Bladewing the Risen

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal

Bladewing the Risen

Legendary Creature — Zombie Dragon

Flying

When Bladewing the Risen enters the battlefield, you may return target Dragon permanent card from your graveyard to play.

: Dragon creatures get +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Ammonzy on Born from Fire [Rivaz of the Claw]

1 month ago

kingtuf

Yeah, you're right. I forgot that Bladewing the Risen was legendary during that moment.

Vessiliana on UR-Dragon Tribal

1 month ago

I would recommend more ramp. Even if you keep your basics count this high, you could add Kodama's Reach or Cultivate. Maybe a bit more lands straight up, and Unclaimed Territory is a good add.

There are some reasonably priced dragons that could help, too. Atarka, World Render, Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm, and Bladewing the Risen are useful and all under $2 each.

Andramalech on MBD Zombie

3 months ago

Balaam__ I agree about building towards a goal that is non-traditional:

Building to win is so Spike, and I wanna win like Timmy or Johnny. I personally think this deck is more Johnny because at first glance.. you might miss some of these key interactions!

I.e.: things like how Zombie Infestation makes bodies that can be tossed for Scourge of Nel Toth, and then replenish your hand with Shadow of the Grave.

Boneyard Scourge is a cool card, but admittedly it isn't eternal format legal... that doesn't mean I won't use his happy ass anyways!

As far as "going second" as a precedent, I would think things like Serum Powder could help do a thing.. I even really like the idea of "going second" but having a strong "turn zero" presence to throw off your opponents (things like the Leylines or Chancellors).

Unfortunately, in competitive settings we both know it's gonna be typical "lame"/boring stuff like:

You splashed blue:

Or you splashed white:

Or, my personal favorite, if you splash green, you can have access to all my favorite removal, Graveyard staples, etc.:

And I wouldn't leave feedback about "How to" without covering the obvious ones, or at least some cards that immediately cross my mind for improvements:

There is a piece of my heart that wishes older Zombies had a more dangerous presence for this, like (I think) Lord of the Undead or Undead Warchief. Even a little slot for Soulless One.

Hell, I've even considered taking this theme to an EDH setting due to a video I saw of Jimmy Wong on Game Nights where he uses Asmoranomardicadaistinaculdacar as a psuedo-reanimator type build. With the inclusion of , I would especially love to use Bladewing the Risen or his newest iteration from Dominaria United. Initially, what I remembered wanting was "Zombies and Zombie Dragons".

And if we're mentioning that new set, Defiler of Flesh makes this blow up too. So many great "The Rot of the Horde" feeling cards that feed a sensation of an overwhelming wave of Undead minions!

Things like Abomination of Llanowar in a build would also be fun.

Really enjoyed our discussion about this and I'm really curious to see if/what kinda spin you would put on it!

Andramalech on MBD Zombie

3 months ago

Balaam__ I agree about building towards a goal that is non-traditional:

Building to win is so Spike, and I wanna win like Timmy or Johnny. I personally think this deck is more Johnny because at first glance.. you might miss some of these key interactions!

I.e.: things like how Zombie Infestation makes bodies that can be tossed for Scourge of Nel Toth, and then replenish your hand with Shadow of the Grave.

Boneyard Scourge is a cool card, but admittedly it isn't eternal format legal... that doesn't mean I won't use his happy ass anyways!

EnbyGolem on Karona, False God - EDH Tribal [PREMODERN EDH]

4 months ago

I remember we talked a little about you building an old-school deck a while ago - I love that you are starting it! It’s always great to see another old-school deck around here :)

In terms of making cuts to your deck, I would recommend first really looking at what direction you want this deck to go. I see you have a lot of different ideas here but some of them won’t work well until you hone your deck more in that direction. For example, I see you have some tribal pieces in there like Patriarch's Bidding and Bladewing the Risen - great cards but they’re only effective when you have a tribal deck. Dragons are your most occurring creature type but I could only identify 9 total dragons here. Dragon tribal would be sweet but I would move more solidly in that direction if that’s the type of deck you want.

I actually really see the bones for two different types of decks here: 2-3 color dragon reanimator or 5 color grab-bag of cool weird cards - you could absolute combine the two ideas but I think the two concepts (especially the dragon tribal) will really demand more attention for it to really click together. Have you thought about making two different decks? Then you could utilize more of those other sweet cards on your maybeboard too :)

This is just a suggestion though. The most important thing is to build the deck you want to play with! Find the cards you love playing, throw it in, and have fun - as you mentioned above, this is an opportunity to build something fun and silly with less focus on competition and more about you playing with the things that you find joy in.

Good luck! I’m excited to see how your deck will evolve; I know it will become a killer old-school gem :)

P.S. I would look through your list and make sure you get rid of any doubles. It looks like you could go down 7 cards just by removing duplicates!

AstroAA on I keep losing to Precon …

5 months ago

This is one of the reasons why I fear individual players and their particular decks and not individual commanders. I used to play with a group that would run the jankiest shit like Reaper King tribal scarecrows combo or Bladewing the Risen storm - things that when you hear about them your first thought is "What the fuck? How does that work?". However, the players behind those decks are absolute monsters and will win out of nowhere turn two or three. Easily some of the best players I've ever played with, and a big reason why I love tuning my decks to be the best they can be.

MTGBurgeoning on Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Every. Dragon. Ever.

5 months ago

Thank you for your great feedback! It's always appreciated. I did consider Eerie Ultimatum when it was previewed during Ikoria spoiler season. I eventually decided to leave it out of the 99 due to its tricky mana cost in a 5-color deck and, more persuasively, the fact that a suite of mass recursion spells already existed in the deck, like Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding and Rise of the Dark Realms. These spells, of course, return creatures to the battlefield, which Eerie Ultimatum does as well. However, with just 12 other non-land, non-creature permanents in the current 99 of this build, Eerie Ultimatum did not seem valuable enough to squeeze into the deck, and that is considering the potential mana ramp of recurring multiple fetch lands to the battlefield as well (no landfall triggers).

Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm's inclusion into this deck is inevitable. The moment a copy of her becomes available she will become a part of this deck and make it so much stronger. The same can be said for Ancient Copper Dragon, Ancient Silver Dragon and Ancient Gold Dragon. Moltensteel Dragon's presence in this deck is to combo with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Dragon Tyrant for the purposes of one-shotting an opponent, usually a control player or blue mage at the table. Panharmonicon is an interesting card to consider. By my count, in the current 99 of this build, there are four Dragons (Bladewing the Risen, Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Scourge of Valkas, Terror of the Peaks), three enchantments (Garruk's Uprising, Dragon Tempest, Temur Ascendancy) and one artifact (Dragon's Hoard) that could benefit from the inclusion of Panharmonicon. That is a total of eight cards from the 99 (8.08%). That does not seem like a high enough percentage of cards to reconcile adding Panharmonicon to the deck. Yarok, the Desecrated would not approve.

Thank you for your comments and your recommendations! I appreciate them and am looking forward to upgrading this deck with several new cards from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate!

Gidgetimer on Mirrym goes infinite with Ganax …

6 months ago

Some more fun interactions with Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm:

Ganax, Astral Hunter and Deadeye Navigator makes infinite treasures and dragons.

Rapacious Dragon and DEN make infinite dragon tokens.

Bladewing the Risen and a sacrifice outlet makes infinite dragons and infinite of whatever the sac outlet gives you. (In a 5-color dragons deck not one helmed by Miirym.)

Worldgorger Dragon and a sacrifice outlet allow you to infinitely exile your board. To create value you need something with an ETB also.

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