Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Commander / EDH Rhadamanthus

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SpaceNinja says... #1

"I could have gone combo or control, but I decided to go for the crazy instead." Haha awesome quote!

So how are you liking EDH so far? Scion of the Ur-Dragon was on my short list of generals to build around. I did Savra, I Hardly Knew Ya first, while I trade for some more dragons... Scion is great because you can use all colors in the deck. And -mtg-card:-hellkite-overlord is AWESOME.

I see you are loving [[card:Disaster Radius...and nice work using Hex , and I love it's flavor text :)

July 8, 2010 10:04 a.m.

SpaceNinja says... #2

does Realms Uncharted really work? Wouldn't the opponent just let you have the lands you don't need?

July 8, 2010 10:05 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #3

Well, just like how I learned to play with Gifts Ungiven , the key is to set up a situation where you always get what you want.

If you need to fix, one good way to do it is to go find either 4 fetch lands or 4 shock duals (or a combination of such).

If you're looking for a specific card because of its abilities, always have in mind another one you wouldn't be sad to get in its place. Then, add Petrified Field and something else powerful enough that an opponent should be reluctant to give it to you, like maybe Thawing Glaciers or Maze of Ith . You're going to get something good, regardless.

July 8, 2010 3:28 p.m.

SpaceNinja says... #4

Yeah I guess that's a good strategy, because with 100 cards, chances are you wouldn't draw the Maze of Ith anyway...

July 8, 2010 3:50 p.m.

SirNips says... #5

i guess Kaalia of the Vast should also probably be found a spot and i think that other than think card and some mana fixers (like birds of paradise, weathered wayfarer ect. ) all you dudes should be gravediggers or dragons

June 18, 2011 10:52 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #6

For several months, this deck has been half taken apart because it was actually borrowing many cards from existing casual decks. I just finished the last in a long series of updates to make it completely stand-alone, and I look forward to finally playing it again.

November 14, 2011 10:05 p.m.

KorApprentice says... #7

It looks pretty solid, but you should definitely have Moltensteel Dragon for scion, check out my deck:moltensteel-scion deck and read the combo in the description. Even EDH has competitive general strategies!

November 16, 2011 9:59 a.m.

maiden77 says... #8

I find that the land i use in my Horde of Notions deck works brilliantly so you may want to borrow that land base mate. ALWAYS tutor for Primeval Titan and play him that will truly fix the mana base lol especially if he has haste :-) Elvish Piper and Quicksilver Amulet should surely be here? and surely you need some Wrath of God for early game?

November 16, 2011 10:01 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #9

That's a pretty cool combo. Unfortunately, since I only play EDH in games of 3+ players, trying to come out of the gate with that will leave me pretty well screwed. However, it could be a useful "finish the game" button for killing the last opponent still alive, so I'll put it in the Maybeboard and think about how to get it in the next time I have an opportunity to sit down and tweak the deck.

November 16, 2011 10:09 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #10

The previous comment was directed @KorApprentice.

@maiden77: That base is a bit heavier on Green than what I need, but I see what you're saying. Actually, my plan is to rebuild the land base using Duals and Fetches, as I've been collecting them slowly over the past year. Another thing I'm thinking of is to add more fast artifact mana, so effects like the Piper and Amulet won't really be necessary. I agree about adding Wrath effects though. Right now the only effects I have only sort of do that (Disaster Radius , Living Death , Comet Storm , Void ), so some straight-up "everyone dies" would probably help a lot.

November 16, 2011 10:16 a.m.

KorApprentice says... #11

Yeah, it doesn't work very well in multiplayer. That's why I have some broken combo's in my EDH deck, like Isochron Scepter + card:Orim's Chant and CounterTop. You should also consider Hinder and Spell Crumple as they lock your opponents general away in their library.

November 16, 2011 10:17 a.m.

maiden77 says... #12

i play 6 player EDH games and it always goes well with the titan and i use the amulet to save mana in my arcanis EDH deck why would you struggle in yur meta?maybe i can offer a solution to your problem

November 16, 2011 10:18 a.m.

maiden77 says... #13

ah right lol

November 16, 2011 10:19 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #14

Yeah, maiden77 you snuck in while I was busy typing to KorApprentice. =P Thank you both for the helpful comments!

November 16, 2011 10:20 a.m.

michaeliberty says... #15

Really cool deck!

April 23, 2012 4:05 a.m.

Crivaro says... #16

You play it way different, but I really like it! Nice +1! Thanks for your comment, I'll playtest it. Scion was my first EDH, too

May 12, 2012 11:02 a.m.