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Creature — Dragon
When Deathbringer Regent enters the battlefield, if you cast it from your hand and there are five or more other creatures on the battlefield, destroy all other creatures.
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Deathbringer Regent Discussion
4 weeks ago
ZendikariWol thank you for replying to me so I remembered this thread. And yes the date went well :) Sorry for the delay in responding; I've been bogged down in work, dating, and taking care of my disabled mother.
Anywho! On to the story!
SETUP: I was playing Lord Windgrace . I was playing against Aristocrats via Edgar Markov , a stompy deck and something else. I'm not really sure on the specifics; This was now nearly two months ago. Markov was the clear oppressor on the field; What the player would do is cast cheap Vampires to get the free tokens, then sacrifice the non-token Vampires for benefits and use recursion to bring them back into his hand to cast again for more tokens. Boons / Anthems made his ever-growing boardstate very difficult to manage. Felt more like Archenemy, really.
This was a very long game. We got to around T9 and I decided to reset the game by casting Deathbringer Regent , but Markov quickly rebuilt easily.
On my next turn, I decided I had enough of this and went for the kill.
I assumed between the three Elementals and my Regent, nobody would really pick a fight with me. The Markov player did attempt to attack Windgrace directly with a single Vampire Nighthawk who had been buffed a little, so I traded with Regent because I wanted Windgrace to survive. I cracked off Terramorphic Expanse on his end step, got a basic and a third Elemental.
- Cast Khalni Heart Expedition
- Play Blighted Woodland
- +1 Elemental (4x total)
- , sac Blighted Woodland , tutor 2x basic lands
- +2 more Elementals (6x total)
- Crack Khalni Heart Expedition , tutor 2x more basic lands
- +2 more Elementals (8x total)
- Return Blighted Woodland and Terramorphic Expanse
- Crack Expanse for another basic
- +1 more Elemental (9x total)
- , sac Woodland, +2 more basic lands
- +2 more Elementals (9x total)
(This was 17 mana on I believe T12, maybe T13 thanks to some extremely efficient land drop spells. I don't actually run stones in the deck - I have more lands or land tutors slotted in their spots because I focus around the Landfall mechanic.)
I had just enough mana left over to cast a Savage Twister with X=5. Wiped 98% of the board, but more importantly I killed all 10 of my Elementals (9x tokens + Omnath, Locus of Rage ) for a staggering 30 damage, killing Markov's player and winning the game.
TL;DR - Won via boardwiping myself
2 months ago
PeelzForDead Skyship Stalker is mainly here to keep my curve lower, but I think I'll pitch that and Deathbringer Regent for both of the Hellkites you suggested. Regent's got a really specific clause to trigger its sweeper and it doesn't really mesh with the reanimation package.
8 months 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.
- Regards from SynergyBuild!
8 months ago
I would cut: Caustic Caterpillar, Dawntreader Elk, Deathbringer Regent, Deathcap Cultivator, Decimator of the Provinces, Diligent Farmhand, Farhaven Elf, Golgari Raiders, Lotleth Giant, Mulldrifter,Satyr Wayfinder, Stinkweed Imp,Wood Elves, Deep Analysis, Spider Spawning, Worm Harvest, Chemister's Insight, Molderhulk, Shriekmaw, Shadowborn Demon, Night Incarnate, Deathbringer Regent
TL;DR Too much ramp, some non-synergistic cards, board wipes shouldn't be necessary if you are playing aristocrats. Some of the cards depend on casting from your hand rather than ETB. These are just my suggestions feel free to adjust as you see fit.
If I am missing something about these cards let me know. Also, you can look at my decklist if you want to here: Sidisi, Self-Mill, Surveil and Explore I just got the Golgari Guild kit so my Sidisi deck is different now.
8 months ago
You'd be better off running Gruul and using Savage Ventmaw. I'd sideboard it though because it's a huge target. Mine rarely survive a turn or two, but six free mana is always worth the risk.
9 months ago
Thanks for the input! I like Deathbringer Regent because, like you said it's an ok wrath, but also the deck doesn't really have much to deal with fliers so it kinda kills two birds with one stone (though I'll admit it's not great at either). Doubling Season is definitely a card I would love to have, but I just can't warrant buying it, if I ever get the chance to trade for it I definitely will! As for Parallel Lives, it will probably be one of the first cards I get once I start upgrading the deck, I'd just like to keep it pretty cheap right now so I can get my hands on it and start playing it as my playgroup is pretty casual and I'm pretty broke.
On the note of Slimefoot dealing damage, I didn't notice that either at first until I started looking at more and more deck lists, I think it's a pretty cool little alternate win con for the deck.
9 months ago
Deathbringer Regent seems like an odd inclusion to me. Works as an ok wrath though. Overall looks like a decent fungus deck. I would get Parallel Lives as soon as possible for this and I know it is expensive but Doubling Season if you ever have a chance to buy or trade for it would be perfect.
I had always assumed Slimefoot caused life loss not damage... Awesome to see him interact with infect and Neko-Te. That will certainly catch people off guard.
9 months ago
All right. In that case Imma throw out some suggestions.
First of all and probably strangest: Cephalid Constable. If you can get some counters on this boi, preferably make it evasive? Suddenly you're mega-time-walking every opponent. Maybe try Helm of the Host or Blade of Selves with him but pro'lly not.
Divine Reckoning is insane, especially here. I would say much better than Deathbringer Regent. Yes, it leaves everyone else a creature too, but for 4 less mana I'd say it's an improvement (since you could cast more than just that on the same turn).
You don't have Herald of Secret Streams!? He's one of the only good reasons to run blue!
Bred for the Hunt is equally awesome; my other reason to run blue.
Consider that you don't need black for like... anything. You have a total of like 12 black spells. No removal? No Viscera Seer? Attrition? There are good sac outlets you're missing. This is gonna go against one of my points farther down but like. Yeah.
This one isn't an actual comment of value, but I wanted to commend your idea for copying Reyhan. I had never considered it and it is really fresh and intriguing. Love the flavor, love the application.
Couldn't help but notice Karador, Ghost Chieftain in the maybeboard. He might be pretty good too, if you wanted to move this and sorta kinda separate the aristocrats and the counters. I would love to see an aristocrat counter deck that leans more into the aristocrat side. Skullbriar, the Walking Grave would be a monster!
Your mana curve is super high, effectively starting at 3 and going down fairly slowly. I searched long and hard for the 1-drops I have, and I am glad to share them with you. Just peep in on my decks (tappedout makes that easy to find) and steal some.
You have a lot of aristocrat themes and a lot of counter themes, but the problem is you don't have much intersect between the two. As a result this deck feels almost like two separate decks, and I don't know if that's hindered you before in practice, but in theory it seems really bad.
Deathbringer Regent occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%