Dragonlair Spider

Dragonlair Spider

Creature — Spider

Reach

Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token onto the battlefield.

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Dragonlair Spider Discussion

Sultai_Sir on Best Creatures to Copy?

8 months ago

I'm building a Riku of Two Reflections deck with a subtheme of Brudiclad madness, and I was wondering what creatures to copy, I've got a couple great ones on the list:

I'm looking for creatures that give you exponential value, or creatures that are just better with more of them. And please, no Biovisionaries. Thanks!

Epicurus on Grandlandlord Radha *$50 Budget*

10 months ago

Hi there! I sifted through your list and chose 9 cards from amongst the higher price tags that I thought you could live without, then came up with 9 cheaper cards that seem to fit with what you have going here. I hope it's helpful

Cut:

Add:

Magmastorm on Shattergang Brothers Demolition Company

11 months ago

Your deck could probably get good use out of Dragonlair Spider's 1/1s, and though your current artifact base is strong you may want to add a few artifacts that exist for the express purpose of being sacrificed, like Mycosynth Wellspring or Ichor Wellspring.

kingtuf on Korvold EDH

1 year ago

I don't know what I am missing here, but by my count you are one card shy of 100. 32 creatures (commander included) + 35 lands + 8 enchantments + 10 artifacts + 9 instants + 5 sorcery = 99 cards. If that is the case, great, this deck wants more lands. I'd say 36-37 is a good number of lands for an EDH deck. If you can swing the cost of fetches, they work really well with Korvold. After that, I'd say that with the number of aristocrats you have in the deck (as well as the token doubling cards) I would say that you could benefit from more token production. If I were you, I would cut the mana dorks like Llanowar Elves or Boreal Druid for cards like Kodama's Reach and Skyshroud Claim then start finding good token producers. The ones that come to mind are Bitterblossom (or Shitterblossom for budget) as well as things like Hornet Queen, Ant Queen, Dragon Broodmother, Dragonlair Spider, Tendershoot Dryad, Avenger of Zendikar, Grave Titan, Kessig Cagebreakers etc. A personal favorite token-producing gimmick card I adore is Hornet Nest but that one is more of a pet option. Funny rattlesnake card though! Then if you do decide to go deep into tokens, I can't recommend Sadistic Hypnotist more highly. Other good token sac-outlets that come to mind are Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Smothering Abomination, Attrition, or Eldrazi Monument. I think that's all I've got right now, hope I'm not coming across as overbearing or anything here! Looking forward to seeing the deck evolve.

Jack-Frost on

1 year ago

PlatinumShadow It's a matter of spacing and priorities. Dragon Broodmother is a good card but it's just not good enough. Compared to the other options it just doesn't compare. Dragonlair Spider is similar. While they are good cards, i've found that the little tokens don't actually get any value and there are better cards to put into those slots. Giant Adephage is another great card, but I just don't have anything i'd want to cut from the deck for it.

Sandwurm Convergence honestly isn't as good as it seems. It looks like a fantastic card but i've found that it just draws a lot of hate and doesn't get the value I would hope for. It's takes up an entire turn to cast and very rarely does it last more than a round, if at all.

Regarding Rhythm of the Wild, I purposely didn't add any haste cards in the deck. Since Thantis already forces you to attack each turn, you often end up with few blockers. This gives me the time and options so I won't be forced to attack with creatures I don't want to. I very rarely want to attack immediately with Thantis. He just wants to exist and keep everyone at each others throats, killing their threatening cards and their weak guys they want to protect, while he keeps the life totals balanced and then swoops in for the kill. I just don't really want the haste and if I'm just using it for the +1/+1 counters it's just not worth it to me.

I hope you enjoy the deck and your games go well!

Amoskeag on Gruul swarm

1 year ago

I would add some Domri, Anarch of Bolas to help with your mana, buffing your dudes, and giving you some interaction once those bad boys are down.

The curve is a bit awkward, I would take the opportunity to change up the creature base slightly so your turns have more presence. A great starter would be another 1 drop, Pelt Collector is sweet for that and fits your deck well.

Drop the Dragonlair Spider for Arasta of the Endless Web.

25 lands is a bit much, I believe 23 to 24 is plenty, Kessig Wolf Run is awesome and always fun, keep that, maybe add a 2nd to make sure you see it more often? Don't be afraid to have some basic lands in there.

Eldritch Evolution can be super spicy and help you get some big dudes out, you might want to find space for Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Kogla, the Titan Ape, and or Surrak, the Hunt Caller, big fan of Surrak myself.

In regards to your Bloodbraid Elf. Gruul Spellbreaker is a far better target than Taurean Mauler and gives you more devotion to your Xenagos, God of Revels with those green and red pips. Also, Hexproofs you (yay!)

Have fun!
- Amoskeag

seshiro_of_the_orochi on

1 year ago

This looks pretty interesting, I like it. If you want to go deeper down the top-deck manipulation, Sensei's Divining Top seems to be good additions.

Have you considered Bear Umbra and Hellkite Charger plus some source of team indestructibility? You wouldn't even have to win by combat damage, you could just mill everybody out with your commander.

I see Dragonlair Spider is in your list. You could also add Arasta of the Endless Web for redundancy.

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