Drakuseth, Maw of Flames
Legendary Creature — Dragon
Whenever Drakuseth, Maw of Flames attacks, it deals 4 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and 3 damage to each of up to two other target creatures, players or planeswalkers.
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Drakuseth, Maw of Flames Discussion
2 weeks ago
When you go about upgrading the lands, make sure to add ones that will give you more than enough color flexibility. Sure, you want to cast Scion of the Ur-Dragon easily, but you also want to cast things like Bladewing the Risen, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Broodmother that will have you needing three of one color in some cases. This means that having shock lands (Without fetches) may not be the best choice.
Good budget options for 5-color lands include: The Vivid cycle (Vivid Crag), Grand Coliseum, City of Brass (You can find cheap ones in foreign languages and sub-optimal conditions.) and even sometimes the more expensive ones like Reflecting Pool, where you can use strategies mentioned above to save money.
Trilands are also good, but it may be a bad draw when you get the colors you don't want, or just don't need a land in hand.
If you have another deck that can always use shock lands, then I think having them in The Ur-Dragon is fine.
1 month ago
Suggestions: Drakuseth, Maw of Flames Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Terror of Mount Velus Terror of the Peaks (this one is the money card for Core 2021) Nylea, Keen-Eyed Klothys, God of Destiny God-Eternal Rhonas Fiery Emancipation Garruk's Uprising Song of Creation
1 month ago
1 month ago
Hi again.. It's me...
A low costing dragon that may also help with some ramp is Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge. He can't attack until you have a handful of artifacts, but is a good blocker until then. To make room, I think my least favorite in what you have is Spellbound Dragon.
Hellkite Tyrant is always awesome and a good way to get some ramp from your opponents. Who doesn't love to steal artifacts from across the table? Plus, it gives you an alternative way to win. Darigaaz Reincarnated is cool because he comes back by himself.. but you have other ways to bring things back if needed, so I'd skip Darigaaz.
For lands, I would encourage a couple of the Triome's from Ikoria. These lands are THREE colors and also can be tutor'd for with your Farseek and Skyshroud Claim if you get the Triome's that say "Forest" (Zagoth Triome, Ketria Triome, and Indatha Triome). This will help make sure that you can find a land that has the color you need... which could be any of the colors. Triomes are still a bit expensive right now, but that might never change.
2 months ago
Some changes that are on the horizon:
Change #2, #3 & #4
Chord of Calling, Mana Geyser and Vivien's Arkbow are on their way out. I've discussed Chord of Calling and Mana Geyser already. I sense Vivien's Arkbow can be replaced with a more impactful card, as the resources needed to use Vivien's Arkbow is high and the return is not always justified or realized. For these three cards, I think the following additions are fine replacements:
I like all of these potential additions, but only have space for three of them currently. Availability, play-testing and game-play will eventually tell the story. Initially, this is how I rank these four cards:
Fiery Emancipation is going to replace Gratuitous Violence. For an extra we triple damage from any source as opposed to just doubling creature damage. This is a definite upgrade, even if we only have a few sources of non-combat damage (Chandra's Ignition, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, and to a lesser extent Blasphemous Act and Star of Extinction). Imagine Fiery Emancipation and Chandra's Ignition!?!
I am wary about adding lands that destroy lands. My concern is the response of the meta-game, and how much over-correction through escalation this may procure. I'm not a fan of land destruction and would not want the inclusion of multiple lands that can destroy lands to be met with mass land destruction or the targeted removal of mana-bases. I prefer to add more protection, such as Heroic Intervention and Deflecting Swat. These spells will dance around Maze of Ith and allow us to push for lethal. I do believe that I can find a place for Field of Ruin. At least the land is replaced and removes one threat. I think swapping in Field of Ruin for Inkmoth Nexus is reasonable.
This will be the next series of changes. More information to come through play-testing and game-play.
Thanks again for your evaluation!
2 months ago
Draft is broken in Core 2020. I keep seeing the same rares over and over again late into the pack, particularly Drakuseth, Maw of Flames. I saw three, all within a few seconds of each other. Not in the same pack. I'm aware this might be chance, but just thought you might want to check it out.
3 months ago
For sweepers, if you're okay with going a little over budget, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames isn't super expensive. Same thing goes for Dragonmaster Outcast. Otherwise, I love the deck, please keep these epic builds coming! :D
3 months ago
Fuzzlewuzzle losing a creature with Whip of Erebos isn't great but sometimes you just need one last swing or trigger to change the game. An Utvara Hellkite or Terror of Mount Velus can do a lot with one turn and a Drakuseth, Maw of Flames or Balefire Dragon with lifelink can turn a game around.
It's another card to add to the list but Conjurer's Closet gets round Whip's downside and lets you keep the creature forever. Considering your commander has a powerful etb it's not the worst card on its own either. Can rack up some extra damage with Terror of the Peaks and Scourge of Valkas too.