My interest in Commander (and Magic the Gathering, really) began with dragons, headed by the mighty The Ur-Dragon . The deck was very enjoyable, and won quite a few games, but I realized that it was lacking. Among other qualities, it lacked the speed, consistency, and intricacy that opposing commanders tended to field. It didn't take long before I realized that my success was primarily due to commander politics, without which my deck was doomed to lose, especially against decks with combo potential and consistent removal.

So I sought power. And my quest for power transformed my original deck into my main deck headed by Scion of the Ur-Dragon . My upgraded deck was potent indeed, but my newfound power was cursed [1]. I was so powerful that my first game scarred my playgroup with the dreaded "30 Damage" combo (Rite of Replication + Scion of the Ur-Dragon + Scourge of Valkas ). I too was scarred, so I refused to play my deck until my friends had upgraded theirs. I didn't think the wait would be bad, until it was. Until I couldn't resist playing dragons and released Scion of the Ur-Dragon against my unprepared significant other and her kin. After having their life totals reduced by 1 damage increments an essentially infinite number of times ( Scion of the Ur-Dragon + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity over a game or two or several), my significant other now has an irrational hatred against dragons regardless of whether they be aligned with or against her. Needless to say, I seldom get to play Scion The Win Button.

I had alternative decks, but they paled in comparison to my dragons; and more importantly, I missed playing my them. Realizing that my Scion The Win Button deck now had little resemblance to the original Draconic Domination Precon it began as, and realizing a desire to return to my roots, I used the dilapidated shell of my original The Ur-Dragon deck to create Wasitora, Nekoru Queen [2]. I enjoyed using Wasitora and her adorable dragon-kittens, but I noticed the deck was polarizing in the 1v1 matches I frequently found myself limited to. Furthermore, the deck was inferior to my original The Ur-Dragon deck in every aspect... It was missing something, and I sought to capture the original joy that I felt when playing commander. As I sipped upon a fruity boba green tea, I experienced an epiphany, recalling a conversation with a student of mine that revolved around the following quote:

“I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.” - Andy Bernard

My good old days were spent with me turning a wide yet tall variety of mighty dragons sideways. My good old days were characterized with me casting cost reduced dragons. My good old days were spent creating storms that spawned dragons [3]! I took out The Ur-Dragon from my haphazardly reused matte black Dragon Shield case, I stared at the the primordial essence of all dragonkind... and The Ur-Dragon stared back. Seemingly blind yet penetrative, it pierced through illusion and darkness to reveal a deep truth concealed in a well of infinite time [4]. A faint yet bellowing roar transcended entire planes to echo:

"Burn away the burdens of mortality. Scatter the seeds of devastation and sweep away all opposition! FOR YOU ARE THE BLOOD OF THE UR-DRAGON, COURSING THROUGH ALL DRAGONKIND! [5-8]"

And so I sat down, deconstructed a deck or two, and began shaping a relatively budget deck that would embody the Return of the Ur-Dragon.

The Deck

In all seriousness, I forget what adaptations I made to the original precon, but I just want to make a good, casual dragon deck within the upper limit of my playgroup's budget (<$200). I've come across several lists that seem very reputable, but are also far outside of my budget [9-10]. So this deck is an attempt to reconcile budget and efficacy. Any suggestions are very welcome.













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73% Casual

27% Competitive

Date added 5 months
Last updated 2 months
Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.58
Tokens 3/3 Beast, 3/3 Cat Dragon, 6/6 Dragon
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