How to Wake Your Dragon

Casual Aggro Dragons Elves R/G (Gruul) Ramp

Emrakool Score: 136


"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. :)



Dragons Ate Your Comments! — Sept. 16, 2013

Just kidding! They're right here in this update for your viewing pleasure. Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!

100 Upvotes! — June 18, 2013

Thanks everyone for your support!

Turn 4 win with dragons? It can be done! — April 7, 2013

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 .

T2 - Land, Gyre Sage , Slumbering Dragon , put +1/+1 counter on Gyre Sage .

T3 - Land, Increasing Savagery targeting Slumbering Dragon , swing for 8.

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.

Rugbyfh10 says... #2

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... #3

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... #4

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.

TitansFTW says... #5

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... #6

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... #7

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... #8

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.

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$128.05 $200.9 $516.19
Date added 1 year
Last updated 5 months
Legal formats Commander / EDH, Extended, Legacy, Modern, Vintage
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.22
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