Knollspine Dragon

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor Rare

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Knollspine Dragon

Creature — Dragon

Flying

When Knollspine Dragon enters the battlefield, you may discard your hand and draw cards equal to the damage dealt to target opponent this turn.

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Knollspine Dragon Discussion

DiabolicEsper on Borborygmos, Destroyer of Value town

4 days ago

skyninja135 your average cmc is too high (3.81) and your Abundance combo is solid but there's a lot of win more cards in there (whats Worldspine Wurm and Realm Seekers doing?). A number of your artifacts don't seem competitive at all, Storm Cauldron, Horn of Greed, Ghirapur Orrery all benefit the opponents as well which is something you want to avoid (except cards like Selvala, Heart of the Wilds), giving them extra lands basically speeds up their game plans as well. Most of the creature ramp (Wood Elves, Yavimaya Elder etc.) you got can be cut for normal dorks ( Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves etc.). I get the fact that you want to ramp heavily with lands, but most of the spells that enable you to do so are rather slow; compare Cultivate to Mox Diamond, of course, mox may be out of your budget but this kind of ramp allows early explosive turns ( after all you're aim is to pull off the combo asap) rather than a slow accumulative ramp (someone's bound to go off before you do). You can take out the landfall theme it's just not fast/strong enough. I'm unsure what the optimal land count for a deck like this would be, but removing the tapped lands is a definite (Temple of Abandon, Evolving Wilds) and adding in off-color fetches (unless your budget prevents you but it should be one of your top priorities). Also, why no artifact hate? Just some other cards that I think should be cut:
- Seek the Horizon (for 4?)
- Tempt with Discovery (letting the opponent search for a land is not a good idea)
- Rites of Flourishing (should really be adding cards that benefit yourself like I mentioned above)
- Constant Mists (unless there's someone who plays the kiki combo)
- Knollspine Dragon, Kodama's Reach (let's be honest: it's too slow)- Krosan Tusker (better options out there)
- Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Oracle of Mul Daya ( 4cmc is a bit too much for this effect and they don't really do anything else, you also want enough lands in the library for Borborygmos to discard)
- Temple of the False God (when you can just replace it with an Ancient Tomb)
- Centaur Vinecrasher (yyyy?)
- Kessig Wolf Run, Thespian's Stage (kessig if you must, but I don't see the value in stage)
As for the cards, you'll want to add:
- The green tutor package (Worldly Tutor, Sylvan Tutor etc)
- Taiga (when you can ocf)
- Red Rituals (Desperate Ritual, Rite of Flame etc.)
- Mana Rocks (Mana Crypt, Mana Vault etc if budget allows)
- Autumn's Veil, Guttural Response, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast to ensure Borborygmos sticks
I believe there's a loop to reshuffle the lands discarded through Kozilek, Butcher of Truth I may be hallucinating tho, but if someone finds a way then the double damage + Illusionist's Bracers package can go.
Either way, I'm looking forward to the development of this list :)

hoardofnotions on Bad Luck Brion

2 weeks ago

Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass could replace 3 mana rocks

If you liked kor cartographer you'll love Solemn Simulacrum

Aetherflux Reservoir can't find a home in here???

having Bloodshot Cyclops as redundancy seems good

Gift of Immortality wasn't good?

Marshal's Anthem could be good

Everflowing Chalice is another good mana rock

I really like the Knollspine Dragon in your maybeboard. maybe over crumbling colossus?

Thawing Glaciers is great for mana hungry commander decks.

What was wrong with Spinerock Knoll? seems great for you deck

Capt_telnet on Neheb, the Overpowered

2 weeks ago

If your running this type of commander you'll want cards that give you multiple combat steps, and things that protect your creatures. Dolmen Gate protects neheb and all of your other creatures as they attack. Breath of Fury, Hellkite Charger and Scourge of the Throne are all pretty good for extra turns, with hellkite charger being the best for your deck in my opinion. Dragonmaster Outcast,Urabrask the Hidden and Hammer of Purphoros are all solid adds aswell. Wheel affects should also be considered to get fuel for your ramp: Magus of the Wheel, Wheel of Fortune and Reforge the Soul are great. I'd also suggest Staff of Nin as it's a mana rock when Neheb is out and Infiltration Lens to encourage your opponents not to block. Stand or Fall is also good in this respect. Lastly consider Rakka Mar, Mind's Eye and Knollspine Dragon as they are just genuinely good cards.

bushido_man96 on Bad Luck Brion

3 weeks ago

Knollspine Dragon is a nice looking card! Thanks for the suggestion!

Deathstroke2791 on Bad Luck Brion

3 weeks ago

This deck needs 100% more Knollspine Dragon. I know it's a $5 and not $4, but the 1 extra is definitely worth. Hell, you could probably pick up a moderately played version for 4.

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