Sunscorch Regent

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Sunscorch Regent

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Sunscorch Regent and you gain 1 life.

Sunscorch Regent Discussion

Ripwater on Killing with Karlov

1 week ago

I'm back cause I saw your update hahah ;-)

I see you are trying to force more lifegain triggers, I would play any other card with extort wich is not the Pontiff.... The pontiff is way to costly to put down and you basically play him for his extort trigger, the fact that he gives it to everything seems really good but often you don't have the mana to pay up...

If you look for more lifegain triggers and about the same CMC go for Patron of the Kitsune it's a 5/6 flyer (thats already better than the pontiff + it triggers on EACH attack trigger, wich will probably trigger more than the Sunscorch Regent :-)

Slap in a Eight-and-a-Half-Tails and you can cast him on instant speed if needed + the Eight Tales is completely underrate, protecting ALL your permanents for only 3 mana and the ability to make Karlov unblockable...

And now that we are on the subject of unblockable/protection, Mother of Runes and the new Giver of Runes are an absolute auto include in your deck. Eight-tales and Mother did soooo much work and basically protected karlov on instant speed from spot removal and on the offense make him unblockable if they play the right color combo. Now that you als get the Giver of Runes it's even better. Trust me on this one, it will make your life so much easier! Nothing sucks more than when your fat Karlov get's nuked down, and turn 1 mother of runes, turn 2 karlov is most of the time GG for at least 1 player at the table.

Another absolute powerhouse in my deck was Ajani, Caller of the Pride at only 3 mana he often hit my board around turn 3/4 where Karlov was already 6/6, it's really not that hard if you have a turn one Soul Warden and then suddenly Karlov is a 6/6 flying doublestrike in turn 3, needless to say you often removed 1 opponent around turn 4-5 :)

As usual really hope this tips will help you a bit more!

Izu_Korasu on Dragon Knights

1 week ago

you may be better off pretending its a mono-white deck with Khorvath Brightflame at the helm. Which isnt that far off from the list -the few bulk dragons.

It may be tedious, but adding lands will help immensely, both from a "commander decks with partner have a 98 card deck" stance, but also help you tune the manabase to fit your curve and deckoverall.

budget knights like Benalish Marshal , Kabira Vindicator , Lightwielder Paladin , Riftmarked Knight , and Valiant Knight may be taking a look at, as are some less budget like Knight Exemplar or Kinsbaile Cavalier

if you are interested in more dragons, Ancestor Dragon , Scalelord Reckoner , Sunscorch Regent , Dream Pillager , Moltensteel Dragon and Tyrant's Familiar may be a good starting point.

i would also consider cards like Sigiled Sword of Valeron , Gideon's Phalanx , Militant Angel , Waylay or cards like Changeling Hero

that all being said, best of luck in completing the deck .... i may have to built a KNIGHT deck now (with a dragon commander)

KibaAlpha on Reyhan and Ishai's Counterattack

3 weeks ago

Last_Laugh

I've been looking at that card for the last 5 days vs. what it shuts down in my deck. I'm at the point now of just convincing myself it's worth it which I know it is. What it would shut down within my playgroup is.....beautiful.

The downside is the cards of mine it shuts off and what cards I could replace those with.

As good as it is I also have to look at how it affects Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker , Managorger Hydra and Sunscorch Regent as they won't be growing as large or as quickly now.

I wonder if adding Void Winnower is worth it if I go that route.

jessedictor on Phelddagrif Group Hug

3 weeks ago

I'm assuming you:

Route 1) Stength Draw with Worse Creature Tempo

Cut cards that are good tempo plays but otherwise don't help you win by drawing cards. The idea is that you draw into Approach of the Second Sun , cast it, and then trigger your draw abilities to be able to cast it again very quickly. I assume this deck isn't trying to be super competitive. I added a little recursion for toolbox, while still being group hug.

Cut

Add

Side Note: I really don't like Sunscorch Regent but I get why he's in the deck as part of a wincon. I just feel Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Pir, Imaginative Rascal are very similar and provide much more to the deck in an obvious way, but they cost $8 as a pair so I didn't want to formally recommend them.

Have Simic Ascendancy , cast Toothy, Imaginary Friend and Pir, Imaginative Rascal , draw 5 cards with in game triggers which puts 10 on toothy which puts 20 on Simic Ascendancy .

wallisface on

1 month ago

Nice reply, and i agree with most of what you’ve said. I’m also someone who would rather brew than netdeck. I think a lot of my “lifegain” gripes come from introducing players to magic and seeing them overvaluing the mechanic, leading to a long line of “bad decks” until they work out that life totals don’t represent who’s ahead.

You mention my vagueness in suggestions thus far, and i do agree - i’ve been waiting to hear from EpoH to see what they actually want this deck to do.

If i were to make an actual suggestion of deck changes, it’s be:

-4 Felidar Sovereign

-1 Serra Avatar

-4 Soulmender

-2 Elixir of Immortality

-4 Sunbeam Spellbomb

-2 Rest for the Weary

-4 Chaplain's Blessing

-2 Sunspring Expedition

+2 Aerial Responder

+4 Oblivion Ring

+4 Serene Steward

+3 Sunscorch Regent

+3 Syndic of Tithes

+4 Soul Warden

+2 Murder Investigation

+1 Plains

This removes a lot of the “pointless” lifegain cards, while still offering a lot of life for the Pridemate. It lets you actually interact with your opponent (the Ring), and Murder Investigations help you safeguard a bulky Pridemate. But this would make a completely different deck, and might not be what EpoH is after (hence my hesitation to suggest anything)

The-Salt-King on Oloro Wants to Cuddle in Bed

1 month ago

Sunscorch Regent Is a very fun card in multiplayer EDH. Plus he triggers well with Cliffhaven Vampire and Crested Sunmare for multiple pings and tokens on every player's endstep : p

HunterClaise on Karlov the Undying (Life Gain Deck)

3 months ago

Ripwater

I have no problem playing against Voltron I've just never been a huge fan of playing it myself. Voltron decks are interesting. Just not my particularl style.

I'm glad to see my explation of Sun's Champion helped out a little! Even though I love the card, and it has a very special place in my heart (one of the first Planeswalkers I ever opened) I sadly had to cut it long ago.

I do like Tablet of the Guilds . It's an interesting card that I honestly didn't know existed. I may slot it in just to test in out and see how things go.

You're completly correct about Eight-and-a-Half-Tails ! I was so tired last night while typing my reply back that I didn't even process it said "Permanent" and not creature. This card may make the list after all. Thank you!

I was thinking of making a cut for Archangel of Thune and you may be right about Divinity of Pride . It's one of those cards I've played with since the first edition of this deck so it just kinda blends in. I'll definitely slot it in and give it a try.

I still stand fairly firm on Sunscorch Regent , but I may also slot him in to see if he's actually better than I'm thinking. I'll let you know.

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite has done a surprising amount of work in this deck actually. That may just be because of my meta, but I love having her in the deck. She's a good card that's caused me to win more than one game. As you said, that -2/-2 static ability is a power house!

Once again thank you for your suggestions and the replies. I'll definitely test some of these cards out and let you know. Feel free to comment here or message me if you want to discuss anything!

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Sunscorch Regent occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.02%