Flameblast Dragon

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Shards of Alara (ALA) Rare

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Flameblast Dragon

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever Flameblast Dragon attacks, you may pay (X)(Red). If you do, Flameblast Dragon deals X damage to target creature or player.

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Flameblast Dragon Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia in the works(Final Draft Maybe?)

1 week ago

Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, Rakdos Signet are commander staples, could replace Manalith, Mind Stone and Pearl Medallion

Swiftfoot Boots is a MUST include, it gives Kaalia of the Vast Hexproof, but also Haste which is important.

I think you took Steel Hellkite, he's pretty good, I also don't personally run him, but he's a good Dragon. I'd rather have him over other guys that don't really have any abilities like Akroma, Angel of Wrath.

Also figured I'd mention since you were asking about Flameblast Dragon, Bruna, the Fading Light doesn't work off of Kaalia of the Vast either, she only Triggers her ability when she is "Cast", Kaalia of the Vast puts her into play, never "Casts" her. So just keep in mind when playing her, if you do cheat her you lose the benefit, mostly have to hard cast. Quicksilver Amulet the same doesn't trigger Bruna, the Fading Light. Brisela, Voice of Nightmares pretty sweet though.

Cheers.

Spirits on Kaalia in the works(Final Draft Maybe?)

1 week ago

Khentimentu,

Flameblast Dragon doesn't work with Kaalia of the Vast's triggered ability.

Kaalia of the Vast says "onto the battlefield tapped an attacking that opponent", so the Flameblast Dragon never "Attacks", which means his triggered ability "Whenever Flameblast Dragon attacks..." never triggers.

On gatherer for Kaalia of the Vast, there is a ruling that clarifies, Kaalia Rulings. "the creature card is already tapped and attacking as it's put onto the battlefield, Any abilities that trigger when a creature becomes tapped or when a creature attacks won't trigger for that card"

That's consistent with the rules:

508.4. If a creature is put onto the battlefield attacking, its controller chooses which defending player or which planeswalker a defending player controls its attacking as it enters the battlefield (unless the effect that put it onto the battlefield specifies what its attacking). Such creatures are attacking but, for the purposes of trigger events and effects, they never attacked.

So a few things, he never "attacks", he is "attacking", and he never "attacked". So doesn't trigger whenever attacks, or creatures that say If this creature attacked this turn (bad eg: Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip), also wouldn't trigger. But things like Condemn would still work because he is "attacking"

So Flameblast Dragon won't work with Kaalia of the Vast. Also, he has another down side, must be paid whenever he attacks, so the next turn, you tap him to attack, triggers his ability, it's at that time that you have to decide how much to pay, before you know anything about blocker declaration, or flash/instants spells and abilities which may change your mind if you want to even pay the mana this time. The good thing is though, that you only choose the targets when the triggered ability goes off, you get to choose the value for as the ability resolves, which means it's too late for anyone to respond. He just doesn't have good synergy with Kaalia of the Vast, although he looks awesome.

Ancient Hellkite or Shivan Hellkite and the likes would work, but they aren't a Flameblast Dragon. I seem to remember an dragon that worked, but I can't think of him right now, could be totally wrong, may not exist.

Spirits on Kaalia in the works(Final Draft Maybe?)

2 weeks ago

Hi Khentimentu,

Welcome to the world of Kaalia of the Vast, fellow play Kaalia, Mirror Breaker

Dragon Tempest is a CMC2 Fervor, Mother of Runes won't like it but she'll live!

Grand Abolisher is very nice, means Kaalia of the Vast can attack and play an A/D/D on your turn without interference. He is $6 though, so doesn't help your under $200 budget, but you have some room it looks like.

Karmic Guide is pretty cheap, has protection: and has recursion built-in, I really like her, she can be abused too if you choose. Could easily replace Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, he's too random, and can't get your graveyard.

Should also spend the $8 on Master of Cruelties. Instant kill-con.

Terminate is an inexpensive removal, more modular than Condemn. Lightning Bolt feels a little under-powered with all the good Exile in .

Archfiend of Depravity is a reasonably good budget demon. Mortify is a good budget removal spell. Aegis Angel is a good budget angel, and protects Kaalia of the Vast. Bladewing the Risen is good budget recursion dragon. None are auto-includes though, but there's some stuff there they could replace.

Hellspark Elemental feels wrong, does he combo something? No synergy.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet > Manalith (Commander's Sphere is better too, Cultivator's Caravan)

Battlefield Forge is a budget land that can get rid of some of the "ETB Tapped" lands your running.

Crackling Doom feels in the flavor of this deck because of the red spells you play. Thunderous Wrath is awesome to top deck, but sucks in the hand, can always just burn a player if drawn at a inconvenient time. Bogardan Hellkite also feels kind-of in this flavor too.

Flameblast Dragon won't work if he enters tapped and attacking, you'll have to wait until next turn to activate his ability.

Whip of Erebos its $3 I think, but gives all your creatures lifelink, and has recursion build in. Especially great to trigger guys like Rune-Scarred Demon.

I'm testing Demonlord Belzenlok, I think he's going to work out, I have a feeling.

