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|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Common|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Dragon
Defender (This creature can't attack.)
When Dragon Egg dies, put a 2/2 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield. It has " This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn."
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Dragon Egg Discussion
2 weeks ago
Sorry, it the site glitched out on me. I think I'd like to see a few more of the young dragons like Dragon Egg and Dragon Hatchling for the early game. I know there are more than those, but also I think dorks are a good option as well, BOP and Hierarch would be great.
1 month ago
This came up the other day, and we'd like clarification for when it is bound to happen again in the future.
Who gets the 2/2 Dragon Token? My opponent controlled the Dragon Egg, but I owned it.
1 month ago
The only problem I see here is, you are very vunerable until you get a dragon...I would add some lower cost dragons and some instant damage to keep your opponent with no threats. Some like Lightning Bolt for instant and Dragon Egg and Dragon Hatchling.Could also add Seething Song. Not sure how much you wanna spend, but Urza's Incubator could help.
2 months ago
3 months ago
Another thing to note is that Dragonmaster Outcast probably won't be that great, as if you have >5 lands then you are at the stage where you are enlarging your creatures and/or casting Hellkite Chargers. With this in mind, Dragonspeaker Shaman or Dragonlord's Servant might be better for bringing out big dragons.
4 months ago
Shane Oh, no problem. Pauper and Peasant are really similar. A small number of uncommons are allowed in Peasant but not Pauper. As far as your other suggestions, I had considered Deadly Grub and Beetleback Chief previously and determined that their CMC was too high for their intended purpose.
Deadly Grub would be used as sacrifice fodder or free blocks so he would be going away rather quickly. The 6/1 shroud that it leaves behind is definitely not something to be laughed at, but I felt like Dragon Egg (which is the card that takes the grub's spot) was more useful #1. because it can block small threats, and #2. it creates a flier that guarantees a higher chance at getting in damage. But he can definitely contend for that spot depending on whether your meta is flier-heavy or not.
Beetleback Chief is essentially 3 triggers for 4 mana in this deck. and yes, one of them is a 2/2 body, which is nice. The tokens are created on entering the battlefield, it allows Undying Evil to do some serious work as well, but I think it just comes down to the mana cost at 4 total with double red.
As for Empty the Warrens and Captain's Call, it's the same kind of deal. Empty the Warrens is at best, in this deck, 4 tokens for 4 mana at sorcery speed. I very rarely will have the opportunity late-game to take advantage of storm. Captain's Call just seems underwhelming to me. I think that if you want a heavy hitting token maker like that, you'd want to go with something like Battle Screech or Triplicate Spirits. They have similar CMCs due to Triplicate Spirits' ability, and they have the possibility of creating many more tokens because of flashback, or because of convoke allowing you to cast Triplicate Spirits fairly early. Oh, and they're fliers too so that might come in handy, although it is meta dependent.
Icatian Crier didn't work for me for similar reasons. This deck is meant to take over the game around turn 5 or 6, so even if you were able to get her down on turn 3 or 4, you could only probably use the ability once or twice at best. I tend to find myself low on cards in the late game, and finding one to discard might become a problem. Perhaps if you had more card draw in your deck such as Tormenting Voice, she could work for you. Or if you planned to bring the deck into the late game, you could include cards like Terminate and Cenn's Enlistment. Thraben Standard Bearer is a good card to compare to as well.
Thanks for taking time to help with some suggestions!
4 months ago
Oloro_Magic, I actually did have Savage Ventmaw at one point, but I found that the deck generates so much mana that when Savage Ventmaw would hit the field it made me wish I just had one of my token-generators on the field instead. As far as Silumgar, the Drifting Death goes, I almost agree with you in that Atarka, World Render would be better, but that limits me in what I'm able to kill. If Silumgar and two other dragons attack, every creature an opponent controls with 3 toughness or less are immediately wiped when I declare the attack, and any bigger creatures left are severely weakened, whereas Atarka giving dragons doulbe strike limits me to being able to only kill whichever creatures decide to block however many dragons I have. As far as the mana goes, I never have a problem getting Silumgar out. With hexproof Sylvan Caryatid, the two dragon lands, and not to mention Elvish Piper giving me any creature for free regardless, I've never thought twice about it. I almost wanted to put in some Black land for Silumgar and Broodmate Dragon but I found that it just wasn't necessary since so many of my cards allow me to ignore the color of mana or ignore mana all together with Elvish Piper. I guess what it might honestly come down to between Silumgar and Atarka would probably be how many creatures the opponent is playing with. If I'm going up against aggro green elves or something, Silumgar is definitely coming, but if I was going up against Black or a deck that uses less total creatures, then Atarka would definitely be the better pick, so I'd probably just side one of the two out in Game 2 depending on the deck I was fighting. But the cool thing about this deck (because it utilizes Elvish Piper) is that I can side-in pretty much any creature I want and abuse their ETBs like Kederekt Leviathan or something, but I'm getting off track.
What I'd honestly love is to get some Dragon Eggs in here to combo with Overgrown Battlement and to abuse Scourge of Valkas even more with belated dragons entering battle. The more dragons on the field sooner, the quicker the game usually ends.
What do you think about what I've said, am I crazy or making sense? Really appreciate the input either way. Love to get an outside opinion. You get tunnel vision hard when working on a single deck for months.
4 months ago