Knollspine Dragon

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Knollspine Dragon Discussion

DragonLordJippy on To Infinity & Beyond! - Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion

3 weeks ago

Redrum060

Hey to you too! Deck has changed quite a bit actually, haha. These recent changes were crucial... Strategies I developed when brewing prototype Krenko and Kiki-Jiki lists that made there way here. I'll start with Brain in a Jar , it (currently) has 36 targets and helps us cheat out spells at instant speed for 1 Generic. It flows perfectly with our curve and helps us if we're red deficient to cast the multitude of R and RR spells featured here. It also makes our Rituals that much better. Goblin Welder messes with our opponents and during the multiple Attacks and (more importantly) Untaps, we can use him to ramp through our Graveyard (with various pitched Rocks), allowing us to continue Wheeling and Attacking with added Mana, carrying over leftovers from Neheb. Furthermore, it can recur and replay Memory Jar and if you have ever played Mem Jar twice in one turn... It's a feeling like nothing else. Same story for Goblin Engineer , Ramp and Entomb for: Obsidian Battle-Axe , Mask of Memory & Swiftfoot Boots . You may have missed these, but I will also encourage you add: Flamekin Harbinger and Sarkhan's Triumph . One will tutor for Grinning Ignus or Generator Servant to help us Ramp early-to-mid game, should Neheb be foiled or need a boost; while Triumph is an instant speed, Tutor for Runehorn Hellkite (and sometime's Knollspine Dragon ): grab the Dragon on the turn before you Attack, ditch the Dragon on the Attack and have a Wheel in your Graveyard. Hope this bit of intel helps. This are what I would consider must includes now... Also, expect an update to the primer here soon to further explain the Cards chosen. I may even provide a video update to discuss this list. Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion is a Deck to look out for.

Strike_Rouge on KOTH FLING (Oathbreaker wins)

1 month ago

rocksteady No problem! It's an interesting concept for sure.

One thing I spaced on was draw power and tutors. Mono-Red burn decks always have an issue here. The best I could suggest are:

Draws/Tutors:

Faithless Looting ; If you have Crucible of Worlds in play, you can discard a mountain or two after drawing your cards and then play it from the greaveyard.

Gamble ; the card name could not be more direct to the point, but given what we have to work with, it's one of the best tutors in this color.

Cathartic Reunion ; more Crucible shenanigans to be had here. Still good even without it in play.

Magus of the Wheel ; a slower Wheel of Fortune , but a more affordable one, too.

Wheel of Fate ; a slower Magus of the Wheel , and not my personal favorite due to its speed, but it's an option nonetheless.

Reforge the Soul ; a higher CMC Wheel of Fortune .

Wheel of Fortune ; The OG. Only recommended if you have the cash to blow on this thing.

Illuminated Folio ; I'm iffy here, but I'll throw it out, anyway. The only concern with this card is its initial investment and the odds of having mostly land and not enough Red cards in your hand.

Molten Psyche ; more of a hand refresher, but useful nonetheless, as that kind of effect is a burn deck's best friend.

Teferi's Puzzle Box ; not necesserily draw power, but definitely a hand refresher every turn. It keeps opponents frequently mixed up while giving you greater odds of finding anything that isn't a Mountain.

Browbeat ; almost a guaranteed draw because nobody wants to take 5 damage in this format (unless they have lifegain)

Dragon Mage ; a pricer card in terms of CMC, but getting a wheel effect every time you swing successfully is great.

Knollspine Dragon ; another mana-demanding creature initially, but it has a wheel ETB trigger and high p/t to boot.

Skullclamp ; make a Mountain a creature, equip Skullclamp, sac it, draw, repeat.

Scrying Sheets ; only do this if you're up to replacing all of your normal Mountains with Snow-Covered versions.

Chandra Ablaze ; her -2 is Windfall . This Chandra is sorta mana-intensive, but a lot of others seem to like her a lot.

Mind's Eye ; a higher initial investment, but it has a solid effect.

Seer's Sundial ; great for a deck dependent on always playing land.

Journeyer's Kite ; Repeatable land search. Perfect for the deck.

