Spellbound Dragon


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare

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Spellbound Dragon

Creature — Dragon


Whenever Spellbound Dragon attacks, draw a card, then discard a card. Spellbound Dragon gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the discarded card's converted mana cost.

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Spellbound Dragon Discussion

Squirrel_of_War on Ur-mahgurd Dragurns!

3 months ago

@Torekai92: I always get tons of value out of Monastery Siege and Spellbound Dragon but it's only because I have a reaninator sub-theme so I want fatties in the yard. As for cheating in the dragons, Elvish Piper is too slow unless it has haste and for 5 mana I can cast quite a few of the dragons anyway. Dragon Arch is too narrow, some of the best creatures in here are mono-color. Belbe's Portal and Quicksilver Amulet are too slow because I need 8 mana to get out 1 dragon and If I have that much mana I can just cast it and even if it gets countered that is 1 less counter in their hand so hopefully Living Death can resolve or Rite of Replication. I do like how they get around counters and can basically flash in dragons though.Artifacts like those also make you a huge target. As for the dragons those were all decent recommendations but I'm more looking for dragons that get stupid with Rite of Replication (kicked) or that can win me the game with little or no help. ETB abilities are preferred but not required. The new Darigaaz Reincarnated seems cool but I don't know if he'll make it in yet, he seems a little clunky. I appeviate you're feedback and upvote, let me know if you think of anything else. I'll check out your deck when I have some time later.

Torekai92 on Ur-mahgurd Dragurns!

3 months ago

In my experience I tried to run Monastery Siege and Spellbound Dragon but didn't get too much out of them.

Some Dragons i'd suggest considering:

Another thing I enjoy in my version of this, The Ur-Dragon, Progenitor of Fire, is ways to cheat dragons.

Looks sweet though! +1 from me.

Wurwilf on scion of the fun dragon

4 months ago

I'm always a fan of some scion. I've been reworking my own list recently. I like to play reanimator shenanigans as much as the next guy, but it sucks when you get stuck with huge cards in your hand, like The Ur-Dragon or Nipple Bolas. The solution: Spellbound Dragon. Draw a card, pitch a card, do some good damage.

I love Cauldron Dance and your other instants, but could I interest you in a Cyclonic Rift? I hear it's a pretty good card in EDH.
I play mostly the same enchantments but I get tons of work out of Temur Ascendancy, usually.
Rite of Replication can do some dirty things with Keiga, or end the game outta nowhere with Scourge of Valkas, which you should absolutely have.
Uhh, Swords to Plowshares, Bring to Light, Birds of Paradise are all really good. I feel your pain on making a 5 color mana base on a budget, but good lands are one of the most important parts of a good deck. I've had success with the cycle of triple lands, a la Arcane Sanctum, and a full set of shocks, which was an investment. Good luck with Scion!

Double0Brennan on Ur Dragon, Elder Dragon Tribal

5 months ago


I agree that I need to have more targeted removal in order to protect my board although I'm not sure if i'm too into adding cards to cheat dragons into play.

I am going to keep all the dragon lords in for flavor although I would argue that Dragonlord Kolaghan is a haste enabler which is very important, Dragonlord Ojutai is card draw and Dragonlord Atarka is sort of targeted removal which isnt bad at all.

However I do need to remove things to add in more protection, what are your opinions on Spellbound Dragon, Painful Truths, Boneyard Scourge, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami and the Teneb, the Harvester, Intet, the Dreamer and Crosis, the Purger trio

ThallionDarkshine on Free Dragon Everywhere

6 months ago

Defense of the Heart seems like another great way to cheat out huge dragons early. Fist of Suns is another great ramp tool assuming you're able to consistently hit WUBRG early. Hypersonic Dragon feels like a fairly weak dragon, I actually like Spellbound Dragon a lot better. You could even shift the deck towards reanimation, giving you another way to cheat out dragons.

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

6 months ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.
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