Knollspine Dragon

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) 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

mmcgeach on Radha Aggro

4 hours ago

@ARAMbo, p0megranates, deakmana: I think what I don't like about stuff like Orcish Lumberjack and Root Maze and Dryad Arbor is the inconsistency. Sure, they're ok sometimes, but sometimes when you draw them later they're actually terrible.

I actually had Dryad Arbor (of course, right?) but I got so mad at how it was basically a mulligan everytime it was in my opening hand I dropped it. I think it events out. If it is in your opening hand, you've mulliganed; if GSZ is in your opening hand (and dryad arbor is in the library), then you don't have to mulligan. I think on balance you can just cut it. Then I traded Green Sun's Zenith for Natural Order, since the only targets for either are Manglehorn, Ruric Thar, the Unbowed, and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa. So Natural Order is cheaper, generally.

Going to try Lodestone Golem as another hate bear / sphere effect. Dropped Knollspine Dragon since it has decreasing synergy with the stax plan and was becoming a win-more card. I feel like I need more stuff that can possibly interact with combos (such as The Gitrog Monster), so I'm swapping Shamanic Revelation for Lurking Predators in an effort to just flip Ruric Thar if someone starts to go off with Dramatic Scepter or something. Also should have strong value as a Green Mystic Remora. :)

PhyrexianWombat on Bladewing Commander(THIS CATCH’S YOUR ATTENTION)

5 days ago

Seems fun! Bladewing is a personal favorite creature of mine. I used him as my commander for a while myself.

I have a few suggestions, if you want: (Keep in mind, I'm a pretty noncompetitive and somewhat broke player)

Dragons: I've always liked Scourge of Kher Ridges. He clears out smaller creatures nicely, his mana cost is a bit high, of course you can always cheat him out from your graveyard though.

Hellkite Tyrant can often come in handy, if you want to get greedy and start snatching artifacts. (Who wouldn't, haha)

I'd also recommend Utvara Hellkite, he's an absolute MONSTER if not eliminated immediately. Once again, high mana cost, but once again, graveyard shenanigans, haha.

Balefire Dragon, Kokusho, the Evening Star, and Knollspine Dragon are good additions if a little more expensive.

I'd also like to mention that Rorix Bladewing and Shivan Dragon, while classic and awesome, are somewhat outshined by their newer counterparts Dragonlord Kolaghan and Moonveil Dragon.

Non-dragons: Anger's awesome if you can pitch him with something like Faithless Looting. (Another personal favorite.)

Buried Alive and the more expensive Entomb are awesome too.

As far as removal goes, I like Go for the Throat and Murderous Cut. Ooh, and Chaos Warp

A few more wraths might do some good, Blasphemous Act, Decree of Pain, Kindred Dominance, etc. Or the one I always wanted but could never afford, Damnation.

I'd also say that you might not need that many mana artifacts, though I always recommend Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus.

Geez that was longer than I expected, sorry.

DespairFaction on Lathliss Tribal

1 week ago

Hey there, thanks for sharing your list.

I really like Archwing Dragon in this deck, I will need to add it into my list. Spawn of Thraxes also seems very reasonable and I also really like Hazoret's Monument and Vanquisher's Banner. I will need to check out a few of those for my deck lists.

A few cards that I might suggest cutting since they have always underperformed for me are Door of Destinies, Adaptive Automaton doesn't seem necessary since your dragons are plenty big, and Kindred Charge is really bad with legendary creatures so I would replace that one with World at War or Savage Beating. Dragon's Claw seems like a flavor inclusion, but it probably wont have much of impact.

A few things worth adding Knollspine Dragon, Spinerock Knoll, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Conjurer's Closet.

Anyway really enjoyed the list. I like that you got 28 creatures in yours, I only got about 20 in mine, but id like to get the creature count around 22-23. Let me know if you end up adopting any of these changes.

pareidoliac on The Dragon Queen

1 week ago

Cryptic Gateway seems incredibly good. On top of cheating creatures into play, it lets you cheat them into play at instant speed. Allows for plenty of tricks mid-combat with Scourge of Valkas, Panharmonicon, or even Knollspine Dragon. Allows you to cast Sandstone Oracle with Panharmonicon out, draw up to an opponent's hand size, cheat all the dragons from among them into play, then draw again. Can't beat that value.

Paradox Engine seems a little slow if you're only using it to untap your dragons; you might as well play Aggravated Assault.

Why Unclaimed Territory? It's strictly worse than a Mountain if you're only using it for one color. Also, why so many haste enablers? It's a powerful effect, but many of your dragons already have haste; cards like Mass Hysteria might accidentally help your opponents more than they help you.

Lastly, many of the dragons have ETB abilities, which you've capitalized on with Panharmonicon, Minion Reflector, and Flameshadow Conjuring. Why not Conjurer's Closet? Blinking your Scourge of Valkas every turn could be a lethal firestorm of damage, and a sky full of terrifying dragons. It could blink Knollspine Dragon to draw a ton of cards, or even just untap an exerted Glorybringer to let it attack again next turn.

cj96.calimlim on Have: JLK's Shadowborn Deck W: ...

2 weeks ago

Hello all!

I have the following parts and pieces to an almost copy and paste version of JLK's Shadowborn Apostle deck.

