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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
1 week ago
2 weeks ago
here is some card draw on dragons
1 month ago
Knollspine Dragon and Chancellor of the Forge weren't even on my radar, those seem fantastic. Just got a Tempt with Vengeance , so that's great! I already have a Tendershoot Dryad , so perhaps it'll take a slot till I find better alternatives. I've been gravitating towards things like War Cadence , Uphill Battle , Stoneshaker Shaman , Release the Gremlins , Overwhelming Instinct , Druids' Repository and Nacatl War-Pride .
Thanks very much mmcgeach. I appreciate it. It's going to be an experiment to see where the balance is, but I think it'll teach me a lot. If you're interested, I'll share the decklist with you when it's up.
1 month ago
@goldlion, I think most of the stax would be sort of irrelevant. You don't need harsh mentor if people aren't going infinite. You don't need thorn of amethyst if people aren't trying to storm off. Or Trinisphere. Etc.
I think you can sub out most of the stax for some bigger payoff finishers, and it'll work well in that kind of environment. You can also run more token makers so it functions sort of like a big-mana combo deck. Stuff like Chancellor of the Forge and Tempt with Vengeance are good; the planeswalkers are good; Tendershoot Dryad is ok. Then you can run some payoffs like Triumph of the Hordes and Shamanic Revelation . It's a pretty strong deck like that. Bane of Progress and Knollspine Dragon . I mention these in the write up above because they're sort of natural includes in a Radha deck if you're building for a less competitive meta; they don't work great in competitive but they do work well in more 75%-ish metas.
2 months ago
Hey, very nice budget Commander deck.
Cards to consider adding:
- Rolling Earthquake: one of the best mass burn all player spells in Magic. It was reprinted in the From the Vault: Annihilation, try to get one
- Past in Flames: recast mass burn from your graveyard
- Mass Hysteria: haste is excellent with Neheb as well as all the big creatures (Dragon Mage) you can ramp into
- Urabrask the Hidden: haste and can help Neheb to hit a player since it can tap down blockers
- Hanweir Battlements: haste
- Gamble: unconditional tutor in red
- Inventors' Fair: tutor for Caged Sun or Amulet or Goggles
Cards to consider cutting:
- Wildfire Eternal: not very good with X damage spells, since can only cast them for X=0
- Jaya's Immolating Inferno
- Cryptolith Fragment
- Runehorn Hellkite
- 2x Mountain
Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Can confirm that Lightning Shrieker feels really good in this deck. Especially if you have Illusionist's Bracers on Zirilan to tutor for two dragons at a time in the event that you only have Stylus on the field for example. You can recur it every turn to get potential ETBs and combat triggers in conjunction with lots of your other dragons, and this is really nice because you don't have to worry about potentially removing a dragon from the game that you feel might be useful later. Lightning Shrieker is useful throughout the game for early game pressure to late game recurring triggers when you get to set up a board state, on top of effects like Scourge of Valkas and Utvara Hellkite (Both of these guys combo off well together by the way. With enough of a board state, moving to combat sets off a chain of tokens entering the battlefield, and they all trigger Scourge's ability and you can nuke a player with those ETBs before even shifting to the block step of the combat phase).
I dig the changes too. Hedron Archive is nice in mono-red decks for the draw, but I feel like you have a solid amount of draw already with nice reset wheel effects like Dragon Mage and Knollspine Dragon. With Knollspine you just have to be careful not to target a player who had too much damage dealt to them so you don't end up overdrawing haha. Good stuff all around though, I'm liking the list more and more.
4 months ago
Hi, as a fellow dragon lover I would like to offer some advice. You might want to add Phyrexian Arena and Rishkar's Expertise. Both cards are great and I would even replace Rhystic Study. At some point, poeple start paying one and you don't really get to refill as much as you'd like.
I'd also sugest working on the mana base of the deck. I am not sure what your resources are, but you could try basic lands with Check lands, because tapped lands are death to 5-color decks. This could open up to adding basic land ramp, which is not really terrible if you happen to have all the good cards for ramping like that. Eternal Dragon has been absolutely stellar for me, although I do run 10 shocks and 10 checks and a couple of Fetches. I ended up cutting control and removal cards in favor of just playing dragons and drawing cards and has worked out pretty nicely for me. I removed all walkers from the deck, because they didn't get the discounts from Ur and were awkward to defend. How's Taigam working out for you? He doesn't seem to have a lot to work with. I'd swap him for a dragon or some removal.
Lurking Predators is a card I am currently playtesting and it has a lot of potential the more creatures you have.O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami is a card I have a very strong love-hate relationship. Everythime I want to include it, I end up cutting it out of the deck because it feels...weird. Zirilan of the Claw is a Commander on his own and is too mana intensive and slow for a deck like this so I wouldn't reccomend it. Dragonstorm is unfortunately almost unplayable here because the card reaaaly likes to play with other spells to charge up the Storm. It's an expensive tutor and I've so far skipped it. You could try Sarkhan's Triumph instead. Knollspine Dragon not particularly interesting and not a great draw engine, I'd skip it. Stormbreath Dragon I'd include depending on my playgroup. So far, I haven't felt the need but it's almost making the cut.Jugan, the Rising Star is bad, just bad.
Cheers to you friend and may the wind guide you over your enemies!
5 months ago
Yo looks like you're having fun with this, I like it! +1 mate! I count 7.5 draw (though less, really, because some discard), but what you have doesn't give you many options. -This is commander! Draw like crazy so you can actually play!
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