Planar Portal ; CMC-intensive af, but otherwise, it's a repeatable Demonic Tutor .

Mikokoro, Center of the Sea ; gives everyone draw power, but still produces mana when you need it.

Crystal Ball ; a cheaper (money-wise) Sensei's Divining Top .

Misc:

Extraplanar Lens ; if you change your Mountains to the snow-covered versions, you will want this. You're going to be sacrificing your lands a lot, so the further those can go in mana production, the better.

Kher Keep ; mostly for defense.

Side Notes:

  • I don't recommend necessarily all of these, rather, browse through them and see which ones you like.

  • Try not to add too many utility lands. I only suggested the two I did because chances are, you could get away with 2-3 non-Mountain lands, but I wouldn't push your luck.

  • Your duplication spells can also be used to either counter Counterspell effects and/or duplicate opponent's draw/tutor spells. Try to keep that in mind in your games.

schulle on Ur Dragon

2 months ago

Well... I would definetly try to tinker a Little around,to be honest I don't think the deck will work out like this,you have way to few lands as most decks run around 35-37 normally and with a manaintensive tribe like Dragons it could also go up to 39.

so I will give some cut suggestions:

Coordinated Assault +Thunderstrike not really neccesary you almost always have the biggest creatures on board so attacking/blocking shouldn't be that much of a problem

Dragon Fodder + Krenko's Command the early blocker aren't worth that much,most of the time,I would advice to get additional ramp to get your Dragons out faster so maybe try out Cultivate + Kodama's Reach with some added basiclands

Now to the heartbraking part to cut some Dragons(40+ creatures is already extreme) if you want to keep some for your flavour it isn't wrong I just want to help to improve your expirience with the deck.

Dragon Hatchling + Dragon Egg + Furnace Whelp these cards have really low Impact on the game so it would be better to cast any kind of ramp to these cards to get your big bad Dragons out earlier.

Freejam Regent not enough artifact's to utilize the improvise mechanic so kinda overcosted

Knollspine Dragon drawing Cards is nice but if I'm not wrong Kindred Discovery was in this precon and it will probably help more then this,as you would Need a boardpresence before casting it to deal dmg

Progenitus it's really hard to cast and not even a Dragon...

Shivan Dragon one of the most iconic cards of magic...but it's kinda bad in this time,where creatures can be way more powerful then this

Tyrant of Valakut just seems underwhelming it's an average Body for a Dragon but if you want additional removal maybe something like Swords to Plowshares would simply be better

Vampiric Dragon overcosted and not that strong in itself

Volcanic Dragon underwhelming…

I know that it seems harsh to Judge some of your decisions but bear with me.

What would I add:

Many lands already said what was normal for most EDH decks also rampspells to get your big beaters out a couple of turns earlier

Removal would also help greatly.

Protection like Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots to get through with your best creatures.

Last but not least Urza's Incubator , Temur Ascendancy are both cards that i really enjoy to draw with my Ur-Dragon deck.

Hope my critique helped a Little to let the lizards fly higher then ever befor

greyninja on Aurelia,the Heaven Warcaller (cEDH)

2 months ago

This is awesome! +1 for sure

Master Warcraft is cool. It basically reads "creatures you control are unblockable." You could even use it as a mini boardwipe by choosing their smaller creatures to attack/block

I like that you snuck kiki-combo in here. Combat Celebrant isn't one you normally see paired with it

Many people struggle with card advantage in red/white. I'm gonna try out Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion , and maybe Heartwarming Redemption ?

Knollspine Dragon is cool. I love Chandra, Torch of Defiance since she can be card advantage, ramp, or removal.

Another new card I'm considering is Ilharg, the Raze-Boar . I'm running 25 creatures, you have 20, unlike some decks with 40+ so idk

I hope you'll take a minute to check out my aurelia build and tell me what you think! Cheers!

TheManly1 on Ur-dragon

4 months ago

Knollspine Dragon , Dragon Mage

here is some card draw on dragons

goldlion on The Great Radhaggro

5 months 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.

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Knollspine Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.16%