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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.
Knollspine Dragon Discussion
6 days 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:
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.
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
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.
Hope my critique helped a Little to let the lizards fly higher then ever befor
3 weeks 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
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!
2 months ago
2 months ago
here is some card draw on dragons
3 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.
4 months 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.
5 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.
5 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.
Knollspine Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%