Creature — Dragon
At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card.
At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand.
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|Magic Origins (ORI)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Avaricious Dragon Discussion
2 weeks ago
@Snap157: Library used to be in the deck; it was pretty nice especially with Experimental Frenzy, but I found it wasn't usually worth the slot. When I first brewed this deck it was much more focused around Grimoire, so I wanted to make sure there was as much stuff to hold onto it as I could get, but currently the deck doesn't care enough about any individual cards to have it worth a spell to not discard particular things.
@Goblin_Guide: Perpetual Timepiece used to be in the deck but other than that I am able to churn through the deck fast enough with cards like Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and Avaricious Dragon that I found I didn't really need it or other things like it. Codex Shredder is the only holdout of that kind. As far as mass reanimation, nothing comes to mind other than Scrap Mastery, are there others you think could be a good fit?
3 weeks ago
ellie-is, my thinking on Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge is that with all the removal from instants, board wipes, and Dragon Tempest (which I'm really running 8 of with Scourge of Valkas), I should end up with a ton of artifacts off of Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge's removal trigger. I'm actually running Anger of the Gods over Pyroclasm specifically to wipe my little support creatures. I figure by the time I can cast anger of the gods with dragons on the table, I'll have enough mana to cast dragons without the servants. In the meantime Gadrak is a good blocker.
Thanks for the suggestions!
3 weeks ago
Avaricious Dragon is amazing. I personally wouldn't run Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge in a deck with only 4 artifacts, even as a one-of. Sarkhan's Whelp or Dragon Egg are half-decent if you really want a 3-drop, though if it's just about cheap to cast dragons, there's also Taurean Mauler and Fire-Belly Changeling.
Universal Automaton could do a passable budget impression of Slumbering Dragon too if you want to make sure you have lots of cards to trigger Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas. Since it costs colorless, you can cast it t1 with Zhalfirin Void and cast it for free with Dragonlord's Servant after you play a dragon tempest or scourge of valkas.
I personally ran Pyroclasm instead of Anger of the Gods in my deck because it doesn't kill the servants, but that's a matter of personal preference. I also like Magma Jet over Draconic Roar as the scry can be really relevant and with a deck like this you're usually dealing enough damage all at once late game that those 3 points of damage early on don't matter so much. You do lose out on flavor points, though.
I hope at least some of that helps!
1 month ago
MilkmanMatty: There's also Dragonlord's Servant for ramp-ish and Avaricious Dragon for draw, but your point stands. I'm definitely gonna try Dragon's Hoard, just gotta figure out what to take out for it and how many to run.
Definitely want Terror of the Peaks too, its price is just a little too much for me right now, especially in multiples. But it often deals more damage than Scourge of Valkas, triggers with the mana creatures, and has more colorless mana to have reduced by them, so it's definitely a worthy inclusion and I'm gonna add it on a future upgrade for sure.
Thanks for the help!
1 month ago
Right now I'm trying to decide whether replacing some Avaricious Dragons for Dragon's Hoard would provider a safer card draw alternative that doesn't die to removal, plus it can help with mana (that I can cast on anything unlike Sarkhan's). But I'll miss out on the 4/4 body and the tempest triggers... Tough choices!
2 months ago
Light Up the Stage is good since you should be getting a bunch of damage through with your flying evasion, Avaricious Dragon is a dragon and "draws cards", what more could you want? Bonders' Enclave will almost always be online with all the big baddies you'll be playing, and Combustible Gearhulk might just burn someone out if you hit a huge CMC dragon with it, or just draw you the cards.
hope this helps!
4 months ago
Thanks for that feedback, Amoskeag -
Monastery Siege would be a great inclusion, I agree. And yeah, I can see that replacing Avaricious Dragon. The inclusion of Stormchaser Mage could be good, but really, that's what I'm using Sprite Dragon for and I really like him in my extensive playtesting due to him remaining big and not just relying on prowess. You'll see that I have cheap spells for draw-2, but I don't employ a lot of 1-mana spells that I can stack that would really put Stormchaser to work.
I'm going to find room for maybe two copies of the Siege. Thank you, very helpful.
4 months ago
Stormchaser Mage would be a nice addition to this list
If you end up making is more cycle based, or maybe you really like the discard, Drake Haven could slot in nicely someone in the 75. In the same vein of Draw and Discard Monastery Siege is very versatile and can protect your board from the opponent!
Medomai's Prophecy, helps you gain card advantage for cheap.
If you're going to draw a lot, Psychic Corrosion in the sideboard is a good backup plan if necessary.