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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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Thunderbreak Regent Discussion
3 hours ago
I've been toying around with a Dragon Control list myself. What I've been thinking of is:
4x Anger of the Gods
3x Blood Moon
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Planeswalkers (likely Chandra, Flamecaller and/or Garruk Wildspeaker)
4x Search for Tomorrow
4x Utopia Sprawl
Other Spells (25)
The idea is to just sit on removal, toss out ramp spells, then curve into large dragon after large dragon. If you add blue in your list, I'd prioritize Serum Visions, Sarkhan Unbroken, and Silumgar's Scorn. Courser of Kruphix is also a good option, and you have those in your list.
If you're not going to use Anger of the Gods and Pyroclasm maindeck, I'd strongly recommend Birds of Paradise over the other mana dorks in your list. Even then, I'd play Search for Tomorrow alongside it. That way, you set yourself up for consistent turn 3 dragons into more dragons on turn 4.
21 hours ago
Here's some suggested changes. But, erhm... dragons just aren't that great a strategy. So this is more of an RG ramp shell, with "add dragon to taste".
Fewer dragons, and they all have haste. Which means they need less help getting to do damage. birds of paradise added, both as ramp, but also because they have evasion, and can be used with Kessig Wolf Run. Courser of Kruphix is nice - enough toughness to survive being bolted or Anger of the Godsed. Nissa for card advantage. I don't think you should play her until you can flip her right away.
Sorcery (10)4x Serum Visions3x Anger of the Gods3x Pyroclasm4x Search for Tomorrow2x FarseekDon't know why I left Serum Visions in, but it might be better than Rampant Growth - you have to try out what you feel you need the most, more cardselection or more mana. Otherwise: "reset-button added". All you need to do, is hold on until you have 5 or 6 mana... which means surviving early aggro. Which against means getting rid of attackers.
Added Kessig Wolf Run, since it's a real threat in any ramp deck. All it needs is a Birds of Paradise or dragon token without summoning sickness... In general, consider playing some better lands. A lot of these enter the battlefield tapped, which is a set-back if you try and overtake your opponent - have a look at fastlands, shadowlands, shocklands, and all the other kinds available in modern.
Removed Temur Ascendancy, since all dragons in the deck has haste on their own. Cards that do nothing on their own are a real liability, and you had quite a lot of them. Dragon Tempest is a lot cheaper, and can actually end the game at least one turn faster, so that one I nthink you should keep.
I know. Boring and over-used. Also best available option, due to its low casting cost.
Sarkhan might just work. card draw, ramp, and tokens can't be all that bad.
3 weeks ago
i would suggest the following:
you also need 23+ lands, try looking for dual lands it is really good.. get check/pain lands they are relatively cheap as well. =)Birds of Paradise best ramp in your deck. if you can't afford it try
3 weeks ago
So if you want to be a GR Dragons deck you are better off being some sort of midrange deck that leans on mana dorks to power out stuff like Thunderbreak Regent. Not a sort of ramp deck like this as the dragons you ramp into are generally lackluster? Right now any kind of disruption, like a counterspell or the basic removal you see in Modern breaks your deck and you will struggle to ramp into your 6-7-10 drops.
I would suggest cribbing some notes from R/G Ponza. They run Arbor Elf and Birds of Paradise as their 6 mana dorks to synergise with Utopia Sprawl as a way to power stuff out, as opposed to this 2 card make 4 mana combo that dies to Remand.
4 weeks ago
I am re-tooling the deck, but before I update the list, I wanted to send a quick message to let you know that I opened 6 packs of Iconic Masters and 21 packs of Dragons of Tarkir, but only opened one Draconic Roar. My local card shops did not have the single.
With respect to removal, I am really stuck on what is best. I thought a mix of Draconic Roar, other premium removal like Swords to Plowshares, and charms, could be versatile. Or, I could even play something like Dragon Egg, Wall of Denial, or Fog Bank for the early game.
One thing that I've been noticing when I playtest is that, if I don't get Shaman of Forgotten Ways out on turn 2, it seems like it arrives too late and is clunky.
I will try to whittle the win conditions down to 9 epic dragons and the 2 planeswalkers. I also upgraded my mana with more fetches and duals, so that will go up in the edited version.
I only have 1 Thunderbreak Regent but also I feel like I want to ramp and not hit 4-drops. I do have a playset of Avaricious Dragon but don't know how to make that work without going madness, though it's a pretty strong 4-drop. I also felt the deck was smoother when I replaced 2x Chromatic Lantern with 2x Explore.
Finally, what I've created is a kitchen table casual deck metagame, and this is the final deck in the set. All of the other decks are very strong, but not turn-4 win. For purposes of the metagame flavor, the dragon deck can only be WURG. Also for flavor, I'd rather go control than ramp with this one.
Thanks for the help.
1 month ago
I like the deck flavor. If you want some deck idea control suggestions then you can make use of the classic Lightning Bolt or the strong dragon oriented burn Draconic Roar. Both are strong early burn options that can be relevant if drawn in the later portion of the game.
Something I would change with your deck layout would also be your cmc. You run a lot of the expensive mana cost dragons. I think you might want to cut a couple of the 6+ mana cost cards for some more of the 4 cost Thunderbreak Regent.
Last suggestion would be to add 1 copy of the other two forest shock lands (Breeding Pool and Temple Garden) so you can help ensure a turn 1 green mana source for Birds of Paradise when you have any of the fetches in your hand.
Best of luck with the deck.
1 month ago
Hey, some good Dragons ($8 or less) not included in the precon:
- Dragonlord Atarka
- Dragonlord Silumgar
- Dragonlord Ojutai
- Thunderbreak Regent
- Stormbreath Dragon
- Hellkite Overlord
- Dragonlord Kolaghan
1 month ago
Also there is a case to be made that the best dragon in modern is Thunderbreak Regent his absence is inexcusable.