Drakuseth, Maw of Flames
Legendary Creature — Dragon
Whenever Drakuseth, Maw of Flames attacks, it deals 4 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker and 3 damage to each of up to two other target creatures, players or planeswalkers.
|Have (2)||metalmagic ,|
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|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Drakuseth, Maw of Flames Discussion
1 week ago
Hey, nice budget version of Ur-Dragon. Good job upgrading the precon by adding the Ventmaw + Assault combo.
Even if you have a higher budget to make upgrades with here's some budget cards (each $2 or less) to consider adding to replace some cards you have here:
- Temur Ascendancy > Monastery Siege
- Sarkhan's Triumph > Wardscale Dragon
- Drakuseth, Maw of Flames > Tyrant's Familiar
- Dragon's Hoard > Dreamstone Hedron
- Beast Within > Rain of Thorns
- Swords to Plowshares > Curse of Verbosity
- Dovin's Veto > Curse of Bounty
- Bala Ged Recovery Flip > Curse of Opulence
- Exotic Orchard > Orator of Ojutai
- Unclaimed Territory > Armillary Sphere
- Cinder Glade, Prairie Stream, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh, Canopy Vista > 5 Vivid lands
Understand that for most cards on this site the prices are displayed wrong and you need to do some browsing around TCGPlayer/Card Kingdom to get the best actual prices of cards. Having a creature tutor can be helpful to get Scion of the Ur-Dragon or any other Dragon. Drakuseth is a Dragon upgrade especially with the Ventmaw + Assault combo as a win condition with infinite attacks.
Hoard is a ramp upgrade since if not using it for ramp it can be a repeatable draw source. Wizards put zero instant speed removal in the precon and that's not good in Commander. You want to be able to remove a problematic card from an opponent or counter a spell that's going to wreck you.
The 5 Battle Lands could replace the 5 Vivid lands. There's lots of Tri lands here and these lands will always ETB tapped, but on a budget they're worth it for the color fixing. Vivid lands are not worth ETB tapped because you don't have a way to put more counters on them and when they run out of counters they're terrible. Battle lands have interaction with lots of basic lands and Farseek can search for one of them.
Good luck with your deck.
1 week ago
Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded. Man he embodies big red so damn well for me. It is so satisfying pumping out the big guys, that often don't see play due to their cmc. Bloodfire Colossus, Knollspine Dragon to draw obscene amounts (note you can cheat him into play anytime someone got whooped, not only when you did the whooping), Drakuseth, Maw of Flames and Dragon Mage, which becomes a Wheel of Fortune, that also did five to someone. And my absolute favorite interaction: turn 5 drop Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded, turn 6 drop the damn Fiery Emancipation (one devotion from early turns is not to much of magical christmas land) and then deliver some heavenly Smackdown to the poor soul not having blockers. Such a strong curve, makes people really anxious about a battlecruiser deck just deleting them. Add some ramp and you have a set straightforward gameplan if I have ever seen one.
1 month ago
When you go about upgrading the lands, make sure to add ones that will give you more than enough color flexibility. Sure, you want to cast Scion of the Ur-Dragon easily, but you also want to cast things like Bladewing the Risen, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Broodmother that will have you needing three of one color in some cases. This means that having shock lands (Without fetches) may not be the best choice.
Good budget options for 5-color lands include: The Vivid cycle (Vivid Crag), Grand Coliseum, City of Brass (You can find cheap ones in foreign languages and sub-optimal conditions.) and even sometimes the more expensive ones like Reflecting Pool, where you can use strategies mentioned above to save money.
Trilands are also good, but it may be a bad draw when you get the colors you don't want, or just don't need a land in hand.
If you have another deck that can always use shock lands, then I think having them in The Ur-Dragon is fine.
1 month ago
Suggestions: Drakuseth, Maw of Flames Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge Terror of Mount Velus Terror of the Peaks (this one is the money card for Core 2021) Nylea, Keen-Eyed Klothys, God of Destiny God-Eternal Rhonas Fiery Emancipation Garruk's Uprising Song of Creation
2 months ago
2 months ago
Hi again.. It's me...
A low costing dragon that may also help with some ramp is Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge. He can't attack until you have a handful of artifacts, but is a good blocker until then. To make room, I think my least favorite in what you have is Spellbound Dragon.
Hellkite Tyrant is always awesome and a good way to get some ramp from your opponents. Who doesn't love to steal artifacts from across the table? Plus, it gives you an alternative way to win. Darigaaz Reincarnated is cool because he comes back by himself.. but you have other ways to bring things back if needed, so I'd skip Darigaaz.
For lands, I would encourage a couple of the Triome's from Ikoria. These lands are THREE colors and also can be tutor'd for with your Farseek and Skyshroud Claim if you get the Triome's that say "Forest" (Zagoth Triome, Ketria Triome, and Indatha Triome). This will help make sure that you can find a land that has the color you need... which could be any of the colors. Triomes are still a bit expensive right now, but that might never change.
3 months ago
Some changes that are on the horizon:
Change #2, #3 & #4
Chord of Calling, Mana Geyser and Vivien's Arkbow are on their way out. I've discussed Chord of Calling and Mana Geyser already. I sense Vivien's Arkbow can be replaced with a more impactful card, as the resources needed to use Vivien's Arkbow is high and the return is not always justified or realized. For these three cards, I think the following additions are fine replacements:
I like all of these potential additions, but only have space for three of them currently. Availability, play-testing and game-play will eventually tell the story. Initially, this is how I rank these four cards:
Fiery Emancipation is going to replace Gratuitous Violence. For an extra we triple damage from any source as opposed to just doubling creature damage. This is a definite upgrade, even if we only have a few sources of non-combat damage (Chandra's Ignition, Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, and to a lesser extent Blasphemous Act and Star of Extinction). Imagine Fiery Emancipation and Chandra's Ignition!?!
I am wary about adding lands that destroy lands. My concern is the response of the meta-game, and how much over-correction through escalation this may procure. I'm not a fan of land destruction and would not want the inclusion of multiple lands that can destroy lands to be met with mass land destruction or the targeted removal of mana-bases. I prefer to add more protection, such as Heroic Intervention and Deflecting Swat. These spells will dance around Maze of Ith and allow us to push for lethal. I do believe that I can find a place for Field of Ruin. At least the land is replaced and removes one threat. I think swapping in Field of Ruin for Inkmoth Nexus is reasonable.
This will be the next series of changes. More information to come through play-testing and game-play.
Thanks again for your evaluation!
3 months ago
Draft is broken in Core 2020. I keep seeing the same rares over and over again late into the pack, particularly Drakuseth, Maw of Flames. I saw three, all within a few seconds of each other. Not in the same pack. I'm aware this might be chance, but just thought you might want to check it out.