Dragonborn Champion

Dragonborn Champion

Creature — Dragon Warrior

Trample

Whenever a source you control deals 5 or more damage to a player, draw a card.

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Dragonborn Champion Discussion

Lord_Grimm on Xenegod

3 weeks ago

If this is indeed up to date, here are some thoughts (post Matty games): Since Xenny is 5 CMC, your ramp should be land based 2-3 cost spells only. With that in mind... Gruul Signet < Search for Tomorrow, Thran Dynamo < Rampant Growth, Talisman of Impulse < Harrow, Shadowspear < Hydra Omnivore, Swiftfoot Boots < Dragonborn Champion, Harmonize < Weaver of Harmony. Pretty sure that new red dragon is in the deck, but don't see it in this list... so I won't look at creatures yet. Hopefully these suggestions help.

Gleeock on Ruric Thar's Guide to Punching Mages in the Face!

2 months ago

Also... Maybe - Oath of Druids Though I do understand keeping the non-creature volume low, this low CMC enchantment is a party in a zoo deck, & most likely your creatures would win-out versus opponents... Though this would supply more blockers to handle our boy :(

Dragonborn Champion seems like a windmill slap.

Xenaphix02 on LF: Help w/ cuts down …

5 months ago

I'd get real critical of those artifacts if I were you. Signets are pretty bad in green since of course you have access to land ramp, which is way more durable than artifacts, which you might accidentally blow up sometimes.

Arcane Adaptation is at best a win-more card and at worst a d0-nothing card, you're either going to draw into it at a point where dragons already dominate your board, or it's going to clog up your opening hand and do nothing until you cast your first big threat.

Void Shatter is pretty bad. In a deck where you are constantly either ramping or putting out big creatures, a three mana counterspell (let alone a counterspell) is only gonna get cast if your deck isn't doing what it wants.

Blighted Woodland is pretty bad, it only ramps you by 1 land. I'd just cut that and move down to 35 lands.

You might also want to swap your 2 drop mana dorks for more land ramp, or nothing at all.

You probably also want to be running Dragonborn Champion for a cheap dragon related draw source.

In my honest opinion, I would just ditch blue and move back to a gruul commander, like the new options from AFR commander or even Atarka, World Render. The 'Can't be countered' clause on Surrak is sweet but there are plenty of similar effects in those colors, such as Vexing Shusher and Prowling Serpopard and a few others. If you want to stay with the extra-combats / combat triggers effects, you should def move to Xenagos, God of Revels or Wulfgar of Icewind Dale. There are just so many options that it feels like Blue is actively wasting slots in the deck, no offense of course. And as always, it's your decision.

multimedia on Tiamight

7 months ago

Hey, nice version, solid deck building on a budget. Looks like you got the Draconic Rage Commander precon and upgraded it to Tiamat?

Some budget Dragon upgrades to consider:

Savage Ventmaw + Hellkite Charger is a budget way with Dragons to have many extra attacks. When each of these Dragons attacks both trigger at the same time and you can choose the order these triggers resolve. First resolve Ventmaw to make six mana then resolve Charger and use the six mana + one other mana to pay for an extra attack and repeat. These two let you have a number of extra attacks equal to the amount of mana you have which can be a lot of attacks. Add Dragonborn Champion to draw a lot of cards.


Some budget other spell upgrades to consider:

Crux of Fate is a very powerful for Dragons in multiplayer Commander since it can wreck all your opponents creatures leaving you unscathed to attack. Temur Ascendancy has two repeatable effects that are great with Dragons: a haste enabler and repeatable draw whenever a Dragon ETB. Patriarch's Bidding is a powerful budget tribal card since it reanimates all Dragons in your graveyard for five mana. Seasons Past is any card recursion which you don't have any. Use Seasons Past with Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient to potentially cast all the cards you got back.


Some other upgrades to consider:

Tyrite Sanctum can be a repeatable way to put a +1/+1 counter on a legendary creature you control. Use Tyrite with Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients to first make him a God and then make him indestructible for unlimited enrage.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Tiamat and Her Dragons

8 months ago

Hey, for a first Commander deck well done. You have some interesting card choices and nice Ur-Dragon, Gnawbone, Utvara and Sarkhan.

An area to consider improving on is repeatable draw. When you can get draw from simply having a Dragon ETB then this can help gameplay. Some budget repeatable draw sources to consider adding:

Most of these cards give you more than one effect: Temur Ascendancy is also haste enabler, Dragon's Hoard and Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is also ramp, Court of Bounty can also be cheat a Dragon from your hand onto the battlefield as well as land ramp, Garruk's Uprising also gives all creatures you control trample to break through an opponent's annoying flying Spirit or Angel tokens.