20x Shadowborn Apostle lp

8x Shadowborn Apostle mp

1x Vampiric Tutor lp

1x Athreos, God of Passage lp

1x Grave Titan lp, Japanese

1x Dark Ritual foil Near Mint Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations

I am mainly trying to get rid of all 28 shadow born apostles hahaha.

I recently made an Omnath, Locus of Rage deck that seems pretty awesome, I'd love to be able to trade/sell at TCG Low for most of the more expensive parts and pieces I need:

Priority list: 1x Exploration 1x Oracle of Mul Daya 1x Prismatic Omen 1x Scapeshift 1x Sylvan Library 1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger 1x Wooded Foothills

Secondary List: 1x Azusa, Lost but Seeking 1x Eternal Witness 1x Green Sun's Zenith 1x Knollspine Dragon 1x Lotus Cobra 1x Shattering Spree 1x Stomping Ground 1x Tooth and Nail 1x Vesuva 1x Vexing Shusher 1x Worldly Tutor

If you'd rather purchase some items, I accept PayPal. If you are looking for filler, here are some 0$-5$ cards I require: 1x Collective Voyage 1x Darksteel Garrison 1x Explosive Vegetation 1x Gruul Signet 1x Harrow 1x Hunting Wilds 1x Perilous Forays 1x Rampaging Baloths 1x Reap and Sow 1x Regrowth 1x Rites of Spring 1x Seer's Sundial 1x Summer Bloom 1x Courser of Kruphix 1x Crop Rotation 1x New Frontiers 1x Protean Hulk 1x Ramunap Excavator

I know this is very comprehensive - thanks for hanging in there!

onehitterquiter on Aurelia - Keywords & Combat steps

1 month ago

Cool deck! Mask of Memory and Rogue's Gloves might be good ways to draw more in here. Knollspine Dragon too. Masterwork of Ingenuity might be rad as well. Two Helms of the Host? Don't mind if I do!

I must implore you to play Stonehewer Giant most of all, for he can fetch two equipment (which enter and auto-equip for a mere 2 mana) per turn thanks to Aurelia. He also has vigilance, meaning he can swing and fetch at the same dang time what what!!!

Other considerations might be Tithe and Mistveil Plains (for use with Sunforger), Elemental Mastery, Gratuitous Violence, True Conviction, and Ogre Battledriver.

Suns_Champion on Rate each draw engine from ...

2 months ago

Nice! I play pretty casually and play almost exclusively Boros colors, so here's my take:

  • 1) 3.5. Skullclamp is really good in just about any token, sac or equipment deck.
  • 2) 4. The only thing holding this back is the price.
  • 3) 3. Not bad. The fact that you have to pay every time is annoying. Not quite as good as number 1.
  • 4) 2.5. Not a huge fan. This basically eats up half your mana base and makes you the target of Strip Mines.
  • 5) 2.5. Mask of Memory is pretty decent. Middle of the road.
  • 6) 3. Solid. I like it.
  • 7) 3. Good plan, Lifegain to mitigate paying life. Best with Necropotence.
  • 8) 2. Still helps opponents, and normally discard outlets are useless without the deck being built around them.
  • 9) 2. Tower of Fortunes is not really good if you don't have insane ramp. Better options out there.
  • 10) 3.5. Nice!
  • 11) 1. Just play Phyrexian Arena. Use Strionic Resonator for bigger trigger effects.
  • 12) 2. Well of Lost Dreams is actually pretty good, but there are better lifegain effects than Peace of Mind. I like Inventors' Fair.
  • 13) 2.5. You have to be pretty desperate to use this but it seems like it'd be okay sometimes.
  • 14) 3.5. Tribal is always powerful.
  • 15) 2.5. It's okay, kinda easy to interupt.
  • 16) 3.5. I love Infiltration Lens!
  • 17) 1. Little too janky and helps opponents.
  • 18) 4. Because Slate of Ancestry is so good.
  • 19) 1. I feel like there are better ways to repeat wheels. This one costs too much.
  • 20) 5. My all time personal favorite. Humble Defector is good alone and my top two-drop in all my Boros/red decks.

So again, from a strictly Boros perspective, those are my thoughts. I'm sure you can see the biases and the ones I've actually tested haha!

Others to consider:

Hope some of this helps. This will be a good resource!

Meurth on Grenzo Aggro

2 months ago

Thanks a lot for the reply trygin! I actually have a copy of Dictate of the Twin Gods and you're right that it fits the theme really well, I'll run it.

Ashenmoor Liege is amazing here, I can play it on turn 2 with a ritual and play a 5/5 Grenzo on turn 3 which is epic indeed, it's also a great contribution to the devotion Mogis, God of Slaughter requires. I like Fanatic of Mogis and I'd definitely run it in a 'pure' minotaur deck but it does a little too less for me in this deck (I guess my deck might be more of a combo than an aggro deck,) also I don't want to burn too much because it might screw up Scourge of the Throne's ability. Knollspine Dragon is awesome but I want to be able to get out every creature with a 5/5 Grenzo (maybe I should even take out Mogis at some point.) Havoc Festival might work as a sideboard card. I also didn't know Terminate yet but it's awesome and (almost) strictly better than Terror.

I'll definitely get my hands on these at some point, thanks for the tips =)

I'll update this list when I change the actual deck, I like to keep it up-to-date.

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