Creature — Dragon
, Exile Runhorn Hellkite from your graveyard: Each player discards his or her hand, then draws seven cards.
Runehorn Hellkite Discussion
2 weeks ago
Green and red decks are limited for card draw. A few options to consider:
- Reforge the Soul - Pitch the bad, hope for good.
- Wheel of Fate - Takes some setting up because of the delay, but if you don't mind the risk it's worth it.
- Wheel of Fortune - Pricy, but if you can get your hands on it, there isn't much better.
- Runehorn Hellkite - A beater with upside once it dies.
- Harmonize - Basic, but works
- Hunter's Insight - Cast it on any unblocked creature for a decent amount of draw in most cases.
- Sylvan Library - At worst it's a scry.
Fun little Hallar, the Firefletcher combo: Paradox Engine + Cloudstone Curio + 2 creatures with kicker you're able to pay for with non-land mana sources creates a loop for infinite damage with your commander.
2 months ago
Maybe consider Chandra, Flamecaller , Khorvath's Fury , Reforge the Soul , Rix Maadi Reveler , Runehorn Hellkite ? Or if you wanna keep things simple and cheap, Read the Bones and Moriok Replica are solid.
3 months ago
Changed some ideas as formulated above:
Mana Geyser out, Coldsteel Heart in. This will help get Neheb out faster, Mana Geyser does not contribute to this and functions mostly as a redundant mana boost to fuel X spells. Neheb already does this perfectly fine. Also, I am not feeling comfortable with only 34 lands.
3 months ago
Thanks for the feedback @multimedia, much appreciated as always!
Took the deck out for a first try last night and I had an absolute blast. Never played an EDH deck as explosive as this one before. I won multiple games out of the blue, with an Banefire of X=38 as a highlight.
Right now I am considering the following changes:
Runehorn Hellkite out, Urabrask the Hidden in. The wheeleffect from the Runehorn Hellkite seems too conditional and most of all too costly. It does make a nice target for discard, but I expect much more value out of Urabrask the Hidden in terms of explosive turns.
I also keep playing with the thought of Spawn of Thraxes, but somehow he seems only worthwhile if I am able to abuse his ETB, which I do not see happening in mono red...
Looking forward to any feedback!
4 months ago
You could always cut some aspects of it so you can flesh out the deck while still keeping flavor. Adding even a couple good dragons with Bladewing would be fine. Runehorn Hellkite could be like absorbing a dragon soul. Maybe just some legendary dragons on top of that to drive home the main dragons of Skyrim. I mean do spriggans really need represented? :P
Also, Guttural Response for shouts.
5 months ago
So, landwise I do not like the Valakut, and would recommend either Haven of the Spirit Dragon, Flamekin Village or an Utility land like Buried Ruin. Also not a fan of Brave the Sands and Dowsing Dagger. just too cute for me. Still a fan of Scroll Rack when you play Land Tax though :)
Creaturewise I think Dragonmaster Outcast is just too low impact, also Moonveil Dragon and Skyship Stalker are a bit weak. Even though Dragonspeaker Outcast provides great ramp I am struggling with that one. There are a few dragons which merit further exploration I think, but can depend on what you are facing.
Thunderbreak Regent (A rattlesnake and nicely costed)
Thundermaw Hellkite (can clear the way for your non-trampling attack)
Scourge of the Throne (it is perfectly easy to get an additional attack out of this at least once)
Rimescale Dragon (would require moving to snow lands, a bit clunky manawise)
Kilnmouth Dragon (good utility dragon, but with the nr. of dragons you are running may be awkward)
Hellkite Charger (additional attacks? would pair nicely with neheb :)
Flameblast Dragon (no need to hit a player to dish out damage)
Wardscale Dragon (defense during your attack)
Nesting Dragon (The egg tokens are a good thing against board wipes)
Some Card Draw Dragons
Hoarding Dragon (Without the ability to misuse the ability may be a bit weak)
Eternal Dragon (more slow moving)
Dream Pillager (good effect, setup to high maybe)
Skyline Despot (well draws at least one cards and monarch makes stuff move)
Runehorn Hellkite (this one I really like. Usable EOT before you have your turn makes this really good)
5 months ago
I like what you've doing here. I was thinking of trying a similar version of Xantcha that eschewed the standard fare of quasi-aikido/punisher effects.
Drownyard Temple becomes discard fodder into mid-game ramp.
Runehorn Hellkite becomes discard fodder into a late-game wheel effect.
That's all I've got for now. I'll likely reference your list for what I'll end up brewing. Thanks for putting it together.
6 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!
Runehorn Hellkite occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%