Demanding Dragon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

FSims81 on Bolas is More

5 hours ago

Wall of Mist is just in here to be a big body and absorb, but with Spit fire maybe I need 2 Sparktongue Dragon or Demanding Dragon instead.

Demanding Dragon would also give me a bigger late game play.

TypicalTimmy on Sarkhan's Thud

1 day ago

I feel as if you don't have enough cards to justify Traxos being used in here. Remember, he enters tapped. I'm counting 15 cards in total to trigger. Of them, 2x are Traxos himself so we can count that down to merely 13. Of those, three are Legendary creatures at 3x, 2x, and 2x. So unless you want to keep sac'ing to SBAs, that cuts out another 4x as we can include at least 1x of each for their initial casting. So unless your plan is to hope for the best and get one of your two Traxos in your opening hand, I feel like you won't have a consistent volume of Historic spells to justify his costs.

Demanding Dragon on the other hand still triggers Sarkhan's Unsealing and has it's own trigger on top of that.

I'd recommend swapping Traxos for DD.

liljramos88 on Dragon Ramp (MTG 19)

3 days ago

I also run a dragon deck I splash Blue for Arcane Adaptation anyways I would add Verix Bladewing with all the Ramp you should be able to kick it. Speaking of Ramp I would add Llanowar Elves you can play a turn 3 disciple or a turn two Dragon’s Hoard. Demanding Dragon should be at 3 you can get away with two lathliss dragon queen. Love the idea of using the Bear

Hey check out my deck Dragon’s Fire (Temur Dragons)

liljramos88 on M19 Dragons

3 days ago

Love the deck plus 1 why not Demanding Dragon in the main?

Hey check out my deck Dragon’s Fire (Temur Dragons)

LittleBlueHero on Sticky for M19?

1 week ago

Demanding Dragon is a great limited pull.

In general sealed is a lot harder to build focused decks around than draft, since you have no say in what you get.

I was out of town and unable to attend but my friend that went said he was underwhelmed with Core19 sealed. There is so much stuff in the set it makes pulling together a plan that much harder.

The themes between the colors are definitely there, but they are hard to support with a sealed pool he said. He still had fun its just the deck he made and the decks he played were almost entirely random goodstuff (which is kinda what it should be in sealed I think)

Playing tribal or focusing on a two color combination will hopefully be easier on Draft weekend when I can pick and choose them a little easier. Im hoping for a good pack 1... my biggest problem is I never get a good idea of what I should be doing early enough :/

How was everyone else event? Any fun happenings? Did anyone get to cast an elder dragon? Which cards were unexpectedly good/huge let downs?

Argy on Sticky for M19?

1 week ago

Came home from playing midnight prerelease.

Some decks had themes like Mill, Control, and one in particular used Creatures with high toughness, then the Dragon that makes their toughness deal damage.

Dragons were basically used whenever they were cracked. All of them seemed quite strong.

Although some people had wanted to play Zombies before opening their packs, no one ended up doing so.

In fact there were no Tribal decks at all.

Set has very good removal.

The only cards I cracked that I cared about were a foil Guttersnipe, and a Demanding Dragon.

multimedia on No Standard bannings this time

2 weeks ago

Way too optimistic that Chainwhirler will not be a problem post rotation. As long as it's a card in Standard tokens and x/1 creatures are not safe to play; play them at your own risk. Wizards needed to bite the bullet and ban Chainwhirler. Admit it was a mistake printing it right after tribal Ixalan, fire whoever is finalizing the completely overpowered red cards for Standard and move on. Unfortunately, like all Wizards decisions they do the opposite of what needs to be done.

When in the last two years has mono red not been a good, powerful and even dominate deck to play in Standard? Lightning Strike, Shock, Wizard's Lightning, Viashino Pyromancer, Demanding Dragon and Chainwhirler are enough reasons to keep mono red as a good option to play post rotation.

TypicalTimmy on Exciting Cards in M19

3 weeks ago

My #1 favorite set in the entire history of Magic was the Tarkir block, specifically Dragons of Tarkir. I know most people went for Khans of Tarkir because of the fetch lands, but I'm not a very competitive player. I like flavorful decks, big flashy cards, stupid combos, and awesome finishers.

  • Your typical Timmy / Johnny Modern player

So when I saw the plethora of Dragons in M19 my inner fanboy freaked!

I currently have like four or five Dragon decks. Gruul, Jund, Rakdos, Azorius (That one sucks but is fun to play), and I had an older Jund deck that I quit using because it was making problems with my group.

I gotta say, Sarkhan, Fireblood pairs especially nicely with Sarkhan Vol. Their +1 abilities line up rather nicely. Draw a card and give your bois +1/+1 and Haste or pop out a Dragon and give it +1/+1 and Haste. Very nice.

Sure, Fireblood is two turns slower to ult but you also now have 8 cards in your deck that do the same thing (If you so choose). Dragon decks centered around Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest will have far too much fun with these.

Which leads me into Sarkhan, Dragonsoul. I currently have a Mono-red Dragon deck that actually ramps via Dragonlord's Servant and Infernal Plunge. I'm definitely able to make room for at least two of these guys, which is going to be awesome.

I'm also considering tinkering around with Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Arcane Adaptation makes her a powerhouse of pain.

Another interesting pairing I can work with is Demanding Dragon and Glorybringer, alongside Thunderbreak Regent. That's an awful lot of control-like aspects in MRDs.

Stepping aside from Dragons now, I'm also super excited for Apex of Power as I routinely run decks that can very easily achieve those levels of mana, though I may just run a single copy in a deck as Genesis Wave is strictly better. For 10 mana, you get X=8 and they hit the battlefield. Though what's interesting is if you cast an Apex of Power, you can filter the top seven and Genesis Wave the next 8. I'm not 100% certain if this is a good idea or not, but it could be worth looking at.

I'd also like to say that I'm super excited for the new Gruulfriends deck I can build around Vivien Reid and Domri Rade. If you get both emblems, which should be rather easy to do in Gruul, everybody now gets the following:

  • +2/+2, Indestructible, Double Strike, Haste, Hexproof, Trample, and Vigilance. That's a TON of anthem!

Also, can I just say that Resplendent Angel alongside Nyx-Fleece Ram + Inventors' Fair + Venser's Journal + Fountain of Renewal + Radiant Fountain is dangerously potent when you consider Angelic Accord and Archangel of Thune are a thing.

Also worth noting: Amulet of Safekeeping + Mechanized Production is a serious power play.

Also a new Reverberate in the ways of Doublecast is pretty neat. Might have to make a copypasta deck running those and Howl of the Horde...

It's also nice to finally have a new Hydra addition that doesn't completely suck.

I also run a Mono-Black Demon Tribal centered around the following:

So, naturally Liliana's Contract is a nice addition. Worth noting: Grixis Arcane Contract will be fun.