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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
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. :)
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.
Geez that was longer than I expected, sorry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 weeks ago
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:
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!
1 month ago
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!!!
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:
- Prophetic Flamespeaker + Sword of Fire and Ice
- Knollspine Dragon + Damage
- Commune with Lava + Neheb, the Eternal//other ramp
- Loreseeker's Stone + lots of mana
- Grenzo, Havoc Raiser + lots of tokens
- Book of Rass + Lifegain if you're not in black/no necropotence
- Commander's Sphere + Sun Titan
- The Immortal Sun... alone
- Azor's Gateway Flip + Untap effects//filter effects
Hope some of this helps. This will be a good resource!
2 months ago
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.