Bladewing the Risen

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander Anthology (CM1) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
From the Vault: Dragons (DRB) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Bladewing the Risen

Legendary Creature — Zombie Dragon

Flying

When Bladewing the Risen enters the battlefield, you may return target Dragon permanent card from your graveyard to play.

: Dragon creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Bladewing the Risen Discussion

Geekscience on DRAGONS!!!!!!!!

2 weeks ago

Bladewing the Risen Is currently not modern legal, but otherwise the deck seems loads of fun!

SynergyBuild on

1 month ago

Super would recommend Utvara Hellkite, it was reprinted and is super op!

Lathliss, Dragon Queen also is a new dragon that is very synergistic with dragons, Atarka, World Render gives the team double strike, Bladewing the Risen reanimates them and lets you pump all of them if you put in mana, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury gives you all of them a ton of damage, Savage Ventmaw lets you get out more dragons too!

Scourge of Valkas is a great dragon if you can cast it for triple red, giving you removal and damage for days! Broodmate Dragon is fine, Steel Hellkite is good removal, Thunderbreak Regent is a nice addition too! Hoard-Smelter Dragon, Bogardan Hellkite, Deathbringer Regent, and Tyrant's Familiar are also good removal in dragon form.

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher gives you a field for blockage, Dragon Mage draws you more dragons, and Scourge of Kher Ridges is a board wipe on repeat too.

Consider Fierce Empath, Crux of Fate, Dragon's Hoard, and Dragon Tempest too!

loricatuslupus on Skyrim EDH

1 month ago

Surely Bladewing the Risen is Alduin? Unfortunately a complete waste in a deck with no other dragons (unless you included something to make all your other creatures count as dragons too).

Iamme10000 on Rise of Nicol Bolas: Grixis SuperFIENDS

2 months ago

Full of fun effects and flavor, but you don't call things to my attention for flavor shenanigans. You call things to my attention for cold, ruthless efficiency.

First of all, you have cards that pull you in directions that the deck...just isn't going. Malfegor wants you to discard your hand, but you like having a full hand of tricks. Ashnod's Altar wants you to sacrifice creatures, but most of your creatures aren't expendable. God-Pharaoh's Gift wants you to reanimate things smaller than 4/4s, but most of the things you'd want to reanimate are bigger. Not sure you have enough cards (dragons and instants/sorceries) for Bladewing the Risen or Augur of Bolas. Fraying Omnipotence hurts you just as much or more as it does the other players, and Apex of Power is neat in theory, but with the number of big, expensive things you're running, you'll usually be casting only one card off of it. Gate to the Afterlife wants you to have things dying, but your things are too expensive to kill so haphazardly.

Then there's a few things that just suffer from the scale of EDH. Tormenting Voice can do work in mono-red, but you have blue. Play blue card draw. It's just...better. Even the cheap stuff. Hell, Chart a Course is a bad option and it's almost strictly better. Eternal of Harsh Truths doesn't do all that much here, just drawing you a few cards...whopee. It's EDH. Nobody cares. Likewise, Undermine has pretty much no upside over Cancel, and if you can, I'd try to find a better counterspell. For Elder Mastery, I'd be hesitant including it, because it bares your throat to removal or tempo plays for not...too much gain, because if you can leverage it to advantage, you're probably already winning. Sadly, except in niche cases, Wit's End isn't super effective in EDH because it won't hit for more than a few cards in almost all cases.

And never forget in EDH, your general matters. When you flip Bolas, you get a super powerful 'walker and an endless stream of cards. To fully take advantage of this, play removal, a few cheap counterspells, and most importantly, MORE RAMP. You are a very top-heavy deck. You gotta double down on that ramp; you'll always have something to do with your mana, especially with Bolas in the helm.

I have more optimizing comments, but those are the big glaring problems I see. Others are suboptimal things that you might want to keep for fun and trolling (I know how you play).

For card suggestions, peruse Lord Bolas. It is a rather expensive list, at times, but it can give you an idea of how to work with the Ravager as a commander.

duff87 on Kaalia, Terror of the Skies

2 months ago

TurtleLordMTG,I know, the only recursion I really have is uhh Bladewing the Risen, Whip of Erebos, Unburial Rites , Karmic Guide and Reya Dawnbringer. I actually dont have any of the classic recursion spells or any of the good fetches too for that matter. I still need to get them but thanks for reminding me. i just wish they weren't so damn expensive ya know? maybe ill proxy lol.

DrukenReaps on What Color Identity is best ...

2 months ago

I'd go with a graveyard deck of some sort like others have said. I actually strongly considered using him in my own Mairsil, the Pretender deck, his random discard with draw is advantageous due to how cheap he is. Other commanders that might like him are Sedris, the Traitor King, Wort, Boggart Auntie, Bladewing the Risen, and Feldon of the Third Path. All for his ability to come out quickly and start putting stuff in the grave.

PhyrexianWombat on

3 months ago

Reminds me of my old Bladewing the Risen EDH deck, here's some cards I've used that might be helpful.

Kokusho, the Evening Star, Knollspine Dragon, Hellkite Charger and Scourge of Kher Ridges are pretty solid dragons.

As far as noncreatures go... Dragonspeaker Shaman, Urza's Incubator and Heartless Summoning could help get your big dragons down quickly. Dragon's Hoard is worth a look too.

Hope this helps!

eatmygender on a Concept to expand Pauper ...

3 months ago

I had an idea which I wanted to share for a while. Let's face it; Pauper EDH isn't very popular. If anything, people avoid it due to the overwhelming amount of non-legendary Commons they can pick from to be their General. While it could be argued it breaches the spirit of Pauper, I think Uncommon Legendaries (Of the myriad of options we have, largely thanks to Dominaria and Masters sets) should be legal as Commanders for Pauper EDH. There's so much untapped potential in these creatures! Adeliz, the Cinder Wind could be incredibly good in Wizzet Tribal, Baird, Steward of Argive gives you what's essentially a white Propaganda, Bladewing the Risen could make Dragons interesting in Pauper again, Zada, Hedron Grinder is so much bigger than Valuetown she's practically the Value Capital of Value Country, Danitha Capashen, Paragon shows potential for mono-white Voltron, Grunn, the Lonely King has just as much if not more, Hallar, the Firefletcher could have interesting Synergy with Kicked spells, Ihsan's Shade which is an Uncommon thanks to Masters 25 might have potential, Iwamori of the Open Fist could do Legendary tribal better than Arvad the Cursed despite the Color identity, Jalira, Master Polymorphist could make for a great mono-blue Cascade deck, Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" miiiight do something interesting, and Kwende, Pride of Femeref is another solid addition to the overwhelming amount of White commanders and acts like a slightly Nerfed Odric, Lunarch Marshal. And these are just the ones I thought were worth mentioning. I really want this idea to catch on, because Pauper EDH is struggling, and it saddens me.

Edit: I've been told that you can use any uncommon in Pauper Dragon Highlander. My input isn't nearly as useful anymore, but I would like to say that a lot of these have great potential for Pauper EDH nonetheless.

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