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Undead Dragon Hordes: Scion Aggro

Commander / EDH Aggro Dragons Five Color Ramp Reanimator




Deck goal: ramp/card advantage into plan A: Scion beat down. Plan B: reanimate a ton of hasty dragons, multiple times.

This deck tries hard to put dragons into my graveyard, and into play without paying their mana cost. I try to take advantage of single recursion and mass recursion by playing Sarkhan the Mad for possible one-turn kills (other than general damage) as well.

I also can use them in my hand with Sneak Attack and Survival of the Fittest, but I try to get around most control decks by simply throwing too many threats out onto the board for anyone to deal with. That's the objective at least.

I'd love to make this deck as competitive as as I can without doing infinite combos and such. I have no budget limit for this deck.



-Primeval Titan +Kokusho, the Evening Star

-Green Sun's Zenith +Utvara Hellkite: can't search for prime time now so forget about this card haha.

-Reflecting Pool +Taiga, -Jungle Shrine +Stomping Ground: just improving the mana base.

Plus made space for comments :-)

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liqo says... #1

Did you consider Teneb, the Harvester ? I've seen it in friend's deck, great synergy with Scion. Also some of the others tri-color legendaries may be worth it.

September 30, 2012 9:23 p.m.

ameuser says... #2

Argh! I just need to find a Teneb, the Harvester ! Thx haha. I wonder, tho, if the harvester could win me the game pretty much by itself. I generally am trying to make each dragon in here a must-remove-or-die basically instantly card for my opponents. What would I take out for teneb?

October 26, 2012 1:21 a.m.

nabrown2 says... #3

I would suggest Vorosh, the Hunter . The counters stay on Scion after he loses the disguise.

Hellkite Overlord is also a good one to add, if nothing else if Scion dies you can turn him into the overlord and swing with a haster.

Although it may not be needed, Steely Resolve is always a nice addition I find in my Scion deck.

Otherwise looks nice and should be pretty strong.

October 26, 2012 2:11 a.m.

ameuser says... #4

Hi! Hellkite Overlord is in the deck.

Vorosh, the Hunter is pretty vanilla; basically I doubt I'd take out another dragon to put vorosh in. I want my dragon to be able to win in one turn or be protected from harm. The best ways to do that, I've found, are to give it phyrexian/firebreathing, infect, trample, double strike, haste, or a combination of these abilities. Usually, he is big enough to one-shot someone without having to use a dragon for +1/+1 purposes. Also, vorosh does nothing else to benefit my board state; for example, I wouldn't target vorosh with recursion. I'd rather have a better dragon in the graveyard.

Those are my thoughts. I also only have room for so many dragons, and I want them all to be the best :-).

The Steely Resolve sounds cool tho!! I wonder if I can find a spot for it. Would give my dragons a breather.

Thanks for the ideas! I always appreciate ideas and new ways of looking at my decks. Can only get that from other people.

October 26, 2012 10:34 p.m.

Moltensteel Dragon is the best Scion target ever. One turn you can minus 34 life and get +17 to do 21 commander damage all at once. Awesome combo. It's either that or the all time great Dragon Tyrant . I'm building a Scion EDH deck right now and can't wait to play those combos. =)

October 31, 2012 10:45 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #6

+1 ing for Molten Skittles. That is all.

October 31, 2012 10:47 p.m.

ameuser says... #7

Thx! Molten skittles is fun :-). But there are so many great targets: most notably Nicol Bolas with card:Volrath's Stronghold, Kokusho, the Evening Star , yosei (repeatedly), keiga, Utvara Hellkite ...so many options.

But scion isn't required to beat down: he can also get a bunch of dragons into the yard along with Buried Alive etc and then a Living Death (with boseiju backup) does the trick.

November 1, 2012 4:10 p.m.

warper says... #8

card:All Hallow's Eve, if you put Karthus in the graveyard or already have fires out, someone is going to die.

card:Faith's Reward making their boardwipes ineffective.

December 26, 2012 8 a.m.

warper says... #9

Quick question: how do half of these dragons kill in 1 turn, I've looked at the spells in your deck and find that REALLY hard to do. You mention giving "give it phyrexian/firebreathing, infect, trample, double strike, haste, or a combination of these abilities". If all these are for Scion, then I doubt you'll have enough black to pump the infect to ten. Also, if this is all for Scion, you might want more protection for him. If not, your comment saying only the best dragons seems confusing because I seriously doubt you can pump Flameblast Dragon with that big a Fireball without infinite mana. I think I just need clarification, is this a 1v1 deck? That would explain a lot.

sorry if I sound like a douchebag I don't mean to be.

December 26, 2012 8:07 a.m.

surgeslayer says... #10

+1 cuz Dragons!!! lol, i like what youve put together here, ive been working on a scion deck too for the past couple of months, but i didnt go full on reanimator, im only running 1 reanimate spell (aside from the dragons) in Patriarch's Bidding. if youd like to, id appreciate it if you checked it out. Dragon Armor (Scion EDH) i take any and all criticism. but with your deck, i can only suggest a Liliana Vess ultimate effect, if not liliana herself, maybe try Rise of the Dark Realms? could work out for you.

March 15, 2015 2:53 p.m.

badgurfield says... #11

Making Scion a copy of Nicol Bolas is just gorgeous.

April 20, 2015 12:45 a.m.

nbob13 says... #12

Any new changes

September 30, 2017 3:23 a.m.

ameuser says... #13

Hey everyone, I'm not on here super often these days (the many years since my last comment probably explains that lol). So far no new changes, I've dismantled the deck for now. I'd like to remake it and update it at some point but idk when. Life, ya know. And one-shot kills come from moltensteel dragon and the infect dragon in combination. Quicksilver dragon is protection. I forget a lot, honestly. But I'd like to ressurect this deck haha. It's a very fun casually competitive deck in my opinion.

October 27, 2017 11:41 a.m.

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