Creature — Dragon Egg
Defender (This creature can't attack.)
When Dragon Egg is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create a 2/2 red Dragon creature token with flying. It has " This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn."
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Dragon Egg Discussion
2 months ago
2 months ago
I recommend adding some more early game ramp creatures or spells, probably as replacements for the Dragon Egg s and the risky Nikya of the Old Ways . More Dragonlord's Servant are totally fine, but I could also see Voyaging Satyr working to untap Gruul Turf for big mana or Zhur-Taa Druid bridging the gap between acceleration and aggression. On the spell side of things, some good old Rampant Growth effects could make Dragonmaster Outcast a nasty threat. Just looking at the cards you already have, I think more copies of Thunderbreak Regent , Atarka, World Render , and Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma wouldn't hurt. Another option if you don't mind infinite combos is upping the count of Savage Ventmaw and Grand Warlord Radha so you can run Hellkite Charger for endless combat phases.
I'll also list some possible upgrades and sidegrades based on my own experience playing with and against dragons. Dragon Tempest is nearly a direct upgrade for Impact Tremors in dragons and Scourge of Valkas is also decent. Draconic Roar seems like it would be better than Magma Jet and/or Jaya's Greeting most of the time. Spit Flame might be even better if targets tend to have 4 toughness. Flying destruction feels unnecessary here, but I'd prefer something cheaper than Pinion Feast like the flexible Broken Wings regardless. Frontier Siege might be better than Atarka Monument if you need more mana or removal. Crucible of Fire could replace Sight of the Scalelords or Dragon Throne of Tarkir , depending on how much power you need. Sarkhan, Fireblood can be a rummager, accelerant, and bomb in the world you keep him alive. Even with so many legendaries, I still prefer Elvish Piper to Thran Temporal Gateway here. A final card that I'm not sure on is the new Draconic Intervention . Seems like it could be an interesting sweeper follow-up to a Descent of the Dragons that turns all your dorks into immune dragons. That is fairly slow though.
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your deck!
7 months ago
Okay, so having cheaper dragons to cast does make a difference! I've cut Hunted Dragon and Bogardan Hellkite to make room for Dragon Hatchling and Dragon Egg. There are plenty of situations where having those two + a 4-mana dragon (of which there are a bunch and I want to have more in the future as I upgrade the deck) allows me to cast two dragons the turn after Lathliss comes into play, which means getting an extra token.
Pretty happy with these changes, and honestly, I think I might be close to calling the deck done and ordering the cards!!!
7 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 $$$)
8 months ago
So here's an idea. What about morph? Morph creatures are no creature type when they are in the morph state. Then turn it up any time for its morph cost and boom it's a dragon. Theres 7 cards that do this.
9 months ago
You forgot Dragon Egg as a good target for your CMDR. I'll still upvote your deck though ;)
9 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!
10 months ago
MilkmanMatty: No worries! If it gets too bad I can just archive the comments later haha. And people who hoard cards like stock definitely suck and I'm always extremely happy when Wizards does an unexpected reprint or ban that causes them to lose hundreds of dollars, hah.
I don't really like the Whelp, the ability isn't going to be going off enough and a 2/2 for 3 mana is pretty underwhelming. It'd be there mostly for the triggers, but in that case I'd rather run Dragon Egg, Dragon Hatchling, or Fire-Belly Changeling (the latter two I had on earlier versions of this, but got rid of them for Slumbering Dragon, which does a better job of being a cheap dragon that's there mostly for the triggers).
Re:yours being conventional Skred-Dragons, I think another key difference between that and my deck's focus on dragon tempest is that you went for one-off ramp like simian spirit guide and pyretic ritual and my focus is on the lasting cost-reducers. I think they're both valid ways to play the deck and it's pretty cool testing them out and seeing how they perform differently in different situations as a result of going these different directions.