Slumbering Dragon

Slumbering Dragon

Creature — Dragon

Flying

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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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Slumbering Dragon Discussion

Mechanon on Flight of the Dragons

1 month ago

Slumbering Dragon and Dragonmaster Outcast might be some handy low mana cards. There's also Frontier Siege .

TheVectornaut on Christmas Dagrons

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.

Dragon Ramp Reconstructed

sergiodelrio on Looking for (virtual-/) 1-drops w/ …

3 months ago

Hi folks!

So I want to see how I could capitalize more on Stubborn Denial and Ponder ing creative options.

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:

+++ Edit:

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!

ellie-is on Lathliss, Ramp Queen

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 $$$)

Fotus_Konig on What's the Worst Trade You …

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.

ellie-is on $40 Bullying Dragons

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.

Finally, if you feel like you need more cheap creature removal until you've started casting dragons (which I recommend), Flame Slash is a very decent budget replacement to Skred.

I hope at least some of that helps!

ThisIsMyAccount on Burn The Frogs

8 months ago

I would suggest upping Dragonlord's Servant to 4 copies and also adding Sarkhan, Fireblood.

Also, maybe playing some dragons with lower CMC like Loch Dragon, Sprite Dragon, Thunderbreak Regent, maybe even Slumbering Dragon.

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