Descent of the Dragons

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Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Descent of the Dragons

Sorcery

Destroy any number of target creatures. For each creature destroyed this way, its controller puts a 4/4 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

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Descent of the Dragons Discussion

elgosu1337 on Sek'Kuar, The Meat Master

1 month ago

Really like what you're doing here by repeatedly killing creatures and turning them into tokens. Also a big fan of Ogre Battledriver and Primal Forcemage effects, which I've used to great effect in many decks. Ghoulcaller Gisa is great to convert the pumped tokens into many pumped Zombies (even more so with Coat of Arms). Token doublers like Parallel Lives and Doubling Season also help, especially when you stack the token generation, e.g. Emrakul's Evangel into Descent of the Dragons turns each land into 4 Dragons. They also give infinite ETBs with Tooth and Claw which deals infinite damage with Pandemonium or makes infinite beasts with Fresh Meat or 2 token-doubling enchantments.

If animating lands is the main game plan, you might want a couple more land ramp spells like Skyshroud Claim and Harvest Season (which doubles your lands when you tap all your lands then animate them). World Shaper is great to bring back your lands, and also contributes to the creature count.

I have a very similar deck concept in a General Tazri / Zada, Hedron Grinder shell, do check it out below!

Neon Emrakul's Evangelion

elgosu1337 on Advertise your deck!

1 month ago



A really fun General Tazri Zada, Hedron Grinder deck that kills all our small tokens with Pongify and Rapid Hybridization for bigger tokens, or Polymorph them into Allies from the library to win with Hagra Diabolist. Lots of different ways to win, such as stealing everyone's Dragons with Descent of the Dragon and Willbreaker, one-sided wipe with Mercy Killing then Spawning Breath, infinite Wolves with Turntimber Ranger and Arcane Adaptation, Polymorphous Rush everything into Zulaport Cutthroat then sacrifice, or burning opponents to death with lots of copies of Fiery Gambit.

elgosu1337 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 month ago

Writing a comment on your deck Darkshadow327.



This is one of my weirdest decks so far, built for Emrakul's Evangel and Descent of the Dragons to transform a large army of small tokens into Eldrazi Horrors or Dragons. Radiate, Ink-Treader Nephilim, Mirrorwing Dragon, or Zada, Hedron Grinder allow Mercy Killing, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Beast Within to also transform all creatures, and add a lot of interesting interactions with targeted spells. With General Tazri as commander, we can reliably find Zada, Hedron Grinder, and Ally tribal synergies become viable, especially with mass recursion to trigger Allies' abilities simultaneously.

Looking for any general (no pun intended) feedback. Upvotes are greatly appreciated!

ZombieCat on Krenko, Mob Boss

1 month ago

Cards I'd cut:

Caged Sun - It's over the curve of the deck

Helm of the Host - Not really needed

Slate of Ancestry - No reliquary tower

Stoneforge Masterwork - Not needed

Sword of the Paruns - Not needed / doesn't help the deck

Goblin Warrens - Not worth it

In the Web of War - Shared animosity is in your build, good.

Mass Hysteria - Fevor and Hammer are fine

Rise of the Hobgoblins - Nope

Kyren Negotiations - Not worth it

Burn at the Stake - Not worth it, need to lower your curve

Descent of the Dragons - Lower your curve

Chancellor of the Forge - Depends on how much you like this.. otherwise, lower your curve

As for what I'd add...

Chaos Warp - Red has little enchantment removal, this gets around that. Can also target one of your goblins for free stuff

Beetleback Chief - Value

Goblin King - This is a wincon with Blood Moon

Blood Moon - Shuts down strip mine and other annoying lands

Goblin Piledriver - THIS is goblins

Imperial Recruiter - Value

Legion Loyalist - Trample

Ogre Battledriver - Value, haste +2/+0

Reckless One - Value when you have board state

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - Value

Ancient Tomb - T2 Krenko

There's a ton of new goblins in M19, keep an eye out. I've got a Krenko build too if you want to check it out. Hope this helped you out.

MBiondi on Here there be Dragons... Wait, Where?

2 months ago

Deck strategy sort of changed now. It relies more on Descent of the Dragons as a wincon, with lots of token generation to pad the battlefield and absorb damage later on.

Mike94 on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

2 months ago

Hi fellow Karrthus enthusiast!! I've build him to and after a lot of tinkering I ended with a Reanimator version of him with strong burst to kick out opponents one by one. I found it hard to find the ratio between good ramp en enough valuable dragons to play. Karrthus is awfully fun since he terrifies opponents just on its own, 3 hits and someone is dead to commander damage. Since you're already running Savage Ventmaw, I suggest to put in Aggravated Assault. These two give you infinite combat steps!! You could also use Descent of the Dragons and Sarkhan the Mad to steal your opponents dragons while removing threats.

If you're looking for inspiration, take a look> A Dragon's Coffin - Karrthus Reanimator Style

ShreddedByCrows on Mathas EDH - A Real Pain in the Neck (Get it?)