Since your playing Ugin's Nexus, not knowing the commanders, I'm thinking Ob Nixilis, Unshackled might support that too.

Necropotence is $6 I believe, but can help with the draw issues.

Hopefully you find something useful here. Nice build. +1.

CommanderAdventures on Kalaran Deck 1

2 weeks ago

Dragon Broodmother kann nicht dein Commander sein, Alternativen fuer ne Lifegain / Token / Devour Strategie waeren:

Empfehle ausserdem Karten die nix mit dem Lifegain / Token / Devour Theme zu tun haben (wie z.B. Flameblast Dragon, Radha, Heir to Keld etc.) zu replacen:

Laender:

Jaysterbaby on Need help structuring a Dragon ...

1 month ago

I don't have a format in mind as me and my friends just play for fun. If I have to tweak it for formats I can do that on my own time. I just need help tweaking this deck, as I believe 80 cards to be alot even with great mana ramps, I will be going up against Merfolk with unblockable and buffs, and vampires with lifedrain, life link and deathtouch, with some flying

Suggestions and opinions welcome. Thank you

4x Dragonlord's Servant

8x Mountain

4x Crucible of the Spirit Dragon

4x Haven of the Spirit Dragon

1x Bogardan Hellkite

4x Unclaimed Territory

1x Devil's Play

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

2x Geosurge

1x Dragonlord Kolaghan

3x Dragonspeaker Shaman

1x Draconic Roar

3x Lightning Bolt

2x Dragon Tempest

1x Thunder Dragon

1x Ruby Medallion

2x Anger of the Gods

2x Pyretic Ritual

2x Bathe in Dragonfire

1x Flameblast Dragon

1x Balefire Dragon

3x Sarkhan's Triumph

2x Seething Song

1x Fiery Confluence

1x Slice and Dice

2x Rolling Thunder

1x Thundermaw Hellkite

1x Ryusei, the Falling Star

1x Dragonmaster Outcast

1x Ramos, Dragon Engine

1x The Ur-Dragon

1x Slumbering Dragon

1x Awaken the Sky Tyrant

1x Skyline Despot

1x Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

1x Dragonlord Dromoka

1x Thunderbreak Regent

3x Archetype of Aggression

1x Chromatic Lantern

1x Gilded Lotus

2x Archwing Dragon

1x Clifftop Retreat

1x Sulfur Falls

1x Rootbound Crag

1x Dragonskull Summit

Rhadamanthus on will strionic resonator double the ...

3 months ago

Yes, Exalted is a triggered ability (it's written to start with either "when", "whenever", or "at") and can be copied with Strionic Resonator.

You can use the Resonator to make a copy of any triggered ability (except a triggered mana ability like Heartbeat of Spring etc., because they resolve too quickly to make a response), and most of the time it will work out just fine. Where you might run into problems is abilities like Academy Rector's that require some other cost to be paid in order to get the effect. The cost will be written out in the general form of "...a player does something. If they do..." (see also something like Flameblast Dragon etc.). You have to be able to pay the cost for both triggers in order to get the effect twice.

greyninja on X Rosheen

4 months ago

Rosheen Meanderer was one of my first commander decks I built. It has since turned into Xenagos, God of Revels and currently Omnath, Locus of Mana; but the meanderer still holds a place in my heart

If you want to further pursue the avenue; I have a few more ideas.
Savageborn Hydra
Primordial Hydra
Lifeblood Hydra
Protean Hydra
Krakilin
Endless One
Verdeloth the Ancient
Steel Hellkite
Flameblast Dragon
Orcish Settlers
Banefire
Bonfire of the Damned
Hurricane
Stream of Life
Fireball
Clan Defiance

There's plenty more, but a lot of the one-shot burn spells are just that, one-shot, and don't keep hurting your opponent's turn after turn. Obviously that's a lot of suggestions so choose what's fun for you. This isn't a highly used archetype so a lot of the cards are pretty cheap :)

Cards like Decree of Annihilation scare me as they slow down the game, but one of your opponents could use something like Sensei's Divining Top to get ahead quicker. I know, I've done that to an opponent before after they played Apocalypse.

Genesis Wave drops all of your x-costing creatures onto the 'field as 0/0s and they die. So if you do add a ton of hydras etc I'd suggest removing it. Citanul Flute is epic in here since the converted cost of say, Savageborn Hydra, is only 2.

Anywho, have fun! +1 from me! Pease take a minute to check out some of my decks and +1 them! Cheers

xaerusblade on Dragon Party

4 months ago

i would suggest the following:

these cards are really slow, Burning-Tree Emissary, Flameblast Dragon, Myojin of Infinite Rage, Savage Ventmaw, Infernal Plunge, Banefire, Kodama's Reach,

try adding Slumbering Dragon,Dragonmaster Outcast, Dragon Egg, Dragon Tempest, Thunderbreak Regent, Metallic Mimic, Blessings of Nature, Moltensteel Dragon,

you also need 23+ lands, try looking for dual lands it is really good.. get check/pain lands they are relatively cheap as well. =)Birds of Paradise best ramp in your deck. if you can't afford it try

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