Creature — Dragon
Whenever a dragon creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, Thunderbreak Regent deals 3 damage to that player.
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|Dragons of Tarkir (DTK)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Thunderbreak Regent occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Thunderbreak Regent Discussion
3 days ago
Even though cycling is important to ditch bricks in your hand, it's also good to have targets that incentivise you to discard, like Bladewing's Thrall .
I know it may look like without being able to cast it that's an uselees card. However, since you're adding discard spells to the deck, it becomes possible to effectively use it. Also, you'd never want to cast it anyway. Four mana por a "vanilla" 3/3 is never a good deal.
Another good discard target would be Anger . By having it in your graveyard all of your creatures automatically have haste, regardless of their types, while also not requiring any mana investiment. Just to provide an example:
- Turn 2 and you have two mana. Instead of spending two mana to cast Dragon Tempest and "losing" the turn, by discarding Anger through Faithless Looting or Cathartic Reunion you'll have simultaneously set up your creatures to have haste while also getting card advantage.
Still on the discard topic, there is a card that can also help you cycle through your deck while cheapening the cost of your dragons, and that is Hazoret's Monument . It's more resilient than Dragonspeaker Shaman and reduces the cost of all of red creatures instead of just dragons.
A great card for any dragon deck is Thunderbreak Regent as it's cheap and gives amazing protection to your dragons.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I like the idea of the deck, but I would personally play it more control-based. if I had to add some sort of ramp I'd definitely go for Sylvan Caryatid and rather than duo lands I'd use more fetch lands. I may discredit myself completely here but... Evolving Wilds . Also dropping an island for Sarkhan Unbroken is an alternative. Sarkhan the Masterless is also a good card against aggro once you start having some board pressence, and tons of removals and board wipes. Languish if you have big enough dragons is a good option for removal. Also I'd reduce the number of dragons, With 3 Stormbreath Dragon , a full playset of Thunderbreak Regent and some huge threat like Atarka, World Render . Once you drop Atarka and have 2 dragons in play you win.
1 month ago
Thanks for the feedback Snap157! I've been thinking about replacing Crucible of Fire and Thundermaw Hellkite does look like a good card, at least for the sideboard to swap in when playing against a lot of flying. I'm not as sure about Stormbreath Dragon though. The Monstrosity-cost seems a bit high and the damage a bit situational. I've also had my eye on Thunderbreak Regent and I think it could be a good upgrade too.
2 months ago
MJS154, I completely see where you're getting at and faster killing is always nice, however I don't quite agree on the CMC ramping part.
Mana-Wise I've got Everflowing Chalice (cann be cast for 2 mana aswell) to get me 1 more mana a tad quicker or for 3 mana I've got Skittering Surveyor which lets me grab a mountain and is a nice early game block to creature threats.
It might not be the fastest burner out there but it's one hell of a hitter :)
(p.s. the thing I fear most is Deflecting Palm which my friend runs in his monk-bestow deck) (p.p.s. Satyr Hedonist is exactly what I needed for my gruul deck, thanks!)
2 months ago
You are correct in that Coalition Relic is better than Manalith - in the right deck. I have no methods of proliferate or tap-dance. As a result, I can not pile charge counters onto the Relic. Effectively, all I will ever get out of it at one time is a single mana of the color of my choice. This is the same value I get out of Manalith , for the exact same CMC. It's not that Relic is bad - it's that my deck is not designed to optimize it.
Heart of Ramos is an amazingly beautiful card. I run the Relics in a lot of decks. I actually run Eye of Ramos and Skull of Ramos in my Silumgar, the Drifting Death deck for that very reason. The reason I did not include it within this deck is simply because I don't have need for a lot of stones. The ones I do have seem fine enough. Sure, I could get 1x additional , but I don't think in this particular deck is worth the slot for the card for a one-time use. In other words, to me the value of +1 in addition to the normally produced is less valuable than a card that remains on the field.
I honestly overlooked Thran Dynamo . Totally forgot it. I think I should replace Gilded Lotus . The triple colorless is easy to overcome since I'm only using one color, and it works perfect for mana dedicated toward stones. It might not speed up my deck by a whole lot, but it will see some slight improvement. Also, it gives me another card to free-cast off of Sunbird's Invocation when I cast my limited number of 4-drop spells, such as Crucible of Fire and Thunderbreak Regent .
Ruination and Winter Orb are great locks on the game. I could very easily slip them into the deck. The reason I don't want to is merely because I'm not that kind of player. It's not a bad suggestion; It's that I don't feel comfortable sitting down with a group of people and basically telling them they can't play Magic. If I wanted to do that, I'd play mono-blue ;)
The reason I literally run zero Instant and / or Sorcery spells is because I needed to make room for all my Dragons! Haha, joking aside the reason I didn't go with these in this deck is because I specifically sought out Dragons and Enchantments that have Instant / Sorcery-like impacts on the game. The main theme of the deck is a Dragon deck, but I'd say the archetype is strictly burn with the massive amount of non-combat damage I can very easily and steadily spread around. Effectively, my Dragons act with secondary functions, which allows me to double my resource value while honing in on synergy.
I honestly have not considered Sneak Attack , Bacon God, or even Etali, Primal Storm . All three of these would be great additions. I'll have to see what I can safely cut. I already have cheating aspects with Sunbird's Invocation , so adding another one or two would really help tie that into the synergy as well, rather than having it as a one-off gimmick.
Thanks for your suggestions! I'll get looking at what I can slot in and where :D
This deck to sort of be my love-child. It's everything I love in Magic:
- Big-ass stupid plays
- Ramp / Reduction
- Massive amounts of damage
- Archenemy style gameplay
- Giant boardstates
- And did I mention MOTHER F***ING DRAGONS?!
I'll admit, I fully intend on buying this deck and even pimping it out over time. So the suggestions really do help :D thanks!
4 months ago
Well, it's kinda hard to say what to replace without taking into account my own taste. However, if I have to say I would choose to cut Drakuseth, Maw of Flames and one Dragonmaster Outcast with the reasons being:
Drakuseth, Maw of Flames - Too heavy and slow. Does nothing when it enters and is easy to remove.
Dragonmaster Outcast - Not a bad card by any means but since you are playing a monored deck you won't be ramping which means you are gonna have to wait until turn 6 at least to play it.
In both cases, Thunderbreak Regent is way faster and way more punishing to your opponent.
Also, small tip. Scavenger Grounds since red doesn't have that much grave hate and you can put it in the main deck.