- 4x Arbor Elf
- 2x Balefire Dragon
- 3x Deadbridge Goliath
- 4x Gyre Sage
- 4x Renegade Krasis
- 4x Slumbering Dragon
- 4x Thundermaw Hellkite
- 3x Cavern of Souls
- 7x Forest
- 1x Gruul Guildgate
- 2x Kessig Wolf Run
- 3x Mountain
- 4x Rootbound Crag
- 4x Stomping Ground
"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
The unloved dragons of Standard have finally found a home, and of course their famous half-brother Thundermaw Hellkite has come along to help!
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!
Slumbering Dragon - How does a slumbering dragon fly you might ask? Try putting five +1/+1 counters on one.
Thundermaw Hellkite - The class of Standard dragons. Gets more ridiculous when he hits the battlefield with his brethren ready to attack.
So, how do we manage to feed all these dragons? You guessed it! With elves!
Gyre Sage - The evolution of elf.
Scotty, we need more power!
Brimstone Volley - Scorches those pesky villagers. The dragon's fire burns hotter if you kill one of their own.
Cavern of Souls - A must have when your creatures are big, angry, and mostly of the same creature type.
Garruk, Primal Hunter - Garruk feels right at home in a land of dragons, elves, insects, beasts, and wurms. He also allows for some potentially ridiculous card advantage.
Increasing Savagery - Feed your dragon! Feed it!
Kessig Wolf Run - The wolves may be extinct, but their home still stands.
Suggestions and +1s are welcome. :)
Just kidding! They're right here in this update for your viewing pleasure. Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!
One possible play I noticed while building this deck allows for a chance at a Turn 4 win, barring no setbacks. At least one red mana source and a Forest by Turn 2, and two red mana sources by Turn 4 are required to pull it off.
T1 - Land, Arbor Elf.
T4 - Land (not always required), Thundermaw Hellkite, swing for lethal.
this deck would be absolute beast in Modern format.
September 16, 2013 6:48 p.m.
i love the idea, but like all combo decks you need a pretty specific opening hand.
September 16, 2013 7:17 p.m.
Thanks! It's not really so much a combo deck outside of Slumbering Dragon and Increasing Savagery and has run well for me overall. I should probably run 3 Garruk, Primal Hunter as someone suggested before as he provides me with stability against heavy removal, though I like the extra trampling power of Soul of the Harvest .
@canterlotguardian, I do intend to keep this together for casual play as it's been one of my favorite decks to pilot in recent years. I'm not sure what changes I'd make if I considered updating it for Modern, but at least I'd have a nice pool of dragons to choose from. :)
September 16, 2013 9:27 p.m.
I made slight changes to your deck emrakool and am using it atm If you want to check it out: Dragon's Lair
I am missing expensive cards tho...
October 19, 2013 12:42 p.m.
November 12, 2013 4:06 p.m.
True. At least I haven't updated it for Modern play though, so you've got me there. I'd like to make a shrine to this thing though. So much fun has been had with it. :)
November 12, 2013 7:42 p.m.
Great deck! I love how you've set it up.
It would be greatly appreciated if you would come check out my elf deck real quick, Mono Green Elf Deck I need some ideas/suggestions.
+1 from me :)
January 19, 2014 4:41 p.m.
It is legal in Modern, if not built for that format.
July 16, 2014 6:43 p.m.
There is another way to win with dragons at T4 and maybe even faster. Check this out Slumbering Valkas. Swaping Bioshifts to Armed / Dangerous would make winning much faster with double strike, but i like to have some protection.
Enyway nice deck you have here +1.