Dragon Broodmother

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Alara Reborn (ARB) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Tokens

Dragon Broodmother

Creature — Dragon

Flying

At the beginning of each upkeep, put a 1/1 red and green Dragon creature token with flying and devour 2 onto the battlefield. (As the token enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. It enters the battlefield with twice that many +1/+1 counters on it.)

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Dragon Broodmother Discussion

andypants040 on Karplusan Scourge

1 week ago

Cool deck! Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper was one of my first EDH decks and its a lot of fun. One of my favorite combos in the deck was Dragon Broodmother and any gravepact effect. On every upkeep you put a dragon into play and sac the one that came in last turn. After one round of the table most people didn't have a board left.

TypicalTimmy on 5C Dragon Help - Looking ...

1 month ago

Looking for cards that can help me bring out Dragons for free. So any card that does this sort of thing, really.

I know a small list already, but I was wondering what else there is so I can try to narrow and hone in on the best cards.

Here's what I already know of that do this sort of thing, in one way or another. In no particular order, because I'm lazy.

I'm trying to stay away from graveyard tricks, so please keep those suggestions to a minimum. Thank you.

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As I said, I'm trying to stay away from Graveyard tricks but if it is cheap enough and easy to pull off, I guess it works. I'm looking to constantly grow my boardstate every turn, not try and rebuild it from scratch.

Yes I know Dragon Broodmother and Utvara Hellkite will grow the boardstate as well. I plan on including them. I just wanted to know what else I might be missing :)

Thanks! :D

TypicalTimmy on Let's Discuss: Pharika, God of ...

1 month ago

Gleeock, do you have Dragon Broodmother and Dragonlair Spider in there, too?

Some of my favorite token makers.

MJS154 on How many dragons should I ...

1 month ago

So it sounds like these are the card I should put in the deck: Glorybringer, 2x Demanding Dragon, 2x Scourge of Valkas,1 Dragon Tempest,1 Utvara Hellkite,1 Ryusei, the Falling Star,1 Dragon Broodmother,1 Birds of Paradise, 4x Generator Servant, 4x Dragonlord's Servant, 4x Savage Ventmaw, 4x Xenagos, the Reveler,1 Blood Moon,1 Destructor Dragon,1 Atarka, World Render, 1x Shaman of the Great Hunt,1 Elemental Bond,1 What types of cards should I use for filler? Or is this enough? Thank you soooo much for your time and help, I greatly appreciate it. Any other cards/concepts I should stay away from?

TypicalTimmy on How many dragons should I ...

2 months ago

So, Dragons cost a lot. They are very expensive. They also see a ton of removal if able. Because of this, in my experience, you want enough Dragons to sustain the brutal attacks that will be made against you. However, you also need a means to get them out onto the field.

You want to look for Dragons that act like Sorcery cards. That is to say, a Dragon that benefits you other then just being a 4/4 flyer.

Cards like Glorybringer and the new Demanding Dragon are beautiful examples. They force extra hurt for their cost. This means your resources aren't diminished for nothing. Even if your opponent kills the Dragon, you at least got something out of it for your effort.

Along with these, Scourge of Valkas is an amazing and brutal beast, especially when paired with Dragon Tempest. You need to pay attention to the wording because I've seen people miss this, myself included. EACH of your Dragons will be dealing X damage, where X is the TOTAL number of Dragons your control.

I've seen players think that since one Dragon entered, and they had three already out, then 4 total damage is being dealt. This is because ONE Dragon entered, and it deals damage equal to the number of Dragons you control. This is correct. But if you have two Dragons enter together, BOTH of those are going to be dealing X damage.

The Dragon that entered is the one dealing the damage, not Scourge and not Dragon Tempest. Be careful of that. It could win you a game without you realizing it.

Aside from those massive cannons, a really good Dragon is Utvara Hellkite, but it's a bit of a trap card. Only run 1 in a deck because it costs 8 to play and you won't benefit unless you have enough Dragons to make it worth while. Combo'd with Scourge / Tempest and you run a serious powerhouse.

As for protection, Destructor Dragon is great. As a 4/4 Flyer, in my experience, if an opponent does not have removal it acts as a deterrent similarly to Phyrexian Obliterator. That is to say, if they attack and they kill it, you punish them. Note that it does say noncreature, which a lot of people look at and think it sucks. But the real hidden power here is that by saying nonCREATURE, LANDS can be targeted instead.

Ryusei, the Falling Star also acts as a powerful deterrent. If they kill it, they can potentially wipe themselves out.

Another beautiful Dragon that'll piss off anyone is Dragon Broodmother. I'll get more into her in a moment.

Honorable mentions are also Flameblast Dragon and Steel Hellkite.

But all of this means nothing if you can't get any of them into play. That's where the beauty of the Gruul Dragon decks comes in.

Gruul Dragons wants to, ultimately, do three things. Ramp, burn, and swing. But you only have so many cards to do it with? So how do you balance these?

Here's how: Dragons that act like Sorceries.

