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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
2 days 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. :)
1 month 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.
1 month 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.
1 month ago
These might useful? Not too sure
1 month ago
Alex here, here's my advice
What should go:
-Doesn't really fit the objective of the deck or get made better by other cards in the deck.
-You probably were already getting around to cutting this. It's good for a 60 card format, but not so much for EDH.
-I feel like this might screw you over since you don't have a ton of recursion and you could be drawing your opponents into good cards. You're in blue, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding a replacement. I'd suggest Fact or Fiction and/or Steam Augury and if you'd like to spend a bit more, Rhystic Study is amazing (for you).
-Grasp of Fate is strictly better.
-A landwipe, mana rock, or control piece would do you much better.
-Might be better to replace with a rock, since that land will probably get destroyed.
-A bit hard to cast in three colors, perhaps replace with a draw engine.
-I see that you figured he can get the most out of your lands before they get wiped, but once your lands are destroyed, he'll be a dead card for the most part.
-Not sure how useful this one can be, I think a more controlly creature would help you more. Replace with Windborn Muse maybe?
For Your Consideration:
Gilded Lotus (Kinda pricey)
Enlightened Tutor (Kinda pricey)
Also get around to upgrading your mana base. I'm sure you know how to do so but either way, the vivid, pain, and scry lands are great on a budget and there should be more like them. Keep it up bro
1 month ago
I spent a lot of time on my own deck Skycaptain Kari Zev Captain of the Sky! (which actually has a decent amount of tech I've been discovered) and I think you're really missing out by not upgrading your dragons/phoenix to possible wincons. You can take out these whatever dragons for Hellkite Igniter, Hellkite Tyrant, Hoarding Dragon, and Tyrant's Familiar.
If you still wanted auras you can run Bestial Fury to basically make her unblockable or they suicide that replaces itself. Latulla's Orders is cute but auras in general depend on the local meta's ratio of wipe and spot removal. More than enough Gauntlet effects to consider an always threatening Fiery Mantle.
You'll probably get more plays out of Five-Alarm Fire than Surge.
1 month ago
A lot of the equipment you have I feel like could be replaced with better protection options. Swiftfoot Boots should probably go in instead of General's Kabuto. I would also consider adding in Sunforger instead of Champion's Helm - a good Sunforger package works wonders. I also run Hoarding Dragon to find Sunforger - it can also find your Lightning Greaves or Steel Hellkite. For additional protection, try Apostle's Blessing.
I'm not a big fan of the Akromas, personally. They are huge beaters, but offer no other utility and even have a hard time pulling removal off of Kaalia. You can check out my list here for some ideas for more utility-based, yet still fat, fatties here: Dies Irae. Off the top of my head, there are Overseer of the Damned, Chancellor of the Annex, Bloodgift Demon, Herald of Anguish, Dawnbreak Reclaimer, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Sunscorch Regent (gets much bigger than both Akromas very fast), and Sire Of Insanity. There are lots of others, those are just what I like to run. However, both Akromas have the advantage of being super freaking cool, so there's that.
I've also had a lot of success with Restoration Angel. It can protect Kaalia by blinking it through removal or even serve as a pair surprise blockers when your creatures are tapped, letting you kill a commander or something. Unfortunately most of the best ETB abilities are attached to Angels, but usually you can still get value from it.
I would recommend running a bunch more 2-cost mana rocks. Lets Kaalia come out a turn earlier. The other signets, Sphere of the Suns, Fellwar Stone, Coldsteel Heart, etc. To make room, you could cut maybe a beater or two, Strionic Resonator, and Reconnaissance, or something. Just an example, cut whatever bits you don't find as useful if you decide to go with this.
Really powerful list as is! Kaalia is lots of fun and I like the build you've got going. Feel free to ignore any of my suggestions, this is your build. Just wanted to shotgun a bunch of suggestions at you for you to float around. Happy face-beating!
1 month ago
Commander / EDH
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I'd love some assistance with my Zirilan of the Claw deck. The deck's current strategy is based around smashing people in the face with lots of big Dragons. I use cards like Tel-Jilad Stylus, Safe Haven, Greater Gargadon, and Sundial of the Infinite to keep the Dragons I summon with Zirilan from being exiled permanently.
Lots of artifacts are used to give me ramp, card draw, along with some more utility. Not to mention that many of the dragons that I run love artifacts, such as Hellkite Tyrant, Hoarding Dragon, and Hellkite Igniter.
I use Snow-Covered Mountains instead of regular Mountains so that I can use both Rimescale Dragon and Scrying Sheets, along with the bonus of preventing my opponents from taking advantage of Extraplanar Lens most of the time.