[Battle for Zendikar] Drana 2

nde bannerThe new version of Drana has been officially spoiled, and it is complete insanity:

Drana2Drana, Liberator of Malakir is an evasive three-drop 2/3, and as long as she gets through she will pump your team. Not only is this great in one of my EDH decks (not revealed here yet), but she also has synergy with herself – if non-first strikers attack with her, she will deal her combat damage in the First Strike damage step, getting the trigger off and putting a counter before the rest of the team hits!

Coupled with all the +1/+1 counter “lords” from Tarkir, I’d say she’d make a fine addition to any black EDH deck that cares about counters. Construcing a deck around her is harder, especially compared to her previous form, but she is aggressively costed and will be easy to cast multiple times in a black deck. Too bad she has little impact the turn she comes into play.

Overall, I like her a lot, and I love the fact that the fanservice has been dialed down from her previous incarnation.

What do you think? Leave a comment!

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  1. I actually missed this card when I looked over the spoilers a week ago, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. I think that Drana is pretty great! You make a great point about her attacking with non-first strikers and getting the trigger off, but do you think it’ll see any Constructed play?

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  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  September 18, 2015

    Yeah, she seems very nice. The best kind of synergy card is the one that not only cooperates with your other cards but also works well on it’s own. And let’s not forget her creature type. Ally is mostly an unknown quantity so far, but my guess is that she’ll be able to trigger at least a few decent ally effects, both in this set and in Oath of the Gatewatch.

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  3. psykopatmullvad

     /  September 18, 2015

    Since you have discussed all the important stuff, ill just fill in and say i liked the old illustration more. This new version will probably see more play in a variety of formats compared top the older tho.

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