Dragon Tempest

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed 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
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Dragon Tempest


Whenever a creature with flying enters the battlefield under your control, it gains haste until end of turn.

Whenever a Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, it deals X damage to any target (creature, player or planeswalker), where X is the number of Dragons you control.

Willen on Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm: Double Dragon

13 hours ago

Bonehoard Dracosaur and Auton Soldier isn't good options to the deck? In a scenario with Miirym on the field, can have another Bonehoard Dracosaur to exile plus two cards and get it's benefits. Auton Soldier is {{2}} more than Irenicus's Vile Duplication, but... if you copy Scourge of Valkas or have Dragon Tempest on battlefield, attack with Myriad may be kinda of a finisher, since are two or more dragons entering at that time. Just thoughts.

lhetrick13 on Miirym's Air Force

5 days ago

ted1 - I like the decklist and the concept! Looks like you are running a decent amount of ramp and flicker with the hope of generating lots of dragon copies/tokens via effects from Miirym, Sentinel Worm, Panharmonicon, etc...

If I may ask some questions and/or provide some thoughts...I am surprised things like Dragon Tempest, Terror of the Peaks, and Ancient Silver Dragon were omitted. Dragon Tempest and Terror of the Peaks are just like Scourge of Valkas and fill a similar roll. If you can get out lots of dragons, Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas are superior but Terror of the Peaks is basically targeted removal when you only can get out a few dragons before another board wipe.

Ancient Silver Dragon I feel like you would need in this deck as it allows no maximum hand size. Given the amount of draw this deck has with things like Elemental Bond and Kindred Discovery, having some stuff like that would be crucial...

I am a little surprised to see Goldspan Dragon. You are only running three dragons with treasure synergy with Ganax, Astral Hunter and Ancient Copper Dragon obviously having some serious treasure production ability in this deck. Just feels like this inclusion with the hope of getting it out with one of those two is low and you could do better by adding a dragon with a different role.

Personally, whenever I run a creature heavy deck, I always include two things: 1. protection for my boardstate and 2. something to bring back my creatures after a boardwipe. Nothing is worse than having your deck explode onto the field and then a Wrath of God get dropped and you blew your load early and have no way to really recover. I would encourage you to try to find some form of both of these and include it such as Deflecting Swat, plus it has a dragon for flair!!!

Lastly, Gratuitous Violence outclassed by Fiery Emancipation...plus it has some dragon flair with the fire :)

jameswarlord on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago

Azoth2099 I've never tried Moxfield! I pre-emptively imported the deck in there (www.moxfield.com/decks/_LTrrj5RfUKsBLkk0pXm4g) just in case but no idea how to go about co-brewing it :)

For a list of cards I wouldn't really like to part with from playing as I enjoy them quite a lot and always play I made this little list:

jameswarlord on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago

Hi there! Thank you both Azoth2099 and lhetrick13 so much for the feedback! I agree that this deck right now isn't going many places as its trying to do too many things at once so your conversation is very insightful for me!

To clarify on lhetrick13 first comment (which I really appreciate!), Liliana's Contract is really there just for the card draw as I don't like her win con. I should probably replace it with something else as you point out. Maybe some of the ramp cards Azoth2099 suggested.

If anything, one of my goals with the deck was to be as versatile as I could to be able to exist in most games. The reasoning for my lifegain additions were that sometimes the demons (and other cards) giving me card draw outright leave with single digit health (looking at you Diabolic Intent) so I wanted things to soak damage and allow me to cancel out the life drain I was having. I do find fun however to gain a lot of life, but I have seen in many decks focused on lifegain that they go for wincons with Aetherflux Reservoir and I don't feel that's fun for me, so not sure how would I go about that rooute.

On the other side, I'm also very hesitant to go the aristocrat/reanimator route as all I feel all it takes is a cheap instant with graveyard hate to ruin the whole thing. I might be wrong here, but that's what I've seen from friends playing with half their deck in the graveyard. I've seen a lot of Kaalia of the Vast lists, however, that use just 2-3 cards that bring things back from the graveyard and I think that might be okay? But I might just be increasing the amount of things the deck can do without giving it more direction. What cards would you cut for more graveyard play?

As an aside, cards like Luminarch Ascension and Valkyrie Harbinger I've found to enjoy quite a lot as they give me more board presence over time and serve as a backup plan in case Kaalia is costing me 12 mana. I have no idea what type of deck that would lean into (probably army/tokens) but then I don't think I would be using Kaalia properly.

