Surrak Dragonclaw

Surrak Dragonclaw

Legendary Creature — Human Warrior

Flash

Surrak Dragonclaw can't be countered.

Creatures you control can't be countered.

Other creatures you control have trample.

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare
Promo Set (000) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Surrak Dragonclaw Discussion

dansei12 on HELP with budget Ur dragon

1 month ago

Trophy Mage is a great card to tutor fist and chromatic lantern if stuck.

Eerie Ultimatum does a good job of getting ur stuff back.

Tempt with Discovery might be another good cheap alternative to ramp.

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma is very good value. People often underrate this card and let it live. Usually if you play this on seven lands, you can play another 5 mana dragon afterwards and your commander next turn.

Sarkhan's Unsealing is also pretty nuts in this kind of deck.

I quite used to like Surrak Dragonclaw when I ran a cheaper version of this deck. Makes your things un-counterable and is a trample enabler with flash.

Cheeky Dragons here is my version of a Ur Dragon Build :)

Cheers

Molesto-the-Egregious on Nikya's House of Pain

4 months ago

Looks like my kind of Deck! had something close to this with Surrak Dragonclaw as the commander because my meta is counter heavy. Sunder Shaman was always a card that came in clutch for me.

Did you also crack a mystery booster box?!

golgarigirl on Illuna, Apex of Wishes

5 months ago

I'm not going to deny that this deck is, indeed, full of Temur good stuff...but as for strategy, it looks to be very scattershot. If we're playing Illuna as a straight value engine, which seems to be the case, we can get away with just a lot of raw power...but I would not sacrifice synergy for it as well. Synergy is the most powerful thing a deck can do.

Example: Purphoros, God of the Forge loves tokens. You have a decent token compliment in here... Xyris, the Writhing Storm, Avenger of Zendikar, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Master of Waves. But this is a relatively small portion of your deck. Plus a lot of them require extra work to really do their job...landfall and/or elementals for Omnath, blue pips for Master, symmetrical card draw for Xyris. And to top it off, most of the Mutate creatures we want to play to keep Illuna going do not help this strategy much. If this is what you want to be doing, it needs more focus.

One thing I see when looking at Illuna and similar creatures like Itali is how it's ability looks like Cascade, and how well that works with proper top-deck set-up. More reliable scry might do good, or even just incidental scry on spells where you can find it. Nissa, Steward of Elements comes to mind. We're also missing the BEST mutate creature Sawtusk Demolisher. Surrak Dragonclaw looks like trouble to me, because you know he's going to be the ONLY dude on your field when you desperately need to fire off some mutate card.

TDemers on The Ur-Companion

5 months ago

Here are my thoughts on your suggestions:

Numot, the Devastator As you said in your previous message, his trigger is conditional+mana. Are you suggesting that in this case the effect is worth it? For some poor soul, two blown up lands can be devastating.

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund is not in my deck since my meta is Control Magic heavy. One player runs a Merieke Ri Berit deck and another runs Braids, Conjurer Adept. Braids will be awesome for me to drop dragons for free but he has alot of clone effects in his deck, making Karrthus a big liability.

Sarkhan Unbroken was in my initial draft but I ended up cutting him.. a mistake on my part? Are you usually happy to draw him vs a dragon or a more interactive card?

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is an awesome card.. already on my short list to add if I can find room for it.

I blew by Sarkhan the Mad during my research, not being overly impressed by his first two abilities. I usually don't put too much value on the ultimate since they are rarely attained... however this madman can ult on turn 1, which I missed. I suppose it can be a kill blow with a large board presence, is that why you are recommending him? It's kind of a win-more card isn't it? Worth the slot?

Jegantha's mana can only be used to pay for colored mana, therefore only reducing Dragonstorm down to 8 CMC, however I can see that even with a storm count of 1 or 2 this can be a powerhouse finisher. What's your experience with it?

I see Maelstrom Wanderer often in various decklists.. I fail to see the appeal. He's not a dragon, and there are already many haste enablers in the deck for much cheaper, so it must be the cascade, cascade. I'm not a fan of the variability here, with my luck it will hit a couple of 2-3 CMC ramp/removal.

I have been on the receiving end of Xenagos, God of Revels enough to know that it would be a true powerhouse in this deck. Added to shortlist.

My meta is not control heavy, pass on Surrak Dragonclaw for now.

Summary:

Yes: Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Xenagos, God of Revels

Maybe?: Numot, the Devastator, Sarkhan Unbroken, Sarkhan the Mad, Dragonstorm

No: Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Maelstrom Wanderer, Surrak Dragonclaw

I am forever grateful for all the help you have provided so far! Having said that... what I am most likely in need of next is more discussion on what cards I could cut.

NeonEndymion on The Ur-Companion

5 months ago

And in the course of sticking my foot in my mouth w/r/t your companion restrictions at least a few times over, I thought of a few suggestions that do meet the restrictions and that your companion could help you ramp out more reliably:

Dragons: Numot, the Devastator, Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

Walkers: Sarkhan Unbroken, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Sarkhan the Mad

Payoff/enablers: Dragonstorm, Maelstrom Wanderer, Xenagos, God of Revels (fights with the CMC of companion, though), Surrak Dragonclaw (if meta is control heavy)

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