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Early game control with white instants followed up by an onslaught of Dragons who control the board and leave nothing untapped or alive.
Early game: Control the enemy's board with Lightning Helix , Swords to Plowshares , Wear / Tear . While controlling the board prepare for the dragons to hit by dropping Sensei's Divining Top for draw, Grand Abolisher for counter control, and Boros Signet , Urza's Incubator , and Weathered Wayfarer for acceleration.
Mid/lateGame: If your opponent is getting a little out of control as you enter mid game feel free to drop a Wrath of God /Shatterstorm /Tempest of Light just to clear the field for the dragons arrival. Then start releasing dragons into the skies, with dragons airborne now its time to end this game. Using Boros Charm for double strike or counter control is always nice. All of the dragons have a nice role to play for controlling which is described below.
Steel Hellkite : Only land is safe from his permanent destroying wrath and bonus hes colorless!
Thundermaw Hellkite : 5/5 with haste that taps all your enemies fliers for 5... need I say more?
Yosei, the Morning Star : Awesome white dragon with a great trigger ability once he hits the graveyard for even more control.
Stormbreath Dragon : Prowhite 4/4 with haste for only 5 and latter he becomes a monster.
Balefire Dragon : Who doesn't love a one-sided board wipe rained down from a dragon?
What about Dragonspeaker Shaman ?
I don't know about card:Akroma's Memorial. You already have a lot of high-cost cards, and you don't want to push your mana curve past where it needs to be.
Protection against red? On what?
Bogardan Hellkite is great. It does a great deal of damage just on ETB, then stays around as a reasonably large threat.
With your mana curve, you might just want to go RG and do some mana ramping to get to your dragons faster... Alternatively, you could go Naya for ramp spells and Fastbond while retaining the removal spells.
Oh RG would defiantly be faster but everyone i play with runs green for acceleration i find it boring. I wanted a RW dragon deck because its different and the solo rings do a pretty good job of mana acceleration. TBH i still think that hellkite isn't that great for 8 unless your running a dragon storm combo. I would rather run the the dragon for 8 in the sideboard because it can kill off annoying ground creatures without needing to tap. I agree with you that Akroma's is expensive but i haven't been able to find an alternative to give my creatures haste/vigilance that would really save me much cost. I also feel like lots of white decks have protection against red so i run the white dragons to help counter that. This is a real life deck so it runs against lots of white/blue decks.
Naya is the name of one of the Shards of Alara (you need to know a bit of the lore to know that). It represents the color combination RGW, or red/green/white.
Plane cards are used in the gametype planechase.
Land Tax is not so much mana acceleration as it is a guarantor of mana availability. It doesn't actually allow you to have more mana per turn, but it makes sure you never miss a land drop. It's not bad if you aren't running green, since missing a land drop would cost you a lot when you're building up.
I like the idea of a white and red dragon deck! Pretty original :)
My suggestion would be to remove the 3 Crucible of Fire s, cause your dragons will already be bigger than most other creatures, and I'd replace Land Tax with faster acceleration like Palladium Myr , Worn Powerstone or Thran Dynamo . Maybe replace 4 of your lands for 4 Boros Garrison . Its slower because it comes into play tapped but it keeps you from missing a land drop the next turn (slower, but an extra mana in the long run). Last suggestion, though I'm not really sure it would make the deck better, but I really like the card card:Orim's Thunder (instead of Disenchant maybe?). The CMC is higher but if youve got the mana its a 2 for 1 cause it kills a creature at the same time.
PS: You don't have any goblins... How do you intend on feeding all those dragons?? ;)
Lolll yeah a boros-colored dragon would be cool, but I doubt well be getting any dragon in Return to Ravnica except Niv-Mizzet, since they're relatively extinct. But... if we're lucky... :) Btw no, you cant play the Boros Garrison the first turn, or itll have to return itself to your hand since it will be the only land you have. But hey, at least I found you a white dragon-related card that gives vigilance: Dragon Scales ! It returns from the grave and attaches itself to your dragons so its like a free equipment. Maybe instead of a Crucible of Fire ? Happy dragon-breeding :)
Question do people like Boros Signet or Weathered Wayfarer better? Cannot decide if I should take out my two Boros Signet and put in my Weathered Wayfarer . I like how Boros Signet is colorless to play so I can't be screwed by not having a plains. But I like that Weathered Wayfarer only cost one and I can search my deck for land on the opposition's turn. So Boros Signet or Weathered Wayfarer ?
I have made Jund dragon tribal deck and I have a couple of suggestions: Moonveil Dragon , Crucible of Fire , Utvara Hellkite , Hellkite Charger , Flameblast Dragon , Hoard-Smelter Dragon , Rakdos Pit Dragon , Furnace Dragon , Hunted Dragon and Scrying Sheets If you wonder why I suggest some of those, just ask and I'll tell.
Thanks for the suggestions although all those dragons are great the dragons in this deck are featured around controlling the board and most of those dragons you suggested are more purely offensive then are focused on controlling. I do have a questions about Scrying Sheets how affect is the ability? and would you think it is better then Slayers' Stronghold ? I really enjoy have vigilance and haste on dragons. But I think Scrying Sheets would be an interesting card but I am worried about having too much colorless mana.
Flameblast Dragon , Hoard-Smelter Dragon and Furnace Dragon give board control. Slayers' Stronghold gives that useless attack and you want control. With Sensei's Divining Top put snow-cowered land or snow dragon on top of your library, then with Scrying Sheets draw that card. This is called card advantage and control decks need it. So yes, I think it's better than Slayers' Stronghold . You may dumb your colorless mana to Boros Signet s and they give you colorful mana.
I'd argue that possibly having large creatures on the board that can block gives some control. I agree with the dragons you mentioned give control but I'd say that Balefire Dragon and Steel Hellkite provide the similarly control but a stronger form of it. I also have a lot of artifact/enchantment control from my sideboard and Wear / Tear . I am thinking about removing Boros Signet for Scrying Sheets . what do you think about that??
I would recommend to remove Yosei, the Morning Star rather than Boros Signet . I playtested your deck and it needs too much white mana. Yosei, the Morning Star has only temporarily control and only if it dies. Your opponent just StoP or ignore it. If you not draw Urza's Incubator , you need Boros Signet to cast your dragons before it's too late.
Nice deck. Keeps on the toes. Tested it against stasis deck; could not handle the counters, but was close. Grand Abolisher worried me, but it has to get played first to effect. Sideboard seems nicely balanced, but i would suggest few Pyroclasm in there for serious counter decks. Lightning Helix out and something nasty for counters? This deck made me think about my sideboard too..
maybe Boil against very blue decks. Snow lands are there , because they're better than non-snow. If some deck for example plays Extraplanar Lens or some other way, that he wants do something to lands with spesific name, they usually try make them single sided by using Snow-Covered basic lands rather than non-snow-covered, because most of players play non-snow-covered basic lands.
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|Last updated||1 month|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Legacy, Vintage|
|Top rank||#22 on 2012-08-15|