Knollspine Dragon

Knollspine Dragon

Creature — Dragon


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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Knollspine Dragon Discussion

Ruffigan on One More Red Nightmare

1 week ago

@Profet93: Thanks for checking out my deck and for your feedback!

  • I think I am going to replace Worn Powerstone with Arcane Signet. The Hedron Archive comes out too late be much help I think but the Signet is can get Zirilan out early and taps for .

  • Deflecting Swat is definitely a good card and could find a spot in here. I will have to see what I can remove.

  • I think I am fine on the card draw front. I have a couple different ways to filter through my deck and though I do often deplete my hand very early by playing rocks Zirilan can grab Dragon Mage or Knollspine Dragon to refill it.

  • Command Beacon is a maybe. I can definitely see the use and there are games where it would be helpful but losing a Mountain can hurt, especially since I have multiple cards that care about them. Same with Blast Zone. I'll put them on the Maybe Board and test them but my initial thought is that unless they replace a non-basic I already have they're not going to fit in.

  • Generator Servant I'll have to test. I can see the utility but I'm thinking I'd rather just have a ritual or rock unless it is in my opening hand.

king-saproling on One punch pig

3 weeks ago

Sundial of the Infinite could be used to keep the pig's friends in play. Activate it when the delayed return to hand trigger goes on the stack, fizzling the trigger and keeping the creature on the field.

You might like these too: Conjurer's Closet (works similar to sundial), Voyager Staff, Seize the Day, Fiendish Duo, It That Betrays, Minion Reflector, War Elemental, Treasonous Ogre, Helm of the Host, Knollspine Dragon, Ogre Battledriver, Dockside Extortionist, Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Rapacious One, Chancellor of the Forge

Disinflictedsoul on Manhattan Project

4 weeks ago

Thank you for the input, I don't need Sarkhan's Triumph, just seemed like a nice thing to be able to set up a Knollspine Dragon draw turn but it does cost a heap of mana. You're absolutely right about Prismatic Lens, there are better alternatives. Unfortunately I can't affort a lot of the other cards you mentioned but they would be amazing, especially looking at Ruby Medallion and Extraplanar Lens. I can't wait to check out your version.

Peoni on Manhattan Project

4 weeks ago

I didn't know this commander existed but I'm glad I do now. I don't know what your budget or meta are but I have a few recommendations if you'd care to read them.

Since you want to get your commander out and keep him out maybe more stack interaction like Red Elemental Blast or Pyroblast as straight up counters, as well as cards like Deflecting Swat and Bolt Bend to deal with those pesky control players.

Arcane Signet would be a good replacement for Prismatic Lens since you don't need to mana fix, and if you can swing it Extraplanar Lens with Snow-Covered Mountains instead of regular mountains would give you big asymmetrical ramp assuming nobody else at the table was running them. There's also Ruby Medallion. Great for any mono deck.

Finally, maybe I'm failing to understand how important Knollspine Dragon is for your grand plan or if you just really like the card, but since he's the only dragon in your deck perhaps Sarkhan's Triumph could be swapped out for something else. Maybe another devil like Wildfire Devils?

Man you've really got me wanting to make a deck for this guy. Good job.

DaWubber on Dragon Tribal Help

1 month ago

I'm a big fan of Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. It comes down really early and can be used when you have leftover Mana after dropping a big dragon. The flip effect isn't even a consideration most of the time. Read the Bones goes pretty deep for it's cost. Runehorn Hellkite and Knollspine Dragon are in the tribe and offer high end draw with a body.

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