2 months ago

SenseiRamen Mathas, Fiend Seeker has the ability to be a fabulous political commander, I love your idea there and would definitely give it a try!

Your curve is generally correct, but I feel there are a few things you can change to optimize your deck (and I'll avoid expensive suggestions, in order to keep it affordable, suiting your budget). First of all, you could consider running two more lands (Mathas surely is a cheap commander but it better suits a more controlish game plan. I would prefer to run 36 lands in this purpose. I recommend you to give a look at the Rocky Tar Pit (it's basically a budget fetchland) and Myriad Landscape. The new Field of Ruin might interest you as it's a great political tool. Forbidden Orchard also is nice and affordable. Smoldering Marshand Canyon Slough are not that expensive and can help you stabilize your mana pool. And, only if it fits your budget issues, both Blood Crypt and Godless Shrine are good investments.

The Planar Bridge, even if it's a great card on its own, doesn't really match with your objectives. It's slow and will take too much time to be effective. If the ''tutor'' effect was what you were searching when you put this one into your deck, I suggest you some cards as Increasing Ambition or (a slow but more versatile card) Ring of Three Wishes.

An idea I find interesting with Mathas will concern the addition of a sacrifice outlet. With cards like a Skullclamp and a Bloodghast (I know, it's not a budget card actually, but you can find it for something like 10 euros now that it has been reprinted - if you're looking for a budget version, you can run the Reassembling Skeleton / Endless Cockroaches), it provides you an excellent card advantage, with cards like Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar it gives you the necessary resources for the late game. Not to say that the red colour also gives you access to tons of cards which allows you to take the control of your opponents' creatures for one turn (Captivating Crew for example)! Alongside the altars, those cards could enable you to kill the creatures you put a bounty counter onto and so you will gain the reward and gets nice value while slowing your opponents. It may require some testing time but it seems pretty decent.In control options, you have Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Attrition that could get the job done.

Tetzimoc, Primal Death seems really good here, and I'm glad someone finally decided to give it a try! With a Cloudstone Curio, you can bounce it back to your hand and restart clearing the board as much as you want, but you will have to think about adding other valuable etb effects and recursion's cards like Phyrexian Reclamation.

For more ''prison'' effects, there is the Windborn Muse and the brand new Baird, Steward of Argive.

Sheoldred, Whispering One is not a cheap card, but feels like a staple for your strategy and your deckbuilding.

You may give a try to Revel in Riches, but it's a greedy card. It has proved to be better than Black Market for me. In a tricolourous deck like yours, I will definetly play it.

You need more control tools. Hero's Downfall, Phyrexian Purge, Dreadbore, Orzhov Charm, etc. are great ones.

There is a lot of cards in your actual deck build that don't feel like a good idea since they just don't match with any strategy. Let's start with the Hoarding Dragon. It's a slow tutor and I can understand why you choose to play it, but it doesn't feel like a good idea. Jaya Ballard, Task Mage : the hate cards are bad because they often feel too situational and becomes dead cards. Even if Jaya provides you other options than the hate the blue guy one, she stays bad in comparison with other cards you could play (not saying that about expensive cards - even for a budget deck, she's just bad - cut it). Kulrath Knight doesn't do much in your deck... I mean... it's not such a bad card but come on, you want to pay 5 mana on something else than just a flying lil' body with wither. Kozilek, the Great Distortion is a great card, but it feels too slow here as you don't play anything to ramp, and, more important for your deck, it doesn't match with anything. If you absolutely want some eldrazi there, so add in some ramp cards and play Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, it will be much more efficient and synergize better with what you want to accomplish. Only 10 enchantments is not enough to get value from your Mesa Enchantress. Tariel, Reckoner of Souls is slow and doesn't do much. Shunt feels too situational. Righteous War is far from being interesting here, you will always prefer having Swiftfoot Boots over them... and I don't even know if you need those boots... no, I'm pretty sure you're fine without. Celestial Dawn doesn't do much and you will most of the time pay 3 to do nothing...which is bad.

A few suggestions :

  • Endless Whispers could be funny and fits very well the political theme!

  • Afterlife is a control tool which also left your opponent with a creature, it's nice not to make enemies.

  • Descent of the Dragons another control tool leaving your opponents with creatures. If your prison theme is strong enough, this card could be a staple as it puts 4-4 flying. Your opponents will slowly kill each other.

  • Disrupt Decorum mad flavorful card for a mad Mathas dude.

  • Besmirch not the best card ever, but could be interesting there.

  • Mogg Infestation lul

  • Chaos Warp doesn't kill your target, but it's still a really good and versatile answer.

  • Sarkhan the Mad look at the -2! (you will need a lot more protections if you go for it though, and chose to go for a lower curve (which is not such a bad idea btw))

  • Painful Quandary just a powerful and annoying control card - beware, it often attracts a lot of hate.

  • Solemn Simulacrum helps you to stabilize your mana base and gives you card draw.

I hope it would help you! Good luck with the deckbuilding and keep up the good work. :)

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