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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Rare|
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- Does an "elder dragon" count as a "dragon"?
- Does Dragon Tempest Trigger when Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker activates his +1 to become a dragon?
- Destroying Dragon Tempest When a Dragon Enters.
- Dragon tempest out, play serra ascendant with 30+ life. Does it have haste?
- Dragon Tempest and Descent of the Dragons
Whenever a creature with flying enters the battlefield under your control, it gains haste until end of turn.
Whenever a Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, it deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of Dragons you control.
Dragon Tempest Discussion
3 days ago
Steel Hellkite , if tokens are a possible issue all this guy has to do is connect and you can wipe that player's build up along with any other problematic boardstates.
Skyline Despot getting monarch is fairly strong as unlike Bloodgift Demon you will always get to draw at least one card off it and being kaalia your big creatures can usually get you monarch back if anyone takes it from you. the ability to run away with the game if you stay monarch is also pretty good.
Dragon Mage a reprint of m20 is a wheel on a dragon, what more could kaalia want.
Now I'll admit my kaalia list probably needs some tuning again (and some m20 acquires, waiting for when I can nab all I want for around $10) Heavenly Rakdos is around for more ideas, though I think I'll explain a possible other card for you.
Doom Whisperer would work really well with your reanimator subtheme as you can fill up your graveyard pretty easily (might even make Unburial Rites a decent option) and it kind of combo's with Vilis as in it's a free way to pay life, though you draw the cards then surveil which I guess only matters the first time but hey downsideless necro is nice.
1 week ago
Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.
No, Dragon Tempest has a triggered ability that grants flying creatures haste as they enter the battlefield and lasting until the end of turn. If in stead it had a static ability that read "flying creatures you control have haste" (similar to what Urabrask the Hidden has for all creatures) then the creatures would lose haste if it were removed.
1 week ago
Thanks for suggestions. Did not put Wild Pair because it costs lots of mana and that slows the deck down. Dragon Tempest , Where Ancients Tread , Warstorm Surge , Spit Flame and Crucible of Fire seemed unnecessary to me because I won't have more than a few dragons on the battlefield. If you have more than 3 or 4 dragons out at the same time, you have practically already won. Living Death is very nice, but I put it in another deck so Primevals' Glorious Rebirth kinda replaces it. It's full of flavor if nothing else. Did not include Grow from the Ashes because i needed ramp that searches for gate lands because of my alternate win condition. Fist of Suns also seems too slow for me. You can't use it at all untill you have 5 different mana, so simple mana rocks have greater potential, I think (you can turn 5 ur dragon with mana rocks AND you can use them before that turn for other things). But thanks for ideas anyway, some cool cards i didn't know about.
1 week ago
This deck needs Wild Pair , Dragon Tempest and Crucible of Fire . You may also want to consider Where Ancients Tread and Warstorm Surge . Living Death is good recursion and Grow from the Ashes is pretty decent ramp. You may also wish to consider Fist of Suns . Turn 5 Ur-Dragon sounds pretty fair to me. Spit Flame is a flavour win if you want to consider it.
If you want to see my take, have a look at Dracarys: Vorthos Dragons
I hope I have been of some help!
2 weeks ago
And another random thought: as ridiculous as it might sound, Morophon, the Boundless could be actually compared to... Mirari's Wake since both give that little +1/+1 boost and technically allow us to cast more Dragons per turn, the former by cost reduction and the latter by mana doubling. The only difference is that Morophon has a 6/6 body that counts towards Dragon Tempest / Dromoka, the Eternal effects while Wake is an enchantment which might be a little harder to remove. However, since we don't have a need to run Wake then do we need to run this ultimate changeling lord?
3 weeks ago
Naban, Dean of Iteration can get nutty by replicating those abilities
Do I need those counter spells? What do you think?
1 month ago
It's hard to say the exact numbers of which type of card but a rough estimate could be:
1 Commander -KTV
35 lands -
8 ramp pieces - 2 cost mana rocks that generate multi colour should form the majority of this. This is with the aim to get KTV out turn 3 or ensure that she is out turn 4 after a protection or haste piece is dropped turn 3 protection. I would recommend the three signets, the three Talismans, Fellwar Stone , Coldsteel Heart . This is key, Swing with kalia a turn earlier makes her harder to deal with.
6 Removal pieces - you are in some of the best colours for removal creatures with removal built in should be in the creatures slot
8 Protection pieces - as multimedia stated, in this case this should include any creatures that offer protection.
27 Creature bombs - this is where the deck can get very pricey generally the ridiculous cards that if dropped turn 4 can be silly are expensive $$ but budget versions can be used to devastating effect. It will be easy to find the expensive ones but the cheeper ones are Reya Dawnbringer Angel of Serenity Angel of Despair Tariel, Reckoner of Souls Archfiend of Depravity ...
9 high synergy cards - Haste enablers should be in here (unless they also offer protections),cards to enclude could be Strionic Resonator , Helm of the Host , Dragon Tempest Fervor Whip of Erebos Unburial Rites ...
1 month ago
Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.
Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:
- Animate Dead
- Karmic Guide
- Emeria Shepherd
- Nahiri, the Harbinger
- Buried Alive
- Faithless Looting
- Tormenting Voice
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Diabolic Intent
Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:
- Sol Ring
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Rakdos Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Boros Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Mind Stone
- Knight of the White Orchid
Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:
- Quicksilver Amulet
- Sneak Attack
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel
- Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host
With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:
- Mother of Runes
- Giver of Runes
- Grand Abolisher
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Lightning Greaves
- Defense Grid
- Boros Charm
- Dragon Tempest
- Mass Hysteria
Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.
Dragon Tempest occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%