Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Planeswalker — Sarkhan

+1: Until end of turn, Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker becomes a legendary 4/4 red Dragon creature with flying, indestructible, and haste. (He doesn't lose loyalty while he's not a planeswalker.)

-3: Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker deals 4 damage to target creature.

-6: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your draw step, draw two additional cards" and "At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand."

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Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker Discussion

Darth_Savage on Decks for new players

2 months ago

I've been thinking about this idea a bit and I'd like to suggest you want to instil the value of land in new players, right at the beginning. When I started, same as most I suspect, I thought land was boring but necessary. These days I couldn't imagine putting together a burn deck and not adding Ramunap Ruins or an artifact deck without Darksteel Citadel / Buried Ruin... My current casual deck leverages Mirrorpool to duplicate spells like Soul Spike which I'm "casting" for free (well 3 cards). I'd suggest you probably want a deck that uses non-basic lands, maybe a dragon deck with Crucible of the Spirit Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker, something that shows lands don't need to be boring...

solarbeam on Modern Dragons

4 months ago

You'll definitely want to go up to at the very least 24 lands. You could run Stomping Ground or Cinder Glade. You could also splash black for Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire since s/he's really cool. To do this, Blood Crypt or Smoldering Marsh are available.

I would cut the Spit Flame and Banefire for Lightning Bolt and the 4th Draconic Roar, even though it hurts the dragon flavor. This is mostly because Bolt can go to face and as it stands, you don't have the mana to get a big Banefire going. The 3 damage from bolt will let you deal with most planeswalkers and provide any extra reach you need. I would also a 3-1 split of Glorybringer and Stormbreath Dragon since Stormbreath can't get hit with Path to Exile, which is pretty big.

I'd recommend going down to 1 Lathliss, Dragon Queen as she is very expensive, mana wise, and replace those two with Verix Bladewing, since he comes down much faster and can get you two dragons later in the game.

Cards like Adventurous Impulse and Vanquisher's Banner can always be helpful since one lets you sift through your deck to find what you need and the other buffs your team and rewards you for landing more dragons.

Sarkhan Unbroken would almost be decent for you, but Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Sarkhan, Fireblood would be amazing for you.

In your sideboard, cards like Relic of Progenitus, Nature's Claim, Alpine Moon, Smash to Smithereens, and Anger of the Gods are great

BMHKain on What Color Identity is best ...

4 months ago

How useful would Hellbent be as an ability be here? I'd assume that w/ so much discarding, effects requiring 0 card hands should be useful here somehow...

I wonder which ones though... Demonfire is a must here, & that Hellbent Tutor is Amazing here... What about Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker?

Ghosthunter39 on

5 months ago

I would replace Akoum Hellkite Sparktongue Dragon Stormwing Dragon Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker for Lathliss, Dragon Queen Ryusei, the Falling Star Sarkhan, Dragonsoul Sarkhan, Fireblood.

Akoum Hellkite: seems a bit lackluster.

Sparktongue Dragon: Paying 8 for a 3/3 and 3 damage?

Stormwing Dragon: is decent but lathliss is better imo

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker: Sarkhan, Fireblood is way better in my eyes

Mj3913 on Overly Ambitious Exercise: Creating a ...

5 months ago

3/5 seem creature based, so why not have W/U more spell focused? So maybe a mix of Stax, taxes, pillow fort, possibly a touch of group hug. If you want Walker creatures I would think you would have to do it like Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker or Gideon of the Trials, where one of the abilities turn them into a critter for a turn.

Eminence on walkers... could work in place of Ultimate Abilities I suppose. Wolves and Minotaurs could be an anthem or on combat thing, exalted could be "If a creature attacks alone it gains Doublestrike". The cycling/discard could be something like "whenever you discard, each opponent does as well (possibly limited to once/turn?). And the last, maybe a Norn's Annex effect.

AmoraSwiftstrike on Helm of the Host + ...

5 months ago

Interestingly enough, Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker tokens will actually die if you +1 them.

teodorofelipe on R.E.D. DRAGONS

6 months ago


Sneak Attack reasonable cost and pretty cheap to cheat dragons from hand, i never tried because i don't like so much the idea of losing them, but it is something that caught my attention.

God-Pharaoh's Gift Don't like the cost, but the ability is interesting, i didn't even knew this card, thanks for showing, but i think the problem is losing it for the discard hand mechanics or not having the mana for casting it once it is exiled.

Etali, Primal Storm Pretty good, but not a dragon lol, i'm going to get all the non dragons out as soon as they get better dragons.

Warp World Know the effect well, avoiding this kind of cost.

Archwing Dragon For many times i get him in and out, because i hate when i loose him to the discard mechanics.

Cathartic Reunion, Sunbird's Invocation and many options for "draw" in red i already used, the thing is i made the deck low costa dragons exactly for Grafted Skullcap, Avaricious Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker.

going to see your deck right now, thanks for the tips.

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