Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

ArchonBlue on Skred Red

2 weeks ago

I dig it, I might consider Chandra, Flamecaller and Hazoret the Fervent in place of Wurmcoil Engine and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker. I think the latter two cards are good, but the former two have more synergy with your deck and what it's trying to do.

sylvannos on Will the Adventures of the ...

1 month ago

@RicketyEng: I thought he helped send Sarkhan Vol back in time to help Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, no? Then Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker became Sarkhan Unbroken? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Geralf_Cecani on Mono red card advantage

4 months ago

So I'm making a Neheb, the Eternal commander deck and (obviously) I'm having issues with recurrable card draw. I thought about using "exile the top card of you library, you may play that card until end of turn" type spells, but there are only four recurrable ones, one of which is fine, Outpost Siege, but the others all have some massive downsides,such as Chandra, Pyromaster's inability to tick up if you use that ability constantly and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip turning into a shitty land. And Chandra, Torch of Defiance costs the earth, and will continue to do so until Kaladesh rotates out of standard. Those last two dom't even hit lands anyway. So I then bit the bullet and decided to use Grafted Skullcap since it combos with Pyromancer's Swath and all, but the only cards that I could find that had a similar effect were Avaricious Dragon and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker! As his ultimate! Help a guy out, and throw me some recurrable card draw in mono red that can secure my land drops early game (so no Staff of Nin lol) for an affordable price (I wish I could afford Mind's Eye...)

Hyperalgialysis on BR Dragons

4 months ago

Where to begin. First off, we are going to pretend everything you have here doesn't exsist and start from scratch. You need 4 each of Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant. Using this as a starting point we see that red will be the primary colorwe are using splashing black for some poweful dragons and spells. Knowing this we should make sure that most of the dragons you use are only 1 black mana in the cost if possible. Depending on budget, shock and fetch lands would be ideal, but things like Foreboding Ruins Dragonskull Summit Smoldering Marsh and Canyon Slough can all be used to great effect. Some quality dragons to include you don't have in the list we discarded include Dragonlord Kolaghan Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury Mirrorwing Dragon Malfegor Archwing Dragon Thunderbreak Regent and Stormbreath Dragon. Now lets move to some on theme cards you could use to help get you to the later game. Foul-Tongue Invocation Draconic Roar Dragon Tempest Crux of Fate Crucible of Fire Sarkhan the Mad and Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker. Finally these are a few quality rakdos color cards that are all very good in any rakdos deck. Read the Bones Blighting Terminate Dreadbore Slaughter Games. Just some helpful info. If you play casually, then just have fun and play as you wish, the above suggestions are for a semi competitive modern deck. Modern isnt a very cheap format so expect to spend some cash to get what you need. Get lands first, then cost reduction guys, then removal/enabler spells and finally round out the dragons. Also aside from the 8 cost reducers only run 2 max of any legend, and no more than 3 of anything that costs 5. If it is more than 5 only run 2 as you will likely have a hard time casting it. Good luck

TuckerMTG on Lightning Is Prohibited (Izzet)

4 months ago

Gigantoplasm, Control Magic, Aethersnatch, and Stroke of Genius are not legal in modern. I would replace them with more copies of Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker and Elixir of Immortality.

clayperce on Serious Ponza

4 months ago

Thanks much for the kudos!

Boom/Bust is definitely a powerful card, but IMO it's much better in a more controlling deck like Blue Moon or a Nahiri deck. Ponza's designed to have 3 or 4 Mana on Turn 2 (there's a 60% chance of 3 and 16% chance of 4 ... and it's even better if you consider mulligans), so there's really no point in the game where we'd want Boom over the better 3- and 4-drop Land Destruction options. And the deck never wants Bust ... we need a bunch of mana ourselves (ironically, one of the best ways to beat us is by messing with our Lands). And sure, it can be hilarious if we already have a threat out ... but if they have removal we're SOL. And if they don't have removal, we would probably have won anyways, without the Bust. :-)

Goblin Dark-Dwellers is ok, but it's just REALLY hard to compete with the other great 5-drop options like Stormbreath Dragon (much better evasion, plus Protection from White), Primal Command (much more versatile), and Thragtusk (much harder to remove, plus the life gain is superb in many match-ups). I personally like Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker better too, because he always adds value ... sometimes GDD is kind of a whiff.

Thanks though, I haven't thought about either card in a while, and I always appreciate the chance to re-think a card as the meta and my playstyle change.

Cis4Courtney13 on Red green hydra-dragon deck

4 months ago

Have you considered Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker? Might be a good fit!

blast_shark on ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM

4 months ago

I'm usually not a fan of aggro, but this zoo deck actually looks pretty fun to play. I think that Xenagos, the Reveler might find a pretty good home here; not sure what you would cut, maybe Ball Lightning or something like it? Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker might also be a good inclusion over Stormbreath Dragon. I tend to like Sarkhan in more situations, but it's really just personal preference.

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