All that to just say, I'm very happy that you both are willing to share knowledge and help me here :D I would really like to add Azoth2099's suggestions, such as the Saw in Half combo but I am very lost with what cards should I cut as I would like to keep synergies with Dragon Tempest and synergies with Aurelia, the Warleader. I would assume that my intention with the deck is to go ful aggro? Honestly no idea, I welcome any thoughts.

Azoth2099 on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago

I feel like lhetrick13 is already aware, but I should clarify incase jameswarlord doesn't know:

Dragon Tempest triggers for every Dragon that Ancient Gold Dragon generates. For example, if you roll...let's middleground and say you rolled a 10, with AGD being the only other Dragon you control.

That would be 11 damage 10 times in a row, 110 damage to spread across your opponents. If you roll a 12 or higher all of your opponents are dead if they're at 40 life, which they probably are not! A perfect example of why wording is so, so vital in this game...If the card would have said "Whenever one OR MORE Dragons", it wouldn't be good enough to consider over even something as simple as Mass Hysteria as a Haste enabler.

Also, I agree that the Hoarding Broodlord + Saw in Half combo is probably not worth running outside of Aristocrat/Reanimator strategies for sure. Whichever strategy enables the most 1-card wincons is imho the optimal route, though. If you're trying to max out on power, anyway...

lhetrick13 on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago

Azoth2099 - I do love the Ancient Gold Dragon + Dragon Tempest synergy as that can easily one-shot an opponent but my justification for dropping it is that Ancient Gold Dragon is really the only card it has good synergy with due to the general lack of dragons. You are right that the Haste enable for his flyers is nice, especially if you have the ability to trigger multiple combats with cards like Aurelia, the Warleader letting you drop multiple dragons/angels/demons to the field in a single turn and hit with the previous combats drops. However, Aurelia, the Warleader is the only card being run that triggers multiple combats so in my opinion, it is an inefficient addition to the deck as it currently is constructed. You are right that depending on what way the deck is refined, Dragon Tempest could become crucial piece though!

I was unaware of the Hoarding Broodlord + Saw in Half combo but that has merit! Especially in a more aristocrat themed deck where cards like Burnt Offering would already be present so you would not have to cut something good to make room. Sometimes 99 cards is so hard to trim a commander deck down to! I will have to experiment with that so thank you!

Azoth2099 on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago


Yeah, I pretty much agree with lhetrick13 about everything except the analysis of Dragon Tempest. Being a Haste enabler as well as a piece of a 2-card wincon alongside Ancient Gold Dragon is pretty nice. My intution tells me that if you cut it now, you'll end up re-adding it later in a more refined version of the list. Perhaps not, though!

Also, I think you should be informed about the Hoarding Broodlord + Saw in Half synergy, since you're already running 1 of the pieces. It goes as follows:

Step 1: Hoarding Broodlord ETBs, tutoring Saw in Half

Step 2: Cast Saw in Half targeting Hoarding Broodlord

Step 3: Tutor Burnt Offering & a fat card like Razaketh, the Foulblooded or Peer into the Abyss with your token Broodlords.

Step 4: Convoke Burnt Offering, sacrificing one of the token Broodlords - which retains its 8 mana CMC due to it entering the battlefield as a copy of the original Hoarding Broodlord, very important detail - adding 8 mana to your pool

Step 5: Convoke/cast whatever fatty you tutored for to win the game with. I always go with Razaketh, but you don't have to.

But anyway, definitely cut alot of those weaker value pieces mentioned for more fundamental deck strength cards that will draw you cards and ramp you mana.

lhetrick13 on [KFC] Kaalia Friended Chickens

1 month ago

jameswarlord - I like the build! You have some interesting cards in there that I did not know existed like Liliana's Contract which leads me to my constructive criticism - I feel like the deck is lacking unity in terms of what you are trying to do with it. For example, you have Liliana's Contract but then only have a handful of demons in the deck so the likelihood of that being helpful is very low. You are also running Dragon Tempest but only have a total of 9 dragons in the deck again severely limiting its potential. I also see you have a bit of a lifegain theme with additions like Sunscorch Regent, Luminarch Ascension, and Valkyrie Harbinger but you have just as many if not more demons that have abilities that cost life so the probability of the lifegain part working is again very low.

For my version of a Kaalia deck, I went primarily dragons over the demons and angels as I wanted to include the heavy treasure sub-theme and then I focused on trying to build around Kaalia's ability by trying to trigger that multiple times per turn and keeping cards in my hand. The treasure tokens have a couple wincons but then also add in extra utility with card draw, tutoring, removal, etc but generally everthing is built around getting Kaalia out early, getting out primarily dragons and treasure tokens, and protecting my boardstate.

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