Skyline Despot


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare

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Skyline Despot

Creature — Dragon


When Skyline Despot enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you're the monarch, put a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

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Skyline Despot Discussion

MegaMatt13 on Who needs a Scion, when Ur-the Dragon?!

1 week ago

Really like your deck! :)

I have 2 dragons to suggest that both put in a lot of work in my version:

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury: The power boost he gives to each dragon for each dragon attacking is insane. The dash ability is nice when using him and his anthem effect as a finisher.

Dragon Broodmother: Similar to Scourge of Valkas, the triple red casting cost is a bit gross, but she performs really well. Her dragon tokens during every player's upkeep combos well with Dragon Tempest, Scourge of Valkas, Kindred Discovery, Utvara Hellkite, and all the Fate Reforged "whenever a dragon attacks". She also just provides chump blockers to help buffer against retaliation strikes.

In terms of what to cut...perhaps Skyline Despot? You're running enough other card draw and giving yourself the monarchy just gives people an extra reason to attack you. Is it worth the 7 drop spot? Also , maybe Karrthus as others have suggested. I'd be scared of some black deck killing him and then reanimating him stealing all your dragons! That may be more of a concern depending on meta. My meta loves graveyard shenanigans like that.

My version if you're interested: The Ur Dragon's Raging Rainbow Friends

Derpsofdoom on The Ur-Dragon Initiative

1 week ago

@MegaMatt13: Hey there Matt. Glad you enjoy reading my dissertations. I am also glad that you agree with the servants removal. I just think for what he does, it just seems lackluster and having a dork that can make mana for any spell is much more relevant. Selvala's Stampede is game winning when played on turn 3. Also yes, I played Selvala's Stampede on turn 3 in a game. It got me my Deathrite Shaman, Hellkite Tyrant(who proceeded to steal my opponents Chromatic Lantern), and a Savage Ventmaw. The ramp that game was so good. Nobody caught up and my dragons just ate everything.

One reason why I didn't add Dragon Broodmother is because I don't own her and the fact that she costs 3 red and 1 green as a requirement scares me a little, but I understand why one puts her in. She is good, however, another card I have considered was Skyline Despot. Become the monarch and make tokens if you keep the monarch, seem pretty decent.

I have also consider Phyrexian Arena, which when combined with Sunscorch Regent, basically kills off the negative side effect of the arena. I also really want to add back in Herald’s Horn. The discount and potential card draw is nice, have there been times it has whiffed, yes it has, but it still does its job well. No clue where to put it right now. I personally like Herald’s Horn over Dragonspeaker Shaman but I can understand the dispute that is coming from this. I really think I prefer cost reduction spells to be in form of enchantments and artifacts instead of creatures.

VexenX on Who needs a Scion, when Ur-the Dragon?!

1 week ago



Derpsofdoom: Sorry for the delayed response! I just got back from a trip. I really appreciate your feedback! Most of the changes I made were aided by your feedback, thank you for that! I have been mainly playing this list on Xmage because I has been hard to go to my LGS. I am looking forward to giving these changes a try!

superluke1, ephemeralAubade, SLP_500, irongills, somedumbjerk, and Macharius5622 let me know what you think about the changes!

I am hoping that Bloom Tender is reprinted, it is not worth $30 if you ask me.

Jimmy_Chinchila on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Impressive build and description. My only real suggestion would be to not have cards be in more than 1 custom category, but that's more just a personal preference for ease of reading. Great work, can see the time that's gone into it.

The deck list is solid, but a few other options to consider: Crackling Doom solid removal against things like Voltron, also a fan of Mortify, Mizzium Mortars and Kolaghan's Command. Skyline Despot, Boltwing Marauder, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury could be fun. Athreos, God of Passage can abuse stuff like High Priest and Selfless Spirit, I also like Iroas, God of Victory for when you want to put the politicking aside and go in for the kill.


Hexbringer0 on How to train Ur-Dragon

2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for chiming in with a well written and reasoned responce, smiffdemon!!!

Today I added Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and Skyline Despot. Gonna have to order anything else like the Dragonlords it seems, as my LGS seems to be fresh out.

Having trouble justifying fist of the suns, just because it is such a dead draw late game, unless i am trying to cast The Ur-Dragon. Which make it is awesome but i am also having trouble finding anything in here to remove for it. The non-budget dragons, including Dragonlord Dromoka, and the other two you suggested, will take some time to get a hold of.

Thanks so much again for your input.

smiffdemon on How to train Ur-Dragon

2 weeks ago

fist of the suns is going to help you cast your expensive dragons a LOT. I def recommend putting that in.

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund is essential of course, but if you needed a budget alternative to the Tyrant, Dragonlord Kolaghan will give your guys haste. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is an awesome combo-card and will give you card advantage all while pinging your opponents or their creatures. He goes infinite with Curiosity Ophidian Eye Snake Umbra and Keen Sense

Skyline Despot is a good dragon that produces more dragons and gives you Monarch which helps you with drawing cards as well. If someone takes monarch away from you, just throw down Stormbreath Dragon and make him monstrous, punish those control players that like to draw cards. Moonveil Dragon gives all your creatures firebreathing and that can be crazy. Dragon Mage can reset your hand and mess up an opponent or two at the same time. Scourge of the Throne is bonkers if you can afford it.

Xenagos, God of Revels + Atarka, World Render + your commander is an instant kill with commander damage.

Play a few multicolored spells with Ramos, Dragon Engine on the field and then produce some mana with him and throw down Dragonstorm. Whats better than playing cool dragons for FREE?

VexenX on Who needs a Scion, when Ur-the Dragon?!

2 weeks ago

xstuffstuffstuffx: I respect your opinion my friend, but the two commanders are trying to accomplish different things.

Derpsofdoom: I am glad you like the latest update! I am planning on making another one based on some of your comments and some play testing.

Mana dorks are important for this deck! The faster you get out your horde of dragons the better!!! Somberwald Sage is an all-star! Three mana of color is a ton on turn four, even if it only of one color! That just means you get a dragon with CMC 8 or less on your forth turn! If you have one other source of ramp, that is your commander!

Lurking Predators hit the field as SOON as I get my hands on it! It rocks people worlds! Worse case senerio it is a free scry effect because you MAY put the card on the bottom!

I simply didn't own another Mirari's Wake and Sylvan Library, but I just bought some more, so they are going in! While I am at it, here are all the cards I want to add right now:

What do you think I could do to fit these cards in???

Jamminmagician: Let me tell you from personal experience, Sarkhan Unbroken is a beast! Ramps and draws = Yes! Makes Dragons = YES. Maybe just wins you the game with horde of dragons? = OH YES!. I am not basing his impact off of his ult at all, trust me!

Your other suggestions are defenitly something to think about!!! I have only gotten a few games in so far with this deck. I am mainly using the precon to do an escalation league with some friends, then it will be all hands on deck! (No pun intended)

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