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Legacy Dragon Reanimator




Just another (and fun as hell!) reanimator deck.

Need and appreciate any sugestions!




LeaPlath says... #1

How budget is budget for you?

June 19, 2017 3:06 a.m.

ivaliado says... #2

LeaPlath something about 100$. I'm trying to build something solid without the premium pieces for a legacy reanimator, like Entomb, Reanimate..

June 19, 2017 10:56 a.m.

UpsetYoMama says... #3

What about using the Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead combo to net infinite mana? Then blow them up with a Ghitu Fire or something similar.

June 19, 2017 11:01 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #4

UpsetYoMama a better option for that combo is Oona, Queen of the Fae because with Buried Alive you can set up the combo and that way there is 1 less option to counter it.

June 19, 2017 11:58 a.m.

ivaliado says... #5

LeaPlath I thought something like a tribal reanimator. I didn't see, till now, how buried alive can improve this. But really appreciate the sugestion.

June 19, 2017 8:53 p.m.

ivaliado says... #6

I'll play test the Worldgorger Dragon combo UpsetYoMama. Thank Yo.

June 19, 2017 8:56 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #7

OK, so.

First of all, you need fetchlands to play Brainstorm. The key part of brainstorm is it lets you see so much more of your deck, but you need shuffle effects for it, otherwise you are going 3 cards deeper, but having to put the worst cards back, then draw them.

Victimize is just bad, because they can just bolt your creature, and you get nothing. Instead, play 4 copies of Life/Death. The life part doesn't matter. The Death part is a 2 mana reanimate. You want 12 reanimation spells.

Buried Alive lets you set up the Oona, Queen of the Fae and Worldgorger Dragon for the combo, but even without that it is at least an entomb effect, which is better than hoping to draw something.

For dragons, I think better options exist. The dragons you currently have are low impact, slow, or easily removed. Dragonlord Dromoka is big, lets you race stuff, makes your next reanimation as needed safe, and is quite impactful. Dragonlord Kolaghan is a big hasty 6 damage that changes the way your opponent plays slightly. Hellkite Overlord, big, fast, can regenerate, lots of damage.

For your sideboard, Duress is good, but there are better options for the other slots. For example, there are no hexproof creatures played in legacy for Glaring Spotlight. There is one with shroud, but it is a 3/3 and you are generally outclassing it. The unblockable for 4 mana over 2 turns also isn't relevant because you outclass most stuff in the air.

June 20, 2017 4:56 a.m.

ivaliado says... #8


For the Fetchs, I just can afford Evolving Wilds. And now i understand how Brainstorm can be useless without the shuffle effect.

What do you think about Careful Study?

I never realize how Victimize is just awlful. I'll fix this!

On the dragons, the "chosen" ones was basically because i have them and they always seemed satisfactory to me...Despite that, i totally agree with the sugestions based on what you said: " better options exist". I played with the suggested creatures and was totally surprised!

Really appreciate the help!

June 23, 2017 10:15 a.m.

ivaliado says... #9

LeaPlath For a better Hellkite Overlord should i change the mana base? or his abilities is not relevant here?

And seems like that with the two dragonlords, my Balefire Dragon becomes even more scary.

June 23, 2017 12:54 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #10

The loss of tempo you have with a come into play tapped fetch is really bad, especially on a mana light deck like this and will badly offset the gains of Brainstorm.

Careful Study is a stable on the UB Reanimator decks.

Remember, that as you upgrade, Buried Alive and when you have the budget Entomb both become tutors, letting you run 1 ofs various cards.

You don't really need to change your mana base to make an 8/8 flying trample haste good, but if you do probably the best thing would be green, as that gives you sideboard options like Abrupt Decay.

Balefire Dragon isn't actually that scary, as it is a 5 turn clock from when reanimated and doesn't protect itself or beat in quickly?

June 23, 2017 6:48 p.m.

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Date added 11 months
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This deck is Legacy legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.52
Tokens 6/6 Dragon
Folders Budget Infinite or Competitive
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