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Creature — Dragon
When Hoarding Dragon enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card, exile it, then shuffle your library.
When Hoarding Dragon is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put the exiled card into its owner's hand.
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Hoarding Dragon Discussion
1 week ago
How do you feel about Dragonlord Atarka?? She's great for a card that just comes in and wrecks a few weenies, or gets rid of a pesky planeswalker.
As far as other suggestions: Scourge of Kher Ridges is a great board wipe on a 6/6. Skyline Despot is great for drawing an extra card. (and I love bringing monarch into edh). Possibility Storm is an absolutely hilarious card, and ruins decks that need some sort of plan to function well. Thunderbreak Regent is good for protecting the rest of your dragons, just through fear of getting smacked. Hoarding Dragon is good for grabbing all the artifacts you're running. and the last one, Gratuitous Violence combos super well with Warstorm Surge and Crucible of Fire to just turn any one of your dragons into an etb maelstrom of death.
2 weeks ago
It's looking good. Now that I looked at the deck again two obvious changes caught my eye. Ainok Survivalist for Acidic Slime, and Swiftfoot Boots for Lightning Greaves. And if you are planning on running a pure Primal Surge based deck, then you are going to need a lot more mana ramping and card drawing. With a way to search out the surge. Birds of Paradise, Burnished Hart, Farhaven Elf, Solemn Simulacrum, Viridian Emissary, Sword of the Animist and Wood Elves are all on cheaper side of things. Although I also run some pricier options in my deck as well. I recently went and updated it. You should check it out. To search out the Surge Hoarding Dragon with a Ring of Three Wishes and Planar Portal is how I do it in mine without running black. You have the option of having tutor creatures. Liliana Vess, Rune-Scarred Demon. I hope this deck turns out well for you in the end.
3 weeks ago
As a more legit question though, is 41 lands really necessary?
1 month ago
Worldslayer is amazing with Zurgo.
Also, Assault Suit keeps him alive, even when it's not your turn.
I had a Zurgo deck that had only 5 creatures other than him, spot removal and nukes.
Anyway, that should get you going! :)
1 month ago
Few changes to tighten up the deck some more.
Goblin Offensive out for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker: Offensive was great when I had a huge proc of Mana Echoes, but when I didn't have then (almost always) it was just a very inefficient token spell that I never used. Kiki-Jiki will be able to clone all those token generating creatures, and the powerful creatures with ETB effects like Goblin Matron. Only 6 of my creatures can't be copied by him, and most of those would be less useful with a copy anyway.
Slate of Ancestry out for Farsight Mask: This is an experimental change, but should result in more consistent draw without making me discard a lot like slate is currently doing. I just don't have enough red mana to keep with it. At worst it discourages players from attacking me, which also helps.
Altar of the Brood out for Illusionist's Bracers: Although Altar is very, very strong in this deck, it also got me an huge amount of hate. If I had more mill mechanics I might keep it, but until then it is sideboarded. I never thought to add the Bracers to this deck because I mistakenly thought that Rings of Brighthearth was strictly better. Once I finally read Bracers I couldn't believe I was missing out on double procs on both of Ib's abilities, or being able to throw them on Burnished Hart, Goblin Chirurgeon, Goblin Welder, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Krenko, Mob Boss, Mogg Catcher, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Sensation Gorger (althought I'm not sure if it would net you 8 cards for one discarded hand?), or Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer. Put Bracers on all the things!
Hoarding Dragon out for Sensation Gorger: While I would love to be able to consistently tutor out Crucible of Worlds or another powerful artifact, this dragon is just too expensive and too slow. I also can't guarantee that I would be able to get rid of him to get the artifact in hand, and then I still have to cast it. Instead, I am going to go with Sensation Gorger to increase the already improving card draw.
Goblin Warrens out for Goblin Matron: This was a hard card, and maybe not a permanent one, but now that I am replacing some effects with their "On A Stick" goblin variant, I need to better be able to tutor them. I also have multiple ways to copy this ETB effect, which is great.
Voracious Dragon out for Expedition Map: Not a straight trade in any regard, I just realized that the dragon better be used as a finisher, or else it can be pretty counter-intuitive to the rest of the deck. My meta is also very flyer heavy, so it was easy for that huge flyer to be chump blocked by my opponents. Being able to fetch a Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Cavern of Souls for a Krenko cast, a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for more ramp, or a Strip Mine is really nice. Plus I can recur the Map fairly easily.
I am still trying to find space, or determine the necessity of, the cards in the sideboard.
As always, looking for any comments, criticisms, or unique card interactions that I may not have considered!
1 month ago
Yeah absolutely. I'm happy my playgroup is more of the casual battlecruiser one.
I didn't have the chance to draw Key to the City often, but i guess i have to search it with Hoarding Dragon. I guess the card can win you games: Discard the creature you need next turn and make another one unblockable; sweet synergy. :)
3 months ago
If you're looking for more ideas for fun things to do, check out my KJ deck, Wincon Warp World. I'd recommend Hoarding Dragon and Humble Defector as some great card advantage options. Karn, Silver Golem is also amazing for making your artifacts creatures and then copying them with KJ. There's a lot of great ways to maximize KJ's ability such as Thornbite Staff, Umbral Mantle, and Illusionist's Bracers among others.
3 months ago
brion is great. cool deck and nice start.
if you want to leave in Academy Rector as a generally good card, you could just add more enchantments - Test of Endurance for a wincon or Oblivion Ring or Grasp of Fate for removal.
you could run Boros Signet over Fire Diamond.
also your Sunforger package looks a little lacking. you could consider Swords to Plowshares and/or Return to Dust. Warleader's Helix or Lightning Bolt can hit planeswalkers if need be.
i have a brion deck and found that instant speed Act of Treason effects are worth the extra mana. i run Act of Aggression and Turn Against - that way you can burn the card and use the ability when your opponent swings at you to save yourself some damage, too. it allows you to be a little more political.
also you can know that Phyrexian Devourer is a one-hit kill card (at a high cost to your library). he's my favorite finisher in a brion deck, and can be tutored up with things like Enlightened Tutor and Hoarding Dragon, both of which you're already running.
finally, if you ever feel like you're wanting for card advantage, Staff of Nin, Outpost Siege, and Crystal Ball are surprisingly playable.