Creature — Dragon
At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card.
At the beginning of your end step, discard your hand.
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Avaricious Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
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Avaricious Dragon Discussion
1 month ago
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Also heads up Treacherous Blessing will get sacked as soon as you target it with Blim, but maybe you intend for that to happen? 3 cards for 3 is decent value after all.
1 month ago
2 months ago
I have a Malfegor deck!
He's better off as a utility piece in your command zone rather than trying to build the deck around him. I play it as a synergy through discard deck. Pretty much all the Megrim effects, wheels in Rackdos colors, and a reanimator package (Reanimate, Animate Dead, Necromancy, Dance of the Dead, and Command the Dreadhorde). The World gorger Dragon combo makes a decent win condition. My favorite synergy in the deck is between Avaricious Dragon and Ghirapur Orrery :D
2 months ago
X-Factor11105: Some good points! Here's my reasoning:
Molten Echoes is largely in here because it is the easiest enabler I've found for Bladewing to go infinite, while still providing reliable value when not going infinite. While there are some legendaries that kinda nonbo with it (though you can always let the legendary die and swing with the hasty token), there are also a number of dragons that are really good with it. Making copies of stuff like Utvara Hellkite, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks, and Dragon Tyrant is awesome.
Avaricious Dragon has sucked a lot of ass. I included it to lower my curve and increase my draw power, butttt it really has not been pulling its weight. I'll cut it as soon as I find something else I want to run. Maybe Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge? I see you're running him, how has he been?
Command Beacon is in here now because there just honestly is no reason not to include it. I don't see myself using it often, but there's just really no downside to including it, since my manabase is more than consistent enough to afford the utility slot. Like you said, I generally just let Bladewing hit the graveyard to reanimate later, but if I don't have access to a reanimate spell and do have the mana to hardcast him again, I usually let him go back to the command zone. This makes that line of play a little less punishing.
Altar of Dementia is here because I wanted a free sac outlet to enable the new infinite loop with Hellkite Courser, and it is IMO the best one in a vacuum. It's one cmc cheaper than ashnod's, can mill out an opponent if I don't have a Dragon Tempest effect on board, and can be used to fill my graveyard in a pinch.
Nightscape Familiar is... fine. Nothing amazing, but the cost reduction applies to a lot of my spells, and being able to regenerate makes him a decent blocker if I need one.
Since you mentioned it, I think Drownyard Temple is a card I would use if I went a bit harder on aggressively self-milling to fill my graveyard, but I generally don't like doing that (makes it easier to get blown out by gravehate).
I generally don't worry about establishing early-game presence too much with this deck. I spend the first few turns ramping, looting, and sending removal at everything my opponents play, then start dropping dragons.
2 months ago
Fuzzlewuzzle I'm glad you keep working on this deck! I'm still working to tighten mine up as well!
Some questions and thoughts:
Molten Echoes: I think we differ on this because of playstyle. Of your 18 dragons (including Bladewing), 4 are Legendary, and three of them are nonbos with Molten Echoes (Bladewing goes infinite). In my deck, , I have 7. At least Ryusei, the Falling Star and Kokusho, the Evening Star would be funny triggers with Echoes. I think I'd rather be selective about what to copy and focus on building up board presence or draw in the mid-game than play a payoff.
Command Beacon: You have this included for a 2nd or 3rd cast of Bladewing? My normal play is to let Bladewing hit the graveyard, knowing there's so much recursion packed in to bring him back.
Altar of Dementia: You went with this as the sac outlet to end the game versus, say Ashnod's Altar, which requires an additional play? I think there's a pros/cons discussion to be had about Altar vs. High Market, but if going infinite is the purpose of that slot, I can get it.
Nightscape Familiar: Does this card dramatically accelerate your deck? I see why it could be valuable with cost reduction, I'm just not totally convinced its a strong enough 2-drop. The regeneration is nice though, so I 100% see how it could be so worthwhile, especially if it can stick on the board for a turn or two.
3 months ago
Can't you also focus on tap/untap abilities? also draw all you can and never discard. Angel's Trumpet seems fun, same with Avaricious Dragon, Blood Hound and Desolation. you can try to convince your opponents to use Obeka and you get to keep tokens made by cards like Flameshadow Conjuring
4 months ago
@Snap157: Library used to be in the deck; it was pretty nice especially with Experimental Frenzy, but I found it wasn't usually worth the slot. When I first brewed this deck it was much more focused around Grimoire, so I wanted to make sure there was as much stuff to hold onto it as I could get, but currently the deck doesn't care enough about any individual cards to have it worth a spell to not discard particular things.
@Goblin_Guide: Perpetual Timepiece used to be in the deck but other than that I am able to churn through the deck fast enough with cards like Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion and Avaricious Dragon that I found I didn't really need it or other things like it. Codex Shredder is the only holdout of that kind. As far as mass reanimation, nothing comes to mind other than Scrap Mastery, are there others you think could be a good fit?
5 months ago
ellie-is, my thinking on Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge is that with all the removal from instants, board wipes, and Dragon Tempest (which I'm really running 8 of with Scourge of Valkas), I should end up with a ton of artifacts off of Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge's removal trigger. I'm actually running Anger of the Gods over Pyroclasm specifically to wipe my little support creatures. I figure by the time I can cast anger of the gods with dragons on the table, I'll have enough mana to cast dragons without the servants. In the meantime Gadrak is a good blocker.
Thanks for the suggestions!