|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|2012 Core Set||Uncommon|
|Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons||Uncommon|
|2011 Core Set||Uncommon|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers||Uncommon|
|2010 Core Set||Uncommon|
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Dragon's Claw Discussion
2 weeks ago
A very nice budget build!
2 weeks ago
I did say it was a ton:
Arbor Elf x5, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Misdirection (masques), Dakmor Salvage x3 (2 FUT, 1 DD), Sudden Shock x2, Wild Nacatl x2, Qasali Pridemage, Martyr of Sands x2, Nimble Mongoose, Thought Scour x4 (3 DKA, 1 DD), Skred x4, Kor Firewalker x4, Zealous Persecution x2, Firespout, Magma Jet (DD), Dissipate x2 (M15), Darksteel Citadel x2, Breakthrough (CNS), Sakura-Tribe Elder x4, Duress x4 (M13), Sulfur Elemental x2, Vapor Snag, Ornithopter x4, Wipe Away, Mystical Teachings x2, Boreal Druid x3, Volcanic Fallout (CNS), Ingot Chewer x4, Empty the Warrens x4, Punishing Fire x4, Condemn x4, Dragon's Claw x4, Combust x4, Elvish Visionary x4, Farseek x4, Edge of Autumn x4 (FUT), Repeal x4 (GPT), Think Twice x4 (TSP), Intangible Virtue x4, Raise the Alarm x2, Celestial Purge x4, Ray of Revelation (JUD), Apostle's Blessing x4, Patrician's Scorn x4 (FUT), Wispmare x4, Leonin Relic-Warder x2, Izzet Staticaster, Grapple with the Past x3, Take Inventory x2, Steel Sabotage x4, Zulaport Cutthroat x2, Blessed Alliance, Lightning Storm, Welding Jar, Stubborn Denial, Dispel (2 RTR, 2 BFZ), Faerie Macabre x2, Tuktuk Scrapper, and Energy Flux
That's everything I have that's unlisted from your wants. Everything that's listed as a match I checked to make sure I still have, so request anything. There are a few cards that I've offered to other people for trades, so if you want them I'll wait a day or two on their reply (specifically, the Eldrazi Displacers you mentioned).
Since you mentioned edition, I tried to be accurate on what printing each card is with these. I can't guarantee that everything in my binder is 100% accurate on edition, but I try to do my best to make sure each card is at least showing the correct art and card frame.
Cards of yours I'm specifically interested in are: Diabolic Intent, 2 Stoneforge Mystics, Gate to Phyrexia, Monastery Mentor, 2 Toxic Deluge, Forbidden Orchard, and Quirion Ranger, though of course I'll trade for any other matches as well.
Hope to hear from you.
2 weeks ago
Looks like a classic RDW mono-red setup. The big secret to budget deckbuilding is sideboarding aggressively. Just accept some matchups as lost and double down on hating out the most popular decks- Smash to Smithereens, Forked Bolt, Electrickery, Dragon's Claw, Tormod's Crypt are all good. Your creature selection is good, and spell selection is great, but the synergy neccesary to make both work is a little off, losing a turn to shrine then waiting 5 spells for a payoff isn't great when you want to win asap- with creatures on the field, the morbid trigger from Brimstone Volley will outdamage both shrine and staggershock, and Flame Javelin, Flames of the Blood Hand or Browbeat are other alternatives. Searing Blood is going to have trouble finding targets it can kill that aren't tokens. Magma Jet is really good- the scry stabilizing your draws is incredibly good in a deck that otherwise doesn't have that kind of tool.
Depending on budget, it might be better to go for one of the 8-whack (Goblin Bushwhacker/Reckless Bushwhacker goblin tribal lists) or mono-green stompy, or pseudo 8-rack depending on preferred playstyle- there is a lot of teir 2.5 lists that are playable for ~$50 thanks to the ever rotating standard. So take your time and figure out what you enjoy, then build to that.
3 weeks ago
Glitterfang and Dragon's Claw to add some longevity and cheaper presence. Avalanche Riders is relatively cheap and fits the theme. With more spitits I'd suggest Clash of Realities for board control, but Foundry Street Denizen is another option. In the Web of War is a little high cost. Keldon Marauders/Mogg War Marshal/Foundry Street Denizen matches the theme and is very strong in this kind of setup. Basically, you only need 2-3 dash creatures in hand and thats all your mana soaked up every turn, so it'll be better to have some stuff with an immediate impact for the rest of those slots. I like the idea of Pandemonium for grindier matchups, likely outdamaging pourpouros, but you will need to survive that earlier game. Quest for the Goblin Lord is nearly functional here, Thundermare is almost playable. All told, good luck and happy brewing.
3 weeks ago
Two cards that you should look for that are great and reasonably priced are Monastery Swiftspear and Rift Bolt they are miles better than hellspark and the marauders imo. You're also gonna want a sideboard. On a budget i'd recommend Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus for graveyard decks, Smash to Smithereens or Vandalblast for artifacts. Molten Rain or Ghost Quarter for lands. Dragon's Claw will win you the mirror. Leyline of Punishment is a very punishing card against some decks lol. Best of luck
4 weeks ago
I am gonna toss Geralf's Messenger back in in place of Grave Pact, test that out. I keeps the triple devotion for Gary but puts me in a situation where I can be more aggressive, this deck has enough ways to kill things that Grave Pact can probably go (it was more an experiment anyways, has only been in the lineup for a few weeks). Burn is a bad matchup for most decks, and I have been running Dragon's Claw in the sideboard for Burn, forgot to put that in this list apparently, I will do that after writing this. It's not a fantastic matchup, but it's winnable. Naya Burn is actually one of my favourite decks, and the one I play the most in this format, so that helps a bit when it comes to playing against it. Jund is not nearly as unfavourable as you think; Jund is a deck that primarily wins through hand hate and high value creatures... Mono Black Zombies are strong against both of those strategies. Hand hate does very little to this deck, wanna toss my creatures? I will bring them back. Toss my hate spells? My creatures kill just as well, even if I don't have Deathtouch they will gang up on bigger creatures and die for all I care; my creatures come back, Jund's rarely do. On top of that this deck is designed to kill creatures, Tarms and Bobs can both be killed easily by any of my 9 kill spells, as well as Damnation, and they have no protection from deathtouch. You need to think outside the box a bit dude... I appreciate the revised critique, but you sound like a netdeck/proven-decks-only kinda guy, which is fine for some people, but it's a bit narrow in my opinion. Magic is primarily about fun, and for me brewing new ideas is as much a part of the game as winning with a proven deck. By no means is this deck a juggernaut that destroys everything, but it's also no slouch either.
1 month ago
Dragon's Claw in the sideboard deals with burn decks very well due to the dash spells bouncing back to hands for recast
Flamerush Rider was one of two cards (the other being Flameshadow Conjuring, which also might be good in here) that I based a standard rakdos deck around that surprised even me and did quite well - it could be pretty handy in here once you are lowering costs with Warbringer
Mostly though I feel like you should splash black add in fetchlands and put in Ambuscade Shaman
I like it though, its great to see something different
1 month ago
Hey Mojo, I am very interested in your Memory Jar worth 23.76 FTV Version, Demonic Tutor, and Dream Halls. With that being said the main priority is your Memory Jar (Just adding other cards if you happen to want more from me).
Cards I'd be comfortable trading for them (In a combination of sorts) would be:
Cryptic Command *mm
Enlightened Tutor *Mirage
Blinkmoth Nexus *mm
I also have some Dragon Cards not listed on your decklist as follows:
Shivan Dragon *Korean m14 or english m14
Let me know if we can work something out!