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|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Mythic Rare|
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Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon
When Dragonlord Atarka enters he battlefield, it deals 5 damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or planeswalkers your opponents control.
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Dragonlord Atarka Discussion
1 week ago
Jimmy_Chinchila, a few points :)
Diamond isn't actually all that hard. It has an extremely weak compression strength. In fact, if you took a diamond and slammed a typical roofing hammer down on it, you would shatter it. Lol.
Lazotep's real trick is that it can withstand the journey through the blind eternities. Most biological tissue is warped, distorted, and destroyed as it venture through them. The Planeswalker's spark is what prevents this from happening. Non-biological materials can pass through, hence the reason the Planeswalkers don't go all T-1,000 and become naked on the other side. Having said that, in order to move an army of the dead from one plane to another, Bolas coated them in Lazotep. Yes this made them a lot more durable, but it was actually to prevent their bodies from being destroyed on the journey.
Bontu was a powerful servant of Bolas. In fact, it was Bontu who betrayed the gods and allowed Bolas to kill the ones that he did. As a "reward", Bontu was the only god who's mind was not wiped. Bontu had to live with what she did.
Yup. Bontu is a woman :3 As is Dragonlord Atarka . Wizards does love themselves some giant scaly ladies!
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
If you're looking to optimise the deck, the best piece of advice I can give you is that you have too many combos. The problem with having an overabundance of combos is that ineveitably you'll get yourself in situations where you have Aggravated Assault + Atarka, World Render , or some other mix of two pieces but from differnet combos that don't work together.
If you want to have a deck with a lot of combo options, you have to find one core theme to build around and make sure your pieces are interchangeable that way.
Now, onto the combos themselves. First off, Food Chain does not work the way you think it does. For one, food chain mana can only be used to cast creature spells. So that means no Exsanguinate . Also, you are actually exiling the creatures, not sacrificing them, so no Zulaport Cutthroat . The better option here would be Purphoros, God of the Forge as all he has to see is ETBs. The mass creature buff also works really nicely. As mentioned, Goblin Bushwhacker is another solid options for food chain, as is Impact Tremors .
For the other combos, A lot of them are pretty bad sorry. You've listed stuff which is quite expensive to play or isn't actually a combo. For example, Dragonlord Atarka + Grafted Exoskeleton is just dealing 5 infect damage to a creature. Sword of Feast and Famine + Bear Umbra just makes some mana. Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith makes infinite colurless mana, sure, but without an outlet for it, infinite mana means nothing. I get you have Exsanguinate , but a three card combo that does nothing with outer cards is bad here. Hellkite Charger + Savage Ventmaw doesn't work, you're one mana short each loop.
It's really important to actualyl see what the combos do and understand them before just adding a bunch to the deck.
Also, you need more ramp. You want to know how to make a deck faster? Lower the curve and add more ramp. Since your primary combo here is Food Chain , adding mana dorks will help immensly as you can eat them to kickstart your combo. Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Elves of Deep Shadow , Arbor Elf (you need to fix your mana base but this will give you lots of value once you do), Priest of Titania , Fyndhorn Elves , Wall of Roots , Birds of Paradise , etc.
You also need more card advantage in general. Having tutors is nice, but a) you need more of them, b) you need cheaper ones and c) you need more raw card advantage. Skullclamp , Painful Truths , Wheel of Fortune , even cards like Lifecrafter's Bestiary can be good. And the more you bring your curve down (seriously, 3.55 average CMC is really high), you can start takign advantage of cards like Ad Nauseam and Dark Confidant .
Yes, a lot of the cards I have recommended means you have to cut a bunch of big bomb cards. But that's how you make a deck faster and more consistent. A core win condition package surrounded by ramp and card advantage, with a bit of removal on the side. Filling your deck wit hBig, slow cards guarantees that you plays will be slow and not as impactful as you want.
3 weeks ago
For convenience, I'll go ahead and list the existing combos in this thread -
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain + Zulaport Cutthroat
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain + Goblin Bombardment
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain + Exsanguinate
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain + Fervor
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Atarka, World Render
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Xenagos, God of Revels
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Craterhoof Behemoth
- Grafted Exoskeleton + Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
- Grafted Exoskeleton + Atarka, World Render
- Grafted Exoskeleton + Dragonlord Atarka
- Triumph of the Hordes + Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
- Triumph of the Hordes + Atarka, World Render
- Triumph of the Hordes + Dragonlord Atarka
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Combat Celebrant
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts
- Splinter Twin + Combat Celebrant
- Splinter Twin + Zealous Conscripts
- Helm of the Host + Godo, Bandit Warlord + ( Panharmonicon + Hammer of Nazahn )
- Sword of Feast and Famine + Hellkite Charger
- Sword of Feast and Famine + Bear Umbra
- Savage Ventmaw + Hellkite Charger
- Savage Ventmaw + Aggravated Assault
- Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood
- Life and Limb + Sporemound
- Helm of Obedience + Leyline of the Void
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion
- Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth
3 months ago
If you are looking to maximize your potential with a Fight-centric deck, I'd suggest you also run a few copies of Frontier Siege for it's Dragon's mode and jam-pack the deck full of heavy hitters: AKA high power.
If you use Frontier Siege, you can maximize impact with Dragons. Now you have heavy hitters and flyers. Couple this with Atarka, World Render and Dragonlord Atarka as they are both great for this sort of thing. Not to mention the double-strike anthem alongside the burn ETB is sweet.
You can also run Foe-Razer Regent for more intense fun.
Coupling on the anthem idea, there's also Crucible of Fire, which will allow your Dragons to be even larger when they fight.
You'll need to either ramp or cheat your way to the top. I'd suggest the following:
This will give you plenty of ramp support. You can fix the amount as you see fit based on your deck's overall needs.
You will also want to cheat out Dragons. Descendants' Path is wonderful for this.
If you are going to choose to run Planeswalkers (Which, with so many flyers you should if you got the room for them), I'd suggest either Sarkhan Vol, or Sarkhan, Fireblood. Fireblood is the clear winner here as he generates more precious mana, but Vol is a nice choice if you'd like to not only fight a creature but attack with your Dragon as well on the same turn.
I'd also recommend at least 1x Utvara Hellkite as when you do a full swing, you're going to create a ton of tokens - all of which kick in Frontier Siege. Since those are also all 6/6, they will likely survive and thus become 8/8s with a single Foe-Razer Regent.
Jesus, I might make this deck. I've got like so many Dragon decks I have literally lost count. Even two EDH Dragon Tribal decks.
Dragon Tribal is my #1 favorite Tribal :3 They are just so insanely fun to play with.
3 months ago
Thank you, those are good suggestions. Dragonlord Atarka is super good, no doubt. My hardest decision is into adding those lands or not. My mana base is definitely improvable, I will consider what to swap there!
3 months ago
Even though it is a high cost card I believe Dragonlord Atarka is worth a look
4 months ago
Not sure if you're taking suggestions, I just stumbled on this while looking for KTK jeskai decks... but your land-base is extremely light and you are too light on ramp creatures to run anything less than 24 lands. If you run a playset of Rattleclaw Mystic and Whisperer of the Wilds then you can run 22 lands. Cut Frost Walker entirely and go down to 3x Heir of the Wilds to make room for the ramp.
Dragonlord Atarka occurrence in decks from the last year
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