You have Dragon Arch and Quicksilver Amulet which are nice effects to cheat Dragons onto the battlefield, but Court of Bounty is a step above these because it provides other effects. It can be repeatable draw with monarch or lets you play a land from your hand at your upkeep. The monarch is you draw a card at your end step, but only one player in the game can be the monarch. Any player who does combat damage to you or plays a card that makes them the monarch then becomes the monarch and you lose the monarch. You can get it back though and flying Dragons help a lot at attacking as well as blocking for an opponent not to be able to do combat damage to you.


Hellkite Charger is a combo with Old Gnawbone for infinite attacks with Dragons, but if you're playing casual then you might want to avoid a combo like this. I would include it as a win condition with Dragons. There's some budget creature/Dragon upgrades to consider:


You have the three staple budget Rainbow lands already: Tower, Orchard and Ancestry which is great, but you could improve the manabase other ways. If you have a low budget for lands then my advice is replace lands that always ETB tapped with a Tri land. A Tri land such as Jungle Shrine also always ETB tapped, but the color fixing it provides, three colors, is worth it. A land such as Swiftwater Cliffs isn't worth it instead consider Frontier Bivouac?

Archway Commons, Gateway Plaza and other lands like this are not good even though they can potentially make one of five colors. You can't play one of them unless you control an untapped land to pay 1 mana and that's a big requirement just be able to play a land.

Some budget land changes to consider:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

Oldbear on Ruric TharrrrRRRRRRHHHHHH!

9 months ago

Older cards I'm currently considering:

  • Yeva, Nature's Herald for the flash, but usually, I'm not leaving mana up to bluff removal ect. so I dont know if this is a good as it could be.

  • Mage Slayer would be great with Ruric Thar attaching every turn but I'm hesitant to add more non-creature cards. Having said that why have the lifelink eq in there is I'm not gonna use it?

  • Prowling Serpopard protection for Ruric and other big beasties. Will probably add this.

  • Gruul Ragebeast for more creature removal. Play testing with this and will probably add it in the long run.

  • Sunder Shaman again for more removal, casting cost is a bit hard on this but not usually problem

New Cards:

  • Dragonborn Champion already added this, creature based no brainer for card draw

  • Circle of Dreams Druid I don't really have a ton of dorks in this deck. I just find land ramp more stable and if you have access to green even with Ruric Thar's self punishment.

multimedia on Tiamat

9 months ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut and Commander. Nice collection of cards for your first deck, but you've kind of just added cards to add them to make a deck not because they belong with Dragons.

Some advice is to consider getting the new Draconic Rage Commander precon? It's a preconstructed 100 card Commander deck that's focused on a Dragon theme. In the precon are several cards that would be upgrades for your deck.


More advice is consider doing some research at EDHRec Top Cards in Commander? These cards are the most played cards in Commander, called staples and most are budget. EDHRec is a great site to see examples of deck building for Commander. Several of these cards are in the Draconic Rage precon.

You can also look at the budget cards that most people playing five color Dragons use EDHRec Dragons.

The main reason that most of these cards are the most played is because they provide high synergy, effects for Dragons, Dragon tribal effects. Atarka, World Render gives itself and all other attacking Dragons you control double strike which makes each Dragon do more combat damage either to the opponent blockers or to the opponent who they attacked. Crux of Fate can destroy all nonDragon creatures leaving just you with an army of Dragons to attack your opponents unblocked and not have to worry as much about the opponents attacking you after.

Another reason most of these cards are most played is because they have more than one effect such as Dragon's Hoard. It can be ramp, making any one color, as well as repeatable draw making this one card a source of ramp and a source of draw. Temur Ascendancy is a haste enabler letting Dragons attack the same turn they ETB and it's also a repeatable draw source each time any 4 or more power creature you control ETB including creature tokens.


What EDHRec lacks is casual deck building structure advice, basic guidelines to follow to structure a casual Commander deck. Good ratios for a starting basic structure:

When you have a basic structure in place then you can of course add other cards that do other things. When playing five colors ramp is important because ramp also provides mana color fixing from getting lands that can make different colors of mana (Farseek) or from mana rocks (Arcane Signet)/mana dorks (Faeburrow Elder) that can make different colors of mana. Ramp is also just as important when your Commander, in this case Tiamat, has a high converted mana cost (CMC). Tiamat is 7 CMC which ramp can help to cast him and then that same ramp can help to cast other Dragons.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Tyranny of Dragons

9 months ago

Hey, nice version on a budget.

Sol Ring and Arcane Signet are two staple budget mana rocks to consider adding. Temur Ascendancy does a lot with Dragons. Haste enabler and repeatable draw whenever a 4 more power Dragon you control enter the battlefield (ETB) including creating a Dragon token.

Some budget Dragon upgrades to consider:

If interested I offer more advice for budget lands upgrades and ramp. Good luck with your deck.

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