Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Legendary Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever another nontoken Dragon enters the battlefield under your control, create a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying.

: Dragons you control get +1/+0 until end of turn.

Lathliss, Dragon Queen Discussion

ScionsStillLive on Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

3 weeks ago

After looking at the decklist, I have some suggestions:

Cards to take out: Hellkite Punisher costs too much and is only a slightly bigger Shivan Dragon

Lathliss, Dragon Queen could work well in a more dragon-based deck, but it is unlikely to create many tokens in this deck

Liliana's Steward is too underwhelming of an ability to be used effectively. Same with Phyrexian Rager

You already have a lot of bounce spells, so Man-o'-War is not necessary and doesn't serve much else function as a creature

Boros Signet doesn't work in this deck because of commander colour identity

Mishra's Bauble is also a quite underwhelming card and not that useful

Rakdos Locket, Izzet Locket, and Mana Geode have better alternatives, as far as mana cost goes

Switcheroo also has better alternatives, ability and mana-wise

There are a few other cards that could be taken out, but I'm mainly highlighting the ones that should be taken out.

Cards to put in:

More removal like Cast Down and Terminate could replace a couple of bounce cards

Cards like In Bolas's Clutches and Control Magic could be considered if you want to have some more options for stealing creatures

The lockets and geode we took out earlier could be replaced with cards like Izzet Signet and other cheaper rocks

Try adding some more lands, 26 lands is not enough for a Commander deck. It is recommend to have around 35-38 lands, depending on your curve

Other than that, the deck seems fine. This deck has a lot of potential, if done right!

Mythic_Dragons on Highlander Dragon

1 month ago

Hey bud. I'm a big dragon fan, and am trying play dragons in modern. However I run into a few issues mainly being Blue/black control, aggro control, and white blue control. I wish more people would try and run dragons. Some suggestions I have...

Thunderbreak Regent pretty taxing for your opponents to remove.

Rhythm of the Wild good sideboard piece in my opinion against white blue counter.

Draconic Roar great removal piece for that benefits off of the dragon tribe. Good way to grind down your opponent.

Haven of the Spirit Dragon Good land for dragon fixing, but often more useful for bringing dragons back from graveyard.

Notable Dragons to mention... Lathliss, Dragon Queen Demanding Dragon Utvara Hellkite Dragon Whisperer (love this card so much for all it's options. It can even become a threat all on it's own)

Looks like you have a couple ways to cheat your dragons out, but you might want more of a ramp to get to them. Mana dorks can be a good choice, but a lot of aggro decks will take them out quick. Theoretically I like to have my dragons ramped out by at least turn 4-5. Anyways great build man. Hope it works out. I'd love to see dragons make more of a return in modern!

TypicalTimmy on Personal Play moments you are …

1 month ago

Otherwise, probably my favorite, was a Turn 5 win with Lathliss, Dragon Queen.

Opponent dead on turn 3.

  • T4 - Cast Moltensteel Dragon off topdeck for . ETB 5/5. Buff crew +1/+0. Terror sees a 6/5 and a 5/4. Hit next opponent for 11. Tempest sees two ETB at five Dragons. Land another 10 (-21). Pay Spinerock Knoll to free-cast Sunbird's Invocation and swing for 7+6+6 for 40 at 2nd opponent for TKO and remaining 6+5 at other opponent for 11.

Opponent #2 dead on turn 4.

Turn 5 win.

TypicalTimmy on Using the graveyard as a …

2 months ago

I run a surprising amount of recursion (back to hand) in my Lathliss, Dragon Queen deck.

  • shhh... It's a secret how ;)

TypicalTimmy on Infinite mana in Boros

2 months ago

Omniscience_is_life, as I was getting ready for bed, I realized Chancellor of the Forge also works, but you need a healthy boardstate at first. When Chancellor ETBs, he's going to create a number of 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens equal to the number of creatures you control. He counts himself, so it's at least 1. If you have 2 other creatures, which is super easy to hold onto in EDH, you get 3x Gobbos which nets you 3x ; Enough for the first Eldrazi Displacer activation.

From here, Chancellor re-ETB, and will now see the original +2 creatures, itself, and 3x Gobbos so you'll get 6x , good for two activations.

I'm sure there are several creatures who can combo like this. Theoretically if you have a healthy Dragon base you can use Lathliss, Dragon Queen to constantly pump out 5/5 tokens, though that's an immense mana requirement.

Best option may be to use Changlings and pick and choose the tribes as they fall into place. That way you don't have any stale pieces on board.

multimedia on Tiamat

2 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

2 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.

faustodemambo on The Ur-Dragon, quest for 100%

2 months ago

almighty9374 I try to keep my ramp on a max of 2 mana if they aren’t creatures, this is so I can start playing other cards. Lathliss, Dragon Queen and Utvara Hellkite are kinda iffy as I also play some creatures that aren’t dragons. I might try and get Utvara Hellkite in the list because who doesn’t like to get free 6/6 dragons for attacking with dragons, which is the main strategy of this deck anyways. Which card would you cut for it? About the extra permanent thingy, they give extra card draw but every combat phase you can only put down 1 permanent with The Ur-Dragon ’s ability if any amount of dragons have attacked right?

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