Creature — Dragon
When Demanding Dragon enters the battlefield, it deals 5 damage to target opponent unless that player sacrifices a creature.
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Demanding Dragon Discussion
2 months ago
Hello I would like some assistance in improve my Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge deck. This deck’s main focus is to sacrifice creatures to trigger his ability to make treasure tokens. Also there are also other cards in the deck to help me achieve this as well. There is also a sub focus on number of artifacts as well. I would like to tighten up synergy for this deck and make it more competitive, like a high level casual. Thanks in advance.
2 months ago
Hey, well done on a budget. Nice Aurelia, the Warleader :)
Phyrexian Reclamation can be a repeatable source of recursion for Kaalia or any other creature, even at instant speed. Let Kaalia die, put her into your graveyard not the Command Zone; recur her to your hand which bypasses Commander tax. Dragon Tempest is a source of haste for Kaalia and any flying creature you cast or reanimate. It has the bonus of being able to do damage if the creature is a Dragon.
Dragon Mage pairs well with Emeria Shepherd . Mage discards the permanents that you then reanimate with Shepherd and Mage refills your hand to keep doing it. Nahiri, the Harbinger can be reanimated by Shepherd and her -8 in two turns can tutor for any creature or artifact including Shepherd. -8 Nahiri, tutor for Shepherd, play a Plains and reanimate Nahiri. Nahiri has other uses besides her -8 she can be repeatable discard/draw for reanimation or even repeatable removal that exiles.
Rakdos, Lord of Riots is a Demon who can reduce the casting cost of all other Angels/Demons/Dragons. If he or other creatures are attacking and doing combat damage to opponents then he's ramp to cast high CMC creatures which helps if Kaalia is disrupted. Arcane Signet is a staple mana rock in Commander. Orzhov Signet and Rakdos Signet is more two drop ramp.
Some changes to consider, with suggestions of cuts close to or equal in price:
- Phyrexian Reclamation --> Phage the Untouchable
- Dragon Tempest --> Sigarda's Aid
- Dragon Mage --> Hero's Blade
- Nahiri, the Harbinger --> Sword of Vengeance
- Rakdos, Lord of Riots --> Akroma, Angel of Fury
- Bloodgift Demon --> Demanding Dragon
- Arcane Signet --> Exquisite Archangel
- Orzhov Signet --> Avarice Amulet
- Rakdos Signet --> Chancellor of the Annex
My advice is cut the majority of the equipment theme for more ramp since ramp is going to help more to cast Kaalia and high CMC creatures. Phage the Untouchable and Sigarda's Aid are two expensive price cards for your budget that aren't doing much in your deck. You can't cheat Phage onto the battlefield with Kaalia or reanimation which makes it pretty useless. Aid is a good card, but not taking enough advantage of equipment and I don't think you need to since the most important equipment you want to play Greaves/Boots are low mana cost to cast and equip.
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
In modern the 5 cmc dragon threat is really only going to make it you need to have all 4 copies of Sarkhan, Fireblood , he even has the means to reduce the effects of his own redundancy so why not increase the chances you get a 5 cmc dragon out faster?
now your current choice of 5 cmc dragon maybe the new hotness, but what does it really do for your deck synergy wise? Glorybringer and Demanding Dragon both fit the scary dragon top end threat while being removal. Stormbreath Dragon represents a lot of damage and is harder for white decks to remove with path. Terror of the Peaks though is probably the dragon with the most synergy, you get bonus damage from your dragons, though Hunted Dragon does give the opponent some creatures to trigger the slumbering dragon.
Now your sprite really wants free spells or ones that are cheap and cantrip, for consideration Gut Shot and Dismember are both cheap/free removal, Mutagenic Growth also free, these cards also synergize with another suggestion lower down. Manamorphose is probably the most free spell. Opt is just strong cantrip.
Now for possibly the best dragon for this shell that seems to like to target it's own creatures with spells Orvar, the All-Form will get out of hand pretty easily giving all your buff spells a Clone tagged on it.
other considerations are the above mentioned bolts, cheaper spell and doesn't require hoops for it to dome someone. Mutavault is a dragon man land, extra worth considering if you go heavier into a dragon tribal. the full 4 on copter, it is just the best vehicle for it's cmc, well there is the The Omenkeel ... I'd almost suggest having just 4x of these two as your full vehicle detachment the god side would even provide late game options. Spell Pierce is also likely a strong choice over the dragon counterspell, double blue can be tricky to pull off and also have double red.
3 months ago
Neheb, the Eternal for Demanding Dragon . Just a better card. Strong ramp on a body that almost always does damage. Also Fork in this deck does the same thing as Reverberate . Also Increasing Vengeance is about the same thing but can be cast again from graveyard. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is a far stronger planeswalker than Jaya at a cheaper cost. Chaos Warp is good general purpose spot removal. Firebrand Archer is a weaker guttersnipe, but those effects stack up fast. Thermo-Alchemist is a constantly recurring pinger when using a lot of burn. Walking Ballista because yes, it's a living fireball, what more needs said? Rogue's Passage to help creatures get through. Aetherflux Reservoir think of it as a burn battery, the more burn you fling, the more life you gain. can keep you alive longer, but if your life gets high enough it can win a game. Ruination because you mostly play mountains, and your opponents don't. Devil's Play is a recast able Fireball and also, Fireball , it's a red deck, it has a lot of burn, it's a must recommend.
5 months ago
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5 months ago
Mcat1999: i'm hoping for dragons with cmc 3 or less. and angels have always been mainly white, dragons mainly red, and elves in green. as for goldspan dragon, i don't think it beats the other 5 cmc options in nonrotating formats. it'll be great in standard, but in modern or pioneer i'd rather have Glorybringer or Demanding Dragon.
RinceRaven on Kaalia
5 months ago
suggestions right now are to get out all the low-impact 4-5 costed 'big' creatures that sit in your hand as a 1/turn spell even when you have 8 mana available and replace them with stuff that either has an actual impact or that helps big stuff come out faster and better.
in: Angel of Serenity, Kaalia of the Vast, Rakshasa Debaser, Dragon Tempest, Lightning Greaves, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Angel of Condemnation, Worn Powerstone, Thran Dynamo, Herald of War, literally any land.