Kargan Dragonlord

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Mythic Rare

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Kargan Dragonlord

Creature — Human Warrior

Level up {{R}} ({{R}}: Put a level counter on this. Level up only as a sorcery.) [2/2]

Level 4-7 - Flying [4/4]

Level 8+ - Flying, trample, {{R}}: Kargan Dragonlord gets +1/+0 until end of turn. [8/8]

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Kargan Dragonlord Discussion

jamesn37 on Stompish

7 months ago

Kargan Dragonlord is pretty nice

Tetravirulence on Ur-Dragon

10 months ago

It'd be interesting to run an enchantress package with the number of enchantments you have. Cut some fat dragons/bad enchantments and artifacts for:

Otherwise I'd run the most color-useful signets for fixing and Fellwar Stone. Amulet of Vigor if you really want to keep running taplands. Commander's Sphere and Darksteel Ingot are pretty mediocre. Don't know about Herald’s Horn.

Cut the tri-lands for checklands like Dragonskull Summit? Or maybe a heftier reanimator (ie: Reanimate) package to cheat dragons in.

Cheater effects:

Dorks to consider:

Topdeck Ramp:

On theme and maybe useful:

Big beater:

Anti-Artifacts:

Tryhard:

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DmUra21 on

11 months ago

If I made this, and assuming I didn't miss another card, I would put the maybe board instead of the following:

Kargan Dragonlord, Jund Charm, Karametra's Acolyte, Bladewing's Thrall, Zhur-Taa Druid

Errast on Samut, The Warrior Queen!

1 year ago

Looking back on previous comments, I realize I've made the mistake of not actually including early game warriors, which is a crying shame, as it's likely the best strategy with such a poorly supported tribe (poorly supported in these colors).

So here GemKnightDante, is a long list of creatures that cost 4 or less (one exception), that would fit quite well in a warrior themed deck. Unfortunately, the way warriors work, you'll likely be going heavy into boros, and splashing green, but I'll try my best.

Exert Creatures: Missed quite a lot of these on my first search, which is why I was so biased against them at first, but now I realize there's an Exert lord! Throw as many as you can in, they're a great subtheme for the deck. Also include Ahn-Crop Champion here.

Any creature that grows bigger: Just what the deck needs, as I mentioned in my first post. These cards are cheap in the early game, and only get stronger as the game goes on. Lord of Shatterskull Pass is an honourable mention, as he can wipe boards clean for your warriors late game.

Voltaic Brawler: An un-assuming enough creature. Doesn't really scale, but he can brawl with the best in the early game. As with any good warrior, he's efficiently statted, and costed. His energy ability makes him a beast against superfriends, as he'll kill any early game 'walkers before they can get going.

Dragon Hunter was a strange ommission from the first draft considering you said you were facing a dragon deck. Throw him in and he'll block the big nasties for you all day.

Neheb, the Eternal: The minotaur, the myth, the legend. This card is leading my current favorite edh deck, and so I'll vouch that this will easily pay for itself in a very short amount of time.

Hunted Troll: But this card gives my opponents blockers! Yes, but not all of them, and it's an 8/4 with Regenerate. Other than being a fantastic creature, this guy doesn't do much, but isn't being an 8/4 warrior with regenerate enough?

Anyways, the goal of this 3rd (and hopefully last) list was to give you some early game cards so you could drop your cuerve down a bit. Cards like Furystoke Giant, and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight only get better the more creatures you can field after all.

Errast on Samut, The Warrior Queen!

1 year ago

So to ensure this post isn't 2 pages long, I'll only spend tiome explaining some of my stranger picks, such as any non-warriors/crappy looking warriors.

A couple of these cards I'll throw in together, like Anthems, Vampires, etc.

Anthems/Overruns: These guys are great because your creatures aren't very big, and these cards help solve this issue. With a Collective Blessing on the table, your small creatures go from being a joke, to a real threat.

Vampires/Level up Creatures: I recommend these for the same reason as the anthems. 3 opponents mean 120 life to punch through, which 2/1's and 3/2's aren't going to break through. However, scaling threats like the Vampires and Dragonlord will make it a lot easier to hit 120 damage.

Whisperwood Elemental: I was thinking of throwing Soul of New Phyrexia in this list too, because you need ways to survive boardwipes. Warrior or not, Whisperwood is your best friend when a Wrath of God hits the table. It's even technically card draw when you manifest one of your 38 creatures.

Mentor of the Meek: The most iffy inclusion. Without any of the changes I've listed included, I count 20 targets for Mentor's abilities. I'd completely understand if you just skipped this guy, but I'd consider him at the very least, as he can occasionally shore up your biggest weakness, a lack of card draw. Soul of the Harvest/Primordial Sage could probably fit better here though.

Anyways, I wish you the best with you deck, and I hope these suggestions could be of some help to you.

Raediaent on UR Levels

1 year ago

My best advice for you is try to keep the deck two-color with Red and Blue. I think the white Splash is unnecessary here because Kargan Dragonlord is already weighted heavy with its double red mana cost, and without running fetchlands (Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, or Flooded Strand) or shocklands (Sacred Foundry, Hallowed Fountain, or Steam Vents) getting the mana you need to cast spells will be harder/slower.

Having Kargan Dragonlord as a wincon is really interesting, but it gets killed by the most common removal spells in the game (Path to Exile, Fatal Push, and Lightning Bolt), so your deck might be inconsistent in control match-ups. You also have Lord of Shatterskull Pass and Lighthouse Chronologist which can serve as win conditions too, but still suffer from similar problems that Kargan Dragonlord does.

Fuel for the Cause, Volt Charge, Steady Progress, Inexorable Tide, and Tezzeret's Gambit are very slow because of their mana costs being in the 3-4 CMC range. Cards such as Serum Visions, Sleight of Hand, Lightning Bolt and Mana Leak can accomplish many of the same things at a cheaper cost without the proliferate effect. Another option you could take instead of running these cards are Goblin Electromancers or Baral, Chief of Compliances, which act as pseudo-ramp for your deck.

As far as your engine (level up ramp) goes, I think Venerated Teacher is the best pick you have and you should definitely run a playset of four in your deck. I think Thrummingbird strictly beats out Skyship Plunderer because the option to place counters on any permanent is conditional.

My last suggestion for you is to consider running Saheeli Rai because it can create tokens of Venerated Teacher whose ETB is important to your deck. There are probably other planeswalkers you could run as well, but the choice is up to you :). Good luck in your deck building!

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