"The lightning and howling winds hid the sound of their wings, but we knew it was Kolaghan and her brood descending upon us." -Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

As soon as Fate Reforged was spoiled, I was excited to brew myself a dragon deck and decided Kolaghan was my preferred leader.

I'm relying on artifacts to either cheat expensive dragons into play or build enough mana to cast them.

Suggestions and comments welcome.


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With the release of the new commander set, I wanted to add a couple of the new tribal support cards and decided the deck could use a bit of a refresh to improve how it runs. Funny enough, I wasn't interested in any of the new dragons themselves.


Dragons with expensive or clunky abilities that never seemed to work out in real games:

Realized I had too much removal, so took out:

Took out Damnable Pact in favor of cheaper card draw.

Removed some mana rocks to make room for better/cheaper ones:

Some underperforming non-basics:


Dragonlord Kolaghan! She's just too flavourful to ignore. Plus, giving haste is a very solid perk.

More copy effects!

More/Better/Cheaper Mana Rocks:

Improved "card draw":

Basic Mountain and Swamp to replace the non-basics I removed.

Also archived the comments.

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I love the deck! How well does it perform?

January 1, 2017 7:40 p.m.

Thanks Optimator! It's pretty mid-range and slow to get started, but fun to play once it gets going.

I just gave it an update to try and speed up the early game and focus on getting the most out of the dragons I get into play.

August 29, 2017 4:26 p.m.

you should use Scion of the Ur-Dragon as your commander. If you like kolaghan Sentimentally at least put the Scion of the Ur-Dragon in your deck

September 8, 2017 7:33 p.m.

Also use Vampiric Tutor instead of Diabolic Tutor

September 8, 2017 7:35 p.m.

Definitely agree with you DRACULA150704, Vampiric Tutor would be a perfect upgrade in place of Diabolic Tutor. Someday it'll happen! It's just not a cheap card to buy and I have many decks in need of pricey cards like that ;)

I'm less interested in Scion of the Ur-Dragon, mainly because I already have two 5-colour EDH decks - Eldrazi (lol) and Allies. I kind of just wanted a 2-colour Dragon deck and someone in my playgroup had already built an amazing Atarka deck. Sadly, I can't just add Scion to this deck as its colour identity doesn't match and the landbase wouldn't support it.

September 9, 2017 3:15 p.m.

What about including Foul Renewal?
It's a 2 for 1 that combines removal+grave recursion

October 9, 2017 2:31 p.m.

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 4 months

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.14
Tokens 6/6 Dragon
Folders EDH - Rakdos, Commander / EDH, Dragon EDH, Fun Decks, B/R Rakdos
Top rank #52 on 2017-09-09
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+1 Herald's Horn main
+1 Sarkhan the Mad main
+1 Greed main
-1 Night's Whisper main
+1 Phyrexian Arena main
+1 Night's Whisper main
-1 Sarkhan the Mad main
-1 Reforge the Soul main
-1 Herald's Horn main
-1 Phyrexian Arena main
+1 Reforge the Soul main
-1 Greed main