Demanding Dragon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Demanding Dragon

Creature — Dragon


When Demanding Dragon enters the battlefield, it deals 5 damage to target opponent unless that player sacrifices a creature.

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Demanding Dragon Discussion

Beeksie on Mono Red Burn

1 week ago

Nice! I threw together a list as well: here. After spending way to much time researching cards this weekend... I found a couple other interesting options that may be a good fit for this combo-style burn deck.

First, Jaya Ballard looks amazing. She does everything we want to be doing in this deck, and the emblem would enable the combo from the graveyard. Primal Amulet  Flip is another option that I think could be great in speeding up a more spell-focused deck. I think it would shine against control.

I also like Demanding Dragon to contend with some of the bigger creature threats in the format. If we can burn everything else to the ground, this could be a great form of removal for Ghalta, Carnage Tyrant or Doom Whisperer. It also goes 1-for-1 with Lyra (who is a massive headache for mono-red in my experience). In playing the regular Frenzy Red build, I often found myself overwhelmed by creatures that were just bigger than anything I had. This would be a step toward midrange, but the meta almost demands it.

feedingjungler on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

2 weeks ago

ok im doing better vs jeskai but golgari is a REAL struggle. im curious how youd play this one. i probably have like a 10% w/r. they always just seem to outvalue and out tempo me. pretty much the only ones ive won are the games where i go first, have removal for their Wildgrowth Walker , Sarkhan, Fireblood turn 3, then Demanding Dragon / Lathliss, Dragon Queen turn 4 and 5.

Shingouki on Standard Boros Aggro.

3 weeks ago

Yea good point. How about Demanding Dragon? 5/5 flying that either kill something (Carnage Tyrant?) Or an extra 5 damage seems good.

feedingjungler on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

3 weeks ago

To be honest its less about 4 mana and more about being 2 cards. And ive never done that either, i usually trigger it at the end of the enemies turn when theyve spent their mana.

I can occasionally beat Teferi, Hero of Dominaria decks but it usually requres pretty much all the early game. I do try to bait out the counters with lower quality cards but if I just pass they usually Chemister's Insight. I've been subbing in the Spit Flames for Goblin Chainwhirlers and that's been working decently. I'll try adding Demanding Dragons as well.

I'm currently playing on MTG Arena, averaging at a little bit above 50% w/r. My main deck and side deck aren't completed yet, i'm missing the extra Demanding Dragons and 1 Banefire in the side deck so maybe when I get those it'll bump my w/r a bit. I do like this deck a lot tho so i'm commited to learning it. I'm all about going against the current meta and what everyone is spamming in ladder

Icbrgr on I Bolt The Bird (Skredless Skred)

4 weeks ago

I have the same concept of having a budget standard/arena version of skred red using Damping Sphere and Demolish for my Blood Moon/Molten Rain and Silent Gravestone and Squee, the Immortal as Relic of Progenitus/Eternal Scourge and using Sarkhan, Fireblood as my Walker and using all of the relevant dragons and burn available like Demanding Dragon and Fiery Cannonade.

Its just neat seeing someone else try to make a functional deck that does the same stuff but in a different way.

Icbrgr on Arena: Turning Skred Red into ...

1 month ago

I hear ya Boza... Damping Sphere doesnt have anywhere near the effectiveness of those cards and only has a few matchups where it conditionally useful such as izzet/merfolk brews missing landdrops...but then again i think just about every matchup is nice when the opponent misses landdrops lol.... its just the closest thing i can come up with to mimic the disruption of Blood Moon thats in skred red in the same way that Silent Gravestone and Arch of Orazca dont exaclty equate to their desired counterparts of Relic of Progenitus or Scrying Sheets.

This may very well be a disaster jparker-sartori21 however; i figured using the tappedout community as a resource for ideas could help because there are Way better/"In-the-know" brewers on here than i am.... and besides arena is free so why not :p

my "Real" decklist that i run on arena is very similar list to that Argy has being a Dragon brew and burning out all the threats and then just Demanding Dragon them to death.... it definitely has satisfactory win rates (for me anyway) I was just looking for a new route to take with spending my wild cards for building an alternative brew....that wasnt some God forsaken token deck.

Argy on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

1 month ago

Even though it's a 5/5 Demanding Dragon seems to face off really well against Doom Whisperer.

If all the other Creatures are dead, then usually 5 damage goes through to the keeper.

The fact that really only has one Flying Creature means that eventually this deck can overrun it.

Argy on Sarkhan's Dragon Den

1 month ago

OK this seems to work.

Leave my deck basically as it is, as having a lot of removal against matches what they are doing.

Bring two Demanding Dragon in from the Sideboard, instead of two Shock. This gives two more Dragons to trigger all the little bits and pieces, and forces difficult decisions about whether to sacrifice Creatures or take damage.

In testing I have made my Opponent sac their Doom Whisperer, because they would have lost if they didn't.

Bring in three Goblin Chainwhirler instead of three Sarkhan's Whelp. The First Strike on the Chainwhirler is a significant advantage.

This seems to work better than putting in spells that require Creatures on the field. I was often running out of Creatures.

Will keep testing.

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