Dragon's Claw


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons (DDG) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Dragon's Claw


Whenever a player casts a red spell, you may gain 1 life.

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Dragon's Claw Discussion

harbingerofduh on Lovisa's Mercenaries

1 week ago

The land count here seems a bit low, especially considering that you're playing only the usual number of mana artifacts. You want to be sure you're dropping Lovisa right on turn 5 so she can buff your team, and I don't think you'll be making land drops consistently enough with only 30 lands. I'd cut some narrow cards (Darksteel Forge, Dragon's Claw, Balduvian Rage, Assault Strobe) for mountains or else utility lands like Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle or Rogue's Passage. It's not a sexy change, but your deck will operate more smoothly.

Maaagic on Burn Baby Burn!

1 week ago

Dragon's Claw is also good in the mirror and against Storm.

VeggiesaurusRex on Get Schooled

1 week ago

hubatish, thank you for the feedback!

The reason I'm behind Simic instead of mono-blue is Merfolk Branchwalker is great and I have faith that Rivals of Ixalan will bring at least a couple more solid green or blue/green merfolk and I want to have a loose shell (weak pun, I know) drafted up for January. Depending on how that list performs, I may or may not be building this deck.

Now to address some of the other things you brought up:

  • I haven't had any problems with the Mutavaults. Four were too many, but three feels just right.

  • Lightning Bolt is at an all-time low. Fatal Push and Path to Exile are currently Modern's most common removal spells. That, coupled with the fact that the Devotion being split between two colors, is why Master of Waves didn't make the cut. Meanwhile, pairing Aether Vial with Collected Company lets me flood the board with my fishmen (and women).

  • I haven't done much playtesting yet, but I agree that burn will probably be a problem. However, I haven't decided what to do about it. I could throw Kitchen Finks in the sideboard, I could run Wanderwine Hub and go Bant Fish for leyline and/or Kor Firewalker, I could play Dragon's Claw, or I could just suck it up and muddle through the burn matches. I have so many options, but I think I'm going to wait until RIX before I try to find my solution.

DannehBoi90 on Mono-Green Eldrazi Tron

2 weeks ago

At this moment I'm testing the Sorcerous Spyglass because I have a decent amount of land destruction as a bit of a subtheme and I can hit any fetches that are in their hand with it I can easily switch that though if it really does end up under-performing when I side it in. I do like the idea of Basilisk Collar in this deck though. I was debating between that and Feed the Clan so I'll make that switch.

My main format is Commander and I got a bit of flak from my girlfriend for wanting Sundering Titan. since there's nobody else building Tron around me and it got insta-banned in Commander I won't be able to play it elsewhere so I'm a little stuck having that in the deck.

Besides that, I really like the Sundering Titan can be found off of Conduit of Ruin. I had one game where I had natural Tron in hand, turn 3 tutored up Sundering Titan then used the floating mana to pop Chromatic Sphere to draw it, then Ancient Stirrings for a second Urza's Tower. Opponent was running Temur Delver and just couldn't handle it with mana open for Mana Leak.

Chalice of the Void is pretty expensive, so it is out of range for me. There's no doubt that I could run it sideboard or mainboard and make excellent use of it. Ratchet Bomb would work though as an alternate option for now and as a way to also hit any token decks that may come up. 2 mana for a 1-sided Wrath is pretty good.

I really like Dismember and the fact that it can hit things as early as turn 1 in a pinch, just I wasn't sure with the current meta if it's quite the best since I usually will have to pay 4 life to cast it. There's a couple copies laying around so it's definitely worth giving a shot at least.

Once I can, I'll make these changes:Perilous Vault -3Feed the Clan -2Dragon's Claw -3Warping Wail -2

All Is Dust +3Basilisk Collar +3Ratchet Bomb +2Dismember +2

Thank you guys for your suggestions, it's good hearing from others that have more experience in Modern!

YamishiTheWickedOne on Vampire's stay midrange

2 weeks ago

Better than I expected. But I think you should ditch the Bloodline keeper, too slow, and Dismember/Murderous conflict heavily with Bob. I'd say 4 Fatal Push is a must here. Combined with 4 of either Go for the Throat or Walk the Plank. I'd recommend Bloodghast and Viscera Seer as superb utility. Bob puts a lot of strain on your life with a curve like this, though so much lifelink helps mitigate that a bit. But Burn is going to be an awful matchup for you.

Sideboard looks fine but drop the keepers for 2 Dragon's Claw.

renalrickets on Rakdos Burn

3 weeks ago

I would suggest adding a splash of green for Destructive Revelry or white for Wear / Tear. Trust me when I say that you're going to want enchantment removal. Nothing will mess you up more than Leyline of Sanctity will. Dragon's Claw is great sideboard against the mirror.

You're going to need something for graveyard hate in your sideboard as well, preferably something that doesn't take out your own graveyard, unless you want to board out Bump in the Night and Claim / Fame. Grafdigger's Cage might be your best bet, but it won't help you against Baral Storm.

In general, I agree that you should try to include more fetches. Also, I don't know if you need 3 basic swamps. You might get more mileage out of one Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Good luck!

JoeBob21 on Dragons, Dragons, and Dragons oh my...

1 month ago

Maybe a couple Lightning Bolt's instead of your Lightning Strike's? Dragon's Claw would be nice to have you are have a life loss problem.

leviathan_cross on Back to my Roots

2 months ago

Well for sideboard, definitely something to deal with eldrazi and other big threats, like Roast, Dismember and Terminate (which if I'm gonna be honest should be in the main board). Definitely hand hate such as Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Duress, Distress or Despise. Some graveyard hate like Grafdigger's Cage, Relic of Progenitus, Leyline of the Void, Nihil Spellbomb, Crypt Incursion and plenty more that I can't remember at the moment. Against Burn, the only thing I can think of off the top of my head would probably be Dragon's Claw. Against combo decks Surgical Extraction or Slaughter Games. Finally against something like Tron or B/W Control you have options like Stone Rain, Molten Rain or Rain of Tears.

I'm unsure what your local playgroup or meta is like, but these are some fine options to help board in against whatever match-ups you face. Good luck!

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