Duke Vedam Dren

Duke Vedam Dren
Credits to SzotyMAG for the Images. <3
Name Duke Vedam Dren
Rarity Legendary - Unique Legendary
Type Creature
Attributes strength willpower agility
Race Dark Elf
Magicka Cost 5
Attack Attack
Health Health
Expansion set Houses of Morrowind
Soul Summon 1200 Crystal
Soul Trap 400 Crystal
Text The first time you play a card each turn, draw a random card from your deck with cost equal to your remaining magicka.
BBCode [card]Duke Vedam Dren[/card]
Played in 400/859 of Eligible decks (47 %)
Constructed Rating: 19 Votes 3.8/5

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Arena Rating: 10 Votes 3/5

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SzGamer227 1 year ago
The text on this card is incredible. As long as he's alive, you have unlimited resources and the ability to play two cards on curve every single turn. People are willing to run Markarth Bannerman for the same cost and less health, and this card doesn't have to attack to get value.
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That's where the supports/buffs become handy that even give 1 health. The Duke will still draw hard removals though, but maybe that's not so bad if you have another threat on the board
Duke Vedam Dren 5 cost 4/4 : if your opponent has a removal in hand, auto-play it and target Duke Vedam Dren immediately.
Sav0s_Aren 1 year ago
Despite the high rating I have never seen this card in play... For a reason. Good card but does not fit in Hlaalu. In those decks people rather play Divine fervor or 2 creatures on 5 mana, benefiting from Manor. Similar to Skar Drillmaster. Sounds good, doesn't work.
Card synergies:

Protection: Altar of Despair and Shadowmaster.

Altar puts cards through a zone such that when they come into play, you have not played a card. You can use this to cheat Duke out and start using his ability immediately. Only issue is that in a yellow altar deck, it is highly tempting to play out Cauldron Keeper in the 5 slot. but the Duke drives a hard bargain.

Shadowmaster protects duke for a turn. Can't be targeted by spells or attacks. If summoned by altar, you can play a card that leaves you with 3 magicka to pull shadowmaster out. Getting an additional turn of value doesn't make this feel like a worse Genius Pathmage

Plot Cards: All Plot Cards have a synergy with the duke's ability, due to giving more cards to plot better with. Suran Pawnbroker is great with duke, as the 2 drop will make it easy to fine big cards you want, and the random 0-cost card, guarantees a really big card being drawn off the pawnbroker.

I want to figure this card out at some point, I do think there is a deck for it, hopefully the upcoming Isles of Madness can help provide some inspiration as well.
He’s amazing because he’s Tri-colored you can use him to Activate Hlaalu Oathman without needing to have any other green and red cards and can draw you The exact card you need to win a game if you use him correctly
yumyum36 2 weeks ago
Potential Flavor Text:

“Don’t make enemies. If someone is determined to be your enemy, then fight. But do not turn friends or potential friends into enemies through arrogance or carelessness.” –Duke Vedam Dren

Source: UESP Tumblr
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