Creature — Dragon
Slumbering Dragon can't attack or block unless it has five or more +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, put a +1/+1 counter on Slumbering Dragon.
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Slumbering Dragon Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
Political decks are always fun. Some possible suggestions are: Archon of Absolution , Fumiko the Lowblood , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Slumbering Dragon , Entrapment Maneuver , Master Warcraft , Besmirch , Mob Rule , Martial Impetus , Shiny Impetus and Parasitic Impetus
3 months ago
No problem. I enjoy going through the first cycle tab to offer input where I can. I'm used to playing on lower budgets and power levels so I don't usually have much to offer when it comes to long established decks.
Also, on the subject of mana curve, it's worth remembering that the purpose of ramp is to drag the top end back to the left. A bomb most other decks would have to play on turn 6, you plan to play on 5, 4, or even 3 instead. Obviously the more big cards you run, the more ramp will be needed to support them. That's why Gruul dragons also tends to run anywhere from 10 to 20 cards dedicated to acceleration. You have a solid starting package with the set of Servants and the Birds (and Sarkhan actually), but adding a couple more ramp pieces could make it easier to run the critical mass of dragons that Atarka and friends need to shine. It could be untap synergy with Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf , landfall with Oracle of Mul Daya (budget: Courser of Kruphix ) and Lotus Cobra , or just more generically good dorks and tutors like Somberwald Sage and Harrow . A turn 1 Bird into Somberwald on 2 potentially lets you cast any creature in the deck as soon as turn 3. If you do want smaller dragons instead, Dragonkin Berserker and Dragon Whisperer can get bodies on the board early and hopefully pay out later. The actual dragon options of Slumbering Dragon and Dragon Hatchling are pretty poor inclusions unless you're trying to go hard with Dragon Tempest .
Here's an article from Wizards' own Gavin Verhey with some tips on dragon ramp strategy. Note that the build in question was made for an old standard meta, so there will be some obvious differences to a modern gameplan.
3 months ago
Please suggest creatures, of any color, that could be cast for 1 mana, or less, and have or easily gain a power stat of 4 or more.
Here's what I got so far:
- Vexing Devil
- Death's Shadow
- delve creatures Gurmag Angler and the likes
- landfallers Steppe Lynx and the likes
- prowess creatures Monastery Swiftspear , Blistercoil Weird et al
- Archfiend's Vessel
- Serra Ascendant
- Slumbering Dragon
- Hollow One
- Convoke/improvise creatures
- Chandra's Incinerator
- (pseudo) evolvers Experiment One , Champion of the Parish
- Jace's Phantasm
- Pact of the Titan
Levellers are off the table, they just need too much mana to pump.
Which ones am I missing? Not looking for creatures that get pumped by a specific other spell, but rather pump as I play, or get heavy cost reduction. I really need stuff that reaches power 4 quickly and/or easily and not jump through too many hoops.
Thanks in advance!
6 months ago
So, more testing and I'm really happy with how consistent the deck is thanks to the infinitude of mana rocks. I think the only question I need to answer now is if I'm happy with my dragons or if I want some cheap "dragons" (Universal Automaton, Fire-Belly Changeling, Taurean Mauler) instead. They're cheap enough that I can cast multiple of them the turn after casting Lathliss, getting twice the tokens, but they're also pretty useless in combat and don't even get haste from Dragon Tempest (not that they'd be hitting for any real damage anyway). But the 5/5 token might make up for that. Though then there's also the flavor issue. A nice compromise would be Dragon Hatchling, Dragon Egg and Sarkhan's Whelp. But they're still tiny and useless. But whe Lathliss is giving out mass buffs, they're additional bodies to get those buffs. Gah. Decisions, decisions!
I'm gonna give a try to playtesting with a few cheaper dragons and see how much of a difference it makes. Maybe take out Bogardan Hellkite and other expensive dragons to lower the mana curve a little.
(also I'd of course love to have Slumbering Dragon but $$$)
7 months ago
When I was relatively new to magic, I got a bunch of free Khans and Fate Reforged cards from some relatives who had decided to quit the game. Among them was a Polluted Delta. I looked at that card and thought: 'It's blue and black. Ew. And the flavor text talks about dragons dying!! I like dragons!!' Within the next 2 weeks I traded that fetch with my cousin for a Slumbering Dragon to put in my newly constructed mono-red dragon deck. I only learned of its true price about a year ago, and the card haunts me in a box full of unused rares everytime my cousin comes out.
8 months ago
Avaricious Dragon is amazing. I personally wouldn't run Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge in a deck with only 4 artifacts, even as a one-of. Sarkhan's Whelp or Dragon Egg are half-decent if you really want a 3-drop, though if it's just about cheap to cast dragons, there's also Taurean Mauler and Fire-Belly Changeling.
Universal Automaton could do a passable budget impression of Slumbering Dragon too if you want to make sure you have lots of cards to trigger Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas. Since it costs colorless, you can cast it t1 with Zhalfirin Void and cast it for free with Dragonlord's Servant after you play a dragon tempest or scourge of valkas.
I personally ran Pyroclasm instead of Anger of the Gods in my deck because it doesn't kill the servants, but that's a matter of personal preference. I also like Magma Jet over Draconic Roar as the scry can be really relevant and with a deck like this you're usually dealing enough damage all at once late game that those 3 points of damage early on don't matter so much. You do lose out on flavor points, though.
I hope at least some of that helps!