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So I'm basically making Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck this from scratch. At its completion i hope to play it at tournaments.
Scion has come a long way. It has several tastey interactions like Hermit Druid + mass res
and several other nice tricks to boot.
This is what i've got so far, all advice is apreciated...
Saturday july 28, the league at Murray State University held an EDH event where 8 people showed up.
I won in my pod of 4 players. My opponents were wunning Omnath, Mimeoplasm, and Jor Kadeen. Lots of eldrazi hit the field after a kicked Rite of Replication on omnath's pathrazwe of ulamog, Mimeoplasm was looking very threatening.
I ended up winning because I was able to pull off the Hoverbear combo, [hellkite charger + Bear Umbra
The people who moved on agreed to split the prize, so we played a massive multiplayer match that was completely derp and epic at the same time.
I haven't updated in awhile, but Scion has been ever changing.
I've worked on the mana base, adding shocks and some rocks,card advantage is at an all time high with Sensei's Divining Top
Took out cards that didn't really fit, some players will be relieved to see Magister Sphinx go.
New Toy: So I got this card called Hermit Druid . I run 5 basic lands in the deck and if I get good results with this guy, I may end up replacing them.
Hermit Druid allows me to self- mill in the early game, hopefully putting a ton of dragons in my graveyard to reanimate as early as turn 3 if I have the mana.
Pretty much a small overhaul after recieving a large collection of cards from SardonRayne.
Chandra joins the Callback list as Garruk Wildspeaker ramps into a tryout for a spot.
Added all the basic lands so now I have a total of 35.
-took a gamble by taking out Beacon of Unrest . Opinions or advice on that move would be nice.
New Recruits: Dragon Tyrant
I would add Worldgorger Dragon . All you need to do is have Necromancy , Animate Dead or Dance of the Dead in hand, cast scion, put Worldgorger Dragon in the grave with scion's ability, then cast one of those reanimators on him and get infinite mana! Which you can of course use through Shivan Hellkite to win the game. Nicol Bolas would be good too.
Thanks MiniDragon, I like a lot of these, and I think i'll try to work them in. I could see them doing well.I don't really like Numot or Teneb though, I've tried them and they just don't pan out. Any ideas on what to replace with the suggested cards?
Honestly, I don't believe Hermit Druid belongs in here. It belongs in a much more dedicated deck where you have room for the full combo, and there's nothing distracting you from it. Like in this deck:
The problem with putting Hermit Druid in a Scion deck is your commander becomes insanely less effective, essentially taking everything away from his pool of cards to copy. Sure, you can reanimate some of them, but if you're putting all your recursion into the graveyard, then what do you have to reanimate with? Unburial Rites is the only reliable reanimation in that situation. Best case, you have Sheoldred, Whispering One out on the field before your druid goes off.
I've tried him before, but he doesn't work the way you'd like 100% of the time. As for the other cards you suggested, I can't give you any real advice because I'm unsure of the combo you're proposing.
Hmm, I haven't heard this side of the coin yet. I always appreciate getting outside opinions, thanks! Also, the deck suggestion is awesome! But pricey. Though for these reasons I think I'll be keeping my Hermit Druid .
I've never had a real problem with my deck being dependent on him. Actually, he's never really hindered it or taken over unless I wanted him to. He's just another combo piece, but with more utility.
You can always just use him as a land fetch.Also, you don't have to use his ability if you don't have recursion in your hand. If you don't, then you have a few options. Chump blocker, or your opponents may just get paranoid about the ability and make him eat a removal or boardwipe that would otherwise be thrown at Scion.
My general rule for EDH is not to add a card with only one use, and Hermit Druid has proven itself through quite a few games and in a few different roles.
I do need something like Reminisce or Junktroller , or maybe another anti-decking card in here. I once did a Living Death to kill a few people and then Hallowed Burial 'd the board to keep from decking.
Just throwing an idea that could be used as an alternate win-con. The pieces may not ever come together in this EDH deck, but any source of infinite mana + Blue Sun's Zenith on target opponent, or on yourself + Laboratory Maniac . Thoughts? The combos are in a lot of BUG combo decks, not sure if they'd fit in a Scion combo deck though.
Necrotic Ooze and Morselhoarder are infinite mana, but I always have trouble choosing cards to take out for others. I'm considering adding those at least. Maybe I can find a spot for the Zenith, and the Maniac would definitely encourage decking. As you said, it may be inconsistant, but we'll see.