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Destroy target nonartifact, nonblack creature. It can't be regenerated.
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6 hours ago
Oyyy, CJ here.
Dragons are great. You just have a few cards here that do little or nothing, or are flat out worse than other cards that perform a similar function.
Assuming the goal of the deck is "Make dragons, smash people in the face with Dragons", here are my suggestions per category:
Instant (4)1x Foul-Tongue Invocation - Weak for what it does, but fluffy. Does the exact thing as Diabolic Edict
Sorcery (3)1x Bathe in Dragonfire - Weak for what it does. Look for more efficient burn, such as Pyroclasm or Sulfuric Vortex1x Dragonstorm - Ohhh this card makes me happy. However, you need a metric ton of mana to make this work well. If you can bait out a counterspell war on your turn this would work out, but it's just so expensive. Perhaps copy this card with Panoptic Mirror? It's just so expensive, but I fully encourage experimentation with it.
Enchantment (6)1x Dragon Grip - Weak for what it does. Not a bad effect, but there are better ways to do it. Instead of spending mana to pump damage individually, try pumping ALL damage. 4 mana to 'double' damage on a 4/4 flyer is kinda meh next to Furnace of Rath as an example. 1x Dragon Mantle - See the above comment. Just weak for what it does and it tries to eat mana during your turn, which your deck is going to be starving for. 1x Form of the Dragon - This card...so fluffy. But it lowers/keeps your HP at 5. If you play this on turn 6 or 7, you're losing 30 HP ish to go to 5 life. If you play this at lower HP, then fine. Just have fun, be careful, and figure out if this is something you want in your deck.
Artifact (6)No specific items to complain about here at the time of reading. I'd recommend more mana rocks, but I always do.
And the meat of your deck, 26 creatures.
1x Dragonsoul Knight - His activated ability isn't really worth the 5 mana. I'd cut him in favor of whatever else catches your eye.
1x Mana-Charged Dragon - This guy is seriously cool. Had no idea he existed.1x Mirrorwing Dragon - This is also cool, but be careful of a Terror turning into a Wrath of God1x Mistform Warchief - Ohhh the feels. Nostalgia is real. I love this guy.
Your lands look good, minus the severe lack of basics. ;)
Suggestions: Kaalia of the VastKarrthus, Tyrant of JundBladewing the RisenDragon Tyrantand finally, the other Dragonlords including their non Dragonlord versions. (Search Atarka, for instance. Or Silumgar.)
Last tips: Card Draw and stable mana are what win EDH games. Never forget your Commanders ability to 'become' a Dragon in the Graveyard. Essentially he can reanimate a Dragon Tyrant AND give you a reanimation target. Think of cards like Animate Dead, Zombify, and other 'Return to life' effects.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Same goes for Stingscourger. I don't need the bounce effect when I'm in a colour combination swimming in removal.
3 months ago
Jasril Actually, it does! I have realized that drawing cards with black, if you don't mind the drawback, it's usually better than drawing with blue hahah.
Regarding Terror, it's there because it's an iconic card for black. But later on, I'll create some guild decks for Intermediate players, where one will learn exactly what you're mentioning: is not the same as when playing multicolored decks. Those decks will also include card contrasts like Terror vs Doom Blade vs Ultimate Price vs Go for the Throat, so an intermediate player can see the difference =)
3 months ago
If you want to talk about Gerad ( the theif) Fabiano's deck, you have to realize that that meta was very different than the current one.
When his deck was good Splinter Twin was still legal and was a format defining even warping deck. Which made the format slower because everyone had to play reactive to deal with twin being 35% of the meta.
3 months ago
unfortunately, since black card draw has a drawback normally, it ends up being better than blue at drawing cards lol
3 months ago
I actually used to have a black deck like that, I do not have the expensive cards, but this deck was fast and mono black coloured.
It had, among some other things, 4 Hidden Horror, 4 Body Snatcher, 4 Dark Ritual, 4 Animate Dead, 4 Dance of the Dead, and a combination of Scion of Darkness, Draco, and Nicol Bolas (not hard casting him anyway). I think I also had Bog Witch, and Jet Medallion in there....and certainly removal (Terror, and Dark Banishing at the time) to remove pesky blockers
Play was simple:Either turn 1 Dark ritual > Hidden Horror and then turn two animate Draco and start swinging, and remove blockers
Or turn 2 Dark ritual > Body Snatcher and then as above (if body snatchers get's killed it's even easier)
You virtually always have drawn some ramp so a turn three big bad monster was certainly no exception.