Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Legality

Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat 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

ZorrosRage on Fast and Easy Steamed Broccoli Recipe

3 weeks ago

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker also triggers can double as removal or dammge

Neotrup on Helm of the Host + ...

1 month ago

You will create a token that's a copy of what was printed on the original card, minus the word "Legendary." It will be a planeswalker, not a creature, with 3 loyalty counters. It will then gain haste, but as you are already in combat and loyalty abilities are restricted to sorcery speed, it's unlikely that the token will get to attack. As the token is always a planeswalker, the questions of what happen when it becomes a planewalker are somewhat moot.

Also worth noting, Gideon of the Trials is always a planeswalker, it's ability that turns it into a creature specifies that it's still a planeswalker. Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker is the only planeswalker that stops being a planeswalker when it becomes a creature, but when you make a copy the copy is still going to be a planeswalker, as the animating ability is not a copiable characteristic.

Catalog9000 on Helm of the Host + ...

1 month ago

What happens when I activate Gideon of the Trials 0 ability, turning him into a 4/4 Creature and than equip Helm of the Host onto him?

I move to combat and I get a second 4/4 Gideon Indestructible Creature token that also happens to be a Planeswalker. Only this one isn't Legendary.

Sooo... when we move out of combat and into my end step where Gideon reverts back to being a Planeswalker, does my token become a Planeswalker and now I have two Gideon of the Trials which I may use?

I'm sure this is bound to show up somewhere. I speculate that in this particular instance when the token becomes a Planeswalker again, it's going to check his Loyalty. I'm not entirely sure what happens now.

The Loyalty is printed on the card, therefore it enters the battlefield with that many counters on it. But counters are a non-copiable attribute of a card, so the token won't have the counters that the normal permanent will have.

But... the Loyalty IS printed on the card. Therefore, it is copiable.

So, when the token becomes a Planeswalker, it DOES gain the Loyalty counters and thus prevents it from dying... right?

And yes, this question applies to any Planeswalker that becomes a creature, such as Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker.

SteelSentry on Settle The Score

1 month ago

Jace, Cunning Castaway is one being talked about for Standard right now. If you have a list similar to the B/W walkers list I've seen around, Gideon of the Trials isn't bad to get the emblem and be out of bolt range the turn he comes down. The full list (aside from ones that don't have a 'real' ult like Gideon Jura) is:

Ajani Goldmane

Chandra Ablaze

Chandra, Bold Pyromancer

Chandra Nalaar

Elspeth Tirel

Garruk Wildspeaker

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar can anyway, but Settle allows him to live through it

Jace, Cunning Castaway

Koth of the Hammer

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Nissa, Vital Force

Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

Sarkhan Vol

Sorin, Solemn Visitor

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Tezzeret the Schemer

Tezzeret the Seeker

Vraska the Unseen

There are 3 other notable ones, who can't ultimate immediately, but activating their plus once and then using Settle the Score allows them to ult the turn after they come down:

Chandra, Torch of Defiance

Kiora, the Crashing Wave

Liliana of the Veil

Rondo on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

2 months ago

AaronEchoes: Thank you! The deck is as much fun as you think I'd be :)

Reyemile: Thank you for the suggestions :)

  • Huh, it's funny how I've stolen several Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, but never considered playing him. I think I might try him over Broodmate Dragon or Wasitora, Nekoru Queen.
  • Taurean Mauler is a dragon, he's doesn't quite fit the deck. I already have an abundance of big creatures that I don't think I need to play something niche like this.
  • Patriarch's Bidding: I agree with you! But Living Death is my budget option for it right now. When the day comes I'll be able to play both.
  • Kessig Wolf Run: I'm still worried about colored sources, but If I don't like Path of Ancestry I'll probably end up replacing it with this.
  • Herald’s Horn : I like this suggestion and I'll try the swap
  • Oracle of Mul Daya: Again, Courser is a budget option. I'll switch to Mul Daya once I acquire one.
  • Painful Truths: Here I thought Harmonize was my best option. Again, I like the swap, I'll try it at once.

  • electromancer: I do like the idea of Sarkhan the Mad. I'll probably swap him out over Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker. My issue with Heartless Summoning I already have a lot of reduction costs. For more ramp I'd probably end up playing more things that fetch actual lands. Thanks for the feedback :)

    ArchonBlue on Skred Red

    3 months 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 ...

    4 months 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?

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