Dragon's Claw

Dragon's Claw


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

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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
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Darksteel (DST) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal

Dragon's Claw occurrence in decks from the last year

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Dragon's Claw Discussion

Balaam__ on Modern Izzet Blitz

5 days ago

Looks great. Maybe drop a Dragon's Claw in the sideboard in favor of a Tormod's Crypt or some other graveyard hate card. Other than that this looks really well constructed.


2 weeks ago

Hey, thanks for your decklist. I am going to buy this deck! I was thinking about a few new cards, could you tell me what you think about them please?

DRAW Jeska's Will // Risk Factor // Valakut Exploration // Valakut Awakening  Flip

DAMAGE Skred // Roiling Vortex // Shatterskull Smashing  Flip // Repercussion

PROTECTION Dragon's Claw // Dragonmaster Outcast

LeaPlath on Jeskai Phoenix - Current Decklist

2 weeks ago

OK so this deck has some major issues. Also if you are posting a deck for help please stop putting cards on seperate lines. If we are helping which dont need to know which version of a card it is and it makes looking at the deck so much worse.

I would cut the white. You don't have any of the high impact whits cards and 2c would improve your mana base no end. For 3 colour in modern you need fetches and shocks as otherwise your mana base comes online too slow and doesnt allow for removal on curve versus say aggro.

Cut the walkers. Scions is very low impact. Ral is 5 mana and doesnt win the game. Modern is a turn 4 format in terms of when you want to be ahead and turn 5 Ral then they leave it alone for multiple turns isnt gonna happen.

You need to be playing 4 Lightning Bolt. Manamorphose. Thought Scour. Pheonix. Dreadhorde if you are playing dreadhorde, Opt, Serum Visions, Merchant. Personally I would then run 2 Lava Dart and some Izzet charms. Gut Shot and Lava Axe sometimes see play as 1-2 ofs. Surgical Extraction is one of the best cards you can play in the deck as a free spell, information, disruption and hate. So get some of those. Finale of Promise as a 1-2 of reads "return all pheonixes from your gy and cast a spell"

Ideally you wanna play 14 bodies max with 4 of them being Merchant, 4 Pheonix. From there I would consider Thing in the Ice  Flip and Magmatic Channeler as a board wipe and a beatstick/CA card. Stormwing might be OK but its UU which taxes the mana base a little bit more.

I would also consider playing 2 engine cards. Pyromancer's Ascension rewards playing 4 of and managing your spells well. Aria of Flame rewards you for casting a shed load of damage spells.

For sideboard, Abrade is removal and artifact hate. Mystical Dispute is solid anti-Uro cards. Stopping that first Uro really helps prevent snowballs. If you had a stronger 2c mana base Blood Moon could really help. Dragon's Claw versus burn and aggro and scapeshift is a solid plan as you can get out of death range. Flusterstorm versus combo is quite nice and has added utility with your flurry of spells. Chandra, Torch of Defiance comes in and grinds the game out when your opponent goes to drop GY hate versus you, as can Jace, the Mind Sculptor. Surgical Extraction is once again great and if you run 2-3 copies main deck run the extra copies here. Card is great.

BelerenBoi on Blue Control Tron (Side Board Suggestions Needed!)

1 month ago

I've found that against extreme aggro decks like infect- which is frequent in my meta, unfortunately-Vapor Snag does an excellent job at slowing them down. Echoing Truth and Spell Snare are also useful tools. I see that you already have 2 copies of Dragon's Claw, a truly incredible card. I have used Dragon's Claw to just win the match between Mono Red, Burn, Izzet Phoenix, and Prowess. However, this card is absolutely insane against Storm, and can often be the only reason you win a match with Mono Blue Tron. If you can find room for them, I would definitely add another copy or even the full play set to your sideboard.

Kazierts on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

1 month ago

No Infect deck, even in legacy if I'm mistaken, runs a lot of creatures. First because there's no point. Infect decks are not meant to fill the board and overwhelm the opponent. Instead, at least in this version, the idea is to control the game via discard and removal to allow my creatures to get through. Second, they would just make the deck clunky, especially in black where there isn't a whole lot of "useful" creatures like green has. And last, there's plenty of discard to make sure my opponents don't have enough removal for my creatures.

I also know the deck is weak against burn, it's one of the main weaknesses. That's why I opted to run Mazemind Tome instead of the regular Sign in Blood type cards. Collective Brutality is also meant to help since it kills stuff like Goblin Guide and Monastery Swiftspear while also being able to gain me life and potentially discarding a burn spell. However, just to make sure, I added two copies of Dragon's Claw to the sideboard to ensure I have a better chance against one of my worst matchups.

PixelatedScarecrow on Budget Mono Red Prowess

3 months ago

This was actually a budget deck I built for a friend, we all play paper and although we won't be able to go to FNM for a while we have a small friend group who plays together. This deck is for that and once we can finally go to FNM again that, but he's semi casual/new so probably nothing bigger than that. Our local meta has a lot of Dredge and other mono red decks, hence the large number of Tormod's Crypts and more Dragon's Claw. When we do come back if people start playing Uro and control more I'll let him know but the sideboard is mostly for the local meta. As far as Kiln Fiend vs Bonecrusher Giant it's mostly because there's a bunch of weird decks trying to do their own thing that can get got by Kiln Fiend and not as many decks that you need to grind out value against with Bonecrusher Giant.

DimirAgent8 on Budget Mono Red Prowess

3 months ago

Looks fun! Was curious about a couple things though:

Deck looks like a really fun budget list! Would love to hear what levels of success you're seeing with it. Hope all is well!

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