You're going to want a playset of the following:

Birds will give you access to either color immediately. GS will give you and if spent on a creature, that creature gains Haste. and DLS reduces costs by .

Now, here's the REALLY fun part! Generator Servant's mana can be spent on TWO different creatures! You can do and , and BOTH of them gain Haste! :D

If you have a GS out on the field and two in your hand with in mana you can use, you could literally sac GS, gain , tap , and pay out as and and sac those two immediately for .

Let me explain to you just how insanely fast this design can ramp. I do it all the time. Gruul Dragons is my favorite deck of all.

  • T1: Forest, Birds
  • T2: Mountain, GS
  • T3: Land, tap all 3 lands, tap Birds, sac GS, play Savage Ventmaw, swing for 4, add , play Xenagos, the Reveler for , +1, add for Birds & Ventmaw, float the additional left over from Ventmaw's cost, cast something else like, say oh I don't know, Dragon Egg, target with Infernal Plunge, kill Egg, get a 2/2 Token, add , play something else.

Gruul Dragon's is an insanely complex combo ramp & burn deck that catches everyone off guard. But you need to balance what cards do with how they interact.

Glorybringer and Demanding Dragon are cards you'll only want 2x of each, with 1x of each in your sideboard so you can flex as needed. This'll protect you against things like Meddling Mage and, God forbid, Surgical Extraction.

Then you'll want one of your two punishments. Ryusei, the Falling Star for weenie decks, Destructor Dragon + Blood Moon for more of a control-ly aspect. Sideboard whatever you're not playing.

Stay away from Dragonlord Atarka. 7 CMC for 5 damage is a terrible payout. Stick to Atarka, World Render as she gives all Dragons you control Double Strike. That's a hell of a lot more than 5 damage.

Hellkite Charger nets you additional combat phases, which is sweet. A single Birds of Paradise + Savage Ventmaw = extra combat phase. There's other combos for INFINITE COMBAT PHASES, such as 2x Savage Ventmaws or even a Savage Ventmaw + Grand Warlord Radha. Don't use Radha, Heir to Keld as she must attack to get the mana and if she is blocked and killed, your combo ends.

Bleh. This is a lot. Wow.

SO MOVING ON... Dragon Broodmother, she combos with Xenagos, the Reveler and Utvara Hellkite. I'll let you figure out why ;)

So all of this mana and what can you spend it on??

Flameblast Dragon's ability, Steel Hellkite's ability, or even go big with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and use HIS -X ability!

Let your Dragon's carry you. Don't add things in like Lightning Bolt or Fog or anything like that. You don't need Atarka's Command, Savage Twister, Rolling Thunder, Gruul Charm.

You're up in the air. Just go over everything and hit for tons of damage, then replenish your resources with the mana you've acquired each turn.

You'll want to play hyper aggressively. Swing, even if you don't want to. Force your opponent to block. Clear their board because you'll always be able to rebuild yours. Explore, Explosive Vegetation, and Khalni Heart Expedition and what your filler cards will be. Things of those natures.

Lastly, a beautiful card for this type of deck is Shaman of the Great Hunt and Elemental Bond. That's your draw engine for this type of deck.

There's other tricks like how to get insane amounts of life, as well. But I think this is enough to set you off on the right path :)

Good luck! Seriously, Gruul Dragons is my #1 favorite deck of all time. <3

cerealkyra on Xenagos, God of Combat

2 months ago

Hey there, I really like Rapacious One in my Xenagos deck, curves out of Xenagos, and sets you up to cast the real big stuff/multiple threats ( Worldspine, Giant Adephage, Balefire Dragon) after the table realises your going to kill them all.

I found that as my playgroup got used to getting hit for 30+ damage they began to lean heavily on wraths to try and stem the flow, so I began to shift to annoying, value beaters and recursion. Genesis regrows a creature at the low cost of 3 mana every turn, Vorapede is a fine beatstick without Xenagos, Feldon of the Third Path is an excellent way to get value out of your graveyard, too. Deadwood Treefolk was also surprisingly good, though it’s maybe outclassed by Greenwarden of Murasa, it still mashes in for 6 w/‘Gos out and blocks well. Eternal Witness is another option.

And Atarka, World Render, the “you take 24” cannon that gets better if you throw even a few extra dragons in ( Scourge of the Throne, Balefire, Dragon Broodmother produces a steady stream of chumps so you can swing freely each turn.

And Wolfir Silverheart for the casual 12/12 worth of power for 5 mana. Temur Battle Rage is an ace here too.

elgosu1337 on TnT Equipment Assault

2 months ago

No worries, it's actually quite interesting to watch your deck evolve since I only played netdecks when I first started so I didn't go through the same type of deckbuilding. And the creatures, equipment, and tokens strategies you're aiming for are ones that I love as well.

Speaking of which, some other big creatures that make lots of tokens are Giant Adephage, Living Hive, Avenger of Zendikar, Dragon Broodmother, Grave Titan, Nacatl War-Pride.

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