Nesting Dragon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare

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Nesting Dragon

Creature — Dragon


Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, create a 0/2 red Dragon Egg creature token with defender and "When this creature dies, create a 2/2 red Dragon creature token with flying and ': This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn.'"

Nesting Dragon Discussion

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

4 days ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. I haven't seen very many decks with this Commander.

Consider Fauna Shaman and Anger ? Fauna can be a repeatable creature tutor and is good to be able to discard Brawn or Anger and tutor for Mycoloth or Tendershoot, etc. I think creature ramp is better here than artifact ramp because of devour. Mana dorks are good targets to devour because before they can first be ramp. Creatures who first land ramp, getting you a land and then can be devoured is better ramp with devour.

Creature ramp to consider:

One drop mana dorks are huge reason to want to play green since other colors don't have as much of this luxury of ramp. Consider more sources of no mana cost repeatable token creation?

Eldrazi tokens can be used as ramp or devour fodder. You could also include a budget Eldrazi such as Artisan of Kozilek to be able to tutor for with Beyond. Kozilek can reanimate a creature you devoured. Garruk and Xenagos can be repeatable source of tokens. Xenagos's +1 with tokens can make a lot of ramp and Garruk can be repeatable draw, his -3 can draw a lot of cards with Thromok.

Kessig Wolf Run and Skarrg, the Rage Pits are lands that can give Thromok trample. Game Trail and Sheltered Thicket are budget Gruul dual lands and Wood Elves can search for Thicket.

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice including cuts. Good luck with your deck.

Vlasiax on Big Daddy

1 week ago

I think that this deck lacks some of the newest Dragons like Lathliss, Dragon Queen and Nesting Dragon . I'd also swap out some of them for more interaction like Glorybringer or static effects like Thunderbreak Regent .

Another way to win is Commander with Atarka, World Render and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury - this way even if only commander attacks it becomes 11/10 Double Striker, which is enough to one-shot someone with commander damage.

Vlasiax on Bow before Draconic King!!! | *RNA* Update

3 weeks ago

Dragonlord Kolaghan is a Dragon that gives Haste and that's it, nobody should bother reading anymore from that card but it's a Dragon so every synergy counts and does great job here.

Hall of the Bandit Lord looks tempting but in my mana base I try to stick to colored sources of mana so this and paying 3 life is too much for me.

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury scales (no pun intended) really well - for example 3 Dragons attacking means +3/+0 for everything so it only gets bigger with every creature. I used to neglect this but tried her back with Dromoka, the Eternal and they are functionaly the same.

With commander damage I probably won like... 1 game? It is possible with Fat, Scaly Pricks and Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury to punch someone out but it's quite unlikely since I'm trying to win with infinite combat phases or damage from Scourge of Valkas and/or Dragon Tempest and take down the whole table.

Nesting Dragon is amazing, especially with Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire but you need fetchlands to really unleash its true potential just like with any other landfall card: Lotus Cobra is a good example.

I used to try "only Dragon creatures" but EDHRec definition of tribal is easier to utilize and gives some room to experiment: "Decks are considered tribal if they have more than 10 creatures and at least 60% of them share a tribe." so I decided to throw in some mana dorks to speed up my game and have something to do during early turns. Also Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma is amazing here because with her most Dragons' cost falls to 2-4 instead of normal 4-6 with Ur-Dragon's Eminence ability.

Vlasiax on Shiny MTG The Ur Dragon, LOTS OF FOILS!

1 month ago

Hello, have you considered adding some low-curve Dragons like Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Glorybringer or Thunderbreak Regent ? I just feel that lowering the average CMC would feel amazing to play.

Also since you have some token strategies how about Nesting Dragon and Dragon Broodmother ? They can really flood the board and Devouring Egg tokens actually upgrades them so you don't lose anything.

Vlasiax on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

1 month ago

About lands - I think that actually Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep isn't that great. If you want more sources then I'd actually suggest better fixing, namely City of Brass , Mana Confluence , Llanowar Wastes , Karplusan Forest and Fellwar Stone might be a good idea.

Infinite combos are actually very good when you all are in a tight spot when nobody can win the game and it already feels like going for too long. Also I personally try to use them to win with stronger decks, while with less cutthroat playgroup I prefer to win with normal combat damage or damage triggers from Scourge of Valkas and/or Dragon Tempest so overall it's good to have that option but it's execution and usage is only up to you.

With Nesting Dragon keep in mind that even budget Evolving Wilds might be very good as it fixes mana and creates 2 tokens.

One more thing - I'd cut some less optimal Dragons for more ramp options like Demanding Dragon for Skyshroud Claim or Thunder Dragon for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma (might not look like a ramp but not only makes dragons cost less but you have additional source of Trample for them).

I'm really glad that you liked my insight, I just love tinkering Dragon decks :D

ThePerilousRealm on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

1 month ago

Thanks for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

I'm aware of the infinite combos with Hellkite Charger and Aggravated Assault , but I'm not a huge fan of infinite combos. I may include in the future though.

Not a bad idea swapping in a Swamp to help with Sakura-Tribe Elder , but I already feel like I have a bit too much black and not enough green mana. I'm thinking about dropping Shizo, Death's Storehouse , but would hate to give up the Fear utility.

Nesting Dragon + Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire sounds pretty sweet. I'll have to give some thought to including that. Not sure what to give up though.

Haha, Patriarch's Bidding would be pretty epic with Scourge of Valkas . I'll have to look into getting one.

Rhythm of the Wild is pretty awesome.

As for good old Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , I'm not ready to drop him quite yet, but you're probably right that it would be good to swap him for Glorybringer . He just packs so much brutal utility for a low CMC. I guess the same could be said for Glorybringer .

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Nesting Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

BRG (Jund): 0.99%