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.
|Want (2)||SeiRyu , A_Local_Bear|
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|Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Knollspine Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Knollspine Dragon Discussion
3 weeks ago
Nice deck! I really like the direction you're taking, it looks like we think alike in our strategies for mono red -- feel free to compare to my red Akroma build, I update it regularly: The Red Terror: Akroma's Manifesto
I noticed Akroma and Drakuseth have a few things in common; big CMC, massive presence on the battlefield, and the ability to one-shot opponents. So the emphasize on explosive ramp in red is definitely appreciated. Here's a few thoughts from my experience playing Akroma:
One-time mana benefits like Mana Geyser and Geosurge are strong counter bait (either for the spell or for the commander that comes with it) and so often just leave you with fewer cards in your hand for your trouble. Unless you have alternative wincon plans for that mana, I would focus on permanent-based mana sources. I would look to mana doublers like Gauntlet of Power or even Caged Sun since this improves your board position.
I like your inclusion of Bolt Bend and I recently added it to my deck as well - it's so sneaky. In that vein, you might think of adding Not of This World because people NEVER see it coming, and it's free if you're protecting your commander. Also, I applaud main-decking Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast because they almost always carry their weight in gold.
You might want to think about switching your land base to snow-covered mountains. This would give access to a couple of nice cards like Skred Extraplanar Lens and Mouth of Ronom -- Mouth and Skred are nice responses to Gaddock Teeg, which in my experience often shuts down our decks.
I'd think of including alternative win conditions; Insurrection is often a blow out, and I'd reiterate the strength of Etali, Primal Storm as though it might eat removal, that's one removal spell less that will target your commander. The value of Etali is definitely real. Even Pyrohemia could do wonders here.
4 weeks ago
Everything else, I think they're too slow or cost too much. Thanks for the comment!
4 weeks ago
Wow this is something. Thoughts on these? Panharmonicon, Conjurer's Closet, Lifeline, Fiendish Duo, Mana Geyser, Mana Echoes, Humble Defector (in case an opp has no dudes), Twinflame, Anarchist, Bag of Holding, Hazoret's Monument, Mindmoil, Alhammarret's Archive, Knollspine Dragon, Diamond Mare, Impact Tremors
1 month ago
Hi there! Welcome to the Legion!
Since you are new I must tell you about some very basic deckbuilding fundamentals.
- 36 lands
- 10 Ramp
- 10 Draw
Long Story: Command Zone episode on deckbuilding templates
So let's talk about draw and ramp, the two most important and fundamental aspects of the game. Every deck needs them. and Boros is not particularly good at it. That said, we've got some solid options. Ramp first. I like to focus on 2cmc because it has the best $ to usefulness ratio. I can't comment on all of them, pick according to your budget.
- Sol Ring - every commander deck will have one of these
- Talisman of Conviction
- Arcane Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Boros Signet
- Sword of the Animist - perfect for casting a equipping around your 3cmc commander
- Mind Stone - also bad draw
- Wayfarer's Bauble
- Coldsteel Heart
- Dockside Extortionist - expensive ritual
- Commander's Sphere - also okay draw
- Coalition Relic
- Myriad Landscape - goes in the land base
Draw: You need to draw into the spells you want to play. Here's how. Again pick based on budget.
- Humble Defector - political tool
- Light Up the Stage
- Ignite the Future
- Tectonic Reformation (Land Tax)
- Knollspine Dragon - dragon synergy
- Tome of Legends - great with two commanders
- Outpost Siege
- Wheel of Fortune - you can see Boros weakness in draw showing here, we have to resort to wheels
- Reforge the Soul
- Magus of the Wheel
Over deck thoughts:
You want dragons and knights. Start cutting all else.
Dump Sunforger. It's a distraction.
That's all for now. Let me know if you have any questions.
1 month ago
Looks good! You might like these: Kederekt Parasite, Fiendish Duo, Harvester of Souls, Pain Magnification, Syr Konrad, the Grim, Neko-Te, Sower of Discord, Dingus Staff, Last Laugh, Knollspine Dragon, Chandra's Ignition
1 month ago
Looks like a great build! Not that you have to change anything really, but if it were my deck I would make these swaps:
Winds of Change for Burning Earth.
Night's Whisper for Harvester of Souls.
Price of Glory for Syr Konrad, the Grim. Same as Defense Grid.
Wurmcoil Engine for Knollspine Dragon. Wurmcoil is generically decent, but I think you could do better.
Ophiomancer for Dictate of the Twin Gods. Similar to Wurmcoil, Ophiomancer is always decent but I think there are more impactful things you could use instead.
Sanguine Bond for Kederekt Parasite. I think Sanguine Bond will be dead in hand much of the time. Also, even if you are gaining a ton of life, Sanguine Bond only hits one opp at a time, and it is not boosted by damage doublers.
Silent Arbiter for Fellwar Stone. I think you have enough mass creature removal that you don't need Silent Arbiter. Also Silent Arbiter stops your opponents from hitting each other hard.
Koskun Falls for Talisman of Indulgence. Similar to Silent Arbiter. Koskun Falls is great, but it actually forces you to tap down one of your blockers, and you don't have a ton of creatures to spare. By late game, opponents could just pay the 2 per attacker.
Blood Moon for Outpost Siege (Khans mode). Blood Moon is strong but it turns off all your cool lands.
1 month ago
Mono Red? Check
I love it. Here's some ideas.
Draw: Tome of Legends will be great in here. Maybe add Manifold Key for double untap/unblockable synergy. Endless Atlas, Ignite the Future, Humble Defector(use Homeward Path with it), Light Up the Stage are all cheap draw that I love in red. Prophetic Flamespeaker, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Knollspine Dragon, Tectonic Giant and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser all provide card advantage and/or push the aggro theme.
Ramp: Let's think about this for a minute. I think instead of turn 3 brother #1, turn 4 brother #2, we should try to get both brothers out turn 4 (with 4 land drops). That way we don't waste their haste or leave one brother out alone to get removed/wiped. For that, focus on cards that will get both broths out turn 4: Sol Ring, Generator Servant, Dockside Extortionist, Worn Powerstone, Coalition Relic, Seething Song, Ruby Medallion, Myriad Landscape + any 2cmc mana rock, Cloud Key, Hazoret's Monument, and Herald's Horn all allow you to get both Brother's swinging turn 4.
Helm of the host is a good idea. One combat and they're all 6/5s. Trample will be important then, so yeah Archetype of Aggression seems great. Blackblade Reforged will be consistently good.
Themes to consider:
- Historic matters cards
- Legendary Matters cards
- Aggro/go wide
This is a cool idea, I will be back later! Get a decklist up TypicalTimmy, I already want to upvote it!
2 months ago
Looks good! I would suggest removing these cards as they might be overcosted or not as impactful as some others: Mage Slayer, Treacherous Terrain, Beast Within, Expedite, Savage Summoning, Surge of Strength, Descendants' Path, Bloodthorn Taunter, Harbinger of the Hunt, Kilnmouth Dragon, Prowling Serpopard.
Also you might like these: Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Heraldic Banner, Draconic Disciple, Knollspine Dragon, Worn Powerstone, Empowered Autogenerator, Gratuitous Violence, Mosswort Bridge, Spinerock Knoll, Hashep Oasis