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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Common|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Goblin Shaman
Dragon spells you cast cost less to cast.
Dragonlord's Servant Discussion
4 hours ago
A general rule to live by when playing modern is that it's okay to be slow as long as you can slow the game down with you.
I don't feel you're able to slow the game down to the pace where this kind of deck can keep up. Let's be honest here, this list is extremely slow, even for a dragon deck. And you don't have much interaction to support it a slow playstyle.
You have a few good ramp cards to help you speed up a tad, and that's pretty dang nice. Dragonlord's Servant seems good, and Everflowing Chalice ain't bad either. But you have so many, big, clunky cards that are going to clog up your hand while your opponent is preparing to kill you on turn 3.
As for as big clunky cards goes, Berserkers' Onslaught and Crucible of Worlds even seem like a bit of a missmatch here. They are cards that ask you to have commited a powerful battlefield before you apply them, as to maximize their effect. In this list, not only will they often come into play before your creatures, but they will help you even less than a creature when you're struggling to survive the early game.
Sarkhan's Triumph , despite being one of your cheaper cards, is not that great either, but that's mostly just due to the nature of dragons. There aren't many disruptive dragons that can suit a particular situation greatly. They mostly just hit hard. There aren't any draconic Meddling Mage s or Deputy of Detention s that you can tutor for to counter what's going on, so it's probably just better to play more dragons instead.
You can of course play the way you want to, but in essence, if you wish for the deck to be more competitive, you should lower your curve (Cutting some 7+ drops), get a bit of ramp, and get some more interaction to slow the game down.
I think someone already mentioned Glorybringer , but the powerflevel of that card is through the roof as far as dragons go. One of, if not the best mono-colored dragon in modern. Stormbreath Dragon is also nice. Anger of the Gods or Sweltering Suns are ncie to fight aggro decks. Chalice of the Void and Blood Moon are some great disrupts. Abrade is a great piece of basic inetraction. Mind Stone and potentially Dragon's Hoard are cool options for ramp.
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1 day ago
Dariru - I've been hitting creatures decently consistently. It's true that I haven't played against super heavy removal yet. The deck has some decent card cycling. Dragonlord's Servant is meh imo because I feel like Sweltering Suns is a must to deal with aggro :/
1 week ago
Here’s a list of cost reducers that are all budget cards that this deck would really benefit from:
- Dragonlord's Servant
- Dragonspeaker Shaman
- Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma
- Semblance Anvil
- Nightscape Familiar
- Stormscape Familiar
- Sunscape Familiar
- Thornscape Familiar
- Thunderscape Familiar
- Bontu's Monument
- Hazoret's Monument
- Kefnet's Monument
- Oketra's Monument
- Rhonas's Monument
There’s 8 others but they can’t really be considered budget. Another card that is amazing in a dragon deck is Sarkhan the Masterless That static ability is amazing because the damage being done to the attacking creatures is dealt before any combat damage. So if you have 6 dragons out they would deal 6 damage to each creature attacking you before they get a chance to deal any damage themselves.
3 weeks ago
MJS154, I completely see where you're getting at and faster killing is always nice, however I don't quite agree on the CMC ramping part.
Mana-Wise I've got Everflowing Chalice (cann be cast for 2 mana aswell) to get me 1 more mana a tad quicker or for 3 mana I've got Skittering Surveyor which lets me grab a mountain and is a nice early game block to creature threats.
It might not be the fastest burner out there but it's one hell of a hitter :)
(p.s. the thing I fear most is Deflecting Palm which my friend runs in his monk-bestow deck) (p.p.s. Satyr Hedonist is exactly what I needed for my gruul deck, thanks!)
1 month ago
Dragonlord's Servant is a neat tool to consider for getting dragons out a bit faster... maybe Mind Stone for a bit more mana acceleration with a draw option.... some earlier plays could also be Slumbering Dragon and Dragon Egg for a bit of defense while waiting to player other dragons...otherwise without earlier plays/barriers then i think you would need Pyroclasm / Anger of the Gods to stave off the opponents incomming assault for their creatures. id also consider Sarkhan, Fireblood as a replacement planswalker.
2 months ago
- Makes more sense to use the Ur-Dragon as a commander as eminence immediately makes all dragons cheaper.
- There's also no guarantee you get the ramp you need to play Morophon, or even getting Jodah or Fist of Suns.
Most of your dragons are going to cost 1 or 2 mana less even with your commander out.
- Include Sarkhan's Triumph , Zirilan of the Claw for basic, but effective dragon tutors. (Zirilian will require some blinking).
Include Arcane Adaptation so you can abuse some tribal elements with non-dragon creatures.
Your average cmc is 4.69, which makes sense, since you're playing dragons, but this is still a problem.
- You overall strategy seems to rely too heavily on cost reduction and ramp.
- You have very little effective and consistent cost reduction, and your ramp consists of Mirari's Wake , Smothering Tithe , and Urza's Incubator . The fetch spells you have are all green as well, so you will be hecked if you somehow don't get that color.
When playtesting your deck, I had many high cmc cards and some lands, a lot of which entered in tapped. Most tests took until turn 4 to get anything played. This tells me that you need more ramp for your stompy.
And one last thing: I would disregard control spells if you plan to kill your opponent's faster than they can play.
3 months ago
Abrade is more a sideboard card than mainboard.
Niv-Mizzet, Parun maybe as a sideboard card against control.
3 months ago
Hey @Eldrazi_lord I've got a few suggestions for you, maybe you can do something with them :P.
The first thing I'd address is the fact that I don't think you have enough dragons to work with your commander. I think you'll need to decide between going with a big creature theme or going with a token theme. Your commander is more conducive to the former option, so my suggestions will be geared towards that. Some dragon additions I would consider are:
I know I suggested a ton of high mana cost stuff, so here are some ramp suggestions to get you there -
Next, some removal suggestions:
Lastly, some utility/misc suggestions:
I have tons of other suggestions, so if you'd like to go in this direction hit me up and I'll keep going.
oh, one last last thing, you probably want to add more lands. like, 5-6 more minimum.
Dragonlord's Servant occurrence in decks from the last year
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