus Buy
2 View Picture Horn of Greed Buy
1 View Picture Lotus Petal Buy
1 View Picture Mana Crypt Buy
1 View Picture Sol Ring Buy

1 View Picture Library of Alexandria Buy
4 View Picture Polluted Delta Buy
1 View Picture Strip Mine (2) Buy
4 View Picture Tropical Island Buy
4 View Picture Tundra Buy
2 View Picture Undiscovered Paradise Buy
3 View Picture Volcanic Island Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
1 View Picture Brawn Buy
1 View Picture Cosi's Ravager Buy
1 View Picture Lightning Angel Buy
1 View Picture Berserk Buy
1 View Picture Brainstorm Buy
1 View Picture Deep Analysis Buy
1 View Picture Diminishing Returns Buy
1 View Picture Explore Buy
1 View Picture Gifts Ungiven Buy
1 View Picture Intuition Buy
1 View Picture Land Grant Buy
1 View Picture Primal Command Buy
1 View Picture Swords to Plowshares Buy
1 View Picture Thwart Buy
1 View Picture Mana Breach Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

Really wierd deck, but fun, plus I love Sea Drake and it works wonders in here. Pulling out a Fastbond is kind of game over. Card draws like Gush and counters like Daze are abused to all hell with Lotus Cobra and being able to cast Lightning Angel. The token Stasis is great lockdown, and it's easy to pay the upkeep in this deck for as long as you need it. Since the angels don't tap, you can do a lot of damage. Stasis, combined with Quirion Ranger and Tropical Island is the coolest combo in here. Tap the trop to pay the upkeep on Stasis, untap the ranger, or any other creature, to return the Trop and replay it. It's infinite stasis with a ton of synergy recasting the trop for any landfall ability and, more importantly, Horn of Greed. Undiscovered Paradise has the same affect with the horn and cobra. It doesn't look like much, but, like all my other decks, there is a whole lot more to it and is complicated to play. You find yourself drawing and casting ususally between 5-8 spells late game (typically about 5 or 6 turns in if you have a Horn of Greed out).

The Sunder is crazy good with Fastbond, Expolorations, Horn, Cobra, etc., and Seismic Assault can be used for lethal damage with things like Daze, Quirion Ranger, Undiscovered paradise, and above all Sea Drake. Casting Drake and essentially two uncounterable Shocks for 3 mana is awesome. Balance is used and abused as usual, mainly as an armageddon affect. the whole deck works together. There really aren't any stand alone cards. They serve their purpose by themselves, but anything thereafter just gets crazy.

The sideboard isn't really a sideboard. It's more of a list of cards with potential that I sometimes swap for to change it up a bit.

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