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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
2 weeks 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.
1 month ago
If you want to further pursue the avenue; I have a few more ideas.
Verdeloth the Ancient
Bonfire of the Damned
Stream of Life
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
1 month ago
i would suggest the following:
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
3 months ago
Hi, mate. Looks like you need help with the deck and I have some spare time so lets get to it.Firstly I think you have too many creatures, some of which don't have good synergy with the deck idea, mainly Flameblast Dragon, Jhoira's Timebug, Mercurial Chemister, Rift Elemental, Shivan Sand-Mage, Timebender. Some of those remove time counters but are just weak overall.I also don't like the wall cycle, the tempo gain from blocking a big creature is negligible in a multiplayer format and your wall still dies, I'd replace those too for say a Propaganda. Archivist can be replaced with Arcanis the Omnipotent same mana from jhoira, 2 more cards.
As for the spells Clockspinning, Fury Charm, Mana Leak and Timecrafting don't go enough to warrant a place in the deck and i think you should try to replace them with some kind of draw spells or counterspells without unless they play etc. Think Counterspell or Cancel
About the land base: Faerie Conclave, Looming Spires Soaring Seacliff are simply basic taplands that will slow you down immensely. Magosi, the Waterveil Shimmering Grotto Thespian's Stage don't do enough either. If you are solid on keeping Magosi, the Waterveil you need to add something to proliferate in order to get free counters instead of keep skipping turns. maybe Contagion Engine but it won't remove counters from suspended cards so its pretty much only for this 1 card.
For spot removal you can add Chaos Warp or maybe a Pongify for something especially nasty. Otherwise counter spells should be fine if someone targets you, and you should have the mana open anyway since you dont need to cast anything on your turn.
Lastly I'd put Drift of Phantasms just for the transmute ability to get Paradox Haze. Its one of my favorite cards and in your deck it will work wonders. Hope my advices will be of use to you and if you have any other questions feel free to ask. Cheers :)
4 months ago
Angelic Arbiter Flameblast Dragon Bastion Protector Reaper from the Abyss Malfegor Scourge of Valkas Hoard-Smelter Dragon Gisela, Blade of Goldnight Gisela, the Broken Blade Bruna, the Fading Light Iona, Shield of Emeria Angel of Finality Best of luck. Kaalia is rather fun.
4 months ago
You have Nissa Revane and not Nissa's Chosen? You should have 4 of him if you have Nissa Revane. Here is another dump of cards that are cool too. Necromaster Dragon, Taigam, Ojutai Master, Catacomb Dragon, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Siege Dragon, Rith, the Awakener, Crosis, the Purger, Utvara Hellkite (He is one of my favorites!), Mana-Charged Dragon, Vampiric Dragon, Death by Dragons, Dragonmaster Outcast, Knight of New Alara, Conflux, Kilnmouth Dragon (Drop him first and then you have never ending burn spells), Two-Headed Dragon, Flameblast Dragon. I have time on the bus ride home by the way. lol
4 months ago
Ok ok so, i have a commander deck with Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund as the commander. The deck itself has functioned pretty well up until recently, i have been getting completely rekt early game. Do keep in mind i have not been playing long and do not have a great understanding of cards or of a good build, in fact this is the first deck i have ever built. All i really need help with is early game because dinos have been destroying me as of late. The deck is built as follows:i have no clue what im doing dragons
5 months ago
The main issue with a deck like this in Modern is that it relies almost entirely on a single card. In this case, Countryside Crusher. You definitely have the fuel to make him astonishingly huge, but that's also the draw-back.
You see, without a means to give him Trample, a simple 1/1 will thwart your entire plan.
Another issue is that you lack draw spells. By putting all of your eggs in one basket with Crusher, you risk the fact you may never get to bring him out. Yes, I see you have Collected Company. Let's assume you get one of these cracked off. You may get a Crusher out of it, you may not. I run a Gruul Superfriends deck with Xenagos, the Reveler. When I crack off his ultimate, there are plenty of times I don't get anything useful. The other day I just barely saved my ass by pulling a Hydra Broodmaster out on the final card. Without that, I'd have lost.
And with the exception of Ramunap Excavator, all other creatures you control are glass cannons. 1/1s and 2/1s. Anybody can just swing each turn and break through your defenses.
I'm not trying to be rude here. Just honest. I feel like you have all of the elements for a surprisingly violent ramp deck. Perhaps you should focus on something that will benefit greatly from huge mana values. Such as Hydra Broodmaster or Avenger of Zendikar. There's also Flameblast Dragon, or his kick-ass older brother Steel Hellkite.
They're more expensive creatures, but also way more threatening. And since you're running ramp, getting them out is easy. Otherwise, focus on a way to ensure you get out Crusher. Harmonize is my favorite green draw engine. There are also these wonderful Gruul lands: Kessig Wolf Run and Skarrg, the Rage Pits. These won't take up spell slots, can be sac'ed for your engine, returned for your game plan, activated cheaply (Since X on Wolf Run only needs to be 1), and ensures Crusher gets his Trample.
Hope this helps!