Legendary Creature — Dragon Avatar
Eminince — As long as The Ur-Dragon is in the command zone or on the battlefield, other Dragon spells you cast cost less to cast.
Whenever one or more Dragons you control attack, draw that many cards, then you may put a permanent card from your hand onto the battlefield.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , Forkbeard|
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|Secret Lair (SLD)||Mythic Rare|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
The Ur-Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
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The Ur-Dragon Discussion
3 weeks ago
Have you also thought about Necromancer's Covenant? That enchantment seems like a cool way to abuse what sounds like a heavy creature deck in your meta. It would give you a good amount of tokens late game which has synergy with Corpse Knight and Wayward Servant. It would also give all your zombies lifelink which could help offset some of the damage, especially from some of the crazy damage The Ur-Dragon can dish out (he is also in my meta).
Not sure how you feel on some removal, but Imprisoned in the Moon and Oubliette can take care of some pesky commanders for a while, and Teferi's Protection can be a save for when someone is about to win.
4 weeks ago
Hey meilers! Thanks! Glad you like the deck. :) My group's meta is flyer and beater heavy with decks like The Ur-Dragon, Xyris, the Writhing Storm, Kozilek, the Great Distortion. I love the idea of Thassa in your deck, but you have a lot more ETB effects than I do, so I feel like it'd waste a slot in mine. I was in need of good card draw and was on the fence for Graveborn Muse since it can drain scary amounts of your own life, but I'll give it a try! Liliana, Untouched By Death and Expedition Map seem amazing as well but I don't know what I'd cut out for them at this point.
4 weeks ago
Basically, this ability for recursion is similar to Athreos, Shroud-Veiled, Praetor's Counsel, and Tamiyo, the Moon Sage. I would word it like Athreos's ability, when it dies or gets exiled "return it to it's owner's hand." You don't need to say instead. You also don't need to say "if one or more" since it doesn't matter how many times the ability triggers since the result will be the same in the end. "If one or more" is a phrase meant to nerf an ability like The Ur-Dragon so you don't get ridiculous. Also, you can't put opponent's creatures into your hand, so you have to say it goes to it's owner's hand. I would also add that the dryad only triggers off of "other" creatures dying or being exiled. It would be very difficult to remove otherwise if it could eternally recur itself. I think it fits a green-white ability well. Green gets it from the yard, white gets it from exile.
1 month ago
There's another dragon combo that I would think is really good at killing people. It would be attacking with Scourge of the Throne, then transforming into The Ur-Dragon to get a ton of damage in. If his power is boosted by even 1, it'll kill a player.
1 month ago
Pestie89 depends, the latest major update as mentioned above is from July 27th. I'm not surprised for Kaalia, tho personally I'm not a fan of the card and won't run it. I strongly dislike Dragonlord's Servant and Dragonspeaker Shaman. They're not bad cards but they're far less efficient than straightforward ramp. First of all it's a discount on a body, which I don't run except for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, because obviously it's susceptible for removal, and the colorless mana cost really is not a problem. Plus, The Ur-Dragon's discount with colorless is sufficient enough, you don't want to risk having too much of these cards while you'd never have enough lands. I'd rather run a 2 and 3CMC ramp spell instead because lands are less susceptible to removal and you're colour fixing which is extremely important.
2 months ago
Hey Draknoz! Thanks for your suggestions!
Card draw is very important! I do have trouble finding slots for it, though. Burst draw is pretty conditional, and if I have a dragon out I will always have another thing of higher priority to play, but I will get Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner, Garruk's Uprising and Elemental Bond, if I can find spots for them. I had Kindred Discovery in the deck (Bought a japanese printing of The Ur-Dragon precon for cheap) but had to take it out because it was being underused for such a high mana cost.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on what to cut!
2 months ago
So im make an avatar tribal deck was wondering if i should go good old Progenitus or should i go Child of Alara, since Karona, False God is a unfaithful slut that never stands by your side (and is kinda bad unless you build around her) and both Scion of the Ur-Dragon and The Ur-Dragon care only about dragons and Niv-Mizzet Reborn cares about non-mono colors and 90ish% of avatars are mono colored
2 months ago
Thanks for your suggestions! I just played (and lost) a couple of games with The Ur-Dragon. Maybe with different ratios of color, I'll add more basics and see how it goes. I might cut some of the tri-lands and add battle lands. I'm a bit worried about battle lands because it will be disappointing if they ETB tapped, although replacing some of my worse mana rocks with basic land ramp might fix this. Cascading Cataracts will also help my mana, and I can also look into getting cards like Chromatic Orrery.
Great suggestions and I would like to hear more, especially dragon recommendations and dragon cuts. I really need early game blockers going up against Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale and Sisay, Weatherlight Captain decks.