"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.

Balefire Dragon - Still a Bonfire of the Damned on a stick. Who can argue with that?

Utvara Hellkite - I once had a love affair with a little enchantment called Dragon Roost. Now I don't have to pay mana for my dragons!.

So, how do we manage to feed all these dragons? You guessed it! With elves!

Arbor Elf - Untaps Forest or Stomping Ground. I like mana.

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.

Deadbridge Goliath - Certainly there would be huge insects roaming about the charred wastelands? A Deadbridge Goliath carcass is a delicacy on the dragons' menu.

Farseek - A Turn 2 Farseek can lead to a great many things on Turn 3.

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.

Renegade Krasis - Evolves Gyre Sage then gives it and Slumbering Dragon more counters later? Hell yes!

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!

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_Grintex says... #1

Love this deck ever time I see it, made me make a deck I could use dragons in, and (while I feel this is bad form) I am desperate for good criticism, what do you think? Who needs Elves?

August 22, 2013 7:20 p.m.

this deck would be absolute beast in Modern format.

September 16, 2013 6:48 p.m.

Rugbyfh10 says... #3

i love the idea, but like all combo decks you need a pretty specific opening hand.

September 16, 2013 7:17 p.m.

Emrakool says... #4

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.

Akriloth says... #5

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.

megawurmple says... #6

Darn you emrakool! But for this pesky deck, my ramp deck would be the highest rated Wolf Run Ramp deck on TappedOut! I'm so close...

November 12, 2013 4:06 p.m.

Emrakool says... #7

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.

ElfKing says... #8

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.

tain says... #9

It is legal in Modern, if not built for that format.

Have you considered 4x Utopia Sprawl ? They pair so nicely with Arbor Elf .

July 16, 2014 6:43 p.m.

Cravv says... #10

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.

January 23, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Goja says... #11

May I recommend Savage Ventmaw if you enjoy excess mana?

April 8, 2015 9:49 a.m.

xShawn says... #12

April 28, 2015 1:32 a.m.

banclops says... #13

Dragonlord Atarka play four. NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

February 28, 2016 11:30 a.m.

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