Hellkite Courser

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Hellkite Courser

Creature — Dragon


When Hellkite Courser enters the battlefield, you may put a commander you own from the command zone onto the battlefield. It gains haste. Return it to the command zone at the beginning of the next end step.

DraconicDestruction on Karlach's Swinging Special

1 year ago

Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient could go well with your commander's background, and if you put klauth in, you might as well throw in Hellkite Courser for infinite combat steps and mana. it may raise the curb, but it's worth it

DreadKhan on Cheap dragon

2 years ago

In case you haven't bought it yet, Hellkite Courser is much better with The Ur-Dragon, it won't trigger Tiamat's ability, as she must be actually cast. Similarly, you can't blink or flicker Tiamat to enable her, she has to be cast. If you really like to get Tiamat triggers, you should bounce her and recast her, I just suspect you're better off not bothering with that. Blue has lots of cheap effects that can bounce a creature to your hand, but a 2nd cast I suspect won't be necessary very often. Capsize can let you send Tiamat to your hand repeatedly, but it is 6 mana. The nice thing about running some Bounce effects is that they can also slow down your opponent. I guess Courser would let you swing with a 7/7 once, but I don't think that is what you had in mind.

I'd just use the auto-sort and set it to Type first and Converted Cost or Name second, either is fine for most people to read. Custom headings fine, they just take some time and energy to get right. I have a few decks that use them if you want some examples. I use them when a deck seems to be too hard to grok without serious explanation, where even reading the description won't cut it and it still looks like a lot of random cards.

KBK7101 on Cheap dragon

2 years ago

I think Manalith and Mana Geode are both fine for now. They aren't the best and would probably need to be swapped out later but I think they'd be fine in a first draft. Same with Terminate.

For possible cuts... Temple of the False God has sabotaged me more times than it has helped me, though. Definitely recommend taking that one out. The five single color (and Adult Gold Dragon) AFR dragons, while cool, don't really do much in commander, sadly. I'd recommend taking them out as well. Gratuitous Violence is a great card for mono- decks but gets increasingly more difficult to cast with more colors. It will end up being uncastable in most situations. Should probably also be cut.

As for recommendations... Hellkite Courser would be fantastic in this deck! "Blinking" Tiamat in for a turn to trigger it's effect seems really good. Unclaimed Territory and Exotic Orchard would be help immensely with color fixing issues. Temur Ascendancy is great for giving all your dragons haste and helping you draw cards. Stubborn Denial (and to a lesser extent, anything with the keyword Ferocious) works really well in decks with big creatures. See the Unwritten is a way to possibly cheating out some creatures if you're looking for a bit of randomness. Lastly, Sarkhan's Unsealing can help you get rid of some enemy creatures or just blast someone in the face (or both!) just for casting dragons.

I think your first goal should be to getting the deck to 100 cards. Once there, you can use all the stats this site provides to see if you need more cards that help fix colors, what your mana curve is, how many spells you have etc. You can also create custom categories by putting #(yourcategoryname) after the card name in the deck builder. You can better organize your deck into categories like card draw, dragons, removal etc. You can even put them in multiple categories if you want. Here's a few so you can see what I mean :

1x Lathliss, Dragon Queen #Dragons #Tokens

1x Terminate #Creature_Removal

1x Command Tower #Lands

1x Arcane Signet #Ramp

Hope this helps! Best of luck!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Moraug's Relentless Attack! *C*

2 years ago

This looks really cool, very well built! As the owner of a terrible minotaur myself, maybe take a look at Momo: Twice the horns, twice the fun.

Mirage Phalanx is cool, great addition to the deck. Also, I didn't know Terminal Moraine as a fetch land.

Two useful cards I recently added to the above list are Smoke and Imposing Grandeur. The former is a pretty unsuspected stax piece that leaves us mostly untouched, while the latter is a guaranteed draw six that doesn't benefit our opponents all the time.

I'm planning to add Hellkite Courser and Anger to my list. Over there, I can go for a very early first kill with Courser and Ilharg, the Raze-Boar.

I wish you the bestest of fun with the list!

Commander_JAR on Tiamat Food Chain

2 years ago


still tooling things around but what I discovered from another decklist is having Tiamat search for Hellkite Courser and feed Tiamat to Food Chain for red mana, cast Hellkite Courser, bring Tiamat back on the field, feed them both to Food Chain. So more mana.....there's a payoff here but again I am still tooling.

The original deck I read had a combo with Prossh, Skyraider of Kher; essentially the mana you get between Tiamat and Hellkite Courser results in red black and green mana that's enough to cast Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. So you get a dragon and kobold tokens to throw to Food Chain.....I think I should add Prossh, Skyraider of Kher to this deck....

KBK7101 on The Fine Art of Cruelty

2 years ago

Are Skirk Prospector and Brightstone Ritual really worth it with only eight goblins? I know Krenko can make stupid amounts of them, but the payoff seems a bit low with so few of them. I'd consider dropping them and maybe a land or two. Maybe add Chaos Warp and/or something like Enchanter's Bane for some protection from enchantments, Pariah's Shield for more defense from Hidetsugu's tap ability, Knollspine Dragon to draw massive amount of cards after Hidetsugu levels everyone and maybe Hellkite Courser to cheat out Hidetsugu out of nowhere.

Love the deck, though. Kamigawa is such a cool plane and I love the new Kamigawa Ink Secret Lair arts.

multimedia on Draconic Domination (upgrated)

2 years ago

Hey, nice version of Ur-Dragon, but this is not aggro, it's midrange. That's fine because you don't really want aggro in multiplayer Commander since it doesn't do enough when you have three or more opponents who each start with 40 life.

Four mana even with Ur-Dragon cost reduction for Dragons is the average amount of mana you'll spend to cast your first spell which is high. You also really want a ramp mana source in your opening hand and 10 ramp sources is not enough to consistently have one. You have lots of powerful tutors here as well as Tiamat which means you could reduce the Dragons to the best ones and cut the subpar ones which will speed up gameplay. Old Gnawbone + Hellkite Charger is a Dragon win condition combo for infinite attacks.

The better Dragons:

In the place of other Dragons because of the high budget consider adding more lower CMC support cards?

Cultivate, Kodama's Reach and Rampant Growth could also be replaced with better/quicker ramp and since only playing 6 basic lands.

Good luck with your deck.

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