Hydrax Deckling

Gotta love Dragons, they're my favorite creature-type in Magic.

I've built plenty of creative decks based around Dragons, a lot of which have seen success in FNMs I've taken them to.

That being said, I love trying new things and I don't necessarily limit myself to just Dragon decks. Don't be fooled by the decks you see on my profile, those are just some of my favorites, but I have plenty more that you can take a look at if you click "All Decks".

Modern is my favorite format but I tend to dip my hands in Standard whenever I like the cards in rotation and can build a competitive deck I enjoy playing.

One more thing, I understand that not everyone is made of money, so I often include Budget versions of a lot of my decks in their descriptions. Don't be discouraged immediately if you see something you like but then notice the price. Read the description and more than likely you'll find alternate budget options I've listed and, in some cases, entire budget-friendly decklists.

Feel free to show me your decks as well, I always leave an upvote and a constructive comment on pretty much anything I look at, we're all friends here!

KingofDragonz says... #1

Hey Hydrax,A fan of your decks and I was wondering if you can look at my dragon deck that I plan on taking to FNM and perhaps suggest anything I can add

The Wrath of Kolaghan

Side Note: I'm new to this website so I don't really know how to message you besides using this method, maybe you can tell me how to do it otherwise?

April 11, 2017 6:43 p.m.

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Said on Anointed Tokens...

#1

ZackBinks, it's just personal preference to be honest.

I like the Embalm, so if it's killed I can just pay 4 mana to bring it back at a later point in the game. If I have an active Anointed Procession, I basically get 2 creatures for the price of 1.

But again, it's just a preference. Auriok Champion is arguably a better card so it's up to you!

April 30, 2017 9:59 p.m.

Said on Atarka's Brood...

#2

Fantastic idea, included Eldritch Evolution in the deck!

April 18, 2017 1:18 a.m.

Said on God Tribal?...

#3

This looks fun! Perhaps Call to the Kindred might be worth a try, maybe as a 1-of. it can help you cheat Gods into play much earlier.

April 13, 2017 11:44 p.m.

Said on The Wrath of ......

#4

Hey! This deck looks like a lot of fun!

You seem to have a well-thought out game plan and ways to support it, so good job there.

There are just a few things I would personally change.

Firstly, I probably wouldn't use the Curse of Stalked Prey. You mentioned it's in here to break stale-mates, but I can assure you that with Flying dragons, you won't run into many stalemates.

Think of it this way: your creatures are strong already, the rest of the cards in your deck should focus on controlling the board and/or getting your Dragons onto the field faster. So in this case, I would remove the 2 Curse of Stalked Prey, and add 1 more Dragonlord's Servant and 1 other card of your choice, preferably removal (Terminate, Draconic Roar, Dreadbore, etc.).

2nd, I would probably replace the Fearsome Awakening with a Crux of Fate. This is really just a preference call, as I like to have some form of mass board control in case I'm getting overwhelmed. Of course, this is up to you, play whatever you like!

Finally, and again this is just my preference and I'm speaking from experience here, Balefire Dragon in a deck with only 22 lands is not very easy to cast (even with 4 Dragonlord's Servants). It pains me to say because that Dragon is probably one of my all-time favorites but a 7-CMC card without effective ramp won't see the field very often. I think you'll find more success if you replaced it with another Thundermaw Hellkite. It's cheaper, you can cast it sooner and it has an immediate board impact without relying on something else for Haste support. Speed is everything in Modern. Either that, or just play another Crux of Fate.

So just to recap, that first point about Curse of Stalked Prey, I think you'll be much more successful if you make those changes. The 2nd and 3rd points are entirely up to you, I wouldn't say they're 100% necessary.

Now, moving onto the sideboard, I noticed you had some empty slots so I'm going to help you fill them!

  • 1x Duress (for control decks, you already have 3 in the mainboard but another one wouldn't hurt)

  • 4x Pyroclasm (aggressive decks can kill you quickly, even with Foul-Tongue Invocation)

  • 2x Vandalblast (good choice on your part but if your budget allows, Shattering Spree would be a better fit here)

  • 3x Terminate (bring in against creature-heavy decks that your Duress would be useless against)

  • 2x Slaughter Games (if you know what you're up against then you can get rid of their most important card and cripple their deck)

  • 2x Fatal Push (complement the 2 in the mainboard, great against decks with lots of cheap creatures like Zoo and Jund).

Hope this helped, best of luck with your deck!

April 11, 2017 9:49 p.m.

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