Dragonlord Atarka


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Mythic Rare

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Dragonlord Atarka

Legendary Creature — Elder Dragon

Flying, trample

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.

Dragonlord Atarka Discussion

BMHKain on Best Mono-G CMDR for "Impurity" ...

4 months ago

@SP3CTR3_chelts: Hmm... That could be a good use of a Filler for now. Now for why I threw those things in there: Mox Amber is based upon real-life amber; Fossilized Tree Resin; some even include some kind of prehistoric creature w/ it's form still intact; though I completely understand why WotC wanted to do it this way; it is well cherished by those who collect jewelry. Also, Yes, I understand Nurturing Peatland is a Land, but the philosophy behind it just might work still: Peat is decayed plant matter; dead, but still friendly nevertheless. Regardless, it can even be used in a process that can take several thousand years or more to evolve to a stone-like mass (Given no fire occurs during that time.) after all this time. Both of these kinds of process' involves an idea of Evolution; a concept of PROGRESS; isn't the only one w/ that luxury. As for fliers, Birds of Paradise has actual Bird Wings, & can produce mana In a pinch. Also, Destructor Dragon hates anyone w/ even an Arrowhead. You think you can kill a dragon w/ this kind of weapon? All it's going to do is get pissed off, & kill you as the "Reach" User instead. Ironic, since this Dragon serves Dragonlord Atarka ; which is even MORE ironic as Temur in the Current Timeline has basically the exact same Watermark Base; but the most ironic part of all is that Omnath, Locus of the Roil IS now! I don't think I can put a number on that any further! DX

Moving on: How the heck can a card even exist for Manifest when Inverter of Truth just straight out exiles your library FACE-DOWN, & replaces it w/ a Graveyard this deck doesn't truly need (It is Exile Zone Dependent.). But, you might be on to something though; but how the heck can I even force a whole Exile Zone that's face-down, to Face up? I'm actually interested about these kinds of notions...

I guess what you're saying is that in recorded MTG Multiverse history, even when there was only nature & no city at all, The Ten Paruns of the Original Guildpact was the only root of such history? Honestly, I wonder if there are 10 before the Original Guildpact was even a thought yet. In case there is no such idea, Razia will be a part of the cEDH Boros Community Deck's name.

I was, uh, referring to the Feedback part; I, mean, my "Obsessive Moaning" brought this to fruition. Any idea on that?

Finally, don't worry, you're not missing out on anything at all now; the current saga ruined itself w/ a feature Beys had in place of a sleepout; which at least gave the benefit of the doubt; not so when your bey just separates into the very parts the bey was built upon in the first place. I miss the benefit of the doubt; & a protagonist w/ Left Spin; not a villain w/ Left Spin. It doesn't matter anyway; the show sucks now, & even TAKARA TOMY needs to have a letter written to them about how such a new feature ruined the franchise for life.

I'll shut it about Beyblade though. I think I said enough anyway...

Jayph on Best Gruul Creatures to trigger ...

5 months ago

I have been playing a Ilharg, the Raze-Boar based deck on Arena and it has been super fun. I would like to build one in paper (modern rules) and I have the deck almost built. I am looking for three creatures to add to maximize the Ilharg trigger. I am thinking I would like to keep them to creatures I still would cast even if I don't have Ilharg out but are super good if I do have Ilharg out and attacking. So far I have picked Ghalta, Primal Hunger Dragonlord Atarka Pathrazer of Ulamog Can you guys think of anything better than those three??? Thanks.

Thanat0s141 on Morophon, Bound to Dragons (5 Colour EDH)

5 months ago

I would get rid of Dragonlord Atarka and replace it with either Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund . This gives you another haste effect to make their less chance that Dragons will die to removal before being able to attack. Also Atarka always seemed kinda weak in alot of situations as far as its ETB effect is concerned. If you are comfortable with the current number of haste-givers then putting in Thundermaw Hellkite will allow you to stop a flying heavy deck from blocking your attacks.

TypicalTimmy on Lazotep Bolas?

7 months 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!

WUBRG87 on

7 months ago

Hmm... Destructor Dragon , Glorybringer and maybe Dragonlord Atarka ? Those are all good cards its just a suggestion.

enpc on Better Combos for my Prossh ...

7 months 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.

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