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INTRODUCTION

This is an upgraded version of the Draconic Domination deck from the Commander 2017 pre-con decks. Honestly, I did not really have much interest in the dragon deck for I felt that it would become the main deck everyone wanted. I had my eyes set on the Vampiric Bloodlust which was what I wanted (Mardu Vampires). My wife went with the Feline Ferocity deck, so I thought I should go with a challenging deck to combat her tribe deck. The challenge with this deck is that it is five colors. The mana base will be hard (and expensive) to upgrade. On top of that, it's hard to pick 30-35 dragons to use. There are so many good dragons out there.

I am sticking with The Ur-Dragon as my Commander for the main reason that he gives me the ability to draw cards when my dragons attack and than get to cheat any PERMANENT to the field. So I could cheat in a Planeswalker or Artifact. Heck, I could even drop a land if I wanted. His eminence ability to make all my dragons cheaper, it makes my dragons come out faster. With other cards that cheapen my dragons cost, I can easily cast two - three dragons per turn during my mid-game.

GOALS

  1. Upgrade mana ramp: Mana Crypt, Chromatic Lantern, Burgeoning, and Oracle of Mul Daya
  2. Upgrade cost reduction: Cloud Key
  3. Upgrade Draw Power: Blue Sun's Zenith, Vanquisher's Banner, Temur Ascendancy (take out Elemental Bond), Demonic Tutor
  4. Upgrade Removal: Angelic Purge, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Revoke Existence , and Forsake the Worldly
  5. Add Recursion: Patriarch's Bidding and Phyrexian Reclamation
  6. Upgrade Dragons: Hellkite Tyrant, Dragon Broodmother, Dragonlord Dromoka, Hoard-Smelter Dragon, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Moltensteel Dragon, Scourge of the Throne, Skyline Despot
  7. Upgrade Mana Base (Will do this little by little): Take out Vivid lands for Khan's Fetch Lands (Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, and Windswept Heath), Take out the tri-color tap lands for Original Dual Lands ( Tundra , Underground Sea, Badlands, Taiga, Savannah, Scrubland, Volcanic Island, Bayou, Plateau , Tropical Island), and Take out four basics for lands that tap for any color or extra mana (Cavern of Souls, Unclaimed Territory, Exotic Orchard, and Forbidden Orchard).
  8. Add Some Extra: Domri Rade, Sarkhan Vol, Sarkhan Unbroken, Sarkhan the Mad , Selvala's Stampede, Lurking Predators, Vizier of the Menagerie, and Aggravated Assault

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Comments

ERoss8 says... #1

Good take on a sweet deck. I'm on a budget, so I can't have your mana base (I'm not getting the fetches, much less the duels) Personally, I feel that all the Dragonlords are worthy inclusions, aside from maybe Dragonlord Kolaghan. Also, I'd suggest adding/ upgrading the noncreature removal, as the deck doesn't come with a lot, and as far as I can see, you've only mentioned cards that can target anything (Anguished Unmaking and Utter End). Along those ends, I'd suggest adding Vindicate, as you added two variations of it, but not it, and you don't seem overly concerned with price.

Overall, I look forward to seeing what you do with this!

August 25, 2017 11:53 p.m.

CardTyrant says... #3

ERoss8 - I don't really like any of the other Dragonlords besides Dromoka. They all seem really one off-ish. Dealing 5 damage one time isn't really awe worthy and stealing something is not really my style. The other Dragonlord I cannot remember off the top of my head, and I really wish Kolaghan was better. She's by far my favorite dragon next to The Ur-Dragon.

I do like Vindicate, but it only destroys. I like exiling things so that they can't come back. Creature removal isn't a big issue since my dragons deal with them pretty easily. I do run five single removal for enchantment/artifacts all of which exile them. I might add Vindicate later if I see less graveyard decks. Being able to destroy anything is nice, even if it is sorcery speed.

Money is an issue, but I like to dream big, especially for my favorite deck (until Ixalan and dinosaurs might take this deck's spot as my favorite).

August 26, 2017 11:01 p.m.

ERoss8 says... #4

TemnoTsar you're forgetting Dragonlord Ojutai, who hits for five and an Anticipate each turn (in a vacuum). I feel that Dragonlord Atarka is a bit better than that, though I admit that I love R/G as a color combo, and Dragons is my favorite set

I also completely missed part of your removal suite. I still think that Vindicate is good, but I completely understand if you feel confident in your current package.

August 27, 2017 12:36 a.m.

CardTyrant says... #5

ERoss8 - I might add Dragonlord Ojutai, but I still feel Dragonlord Atarka is not a good fit for me.

August 27, 2017 9:05 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 4.26
Tokens Gold, 6/6 Dragon
Folders Possible decks, liked commanders
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+3 Swamp main
+1 Path of Ancestry main
+1 Crucible of the Spirit Dragon main
+1 Darksteel Ingot main
-1 Farseek main
+1 Silumgar, the Drifting Death main
+1 Curse of Verbosity main
+1 Vivid Marsh main
-1 Dragonmaster Outcast main
+1 Cultivate main
-1 Ryusei, the Falling Star main
+1 Sylvan Scrying main
-1 Earthquake main
+1 Harbinger of the Hunt main
+1 Boneyard Scourge main
+1 Monastery Siege main
-1 Haven of the Spirit Dragon main
+1 Fist of Suns main
+1 Vivid Crag main
+1 Dragonspeaker Shaman main
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