Scourge of Valkas

Scourge of Valkas

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever Scourge of Valkas or another Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, it deals X damage to target creature or player, where X is the number of Dragons you control.

{R}: Scourge of Valkas gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Latest Decks as Commander

Scourge of Valkas Discussion

MrKillStar on Bow before Draconic King!!! | M21 Update

1 month ago

Not really fun of this deck, if I dont count that expensive mana base and "all cool cards together", but... with Animate Dead, I recommend running Worldgorger Dragon, if you and your playgroup are OK with some infinite combos. combo explained here
With something like: Scourge of Valkas / Terror of the Peaks / Dragon Tempest / etc., you can deal infintie damage to all creatures/opponents.

Pyrra on What's Your Favorite Deck?

1 month ago

Scion of the Ur-Dragon. so many neat interactions like transforming into different things when unblocked depending on the situation. surprise Balefire Dragon, nichol bolas, or even Moltensteel Dragon then Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon in the same turn for instant KO. or Teneb, the Harvester to reanimate something.

or i just dump all my mana into the ability during an opponents end step right before my turn, to load up the grave for a Patriarch's Bidding or Primevals' Glorious Rebirth with a haste guy like Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund. this also triggers a ton of damage off of Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest

mobizque on $40 Bullying Dragons

1 month ago

ellie-is, my thinking on Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge is that with all the removal from instants, board wipes, and Dragon Tempest (which I'm really running 8 of with Scourge of Valkas), I should end up with a ton of artifacts off of Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge's removal trigger. I'm actually running Anger of the Gods over Pyroclasm specifically to wipe my little support creatures. I figure by the time I can cast anger of the gods with dragons on the table, I'll have enough mana to cast dragons without the servants. In the meantime Gadrak is a good blocker.

Avaricious Dragon is a boss. Thunderbreak Regent is a bully. They're great.

Magma Jet makes good sense. I like the flavor of the dragon creatures, so I'm not going with the changelings, but I think I can do without Draconic Roar.

Thanks for the suggestions!

ellie-is on $40 Bullying Dragons

1 month ago

Avaricious Dragon is amazing. I personally wouldn't run Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge in a deck with only 4 artifacts, even as a one-of. Sarkhan's Whelp or Dragon Egg are half-decent if you really want a 3-drop, though if it's just about cheap to cast dragons, there's also Taurean Mauler and Fire-Belly Changeling.

Universal Automaton could do a passable budget impression of Slumbering Dragon too if you want to make sure you have lots of cards to trigger Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas. Since it costs colorless, you can cast it t1 with Zhalfirin Void and cast it for free with Dragonlord's Servant after you play a dragon tempest or scourge of valkas.

I personally ran Pyroclasm instead of Anger of the Gods in my deck because it doesn't kill the servants, but that's a matter of personal preference. I also like Magma Jet over Draconic Roar as the scry can be really relevant and with a deck like this you're usually dealing enough damage all at once late game that those 3 points of damage early on don't matter so much. You do lose out on flavor points, though.

Finally, if you feel like you need more cheap creature removal until you've started casting dragons (which I recommend), Flame Slash is a very decent budget replacement to Skred.

I hope at least some of that helps!

Conuai on Bloas and the Bois

2 months ago

A few thoughts:

1) Does Dark Intimations work with Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip? I don't think it does. Intimations says "when you cast a Bolas planeswalker..." you exile it, but you never cast Bolas, the Arisen. It transforms/enters play. It could be I'm wrong on that one, but I'm not sure if Intimations is playable without a Bolas Planeswalker in the deck it can effect.

2) With so many dragons in your deck, I think you might want to invest more in mana rocks to ramp up to them. I know it's a killer to take out gas for the less exciting ramp, but the biggest hurdle I come across with my Bolas deck is having enough mana to cast my dragons.

3) You might want to pick up a copy of Scourge of Valkas. It's a Dragon Tempest on a Dragon body, so I prefer it. But even in addition, it's good to have some redundancy.

Conuai on nicol bolas

2 months ago

I'm not personally wild on Basalt Monolith. Whether that's something you should take out or not, I highly recommend Dragon's Hoard for any deck with this many dragons. It's a great mana rock that offers essentially free card draw. Last time I looked it was maybe $2 to pick up a copy.

You also might want to pick up Scourge of Valkas to either replace or enhance Dragon Tempest. Scourge of Valkas is on a Dragon body, which is a big plus, and as I recall it's also pretty cheap to pick up. I know that Terror of the Peaks is getting a bunch of attention since it just came out (and I like it, too), but Scourge of Valkas is (in a Dragons deck like this) almost a cheaper upgrade of the original in the right circumstances.

ellie-is on Ellie's Dragons

2 months ago

MilkmanMatty: There's also Dragonlord's Servant for ramp-ish and Avaricious Dragon for draw, but your point stands. I'm definitely gonna try Dragon's Hoard, just gotta figure out what to take out for it and how many to run.

Definitely want Terror of the Peaks too, its price is just a little too much for me right now, especially in multiples. But it often deals more damage than Scourge of Valkas, triggers with the mana creatures, and has more colorless mana to have reduced by them, so it's definitely a worthy inclusion and I'm gonna add it on a future upgrade for sure.

Thanks for the help!

MilkmanMatty on Ellie's Dragons

2 months ago

I would say that Dragon's Hoard is almost required. This deck suffers from poor Card Advantage as it stands; with only Sarkhan, Fireblood bringing in the worst kind of CA: discard first. Dragon's Hoard can then also be used as ramp since the only ramp-ish card in the deck currently is Marauding Raptor.

I'm surprised you haven't added Terror of the Peaks considering you love Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest. Since Terror of the Peaks would proc off your Marauding Raptor.

Load more